Shesvii Art & Watercolours

Unique art and plastic free handmade watercolours.

"We all start painting our life journey on a blank canvas."

I'm Sofía, a Spanish artist that finds inspiration in every corner of this journey that is life.
I like to say that I paint because it's cheaper than therapy ha! But truth be told, it's because it brings me peace and comfort.

It could be said that my works consist of a harmonic combination of illustration and loose painting when it comes to technique, regarding subject and influences, those may vary.
Exploring the beauty of the female body with a touch of fantasy and surrealism is my preferred subject choice.

I sell original paintings, prints and stickers. Would you mind checking them out?

I'm also a paint maker. Visit the shop to know more about my high quality handmade watercolours!

All my socials! 

Get ready for the pigment spam!

  •  18/04/2024 09:13 PM

Discovering how social media may contribute to the challenges artists face in expressing their creativity.

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  •  23/10/2023 08:22 PM

Lightfastness test update where I show the 2021 Beam Paints tests results, artworks I painted with these gorgeous paints and some pigment nerding. List of old formula Beam Paints lightfast and fugitive colours available.

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  •  12/09/2023 03:32 PM

What are pigments? How do I understand them? Does it matter if I read pigment info or not on my watercolours? This blog post will help you find out the responses to these questions.

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  •  21/12/2021 10:44 AM

Let's find out what makes handmade watercolours special and different from commercial paints!

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  •  19/10/2021 09:48 AM

The revenge of an artist that has witnessed censorship in art communities too many times.

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  •  20/09/2021 09:58 AM

A description of my watercolour lightfastness test including videos.

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  •  19/09/2021 06:36 PM

Here you can find all the colour name and pigment information for the Paul Rubens Candy Color set from Aliexpress!

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  •  16/09/2021 04:25 PM

A brief introduction to the most popular dyes and pigments throughout history!

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  •  31/05/2021 06:46 PM

An introduction to the story of colour names. Why are colours called the way they are? Did the fruit came before or was it the colour? Find out about the orange here!

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  •  31/05/2021 02:57 PM

A short and quick list of 5 great watercolour brands for beginners.

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Are your handmade watercolours vegan friendly?

Yes, my handmade watercolours are vegan products.
I use cruelty free ingredients. Shesvii's handmade watercolours don't contain honey, they don't contain ox gall and no animal sourced pigments are used.

Are your paints lightfast? (Lightfastness ratings)

It depends on the pigments used. I do lightfastness tests for all my paints and I rate them myself using a scale from I to IV (I being poor, IV being excellent).
Here you have the full list in alphabetical order.

List of lightfastness ratings:
Pearlescent Mica (PW20) LIV
Arylamide Lemon Yellow (PY3) LIV
Monoazoic Red (PR3) LIII
Dioxacine Pink (PV23) LIII
Ultramarine Blue (PB29) LIV
Indian Blue (PB15) LIV
Pastel Sea (PB15, PW6) LIV
Caraïbes (PG7, PY3, PW20) LIV
Mint Green (PG7, PW6) LIV
Brentonico's Green Earth (PG23) LIV
Midas'Touch (PW20, PY3, PR101) LIV
Tír Na Nóg (PG8, PW20, PY3, PB15:3) LIII

Kiss me Pink (PV23, PW6) LIII
Yours (PR3, PR122, PW20) LIII
Lover's Night (PR12, PV23, PW20) LIII
Cocoa Dream (PR101, PG8, PW20) LIII

Lavender (PV15, PB29, PV23, PW6) LIV
Cerise cream (PR122, PW6, PR102) LIV
Chick yellow (PY3, PW6) LIV
Mint Green (PG7, PW6) LIV
Pastel sea blue (PB15, PW6) LIV

Starlight Blue (PB29, PW6, PW20) LIV
Pink Champagne (PW20, PY43, PR102, PV23) LIV
Tír na Nóg (PG8, PW20, PY3, PB15:3) LIII
Midas'Touch (PW20, PY3, PR101) LIV

Abyss (PB15:3, PV15, PBk11) LIV
Arylamide Lemon Yellow (PY3) LIV
CyberPink 2022 (PW20) LIII
Dark Burnt Sienna (PR101) LIV
Deep Dusk (PB15:3, PV15, PR101) LIV
Orange Sherbet (PY83, PR3, PW20, gold foil) LI
Orión (PB15, PV19, PB36) LIV
Pink Gold (PV23, PW20, PW6) LIII
Primary Red (PR122, PV23) LIV
Raw Sienna (PBr7) LIV
Sleeping Beauty (PG7, PV23, PW20) LIV
Teide (PBr7, PBk11, PR3) LIII
Ultramarine Blue (PB29) LIV
Unicorn Magic (PW20, PY43, PR102, PV23, blue ink, holographic glitter) LIII
Violet Brown (PV15, PR101, PV23) LIV
Witch Dust (PB29, PW6, PW20) LIV

Stepped on a bee (N/A, waiting for manufacturer's reply) LI
Mega Pint (PR122, PBk6) LII
Objection Hearsay (PB29, PB27, PBk6) LIII (It contains PB27 Prussian Blue which fades but can recover if put on a dark place for a couple of weeks)
Muffins (PY43, PR102, PBr7) LIV

Ultramarine Blue (PB29) LIV
Dioxacine Pink (PV23) LIII
Disazo Yellow (PY83) LI
Caraïbes (PW20, PG7, PY3) LIV
Sea Salt (PW20) LIV
Sea Sand (PY43, PR102, PW20) LIV

Do you make custom colours?

Yes, I do! Please contact me through my Instagram at @shesvii_watercolours or through the Contact page on my website.

How does shipping work?

I ship worldwide.
The fixed price for worldwide shipping will be automatically added to your cart once you complete your order.
I ship the parcels using the Spanish post office Correos.
For reference, it takes around 5 days for an order to arrive to Germany and around 20 days to arrive to Canada.

I purchased your Paper halfpan guide and didn't receive a file. What do I do?

This is a common error people are experiencing. Please do not hesitate to contact me through the Contact section of my website or through my Instagram at @shesvii_watercolours.
In case you didn't get the option to download the PDF tutorial and stencil, I'll happily mail it to you.

What are the payment options available?

Right now the only payment option available is PayPal.
Safe, quick and easy.

Where are you based?

I'm a Spanish artist and paint maker based in a small town near Madrid.
In short, I live and work in Spain, Europe.

Why do you use clove oil on your paints?

Clove oil is a natural preserver and fungicide that keeps mold away and helps the paint stay wet and healthy.
Plus it smells good!
  • Castilla-La Mancha, Spain