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Which watercolor PAPER brand do you use (most of the time) to create your artworks? Please share some info on your experience with using a certain brand. =D 

36%
161 deviants said Canson
16%
72 deviants said Arches
12%
52 deviants said Fabriano
11%
49 deviants said Other (please write in the comment section) :typerhappy:
8%
36 deviants said Strathmore
7%
32 deviants said Hahnemühle
7%
32 deviants said Winsor & Newton
2%
9 deviants said Saunders Waterford
1%
5 deviants said The Langton Prestige
0%
No deviants said Yupo

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Ou-ren Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Strathmore is an okay brand. It's synthetic and doesn't have the ragweed feel of Arches (100% cotton!), but Strathmore paper gets the job done. 
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment :la:
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing this information with us. I hope others will find it also useful :la:
You're a great artist! Look at your gallery...there's nothing to complain about :D (Big Grin)  Just keep on painting and improving along the way. :epic:  We all can grow and get better, no one is on top...Don't worry, we are all sitting in the same boat.  Epic
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Takuichi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahnemühle. I recently discovered their cézanne hot pressed and fell in love with it <3
both versions, cézanne and cezanne hot pressed are my favourites so far, got some sheets of cheaper brands (Rossmann sells an old brand in german stores, i like them for fast sketches when on tour).
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comment Woohooooo! 
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Snarkyandbarky Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016   Traditional Artist
Currently I'm using Yasutomo Mineral Paper.  It's made from calcium carbonate.  I really like the color vibrancy as the paint does not absorb into it.  I also have to work fast and loose which for me is a good thing.  I can get too tight while painting and just muddy everything up.  I can't go back and rework on the mineral paper or it will leave harsh lines so my paintings are more mindful and more spontaneous.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016   Traditional Artist
Interesting. Never came across this paper. :O
Thank you for sharing this info with us :la:
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EarlyOctober Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
I love my Satin Moulin Du Roy  Love (the paint-flow is phenomenal). But I also rather like Canson Edition. In comparison to other cotton papers this one is very affordable and it works great I am a dummy! . It's quite forgiving the only con of it, is that the paint flow isn't as beautiful as on Du Roy for example. My "Dandelion" painting was made on Canson Edition :).
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment :la:...you always make beautiful paintings so in my opinion it doesn't matter how good the paint-flow is :giggle:
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Canson is the easiest to acquire, thus I use it. I quite like it too, though I don't have much experience from other brands. I think my latest purchase was Winsor & Newton, which was also good. I seem to be happy as long as the paper has a nice texture and is thick enough (300 mg).
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment and happy future painting =D
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Ricchie-Lu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I use the Design of Art Czech Brand :)
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment :hug:
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vanityfair Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I've used the Kilimanjaro brand.  300 lb.
very strong.
you have to use a lot of paint and a lot of water.
but it's very good paper.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment :la:
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goddessandmcmanus Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016   Traditional Artist
I've used a lot of Saunders Waterford rough, which really soaks up a lot of color, though lifting can be a problem in the first layer.
I've also used Fabriano. The colors really gleam off the surface and lift very easily.
Soon I'll try Arches and see what it's like.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for writing this info :happybounce:
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ArtKosh Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016   Traditional Artist
I used mostly very simple paper for drawings (not special for watercolours) 200g

and professional paper I like:
Canson "Moulin Du Roy" Satin cold pressed 56х76 см 300g
en.canson.com/watercolour/cans…

and Hahnemuhle "Veneto" 50х65 см 325g
www.hahnemuehle.com/en/traditi…
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment. :D (Big Grin) 
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kgemeni Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I mostly use Arches for multi-layered, glazed work, but I like Fabriano better...I have a lot of experience using Strathmore. Strathmore is meh. There's nothing wrong with it, but not much right with it either.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for writing the comment :happybounce:
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theIceOrchid Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Student General Artist
I use watercolour Pad from studies of the master the mean time, but I have also Hahnemühle paper and a pad from france I don´t know the label. There all great for different kind of watercolour.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comment :love:
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Renue Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Student General Artist
and i vote for canson. the most easiest and cheapest paper i can found in my country. my favorite is XL watercolor pad. i didn't like their watercolor paper other than that.
another watercolor paper i ever use is Arches, Reeves, and De Goya.
:bulletblue: Arches, well, it's great! ...i don't know really much as i only purchased 1 sheet and it's their thinnest paper (185gsm rough) lololol
:bulletred: Reeves, really... it is not good in my opinion. color turns muddy (like it's mixed with the yellowness of the paper), and the worst of all.. it's smearing. the color/water can't stay in one place. its wild :lol: i don't really think it's even fit for a beginner...lol
:bulletred: De Goya, same with reeves, but the smearing is more forgiving. color will also turns muddy.

