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Which watercolor brand do you use (most of the time) to create your artworks? Tell us what do you like or dislike by a certain brand. 

35%
172 deviants said Winsor & Newton
19%
91 deviants said Other (please write in the comment section)
16%
77 deviants said St. Petersburg White Nights
11%
53 deviants said Schmincke
5%
22 deviants said Koi (Sakura Koi)
4%
19 deviants said Koh-I-Noor
4%
18 deviants said Holbein
3%
15 deviants said Daniel Smith
3%
13 deviants said Sennelier
1%
6 deviants said Kuretake (Gansai Tambi)

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ThreeLeaves Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I use Van Gogh watercolor :aww:
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comment Love 
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ArielTW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so glad that I came across this poll. I read through every comment and they are all incredibly useful.
I use Winsor & Newton  it was recommended to me by a watercolor teacher, later I used Shinhan from Korea because it's cheap ( 18 colors, 12ml for around 13 euro ).I haven't tried enough to compare, but it works well enough for me. I am looking for brighter watercolor, I think I am going to try Dr. Ph. Martin after reading the comments!Love 
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016   Traditional Artist
So happy to hear this. :happybounce:  That's the point in those polls. To share information with each other. I also fund it very useful. For me it's those White Night colors. My shop recently offered them and I'm quite pro at trying them. And I saw many great artists using them :giggle: *no peer pressure* Innocent 

Good luck with your buy! :D (Big Grin) 

I also recommend you to watch some review videos on YouTube.

I have a list of those video links (look in my link under "Dr. Ph. Martin's")
WATERCOLOR: REVIEWS - ART MATERIALS by TokyoMoonlight
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ArielTW Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god! Lots of love for you~Heart Hug  Thanks so much!
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D (Big Grin) ;) (Wink) 
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Sigune Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Winsor & Newton mostly, but I also use Blockx. Great paint, and it's Belgian :D!
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016   Traditional Artist
It seems it's the no.1 watercolor used by our members. :D (Big Grin) 
Thank you for commenting. Love 
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modliszqa Featured By Owner Edited Jul 30, 2016
Rembrandt Artist Watercolors
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for commenting Huggle! 
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modliszqa Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
Hug 
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kokocitty Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016   Traditional Artist
I use Van Gogh because it's cheaper but still has beautiful colors :D Although making really smooth washes is easier for me with Winsor & Newton than with Van Gogh, especially when using cheaper kinds of watercolor paper. Dr. Ph Martin is also really good!  
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016   Traditional Artist
Nothing is better than having good quality that it's not expensive. Dream combination in shopping. La la la la 
Thank you for sharing your info about which watercolors you use. Neko-Emoji-01 [V1] 
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rinaswan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
No Rembrandt in the list. I mainly use Rembrandt, Holbein with some W&N, MaimeriBlu and M Graham. Thanks for the poll. I have been curious for years.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016   Traditional Artist
Yes, and no Van Gogh either CURSE YOU!  I never knew so many people are using them I am a dummy! 
You're welcome about the poll...it's always good to know what kind of art goodies your co-watercolorists are using ;) (Wink) 

Thank you for the comment Hug  and sorry about not adding Rembrandt Forgive me! ...but there were only 10 slots and soooo many watercolor brands. Giggle 
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On amazon i got mijello's mission gold set and it's so pretty I love it so much the colors are to die for
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comment. We at watercolorists wish you happy painting with your watercolor set.

If you need an idea, don't forget our AquaChallenge (contest) in August, the theme is "Summertime". :happybounce: 
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'll take a look thank you :)
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016   Traditional Artist
Yes, please do that Cat nods 
Have a great day ;) (Wink) 
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DimMartin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
Van Gogh for me, pretty nice quality and denser than other brands
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016   Traditional Artist
Oh, another Van Gogh fan...there are so many of you...would I have know this, I would put it in the poll :shakefist: rvmp . Lesson learned Nod 

Thank you for your feedback B-) (Cool) 
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ArtByGemini Featured By Owner Edited Jul 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I've just started with watercolours after a decade hiatus and have chosen Windsor & Newton Cotman half pans for this new art journey! I found they were far more accessible in my region, and I really enjoy the actual colours they result in, and how quickly they activate.

