@AesAthena I thought gesso *was* a primer.
(Disclaimer: my 2d work is 99.99% pencils)
@silverseams @AesAthena it is a primer, but i believe it's kind of translucent, so if you want more crisp colors, after applying the gesso paint a layer of white/whatever base color suits you. the gesso first will help the rest of the paint stick without making the paper wavy
(also disclaimer: i'm about 75% sure on this)
@AesAthena I do this all the time with art I buy at second hand stores, gesso works fine
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