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Watercolor Tutorial by Taiyo85 Watercolor Tutorial by Taiyo85
This is my first watercolor tutorial. Hope you like it.

I feel like I've missed a lot of steps, but the problem is that while I'm painting I usually drift away in dreams... But that's me.

The final piece can be found here:
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maryberrie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so helpful! >3< 

I wanted to try out watercolor for the first time with probably not really expensive or fancy materials (the usual crayola set probably like this cdn.dickblick.com/items/003/09… and the usual brushes). What should I look out for when Im coloring and would sketch paper be fine for watercolor? I'm not sure if the water will seep through the paper... :P Is there any other materials besides the ones listed above that I should think about using? 

and also, is it ok to use a little of color pencil to add some details? :P Thanks so much! :3
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Taiyo85 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello there =)

I know a lot of people that use watercolors with set like that one, so there is no problem at all. If you've used more professional grade sets you'd notice a big difference, but if you are starting this set is good enough! You should look out for the mixing of the colors. This kind of sets, since the pigment is not very good, when you want to mix some colors they can come out a little opace and the color fades away rather quiclkly, so that i one thing you should be on the look out. About the paper, I would recommend using watercolor paper. You don't need to go to the more expensive one, you can always use more cheaper, but use at least 190g/m, because the water can really ruin the paper and your drawing! So be very careful. 

Color pencils are a must have for anyone. If you don't want a pure watercolor painting, pick some color pencil, and add details to the painting. That way it is easier, and also lets you make a more interesting and full painting. Don't forget to always have a piece of paper near you so you can test the colors, the water, and if the watercolors and color pencils go together =)

I hope this information is of some use =) Good luck! Let me see the results after!

PS: One important thing, be very very patient, watercolors are not easy at all... Just try to have fun and practice a lot =)
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maryberrie Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg!! :3 thanks so much! >3< this will help so much :) do you have any advice for if i was using just regular sketch paper? :P This isn't something really big I want to try so I decided on just using regular paper :P
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Taiyo85 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you must use sketch paper (instead of buying a cheap watercolor sheet...) You must be very careful not to use a large quantity of water. You can tape the sketch paper to a surface to that it doesn't wrinkle much :)
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maryberrie Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh ok :) Thanks so much for all the advice :3 you've been so helpful :3 ^^
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Taiyo85 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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maryberrie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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broror-nam Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student General Artist
this is awesome! eeh i really need to practice now XD
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Taiyo85 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much =D
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BeyzanurTrkoglu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I can't do this. :( But , this is awesome :DD
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