Last night, I finished my first two print efforts with Bromoil using Kentmere cold tone semi matt photo paper (as recommended by Gene Laughter). I got Gene's book and using all of his techinques and advice, it wasn't very difficult at all. What lot of fun it was and a very interesting process. Starting out with the inking process, it looks like you're going to get an image that is just a big black blob on the paper, but as you continue to work it around with different brushes and brush techniques, the image gradually forms. I can see how you can use your artistic creativity has a lot to do with your final image. One question for you experienced Bromoil people out there - you can probably see on the portrait image that on the upper right side of the image, there are some small black spots and marks. I couldn't get them to come out in the process and I assume that I may have been a little too aggressive in my initial brushing and scratched the gelatin. The result might be that the ink got down into the scratches and couldn't be lifted out. Does that make sense? Learned quite a lot with these first two images - now I'm ready to try more. Any advice any of you can give me?