I promptly went out and got a gray toned sketchbook with a giftcard I had to Artist and Craftsman, YAY Christmas! So I've been playing with that as of recent. A huge pro is I can measure out with white and not have to erase, causing dark marks and wasting a lot of time. So it's faster and looks better. Wonders of wonders!
In my painting class, I'm working on glass, hence the glass bottle attempt. Not great, but ok as a first try. And of course the Mucha copy, the hair took about 5 hours alone, eep! All in all, I really dig this paper.