One word: ob. sessed. (well, I guess I made that two.)
Why have I never used this for art before?! There is something magical about this drab brown paper that brings out the folklore in me. My figures are more to my liking, and I have no fear that my colored pencils will be too bright. The brown background softens the images and yet allows them to be more striking than on white paper. I think, I'm never going back.