MIYA Gouache Paint Set, 18 Colors x 30ml Unique Jelly Cup Design, Portable Case with Palette for Artists, Students, Gouache Opaque Watercolor Painting (Mint Green)
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- 18 Colors x 30 ml — Deep Red, Ochre, Violet, Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, Black, Ponceau, Earth Yellow, Midlum Yellow, Acid Blue, Grass Green, Burnt Umber, Rose, Lemon Yellow, Titanium White, White, Jade Green, Pale Green; Beautiful and practical color select with lager content, best chose for daily exercise;
- High Quality Pigment — All paints are thick and creamy do not shift or become muddy, can be diluted with plenty of water do not cracking or crumbling when the paint dries;
- Unique Jelly Cup Design & Portable Case — Upgraded jelly cups with easy removable lid keep the paint wet and creamy, only take seconds to replace when then paint runs out; Over 200 times drop tests to make sure the small and portable protective box is leak proof, non-friable, perfect choice for outdoor painting;
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Colour: Mint Green
Net Weight: 30ml/Unit
Weight: 930g/ 2.05lb
Dimension: 25x12x3.5cm/ 9.84x4.72x1.38 in
Deep Red, Ochre, Violet, Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, Black, Ponceau,
Earth Yellow, Midlum Yellow, Acid Blue, Grass Green, Burnt Umber,
Rose, Lemon Yellow, Titanium White, White, Jade Green, Pale Green
1* 18 gouche paints set with box
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The jelly cups are fun and you can peel off the film and scrape the paint from the lid into cup to save product.
I think this is a worthwhile set to buy.
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This is a set that is truly practical for learning color and technique. It begs one to be greedy with the colors, to make mistakes, to focus not on rationing but to focus on the art itself. For anyone with a tight budget I would recommend this as a top choice for either their gouache or watercolor. As a personal note however, treat it with respect. This isn't some knock off but an honest-to-goodness opaque gouache which means it needs a thick paper to do it justice.
Pros: Extremely affordable for the amount of paint you receive. Each 'jelly' cup is 30ml respectively and at least with my own set they were filled to brim. Also beneficial would be the fact that there are 2 whites and while the ad says that they are different shades I didn't find that to be the case. Or at least they both appear to be the same shade of titanium white in my set. Others might consider this to be a con but I'm leaving this in the pro due to my own quirks. Perhaps I show my lack of skills but I find my white gouache paint always seem to be the first to go when I'm using a set!
The box, while plastic, seems very durable and the lid snaps loudly when taking it on or off. I feel very confident in moving the box around when the lid is secured. The bottom of the set reveals that each cup is nestled into it's own container. I appreciate the manufacturer's effort in this detail. It helps that the overall weight of the set keeps it from moving around on the desk.
I've had the set now for almost two weeks and keeping the lid on is more than enough to keep the paints creamy and wet while those on my ceramic palette are very easy to reactivate with water and the dried paints have little cracking. I found the colors extremely easy to mix and there to be no muddiness even when combining multiple colors. And given that they are gouache; enough water gives them the transparency of watercolors. I've been able to easily switch in their use just as I would with any quality gouache.
There is only a faint smell from the paints that fades with time; I found it reminded me of chalk. And while Miya has labeled it already on the product description I will still add it here given how nice it is that such an affordable set is also non-toxic.
Cons: There is a plastic palette inside which lays over all the colors. It's a small issue but I don't like how the colors smear on the bottom of this palette when it's packed in as it's been designed. I'm sure as the level of the colors go down I won't have that issue but for now I've left it out and am using my own small palette.
At the time of this review there is no way of being able to purchase individual color cups on Amazon. Perhaps this will change should this set gain in popularity. I have this as a con really only because of how fairly new this set is to Amazon. Other companies have similar practices. An example is with Arteza's Gouache Premium Artist Paints which are of similar pricing and also currently have no option in purchasing individual colors.
Aside from the non-toxic information there was little else to go by. There was no light fastness or pigment information on the paints. Personally, I don't depend on this information but for others this may be important. Again using Arteza as an example; their gouache set at least provides light fastness on each tube.
The last con I provide simply because Miya itself describes it as being suitable for travel. Being at least 2 pounds in weight I would have to disagree. It's perfectly acceptable for taking it from one classroom/studio setting to the next but I would not call it travel worthy. That said, I think it would be perfectly doable for colors to be scooped out and put into a more compact case if one were inclined.
I love how they come with a palette, and all the space of the colors was full. The best thing about this product is that they give you two white! Bad thing I did was when I first got it, I open all the color which make me later have a hard time to keep all them as clean as possible.
