✨the crunch ✨
Thank you to the Choosing Keeping team for sending over many of the supplies used in this video (supply list below) !
💧 MORE INFO ON CHOOSING KEEPING:
🌿 website: www.choosingkeeping.com
🌿 Instagram: http://instagram.com/choosingkeeping
💧 Material List
🌿 Saiun-do Kyoto Nihonga Mineral Pigment Set , Blue Iris:
🌿 gum arabic
🌿 acacia honey
🌿 distilled water
🌿 glass Muller & glass palette
🌿 mortar and pestle
💧 Material List (painting)
🌿 Arches hot pressed watercolor paper
🌿 Paint brush (WIDE): https://choosingkeeping.com/collections/paintbrushes/products/premium-japanese-ebake-nihonga-brush
🌿 Premium Saiun-do Paintbrush: https://choosingkeeping.com/collections/paintbrushes/products/premium-japanese-watercolour-paint-brushes
🌿 5 Tier Bone China Japanese Nihonga Palette: https://choosingkeeping.com/collections/paintbrushes/products/5-tier-bone-china-japanese-nihonga-palette
💧 Other items featured:
🌿 Glass Light Mill:
0:00 – grinding pigments
12:21 – mulling the paint
38:48 – paint swatches
42:56 – painting process
⭐ Q&A LIST BELOW:
💧 More info on the pigments?
🌿 these pigments are an exclusive collaboration between Choosing Keeping and a lovely pigment store called Saiun-do in Japan. I’ve talked about these pigments more extensively in my other recent videos as well.
💧Gloves & Respirator?
🌿 YES. I should 100000% be wearing gloves and a mask. If I wasn’t filming I would have. However, the last time I wore gloves in a paintmaking video, the sound of the gloves were unpleasant to listen to to many people. I decided for the sake of the video to omit them. However, yes. Gloves are very necessary especially if you are not working with pigments specifically made for Nihonga paintings.
💧 Why add honey?
🌿 this step is optional but i prefer to add it since it gives the paints a nice texture. it will also preserve moisture.