Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Board and Pads
Bristol paper is well-known as one of the top brands of drawing paper available to artists. Made with 100 percent cotton, a premium material, Strathmore Bristol comes in four tiers of quality ranging from the 200 series up. The 500 series marks the high end, coming in either the ultra-smooth or the vellum finish. The ultra-smooth is exactly what the name says--a super fine surface meant for specialized work with graphite pencils or pen and ink drawings. The vellum finish, besides being fun to work with, allows artists to use a wider range of mediums, including some types of paint. Depending on the source, Strathmore Bristol paper is available in a variety of larger art pads or individual sheets up to 30x40 in size.