RECOMMENDED RESOURCES for you
Here is a list of tried and true favorites from art supplies to books, curated for you*.
My watercolor setup from essential watercolor brushes, paper to paints.
BEST ART TOOLS
0.3 is the best for small details and refining my work.
This watercolor 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.
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.
Leuchtturm - Love this for bullet journaling because it has numbered pages and dot grids instead of lines. That changes EVERY. THING.
Benro Selfie Stick - This tripod is a dream to work with for shooting art videos with my iPhone, even has a remote shutter.
*Some links may be affiliate links (which means I get a small portion of your purchase) but you can best believe I only share things I love and could talk on and on about regardless.
MY children’s BOOK
Queen Quail is Quiet is a fun book to help with learning the alphabet, especially all of the sounds possible from each letter. Super cute!
best watercolor books
I made a video talking about the best watercolor books for beginners and you can watch it right here.
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.
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 - great resource for exploring watercolor with fun projects that go over layering, mark making, multimedia, etc.
best watercolor supplies
Fluid Paper - An afforable hot press paper that comes in so many portable sizes.
Home and personal development Books aka maintain your sanity
How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind - This book is all about baby steps when it comes to keeping your house/work space tidy.
online Learning sites/Platforms
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!
Watercolor Artist Magazine - focused on traditional paintings of landscapes mostly but still applicable if you are interested in an illustration style.
The Mind of Watercolor YouTube Channel - so so good, goes through everything imaginable to improve your watercolor technique.
Fluximagery YouTube Channel - My channel where I have first impressions of art palettes, speed paints and more.