Katipunan Art Festival

A few friends and I attended the Katipunan Art Festival. It was one-day event with art booths, activities, and live art from local young artists. And they all took place in this small street behind the busy Katipunan road which is full of quaint artsy places.

And of course, I wore my pink Docs.

 

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Watercolor Materials 101: Brushes

Here’s Part 2 of my Watercolor Materials 101 series! View Part 1 here. When I was new to watercolor, I was totally clueless about brushes to use- I thought they all saved the same purpose. So now that I know more about them, I thought I’d save some of you beginners the hassle by focusing on watercolor brushes for this post.

Honestly, I’m not very big on brands when it comes to brushes so I opted not to specify for this post. I just need kinds that are functional. If you’re just starting out or if you would prefer not to splurge, stick with those brushes you’d often find in bookstores/art and craft stores.

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Watercolor Materials 101: Paints

I’ve been getting a couple of watercolor questions lately so instead of answering each one individually, I decided to put together this in-depth guide on the materials. This will go on for three parts but for this post, I’ll be focusing on the watercolor paints first.

 

Note: The information you see here was not just taken from one source- all were written by me based on my learnings from the few basic watercolor classes I took when I was younger, as well as my self-taught learnings (and information I’ve picked up from my fellow artist friends) later on. If you’re one of those people who are looking into signing up for a watercolor class, this is the type of information you should expect to be taught to you.

 

Materials do matter when it comes to watercolor. Are you just a beginner hoping to try out watercolor? Or are you someone with a bit of knowledge and aren’t sure if you should upgrade? In this post, I’ll be going through the different types, brands, grades, as well as the qualities you should look for in a good watercolor set; and hopefully that will help you find which one is the best for you.

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