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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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Lady-Pandora-808 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  New member  General Artist
I love your tutorial!Its very thorough and easy to understand.I love the examples  too.I cant wait to try all these out!
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PizzaPotatoNBacon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student General Artist
These are really great tips explained very nicely. :w00t: I'll be sure to keep them in mind. :D
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Dreammaster-Loki Featured By Owner 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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CelticKawaii Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for this. Just what I needed!
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Raakelh Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Perin mielenkiintoista kyllä.........
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Drekalder Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice tips. Not too long, and easy to understand. :)
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itraenk Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Thanks for the note, this is exactly what I needed :)
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SsnakeBites Featured By Owner 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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dodostad Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
You're welcome, it's nice to hear these tips are any help!
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SsnakeBites Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student General Artist
=D
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