I have some old watercolor tubes that I inherited (a lot of family gives me art supplies, since I "like art"), and I have few sets of pan watercolors. My wife and I would like to try using them both.
How different do they actually appear once on watercolor paper or canvas?
For instance, could I use these two types together on the same medium without there being a discernible difference in what type of watercolor they are? A difference along the lines of how you can tell chalk pastels from oil pastels, in that they have a different finish and texture on paper.
Should we stick to one or the other for a given project, to have it look consistent?
I just want to clarify that I'm not asking about the general differences, but they're actual end appearance.