Simple Watercolor Guide For Beginners - Supplies

Simple Watercolor Guide For Beginners - Supplies

Are you interesting in watercolor, but not sure how to get started or what materials to buy? I've been there and, believe me, I know that it can be overwhelming. After all, there are tons of different types of supplies and techniques that watercolor artist use.

There are no set in stone rules in what materials to purchase. It is all a matter of the outcome you are going for and your personal preference and style.

This post is the first of a series covering watercolor basics. It will cover basic watercolor supplies and following posts will discuss watercolor techniques. My goal for this series is to provide detailed AND easy to follow information.

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Interesting Hand-Lettering Compositions

Interesting Hand-Lettering Compositions

Isn't it weird how opposites attract? But it is so true. Not only is it true in personal relationships, but in hand-lettering as well. Using opposite styles or ingredients makes for a better over-all hand-lettering composition.

Opposites, or contrasting design elements, oddly enough, supports each element and makes a composition balanced and interesting. For example, when lettering a phrase writing out the important words in BOLD or Large words and the supporting words in a narrow script brings balance the whole lettering scheme.

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A Gold Mine of Online Resources

A Gold Mine of Online Resources

Thank Goodness for the internet! Without it I would have never struck gold and discovered the wealth of online resources! I'm a city girl stuck in a very puny town in the humongous state of Alaska! My small town is nice, but lacks a lot of the creative lifestyle conveniences. However, I'm so grateful it does have one modern convenience - the internet! 

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