Let's paint with $1 Watercolor paint!
The annual inflation rate in the US accelerated to 7.9% in February of 2022, the highest since January of 1982, matching market expectations. In this age of inflation, I thought about how to draw more freely without being limited by the cost of materials.
So what I came up with was watercolor paint for a dollar.
If you buy these 24, you can spend $0.83 each, or less than $1.
I finished two guinea pigs with this $1 watercolor paint as shown below, a 2H pencil to sketch, water, a piece of kitchen towel, and white acrylic paint. For reference, I don't use the eraser as often as possible. I've been training like that ever since. Because I don't like pencil marks left on drawings. However we can add an eraser here as needed.
If possible, sketch with a 2H pencil to create soft lines.
With watercolor it's important to lay down your light colors first and work towards the darker colors.
Paint the white fur part with white acrylic color. At this time, mix a little brown color together and paint.
It emphasizes the details of the eyes and fur.
Treat the highlights with white acrylic paint.
Here is the result.
It's a one dollar watercolor, but I didn't have any trouble painting it. Rather, it seems that the colors and materials are minimal, making it simpler and easier to express.
Myungja Anna Koh