- The closest I could find on Amazon to the watercolour set I use is the Sakura brand of Koi Assorted WaterColours Field Set.
- Just use any old toothbrush. I used to use the ones that my dentist would give me after a visit, just because those were kind of cheap and I wouldn’t actually use them anyways.
- I use acrylic for flicking and highlights because watercolour-whites tend to fade when they dry.
- Also, remember to keep your hands clean, because nothing’s worse than smudging graphite into your watercolours and then unable to get it out.
- Try to avoid black and white when possible. They tend to dull the colours and it loses that watercolouring lustre.
Since I started watercolouring again for my daily sketches, I’ve gotten a lot of asks/dA notes on if I could give a tutorial on watercolouring and also more specific questions that overlapped each other, so I decided to do a semi guide/tips/answering thing.
I actually started watercolouring before I went into digital medium, so I have a bit of personal experience, but I am essentially self-taught when it comes to watercolouring since there weren’t a lot of watercolour tutorials online back then to begin with, so I cannot promise that these are the absolute correct way of doing things.
Hope it helps anyways :)
I’m so avidly childfree but I’m kinda obsessed with watching shows like “One born every minute.”
As long as it’s not happening to me, childbirth is a fascinating albeit disgusting phenomenon
I don’t want to have kids and consider myself childfree, but I’ve always had something of a morbid fascination with pregnancy and childbirth so I know where you’re coming from, I think. I used to watch shows about pregnancy / birth semi-regularly (mostly to satisfy my curiosity and reaffirm my dislike of those things), but more recently I haven’t been able to stomach seeing anything regarding birth.
(It’s worth noting that I’ve had lifelong morbid fascinations with all sorts of disturbing shit: nuclear war, industrial accidents and disasters, awful diseases, medical procedures and surgery … god, I was the weirdest child ever [and am a fairly weird adult now]…)