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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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Most colors are great
Comments about Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Fine Art Liquid Watercolor Sets:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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: Hydrus Watercolors, Made with Product, Lettering Arts, Calligraphy
Using Hydrus watercolors in between words
Tags: Lettering Arts, Hydrus Watercolors, Calligraphy
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.
(1 of 1 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.
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.
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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.
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.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
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.
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