How Cotton Percentage Affects Paper Performance

When shopping for watercolour paper, you might have come across labels that say “25% cotton”, “100% cotton”, or maybe it doesn’t mention cotton at all. But what does...

Ideas for the Accordion Sketchbook

Out of all the sketchbooks out there, I think one of the most unique ones has to be accordion sketchbooks. These are sketchbooks that are made with one...

Pairing the Right Paper to a Medium

As many artists know, selecting the right surface to make art on is just as important as choosing the right paints! Here, I’ll show which watercolour papers pair...

Graphic Pens 101

My art teacher used to say “A great drawer often makes a great painter”, which is true in the sense that drawing skills help prepare you in terms...

Paint Palettes 101

There are a lot of paint palettes on the market, in different styles and materials. It can be overwhelming to see so many options at different price points for...

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...

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...

Top 8 Travel-Friendly Watercolour Supplies

One of the great things about watercolour is how easy it travels! It dries quickly and rinses out of brushes with just plain water. With all the excellent...

5 Best Sketchbooks for Watercolour Artists

Choosing a watercolour sketchbook can be tricky, especially with the abundance of choices available! When looking for a sketchbook, consider the style of painting you do, how many...

The Best Watercolour Paper Blocks for Every Artist

When you’re painting with watercolour, choosing your paint is only half the battle. You must also make sure you have the right paper, and it's not just about...