Drawing works generally use media that are quite simple and can be applied anytime and anywhere but can produce features in the final result. Simply use Sketch Pads and Pencils, or Watercolor Half Pan with Gummed Pads, even Markers on various surfaces that we find (found object). For paper for fountain pens, a medium that is often used, therefore various types of paper come with various characters, ranging from rough type – smooth surface, weight per square meter, layers on the surface, to the color of the paper itself. Paper is produced by compression of fibers derived from the pulp. The fiber used is usually natural and contains cellulose and hemicellulose. Choosing Sketchbook is something that must be considered because Sketchbook will be a ‘container’ for storing our work processes. A good sketchbook is a sketchbook where the glue used to glue the paper to the backbone of the book cover is not acidic. To find out, we can smell it, or see if there is a part of the side of the paper that starts to turn yellow (not the yellow color of the paper).
To outsmart this, some manufacturers apply a ‘sewing’ system to the sketchbook, or use a ‘wire ring’. Also, a good Sketbook will simplify the process of tearing each sheet of paper, without damaging the edges of the torn paper. Part of Sketchbook prepares a tear mark which is printed on the edge of the paper. This is to make it easier for artists to develop sketches on each page, both for tracing, copying drawings, exhibition purposes, and even the sale of works for each sheet. Even a good sketchbook, is when we open width of 180 degrees, each sheet of paper is not easily separated. Acid-free paper is needed to prevent discoloration of the final result. Acid is quite damaging to the paper and can arise because of various things including the touch of paper with other media, for example, the use of image media that has oil (oil) on paper that does not have a protective layer of acid, or paper that when drawing on a non-varnish plywood board, where the plywood has a fairly high acidity level, so make sure that the base of your drawing has been varnished or protected by plastic, before the drawing paper sticks to the board.