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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 )
Rod-Wolf Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you... I'll do my best
cmwriteart Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So what kind of transparent films do you use when you scan the picture? I hate it when my scanner makes unnecessary glares on pictures.
emperpep Apr 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
I use 2 bluish tint transparency films, the blue is very, very light but I can determine it from old yellowish transparency film, my scanner is hp g4050 and I use windows xp just for scanning, scanning result is very bright so I need trasparency films to reduce brightness, They fixed this brightness problem in windows 7 and 8, but the color is really dull compared to xp and cant be fixed with color correction tools in art program.

and my painting still have glares when scanning if I color it with reflective ink such as black copic marker and such, transparency film cant fix this.
cmwriteart Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! But where can you buy these transparency films?
emperpep Apr 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
From stationery stores.
Zhang-Yixing29 Mar 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Currently learning watercolor. This will help a lot! Thanks for this! Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Huggy Hug) [V2] nose bleed 
ColourPanne Mar 31, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Noes 3D 50x50 derp So amazing.......
Also, it's a very detailed tutorial! I'm gonna go try it now, thanks for sharing this!
Hello. Sorry to be bothering you but I was curious to know if your lineart is in pencil or do you ink it after you pencil the desired drawing?
emperpep Mar 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
I only used pencil without inking.
But now I like using 4H-2H pencil instead of 2B,4B pencil, because my painting is likely to look cleaner.
Thank you very much for the info ^^ I'll try doing the same on my watercolor paintings ^^ I am a beginner and your art has inspired me a lot, so much that I saved your tumblr account on my google favorites and watch the drawing processes you photograph ^^ They are really helpful, and your "wet in wet" technique has saved me a bunch  ^^ Thanks once again ^^
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