Kuretake Picture Letter Gansai Tanbi, 36 Color Set (With 3 pens)
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- [36 Colors] Gansai is traditional Japanese watercolor, utilizing colors that are based off those seen in nature, meaning they are vivid and opaque. Pans are carefully filled with paint that is smooth, not granulated, and dries with a slight shiny finish.
- [Flexible Techniques] Paints do not leave hard edges when dry, making flat-washes easy to accomplish, and are easy to layer with proper technique.
- [Brush Dexterity] Gansai Tambi Pans are much larger than typical watercolor pans, giving you the ability to use both small or large brushes quite easily.
- [Palette and Color chart included] Within each Gansai Tambi set is a protective sheet that not only keeps your pans from shifting but can be used as a palette mixer. Each box also includes a color chart so you can swatch the colors yourself and distinguish between them quickly.
- [Beautiful Packaging, Ideal for Gift-giving] Water-based pigment is ACMI-certified, and packaged in a simple cardboard box with elegant green washi overlay. Perfect for gifts.
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Gansai Tambi are Eastern Watercolors, available in 36 colors that are based off colors found in nature, and so they are vibrant without being overly saturated. Due to their richness and opaqueness, Gansai are semi-transparent and can be used as a gouache unless mixed heavily with water.
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colors, 36-Color Set (Double)
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolour Paints Set - 36 Colours
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.
- Stunning lightfast watercolours desiged to offer a smooth and creamy consistency when painting
- Handcrafted following traditional methods which have been refined for more than a century
- Set of 36 watercolours in a stunning Gansai Tambi box
- Water-based pigment, hi-opaque ink, lightfast, Xylene free
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Now, the Tambis are not as vibrant as the Koi, but the pans are 4x the size and you'll get a lot more use out of it. The colors are more opaque (though you can solve this by adding more water) and you get a good enough color selection to mix and experiment which you might not be able to do with a more expensive set.
If you want bold, beautiful watercolor that works, go for this set. Especially if you want to do larger pieces! The pans are full-sized (though half-filled, so they're like 1/2 to 3/4 pans in reality but who cares!) so you can dip a big ol' brush in there and gather up all the color you need in one fell swoop!
The pans are also removable from the case and you can turn them into a travel set with a metal palette and some magnets. They're just great, and if you're like me and use up just a few colors in the set there are plenty of places online where you can buy replacement single pans so you don't have to buy a whole new set. No this is not me rationalizing buying more Tambis. No... not me. Never.
Why four stars instead of five? The brushes didn't hold up too well. Waterbrushes are hit and miss though, and you can always buy some Ohuhu ones to replace the ones that come with this when they lose their point or start breaking down on you (honestly my Ohuhu brushes seem to have fared a lot better than the Kuretake ones which really surprised me!)
Buy these watercolors now! They're great!
With this pen, I started nervously to test my brush. Then, suddenly, perfection. The color flows perfect, you can barely see the water move as you gently squeeze the brush at the end of each brush stroke, you watch as suddenly the color and water align perfectly against your paper, the you cheer out loud at the perfection. The universe fits together like a puzzle for that second and it's glorious.
As for the pigment, it picks up easily with the first brush stroke, no letting the water sit until it absorbs enough to let go of its colors. The colors themselves lay down nicely. Tiny grains against smooth waterwashed color creating the right balance of color distribution and choice of texture against varying grains of paper. The smoothness of the paper determines whether you get elegant waterscapes or sandy mountainsides, however with enough water you can melt the mountains or with enough pigment, place delicate shimmers in the water.
Wonderful products work in perfect harmony. Kuretake is truly the brand for my future