True. And yet I still think of how my art teacher in high school kept having to drill it to me to keep on going with my watercolor paintings. Starting light and work your way to dark is pretty standard in getting the handle of how light and shadows are necessary to master.if Hitler could do passable watercolor landscape, then i figured it must be easy enough to pick up. And sure enough, it's pretty hard to screw up so far. I understand it does have a pretty high skill ceiling for what you can do with the different advanced techniques and materials/tools, though. I just start learning how to do the most elementary technique for now, like mixing color and different effect of wet vs dry brush/paper.
EDIT: Reminded I did this a few years back with nothing but watercolor and Micron pens.