This began as a review of the Berkeley watercolor pad.

I found it in National Bookstore and gave it a try, because P112.00 is not bad for a watercolor pad. Twenty-four spiral-bound acid-free sheets of practice goodness. The paper is a warm off-white.

Berkeley watercolor pad

I also grabbed a couple of Chinese brushes to practice with. The result is two unusual girls having their usual hit of java.

Two girls having coffee

I think they’ll make good characters, don’t you?

The paper absorbs water just a little too quickly for my taste, but it’s fine for practice, which at its price point is what it’s meant for.