Updated: Mar 15
When it comes to equipment it is hard to find one that suits you. I’ve always wanted to be a watercolour artist, however I couldn’t get the hang of it. My main medium that I use is Acrylics and occasionally guache/himi (Japanese medium).
Materials I use flat taklom brushes, you can get them in whsmith or online. And I also use pallet knives for landscapes. Which are really helpful for texture and creating specific things.
Now if you have never painted on a canvas I would suggest getting 5x5 ones to practice on, but depending on what the client wants I normally use a middle sized (48cm x 20cm) canvas. Just be careful about choosing sizes as I’ve purchased a canvas that was a lot larger than I expected it to be, so always check measurements.
Another good thing is tracing paper. If a client has asked for wording I normally use tracing paper to carefully trace the wording onto a canvas. For this you can use scissor, but I personally use a stainless stenci. It so sharp that you have to put a rubber on it for safet. (See image below)
Thanks for reading, much more to come.