Why I love the paper I use for my drawings

I have tried so many different brands of paper in the past 5 years until I eventually found the perfect one for me.

Don’t get me wrong I still use a few brands of paper for certain reasons but there is one that stands out the most.

That paper is, believe it or not, Bockingford Watercolour paper as seen in the image below.


  • It has enough texture to grab the pigment form my coloured pencils and allowing me to add quite a lot of layers before blending. This in turn helps to add more depth to my drawings.
  • The paper allows me to use blending fluid without the paper warping or buckling. 
  • Even though it is a thick and sturdy paper, I can still use my lightbox to let the reference image to show through when I want to sketch out difficult drawings.
  • Sometimes I like to add a watercolour background so it is ideal for that too
  • The loose A4 sheets are perfect rather than having to carefully rip out from a pad. ( I have ruined so many sheets of paper being to heavy handed)

Here are a few drawings that I have created using the Bockingford Watercolour paper

I have loved trying out new papers to draw on with my coloured pencils and with time and patience, trial and error you can find yours too.

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