I’ve collected some of my favourite resources in one place, for you to easily find them. This is where I share my favourites in everything art, business and between.
Please note that I only recommend resources that I use and love myself, or would recommend to a close friend. Some of the resources are affiliate links, which means that I earn a commision at no extra cost for you, if you decide to buy a product following that link (and if you do, – thanks!). But, please do not spend money on anything without thinking it through, and being sure that it will help you in your business or development as an artist.
It’s a reason I love Amazon. Everything you need, whatever it is, it’s all there! And I really mean everything. So it can get a bit messy, and it’s easy to get lost in the jungle of paint and paper. But don’t worry, if you don’t know what you’re looking for, I’m here to help you out.
For a good start, I’d go for [eafl id=538 name=”W&N watercolour paint set” text=”this student watercolour paint set “]of high quality, affordable watercolor paint, that contain the same lightproof pigments as the W&N professional series, just in a lesser load. For a super watercolour paper, both for starters and professionals, I would start with an [eafl id=539 name=”Arches Watercolour Pad 300gsm cold fin” text=”Arches Watercolour Pad”] . The paper is made of 100% cotton (giving it a long life), and has a thickness and structure that is forgiving if you need to do corrections.
Building a Webpage
As an artist, you need a place, on the internet, to call “home”. A place where you can direct customers, connect with your audience and show your art.
Even if you already have a page on Facebook, or an Instagram following, or using another social or sharing service, it’s smart to have one site, one connecting point, to where all your platforms are connected.
First step is to sign up for a hosting service. A hosting service is kind of the foundation to where to build your site upon.
You need a reliable one, one that is trusted. Unfortunately, they are not free, but they’re not overly expensive either.
I recommend [eafl id=510 name=”Hostgator” text=”Hostgator”] or [eafl id=512 name=”Bluehost” text=”Bluehost”]. Hostgator saved my day with excellent and promt customer service. Bluehost seems to have an easier site to navigate as a first timer.
Both have WordPress integration, with “one-click installation” of The WordPress Platform.
Cheat Sheet to Non-Fading Art
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