DRAWING:VIDEO: Drawing Paper Surface Burnish Fix

Below is a method to establish a usable tooth to a drawing surface that will no longer accept material due to the diminishment, or “burnishing,” of the paper’s tooth. Paper used: Canson Mi-Teintes Drawing Paper (98lb press.) I wouldn’t recommend this for anything thinner.

There is also a video of a more subtle fix that does not involve removing material first here:


Thanks for posting this - very useful!
Now to experiment…

I have a question: which side (honeycomb or smooth/streaky) of the Canson Mi-Teintes Drawing Paper do you recommend for these drawings?

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Good question. The early line exercises and pressure scales use both as do the repetitions. However, Gradation Block, Patterns, and Form Boxes are all recommended on the smoother side.

I guess the best thing would be to try both.

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