Your classes have been so helpful as someone new to watercolor. I did use a different photo of a rhino. She turned out a little more ethereal than I expected, but I love that quality of watercolor so I decided to go with it and play it up.
Also, you are absolutely right that the quality of paper makes a HUGE difference. I started out on student-grade paper and got very frustrated very quickly. I switched to 100% cotton and wow, what a difference. I have joined you on Patreon and I am looking forward to more tutorials and feedback. Thanks again.