Trying a piece of Hot Press paper (140lb / 300 gsm). Didn’t really have a plan on what I was actually going to create so this doodlewash came out. I started understanding the differences with cold press about half way through. It was too late to do anything with that knowledge, however, so I just kept doodling.
I think I prefer cold press, but that’s likely because it’s what I’ve been using. Also, the hot press didn’t like my masking tap, or rather liked it too well, and some of the paper came up with it when it was removed. Going to have to try this paper again with a little more of a plan in mind and maybe a bit more research.
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