Watercolour Brush Basics

An important part of learning the basics of watercolour painting is understanding how to use and take care of your watercolour brushes. What are Watercolour Brushes? Watercolour paint...

Watercolour vs. Gouache Paint – An In-Depth Look

Two very similar media can still yield very different results! In today’s blog post, we’ll be looking at the performance and visual qualities and see how best to...

Graphic Pens vs. Fountain Pens

Which do you normally use: the humble graphic pen or the fancy fountain pen? I’ll be the first to admit that it’s often difficult to choose between the...

Creating a Colour Chart

If you’re like me and have a slight addiction to collecting watercolour paints, then it’s probably difficult to keep track of all of them! Or maybe you just...

Watercolour Painting for Beginners

Watercolour has become a popular medium, yet it still intimidates many beginner artists. Here we will guide you through the basics of watercolour, the supplies you will need...

How to Combine Traditional and Digital Art

When I was first learning illustration, I told people I would stop making digital art as soon as it wasn’t a class requirement. I said I was stopping...

Everything You Need to Know About Granulating Watercolours

As you’re expanding your watercolour paint collection, you may have noticed that a few colours consistently produce a speckling effect.  Whether you love it or hate it, granulation...

The Beginner's Guide to Watercolour Labels

It’s generally good advice never to ignore the small print, and that advice also applies here. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at watercolour paint labels,...

Watercolour vs Gouache vs Acrylic: What's the Difference?

Sometimes, as artists, we want to try them all! And by “them”, I mean all the different art media, especially the ones that are similar to what we’re...

6 Things to Know When Buying Watercolours

Watercolour paints come in so many styles from so many manufacturers that it can be hard to know where to begin when you’re shopping for them! Even though...