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Jan 25
zinkymomo:

dismantle-this-morning:

Buy expensive watercolours.
There’s no black or white.
What the fuck Winsor and Newton.
Just.
What the fuck?

Watercolour sets generally don’t have black or white.
You get better blacks/darks from mixing: http://watercolorweb.org/2009/10/12/how-to-mix-darks-in-watercolor/. I use india ink if I want a solid black.
For white leave the paper white or use more water for lighter colours. If you do want a white for highlights, I recommend getting some gouache. It’s basically opaque watercolour so you can also mix it with the watercolours to make them more opaque.

 Oh really? I’ve always had black with my other watercolour sets though I haven’t bought a new set in over 8 years! …And come to think of it all of my old watercolours have been horrible cheap ones.
Thanks for the tut! I do use india ink a fair bit, but I’m really prone to leaning in it so I don’t like to use it in big spaces. My main reason for wanting black watercolours is for dulling the other colours down.

zinkymomo:

dismantle-this-morning:

Buy expensive watercolours.

There’s no black or white.

What the fuck Winsor and Newton.

Just.

What the fuck?

Watercolour sets generally don’t have black or white.

You get better blacks/darks from mixing: http://watercolorweb.org/2009/10/12/how-to-mix-darks-in-watercolor/. I use india ink if I want a solid black.

For white leave the paper white or use more water for lighter colours. If you do want a white for highlights, I recommend getting some gouache. It’s basically opaque watercolour so you can also mix it with the watercolours to make them more opaque.

 Oh really? I’ve always had black with my other watercolour sets though I haven’t bought a new set in over 8 years! …And come to think of it all of my old watercolours have been horrible cheap ones.

Thanks for the tut! I do use india ink a fair bit, but I’m really prone to leaning in it so I don’t like to use it in big spaces. My main reason for wanting black watercolours is for dulling the other colours down.


  1. littlemure reblogged this from daniellapuella and added:
    Thankyou! Worth a shot. I think the best way to learn is to have a play myself! They’re Winson and Newton Cotman paints.
  2. muredraws said: MMM DELICIOUS GRADIENTS