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#1 Old 11-19-2009, 11:42 PM
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Hi all,

this is my first post and I hope any vegan artist can share some guide.

recently i found out that most watercolor paints contain gelatin especially those winsor newton artist watercolor, since then i stop painting and couldn't find alternatives.

i was wondering does anyone know which brand of watercolor paints that is free from animal ingredient? i heard some one said before that cotman watercolor is free from animal ingredient, is that so?

for the watercolor papers i m using strathmore as they mentioned in their site they aren't using gelatin for sizing. also i bockingford watercolor paper is ok to use as no gelatin.

the color part is tricky and i couldn't find info anywhere. i miss painting.

thank you for advance.

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#2 Old 11-20-2009, 04:21 AM
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I gave up film for similar reasons. Really hurt the early career in porn.

Where did you get the info that gelatin is in watercolor paints and perhaps some papers? I had no idea. I knew about the brushes often being problematic though. Horse or pig hairs.
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#3 Old 11-23-2009, 02:30 PM
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Seriously? I had no idea. I can't believe I never checked. I use Dr. PH Martins, but I can't find out whether or not they contain gelatin.
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#4 Old 11-23-2009, 07:41 PM
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i'd send an email to cotman (and a few other brands) and see what they say.
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#5 Old 09-21-2013, 05:43 PM
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Hi Thomas,


I just wanted to let you know, if you are still reading this thread, that our company, Colors of Nature, does produce a 100% vegan and natural watercolor paint. We are committed to making a paint that is cruelty free. Our colors are made from natural earth pigments. This means that are paints are even solvent and petroleum free.


Yes we are promoting our paint because there are more than a few people like yourself looking for earth friendly and vegan paint.


I hope that you will consider our company's line of paint in the future.


Thank you,



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#6 Old 01-19-2016, 01:44 PM
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Thanks to Colors of Nature!

i know this is an old thread but thank you to Colors of Nature for making these available. I am looking to purchase supplies and would like the paints, brushes and paper I use to reflect my feelings about avoiding products made with animals. thanks!
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