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Hydrus is lightfast, transparent, fine art quality watercolor in a glass bottle. This liquid product delivers the same brilliance and permanency as traditional tube watercolors. Made from the finest artist pigments, Hydrus watercolors can be blended and intermixed while still maintaining the transparency and luminosity of the colors.
Both 12-color sets come in trays that double as mixing palettes and bottle holders, with space for a water cup and 12 individual mixing wells. Hydrus watercolors may be used in technical, calligraphy, and fountain pens, and also in airbrushes.
Set includes 12 glass bottles: Hansa Yellow Light, Gamboge, Brilliant Cadmium Red, Deep Red Rose, Quinacridone Magenta, Phthalo Green, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine, Cobalt Violet, Venetian Brown, Carbon Black, and Titanium White. Available in 1 oz or ½ oz bottles.
Set includes 12 glass bottles: Hansa Deep Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Permanent Red, Cobalt Blue, Indian Red, Viridan Green, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Sepia, Payne's Gray, Sap Green, and Burnt Umber. Available in 1 oz or ½ oz bottles.
Set includes 12 glass bottles: Blue Aqua, Carmine, Chrome Yellow, Crimson Lake, Hansa Yellow Medium, Quinacridone Violet, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Red Oxide, Turquoise Blue, Ultramarine Red Violet, and Vermilion Hue. Available in 1 oz or ½ oz bottles.
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from Valparaiso, IN
Comments about Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Fine Art Liquid Watercolor Sets:
I use these on Arches watercolor paper with taklon brushes most of the time. they are highly pigmented and smooth, can't get enough of them!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Rockville, IN
I have used these watercolors before and really enjoyed how they are so saturated with color. You can tone them down with water or other colors to mix a new shade. I simply love them.
By rock diva art
from Dallas Tx
I haven't really used watercolors before I mostly work with acrylics. But I seen a couple of videos about these watercolors on Youtube and they looked like fun and people were saying great things about them. I thought I would try them for myself. I am very satisfied with these watercolors love them. They are highly pigmented which I love and are all around a great product. I purchase set 1 and can't wait to purchase the other sets.
from Danville, CA
I'm not an artist, more of a wannabe. The 1/2oz sets were a very good price. I craft, make cards, small plaques and just play. The colors are so vibrant and a little goes a long way. I now know the difference between artist quality and student grade. I bought all 4 sets of the 1/2 oz and would get them again. Colors mix nod blend well.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Very good for opaque applications
By Blou Stark
from Wenonah, NJ
I love this product for ease of use, as far as mixing and not using too much paint. You can just apply 1 drop at a time to your palatte so no waste. The only problem I've had is with the Quinacridone Violet and Ultramarine Red Violet. The paint separates after applied to the paper, and looks like granules. I shook the bottles very well before using and I can't seem to get it to not separate. Not sure if that is normal for the violets? or these 2 bottles are defective. I have not contacted customer service about this yet, but I plan to.Overall, I love the rest of the colors and plan to order the other 2 sets eventually.
Are these really watercolor?
from Shelby Township Michigan
The colors in the Hydrus watercolor's are vibrantly pigmented. They apcan be diluted to different values with water. But one thing I found was that once dried, they DO NOT RECONSTITUTE ON PAPER. So I don't think these are really watercolor. They're like a watersoluble ink that once dry becomes permanent. But when laying color or mixing in a palette etc. they feel just like watercolor. The fact that they do not reconstitute after drying on paper hasn't deterred me at all. The colors are so vibrant that you can't pass em up! I'm not sure about their lit fastness. I'm sure this is probably in the description.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect for artists who love bright colors
By Kym Min
from Greenville, NC
I watched a youtuber use hydrus along with watercolors to achieve bright colors, and from then on I've wanted to try them. I finally got to order them, and I feel like I don't know how I lived without them. For the artist who wants to achieve bright colors, these are perfect. The sets give you a good variety of colors - colors that you can combine and get more colors from. You can't go wrong with any set, but I recommend set 1 because it has primary colors. Sure, I'd get all sets because the colors are so beautiful. They will last you a long time, since a little drop goes a long way, so it is worth the investment. If there is leftover paint in your palette, you can use it again after it dries, just as you would use watercolor. They're really amazing.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Beautiful clear colors
from New York State
This set of watercolor produces brilliant, clear hues! Nothing else compares. Although the bottles may appear small, they can be used for quite a while. I haveused them in the classroom. They can dry and be whetted the next day. My only concern is that older sets have sediment on the bottom of the jar. I am not sure if this is normal.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I love these watercolors. The colors are brilliant and beautiful and I love that they are lightfast and archival so I don't have to worry about my artwork fading over time. I have used these for years and also have several of their other products. I have contacted the company directly a couple times over the years with questions and they are incredibly friendly and helpful.
love Love LOVE these watercolors!!!
from Oxnard, CA
I have used cake, tube, and liquid watercolors at all price points and quality. While these are a bit on the pricey side, they are worth EVERY penny! You need very little to get a lot of coverage. The colors are rich and vibrant- just delicious! And they are truly colorfast. Once they are dry you can paint right next to or over previous progress without any bleeding or leeching of color. My very favorites!
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