Like many of my drawings this was inspired by a vintage photo out of my collection, the face anyway. I like to use watercolor paper to draw on with ink but always hard to find one with the right tooth. Too much and it snags and ruins things and too little and might as well use bristol board or something. This is Bienfang paper, about 80 lb I think. Another good choice is Acquarello made by Fabriano. I cut them down to 8 X 10 or another popular photo size because its cheaper and easier to find a premade
mat and frame for the rare one that I might decide to hang on the wall for a while.