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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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Rich color yet it doesn't respond to lifting or blending
from Stevenson Ranch
Comments about Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Fine Art Liquid Watercolor Sets:
I was unable to lift the color with water after the washes dried. They are less malleable than pan watercolors.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with these colors. We're sorry to hear that they may not be to your liking. Please know that if you'd ever like more information on the working characteristics of a new medium, our Product Information Team is here to help. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or email@example.com, and they're happy to advise!
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Bright, beautiful color!
By Florida Traveling Artist
from Port Charlotte, Florida
Watercolors are too often washed out and soft. Not so with Dr. PH Martins. These watercolors are bold, beautiful, bright, and gorgeous. Easy to use, they are rich and intense. If you want your watercolors to make a statement, these will do it! I remember using the old Luma Dyes and loved them, though they are no longer available anywhere. These are easily as good, perhaps even better. They are similar to inks or dyes but these are much easier to work with.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
love it and I don't even use air brush.
from Rocky mount, VA
Use it to get rich, deep colors in my paintings - and I don't even use an air brush - just brushes. Can get colors as transparent or as saturated as I want.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Glass Bottles vs. Plastic Bottles
Beautiful liquid watercolors. Easy to use. The Hydrus line is lightfast. The Radiant line is not and may fade indirect sunlight. I bought the Hydrus Set 1and a few individual colors from the Radiant line. Even though the Radiantcolors are not light fast, I'm glad I purchasedthem. The colors are so Bright & Happy!I deducted 1 star from the rating becausethe Hydrus 1/2 oz. bottles come in PLASTIC"round" dropper bottles even though the productdescription says they are GLASS. I calledBlick to discuss this a few weeks ago but the product description still says they are glass. If you order a Hydrus Set...you aregetting plastic. (I can't help it....I am just nota fan of plastic.) The individual colors in theRadiant line DO come in their adorable squareGLASS dropper bottles. Happy watercoloring!
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Most colors are great
THE HYDRUS SET IS FULL OF REALLY WELL PIGMENTED COLORS IN A GOOD CONSISTANCY LIQUID, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE YELLOW OCHRE, WHICH IS TOO THICK. I USE ALL THE COLORS AND THIS IS THE ONLY ONE That is not ok.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Love the Hydrus Watercolors!
By Julie Calligraphy Teacher
from Chicago, IL
I recently purchased the 12 bottle set to use in my lettering workshops. I had been using the Radiant Watercolors until I found out that they were not lightfast, so I switched to the Hydrus. They are vibrant and easy to move around on paper. My students love the bright, rich colors. And I love that they are archival and lightfast.They also work well when dropping into walnut ink--a technique we using in hand lettering.
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Dropping Hydrus watercolors into walnut ink
Tags: Made with Product, Lettering Arts, Calligraphy, Hydrus Watercolors
Using Hydrus watercolors in between words
Tags: Calligraphy, Hydrus Watercolors, Lettering Arts
from Northbrook, IL
Easy to use, great way to learn watercolor technique.
ooh, those brilliant doc martin watercolors ;)
from chatsworth, ca
i ordered this particular set of liquid watercolors as a graduation gift to an art student of mine just graduating high school. these paints have unique application processes and lend themselves to vivid color. i lnow that i wanted my former art student to have the fun experiments with these wuality and rich colored paints.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Valparaiso, IN
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!
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.
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