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Watercolor Sketch for lovexparody by emperpep Watercolor Sketch for lovexparody by emperpep
Tried putting traditional sketch photo out of scrap gallery for the first time, I dont quite have enough inspiration to make full-color painting atm, hope you enjoy my traditional sketch, they are also nice and pretty in my opinion

Original character belongs to :iconlovexparody:

I used 0.3mm Kurutoga pencil to draw outlines,  quite sharp and clean compared to 0.5mm lead 

if you have any question, feel free to ask.
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Psychodelic35 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017
qwe110234312 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
And somebody understand this ?
AL357 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You said that the line art and shading is super good :)
I'm Chinese XD
SirTacoPiggy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016
Yeah i like it when the your art stuff is in the picture to.
NovaBromeliad Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
CitrusOtakuTea Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what kind of watercolor did you use? 
emperpep Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
artist quality watercolor :)

brands are hobein, daniel smith, qor, mgraham, winsor&newton, sennelier, rembrandt, schmincke
CitrusOtakuTea Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :D
Daiik Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Really like the character and the way you use watercolors. Totally flawless!

May I ask what do you think about Holbein Watercolors? I see them often in the pictures you take so I was wondering if it's a good brand or maybe it's better to stick with another one, like Daniel Smith or Winsor&Newton. Thank you!
emperpep Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
I feel like Holbein is less pigmented but this brand has so many nice and important colors for my watercolor painting, it also doesnt flow very well compared to other brand because there is no oxgall but that is not a big deal.

I think if I combine Holbein along with other brands the result usually turned out to be quite satisfying compared to using only Holbein or other brands alone, each brand has its own advantage and usefulness. 
Vercer01 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really really really really x100  love your job <3, awesome 
TrexZetaman Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
Dude I wish I could draw with watercolor as good as this!!! I need to learn this is amazing!!!
AVAK55 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
That's awesome!!! xD
Snowfalling1 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you use to color the drawing
like what brushes and paints
emperpep Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016
artist quality watercolors
and sharp brand new synthetic paintbrush
DeadskullBroscircus Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could be as good at art as you...
FelidaeFire Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Sweet! so cool :3
hansel-alexander Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student General Artist
ok wow that tha.. that just blew my face off this is great!^^
ArmatoKing Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Truly magnificent and gorgeous! I can't even muster myself to ask any questions, because it seems so impossible to reach your level even by the means of asking about your process of creating this masterpiece. :3
XerathGod Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute!! :happybounce: 
bluer4in Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you use the Uni-ball HB lead in .3?
emperpep Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
no, I think I used Pentel HB lead.
bluer4in Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thanks for telling me.
chaos-angel5 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your traditional sketches, and paintings, and anything of the sort are so pretty there are no words, and always have been. You've been an inspiration for many years. 
Shiroune Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that traditional sketch looks freaking gorgeous!
Bleucerise Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Student General Artist
Its beautiful. I want to do something like you did. Do you have any tips or tutorials. You'd recommend. Please?
emperpep Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
I dont have any recommendation, but you can ask me technical question if you have any, and please practice and learn/study/view more art regularly to gain new skills and perceptions.
Bleucerise Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you soo much. I appreciate it :). Right now I am working with acrylics and I don't understand how to contrast or shade anything really. I have seen some videos but the quality on them were pretty bad or the drawing wasn't visible. Making it hard to see what they were trying to explain. If you can help me out that would be great. :)
emperpep Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
it would be nice to see some of your acrylic art first, try experimenting with it, make sure not to let acrylic dry on your paintbrush, and wash your brush thoroughly after use. 
Bleucerise Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh ok thank you for the tip about the brushes. I will make some paintings. I'm actually creating one now, but I'm still drawing it out carefully cause I want it to be perfect in a way. I hope many will enjoy it once I put it on here.
98stars Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Student General Artist
So pretty! I love watercolor and you made it look really nice here. 
Damast3r Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Did anyone else notice that lonely un-colored sketch on the side? I feel bad for that sketch ;(
XxLady-PinkxX Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its ..its BEAUTIFUL !!!
why do so many people get to borrow the hand of JesusWaaaah! 
HanoofQasim Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
such skill u have in coloring tach me master >///<Undertale heart icon Undertale heart icon Undertale heart icon heart heart heart heart heart 
Takatake Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
 i was wondering how many years youve spent doing this? i mean using watercolor? coz its great and i wish i was on the same level as u...
emperpep Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
about 8-9 years I think
Willoak Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Student Artist
AriKatDraws Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
MAGIC! how else could this be so good!
the-kid36 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist
this is amazing!!
Minori-no-Aliro Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, how great! * 0 * You are a born artist.
OkabeHK Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Hikaru69dmc Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Miikysu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
So pretty!
JeaneNeji Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Student General Artist
I love it^w^
Yura-chan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015   General Artist
I like them ^^ so cute
hititle Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful, I wonder if I could do something as good as this in the future.
(and I heard that you're Thai, not really sure, but i just wondering Llama Emoji-58 (Up and Down) [V3] )
your technique is really unique tho
aSympatheticSadist Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
get ready to be assaulted with questions huehuehuehuehue :)
1 - are those watercolours ?
2 - whats the brand called ?
3 - what paper is that?
4 - for a beginner how long does it take to get decent with them .... i know it differs from person to person....but roughly?
5 - tell me every colour i need to buy huehuehuehue
emperpep Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Yes they are

It is holbein, but my recommendation are daniel smith and winsor&newton

It is 100g smooth surface sketchbook paper [not really recommended for watercolor though]

It depends on how hard and how often you practice, If you live in artistic supportive condition such as artist workplace/art community/art college , and practice like hell everyday, just 1 week or 1 month is enough to see improvement, btw I've been playing with watercolor for around 8 years, and have been drawing since 2004

and recommended colors depends on your favorite, someone like to paint colorful rainbow picture, some like to paint cool-looking picture, some like to paint warm picture, some like to paint dark-looking picture
what is your favorite btw?

and this article tells about basic colors that watercolorist should have…
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