Holbein Irodori Antique Watercolor was created from the ancient palette of pigments used by Japanese and Chinese painters 15 centuries ago. They are delicate and harmonious, highly saturated and very eastern in flavor. Unlike the transparent watercolors, these colors granulate more freely and tend to be slightly more opaque, in the true Asian fashion.
Like Holbein Artists' transparent watercolors, Irodori is created using the finest quality pigments mixed with pure gum arabic, but with no ox-gall added. Ox gall is an additive used in watercolors to increase the flow of pigment. While helpful in some instances, this chemical can impede brushwork and decrease the vibrancy of washes. Artists now can control the amount of ox-gall by adding this product themselves.
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Holbein color chemists, using only the finest pigments available, have achieved the highest standards of quality control in the industry, working to precise standards at each stage of the manufacturing process. The result is unerring consistency from production run to production run.
Holbein is unique in the art material trade because they do not produce any entry level/student quality color products. Each of the artists’ grade color lines is adapted to meet the special requirements of the professional/serious artists with permanence, brilliance, and technique in mind. Indeed, the full range of Holbein color products offer unique characteristics which set them apart from all competitive lines regardless of origin.
Dedicated to excellence, Holbein believes there is no substitute for quality. Holbein is the artists' choice, every time!