Remember my post a while back about the Akashiya SAI Watercolor Pens?
Here's my latest attempt with Strathmore Watercolor Postcards:
SAI Watercolor Pens, Colored pencils, NeoPiko .1 Liners
Strathmore 140lb Watercolor postcard paper
The colors are actually more saturated/brighter than what you see here, as I painted directly to the paper in small areas and pulled color with a wet brush to create any softer color effects. (For best results, mix/dilute colors on a palette... otherwise you'll get dark spots, surrounded by softer color - not a nice gradation.) Our current scanner's not really the best at matching color, so things look rather hazy.
Overall, I still think it's a good set to have "on the go". It's a lot cleaner than carrying paint cakes or tubes. ^_^; I also use a Pentel Aquash Waterbrush filled with water (they come in various sizes too!), so I don't have to carry a small cup or container for water. So far, I haven't had any leaking issues.
I'm still testing out different paper types. So far, I've only used textured watercolor papers. I have yet to try smoother types. I'll report back on that when I have some examples to show. ^^
With that being said, I'll probably be carrying this set with me to events instead of my usual Copic markers and see how that goes.