If you're a beginner to Chinese watercolor painter then you do have to do a little research and practice before you actually let your paintbrush hit the canvas. From using the right paint to the right brush, every single thing you employ for your art matters in the ultimate creation.
To learn how to get started, check out this helpful tutorial.
Introducing the Four Treasures of Chinese Painting: Brush, Rice Paper, Inkstick and Inkstone.
Here is a list of supplies for beginners:
1. 2-5 Chinese Painting Brushes.
You need a pair of soft and stiff brush, or a combination brush to get start. Good varieties in size and shapes are available here for you to choose from. If you already have some Asian brushes, try them to see if they work for you.
2. Sumi Ink. You may use bottled liquid ink for convenience. Tradtitional inkstick and inkstone and are recommended for best result.
3. Rice Paper. High quality authentic Chinese rice paper is available at moderate prices. We recommend mulberry paper to beginning student for less bleeding and evenly color lending.
4. Watercolor Paints. Marie's Chinese painting watercolor and color chips are available in our online store. You may also use artist quality watercolor or gouache.
5. A Pallete or Two White Ceramic Saucers.
6. A Water Container for rinsing brush, as big as possible.
7. A piece of Felt Pad. It should be in white or light color, no black! Synthetic is fine. Recommended size: 18"x20".
8. Paper Towel or Hand Tissue. for blotting or to dry the brush.