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Watercolor Tutorial by Claparo-Sans Watercolor Tutorial by Claparo-Sans
Since some people asked for my watercolor tutorial, I decided to make one. This is my very first attempt at making tutorial, you guys shouldn't laugh or scorn... - -'
Anyway, I hope this will be useful : )

The finished one here: [link]

And specially thank ~Cadybrille for translating this ♥



Edit: I want to express my thanks to ~cinqvingtetun and ^znow-white for your suggestion and choice for DD. You're so kind. I'm very happy . Thanks a lot! ♥

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Given 2009-05-21
Watercolor Tutorial by =Clap-san is a gorgeous step by step walk through where this talented member has been kind enough to share his creative techniques.I am sure this will benefit and inspire many that create with this medium. ( Suggested by cinqvingtetun and Featured by znow-white )
XCrissa-ChanX Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, what does it mean when you use PS to ''heal'' the colour? :D 
I do traditional art sometimes too but I'm not that good. 
roxey-chan Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Student General Artist
Yura-chan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018   General Artist
great tutorial XD
brimst0ner Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is such a detailed tutorial. I love it!! 
Luwyn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've read everything and then, see the date when it was submit : 2009 and this is still gorgeous ! ^^
inazumagalaxy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Im shook
XxFalineFairiesxX Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Nice work!
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh this was so helpful, thank you! :clap:
MonkiBear114 Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for this it will help a lot. keep up the good work :judge:
Birisi6th Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Really thanks for the tutorial. ^^
ChikaLeDia Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
... nhin no va nghi minh ve......... muri
uvachan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
That was awesome :D I love it!
Jaykrass Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you have any for photoshop?
tcarroll12 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
your level of detail is insane.
B3LL4TRIX Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have found my saviour...
Colutea Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing this tutorial!
14iv19 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
Cool thanks for the tutorial!
RandomPri Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015   General Artist
Holly sh*t! This is AWESOME! 8D
The-Golem-Armada Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hey, I found this tutorial a long time ago before I was on DeviantArt, and I used it as a guide to help me improve my watercolor skills.

So thanks for making this. I found it very useful. Love 
emo-cindysk Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I must say your tissue is like either from Macau n Hong Kong. But love anybody who draw this good
Sweet-toffee85 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing tutorial! Love Love 
DopeHat6 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Wow thank you so much for this amazing tutorial! Probably the best I've ever seen! So very helpful! Can't wait to get out my pencil and watercolors! Just wish I had a lightbox now instead of tracing paper! :)
FlameLuke Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
This is beautiful! It's Amazing!!! And very helpfull Thank you *Free Icon/Emote* Thank You Pusheen 
Chizu-I Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Writer
Pyonyon  OvO
Annabells117 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Great tutorial
Ivan-Malkovich Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014   General Artist
Very interesting. Thanks
PatschHochdrei Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this was a really great and helpful tutorial! Thank you for sharing this with us <3 
AeternaLuxX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful!!! congrats! :D
Angel-Drowning Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Rice-Lily Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional Filmographer
gorgeous, thank you for the wonderful tutorial
Aryea Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*0* Amazing!
JaneLoksar Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's so beautiful! : О : )
ullahennig Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Thank you very much for sharing this detailed tutorial!
Epic-Tragedy267 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Awesome! :)
ytegg99 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Claparo-Sans ơi cho em hỏi là khi em tô màu da thì chỗ tối với chỗ sáng nó không blend vào nhau mà bị nét cứng, vậy phải làm thế nào ạ
Claparo-Sans Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Có lẽ là tại giấy (?)
Cup-of-Javo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
When painting, are you using wet-on-wet techniques, or are you waiting for each layer to dry before painting again? :D
Claparo-Sans Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
I use both techniques, it depends :D
Cup-of-Javo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Thank you so much! :D I want to learn watercolor very badly, so this tutorial was very helpful!
AshiMonster Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing tutorial!
PS. Could you possibly show me the bigger photo of your light table? My dad also wanted to make one for me, we just want to see some inspiration. It would be great.
KittenBree Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I adore this so much..... I've recently gotten into watercolor and it's become my new favorite medium and I just haven't known how to go about it correctly having many issues with bleeding and etc. Oh how this has been so wonderful thank you thank you!~ What are your secrets to keep bleeding from happening?  I have waited for previous layers to dry etc, though it still bleeds D: am I using too much water do ya think >.<;; I've only done it for about 3 days now so I am very far from being good but I love it so much!~ So so much!~ also I never thought to use 2 separate pages of paper how genius!~ ( Though I do not have alight box... I am sure I could find a small cheap one or make a makeshift one haha!~Thank you so much this was so helpful and I am not officially addicted to your work so beautiful! It inspires me to be better and practice more thank you thank you!~
Claparo-Sans Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Well, I've done watercolors for over 3 years and still haven't actually figured out how to keep it from bleeding, don't worry mistake happens we're not water-bender haha : )) I think the secret is, don't panic at every step, just be patient. (for example, when I tried using wet-on-wet effect, I was panic and gave up the paper, afterward, the dried paper gave unexpected beautiful effect *__* )
My light table is hand-made, but nowadays you can easily find some portable light table with reasonable price, it's quite popular. Good luck :thumbsup:
KittenBree Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for answering my questions You are so wonderful!! Thank you thank you!
kamortiz321 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the most beautiful tutorial I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!! :D You are awesooooome!
carouselclover Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I've been looking everywhere for this! I love this tutorial so much. 
Dwinterr Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for sharing this. ^______^ ♥
JakeGray12 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
um...if you have the time....could you make a tutorial on how you drew the hair, or any kind?
FerdrikImperator Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful, and well done!  Thank you!
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