Animal study, Koi


2 hr
Pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache, white ink pen on  Moleskine Watercolor sketchbook A4.

I bite the bullet and get myself some professorial grade Daniel Smith watercolor. (Bye bye to my old WN Cotman set.) The different is huge. The color is much more intense and vivid. I like the DS color created more granulation than my old set does. This drawing done within two hours. I’m sold. 🙂 An Empty travel watercolor box is just too expensive and not make sense. So I look it up online and found some tutorial for a watercolor kit. A regulator Altoids box, 12 empty half pans and some magnetic tape from Daiso. Bam! I got myself a nice travel set. Can’t wait to painting with it outside.


Diaso Magnetic tape $1.50. empty half pan $ 0.79 each with discount. White enamel paint for the paint area. $0.00 (found at home.) Altoids tin $2.69. The Daniel Smith paint is expensive because they don’t have discount. Don’t ask me about it, haha.


cut the tape and stick to the bottom of the pans. Easy to remove and refill.


Let it dry for few days before take it out. Or you will be sorry. >_>


Here is my new watercolor setup. Need more desk space so I can paint with bigger paper. Resting a drawing board between the computer desk and my chair. Voila! Instant watercolor table! Though I need something to secure the water cup. It tilts toward me and easy to knock off.