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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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Given 2011-07-24
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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Visu-freak Featured By Owner 1 day ago
How much time do you spend on such an image? Insanely good work... I hope I'll be as good as you someday <3
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emperpep Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
From 2 days to 15 days, depends on detail and difficulty.
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Eymixx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Thanks you for the tutorial, I really want to try one day! ^^
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Sniggle-Wiggle Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this tutorial! Very helpful :) Your artworks are so pretty.

I have a few questions!

Have you ever tried using watercolor pencils? How do you feel about them? Do you think it would be easier for a beginner to start with watercolor pencils first, or does it not matter?

Thanks for the help, and thanks again for this amazing tutorial :)
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emperpep Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
According to my preference, watercolor pencils usually leave unpleasant pencil marks on the picture when diluted with water, and I feel like they aren't smooth enough compared to real watercolor, even with artist quality pencils like Caran Dache Supracolor or Faber castell Albretch-Durer.

I only used them for touch up with watercolor painting, and sometimes used them as dry media.
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Xiaooyu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome!! :D I love your attention to detail!
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inori1211 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are u indonesian ??? hehe nice tutorial :)
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annaindeed Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
for the wet-on-wet, you first paint pure water on the highlight area and then use blue or yellow (on the shirts) to surround it?
When water painting, you don't wet the whole shirt or face, etc, right?

Thanks!
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emperpep Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
no I dont
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annaindeed Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
never mind! sorry! saw the other tutorial~~ thanks <3
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