I love this product! No mess and versatile. I've used it as a marker and as a watercolor. It does get some taking used to esp for someone who has never used watercolor markers before. I usually work with watercolors and acrylics, so this was a change. Still, it was really fun and nice to use. Nice pigmentation and does not dry down chalky. The water brush that comes with the set did leak a little and takes getting used to, but once I got the hang of it, was pretty easy to use. Very nice packaging as well and the pad that came with the set is great for the price. It is small and handy and the entire kit travels well. Really happy with this purchase.