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Rainbow Watercolor Process

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Hey guys! A lot of people have been asking for this. One of my most faq is how I personally go about doing a watercolor background, and how to keep the edges so clean. Well, there are a thousand ways to do this, but personally I use this method:
1. Lightly sketch out the subject
2. Wet most of the area I want to fill in the background
3. Paint carefully around the subject, and get the background design I want
4. Wait for the background to dry
5. Paint the subject! :D

I don't use any masking fluid or anything like that.
Maybe I'll do a full tutorial sometime. I liked this picture, so I thought I might as well share it.
In the background I have PH martin's concentrated watercolors. They are very bright and vibrant :3
Image details
Image size
2399x2995px 1.86 MB
Make
Apple
Model
iPhone 5
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/2.4
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
64
Date Taken
Dec 27, 2012 2:48:06 PM -05:00
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What brand of watercolor do you use and what kind of watercolor paper do you use? Does anyone know?