Practising with Kuretake Gansai Tambi

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It’s back to basics today with a new palette – these are some Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours from Japan. I bought the 24 set simply because I didn’t fancy having metallic paints (I already have Finetec so getting another three metallic pans was quite pointless). With these palettes, I set on working on simple blending techniques – just loading on pigment on brushes and painting circles while the paint is still wet…

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Picking up the brush again

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I picked up journaling around middle of last year, just before our family trip back to France. Initially, my style was text-heavy with little to nearly zero illustrations or doodles. I was thoroughly convinced that I was not a very visual person. My artwork lacked depth and composition. Well, it still does. I don’t consider myself an artist.

Our travel back to France saw us going to really gorgeous places and enjoying familiar foods. I took tonnes of pictures but putting them all into a journal wasn’t going to work. Doodling was a nice way of capturing these images and plonking them next to text. It made things readable and more importantly, I didn’t have to spend too much time thinking of things to write. …

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