I would suggest getting yourself some ARches Watercolor Paper Rough or Cold-pressed~ It is a little expensive but it is some amazingly nice paper and can take a beating. Store bought Walmart Grade/Regular Retail grade paper works as well, but may be a little iffy when it comes to taking your watercolors.^.^
kinasaurFeatured By OwnerNov 23, 2011Professional General Artist
yeah, I had a k-mart watercolour pad that I brought for $2, fantastic for markers believe it or not but utter crap for watercolours. at least it got some use, right! thanks for the tip, I'll look out for it!