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watercolor travel sets

Post by enrico » Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:15 pm

Was browsing around at Blick online ... and there's quite a few sets available that I hadn't seen before ...

http://www.dickblick.com/zz003/19g/

http://www.dickblick.com/zz003/74/

http://www.dickblick.com/zz003/78a/

http://www.dickblick.com/zz017/10/

haven't tried any of these, but they look quite small and handy ..


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Watercolour Travel Sets

Post by Andrew » Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:18 pm

The Sakura Koi sets are wonderful. The consistency is close to Sumi-e ink.

I use [/url]http://www.dickblick.com/zz003/67/[url], both the transparent and opaque, and ... [/url]
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Post by bengabo » Mon May 29, 2006 4:41 pm

I like it > it's great

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Post by Nanush » Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:34 pm

i loved those, the lefranc & bourjeois
the 14 colours is enough, and the brush is pure squirrel :D

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Post by Charecua » Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:45 am

Oh my God! The Sakura Koi set is just wonderful.

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Post by 4ojos » Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:16 am

I use a Windsor&Newton Cotman14 colours watercolour set, but the original colours were gone long ago and I refill the pans with any other brand (lately a very weird and shitty indian brand called "Camel")
Years ago I used a quite expensive metal box of Schminke (a german brand) but it was too bulky for me and I changed it around 5 years ago for the plastic, less fashionable W&N. Here´s a shot of my old box.
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Post by Nanush » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:45 pm

yeah i noticed that their brushes are AWFUL
try the ones i mentioned above if they r in stores...

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Yarka

Post by tinyinkling » Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:47 pm

Has anyone used the Yarka watercolors?

http://www.cheapjoes.com/art-supplies/4 ... r-sets.asp

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Re: Yarka

Post by Zoe » Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:30 pm

Hi - just found this forum and reading through new and old posts.

I've used the Yarka watercolours frequently. Folks say they aren't archival and not up to W&N standards but I've enjoyed using them for sketching and particularly like some of their earth colours. They are somewhat more granulating than other w/c.

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http://www.cheapjoes.com/art-supplies/4 ... r-sets.asp

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pebeo

Post by 4ojos » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:52 pm

I´ve just got a french Pebeo metal box with 12 half pans for 14 euro (12USD). The pans were half empty but it looks like is the way some manufacturers have for drying the colours
http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/pigmt1.html#handmade


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Post by Thorsten » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:04 am

what a neat idea with that old alu-tealight in that box, too ;-)

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aluminium

Post by 4ojos » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:07 am

The box didnt have any space for the water so I had to improvise!

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My take on the watercolor Altoid box

Post by Zan » Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:42 pm

Hi Everyone,

This is my first post to the sketching forum. I am getting ready for the 12th sketchcrawl. In preparation, I have made this Altoid box to carry with me. It is a more elaborate take on the altoid box, but I really enjoyed doing it and hope you will try it out. Here is the link to a detailed how to on my blog:

http://artezan.blogspot.com/2006/11/my- ... allet.html

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Post by ethangeorgi » Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:45 pm

For my birthday I got a little Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor kit. It's in a hard plastic clamshell case that opens up, with three trays of four watercolor pans. There's a brush inside and two palettes that pop out. I got a chance to use it over the holiday weekend and I really like it. Very easy to use and highly portable. The whole thing is about the size of a case for glasses. My only problem with it is that one of the trays of four pans is a duplicate, and there is no blue included in the colors. Confused me. I should be able to get some blues at the local art store, and then we're "super green."

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Student colors

Post by Zan » Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:18 pm

I know we are mostly sketchers here, but folks you have got to get your hands on Artist colors and throw away your student colors if you want to really enjpy using watercolors on your sketches.

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