1 REACH FOR TUBES
Adding water to watercolour increases the transparency. The easiest way to make a colour as dark as it can be is to add as little water as possible. In short, pale tones are thinner and dark tones are thicker.
Dark tones are easier to achieve using tube paints rather than pans as less water is needed to make the pigment workable. It is also easier to produce dark tones in big quantities with tubes.
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