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Twinkle's Watercolour Tutorial by TwinklePowderySnow Twinkle's Watercolour Tutorial by TwinklePowderySnow
Yep, I made a tutorial.. ^^;
I hope it's helpful, I tried to add in some extra detail that other tutorials I've seen have left out.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. But bear in mind that I am by no means an expert.

Finished painting:
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MinamiAki Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the tutorial <3 I find this really helpful~ I don't seem to be able to blend shades well~ >___< I'm glad I found your tutorial <3 (and I love how you paint the flowers)
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bocook1515 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Photographer
awesome job! ^^
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lah-tee-dah Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Thank you so much for posting this, it's going to help me a hell of a lot!
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, I'm glad you found it useful! :heart:
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CanisterWhoops Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student General Artist
'if you let the mistake dry, you're screwed'
that's comforting! x'D
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heheh.. XD
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KitamuraYuko Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! it inspired me ^^
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you found it useful!
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golwinthedark Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the flower tip, will do the details from now on!
THANKIE <3
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you found it helpful! <3
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golwinthedark Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes indeed, learnt about the lights! <3
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airy-arts Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Nice work. Great tutorial!
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MOON-GUARDIAN369 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
WOW This is awesome. Sometime in the future I'll have to start doing some watercolor paintings of my own. Thanks for uploading this hun^^
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Good luck with it!~:heart:
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silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A very lovely tutorial!

I am a huge fan of watercolors, and while I apply different technique than yours, it is always very lovely to see different techniques and ideas! :D I guess the biggest difference is that I don't mind the cel-shaded look which the drawings get if one doesn't "smoothen" the edges, but this is a matter of personal preference. :D

Oh, and I often use kitchen salt to create textures. :XD:
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :heart:

I use salt loads, but I find it never has such a big effect. I'm probably doing it wrong. :XD:
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silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, what I often do with salt is achieving some nice mixed-color textures. What I do is the following:

- make the paper wet
- add my first color (with loads of water)
- sprinkle salt on it (have to do this quickly, so that the paper wouldn't form waves), this makes the color "gather" around the salt crystals
- add the second color in little dabs or drops, and this second solor now mixes with the other color gently, while flowing "around" the salt crystals.

I know, sounds strange. :XD:

As a very simple example, I used it in the background here: [link]

And I also use pepper sometimes! :D But only for dark backgrounds. Here is an example of what happens when you use salt, pepper and darker colors together: [link]

What is also awesome is mixing watercolors with inks! Then you get totally different intensity in colors: [link] (The dress was also done using the salt effect, but this time used on inks.)

And I also often use watercolors for underpainting, and then I finish the piece with colored pencils. :) Also gives an interesting look.

Watercolors are fun. :D


lol And sorry for such a long comment, I start to rant when I talk about watercolors. :3
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks for the tips! I'll have to try some of those out. ;)
I've always admired your watercolour skills! :heart:
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TheLoneMackerel Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oooh, this is just what I needed. I always struggle with watercolors.
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad it helps! <3
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Black-Umi Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really useful tutorial :) thanks for sharing your colouring techniques with us :hug:
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :heart: I'm glad you enjoyed it. =D
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LovelyLocks Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Such time and devotion~!! :love: I love your accuracy with watercolours~!! :iconiluplz: The end result could not have possibly been any more fantastic~! :w00t:
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thanks so much! :glomp:
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LovelyLocks Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
You're so welcome~!! :aww:
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usakoserenity Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank so much! I recently took up water colors but my technique sucks lol. My sister sent me a book for christmas and it was helpful but its mostly for like scenes and pieces that dont work with lineart (no people described either) Are you self-taught, school-taught? Do you have any recommendations for resources for someone just starting out? (or should I just stick with DA Tutorials as these seem to be the most helpful lol)

This makes me want to practice :D
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I'm glad this helps! Well technically I'm school taught, but the methods I use are the complete opposite to what my teacher told me I should. XD

What I've learned to get where I am now is just through exploration, which (in my opinion) is the best way of learning as you will eventually find what's right for you. :)
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Spottedfire94 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice ^^ haha, I really need to try that 'deepening the shading without making weird lines' thing..but I don't really know how to ^^; how do you blend it without making lines?
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I know, it's so hard to get right. Guah, it's so hard to explain. I try to blend it out with water whilst the darker colour is still wet... but it took me ages to perfect that technique. Just keep trying at it and eventually it'll pay off. :)
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Spottedfire94 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok I think I get you :3 thanks!
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LightningInvoker Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Easy as that, eh? :S oh man! That looks great!!
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, thanks!
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unconventionalsenshi Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Freakin awesome!!!! I need this DESPERATELY! I suck at blending, watercolours and especially colouring skin tradtionally, ehich is always so nice at your place *_* :rose:
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you find this useful! :heart:
I find blending really hard too... all I can say really is practice practice practice -_- :XD:
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emeraldvibe Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This really helps Louise I might have to try this for my exam prep for art
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, I'm glad! :heart:
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Sailor-Serenity Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Great tutorial and i just love that picture so much so its great to see how it was made!~:heart:
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, I'm glad you like it! :heart:
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Cherazor Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oooh, I think it's a pretty neat tutorial. And if I wasn't like a three year old with crayons, I'd definitely try it out! :D
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :XD::heart:
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MCMXC2 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
WOW!
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TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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