idk i just play around with cheap papers :dance:
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing this with us :hug:
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BeaDragonblood Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
The watercolour paper I use is from Römerturm which is a company from Cologne. The quality is nice (good enough for my needs) and usually it is a bit cheaper then Hahnemühle.
I use it for all pictures larger then postcards (I use watercolour postcards pads from another brand but I can't remember the name right now).
Most the time it's A4 sized paper, 300g/m², but I finally decided to try larger sizes like A3 or A2 as well. 
A3 is fun to work on:
Dragons at Schwerin Castle by BeaDragonblood
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carowi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the paper from Römerturm too. A great quality.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment :D (Big Grin) 
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PowerCrystalPower Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think for me, Strathmore is my most used brand. But that's probably only because it's cheaper/easier to find. It's pretty good quality though. I'm a little weird so I use Strathmore cold press (card stock) for pastels. I do like the hot press paper though. When I can find it, I prefer Canson or Arches hot press due to I enjoy a smoother/thicker surface. 
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment :la:
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!! What are you?! A watercolor library? :nerd: rvmp First the awesome color comparison, now paper :faint:
When you make some tutorials like this don't forget to submit them to our watercolorists group. We also accept tutorials and resources like this. :cutenod: 

I already accepted it into the groups favs :B
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Leochi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
Haha, yes, something like that. ;)

No, I just love to experiment with anything that has to do with watercolours.
Thank you for inviting me to submit to your group, I've just sent a request to join and I'll submit my resources. :D

Thank you so much, you're very kind! :heart:
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for joining :love:
And keep making those "tutorials/comparisons". Every watercolor artist is happy to get some information :happybounce:
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Leochi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
You're very sweet, thank you! :D

The next will probably be a comparison between the different kinds of paper provided by Hahnemuehle.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016   Traditional Artist
Sounds good..when the time comes, you know where the submit button is ;)
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Ash-Atari Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
welp its hard to find a good one in my location )
I use "white nights" brand paper... the same as my watercolors xD
Its quite nice paper, allows me to do wet on wet in more or less okay way. But I would prefer more thickness to a paper for that technique.) 
For normal usage its just perfect)
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
Didn't know they have the paper too. I just recently bought 2 pans of them and I'm loving them :la:
As soon as I'll have spare money I'll buy more of them. But my shop doesn't have their paper, only watercolors. :dummy:

Thank you for the comment. Meow :3 
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Ash-Atari Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I was surprised as vell Giggle  In one block there will be 20 sheets of paper or so) 
At Least it was in mine)
So nice to hear that someone uses same stuffEmoji02 
Yes watercolors are really nice and with good pigment) Before them I used cheap ones and it was a disaster) When I got my hands on "white nights " it was like christmas xD Sparkle Emoji 
I heard in slovenia there are lot of good art shops, so I hope you will find what you are looking for C:

Thank you for respond. Have a great day and fun with drawingEmoji06 
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
Perhaps you have missed one of our previous polls, it was about watercolor brands
watercolorists.deviantart.com/…

Can you see where the White Nights rank?! yes...there are maaaaany who use them :nod:
Based on that poll I made the decision to buy them.

Well, for me it's only 1 shop which is close to my location. So no choosing possible :giggle: But I'm still happy with it. Before this no one even heard of art...in any way :no:

Have a happy painting time too :happybounce:
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Jeannae Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016   General Artist
I do not care about the brand of watercolor paper. Perhaps it is wrong.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
No, it's not. The only important thing is you are happy with what ever paper you use. Some would disagree, but do your own thing...enjoy painting :happybounce:
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Jeannae Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016   General Artist
Out of curiosity looked, what brand of paper I use in the moment. On the cover is written: "St. Petersburg's paper factory "Goznak" :) (Smile) 
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the info :love:
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Szczurzyslawa Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Student General Artist
Canson for less important work, Daler Rowney - smooth 300g super cool paper! +Lana watercolor sketchbooks, also super smooth!
Also sometimes some weird Russian paper when my dad buys me some on his business trips.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment :hug:
Btw...your icon is so adorable  ;)
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Szczurzyslawa Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Student General Artist
You're welcome ^^
aww thank you; old thingy, but I guess, cuteness doesn't wear out :3
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
That's right, cute is retro, new age, stone age...you name it =D
You just need a nice smile and a pair of cute ears and it's cuteness overload :giggle:
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auraboo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
I discovered Canson's Moulin du Roy line a few years ago and haven't looked back since. I often stock other papers too but cold-pressed Moulin du Roy is more or less perfect for my working style. It has a lovely texture that brings out the best in both wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques but also suits light sketching/erasing so making a preliminary sketch or line art is perfectly fine, and I haven't noticed that it would damage the paper. I tend to like rougher textures and I love that the cold-pressed variety isn't too smooth. :D

A second favourite of mine is The Langton Prestige, especially the rough grain variety, but I can't get my hands on it very often since suppliers in my country don't sell it and it gets expensive with the postage when ordered from foreign stores.
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