Types of art paper
No matter your artistic style or medium, you can find the perfect art surface or paper at Art to Art.
Watercolour paper: Love watercolour? Try our range of watercolour paper pads and sheets. Made from 100% cotton, these highly absorbent papers have excellent texture and will make the colours look vivid and bright.
Drawing paper: Prefer drawing? Opt for our drawing pads, sketch pads and visual art diaries. You can choose from a variety of sizes and styles, from a number of brands including Canson, Mont Marte and Talens. You can also transfer designs from a sketch or pattern to any surface with carbon papers. Ideal for fine art, watercolour painting, graphic arts and fabric painting and more.
Printmaking paper: Elevate your printmaking with Art to Art’s high quality printmaking papers. Whether you opt for smooth or textured paper, you're sure to get a beautiful end result.
Marker papers: Marker papers offer a smooth surface and sometimes coated paper. They have little to no bleed-through when used with alcohol markers, pigment and paint markers. Unlike drawing paper or cardstock, the ink does not soak into the paper. Rather, it floats on the surface ready for blending and smoothing transitions between colours. Marker papers allow you to use a lot less ink, saving you money in the long run.
Pastel papers: pastel paper offers more tooth than traditional papers, helping the pastel to grip better to the surface. Some ranges even come with an acrylic primed surface similar to sandpaper, eliminating the use for fixatives.
At Art to Art, you can shop all of these art papers and more! With affordable prices, same day dispatch and free shipping over $100, you can’t go past Art to Art! Shop drawing and painting paper online today.
What paper is best for art?
This really depends on the art you’re creating! If you’re doing watercolour, you’ll need to choose watercolour paper. If you’re using markers, we’d recommend marker paper. If you have any questions about what surface to use, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Which paper is best for pencil drawing?
Depending on what you have in mind, thinner cartridge papers are great for quick sketches, but for lasting works thicker papers work better. Bristol paper is an ideal choice for artists wanting a super smooth surface.
What paper is used in sketchbooks?
It varies, but sketchbooks can be made up of normal paper, watercolour paper, cartridge paper, black paper, kraft paper and more.
Which paper is best for copic markers?
We highly recommend using marker paper for copic markers. With a smooth surface, and no bleed-through, they’re ideal for blending and smooth transitions between colours.