Here are a few YouTube channels that I find helpful and you might too.
In Liquid Color- Denise Soden
What supplies do you use/recommend?
Recommend only 140lb 300 gsm paper. Anything lighter buckles too easily and doesn’t hold up well.
Student Grade Paper:
I prefer mid grade brushes for the best experience without feeling like you’ve been robbed. I personally buy most of my brushes at Blick in store.
My absolute top 6 brushes (I use these the most):
Update coming soon (plus video). I’ve always been a fan of Princeton brushes and use them most often in my professional work. Recently I purchased from the Princeton Neptune series from Blick and I’m loving them.
I use and recommend for students in my classes Sennelier Watercolor for a great painting experience. They are a reasonably priced artist grade paint.
Colors from Sennelier used in my classes:
Indigo 308, Phtalo Blue 399, Dioxazine Purple 917, Permanent Magenta 680, French Vermilion 675, Chinese Orange 645, Yellow Lake 561, Sap Green 819, Forest Green 899, Warm Sepia 440, Neutral Tint 931
Daniel Smith Essentials Watercolor Set of 6 (Blick and University Art)
Winsor & Newton Cotman 12 Tube Set (Michaels and Blick)
Sennelier French Watercolors- 12 Tube Set (Blick and University Art)
CYM Color Mixing Wheel (Blick)
Folding Plastic Class Palette (Blick)
Pro 3/4” Blue tape (Blick)
Fineline Masking Fluid Pen (Michaels)
I use mostly 140 pound cold press paper in pads or blocks. I use primarily Winsor & Newton or Arches. I also occasionally use Arches hot press when I want a smooth texture to my finished work.
I use Strathmore or Canson XL 140 pound cold press for classes.
(Purchase online or in store from Blick, University Art or Michaels)
Faber Castel Kneaded Eraser with Case (Blick, Michaels, University Art)
General Erasers- 3 Pack (Blick, Michaels, University Art)