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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 181 ART 101

Drawing and Painting Surfaces

PAPER AND CANVAS BASICS

 

The surface on which you draw or paint (also called the “support”) will always influence the quality of your final artwork. Subtleties in texture, the vibrance of the paint, and the length of your art’s life are just a few things tied up in the support. Before you make a trip to the art store for supplies, check out this overview of paper and canvas.

 

Drawing Paper

 

Paper can vary in weight (thickness), tone (surface color), and texture. It’s a good idea to start out with smooth, plain white paper so you can easily see and control your strokes. Then check out other ...

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