Strathmore Artist Papers announced, on April 13th at the National Art Materials Trade Association annual meeting, the new features on Strathmore® fine art pads. “The 400 series fine art pads now feature the artwork created by a diverse group of professional artists. Each unique creation contains expressive imagery and the iconic Strathmore thistle.”
I was asked to create a pen-and-ink drawing for the 400 series pads with “Smooth” finish. I chose to draw a terra-cotta lion head mask because it has a powerful look that I thought would work well on the pad covers. We were asked to incorporate a version of Strathmore’s thistle logo into the artwork. I put the thistle on the bottom of the ring that hangs off of the lion’s mouth making it look like it is part of the original sculpture. This was an exciting project and it was a pleasure working with the team at Strathmore Artist Papers.
Strathmore will begin shipping the new pads to retailers on April 25th. Future website features about the artists behind each of the new pad covers will be found at: http://www.strathmoreartists.com/.