Canson papers yield a great choice of fine structured paper stock, perfectly suited for crayon, chalk or pencil drawings. Their color range is also amazing.
Pressing lightly, the color only sits on the peeks of the structure, making it look undefined yet not smeared. Pressing harder will also fill more of the valleys, which then really makes the color shine on a background other than white.
I also love the way line drawings look on Canson paper, maybe it’s because they look like inverted images from what we’re used to usually (dark lines on white paper).
Faber Castell and Caran d’Ache colored pencils on Canson paper