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watercolour tutorial v.4
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Published: November 21, 2011
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Finally compiled enough photos to do a tutorial.
Most of it is common knowledge but I hope it answers some questions. C:

If you have something you'd like to know in addition, feel free to ask them here and I'll try my best to answer.

p.s. I get asked a lot about masking fluid but no, I don't use it very often. None was used for these pictures.
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TheCityOfDreams's avatar
TheCityOfDreams|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great tutorial! definetely going to try it out!
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Eurpoe's avatar
Your tutorials are amazing, great work!
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jordanoye|Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!! I love your tutorials, I hope you're okay with me using them, I'm running so low on time for my AP art projects!! It gives me some guidelines!
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koyamori| Traditional Artist
Of course!
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CornyMistick's avatar
Hi! Can I ask how do you scan your watercolours so perfectly? Whenever I try, I loose all the subtle shades and colours, and so in the end I just take a photo of the painting... :C
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Pitsel's avatar
You can check it out on her tumblr account. Scan tutorial.
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solelli's avatar
i had that problem too. i don't know about you, but it was because my scanner has an auto-color correct option that's turned on by default, i turned that off, restarted it, and it worked a lot better. if you're making them specifically for DA and only care about how it looks on here, you could experiment with making details that would normally be subtle more striking and then mess around with them in either SAI or Photoshop- either with the hue/saturation/contrast options, or adding a layer, setting it to 'overlay', and then messing around with white-gray-dark colors with a soft brush to see how that changes it.
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noo problem <3
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trapped-in-eternity's avatar
ooooo well done!
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Xiaooyu|Hobbyist General Artist
how long have you been doing watercolour for? 
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GPSAmangaka|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eeer...sorry to be a bother but how do you create such *even washes with each layer, while still managing to add *depth? ; v ; 

The first layer is a wet-on-wet wash, of which you let it dry. After the first wash/layer, do you continue with wet-on-wet or wet-on-dry as you paint? I've been frustrated with layers because as I continue with wet-on-dry (started with the initial wet-on-wet wash then add layers of wet-on-dry), it looks dry an uneven. Gahh, so what kind of watercolor technique do you use after the first wash of wet-on-wet to layer and create the shapes? I'm sorry for the late questions - T^T 
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GPSAmangaka|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aahh, sorry to be a bother but I was wondering how do you create such an even look with such depth? ;; u ;;

With the first layer it's wet-on-wet - then you let it dry. After the first initial wash, do you continue with the wet-on-wet process for each layer or is it wet-on-dry after the first wash? Eeer... I just beeb having some difficulties after the first layer - sorry about the.bombarding of questions. T^T
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150c's avatar
than you for the tutorial!// would you happen to have any tips for using the blowdryer? ; v ; such as certain position/angle/strength. Whenever I use the dryer, the dollops always get blown over to the areas I don't want painted;;
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koyamori| Traditional Artist
I usually just turn the blow dryer to high, and blow dry in a circle all around the page so the paper is not damaged by the heat. The dollops I try to wipe away with a dry brush as much as possible before drying because then they will fly everywhere. ><
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mapelie|Hobbyist General Artist
I followed! Result's here >> [link]
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ColourFactory's avatar
thanks for the tutorial.

(gracias por el tutorial)
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Seylyn's avatar
Thanks for sharing your process with us! Always interesting to see how others work :)
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koyamori| Traditional Artist
My pleasure! ^^
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PaperStreet-Soap|Student Traditional Artist
If its not to much trouble can you make more little tutorials like this or just maybe tips. It would be helpful.
Good job btw.
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koyamori| Traditional Artist
Sure!8)
I will make more as I gather some pictures of work in progress.^^
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PaperStreet-Soap|Student Traditional Artist
Thanks
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vanessaaosorio|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is a great tutorial.
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gn125|Professional Digital Artist
thanks for sharing!
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