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.
0.3 is the best for small details and refining my work.
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.
Dr. Ph Martin is the best at black inks and this india ink is waterproof and ultra matte.
A portable pouch is a must to hold pens/pencils/erasers on the go.
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.
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.
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.
Mixed Media Portraits - Wonderful instruction for drawing portraits.
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.
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.
Water Paper Paint - The projects in this book help with understanding watercolor and building upon foundational washes.
Fluid Paper - An afforable hot press paper that comes in so many portable sizes.
Collapsible Paint Cup - This goes with me everywhere, the perfect little water cup for painting.
Strathmore Mixed Media Sketchbook - A sketchbook that works well with all types of mixed media.
Liquid Pencil - Great for shading, awesome find.
Artist Sketchboard - This helps me create anywhere with it's portable and hard surface.
Leuchtturm - Love this for bullet journaling because it has numbered pages and dot grids instead of lines. That changes EVERY. THING.
LePen Drawing Pens - I love thin pens and these are wonderful. Cute, slim, beautiful color range. Pretty much perfect.
Quilter's Ruler - Necessity for drawing straight lines in my journal, the best.