Usage: Fine Line / Gong-bi School of Painting
Paper Material: Xuan Paper
Treatment/Process: Fully Sized / Processed
Absorbency: Low-Absorbency. Colors do not absorb easily, making this paper perfect for fine line/gong-bi painting where you use multiple washes to achieve color variation.
Dimensions: 25" x 52" approximately
No. of Sheets: Available as 5 Full Sheets and 100 Full Sheets
Additional Information: The transparency has been compared to 25# tracing paper by Western graphic artists.
Cicada Xuan (Shuen) rounds off OAS' line of fine line (sized) papers because of the well deserved reputation it enjoys among master fine line artists.
Cicada Xuan is the most transparent and quite delicate in comparison to Shimmer Xuan and Glass. It has a creamier antique look to it. Some sheets may have remnants of tree material. The paper is extremely thin and delicate to the touch. Like silk, mishandling of the paper may create wrinkles and creases.
This paper's name is derivative of the way that its appearance mimics the wing of the insect cicada that is symbolic in the Chinese culture.
A popular choice among Gong-bi (Fine Line artists).
Color may vary depending on your screen settings.