What exactly is this...looking for a hobby but do you need to be an artist to use this? I have no artistic skill whatsoever.
JEFF LOEN- KENM V
This is fun and doesn't take much skill.
I got a 144 p. book called "The art of hand painting photographs" by Cheryl Machat Dorskind (only $5.97 at Amazon), which explains everything and gives dozens of nice examples of coloring family black and white photos.
All you need is the Marshall's set and some black and white prints to work on. Begin with prints that are expendable; there is a learning curve to getting nice results. I have a darkroom and can make plenty of prints cheaply. It's fun to see them come alive with color.
Definitely a great hobby, in a retro-20th Century sort of way.