I’m sure you’re reading this because like I initially was, you are overwhelmed with so many choices of art materials out there. Sure it is fun to experiment and explore all these beautiful paints and brushes but “life” pokes us every minute that we simply don’t have the resources and the time to try them all to see what works and what doesn’t.
This article will serve as your watercolor tool compass to lessen frustration and minimize spending.
Tried and Tested Paints That Did Not Disappoint
Your time, skills and passion to create deserves a high quality of materials you can afford. Setting or building up a huge watercolor studio palette has been surprisingly educational.There are a lots of brands out there so it is important that you have a guideline.
1. Is it bold, vibrant and pigmented? I like my works fierce and confident without layering so much
2. Is it Lightfast?
3. Is it easy to activate? I want my paints to be moist all the
time, always ready to use.
4. Is it transparent? Will my paints help my creation glow?
These three brands checked this list (With no particular order)
Tried and Tested BrushesThat Did Not Disappoint
It took me a very long time to understand that it wasn’t my lack of skills to paint that made my progress slow. It was my knowledge about materials that made me so. You see, I focused on painting everyday without second guessing my materials because I believed when they said materials are not important. But it wasn’t the case for me because the moment I got myself those nice brush, everything started to be less frustrating.
Here are my guidelines;
1. Shape. A good shape brush will alow you to create thin lines and gestural marks at the same time.
2. Ability to load generous amount of water and pigment
3. Ability to release fluid in steady flow.
4. Can withstand abuse. Good quality brush should be able to withstand frequent use.
Tried and Tested Watercolor Papers That Did Not Disappoint
Good quality paper plays a very important role to our success in painting.Wrong ones will give you endless frustration and a waste of time.
Other Tried and Tested Watercolor Supplies
Having the right supplies will save your precious time and it will make painting time more fun. It’s okay to invest on the things that will help us progress more but it’s more important to dedicate time to learn the fundamentals.
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