I had the pleasure of meeting and learning from E. B Lewis at the Advanced Illustrator Workshop at the Highlights Foundation. E. B uses a toothy 300 lb. cold press watercolor paper to create his illustrations. I have never been a fan of toothy paper and have always used a hot press but after watching him work, I thought I would give it a whirl and see what happens. E. B. was kind enough to send me home with some of his paper. I need to create more cacti for my succulent series so I’m taking this opportunity to create another painting. I like the way the paper holds the pigment.