- Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 68 g
- Item Model Number: 001900482
- ASIN: B00US4V6X8
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 21 December 2017
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
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Daniel Smith 001900482 Watercolor 238 Dot Color Chart
- Includes many colors from our vast and innovative line
- Colors include: 32 dots of primateks, 5 Mayan, 12 quinacridone, all 6 Cadmium hues, 48 luminescent, 20 iridescent, 7 interference, 19 duochrome, Pearlescent shimmer, Pearlescent White, and 135 of our extra Fine watercolors
- Provided on Watercolor Paper, our 238 Watercolor dot chart includes the painting properties of every color as a testable, paintable dot
- Designed to help you create your own easy-to-use personal reference guide of your watercolors
- Made in the USA
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DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Dot Cards! An opportunity to paint with beautiful colors that are rich and vibrant! With so many colors to choose from, you can express yourself in so many more ways than with a set of colored pencils or a couple tubes of watercolor.
Add Colorwith beautiful yellows, oranges, pinks, reds, violets, blues, greens, earth colors, grays and blacks, as well as our Luminescent Watercolors which will give a special sparkle or shine to your artwork!
It’s easy to use the DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Dot Cards! Simply wet a watercolor brush with water, touch the dot of watercolor to release the beautiful paint color and paint! Not only can you paint a small section a color, you can glaze over it with a darker version of the color or another transparent color giving richer and different effects to your artwork.
- Series number and sku number.
- That particular colors lightfastness, staining/non-staining, granulation and transparency.
The 238 Watercolor Dot Card:
- 32 PrimaTek Watercolors which DANIEL SMITH makes from minerals.
- 12 Quinacridone watercolors
- All 6 DANIEL SMITH Cadmium Hues.
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Daniel Smith Watercolor 238 Dot Color Chart
If you love taking a paint brush to a new colour, painting out a stroke, watching the colour flow across your paper and experiencing the joy of a beautiful new watercolour, then this 238 Watercolour Dot Chart is ideal for you.
This watercolour dot chart allows you to try almost every colour in the Daniel Smith watercolour line. Provided on watercolour paper, this 238 Watercolour Dot Chart includes the painting properties for every colour with a paintable dot you can try out for yourself.
- 32 dots of PrimaTeks
- 5 Mayan colors
- 12 quinacridone colors
- 6 cadmium hues
- 48 colors from the Luminescent collection (including 20 iridescent, 7 interference, 19 duochrome, pearlescent shimmer and pearlescent white)
- 135 Extra Fine Watercolors
With this colour chart it is possible to create your own personal reference book complete with notes, colour combinations and tips and tricks for each colour.
Simply dip your brush into water, then onto the watercolour dot on the stapled reference rectangle.Paint onto sheets of watercolour paper or pages in a watercolour journal, staple each reference rectangle onto a page.
Be sure to preserve the information (watercolour name, series number, sku number, and colour information) printed on the paper for each colour.
- To achieve variation in value, wet the dot and paint the top half of the box at full strength.
- With a clean brush wet the bottom half of the box with water and carefully connect it to the top half of color.
- The full strength color will then bleed into the bottom half creating a full range of color from dark to light.
Note the limited value range of the yellow hues. Darker colors like reds and purples are capable of a greater range of darks and lights. (You’ll also notice an empty box because Daniel Smith discontinued that color. )
Tinting strength affects how much paint you need to use to achieve the darkest darks.
some major color shifts in the scarlets and maroons on this card. When wet they were quite bold but they became more muted and subdued as they dried. By contrast the Quinacridone Sienna (7th row 3rd from left) stayed quite vibrant even when dry. Watercolors due tend to lighten as they dry but you’ll notice some colors shift more than others.
Additionally it would have been helpful if the card was two toned so that the interference properties of the duochromes could be observed.
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Now as anyone who has bought art supplies online knows: you're doing a bit of a guessing game wondering how your monitor's color lines up with pantone and pigment colors and so on. That's one of the reason this dot chart is fantastic: it doesn't just show you an approximation of what the paint colors are, rather, this four-page chart has 238 actual dots of Daniel Smith watercolors, so you can dampen them yourself and test out each of the pigments individually and try them for yourself before having to drop $12-$15 on a 15ml tube.
In addition to being able to indulge in the eye-candy of so many diverse and beautiful pigments, each one also coded with further information, including its ASTM Lightfastness rating, non-staining/staining, granulation, transparency, and if it's a Primatek series pigment (unique colors mage with authentic mineral pigments). There are solids, pearlescent colors, duochrome colors, interference colors, iridescent colors, and more.
If you're at all interested in expanding your watercolor collection, I would highly recommend you consider trying these out for yourself firsthand. They are truly an invaluable tool for watercolor enthusiasts.
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This is a great on hand resource to compare colors, see which ones are transparent, or granulate, etc. The only thing missing? Please Daniel Smith, add the pigment to the other information included on this chart. I added this information to my own chart, so I can tell which colors are single pigment colors, vs. convenience mixes.
It's a shame my local art store doesn't have actual swatches of the paint colors displayed for Daniel Smith, only printed versions, and we all know those are usually not the most accurate.
This is good to compare paints that are very similiar. After swatching like colors, i can honestly say there are certain colors that still look almost identical to me (Ultra marine vs French ultramarine/lemon yellow vs Hansa yellow light/ Cad. Red. Med Hue vs. Rose madder, etc. But get this to find out for yourself
EDIT: i realize some colors that can seem identical (such as the ones mentioned above) differ with transparancy, lightfastness, granulation, etc. : ) so in this case one would most likely choose the color based on the effect they want to achieve.
I have now wet all dots on all the cards and am very impressed by most of the colors. Some definitely preformed better than others in that they were easy to activate and there was a lot of paint to create a representative tone on the page, others were much more difficult to create a good mass tone. For instance, I had a lot of trouble with cobalt violet, ultramarine red, cobalt green pale, duochrome cactus flower, and duochrome hibiscus. That could be as much a property of the paint as the amount I got on the card in that those colors just don't create robust mass tones.
(One thing I found was really helpful was to use an eye dropper with clear water to prewet the dots just before I started creating each mass tone.)
Other paints were a surprise in that they have iridescent or sparkly properties but aren't on the iridescent page like bronzite genuine, burnt bronzite genuine, and red fuchsite genuine, sugilite genuine, kyanite genuine, amethyst genuine and fuchsite genuine.
Some paints were simply gorgeous when wet and significantly changed in a less awesome way once dried (perylene violet), and others were not that impressive wet or that I never would have considered before but now I'm thinking I might purchase (Mayan blue genuine, rose of ultramarine)
These cards were also helpful in determining which paints I will purchase when I was unsure which I would like better (Quin. Gold vs Quin. Deep Gold). Also, I'm 99% sure I have no use for the duochrome, iridescent and interference paints.
Overall I would say that these cards are invaluable in helping me see which paints will be the best in expanding my palette. Now I'm wondering how I get get similar cards for Winsor and Newton and M Graham. :-p