“Most professional brands of watercolour are of good quality and behave similarly on paper. DANIEL SMITH Watercolors have an amazing range of colors. Th eir paint sample Dot Cards have actual pigment dabs that can be wetted to be able to see their real color and character, not just a color photo, as with all other brands. They come in handy size tubes, not too big or small, and their softer plastic caps don’t jam up—a common bane with many brands that makes their tubes almost impossible to open especially when in a hurry.
“Probably the biggest difference between DANIEL SMITH Watercolors and others is their range of “sparkle” colors such as Duochrome Blue Pearl or Iridescent Goldstone. Th eir behavior on paper is very different, leaving a sparkle film that can be very eff ective and interesting in your work, and is excellent for figures and highlights.”