Today's Haul/今日の収獲

by Mel in


June 24, 2014 - Tokyu Hands

The Haul/収獲品: Talens Japan Petit Color 18 Watercolor Sketch Set (with 20 free postcards)/タレンズ 透明固形水彩スケッチセット プチカラー 水筆入り; Zebra Macky Kea Super Extra Fine/マッキーケア 超極細 油性 oil-based; Sakura My Name Super Extra Fine/サクラ マイネーム 超極細; Kuretake Fudegokochi Extra Fine/呉竹 筆ごこち 極細

The Haul/収獲品: Talens Japan Petit Color 18 Watercolor Sketch Set (with 20 free postcards)/タレンズ 透明固形水彩スケッチセット プチカラー 水筆入り; Zebra Macky Kea Super Extra Fine/マッキーケア 超極細 油性 oil-based; Sakura My Name Super Extra Fine/サクラ マイネーム 超極細; Kuretake Fudegokochi Extra Fine/呉竹 筆ごこち 極細

I've long avoided watercolors for some reason. Not quite sure why. Probably a perceived lack of control. But after regular exposure to the brilliant awesomeness that is Drawn the Road Again, images from sketch practice books that I picked up to practice basic forms and field of depth (at which I suck), having always enjoyed the look of watercolor, especially e-tegami, and recently really getting into guying and sending postcards, I decided it might be about time to give it a try.

The other major reason I avoided watercolors was a perceived neccessity of space for all the equipment. Then I watched this clip last week and it clicked: I don't need a giant tool kit of painting supplies (let's set aside the fact that I would love to have one, made out of wood, that would open up into tiers on both sides); there are small sets available that are compact and totally portable. And as it turns out, quite affordable as well.

I was good about it for a week, knowing a new toy would distract me from the current job at hand (cleaning my room for the first time in forever). But that has come to a bit of an end, so I dropped by the Tokyu Hands on my way to my grandmother's and picked up a 18 color watercolor set that includes a waterbrush, an adjustable pallet, and even came with 20 postcards. Score.

I also got some black pens to try out in combination with the watercolors. I'm aiming for hard lines with hints of color. 

Looking forward to trying these out.