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Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors are handcrafted, professional-quality Japanese watercolors with a highly blendable, creamy-smooth consistency. The colors are rich and intense, and exhibit greater opacity than European or American watercolors in traditional Japanese style.
Try these lush watercolors for sketching, illustration, sumi-e, etegami, ink-like wash painting, and more. All colors are certified non-toxic. Pans measure approximately 2" × 1".
Assorted Colors, Set of 12
This set contains White, Black, Scarlet Red, Red, Wine Red, Lemon Yellow, Light Brown, Brown, Mid-Green, Green, Blue, and Deep Blue.
Assorted Colors, Set of 18
This set contains White, Black, Scarlet Red, Red, Dark Pink, Wine Red, Purple, Lemon Yellow, Light Brown, Brown, May Green, Ocean Green, Mid-Green, Green, Cornflower Blue, Cobalt Blue, Blue, and Deep Blue.
Assorted Colors, Set of 24
This set contains White, Black, Scarlet Red, Red, Dark Pink, Wine Red, Purple, Lemon Yellow, Mid-Yellow, Light Brown, Brown, Dark Brown, Pale Aqua, May Green, Ocean Green, Mid-Green, Olive Green, Green, Turquoise Green, Evergreen, Cornflower Blue, Cobalt Blue, Blue, and Deep Blue.
Assorted Colors, Set of 36
This set contains White, Black, Cadmium Red, Scarlet Red, Red, Orange, Dark Pink, Carmine Red, Wine Red, Deep Pink, Deep Violet, Purple, Lemon Yellow, Bright Yellow, Mid-Yellow, Light Brown, Brown, Dark Brown, Pale Aqua, May Green, Ocean Green, Mid-Green, Olive Green, Green, Marine Green, Turquoise Green, Evergreen, Cornflower Blue, Cobalt Blue, Persian Blue, Blue, Menthol Violet, Deep Blue, Gold, Blush Gold, and Silver.
Starry Colors, Set of 6
Featuring beautiful mica colors that shimmer and shine, this set contains pans of Aether Pearl, Cazimi Gold, Gemini Yellow Gold, Luna Silver, Lyra Gold, and Star Dust Gold. The high-quality pigments radiate from both light and dark paper. Mix the watercolors to create brilliant hues and artistic washes.
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Love love love these watercolors!
By Recovery crafts
from Ft Lauderdale, FL
Comments about Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Sets:
I have been using these watercolors to create greeting card backgrounds and watercolor brush lettering. They are bright, blendable, and easy to use.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Holtville, CA
Really rich colors/
Love the product
from Willow Springs, IL
Love the colors of each gold
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Eugene, OR
I love how the lid has a place to do your own color chart, so you can get an accurate representation of the colors before you use them. They are really lovely, I'm excited to grow in watercolor painting experience.
(13 of 21 customers found this review helpful)
Gorgeous, Rather Opaque, VERY pigmented, Unlike WC Paints
By Jenny Lens
from Santa Monica, CA
Paints are gorgeous. Great assortment if you don't want to constantly mix up your own colors. BUT rather opaque! NO REAL RED. That's why only 4 stars: too opaque and where's the fire engine red? Reds tend to the purple or orange side. Who makes a paint set without a primary RED?Readily drinks up the water and good to go quickly. Very generous amount of pigment and probably last awhile, for most people. I wanted very transparent watercolors ... but people RAVE about this set on many varied sites. Unlike most other watercolors, these are rather easy to paint over something, due to its opaqueness.Kinda cross between gouache and traditional watercolors. Most who rave about this are NOT trained artists and NOT used to pricier watercolors.I have to build up or remove colors or the paint is rather uniform. Hard to get my beloved hard darker edges. Don't leave big drops of paint/water cos it will dry shiny! You can really work these colors and readily layer, move, remove color, even after dry. Won't affect layer underneath if you layer a bit of paint. IF you work it, you can mix and move colors around on the paper. I really like that! Just takes some getting used to!Most who