The Illustration Friday word is ‘Dice’ and I decided it would be fun to illustrate the common phrase with its double meaning.
I had a sample of Canson Heritage 640gsm cold press watercolour paper lying around. The sample sheet is about 8 * 6 inches but a quarter of it is given over to the Canson logo and decoration so this piece is more like 6.5 * 6 inches.
The paper was a delight to paint on with acrylics, the high absorbancy means it doesn’t get all slippery though you may need more layers than you would otherwise. I also have a sample of the hot press version, it gives a different, more matte, effect.
Sadly these heavyweight papers tend not to come in pads, I really hate cutting up large sheets – such a drag!