What equipment do I need?
Well, I don't use lots of colours, in fact, here's list of tutorials you can do using just three colours (honestly, just three), two brushes and some watercolour paper...
What do i use?
Tubes from a professional, rather than student range give better results as a general rule but if you're starting out use what you have that are similar to my colours. Mixing can be your friend, but if you want vibrant bright colours I use:
- Winsor Lemon
- Quinacridone Gold
- Cobalt Blue
- Cerulean blue
- Permanent Alizarin Crimson
- Permanent Rose
… and in the interests of full disclosure, I occasionally reach for Winsor Green and Winsor Violet, but not very often. I really recommend using a nice ceramic plate or if you feel like treating yourself the Tom Lynch palette is perfect.
I use only three brushes
- A 1 inch flat head
- A Size 16 head round
- A Size 10 round head..
I use the Robert Wade Neef brushes which are available at APVfilms.com. And thats probalby best in Europe/Internationally.
If you're in the USA you can use 'Robert Simmons' white sable brushes, these are synthetic and are what I recommend to my USA students, the sizes are a bit different so I'd get a 10 and 14 round and a 1 inch flat.
I recommend both of these sets these during my workshops depending which country i'm in (just in terms of delivery).
If you're a beginner I recommend a good block pad to work from, I use them all the time and it saves the hassle of stretching your'e paper. The Saunders Waterford is a nice starting point and its a lovely paper to create my style.
Just choose a great size that can lay in several adjustable angles to suit your preferred level. This is a very personal choice, so try to find one you're happy with.