Gotta give credit where it's due right? And let's be honest, I basically want to be Tonya Lee, the woman behind Scratchmade Journal--the absolute, hands down, best website I found while I was just starting my watercolor journey. I'm impressed by Tonya's style, her generosity, and the abundance of research she's done. I do not have the patience do be so methodical, but hot damn do I appreciate the folks who do it so I can learn from them!
I probably read her article on supplies for beginners half a dozen times when I was deciding what to purchase when I was just starting out. My own beginner supply recommendations are based on what I learned from taking her suggestions, and paring them down a wee bit further. I took much of her watercolor advice seriously to heart, and have based a lot of my learning since then on impressions and expectations formed on her site. I've tried to build my own palettes around her recommendations, and I've followed along with many of her tutorials. The only negative thing I can even say is that it's not updated much anymore, and I miss having new information to learn from Tonya.
I am so grateful for the resources she provides that I want to shout about them from the rooftops, but since I'm not really going to haul out my ladder to climb up on my roof, the second best thing I can do is try to share it with all of you virtually visiting me on the internet. I hope you visit Scratchmade Journal and enjoy it as much as I did.