In saying that I'm really eager to try some of the other brands mentioned to get a better feel for watercolours and see what may work better for me.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016   Traditional Artist
If you can try different watercolors, you should do it. Nod  But don't go on a too long hiatus again so that the watercolors won't feel sad and lonely because no one plays with them :D (Big Grin)

Thank you for your comment.
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Owl-On-Tree Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016   Traditional Artist
For me, after ages of reflexionLlama Emoji-06 (Depress) [V1] , my palette is composed half of Winsor and Newton and the other half of Daler and Rowney and other brands carefully chosen by pigment numbers Llama Emoji-65 (Blood Tears...) [V3] (but i do prefer W&N, don't really know exactly why, maybe the way it dissolves?)
I also try from time to time some incredible Daniel smith colors (like moonglow or lunar black) but find them a little bit too expensive!
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comment Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
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fenifire Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016   Traditional Artist
oh... I had no idea so many people use the Winsor&Newton brand... maybe I should try them too?.. :o

because I'm kind of a local patriot (and the local brands are usually cheaper :giggle:) I'm using Karmański watercolour set and I adore those vibrant colours :)
recently I'm also trying out Daler Rowney tubes and they both mix up quite nicely :aww:
still experimenting ;)
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016   Traditional Artist
Another Karmański user. :happybounce: We had another member praising them Arrow left  :iconoblokmagellana:

If you haven't looked already we talked about Karmanski watercolor at the beginning of our comments (see the link):

watercolorists.deviantart.com/…

You can try them if you have the chance (W&N), but otherwise if you are happy with the ones you have, you don't have to be too concerned. Meow :3 

Thank you for your comment and happy experimenting Emoticon - Electricity 
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Riana-art Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Professional Artist
I work with the Horadam-series by Schmincke. Its the most common brand in Germany, in other countries I might use other brands. I think you have mor fun when buying few pans of a high quality brand and mix the lacking colors (a good practice :)) and slowly building up a personal palette than buying one expensive box with a lot of colors.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016   Traditional Artist
Yay, another co-Schmincke user of mine. :happybounce: 
I like them too, but soooo expensive Day56 - Happy Cry 

Thank you for your feedback.

Wish you happy (according to your gallery humorous) painting :grin: 
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Doringota Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use  White Night, but under the name of "Leningrad"... A cheaper version of the same paints. : D They are good quality, and I have a big pleasure to work with them. The only downside for me is that I have in my box set of shades too similar to each other ... a little too much brown. xD
I want to buy liquid watercolor Dr. Ph. Martin's, but I can't decide which of the four sets of color I like the most. :>
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing this with us. Love Huggle! 

Your paintings are soooo pretty...I just had to say it :lovelymelt: 

My shop also has the white nights, Leningrad watercolors. Just recently, haven't even seen them in reality, only on their website. When I'll have some money, I want to try them La la la la 
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WildlyWickedArt Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Grumbacher! It's extra phenomenal with Gum Arabic and Ox Gall in your water.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comment Hug 
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endless-spirit Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016   Traditional Artist
Long time I never knew that there are other watercolors than Schmincke (very good) and Lukas (little less good).
In the last years I found many others I like and make my own watercolor boxes with them. I have some wonderful color intensive Mijello Gold Watercolors. I liked that they were inexpensive.
I am a huge fan of Daniel Smith watercolors. The mixed pigment ones and the wonderful Green gold and especially the granulating colors and some of the Primatek colors.
And then there is special stuff like Greenleaf and Blueberry, I have some of these.
And the next plan is to make some watercolors of my own :D Exciting!
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016   Traditional Artist
Wow, sounds like you are really into watercolors :D (Big Grin) 
Ok, your profile description says it all "collector" Giggle 
 
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on watercolors. And good luck with your self made watercolors :happybounce: 
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Szczurzyslawa Featured By Owner Edited Jul 14, 2016  Student General Artist
White nights and winsor & newton :3 also their watercolor markers!

