Newly available: Shiro Echo raw 100% recycled paper by Favini
Favini is constantly innovating new sustainable options in paper making and have come up with this luxurious 100 % recycled paper. An amazing choice for artists who like to draw on toned paper. It's currently a favourite of the Conscious Artist (see an example sketch below). See Favini collection below or go to 'products'.
Artist Joe Mitchell reviewed the Artway sketchbook (brown kraft paper)
'I quite like drawing on rough surfaces, it works really well for loose and gestural work. You can't really produce anything with precise detail but it's really interesting what you can up with on the textured surface. I actually really like the earthy colour of this paper too. It makes me want to try a blue pastel to complement it.'
Joe's opinion on Favini's Refit black paper with wool fibres
'I've never tried white pastel on black paper but I may now have discovered a very fun way to draw using this paper. I couldn't seem to blend with it much but had no problem layering my pastel pencil on it. Using a rubber worked well too. You know with some paper, it can only take so much until you can't work with it anymore. This paper has an interesting rough texture and didn't have that probem. '
Caricature artist Pat Kohlhammer's thoughts on Shiro echo grey paper
Pat mainly draws caricatures and paper with a fairly smooth surface works best as he draws with continuous, long lines that he executes with experienced wrist movements.
'This paper had a nice surface and the pen flows smoothly on it. Blending also works really well.'
Another sketch from Pat
Favini Shiro Echo recycled paper (grey).
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