I have been using watercolors casually in my bible journaling for a couple years. This is my first time trying tubes and I really enjoy the quality of this paint. Not chalky like other paints at this price in half pans. The tube definitely made it cheaper without losing quality. The colors were slightly different from the packaging but I did expect some difference from the tube to the page. Be sure to swatch them first in case you are worried about the color! I would purchase them again!