What paper is best for graphite? For graphite drawings with a moderate degree of realism, a drawing paper like Strathmore Series 400 is a good place to begin. It will give you good results without breaking the bank. It’s off-white, though, so it won’t give the snappy highlights you need for really crisp realism.
Can I use watercolor paper for graphite drawing?
Which paper is suitable for pencil shading? A soft vellum surface. The random texture is ideal for sublte and even shading. Strathmore 500 Series Plate Drawing or Plate Bristol papers are our very smoothest. The smoother the paper, the more difficult it can be to produce an even shade.
Can you use graphite on charcoal paper? You can use pencil and charcoal together but there are things you want to be mindful of. Charcoal applied over pencil works much better than the reverse. Also, charcoal works better over hard H-grade pencils than it does over soft B-grade pencils. White charcoal does not work well over graphite.