I feel this gouache set is not good for taking out cause the paint may spread a little bit after you move from place to place(that may because I opened all the colors)
I also have to use a watering can keep them from drying(cause I always open them while I'm drawing)
I may come back for a second one, hope they not going to change a lot.
Very vibrant gouache works well with watercolor or opaque techniques. There is a lot of paint in each cup and 18 cups. It comes in a sealable case that keeps the paint from drying and comes with a simple matching pallet that works just fine. It’s light and easy to hold with a few dividing bars. The value of this set is very good for the price. It has 2 white cups and a good array of other vibrant opaque colors.
The lid seals but with the pallet in the case in bends uncomfortably so I don’t usually store it in the case. It will work, but precariously. The pack is very heavy so I wouldn’t use it for light travel. I mean it’s wet gouache in cups so I doubt it would travel well. These paints are not labeled with any specific details like light fastness or even the color name. I don’t think they are light fast as the paint crumbles a lot when it’s left to dry on the palette. I had thought to keep the wrapper tops off the cups because they had a lot of paint on a few of them, but the paint crumbled so badly it practically turned to powder. It listed here on amazon that the white tones would be different, but I don’t think they are. Many of the paints separated as well, though it made it easy to see how much pigment was in the violet color. I think after getting this even though the paint is vibrant, I think I prefer tubes for wet paint. Each tube would be labeled and I could get whatever colors I wanted rather than having to buy the case over again. Plus if you get these you have to be careful to not accidentally mix the colors in the cups unless you want to change the whole hue of the cup of paint. Which makes it slightly less beginner friendly.
Over all I think the value is good for the price. These are student paints so whatever you paint with them won’t last the ages but if you are just sketching, practicing, and just playing around, then they work well.
P.s. The logo on the paint has some sort of, abomination, for a mascot! I don’t know what in the world it’s supposed to be, but it’s frightening.@.@
The paints themselves are creamy and opaque, and I haven't had any issues with cracking where the paint is more thickly applied. The color payoff is amazing, these paints are very vibrant and seem to contain a lot of pigment. Overall, you're not going to get the same permanence and lightfastness as higher end brands like Holbein or Schmincke, but that's to be expected with student grade paints. My favorite aspect of this palette is the amount of paint in each cup, I often find myself being afraid to waste paint with my more expensive tube gouache, but that's not an issue at all with this palette.
The amount of paint in the jelly cups makes this palette HEAVY. I personally enjoy the weight and find it satisfying, but I definitely wouldn't recommend it for traveling as it will weigh down your bag.
Overall, this is an amazing palette for people who are learning gouache, and experienced artists alike. It gives you a genuine gouache experience, and lends itself to lots of experimentation without fear of wasting expensive paint.
TL,DR: BUY THIS!! You will not regret it. Amazing, great price. 11/10 would recommend!!!
Warning tho, this thing is super heavy. Lots of paint! :)
Having sealable paint pots would be great!
The paint is still usable with a wet brush more like water color.
Dec, 2018: This is a great gouache set! The pigments are intense so a little goes a long way with a smooth, matte finish. I only peeled back the foil lids half way, and scooped out the paint with my pallet knife. Hoping this prevents any possible mess, but the lid does snap tight, no issues so far! It is on the heavy side but the price is great for the amount of paint you receive, this will last a long time! Very happy with it!
The paints come in little removable gel cups, which you have to tear the plastic tops off of (this proved to be a bit harder than I thought it would be, but no biggie), and the cups sit in the tray of the carrying case. It also comes with a palette for mixing, which I thought was really nice even though I haven’t really had much of a use for it yet.
I’ve seen other reviewers say these paints are decent, but not professional quality. Even though I’ve never used gouache before, I personally feel like this is a really good set that’s well above average for your money. I would feel just fine making sellable art with it. But that’s just me.
I went ahead and attached two images, one of my first time using the paints on hot pressed Arches watercolor paper (the one with all the random eyes and sketches) and one on a Master’s Touch 8x10 wood canvas block. I feel that the paints go on much smoother on wood than paper, because with the paper I kept having to mix white with the colors in order to get them to go on smooth, whereas no white was needed for the wood, but then again, I suppose I could very well have been doing something wrong, haha. Even so, it’s just personal preference. I have not yet tried it on regular canvas as I’m not sure how the gouache would react to all the little crevices and I prefer a smooth, untextured look, but I would imagine they’d apply just fine.
Even though these come as a compact set, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend them for traveling. I had packed these up, made sure the side flaps were locked, and drove 35-ish mins with them in my bag. When I got them back out, the set was on its side and the paints had leaked all over the place and dried to a sticky substance. HOWEVER, I HAD just used the paints so they were still wet. If I had either: A) let the paints dry back to their gel form, or B) made sure the set was laying flat when I took it with me. So it’s not that they’re *not* portable, it’s just that you have to be careful when you...well, port them.
