I completed my first piece on Light Blue Canson Mi-Teintes Touch, titled "Sunrise", using Prismacolor and Luminance colored pencils. I really liked the color of the paper and decided to include a 1" border of bare paper around the piece, signing it in the border like I would a print. I enjoyed working on the Mi-Teintes Touch. The texture of the paper was prominent in the first few layers, and in a few places I let it show through heavily. In other areas, such as the sunlit hair and window, I was able to saturate the paper with colored pencil and achieve a good range of values. The grit was very even and allowed for nice, uniform layering and transitions of colors in the background. I think the light blue color is a nice choice for portraits and figures - it has just the right mix of blue with a touch of green. One other thing I liked about the paper: the weight. At 353 gsm, it's a little more than 50 gsm heavier than Colourfix paper, and has a nice feel to it. There's something about heavy art papers that I love.
Here's a detail of the shoulder area, where I let plenty of the paper's texture show through:
A detail of the background transitions and texture:
And a detail of the hair: