I will update my materials list periodically. I keep finding new things to paint on/with that I like.
PAPER (for watercolors):
Utrecht Watercolor block 140 lb/300 gsm - Double sided paper, rough on one side and fairly smooth on the other. What I love best about this paper is the velvety quality that shows up in washes.
Stonehenge 250 gsm - This is a multipurpose paper, usually used for printmaking. Washes blend really soft and well. I recommend using a little bit more water for printmaking papers like these because it is pretty absorbent.
Arches hot pressed 140 lb/ 300 gsm pad- Hot pressed paper is super smooth. I use it for things with lots of details. Or if I just don't want texture because texture scans weird sometimes.
Arches cold pressed 140 lb/ 300 gsm pad- Roughly textured. Nice for things with a lot of washes and wet-on-wet techniques.
mechanical pencil - Usually I use .03 and .05 lead
4B - A few of my sketches are drawn with 4B for a more varied line quality. AND SMUDGING I love putting a lot of graphite on and smudging with an eraser
ShinHan Watercolors (24 color set) - Korean brand
Holbein Watercolors - Japanese brand
ShinHan Postercolors (24 color set) - I got these not too long ago in LA from a store called Tops Art Supplies. Pro-quality postercolors are hard to find in an average American art store so I had to go to one that had Korean products. Nicker is good too but I didn't know where to get Nicker poster colour anywhere other than on the internet T_T
Note: You don't need to get a ton of colors. If you want to be minimal it's good to have the primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) in cold and warm hues, and white.
Also sometimes it doesn't really matter what brand of paints you use- I know people who use crayola watercolors from elementary school and still make really beautiful pieces- Paper quality matters though. Please don't cheap out on paper XD
Aqua-flo brush (small, medium, and large) - I get these cheap portable brushes you can put water in (www.dickblick.com/products/aqu… . They aren't super resilient but I like their shape and I actually sometimes use them without putting any water in them because they sorta seem to... absorb excess water. idk they seem to make water control easier for me.
They are basically super cheap versions of Niji waterbrush.
Round 1 - small brush for details
Flat 2 and 4 - I use flat brushes more for poster paints; but when I use them for water color it's usually for washes and splattering. Splattering is fun! just cover up the parts you dont want splattered, load up your brush (with not too much water) and
You can use a toothbrush for that too i think~
Micron Mini art brush- I have one if I feel like strenghtening the lines the piece with a paintbrush or to paint small tiny details. These brushes are super precise!
Paper towel- for watercoloring >O< I always like to paint with a paper towel around to wipe away mistakes and to make things dry faster so I can layer quickly.
Dunno if i should add a digital section or any other materials I use;;
If you want to know about them just request and I'll put info about them as well.