Yup you read that right. If you're struggling to unscrew the pens then you're trying to unscrew them the wrong way... try the other way, you'll find it a lot easier.
Watercolor paper, see below.
Watercolor Paints: pans, tubes or watercolor brush pens.
A small syringe.
Access to a printer.
Our water brush pen set pictured above.
Masking or watercolor tape (optional).
Whether you're a seasoned pro or a complete watercolor newbie there is one thing that will have more impact upon your painting than any other. PAPER.
Buy the best you can afford.
Make sure it is watercolor paper. These techniques won't work properly on any other kind of paper.
Chances are if you're struggling to create the effects that you see in any of the tutorial videos, then the paper is the problem.
Cold pressed 300gsm rough watercolor paper is what we recommend. It goes without saying that the pads we produce are some of the best watercolor paper we have used (and most affordable) but there are other good brands out there too. Winsor & Newton, Arches, Hahnemuhle et al.
If you've just spent $8 on a A4 pad that has 30 sheets... we guarantee it will be garbage, the paper will almost certainly soak up the pigment very fast and make it impossible to blend. Use it for drawing or acrylic paint or something else, go and buy good quality watercolor paper and you'll instantly see the difference.
If you want to use our watercolor paper you can buy it here:
You can download your free template for the ORCAS picture here.
It should be printed on A5 Paper and we highly recommend doing a test print first on regular paper before printing it on your more valuable watercolor paper.
We suggest watching this through once just to get the whole picture before beginning. There are a few things worth practicing an a spare sheet of paper before you begin.
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