Whatever you do, don't stop sketching. Even if it is the only creative thing you have time for everyday, do it. Try not to force yourself into it, let yourself get excited about it, put your heart into it! That's where you experiment, and that's where you change and grow. All my art teachers said this in college, and I wish I had listened sooner.
These are new paints from my lovely husband. I adore the saturation of the pigment! If you like to paint with strong colors, check out Kuretake Gansai Tambi solid water colors!