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Watercoloring tips by dodostad Watercoloring tips by dodostad
Sorry this took so long! I hope this is any help haha.
There are probably gazillion typos, I'm pretty tired :'D

Here's a step-by-step watercolor by me:[link]

Guestion about color wash:
"If you put watercolor under running water wouldn't the rest of the colors wash away?"
A:
Nope, the paper absorbs color so it won't become "like new". It depends on how dry the paint is though – wet paint will fade away more than one that has dried(dried watercolors won't even budge sometimes). You should try it out to see how it works! It's hard to explain without a camera so I could do before and after shots. It also depens on what kind of paper you use and how thickly you applied the paint.

Additional tips:
-scrunched paper/plastic wrap on wet colors=cool texture!
Example: [link]

-logically there's also DRY BRUSH ON WET PAPER. The end result is similar to wet-to-wet, but the colors won't spread as far.

-if you blow air on wet colors you can make some interesting splatters.

-using rock salt makes bigger texture!
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Dreammaster-Loki Jun 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I've found that using rubber cement instead of masking fluid is also effective ;)
It resists water all the same, but it's a lot thicker so the downside is it is hard to work on a small scale with the stuff.
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:iconceltickawaii:
Thanks for this. Just what I needed!
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:iconraakelh:
Perin mielenkiintoista kyllä.........
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LinnCastillan Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice tips. Not too long, and easy to understand. :)
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itraenk Apr 28, 2011
Thanks for the note, this is exactly what I needed :)
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SsnakeBites Apr 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for these great ideas, I'm always experimenting with watercolours and it's always nice to find other great ideas to create different textures and such. I'm looking forward to trying these out, especially the salt, the masking fluid and the colour wash ^^
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:icondodostad:
You're welcome, it's nice to hear these tips are any help!
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SsnakeBites May 5, 2011  Student General Artist
=D
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Cyrkael Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great ! =)
Nice to see that someone else had the idea to "color wash", as you say =) Though, I don't have the time to try at the moment -_-
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PeachyLatte Apr 12, 2011  Student General Artist
There's also the fish-eye technique. With either Acetone or Alcohol.
It makes this circle that looks like a fish-eye. ^-^
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