I’ve used mainly watercolor when painting my whole life, and these paints are the most unique I’ve used! They have the quick drying time of acrylics, the smoothness of oils, and if you use enough water, they behave like watercolors! It’s like they put the best qualities of all three mediums into one paint, and it’s great!
1. Yes, these paints are well worth your money.
2. Yes, this set works just fine for on-the-go, but BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU TRANSPORT THEM.
3. The colors are just as vibrant on paper as they are in the pictures.
4. If you’re having doubts about getting them, just get them! They’re super fun!!
Also, a side note: In order to get a smooth look, make sure you apply white to your brush. It gives the gouache a nice, creamy look. You’ll also need it if you want to blend more smoothly, which I assume is why they put two cups of it in the set. Happy painting!
Despite that, I still use these paints as a supplement to my watercolors and have enjoyed them thus far. I'll likely continue to use them for my pieces as a hobbiest painter and recommend them to anyone who wants to try out gouache for the first time.
Freshly opened up with creamy paints, I genuinely don't think this is a travelling set! Ive seen another review which said they tipped their case upside down and none of the paint leaked onto the lid, while I believe them I'm thinking they probably didn't stir their paint. I didnt have a layer of gel like binder floating on top or antrhing but just little pockets of binder, and I figured I would mix up every single paint upon opening so I knew as I use all of the cup the paint would be homogeneous. I'm glad I did because the cups had hard lumps at the bottom and creamier paint on top, and I also want an even distribution of binder and pigment throughtout the paint, not pockets of either. Mixing the paints like this gave them a bit of a runnier texture, like a loose pudding. I took the pallete out after mixing because I wanted it to stay clean (the surface where you mix faces downward toward the paint) and as I was carrying the case to another room to start swatching I dropped it!! Landed upside down. Big puddles of paint on the lid, picture included. I certainly wouldnt tip it sideways and throw it in my bag now knowing how runny and messy they are, I'm 100% certain they would run inter each other UNTIL I've use up half or maybe more of the cups and they have a dry layer on the tops of them and the creamy paint underneath has thickened up.
I had also seen a review saying the paints don't rewet once theyre on the paper which i strongly disagree with! I have attached a photo where i dipped my finger in water and quickly, gently dabbed the swatch twice and there is a strong pigment on my finger. I believe this is standard for gouache so I consider it a pro :3
Improvements I'd like to see in case I buy this as a gift for someone else;
The case closes with hinges on either side of the lid, and while it feels sturdy right now I just think it has a great chance or wearing our and splitting at the seam. I would prefer hinges made of a seperate piece of plastic, but I'm sure the sinple design of the lid keeps the cost down, and the cost is one of the big pros of this set! The case does have nice features elsewhere, the cups nestle into their own little squares and there are even grooves where the cups meet each other.
I also wish there was a rubber or similar lining to the lid to make it an airtight case. The paints rewet very easily and smoothly, working off of a dry palette is very easy!
Okay, here are my general thoughts on the paints themselves;
I made a swatch sheet with black ink lines all over it, I was curious to see if the paints were opaque enough to cover a thick black line in one coat but also transparent enough when watered down to be used after inking, and not leave a chalky finish ofer the ink. Most of the paints passed the test for Both of my criteria! The yellow ochre color is chalkier than the rest and didnt really pass either test, and when I use it to mix colors (I have attached the colors I mixed my very first time opening the palette, my personal style is earthy and muted tones! You can certainly keep the tones bright, dont think it's the paint's fault haha) they come out a little chalky and muddy across the board. Not a huge con though, for the price you really cant beat the quality. I've attached ny swatch sheet along with a photo where I've circled in purple the areas that turned out completely opaque or nearly completely opaque, and in green the areas that were satafactorily translucent over black lines. With a second coat I feel like you make any of the colors completely opaque except for the bright and medium yellows. I gave the bright yellow a second thick messy coat once it had dried and it was still probably the least opaque paint on the sheet :( The prussian blue is SO BEAUTIFUL and passed both of my criteria perfectly. I feel like the specific colors I've brought up here are preforming accordingly to their main pigments across the board for other brands and varieties of paint, which leads me to believe there are some, but minimal fillers in these paints. For under $20 you're not reciecing the highest of quality, overall the bright colors are somewhat chalky, even just observing them without the black line test, but dang theyr're still beautiful and they mix beautifully and youre getting A TON of paint! The case weighs at least 2 lb and the plastic isnt heavy at all! I dont think these are lightfast so I would recommend only for sketchbook and practice and personal use, not professional.
Buy this set!