Recommended Watercolor Supplies 

Of all my brushes, this Loew Cornell Round set is what I turn to most often.

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 Plastic Paint Palette would work for you if you are just trying watercolor out. It has a lot of room to mix, a variety of wells, and a reasonable price tag.

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.

This Fabriano 9x12 Watercolor Pad is the perfect paper for learning how to paint. It’s 50 sheets of 140lb paper so it’ll resist buckling and the pad lasts forever. It also comes in cold press if you want a little more texture.

An Art Board is useful because you can tape your paper to it to prevent buckling. If I’m ever going to wet a large area of paper I will always use an art board or pre-stretch my paper.

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’re more serious about watercolor you’ll definitely want a ceramic or porcelain palette because the paint won’t bead and is easier to mix. You can find these on Amazon, but Jerry’s Artarama has them at half the cost if you have a local Jerry’s.

An eye-dropper? Really? Yes, really, lol. This will make re-wetting your paint pans and palettes a breeze. Trust me.

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.

This artists water jar is special because it has a grate at the bottom to help dislodge any pigment from your brush when switching colors. I have two and just love them!

A spray bottle and drinking straw are great for creating special effects.

Iridescent Acrylic Ink is a great way to add pop to a painting! Best applied with a Fountain Pen.

I like outlining my art with Alcohol Based Markers to really make the colors pop (and also to hide wobbly lines).

Shimmer mist adds iridescent particles to a large area and can create some really fun effects, especially when used with stencils.

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