A Giraffe playing the cello to accompany the bear with the guitar ! I am selecting this for my Visual Artist Challenge that Sandhy Annaiah has nominated me for !
THIS IS DAY 2
This is a visual artist challenge/complement by Anil Kumar Ha for the 10 days 10 works challenge. I would like to nominate Sowmya Muralidhar to continue this chain. Request you to upload 10 works in 10 days and nominate 10 artist in 10 days.
Every day I will select an image from my art practice and post it, then nominate somebody to take the challenge. .
Winsor and Newton Cotman Sketchers Pocket Box Watercolour set– 12 colour – Review
I had been wanting to get this set, but somehow kept trying everything else. But I can assure you that after buying it I am all the more happier. I was thrown off by many things. I am hoping this post will help you decide.
The first thing about this box is it is really genuinely pocket sized. It is a really compact plastic box with 12 half pans of watercolours. The most important thing in a sketchers set is to get the right blue and the right red along with ofcourse the right green. When I say right I mean a versatile colour, as you will not be carrying a lot of your other colours, this will be your basic palette and needs to be good enough to mix pretty much everything. This box is the best from that perspective, especially at this price range. It varied between 1,150 to 2,500 on Amazon.
The mixing palette is very useful and easy to maintain, the box in itself is very easy to carry and even more importantly easy to manage while standing and sketching. Another amazing part is that all the half pans are detachable so you can replace them with the shades you prefer most and create your own palette once these are empty. The pocket brush provided in the box is a very very small size brush, pretty much useful only for thin lines and detailing. You will need to carry another brush with this. Winsor And Newton have released another set called the “ Cotman Brush Pen Set” which is pretty much the same colours with a little bigger box and a water brush , you can decide the one you prefer more and buy that.
Now the paints in itself – The colours are really good, no complaints there at all. The ultramarine blue is very fresh and perfect for skies and water, the red is deep and does the trick well. The cadmium yellow is bright and fresh, the sap green does well with nature sketches.