Last term I decided to experiment with paper surfaces. I prepared the papers before drawing the nudes on top. There is the danger of the drawing not looking good and therefore just a waste of material, time and energy, also of the paper surface being overwhelming and taking over the drawing.. these are the risks we have to take to try new ideas and not getting bored with the same old ways of drawing. Not sure if I would like a busy surface to draw on top all the time but these experiments helped my creative process and enriched my work
...Bellow are the results...
ink, acrylic, gesso paper background drawing with charcoal and pastel on top
multimedia drawing/painting... gesso, ink, acrylic
gesso on sugar paper, charcoal and pastel drawing