Masking Fluid protects your paper from watercolor pigment by creating a temporary waterproof surface. Mask the area you’d like to preserve, paint, then remove the masking fluid after the paint is dry.
This isn’t a typical tool for watercolor, but if you plan on taking any classes here you’ll want to pick one of these bad boys up.
This Sakura Koi 24 Pan Field Sketch Kit is the perfect way to see if you like watercolor. The paint quality is the best you can find at this price point and the kit itself is incredible. It comes with pretty much everything you need all in one.
If you get an art board you’ll want to tape your paper down and masking tape is the to go. Masking tape will hold your paper down without tearing it up when gently removed.
If you’ll be using my tracing patterns you’ll definitely want to pick up a light box. This Huion L4S Light Box is my favorite. It’s thin and it’s LEDs are super bright.
If you find yourself using a lot of masking fluid, this rubber cement eraser will help pick up the dried fluid after you’re done painting. It’s really great to prevent smudging paint.
If you’ve spent any time on this site, you know I LOVE outlining. If you like that graphic style too, these Pitt Pens will offer you a little more variety in line weight than the dual-end sharpie.
I like outlining my art with Alcohol Based Markers to really make the colors pop (and also to hide wobbly lines).