As a beginner at drawing, I often struggle with the question: “Which colour of the papier will be the best for my drawing?”. My references are black & white photographs and my mediums are pencil, charcoal or ink (nib pens or technical drawing pens).
What helps you to decide which paper color (white, black or gray) would be the best basis for your next drawing? What your looking for in particular? For example: A picture that shows the see, waves, cloudy sky and a huge cliff at one side. Because the cliff is so dominant you would draw on black paper? I am often a bit overwhelmed by all these different tones (white, grey, middlegrey, black etc.).
Thanks for any help or advice.