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October 8, 2012


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1. - Watercolors are FAST. They dry fast and you can finish a painting within one day. Given that you learn with every finished painting, you learn fast!

2. - Watercolors don't stink. No dangerous chemical fumes, no headaches, usable around little children. Isn't that a wonderful reason!

3. - Watercolors are easy to clean. You don't make a lot of mess, and if you do, what water fouled, water will clean.

4. - There is no need for white paints. All the lightness is already given by your paper.

5. - Watercolors are practical to use outdoors. All your tools will fit into a small pocket.

6. - Watercolors are RELAXING. It must be the flooding, but whenever working with water and brush, your mind is set on ease.

7. - Watercolors bring transparent, delicate and ethereal results. Sometimes even a few well-lead brush strokes deliver sightly accomplishment.

8. - Watercolors are DIVERSE. They can be used in many very different ways and are easy to use with other media.

9. - Watercolors are CHALLENGING. You don't need to be afraid that during painting there will be no need for your brain :D

VOTE for the strongest reason you like watercolor :heart:


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Tasuke1993 Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
wattercolours for me aren't relaxing at all.. they stress me too much because if you get some spots too dark you can't fix them with white(that's why i prefer acril rather than wattercolours often), but un second thought.. like this journal says: Watercolors are easy to clean. You don't make a lot of mess, and if you do, what water fouled, water will clean. Also I agree that Watercolors don't stink ^^ and yes watercolors are challenging indeed! but that's makes it special and magic, it helps us to create a amazing works! ^^
12starlings Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
reason 10: they're fun to use with mixed media!
Nahnum Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Many people say that painting with watercolors is hard, but i find it really easy! One of my preferred ways to paint, definitely :)
I would argue that it is hard because it is so easy to make fatal mistakes. But also, that it makes it fun and challenging, and gives the artist an air of competence. I definitely prefer watercolours to any other traditional medium.
ExtremeYaoiFanatic May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another reason: They are GREAT for effects. -w-b
danydiniz Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with all those reasons.
Watercolors are my favorite traditional media. They're fantastic to work with. Oh how I miss painting with those!
This was a really strong motivation for me to use them again. : )
Carcaneloce Oct 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
My beloved watercolours :love: My main media, I think :love:
I love them for all listed reasons :D
Gwendolyn12 Oct 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
All the reasons are equally important for me to use watercolors. Gotta love them:D
yf19-sama Oct 17, 2012   General Artist
For ALL those reasons I like to use this medium.
zzen Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Watercolours are best for small spaces, no studio etc - you just need one table, you can even paint without table. Watercolours are perfectly portable and even if you buy expensive art watercolours, if you work on small scale, you can use them long time - that is why I prefer watercolours in pans/ half-pans.
Watercolours are fun.
Ten minutes work with them give me more relax than anything else.

I love watercolours, but the truth is you NEED OUALITY PAINTS AND QUALITY PAPER - even person who does not know anything about watercolours can see the difference very clearly.
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