Very versatile watercolor...
January 13, 2016
Very versatile watercolor set. The colors blend into vibrant hues.
I made this little ref sheet: https://flic.kr/p/D4TWSA
-Paper used is also from Jetpens, New Soho series SKETCH, in B6 format.
-For the black circle outlines, I used the black brushpen that comes with the
set before painting, and it's perfectly waterproof.
-The Gold is relatively opaque; it doesn't cover perfectly but the shine is
there and the effect is really nice.
-I used a regular brush, water container and palette to work. (Meaning, I didn't
use the waterbrush that comes with the set).
-The colors really stain, especially the yellow. I'd recommend getting a good
brush soap (The Masters is particularly easy to use and works well) and wash
everything with it, palette, water container, brush. It still stains, but less.
I also never let the paints dry on my palette.
Overall, these colors are amazing. I've painted a few sketches with them and got
some of the prettiest blends on paper that I had seen in a while. I was
surprised by the versatility of this "primary" trio, and by how it's not hard to
get a wide range of hues that never fall into the "dirty" category. Used the way
I use them, they stay on the medium to pale range of tones, but that's fine for
me, for now.