Painting with watercolors is not a good idea if you do not know the basic of water coloring. Without the basic knowledge and the equipment that is used in water coloring, it will be difficult for you to paint anything. A few items are there where in you should have knowledge about when it comes to water coloring. The first and the foremost thing is having a good brush. Having a good brush doesn’t mean that just one brush. You need to have different brushes of different sizes. Large Oval brushes are good if you have detail work. There are synthetic and natural brushes.
People usually buy synthetic brushes because they last long and the water absorption level is also low, and you can get full control of the brush while you paint. You should select your watercolor paints carefully. If you plan to paint in the outdoors, then it will be good if you buy a watercolor pan and for indoors you can go for tube paints as you can handle it easily.
The next major thing is the selection of paper. Do not go ahead and buy simple paper which can get folded easily just by a touch. If you go to simple paper, you will be wasting your efforts. Always try to buy a watercolor pad or loose paper, which have a weight of at least 140 lb. The paper texture also plays an important part as it can give different effects according to your paint.
You can either select a hot press or Rough or cold press surfaces where the cold press is the widely used surface for watercolorists. Choose your palettes and extras carefully. You need to know about the different watercolor techniques as well such as Wet-in-Wet watercolor, wet on dry watercolor and dry brush work watercolor. Once you get an idea, then you can confidently start painting.
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