About picking the right Pastel Paper

Pastel surfaces come in a whole variety of tints, textures and weights.

Find out what to look for in color, texture and quality that will make make your pastel drawings sing with atmosphere!

The colour of your paper will also significantly affect the finished picture. Mood and atmosphere will be reflected by the tint used, for two reasons.

First, pastels unlike paints, rarely cover the whole surface. The tiny gaps left uncovered let the underlying pastel paper colour show through.

Secondly, This will ‘knit’ your picture together providing a subtle but important unity to it.