Watercolor Paper Review

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Hello guys! I often get asked questions about art supplies, what type of watercolor I use and what’s the best type of paper, so I’m hoping you’ll find this review helpful. I recently had the pleasure to try DalerRowney products for the very first time. They sent me their Langton Prestige 100% cotton watercolor paper and this is the illustration I painted on it.

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So here is what I think of this paper…

The first thing I noticed as I was painting is that watercolor didn’t dry fast on this paper which is great for me because this left me enough time to blend the colors and create beautiful effects. However, the second thing I noticed is that the paper tends to buckle when wet (note that I was painting on Hot Pressed paper), so perhaps purchasing the 4 sides glued pads might avoid this problem. Overall I really liked the way watercolor performed on Langton paper especially how the smooth surface made the colors look so brilliant. I think this is actually the best quality of this product, because of all the papers I’ve tried so far this is the one that made colors look more vibrant.

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If you are interested you can find more info about Daler Rowney products on their website.

To find out more about the art supplies I use click here.

I hope you enjoyed this review!

Melissa

 

Watercolor poppies

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I had so much fun drawing this watercolor poppies and I have to say that I really love the way they turned out especially considering that I have little experience in painting flowers with watercolor! For that reason I followed this amazing tutorial I found on youtube!

If you are not experienced with a particular tecnique, tutorials are the best way to go. There are tons of them available on youtube, just pick one and have fun!

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Love Glasses

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I was inspired to create this illustration by ZeroUv. They make such cool and fun sunglasses at very affordable prices and you can check them out here. I also wanted to show you some of the cool glasses they make so I posted a picture below. Let me know what you think.

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The beauty of Watercolor

 

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One of the questions I often get asked is why I chose watercolor as my preferred medium. The obvious reason is that I like watercolor natural translucent quality, which is perfect for creating ethereal illustrations.

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Another characteristic of this medium is that with watercolor is not really possible to plan out how the painting will turn out and that’s the beauty of this technique. When color dries out it actually looks lighter than when it’s wet and the way colors beautifully blend together is always a pleasant surprise.

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I find painting with watercolor extremely liberating as with time it taught me to enjoy the process rather than worry about the final result.