We are absolutely thrilled to be the first store in Dubai, UAE to stock Dr Ph Martin’s Watercolors. Our long time friend and the uber talented Watercolor/Doodle/Lettering artist Mars Cunanan was really kind to review Dr Ph Martin’s Hydrus Watercolor set for us. Please read her thoughts below.
Ever since I ventured into using watercolors, I’ve always been curious about the liquid ones. Not that I don’t like pans or tubed ones, but I’ve always been looking forward to exploring different types and brands, and observing their characteristics and advantages.
I got curious with Dr. Ph Martin’s because almost all the well-known watercolor and calligraphy artists that I know of have been using them and they’re saying all the good things about the product.
I’m just really glad that it’s now available in the UAE through Pretty Paper Studio. When I first got a set of Dr. Ph Martin’s Hydrus from PPSUAE, I was even more impressed! These liquid watercolors are indeed very saturated! Its brilliancy is perfect for any project especially if you plan to digitize your works and use it for digital illustrations.
One thing I like about this product is that you can always adjust its transparency by diluting them as they are very concentrated. Hence, a small drop of this medium will go a long way!
You can blend colors the way you want. This is very important when you need to create new color shades that are not readily available on the set that you have on hand.
My favorite feature is that it’s liquid. It makes all the difference! See, unlike dry pans, you don’t have to ‘prepare’ your paints. You simply have to get a drop of it on a clean palette, dip your brush, and start painting! It’s very convenient as it allows me to get to work quickly.
Dr. Ph Martins declares that Hydrus is lightfast and archival grade. I cannot really attest to its permanency yet though since I’ve just been using it for a while now. However, looking at the product reviews of different artists, it seems that the manufacturer has been staying true to its word. If not, would they even exist in the market for the past 82 years?
As a watercolor enthusiast, I can say that I am very pleased with how my works turned out using Dr. Ph Martin’s Hydrus. Can’t wait to grab the other sets!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Mars! We are so pleased you love the product and even more proud that we could bring these fabulous watercolors to Dubai!
You can purchase Dr Ph Martin’s Watercolors from our website here. Delivery takes less than 2 working days to most addresses and you can shop at your convenience!