I'm working on a full color illustration and I love good acrylic stuff (Carl Critchlow, Jim Burns, Wayne Reynolds, etc.) so I thought I would attempt it even though acrylics are a fairly new medium for me. I'm working on gessoed cold press illustration board, which I've never attempted before, and no matter what I do, I cant seem to blend the paint or smooth the brush strokes out with out the paper making a wierd texture, Additionally, I'm having a hell of a time getting any opaque color to stick to the surface. Any tips about using this medium or illustration board would be greatly appreciated! I would love to make a good acrylic illustration for once, but I'm bashing my head against my desk and looking fondly at my water color crap and colored pencils!