Modern Watercolor Basics
Supply List

Below are the list of supplies that you’ll need for this mini watercolor course.  These products are some of my favorite, tried and true watercolor supplies that I know you’ll love!

These are the same set of supplies I like to use for all of my watercolor courses.

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Supplies You'll Need

Canson Watercolor Paper Pad Size 9x12

Canson Watercolor Paper Pad Size 9x12

  • Sold as 1 Each.
  • Ideal for watercolor, gouache, and acrylic painting, as well as pencil drawing. Unit: pad of 30.
  • Resistant to repeated washes, suitable for all wet media applications.
  • Fold Over Bound Pad-140 lb./300 gsm.
  • Size: 9 in. x 12 in..
Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Sketcher's Pocket Box

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Sketcher's Pocket Box

  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colours are a range of water colours that are made to our high quality standards but costs are kept to an economical level by replacing some of the more costly pigments with less expensive alternatives
  • Cotman Water Colours possess good transparency, excellent tinting strength and good working properties
  • This popular pocket-sized plastic box features an integral mixing palette in the lid
  • This water colour set contains a pocket brush and 12 Cotman Water Colour half pans: Lemon Yellow Hue, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Cadmium Red Pale Hue, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Ultramarine, Intense Blue (Phthalo Blue), Viridian Hue, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Chinese White
  • 12 colors (plus 1 brush and tray)
Watercolor Round Brush Set (Includes sizes we will use)

Watercolor Round Brush Set (Includes sizes we will use)

  • Transon round watercolor paint brushes are also suitable for acrylics, inks and gouache. Round are great for detail, wash, fills, and thin to thick lines. Check seller name before purchase.
  • Professional round brushes - Made from GOAT HAIRS and HIGH-GRADE IMPORTED NYLON. NATURAL GOAT HAIRS have great liquid holding ability, SOFT and SMOOTH blending with high-grade nylon gives you perfect sable-like spring back and be able to hold its shape, more AFFORDABLE than genuine kolinsky and sable hair. These brushes do not compromise their quality.
  • Sturdy and Durable - Nickel plated copper ferrules, more DURABLE and double-crimped to the handle, NO WOBBLING.
  • Ergonomic - Well balanced wooden handle finished with champagne-colored metallic finish. Smooth touch, comfy control, it brings you great joy while painting.
  • Brushes come in 8 popular sizes:#1, #4, #5, #8, #10 #12, #14, #16 . Meet all your basic needs for round brushes.
Pencil for tracing (I also like to use blue erasable pencils for sketches, but it's not necessary)

Pencil for tracing (I also like to use blue erasable pencils for sketches, but it's not necessary)

  • For works in progress that may need some reworking along the way, these leads erase with ease.
  • Strong, medium coloring points deliver vibrant colors.
  • Offers a safe way to let your child color his/her art works.
  • Perfect for illustrating, animating and all your other unfinished business.
Kneaded Eraser to help lighten tracing lines

Kneaded Eraser to help lighten tracing lines

  • Kneaded Rubber Art Eraser
  • Also for shading and blending
  • Perfect for pencil, charcoal and chalk
  • Kneaded rubber molds into any shape
Masking Fluid (Modern Watercolor Basics course)

Masking Fluid (Modern Watercolor Basics course)

  • Art masking fluid is a colorless, non-staining liquid composed of rubber latex
  • For masking areas of work needing protection when color is applied in broad washes
  • Comes in 75-ml bottle
White gel pen (used on some projects)

White gel pen (used on some projects)

  • Silky smooth ink that doesn’t skip or fade out when it dries
  • Acid-free. 1.0mm bold point.
SAN1742659 - Sharpie Fine Point Pen

SAN1742659 - Sharpie Fine Point Pen

  • Durable fine point tip size ensures crisp, precise and consistent line-width
  • Quick-drying ink is waterproof, smear proof and fade-resistant
  • Set of 2 Black Ink Acid-free Pens 
Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens (another option for a fine point pen)

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens (another option for a fine point pen)

  • Contains both the soft and hard tip Fudenosuke Brush Pens
  • Features a flexible brush tip for different lettering and drawing techniques
  • Great for art drawings
  • Soft tip and hard tip water based, pigmented black ink
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Tracing Options

If you are looking for options to trace on watercolor paper, click here to read my article that gives you 4 different options.

Pencil for tracing (I also like to use blue erasable pencils for sketches, but it's not necessary)

Pencil for tracing (I also like to use blue erasable pencils for sketches, but it's not necessary)

  • For works in progress that may need some reworking along the way, these leads erase with ease.
  • Strong, medium coloring points deliver vibrant colors.
  • Offers a safe way to let your child color his/her art works.
  • Perfect for illustrating, animating and all your other unfinished business.
Graphite Paper (if you aren't using a window or lightbox to trace)

Graphite Paper (if you aren't using a window or lightbox to trace)

  • Carbon transfer paper: come with 30 sheets tracing paper, enough for your spare or replacement; Its size is 8.5 by 11 inch; Can transfer dark, clear and visible lines
  • Transfer designs onto surfaces such as paper, wood, canvas, ceramic, etc.
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