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Watercolors
materials
Brushes!
Paper!
Gator board!
Tape!
Paint!
Patience!
Water!
Paper towels!
Pencil!
Gouache!
Palette!
papers
Fluid watercolor paper: cheap, bound on two sides, very convenient
Arches watercolor blocks: bound on all sides, ro...
Paints (tubes & pans)
Tubes can be squeezed into pans and dried out (both of us do this)
Brands we like: holbein, yarka, s...
Paints (liquid watercolors)
What in the world are these?
Artificial pigments, super bright, low light-fastness
More perman...
Watercolor pencils
Not as bad as you think
Good brands: derwent inktense, caran d'ache
Okay brands: derwent
Lets avoid the...
brushes
Different shapes for different uses: flat, filbert, round, mop, liner, fan,
other specialty shapes
Come in a varie...
techniques
Graphite transfer
Stretching paper
Washes
Brush techniques (wet/wet, wet/dry, dry/wet dry/dry)
Dropping
Multi-m...
Demo time!
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Introduction to Watercolor Presentation

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Originally presented at LouisiANIME, Becca Hillburn and Heidi Black go over the basics of watercolor materials and techniques. Included several live demonstrations, as well as an opportunity for the audience to play around with the materials supplied.

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Introduction to Watercolor Presentation

  1. 1. Watercolors
  2. 2. materials Brushes! Paper! Gator board! Tape! Paint! Patience! Water! Paper towels! Pencil! Gouache! Palette!
  3. 3. papers Fluid watercolor paper: cheap, bound on two sides, very convenient Arches watercolor blocks: bound on all sides, rough texture, expensive. Made of cotton Arches watercolor paper: needs to be stretched, not bound on all sides Canson montval: 7” kara painted on these Blick studio: children's illustrations Watercolors can also be painted on bristol, wet media boards, illustration board, or other thick papers 140 lb is standard for watercolor paper. 300Lb is heavyweight
  4. 4. Paints (tubes & pans) Tubes can be squeezed into pans and dried out (both of us do this) Brands we like: holbein, yarka, soho, winsor-newton, shin-han, Sennelier, blick, da vinci, marie's, Okay-ish brands: grumbacher, “student” brands (cotman), sakura koi Avoid: reeves!!!!!!!!! anything in a multi-material set, anything marked “non- toxic,” anything marketed towards kids, anything with the word “value”
  5. 5. Paints (liquid watercolors) What in the world are these? Artificial pigments, super bright, low light-fastness More permanent than watercolors act more like stains or inks–
  6. 6. Watercolor pencils Not as bad as you think Good brands: derwent inktense, caran d'ache Okay brands: derwent Lets avoid these, shall we: prismacolor, staedler, crayola
  7. 7. brushes Different shapes for different uses: flat, filbert, round, mop, liner, fan, other specialty shapes Come in a variety of fibers: sable hair, squirrel, kolinsky sable, goat, boar, horse, synthetic Good brands: utrecht, blick, creative mark rhapsody, winsor-newton, da vinci, escoda, princeton Avoid: value brands, student brands, hobby brushes Also available: water brushes
  8. 8. techniques Graphite transfer Stretching paper Washes Brush techniques (wet/wet, wet/dry, dry/wet dry/dry) Dropping Multi-material techniques (wax resist, masking, salt, alcohol) Overworking (no! Bad!) Corrections (scrubbing, gouache)
  9. 9. Demo time!

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