Today I changed it up and worked on Arches hot press paper. If you're looking for sharp edges and clarity of line, this paper is for you. However, it's not so great for fluid washes and soft edges. Every brush stroke shows which can be good or bad. The big advantage of this paper for me is the quality of the color- due to the smooth surface of the paper, color doesn't soak in and end up looking more dull. Instead it seems to be pure and clear, if mixed properly that is. It's also quite easy to lift non-staining color from hot press paper which is a great option when trying to save a part of the painting that did not go well.