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Watercolour tutorial

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Kind of, sort of tutorial. It's more walk-through my painting process. I hope it will be useful to you.
For constructing the knotworks - as I'm still learning that, I really don't feel entitled to give advice about it. Anyway, if you're interested in this art, I can recommend you two great books - Celtic art: Method of construction by George Bain nad Celtic knotwork by his son Ian Bain. The first book has more intuitive approach, although it's not always easy to understand. The second one is more technical, yet very systematic and comprehensible.

Finished picture can be found here: [link]
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HoneebunnyHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for this! i'm no good at watercolor, but the part with the stones helped me with a digital picture i did. :3
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LucieOnHobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :) Yes, the principles can be applied to digital works, why not. I actually used the gems just recently for a design for a poster at work :D
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WoodswallowHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, what a fantastic and detailed Tutorial!! Thank you so much for this! This is great and I'm totally sure I can learn something from this :)
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LucieOnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you find it useful :)
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Two great books. Good recommendation :D
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LucieOnHobbyist Traditional Artist
They most certainly are! I think I like the one by George Bain a little bit more - I prefer the looser style :)
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RebelAtoli Writer
The link to the finished picture is broken :(
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LucieOnHobbyist Traditional Artist
It's fixed now :)
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Woa this is amazing!!!!!! i defenetly want to try it out!!! Thank you for this tutorial !!
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LucieOnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug: And good luck if you decide to try!
Sarcastic-Squirrel's avatar
Very helpful, and the jemstones are amazing!
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LucieOnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you think so! :hug:
ColorBloX's avatar
So interesting! Great tutorial... Hadn't known how to archive a transparent effect :)
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LucieOnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you find it useful :)
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AthenaStormHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing! This is my project for tomorrow! (with my own sketch of coarse)
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LucieOnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :) Let me know about the result!
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FStop231Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tutorial!
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LucieOnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it!
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BenjiiBenStudent General Artist
Wow this looks amazing! :)
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LucieOnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ElysianImageryProfessional Digital Artist
I cant tell you how helpful this has been. I would love to do a similar style of image so that way I can try to follow the step by step. I will of course reference not only the original you did of this but also the step by step and link back to your gallery.
It would be great once I get it posted and referenced to have you do a full critique on my piece so that way I can really start to learn :)
Im on a mission this year to really push my watercolor abilities and let me tell you, you seem like you would be an AMAZING teacher!
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LucieOnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your kind words :) Feel free to use the tutorial in any way you need it. Also, if you had any questions about watercolor, don't hesitate to ask :)
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Gold-SevenProfessional Traditional Artist
I was searching for this for ages, and finally found it! Thanks for putting this together. It's absolutely staggering.
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LucieOnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, those are kind words from such a talented watercolorist as yourself :)
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