What brand of watercolor paper is best?
The best watercolour paper
- Saunders Waterford Watercolour Block – Cold Press.
- Arches Watercolour Block – Hot Press.
- Legion Yupo Watercolour Paper Pad.
- Ampersand Aquabord.
- Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolour Block – Cold Press.
- Strathmore Watercolour Art Journal.
- Fabriano Watercolour Postcard Pad.
What is not surface Watercolour paper?
NOT (or cold-pressed) NOT watercolor paper has a slightly textured surface, somewhere in between rough and hot-pressed paper. It’s the paper used most often by watercolor artists.
Is handmade paper good for watercolor?
Watercolor paper is usually made by one of three processes: handmade, mold-made or machine-made. Handmade is the best and mold-made comes in a close second. Both are very durable, stable and shouldn’t distort under heavy wash. They both feature irregular surface textures which are pleasing to paint on.
What is the smoothest watercolor paper?
Hot pressed is the smoothest watercolour paper and is great for artists looking to render their subjects in fine detail. This paper is popular with illustrators and designers as it gives a flat finish good for reproduction.
What is the difference between 200gsm and 300gsm watercolour paper?
It’s also great for daily sketching in which you may want to use watercolor washes or other drawing/painting tools. In this case, 200gsm cotton paper is more universal than the 300gsm variant. Thinner pages in 200gsm look more aesthetic when the sketchbook is full (which makes it easier to flatten later on).
Is 300 GSM watercolor good?
Most experienced painters will advise you not to go below medium weight. Anything lighter than 140lb / 300 gsm requires the paper to be prepared before painting either by stretching or taping down the paper to a board.
What GSM is good for watercolor?
Heavy weight paper is used by painters that enjoy working very wet with watercolors. I know many professional watercolorists only use 300 lb / 640 gsm paper for their projects.
Can I use 200 GSM paper for watercolor?
200gsm cotton paper is a perfect choice for daily drawing and for those of you who have experience with regular sketchbooks. 200gsm premium is also great for practicing watercolor techniques, gouache, pencils and even fountainpens.