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I was more impressed with each of these, and with the secondary colors they produced, than I expected to be. The blue is really gorgeous. Well, all three are. They are a little more vibrant in person than in this photo.
I’m planning to use these three as my primaries in my current travel set. (Not that I travel much, but there is a local group urban sketching opportunity soon!) The browns were more difficult for me to get, and keep consistent, but I think that was me, not the paints. Once I found them, I liked them quite well. I couldn’t get a good black shade easily, but that also might be me… I did get a gray I liked. In fact, I got a nice purple tinted gray, and a nice blue gray as well. And a sort of ugly-interesting green gray I haven’t decided about.
To be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about Holbein in general, but these two are nice. I found these through Dr. Oto Kano’s channel, specifically this video, listing her favorite 8 colors. (Not necessarily all for the same palette, but her favorite colors overall.) I think I also found my paint storage solution from one of her earlier videos. She used a white board, I used pegboard.