Here's a good example of why you should always use good paper. You never know when a drawing might turn out to be one you want to keep. I did this drawing of a motorcyle in a drawing class in college. It's not a total masterpiece, but it has a lot of personal meaning for me. While doing this drawing, I lost all sense of self, time...everything. I was completely absorbed into the act of drawing. I finally came back to earth when the guy who owned the motorcycle started to move it. I hadn't even noticed that the class was over.
But it was done on cheap newsprint. I left it back east when I moved out west and my brother took it and hung it on his wall near a window. My husband decided to bring it back for me as a surprise when he drove cross country. But now it is crumbling. My friend Chris suggested scanning it in parts and piecing it together, which is what you see here. So now it is gone with the recycling. Sometimes it's hard letting go of things.