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Sai Watercolor Tutorial by bluekomadori Sai Watercolor Tutorial by bluekomadori
I made this tutorial because many people asked... Still I'm waaaay too lazy to type so I hope my handwriting is not too hard to read :'(
Download the original (but reduced) Sai file here: docs.google.com/file/d/0B1GVju…

The original url to the brushes was broken so uploaded them here: drive.google.com/file/d/0B9Sme…
Also you need this to upload the brushes: drive.google.com/file/d/0B9Sme…

None of the brushes are mine, they were created by:  :iconempty-frames:  and  :icondarlingmionette:  darlingmionette.deviantart.com… :)




How to install brushes:
-download the brushes --> in the top left corner there is file ---> download
-put the brushes to the right folders in Paint Tool Sai folder (blotmap, brushtex etc)
-put the start-sai.exe into Paint Tool Sai folder, it will open Sai and upload new brushes
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:iconjohnlockeddancer:
JohnlockedDancer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great!
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:iconthegreatsix:
thegreatsix Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial!!!

I used this tutorial to make this: Watercolor Test  Your tutorial is wonderful and very informative!  Thank you again! :)
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DrawArtMelissa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!
It is even better than using preset brushes on PTS or photoshop, here we can really create it ourselves like we want !
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:iconstarryaria:
StarryAria Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eeeeee thank you!! ^^
Shiba Inu Doggo (Watercolor Practice) by CreativeAria
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:icongoosetooth:
goosetooth Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
tysm! I used your tutorial to make this Pencil oc [watercolor] by lil-tanukii
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:iconnasachan:
NasaChan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Student General Artist
how do you get it to work??
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:icongoosetooth:
goosetooth Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I just used a watercolor-ish brush and painted in three different shades
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:iconpaumol:
Paumol Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Student Filmographer
I want try it :D
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:iconanjuun:
anjuun Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much :) 
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:iconsuika999:
Suika999 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did my whole Raichu in one layer, except for the outline. I did all  the shading and colours in one layer though XD I couldn't be bothered creating another. Then I added a background, and deleted the outline. It seems so much nicer with no outline (and hard to see)
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:iconsuika999:
Suika999 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But thanks for the tutorial, it's awesome!
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Yami-Pokegirl Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
put the start-sai.exe into Paint Tool Sai folder, it will open Sai and upload new brushes

I have do it, but don't upload the new brushes. Hm... must this in blotmap or brushtext?
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MyLittleAsspit Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
doest work.
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:iconmylittleasspit:
MyLittleAsspit Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it wont work.. :'(
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samueltcopp Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial.
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:iconminnozu:
Minnozu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
oh god youre the best! thank you very much!
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:iconsoyoungjang:
soyoungJang Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Thank You So Muuuuuuuuuuuch!!♥
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hopiing Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, i really want to give this a shot because i love watercolor effects but the brushes aren't appearing in my brush texture menu thingy (i hope you know what i'm talking about ;u; ). i downloaded start-sai.exe and put it in the sai folder and ran that as an administrator to open sai but the brushes don't show up on the list. any ideas what i'm doing wrong?
yes, i downloaded the brush folder, too. i'm not that stupid xD
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:iconbluekomadori:
bluekomadori Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made a post on tumblr explaining how to install brushes: bluekomadori.tumblr.com/post/9… have you done it exactly like this? 
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hopiing Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alright, i tried it again this morning and noticed that all the files i moved over yesterday got deleted. ignore my last comment, it's working perfectly now ^^ thank you for replying so fast!
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:iconhopiing:
hopiing Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, i have. unless you're actually supposed to place the entire folders of new blotmaps and brush textures and all that into the existing folders? i just copied the contents (which is what i assumed you would do- that's what i've done in the past when i installed brushes)
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Jamie5m Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i downloaded all the brushes and copied all the settings but when i try and use them it still looks way different from what you are doing. im not sure what i have wrong...
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Mumble1224 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg! TY! *O*
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:iconzoruu:
zoruu Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Student Filmographer
is it possible to create the brushes yourself without download by just coping the settings or is it a totally different brush that requires download?
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MaysarIsTheName Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Well, the brushes she's using you should pretty much have. Pen and Airbrush are already in it im pretty sure, but i havent see a "water color" brush, though i have like....8 different ones titled "Water", which i think it kinda the same, so if you have those i think they'd do the same.
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pikachu-jaune Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist
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:iconleko-thehunter:
LeKo-TheHunter Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! I try now! w00t! 
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:iconpikachu-jaune:
pikachu-jaune Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist
I really want to have these brushes but I do all you say and it don't work, do you know why ? :c
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:iconsz-j:
SZ-J Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Student General Artist
thank you!
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:iconlilspoopykrissy:
LilSpoopyKrissy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Student General Artist
My friend told me about a free Sai download? Is this true? I have no idea I need more info...
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:iconmaysaristhename:
MaysarIsTheName Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Someone had sent me a link to something letting people download it for free....i dunno what it was about but... i asked where to buy it and stuff and someone gave me the link to a free version. Not a month trial either, full thing with brushes and everything. 
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:iconsuika999:
Suika999 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Free SAI is ALL OVER YOUTUBE. 
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:iconsquishycatz:
SquishyCatz Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
I don't think its legal unless you are talking about the free 1 month trial.
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:iconbaigel:
Baigel Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
There's the option to license share. ^^ That's legal.
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:iconbluekomadori:
bluekomadori Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know? I bought Sai so I don't know how to download it for free. Sorry.
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:iconmeangan:
meangan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
this is super, super helpful, thank you so much
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ForvSol Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Thank you for this tutorial, you're awesome and this work of yours is really helpful!
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EspressoShots Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
hmmm the start-sai.exe isn't working. any ideas?
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EspressoShots Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
gah so amazing
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lunar-neo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
how do you get the leaves brush thing  and the cloth textures? i tried to download the links, but i dont know how to use them or get them in sai 
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DrawPlzForum Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're on my page. Follow the link and download them.
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DisparityAndSolitude Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I absolutely love these new brushes and textures! 
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:iconbluekomadori:
bluekomadori Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! I'm glad you like them :D
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:icondrive-a-leaf:
drive-a-leaf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't seem to get the brushes. D:
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:iconrodro-arg:
Rodro-ARG Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't find any file named "start-sai.exe"
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:iconbluekomadori:
bluekomadori Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
start-sai.exe is in the second link
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:iconrodro-arg:
Rodro-ARG Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nvm thanks
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shofuzaki Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know you have an updated version of this, but i love how this one includes how to install the brushes and such~  XD

anyway, thank you for this!  i tried it~  :D

sta.sh/02ag28626d9k
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:iconbluekomadori:
bluekomadori Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooooow it came out awesome!! I love it :D
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:iconshofuzaki:
shofuzaki Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!  your tutorial was super helpful!  ♥
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