I’ve made a vow. A difficult vow.
A vow I’ll likely break the next time I step into an art supply store.
I vowed to only use the art supplies I already have…and RESIST *cries* giving in to temptation should I step into a Michael’s..or Flax…or peruse on the Blick’s site…
Which leads me to the set of watercolors I’ve, sometimes, put aside in favor of my markers. For the past few weeks I’ve come back to them and even bought a new watercolor pad.
OK that didn’t count – I NEEDED that pad to use my watercolors!
Also – during the past two weeks, a pal and I gave ourselves themes to work on for our future art table adventures. So it was killing two birds with one stone for me.
A few weeks ago – we made ourselves draw Pokemon. Easy enough? Eh…a bit of a challenge when it’s something I don’t normally draw. But it was good practice all the same!
Week after – a Studio Ghibli/Miyazaki week – because…face it, those characters are forever.
I want to say I’m improving, and I think I am. All I can say, it’s just fun. I like to think of this set of watercolors as having an unlimited palette of water-based markers.
Of course – my only gripe is the bit of waiting in between laying down color to dry. Otherwise – I love the blending and layering.
The Good: I’m putting mileage on this watercolor set. I’m seeing some improvements – aka – I’m a bit more patient between color applications.
The Bad: It’s got me looking at watercolor supplies which I…don’t…don’t…need! But WANT!
Is there a watercolor set or brand you favor?