Strathmore Bristol Pads
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I choose the correct pad?
Start by deciding what medium you want to work with. Papers are designed to work best when used with the appropriate medium. If you are going to be using different mediums consider purchasing a mixed media pad.
How do I know what size pad to buy?
That is up to you. 9"x12" is a nice place to start. Big enough to work on but not so big that it is overwhelming.
Strathmore 300-series bristol pads are a well priced pad perfect for your finished art.
Bristol pads are available in two different surfaces. Smooth (hot press) is best for mechanical drawing, marker, airbrush along with pen & ink. Vellum (cold press) is best for graphite pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, sketching stick, mixed media, airbrush and oil pastel.