These are great watercolor books for beginners and for those who wants to practice! It withstands heavy washes without pilling or tearing or bleed-through. Hot-pressed paper is smooth; cold-pressed is toothy and has texture.
The color of this paper also has purple undertones that are very noticeable when next to other white artist papers. Does not blend watercolor well giving the colors a muddy appearance. The actual color of the paper is somewhat grey making the water co... Read More
The paper is weak, crumbles in a * way when you wet it, and pills at the tiniest pressure from a brush. It disintegrates with little water and little brush work. Any active brushwork causes the paper to shed fibers.
This paper is more lumpy/pitted. It grabs the paint so fast there is no blending or softening, period.
I'm a watercolor artist and this paper works beautifully. The watercolor block is the perfect size for my leather book cover.
It wraps and bubbles up, despite the glue at the sides.