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Watercolor test by hayashinomura watercolor wip by littlemae-chan ~Torture~ by illuminatedflower watercolor- Lilac by sunaysenturk watercolor doodle by emperpep

Look at these amazing watercolor pictures! Haven't you guys ever wondered how to paint with watercolors?

Well, all I really know is the basics! Not only will I be showing you my own techniques, but also showing you others that have made tutorials for it.

Supplies! (The Basics)




- These are the watercolors I've been using for about 2 years, and they've been the best. I bet many people are used to seeing the tubes, I personally don't like them, because in a very dry environment, they die easily. I use these, they're the Koh-I-Noor Watercolor Wheel Set, have 24 colors, and they are sort of powder based. They're about $7USD (I've only seen it at the art store I ever go for supplies, so idk if they sell it in other stores.)



- Palette
So you can mix your colors! and actually make the color itself.



- Watercolor Paper/Mixed Media Pad
I don't actually have legit watercolor pad, I use the multimedias. They should be just as good, that's the one I've been. I recommend trying to get thick watercolor paper, because when you're trying to mix colors, or just paint in general, you don't want the paper to be thin.

- Paper Towels
You need one to clean up the space, the brush and maybe even the drawing.

- Water
YOU NEED WATER WITH A CLEAR CUP please oh goodness and if you need something to drink make sure you keep them separate and have the water in a clear cup you don't know how many times I've almost dipped my brush into a different cup because we don't have clear cups



- Brush + Brush Roll.
You're probably going to want more than just one sized brush, I have a round brush, buy big ones to for backgrounds. You don't need the super fancy brushes, I got mine for about $10 at Michael's. A brush roll is use to keep your brushes in one spot. (unlike me, I don't have one, and I don't even know where half of my brushes are) You can buy one at Amazon.

*Sorry the crap quality, it was night time and for some odd reason, my phone would NOT cooperate! DX
Now let's start!

20150505 222849 by illuminatedflower

Have your base drawing ready, It's usually safer to have pencil drawing as a base instead of an inked drawing, because you don't want to take the risk of the ink getting wet, and going over the drawing.
20150505 223127 by illuminatedflower -------->20150505 223141 by illuminatedflower
(My water wasn't clean cause I already did a watercolor related drawing earlier)
Wet your brush first, and then with the wet brush, go over the powder so you have a strong color.

20150505 223316 by illuminatedflower
Wherever you need it (like say hair or skin), always start at the edge of your lineart. So like for example, if you are coloring hair, start coloring at the bottom of the hair, after that, wet your brush a bit more to spread the hair color. Also, I recommend doing the skin first.

20150505 223544 by illuminatedflower
This should be your result after you've spread out your color with a little bit of color. Be aware that you might need more of the color, so wet your brush again and get it straight from the powder.

20150505 224102 by illuminatedflower
I usually try to start dark to light with watercolors, and to be honest, that should be with any medium, but anyways, you can also place a little bit of color in a few other places so you can get the base color.
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Spread it out again! As you see on the right, it does look a bit flat. In order to fix that, you usually have to mix more than one color to get what you want, or go over the painting with the mixed, or put a much stronger color on the edge of the piece you're coloring. What I did to not make her hair so dull is use orange on the tips of the hair, and brought out the colors more!
20150505 224820 by illuminatedflower
This should be the final result, if you have passed the steps! Again, sorry for crap quality, and I hope this starts you off with doing watercolors, it certainly has helped me! Have an awesome day!

Helpful Tutorials!


Watercolor Tutorial by Claparo-Sans Textures in Ink and Watercolor by hibbary TUTORIAL :: WATERCOLOR by Ecthelian Learn Manga: Watercolor Tutorial complete by Naschi Watercolor Tutorial by cherubchan


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   Thank you for the watch :iconrubcheeksplz:
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You're welcome, and thanks for the watch back ;w;
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Thank you for the fav <3!
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Welcome to :icondrawing-tutorial: :w00t:
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Thank you! It's such an honor to be in the group. It's so awesome.
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Thanks for the fav! If you're interested, please feel free to roam around the gallery :nod: 
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