RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

I often get asked what I used for my watercolor paintings and what I recommend.  This is a list of my tried and true favorites from art supplies to books.  Ride or die tools for every day.

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ART EDUCATION RESOURCES

Skillshare - My number one online learning love!  I have taken classes about watercolor, photography, design, hand lettering and how to run my Etsy shop.  I cannot recommend it enough!

Atly - So many art classes be it photography or photoshop illustration, love Atly!

Creative Bug - Absolutely amazing, I take classes by artists I love like August Wren and Lisa Congdon.  So so good.

 

ART TOOLS

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Alvin Mechanical Pencil -

0.3 is the best for small details and refining my work.

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Princeton's Cat's Tongue Brush -

This brush is so versatile!  I can paint full paintings just with this brush because it is small, can form a point, holds a nice amount of water....I could go on and on.

 

Carbon Black Matte Ink -

Dr. Ph Martin is the best at black inks and this india ink is waterproof and ultra matte.  

 

Leather Pouch -

A portable pouch is a must to hold pens/pencils/erasers on the go.

 

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Artograph Lightpad -

I sketch out ideas, bring the sketches into the computer for enlarging, print out the new image and then I can transfer my sketch to my watercolor paper with my lightpad.  It's thin and the light is very bright.

 

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Moleskine Cahier Journal - Buttery pages for sketching, thin enough for travel and super light.  Love all of the extra sketching room and they come in packs of three.

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Belle Calligraphy Kit - I work on my hand-lettering with the all in one oblique and holder that this kit comes with.  It's the best.


WATERCOLOR FOCUS

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Mixed Media Portraits - Wonderful instruction for drawing portraits.

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Watercolor Solutions by Charles Reid - Charles Reid is one of my favorite watercolor artists, his style is so good.  This book is a great resource.

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Painting What You Want to See - This helped me get out of my head and improve my drawing skills.

Watercolor Painting - This was a book that I kept renewing at the library and finally just bought it.  It's that good, great tips and technique.

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Water Paper Paint - The projects in this book help with understanding watercolor and building upon foundational washes.

 

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Fluid Paper - An afforable hot press paper that comes in so many portable sizes.

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Collapsible Paint Cup - This goes with me everywhere, the perfect little water cup for painting.

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Strathmore Mixed Media Sketchbook - A sketchbook that works well with all types of mixed media.

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Liquid Pencil - Great for shading, awesome find.

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Artist Sketchboard - This helps me create anywhere with it's portable and hard surface.


BULLET JOURNALING

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Leuchtturm - Love this for bullet journaling because it has numbered pages and dot grids instead of lines.  That changes EVERY. THING.

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LePen Drawing Pens - I love thin pens and these are wonderful.  Cute, slim, beautiful color range.  Pretty much perfect.

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Quilter's Ruler - Necessity for drawing straight lines in my journal, the best.