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Some new paper textures to share. I'm afraid that some of them I abused more than I meant to and they developed some parallel lines, for good or for ill.

You can use these for personal work, commissions, prints, etc. Anything you like.

They're all watercolor. The top and bottom two are made with table salt. the three in the middle are made by dripping watercolor through soap bubbles. A friendly furry chap told me about this technique at FWA and I thought I'd give it a try. Veeeeeeeery interesting!

Edit: A few people have asked about the bubbles, so I'm gonna copy/paste one of my replies here for all to read:

you get some dish detergent in a big bowl or basin and let water run into it so that you get very thick, dry bubbles. Like bubble bath. Then you scoop the bubbles up, lay them down on your paper, and drip the watercolor into them. Then you just let it all dry.
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Spangled5's avatar
Spangled5|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bubbles sound like fun!
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HiddenWorlds's avatar
HiddenWorlds|Hobbyist General Artist
I used these as shading/highlight here. hiddenworlds.deviantart.com/ar…
Thanks a lot these are neat.
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autsdraws|Student Artist
It is alright if I use them for a comic, right?
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hibbary|Professional General Artist
Yes! You can use them for just about anything.  
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autsdraws|Student Artist
Alright, thank you!
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poothos|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I NOW (OFFICIALLY) HAVE ALL YOUR PAPER TEXTURES n___n yess... i will abuse them until people can no longer stare to look at my art for fear of the textures. 
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charcoalfeather|Hobbyist General Artist
Used here: [link]
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klemke's avatar
klemke|Student Traditional Artist
These textures are awesome!
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charcoalfeather|Hobbyist General Artist
Used here: [link]
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Charneco|Student Digital Artist
Used here [link] , thanks for the awesome resource
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jazzymune|Hobbyist General Artist
you are amazing, thank you so much.
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ChisSweetArt|Professional Digital Artist
Used here thank you [link]
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AnnaGiladi|Hobbyist General Artist
Used it for kitty's eyes here :) [link]
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BloodyBlackRocker|Student General Artist
Thank you for creating this beautifull textures ^^ ♥
I used the first one here [link]
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Lady-Natsuki's avatar
Hi! I used one of your textures here: [link]
Thanks a lot for sharing these with us!
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Jordain|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Used here: [link]
Thank you!
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Jordain|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Used here: [link]
Thanks a bunch!
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Jordain|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Used here: [link] So wonderful to use these, thanks!
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xainy|Professional Digital Artist
I don't know if I'd said this previously. Even if I have, it bears repeating! I wanted to thank you for uploading these and the other textures for everyone to use. I use them semi-frequently in my artwork and they're very helpful to give my art that little boost that I'm not quite yet capable enough to achieve on my own. I may start trying to make my own textures soon and stop being a lazy mooch. :D

ANYWAY, again, I just wanted to thank you very much.
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hibbary|Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like them :3 I love to make textures and it is pretty easy for me to share them digitally. Whether you work digitally or in real media, you should give it a try just for fun.
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AnnaGiladi|Hobbyist General Artist
Used here :) [link] Thanks!
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Ibrahim-Nisar|Professional Interface Designer
awesome awsome
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Are your textures like okay for commerical usage (I have no idea how to phrase what I'm asking)
Example: if I needed a texture for a picture I have drawn and I intended to sell it at a convention would these be the kind of textures I could use for free? Or do I need to start making my own?
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