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Watercolor tutorial 2 by emperpep Watercolor tutorial 2 by emperpep
My 2nd watercolor tutorial.

It might looks pretty long, because it's filled with many pictures to help you understand my process, instead of using a lot of texts.


Edit: Wet in Wet is : Adding wet colors on damp sheet of paper or an area of still-wet paint, and let them run out over the wet surface, giving soft-hazy effect



If you have any watercolor question, Feel free to ask me.

Link to the original work.


Link to my 1st watercolor tutorial [ it's old but has many useful info.]
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Suggester's words: Watercolor tutorial 2 by *emperpep is absolutely useful, she use words very easy to understand, her steps to follow are easy, too! Makes it look so easy that a beginner at watercolors could do it. Even gives tips for scanning. There's so many details and see its process in this tutorial is simply amazing. ( Suggested by Nakusa and Featured by FantasyStock )
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moriarty-party Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist
this is such a nice tutorial!!!
But how do you keep the paint from bleeding and coming out of the outlines when you are painting/blending in small areas? I always have a problem with this :c 
But thanks for making this! it's so amazing! Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Sho happy) [V6] 
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emperpep Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
I will use smaller brush with steady hand.
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Mikkie15 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
how do I shade the skin in with these colours:
Raw Sienna
Burnt Umber
Alizarin Crimson Hue
Light Red
Ultramarine
Cobalt Blue Hue
Yellow

And these are all Windsor and Newton Watercolours ^^~ 
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emperpep Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Depends on color temperature in your picture [and your preference]

but for my favorite, Try diluting alizarin crimson into pink and use it for pinkish skin, or mix diluted alizarin crimson with yellow [what yellow?] to make orange skin tone,
then you can mix more saturated arizarin crimson with little amount of yellow for shade, light red is also nice for shading, but I recommend you to experiment with your colors more often so you could know how to mix and match them for best result.

ultramarine/cobalt blue, are also nice when mixing with alizarin crimson to make purple skin shade for blue/purple/violet atmosphere.
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Mikkie15 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I have a lemon yellow ^^~
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emperpep Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
alright, it will be fine with alizarin crimson.
If you could buy more yellow in the future, try buying gamboge and yellow ochre too. 
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AQart2 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
awesomeness!!!:la: Thank you!!! :hug:
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Badjuju86 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:jawdrop: holy cow! your paintings are amazing!
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CryptoPhonic Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your works are always beautifully done Q v Q however, I'm a bit curious, how do you keep your paper from warping when painting? Does it just not warp, or do you use tape?
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emperpep Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
I use 300g paper and it doesnt curl, but I have to avoid using too much water 
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