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Know how to buy colors at the store by martinacecilia Know how to buy colors at the store by martinacecilia
while there are several fact in this there are a lot of opinions as well (namely my distrust on several brands marketing strategies, and my opinion that’s better to start with cheap student quality stuff. LOTS of people disagree on that point)  that you should take as what they are: personal opinions. this is the result of several years of research on creating a cheap but high quality palette that would help me. 

other things to know: pigments are generally more resistant in oil and acrylics than they are in watercolor. but there are a couple of pigments that work well in watercolor but really badly in oil.

resources
pigments through the ages
a comprehensive guide to watercolor pigments and a lot of tests on popular brands
about van gogh's bedroom
Blue and Yellow don't make green by Michael Wilcox

rebloggable post on tumblr
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cmvanek Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
I learned so much from this. Thank you.
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LB-Lee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
I've never painted, but I found this excellent tutorial on tumblr, so now if I ever DO take up watercolor, I will not be intimidated.  Thanks!
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ladysugarquill Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank s for this! *saves info*
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ArturKarlov Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student
oh my god, this is so unbelievably awesome, thank you for this!
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The-art-lover-46 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you this was very informative and I know what to look for if I ever decide to get any paints from the store :)
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bearded-rooster Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't paint too often, but this seems really useful! Thank you.
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ClansofNaruto Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for this advice!
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NerdGlassez Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for posting this! really helpful! 
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SethFitts Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Though I know most of this stuff, I really enjoyed reading through your presentation. It is informative, engaging and entertaining which leaves a lasting impression and is most likely to be remembered rather than some old boring text book stuff. Nicely done.
Can I share this with my watercolor students?
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martinacecilia Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
eh, I learned that the hard way explaining perspective. that's a topic that can definitely kill you if you go the textbook way. Yes, of course, no problem , share it with everyone you want
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