I heard Lenningrads are just White Nights but russian (like sold only in russia? or something idk probably not) and also that Rembrandt watercolors are really good?
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016   Traditional Artist
Because we had a member before you who's reply was also Leningrad, I looked it up and found the answer:
"Yarka, Leningrad, St. Petersburg, and White Nights watercolors are absolutely the same, just different box designs and target markets."

I personally have no experience with Royal Tales, Rembrandt watercolors, but if you saw in the previous comments by our members many also use their Van Gogh watercolors and are happy with using them. :D (Big Grin) 

Thank you for your comment La la la la 
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ZeldaGeek401 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't have a preferred brand just yet, I'm still trying various watercolor brands out to see which ones I like.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Good luck with finding the perfect watercolors for you Love 
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Birisi6th Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I use Leningrad
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comment. :D (Big Grin) 
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mary-jane10 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
it's shame but I use most Astra -cheap school watercolours, and some I don't know brand (I have them since primary school and I lost they original box somewhere)
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Doringota Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nie ma się co wstydzić. :) Nieźle sobie radzisz z tą Astrą! ^^ Jak ktoś potrafi malować to i sokiem z buraka stworzy arcydzieło. :D Osobiście mój cały warsztat mieści się w małym kartoniku, z którym wędruje po domu szukając miejsca do rysowania.. może kiedyś dorobię się warsztatu z prawdziwego zdarzenia, w którym będzie coś więcej niż jedno pudełko akwareli (czego i Tobie życzę!! :>).... ehhh.... marzenia. *.*
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mary-jane10 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016
dzięki ♥ wiesz ja jestem zdania, że ważniejszy jest dobry papier i pędzel jeśli już w coś koniecznie inwestować. bo na kijowym papierze to i najdroższe i najlepsze akwarele się nie popiszą :d a co do soku z buraka -  malowałam kiedyś sokiem pomidorowym xD

nie no ja na miejsce do bazgrania nie mogę narzekać. życzę Ci abyś wkrótce sama dorobiła się takiego o jakim Ci się marzy  - należy Ci się :hug: jesteś w mojej ścisłej czołówce jeśli chodzi o inspirujących artystów z deva :)
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Doringota Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O tak, dobry pędzel to podstawa!! Spróbuj coś namalować tą miotłą, którą dodają do farbek dla dzieci.. jak dla mnie to okrutny prank producentów na dzieciakach. :/  Jakiego papieru używasz, jeśli można wiedzieć? :> 
Sokiem z pomidora nie malowałam jeszcze. XD Za to bardzo lubię malować kawą. :3

O dziękuję. :) Mobilny warsztat w sumie wcale nie jest taki zły... czasem uda mi się zawędrować do ogrodu, a malowanie na kocu pod drzewem to chyba moje ulubione zajęcie. ;)

Dzięki....Onodera Blushing Icon 
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
Never be ashamed of your art materials cry orange ...they are your babies, your friends :la: Hop  

I can understand you don't feel comfortable telling the "brand" you use, because it's not a famous one.
Astra, Crayola...don't worry.
If they are good enough to make some paintings than they are ok. :cutenod: 
Wish you lots of happy painting :happybounce: 
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mary-jane10 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
You know - I always feel a bit strange when everybody tell about proffesional watercolours and I say about my :'D but I must agree with you - you are totally right !
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
Who ever started from scratch and likes to do art will understand...
It's not a competition.
The ones who like to make fun of other people's art materials aren't true artists...we should help each other, not make fun of each other. Cat nods 
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RhyssaFireheart Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dr. P.H. Martin's liquid watercolors.  Discovered them years ago back in college and fell in love.  I'd love to get a good set of pan watercolors though, just to work with them a bit.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comment. La la la la 

If you're thinking about a watercolor set than this poll with comments from your co-members are more than welcome.

Hopefully you found some useful information that will help you decide which watercolors to choose. :iloveit: 
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