I love watercolor. I love the after texture that it creates– the different mixes of colors blended to create a harmonious painting. I love how it has a “life” of its own– the way the colors just creep towards each other creating a surprise or sometimes what they call a “happy accident”. I love brushes. I love the sight of watercolor tubes on a palette. I love watching or seeing people’s paintings in watercolor. Imagine the joy it brings to me when I want to give this medium a try!
I can say I am quite confident when it comes to digital painting because that is something I can control. I can always have it undone if I dislike the colors or if there are mistakes along the way. However, in watercolor, there is this hesitation of making mistakes that somehow hinders me from fully embracing this wonderful medium.
How else to start and brush away the fear than taking the first step and buy the supplies? After a lot of research, I have finally managed to buy my first set of watercolor supplies at Deovir Art Store at SM Manila.
Clockwise: A brush holder for storing my brushes; Brushes (#12 and #6 round, a flat 1″ and a rigger for thin strokes respectively); A mug which I did not buy but needed for putting water; Mixing palette with cover for storing the colors and mixing them; Pebeo Studio Watercolor in tubes which are surprisingly cheap and has quite a good quality pigment which I bought it at National Bookstore at Robinson Place, Manila.
I am off to start creating some paints using an old watercolor sketchbook given by my Mom and try to experiment as much as possible without apprehension. I will be studying from the internet so I hope I can get as much information. If you want to do something so badly, nothing can stop you– not even the expenses, discouragement by others, or fear itself.