Anyway, I still found what I was looking for:
- Dark green watercolor
I usually use Schmincke watercolors, but despite them having over hundred different hues, there is no good dark green. And mixing regular green with black or something else just isn't the same. So I now have a perylene green from Winsor&Newton which is just awesome. One pigment, lightfast, transparent- perfect. Too bad I am focusing on portraits right now and don't really need it.
- Naples yellow watercolor
I never was a fan of paints which consist of many pigments, because they usually have bad mixing properties. Naples yellow reddish from Schmincke however is the perfect skin tone . I already used it in my latest painting.
- Heavy drawing paper
Perfect for drawing because super smooth and thick enough not to warp if wet. Finally I can combine drawings and paintings into one piece. If only I wouldn't suck so much at drawing. (Note to self: drawing practice twice a week!)
- graphite aquarelle
Yeah for sketches that vanish when you paint over them. I never liked that the pencils lines of the sketch are visible on the finished painting.
- grey pastels
I read this, so I got myself a set of grey pastels, lets see what I can do with it. I like that they are mixable with watercolor.
I got myself some more things, like additional palettes and brushes. Art supply stores are no good place for me. I feel like I always spend more than I can afford and buy more things than I really need. Unfortunately my watercolor paper is running out...
I am still looking for the perfect way to do white highlights on watercolor paintings. I already tried so many different things - white watercolor, gouache, acrylics, ink, pencils, gel pens - but never was really satisfied. If you have any ideas or tipps, please tell me!
And please tell my if you liked this journal and want me to write more.