Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Palette - 12 Color Set

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Palette - 12 Color Set

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These traditional Japanese watercolors were designed for professional artists and crafters, but they can be enjoyed by novices and experts alike. The non-toxic, water-based paints are lightfast and ideal for sketching, illustration, sumi-e, cards, and more! Each watercolor block comes in an individual tray that can be removed from the palette during use. The underside of the box lid features a color chart that you can fill in yourself using the actual watercolors so that you can see exactly how they will appear when used.

This palette contains 12 colors: Black (No. 20), Blue (No. 64), Brown (No. 46), Deep Blue (No. 67), Green (No. 55), Lemon Yellow (No. 40), Light Brown (No. 44), Mid Green (No. 53), Red (No. 32), Scarlet Red (No. 31), White (No. 10), and Wine Red (No. 36).

Also pictured: Pentel Aquash Water Brushes.

Materials used in sword fighter painting: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Pentel Hybrid DX Gel Pen - White, J. Herbin India Ink. Materials used in sky painting: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors.

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This set would make for...
July 28, 2015
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This set would make for a fun addition to mixed media and watercolor sketching kits. The paint cakes activate readily with a wet brush, and they produced a creamy paint that is easy to control and apply to the paper without being runny. The colors are nicely pigmented, and are a bit more opaque than traditional Western watercolors. They look quite bright and translucent on watercolor paper. It is easier to pick up a color wash from the large rectangular pans as opposed to traditional half-pans of compact watercolor kits. The card stock dividers between each pair of pans limit the amount of pigment cross contamination that can occur among adjacent pans. Diluted paint can yield fairly translucent glazes with a flat brush. While not the most compact choice, the Gansai set is still small enough to travel with some precautions. Set should be dry before storing it, and pans should be kept horizontally. Make sure to secure the sturdy cardboard box with a rubber band, so that the pans don't fall out and spill inside your bag. Since it is labeled non-toxic, the set should be suitable for use by supervised children as well. Yet the label itself warns to keep it out of reach of children. Presumably because they may not be as washable as kids art supplies.
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Saturated pigments in...
August 4, 2015
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Saturated pigments in cake form can be transparent or opaque in application. Reminds me of gouache. Easy portability.
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These were a huge step...
September 10, 2016
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These were a huge step up from the watercolors I was using before. These colors are well enough varied that I could use them so far in many different ways in terms of color schemes. These paints can also go much darker than my previous set yet can be applied lightly when I want it to be. Well worth the purchase.
The colors were nice...
August 9, 2016
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The colors were nice and bold. I really love it and they are fun to use :)
Lovely colors and love...
July 19, 2016
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Lovely colors and love that I can swap them out for others if desired. Some of the colors are a bit similar, and I don't really see needing two types of red or brown, so I like that I can pop in perhaps a purple or other color.

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