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Though I've been hearing other artists rave about Arches paper for forever, I stayed far away from it because of the high price tag. Still, the more I illustrate, the more I've realize the value of good, quality paper (past example here). So, when Black Friday rolled around last year, I immediately hit the art store (a prime example of the super glamourous life we artists lead!). I first stocked up on my favorite paints and then decided to finally try out the luxurious Arches paper I'd heard so much about.

To say it lived up to the hype would be an understatement. It's a game changer that makes my work more vivid and bright. Everything is better: drawing with it, painting with it, scanning it in......the whole shebang. While I do far too many sketches to use this paper exclusively, it's become a necessity when illustrating any and all final drafts. When it comes to art supplies, high quality products lead to high quality results. 

 

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January 19, 2015 by Evelyn Henson