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Back To Watercolor Basics: A Crash Course On Watercolor For Beginners

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Step 3: Making A Material Purchase

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Next up in this watercolor basics course, Steve emphasizes the importance of buying good quality tools to get the best learning experience from watercolor painting. Watercolor brushes are designed to hold liquid, so higher quality brushes will have a larger “reservoir”. While you don’t have to buy the most expensive one, it’s best to spend a little more on better quality brushes as they’ll last longer and produce better results.

You can save money on tools like the watercolor container or paper towels instead, as their quality isn’t as important. The paper towels are to help control the “charge” in the brush; i.e. how much liquid is in the brush. NOTE: They can be substituted for an old T-shirt or rag if you want to help the environment!