WNG1. Winsor and Newton Series 1. 14ml Tubes.
Winsor and Newton Designers Gouache has been the professional standard in gouache since it was introduced in 1935. Smooth, matte, opaque, brilliant colors work beautifully with pointed nibs, brushes, and broad edge calligraphy pens. Gum arabic binder allows for a creamy finish with no start and stop marks. Highly pigmented, great covering power, and available in an exceptionally wide spectrum of colors.
All colors are highly mixable and compatible with most watercolors. Price, permanence, and opacity vary by color. Visit each color's individual page for detailed information regarding these qualities.
Review: Winsor & Newton Gouache for Calligraphy
-- An excellent gouache for broad-pen calligraphy (Italic, Blackletter, Gothic, Uncial, Roman Capitals) and pointed pen script (Copperplate, Engrossers, Spencerian, Modern Calligraphy)
-- Excellent for brush lettering (try Nicker Poster Paints for a ready-to-use medium for brush lettering).
-- Very opaque when used for calligraphy. Good choice for colored papers.
-- Colors are wonderfully rich when dry.
-- May take a bit more water to get to writing consistency than other gouaches.
-- Takes 3-4 minutes to dry; an envelope drying rack is helpful.
-- Dries to a matte finish; dry color is vibrant; wet color is close to dry color on paper.
-- Very wide range of colors, each priced by pigment. Lightfastness indicated.
-- For color mixing, primary sets are available:
WNG-HC1. Single Primary Set: Primary Red, Primary Blue, Primary Yellow, Ivory Black, Zinc White
WNGDP-S. Double Primary Set: with white plus a warm and cool each of red, blue and yellow.
WNGPDP-S. Permanent Double Primary Set with lightfast colors.
-- True Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Cobalt Blue are available.
-- Gouache can dry on the pen during your project. Every so often you may need to rinse off the pen.
-- Gouache is not water resistant. When it is needed, apply a fixative such as Spectrafix after gouache is completely dry.
-- Easy to clean from nib with water.