|basically I use 3 types of paper Thick recycled washi paper rough, unsmooth ,tough but beautifully textured. (from traintickets of the yamanoto line etc.)
Thinner type and smoother but still rather thick, Old type. and English white paper.
I use 2 types of sumi (japanese inksticks). Blue black ink sticks type and southern red sumi stick.
When I fail to make the image in 1 time I throw it away. The power of the lines come through one time in a burst of energy.That,s it, Before I have gathered enough energy to make the painting it can take weeks.My paintings do resemble my image of my sculptures and bear the same stamp.