When you enter a new field, passion drives you to know a lot in a short period of time. You have just started painting and you already want to know what you need to get started. Find in this article, the main materials that can be useful.
The painting surface and the different brushes
The first question is what you want to paint. It is the answer to this question that will allow you to choose a support. As a beginner, all you need is an acrylic or oil painting paper pad. But to be economical, you can choose canvas boards which are very practical. And to start your creations, choose only A4 size.
As for the brushes, don’t rush to buy several brushes at the beginning. You can start with one brush and gradually you will have a hundred brushes. However, to begin with, you will need a worn-out brush. This is used for sketching. You will also need a round brush with a fine point and a wide flat brush. A fan brush and a medium round brush are also very necessary. Don’t forget to buy a tractor and a painting knife.
Color tubes, mediums and additives
As far as color is concerned, you only need the three primary colors. These are light blue, yellow and pinkish red. You can also add the color white to achieve all the shades. As a beginner you should try acrylic paint first. And so the only medium to use is water. There are, however, a number of additives to enhance your paint. But with acrylic, you can do without the additives.
The other materials you need
You should buy a wooden or plastic pallet directly for a cost-effective result. As for the cups, you don’t need them from the start. But instead, you can use glass yogurt pots, and pots that can be closed. You will also need a small easel, to avoid back pain. An old rag and an old cloth can replace the paper towel and the gown respectively.