It would be nice to say buy this and get that, and your watercolor tool needs will be covered. The reality is that your skills will change; your target audience will change; and sometimes you'll just want to experiment.
With that attitude in mind, here are some of the options.
When you're starting out, the biggest challenge is to capture striking images before you forget them. It's difficult to predict when opportunity will arise.
Portability is critical.
In a fix, any paper and pencil will do.
Hmm... Opinions differ on equipment. Sable brushes do hold paint and water better than others.
The Next Level
As you develop your talents, it's natural to upgrade your supplies.
You're Getting Serious
When you become serious about your art, it's time to use the best every time. In watercolor, less than the optimum has a direct impact on your work. Using a paper, for example, that dulls your colors could be covering a highlight of the painting.
Shopping for watercolor equipment can be a lot of fun. There are always new brushes, the latest colors, and special spray bottles.
by Barron. Ten Speed Press, 2002.
* The Barron's people are incredibility organized. They break out tools by function and personal preference.
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