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Mellotex, Conqueror

The old (edited) ArtPapa posts under the heading of "A Few of those dumb newbie questions". Please feel free to add your own experiences or ask questions.

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Mellotex, Conqueror

Postby kennyc » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:06 pm

See that'll teach me to put my drawing aside for four years....Mellotex apparently is no more (I just learned from Mike's website) and Conqueror is the new emperor. Wow! I'm sort of devastated. :cry: :cry: :cry: but do have a stash of Mellotex since I bought two batches from Mike a while back! :mrgreen:

Can anyone (including Mike) give me a run-down on the differences, the best, the worst?

Maybe comparison to Bristol as well??

I'm sure I'll have to try it given that it is now Mike's choice.

Paper matters!

P.S. I see this on Mike's website but maybe some experiential input/comparison from those who have tried it?
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Re: Mellotex, Conqueror

Postby kennyc » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:16 pm

Well I went ahead and placed an order to Mike for 5 sheets to try out, but still would like to hear other's impressions of this and or other papers. It's my contention that the paper is pretty much the key item for any particular drawing.

Also love to hear about Conqueror compared to Arches HP or other papers.
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Re: Mellotex, Conqueror

Postby kennyc » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:55 pm

Got my Conqueror paper .... not sure when I'll try a real drawing on it, but will cut some pieces (9 x 11 - it's what I do) and do some tryouts soon.

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Re: Mellotex, Conqueror

Postby kennyc » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:17 pm

definitely whiter maybe even slightly smoother....maybe slightly thinner but not by much if any.
definitely smoother than Bristol Smooth

Just tried a few marks on it with various grade leads and it seems to respond very much like Mellotex.

More later when I dig deeper.
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