Yes, you can afford art supplies

By Vanessa Bentley

Have you ever wanted to try painting but the paper, paint and brushes are all just too expensive? What if you only paint once and don’t like it? Worrying about the cost of the paper might also make you reluctant to experiment – and after all, what is art without experimentation?

A product brand that seems to be available in many stores is Rolfes. They make sketchbooks for a variety of applications. I was looking for something really affordable for illustration purposes, and this was right up my alley.

For the purposes of the illustration I wanted to do, I also purchased a set of watercolours. This set is perfect for someone who wants to try out watercolour paint for the first time and not worry about cost. These are also perfect for children – and in my case, for illustration purposes.

For the watercolour illustration, I decided that the Rolfes Watercolour pad would be the best choice. The first step was to draw my sketch in pencil.

Once I was happy with my sketch I could start adding colour. The lid of the paint container is lovely as it serves as a palette for your paints. Add a bit of water into the little lid of the paint tray, then add the colour to the water and your paint will be perfect for a wash.

For this painting I worked in layers, adding the colours until I had the look I wanted. To finish off, I waited until the paint was dry before adding details using pencil crayons and a bit of white gel pen.

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