use this just like one quick layer of color. Bible Journaling (yes, that's a thing), regular journaling, quick illustrations, hobbyists, mommy bloggers. Fine, but I HATE the montone effects.I love REAL watercolor paintings. I think most have no background in traditional art. They are used to markers and washi tape. Which is all good and fine. THIS product for ALL levels, ALL interpretations of watercolor. Thankfully, you can really play with these paints.The hardest part is determining the color names. The list provided by manufacturer is minimal, at best. I spent time comparing my paint samples (on Strathmore 140 lb pad, whiter than Arches) with several watercolor and color books I own. Here's my list BUT I changed the order! I HATE how every vendor, whether wc paint, wc pencils, we pastels, randomly sort colors in packages. IF this loses formatting, the left is merely a list from 1-36, the next are the strange numbers Kuretake assigned, and lastly, a variety of descriptions. I used as many real world paint names as I could figure out, but also MY own description. Cos that's what counts. Feel free to update as you wish!I don't like the LONG narrow box. So I put my fave paints towards the bottom. So if this doesn't make sense to you, reorder the numbers! Have fun, be adventurous, enjoy!What is Brush Gold? I created BRONZE sculptures using the lost wax method, in college, many years ago. I knew immediately 91 is BRONZE. I even pulled out a small sculpture and showed my room-mate. She agreed. The Bronze Age, you know? 90 Gold itself is kinda strange. Should be more yellow. I cast jewelry in gold too. But hey, these are personal interpretations. Meant to help, not be too critical.1. 10 White2. 95 Silver3. 91 Bronze4. 90 Gold5. 54 Olive Green6. 46 Burnt Sienna7. 47 Brown8. 20 Black9. 40 Lemon Yellow10. 43 Deep Yellow/Cadmium Lemon11. 42 Dark Yellow12. 44 Light Ochre/Cadmium Yellow [Light] or New Gamboge (Light)13. 51 Green14. 52 Green Dark15. 53 Green Yellow/Sap Green16. 58 Dark Green/Hooker's Green17. 34 Pink Hot18. 35 Pink19. 36 Red Rose Deep/Permanent Rose/Cadmium Red Deep20. 30 Scarlet Lake21. 32 Cadmium Red/Cadmium Scarlet/Duller Scarlet22. 31 Orange Red/Cadmium Orange/Cadmium Red23. 33 Orange Light/Cadmium Yellow Deep/Indian Yel/Aureolin Yel24. 37 Red Violet/Phthalo Violet/Cobalt Violet25. 139 Violet26. 38 Purple27. 61 Aquamarine or Cornflower Blue28. 64 Cobalt Blue/Ultramarine29. 63 Light Blue/Horizon Sky Blue/Thalo Blue30. 66 Blue/Cerulean Blue31. 62 Cyan/Cerulean Blue32. 67 Blue Grayish33. 50 Light Teal Blue/Blue Green Light34. 55 Teal Blue/Viridian Green35. 57 Dark Teal Blue/Blue Green Dark36. 56 Blue Green
from Fresh Meadows, NY
The pigement was really strong and the colors were really bright and vivid. I really enjoyed how the color just smoothly applied on the page. In my opinion, it is best used with the Pentel Aquwash Water Brush, but you can use it with many other brushes and mediums. I really enjoyed this product!
from MD and NYC
The colors are brilliant.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Fine Artist at-Large
I am a painter and have experimented with different brands of watercolor. Kuretake has excellent quality paint and is heavily pigmented in color. Even the linen textured box is a beautiful presentation. It is highly recommended for all artist.
All That and Then Some
The vivid colors and intense pigmentation are very good quality and very compatible with my work needs.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Very fine quality
from New York
I like the size of the pans and they are detachable. The fact that the box is carton does not really matter since they can be moved in a metal box for travel, if that is a problem for someone. I use them on big size works and they are saturated and bright colors. Easy to dissolve, easy to use, from transparent to opaque, they are really good quality. I have all the types and the new ones, the metals, they also work very well. I hope that Blick will continue to carry them for years to come. Good value and best quality.
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