I got my first taste of drawing on red paper when Field Notes released a set of small notebooks containing brightly colored papers. I posted a bunch of the sketches I’d done at that time. The only problem with this was that I find drawing in Field Notes to be unsatisfactory because of the very soft nature of their softcover and their very thin floppy nature.
I was in the art student coop here and found some light card/cover stock in red and I bought a couple sheets of it. I wasn’t sure it would handle fountain pen ink but at $0.39 for an 11×17 sheet of the stuff I thought I could take a chance. As it turned out, it’s really nice to draw on as I found out the next day when I went to our museum. Here are those results.
A-ha — red is the new toned tan! 😉 As you know, I’m a huge fan of sketching on red with black and white inks. You’ve really made them pop on this bright paper!
I think you need suitable subjects for these brighter papers. I may be wrong but I think that translates to ‘simple’ subjects where outline is THE thing that attracts
and I thought I was adventurous using “tan” coloured paper !!