I started out buy purchasing my supplies at the local craft store. I soon found out that t he paints I bought were not very good. I also bought some Pro Art paper 90LB - it is nice and bright says it can withstand repeated washings.
NOT - I drew a flower and wet it down, well it pilled - I am just going to throw it out, it isn't good enough to practice on. Thanks to some advise from one of my FB friends, I went on line and purchased new supplies.
These are the ones I use for the paintings I sell. I use Fabriano 140lb paper - cold pressed and Da Vinci paints.
What paper do you use?