In the ongoing search for "perfect" paper, I bought a set of cotton and a sheet of Baohong pulp for sample. The paper came securely packed in a strong cardboard tube. If you order multiple sheets, there is no problem. But if 11, like me, then, to pull them out, we had to sweat a lot. I was pleased to write “Wild Peony” and even decided to publish a review of the paper. But while she was going, inspiration disappeared :) She took out another sheet and ... gasped. It was a different format and a completely different texture. It is good that there was no inspiration, otherwise the review would be false. It turned out that I mixed up and wrote peony not on cotton, but on cellulose. This is where the inspiration came back. “This is cellulose!” I thought. So the review is precisely pulp, because it turned out to be very to my taste. So:
1. Format 390x540. I have not yet grown to painting in full format and cut a sheet in half. In this respect, the classic European imperial is complex - the half is elongated, and ½ Baohong is closer to the square and for me is just perfect. BUT if you want to take part in an international competition, then there will be problems with this format. Most often, such events require ½ or a whole imperial and the lack of a couple of centimeters will turn into a free sheet cutting, and not in half.
2. The texture is coarse. The front side is strongly invoice and close to the “canvas”, and the reverse is almost smooth. For peony, I chose the opposite side.
3. Almost does not eat pigment, like any cellulose. But at the same time it keeps water well and allows you to write raw. I made several fillings and the water with paint never got into a puddle. This is very cool for pulp! It is for this reason that I did not notice the "substitution."
4. Price! For cellulose of such quality is very good. European counterparts are several times more expensive.
So highly recommend! Especially for those who want to master the technique in a raw manner, but do not risk learning from expensive cotton.