The most important advice from the video is that if you are starting out in watercolor you really have to start with quality materials; not artists' grade (expensive), but at least student grade(middle road). The quality of the paper, brushes, and paint make a BIG difference!
Brief overview of the video:
- Make Sure to use actual watercolor paper (140 lbs)
- You only need two good watercolor brushes to get started - student grade.
Windsor and Newton - Cotman - Size 12 round is a good utility brush
And one Flat Wash brush:
Do NOT use super cheap watercolor paints like what is pictured below; you will never be able to get a smooth wash, the finished product will look splotchy.
In order to ensure you are practicing your techniques properly to come to a smooth looking watercolor finish without splotches you need to use student grade paint, like Windsor and Newton Cotman brand:
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