“When you draw, the paper that you choose really matters. A lot of people have problems with drawing, simply because they’re using the wrong paper. Regular drawing paper is far too smooth for charcoal drawing, when you draw with the charcoal, the charcoal gets really powdery and you can see that it slides right off the surface of the page.
Now charcoal paper on the other hand, has a slight tooth to it, and so when you draw with the charcoal on the surface of the page, that tooth essentially grips the charcoal and allows it to adhere very well to the surface of the page. On top of that, the texture of the charcoal paper can be very beautiful and can provide a lovely surface for your drawing.”