Kuretake MC2036V Gansai Tambi 36 Color Set
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- Color Set: Assorted Colors
- Traditional Japanese water colours for professional artists and crafters
- Ideal for sketch, illustration, sumi-e and more
- This package contains thirty-six water colors in assorted colors within one 13x8x3/4 inch case
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Gansai Tambi paints are traditional Japanese watercolors for professional artists and crafters. They are the perfect accent for scrapbooking, crafting, and artistic projects, including sketch, illustration, and ink wash painting. Gansai Tambi watercolors come in a variety of options, including a set of 12, a set of 18, 24 and a set of 36 unique colors. Create beautiful works of art, use with stamping and paper projects, and add details to scrapbooks and more with these paints. Paints work best on paper and use a water-based pigment. The pigment is nontoxic and conforms to ASTM D 4236.
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It is a little disheartening though, spending 50$ on a watercolor set and almost 1/2 the colors are cracked or chipped. If this was a gift i'm very sure i wouldn't have even tried to see the quality and would've given the product a much lower rating, seeing that if the colors are this delicate in shipping they would be packaged more carefully than in a thin bubbled package.
I would recommend this product regardless of the chipping. The packaging is lovely and the amount of colors and the size of each pan is huge (about 1"x2" in size). The colors are very pigmented, and smooth to work with.
Just be wary if you are giving it as a gift since chipping and cracking can occur.
Edit: After i finished swatching all the colors, i couldn't give this set a 4 star regardless of the condition. I fell in love again. The white is opaque (from what i have tested, we'll see what happens when i use it in paintings), the black is the most opaque black i've gotten from a pan set, and the iridescent colors are amazing and very smooth and buttery. A must have, if you are buying this for a friend as a gift, and they can't get over a little cracked paint then they'll miss out on a wonderful set of watercolors.
Edit [12.5.15]: Nearly a year later and i'm still loving this set. I have decided to post up some paintings I have done recently to show you the quality and opacity these paints can have. I will also post a "rough" translation of the color names, some of which I have no clue/couldn't find a translation that made sense on various translators.
Edit [11/1/2016]: I found my translated list sorry for the wait!! Please note this is what I was able to come up with, with my minimal knowledge of basic japanese, if you have a more accurate translation please post!
No. 32 : Beni べに・紅 [Crimson]
No. 34 : Youbeni ようべに・洋紅 [Carmine]
No. 35 : Koubai こうばい・紅梅 [Hongmei? Red Plum]
No. 36 : Enji えんじ・臙脂 [Rouge]
No. 30 : Akashu あかしゅ・赤朱 [Red Vermilion]
No. 31 : Shu しゅ・朱 [Vermilion]
No. 33 : Daidai だいだい・橙 [Orange]
No. 44: Oudo おうど・黄土 [Ochre]
No. 43 : Yamabuki やまぶき・山吹 [Bright Yellow]
No. 42 : Touou とうおう・籐黄 [Cambogia/Gamboge?]
No. 40 : Ki き・黄 [Yellow]
No. 54 : Uguisuroku うぐいすろく・鶯緑 [Green Nightingale?] Looks like Olive Green
No. 51 : Wakakusu わかくさ・若草 [Little Women?] Looks like a Yellow Green
No. 53 : Kigusa きぐさ・黄草 [Kikusa/Yellow Grass] Looks like a Bright Olive Green
No. 52 : Aokusa あおくさ・青草 [Grass]
No. 58 : Yomogi よもぎ・蓬 [Wormwood]
No. 55 : Rokusho ろくしょう・緑青 [Patina]
No. 56 : Nouryoku のうりょく・濃緑 [Dark Green]
No. 57 : Gunroku ぐんろく・群緑 [Gun Green?] Looks like a Phthalo green
No. 50 : Byakuroku びゃくろく・百緑 [100 Green?] Looks like Turquoise?
No. 61 : Byakugun びゃくぐん・百群 [100 Group?] Looks like a Sky Blue
No. 64 : Gunjou ぐんじょう・群青 [Ultramarine]
No. 63 : Mizu みず・水 [Water] Similar to a Cobalt Blue
No. 62 : Asagi あさぎ・浅葱 [Asagi/LightOnion?] Similar to a Phthalo Blue?
No. 66 : Biai びあい・美藍 [US Blue?] Like a Navy Blue
No. 67 : Ai あい・藍 [Blue]
No. 38 : Aomurasaki あおむらさき・青紫 [Bruising/ Blue Purple]
No. 139 : Murasaki むらさき・紫 [Purple]
No. 37 : Botan ぼたん・牡丹 [Peony] Looks like Magenta/Red Violet
No. 46 : Taisha たいしゃ・岱謝 [Metabolism] Similar to a Raw Sienna
No. 47 : Kogecha こげちゃ・焦茶 [Dark Brown] Similar to Raw Umber
No. 20 : Kuro くろ・黒 [Black]
No. 10 : Shiro しろ・白 [White]
No. 95 : Gin ぎん・銀 [Silver]
No. 91 : Aokin あおきん・青金 [Blue Gold]
No. 90 : Kin きん・金 [Gold]
Each pan is stamped with a number and the color name in Japanese on the bottom so they're easy to remove and add back. I wish that they were translated though. I could only make out basic kanji characters like "crimson", "grass", "peony", etc. The best part about these watercolors is that they're so vibrant and smooth. With little water, they're almost like gouache paints. I was surprised to see three metallic paints as well and they're beautiful by themselves or to add accents. Swatching all the paints was fun and yet crucial because the colors do not look like the pans. A lot of the darker colors in blue or purples definitely surprised me with how light they really are. I do wish that there were actually "peach" or skin tone colors because I tend to paint a lot of people subjects and it's a pain to mix up new skin tones every time.
I received mine in two days through Prime in 40 degrees weather and they came smooth and not cracked. But after a few hours after unwrapping them and letting them sit, barely visible cracks appeared on the cakes. I'm assuming it has to do something with the moisture content and temperature.
Again this watercolor set is phenomenal. I do recommend not to use one of the water brushes that you fill with water but do use a regular watercolor paint brush.