Newsprint paper is an off-white, wood pulp-based alternative to standard paper. It can be used for practising drawing with pencils, charcoal or pastels due to its smooth surface, and is low-cost enough to cause no worry if any mistakes are made. Whether you are a serious artist practising and planning out your next big artwork or just a doodler looking to save money, this paper does the job.
Newsprint is so named for its use in newspaper manufacturing and takes ink quite well as a result. You may notice newspaper often leaves print on other surfaces however – but this can be another benefit if you are looking to press a graphite drawing onto canvas for example, and the blank pages of this newsprint are great for an ink-free papier-mâché base.