Holbein Artists' Gouache is the sketching medium of choice for artists and art schools all over the world. Because it is opaque, the process of making a gouache sketch is more direct than with watercolor. Layering is simple because the color underneath doesn't show through. Holbein gouache mixes extremely well, allowing you to make vibrant, clear colors in every hue. It dries to a luxurious matte finish that captures the eye and makes colors look more saturated.
This set of twelve small (5 mL) tubes is a great way to start with Holbein gouache. You can try a wide range of colors and see which ones you use enough to upgrade to 15 mL tubes. Because Holbein gouache has such a high pigment load, you can make quite a few sketches with this compact box of paint and a little water.
The colors included are Carmine, Emerald Green, Flame Red, Ultramarine Deep, Permanent Yellow, Prussian Blue, Lemon Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Ivory Black, Permanent Green Deep, and Permanent White.
Holbein products are made to the highest standards in Japan.