This is a half sheet Arches 140 lb hot press paper with 4 phone book pages adhered to its surface with half matte medium and half water mix, apply several strips 1" masking tape firmly, wait 10 minutes then pull off. Now this is ready when dry for a charcoal drawing. I've done figures on this prepared paper but this time will do pigs.
From my smaller ink sketch done Friday I've freehanded drawn 3 piglets. I really love the character on the far right. I'll use gouache to paint them with a 1" brush.