Any form of paint is difficult at first. It’s only with practice that you can improve your painting skills. To start with watercolor you need to purchase the proper supplies.
Buy good quality materials which you can afford. Cutting down on the cost is always a bright idea but when you cut down on the cost do not cut down on the quality as the result will be disgusting. This article will highlight some of the essential tools you shall need for water color painting.
Paper: The quality of paper you shall use will have a great effect over the final look of your painting. Don’t use cheap quality papers. You can use rag content papers as far as you require it for practicing. Next take into consideration the weight of your paper. Initially you shall use light weighted paper but with practice you shall realize that light weighed paper will not take heavy wash. The quality of the paper will depend on the subject you are painting.
Paint: Watercolor paints are available in two both students as well as artist quality. Artist colors are more vibrant and student’s colors contain fillers instead of pigments and that’s the reason they are not very expensive. It depends on the taste of the artist. Try experimenting with both the grades.
Brushes: Brushes are available in different sizes and shapes. They come in both natural hair and synthetic hair. Natural hair bristle brushes are expensive then the synthetic hair. It is always recommended to you use blended hair brushes which contain natural hair and synthetic hairs.
Palette: A Palette is required for mixing of colors. A white color palette is ideal for using watercolor as it will properly show you the mixtures done.
Sandpaper: Sandpaper is required for scratching off the paint when you require more of whites.
Masking Tape: It is required for areas which you will want to leave white or intend to paint later on.
Soft Sponge: These sponge help in removing the mistakes made. Pat the affected area with a sponge dipped in warm water till it disappears.
Gather these tools and get started to a best watercolor painting possible.
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