Gansai Tambi Watercolour Sets – Kuretake

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The rich and intense colours of Gansai Tambi are handcrafted, professional-quality pigment inks. These high-calibre watercolours are blendable with a creamy-smooth feel that show up beautifully on dark paper. Bold colours that are lightfast, so your painting will remain vivid. Water-based pigment paint can be highly opaque when used solely as a gouache but can also become more transparent depending on the amount of water added for dilution.

The large 48mm x 28mm pan makes it easy to use larger, thick brushes and colour large surface areas in any artwork. It is a solid type of watercolour pressed into pans that can be prepped and cleaned up quickly and easily dissolves in water.

Solid watercolours for professional artists and crafters. Ideal for sketch, illustration, Sumi-e and more.


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12 Colours Set, 24 Colours Set, 36 Colours Set

2 reviews for Gansai Tambi Watercolour Sets – Kuretake

  1. Marianke Volschenk (verified owner)

    I like the Kuretake Gansai Tambi paint as i can play around with all the beautiful colours given. They are the best watercolour set you can learn from. I recommend the gansai tambi paint for artists who are starting out with watercolours where the paint does not get in your way. Also make sure you use good watercolour paper, a good beginner and professional watercolour paper would be the Prime art 300gsm Water, Multi media pad.

  2. Anne-Marie Olivier

    Gansai Tambi is not traditional Western watercolours and work best on bamboo watercolour paper or cellulose paper. Very transparent for some colours and quite opaque for others. Interesting to use in sketchbooks and for general illustrations or background work. The big pans are great for brushes and re-wets very easily. Good option for something different. Do not recommend for beginners, or artists not familiar with watercolours in general, as the experience is different.

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