I'd love to do more urban/travel sketching with watercolors and ink, and I'm pretty new to art. How do I learn to do it better? More inside!
I'm smitten with this kind of travel sketching: http://www.candaceroserardon.com/travel-sketches/
And I recently bought the supplies needed to make it happen (pocket W&N watercolor set, a Niji waterbrush, cheap Crayola watercolor pencils, micron pens and watercolor paper). I got Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (thanks to ask mefi recommendations!) and can now do basic pencil sketches pretty decently. Is there an equivalent for learning watercolors?
Most of the watercolor books I see seem very comprehensive and complicated--I'm interested in quick tips and techniques I can start incorporating right away, not necessarily an art school education on mastering the medium. I know that lots of practice will help (and I'll be getting out and sketching as often as I can!), but in the meantime, what are some of your favorite resources for learning (watercolors or watercolor pencils)? Favorite youtube videos, tutorials, blog posts, books, personal tips--anything helps.
And aside from high-quality paper, is there anything else I should consider spending more money on? I'd like my supplies to be ultra portable, so I'm trying to keep it minimal, but I'm happy to upgrade on something if it'll really make a difference.