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watercolour tutorial by emperpep watercolour tutorial by emperpep
As promised

Here is my very first watercolour tutorial that you've requested me.

and something I would like to say before you start

Make sure you have some tissue papers while you're working, This will helped you control the water flow, cleaning your brushes,etc.

and don't use only one water container, let's find 2-3 of them

one is for washing your brushes and one for mixed with paints.

If you use only 1 water container, the water will become muddy and give you some horrible dirty effects, ruin your precious work for all time.:lol:

And use the best quality brush you can afford.

Here's the link to my 2nd watercolor tutorial.
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CatherinEclipse Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have two questions ^^

1. why do you use blue pencil?

2. Do you ever erase the pencil lines??
emperpep Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016   General Artist
It is alright to use other color pencil too, but I think I picked blue because it is pretty and light.
and I do erased pencil lines, if I make mistake then I will use eraser to rub it off then redraw.
CatherinEclipse Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ah cool. But when you go about painting, do you get rid of the pencil lines s what i meant, or do you just go over with ink? ^^
emperpep Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016   General Artist
I didnt erase clean pencil lines, I just painted over them.

and I mostly used ink for final touch up, I rarely used it on outlining process. 
CatherinEclipse Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh i see, thank you
Fhilippe124 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you !
annabellaursa Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is perfectt
CubeForest Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
what is a lead pencil ? is it some special pencil ? or just normal one ?
emperpep Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014   General Artist
according to my tutorial, it is blue lead of mechanical pencil
MangaRookie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DUDE I LOOOOOVEEE YOUR WORK its just seemless!
Kyrinekigo Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Wow awesome I can't barely do that :D
Krooked-Glasses Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Do you stretch your paper before you paint on it?
emperpep Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014   General Artist
No I dont
Mikkie15 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
how can I make a light skin tone with raw sienna any ideas???
My colour palette is: Cobalt blue, Alizarin crimson hue, Light red, Burnt umber, raw sienna and ultramarine.
I really hope you can help me with my watercolours as you do such a terrific job on your art with water colour paints ^^ 
emperpep Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014   General Artist
I may try mixing light red with raw sienna, and dilute them alot with water to make light skin tone, [or just use heavily diluted light red]

if you want pinkish skin try mixing with alizarin crimson

Dont you have any yellow? mixing light red with yellow might be better than mixing with raw sienna.

what brand do you use? cotman?
Mikkie15 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes I have a lemon yellow and yes I do use Cotman by Windsor and Newton and with the yellow should lemon yellow be alright to use with the light red?? :iconyuihugplz: and thank you for your reply it is really much appreciated. 
emperpep Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014   General Artist
You can try mixing them yourself and see if you like the result or not,

btw my favorite colors for skin [from cotman] are cadmium orange hue, and lemon yellow mixed with permanent rose
Mikkie15 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I think I need to start making my Christmas wish list LOL, anyways with the skin tone I used lemon yellow and light red and kept diluting it with water, and another thing I discovered that also worked is the raw sienna and light red and I kept diluting it and for a tan skin tone is the light red and lemon yellow and dilute and also figured out how to make my own orange with the lemon yellow and crimson red it turned out pretty good but I had to keep diluting the paints. I did start learning to do pen and wash in 2012 but I didn't understand much 2013 came and Queensland was struck by a devastating flood my house had 19inches through it, I was unable to find my watercolour paints that had been removed the house before the water went through it.
never-akirameru Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
OAO so beautifullllll
dukusith Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
traslate? please
Jack13-and-Jill11 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's inspiring. now we want to draw something too
xDragonheart Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist
WOW this is a amazing tutorial 
I like it xD Clap  
Skunkyfly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
woowww.. thank you very much for this amazing tutorial. I will try it soon Llama Emoji 03 (Sparkles) [V1] 
DrawMyManga Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Um okay so this is amazing!!!!!! :D
Tina-Sano Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Can you make a drawing tutorial?..
aniwablue Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, so interesting! Wonderful!
Piimocial Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for your tutorial :)
Worlds-Finest-Moose Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Thank you!
yuki-oneesan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow i love this!!
artupida Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
such a nice tutorialll... how about posting this tutorial in so you can inspirate more artist with this amazing tutorial? you could help more artist there :)
emperpep Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   General Artist
It's fine, You can post any of my tuts there.
fanastyfinder Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Could u do a tutorial on how u do digital art on sai please? Ur art is so pretty
Zombie-Chu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm new to watercolouring, and this will help a lot. Thank you!
DeadCF Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
swag :iconmegustamuchoplz:
LovelyKokeshi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Q_Q waaaah u're incredible T_T let's get merry e-e ahahahah
viamonettedelvirgo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
gosh....awesome, thanks for this awesome tutorial
i have been ditching watercolour

i guess thisll help me

SwedishPichi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I have a question, should I use watercolor pencils or should I get the ones in tubes?
emperpep Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   General Artist
I don't recommend using watercolor pencil as main medium unless it's for colored pencil picture.
[even the best one like Caran d'ache supracolor still sucks compared to student watercolor for its smoothness, when applying a wash ].

Student/artists' tube watercolor and pan/halfpan watercolor are much better.
oO-Mi-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Thanks for the amazing water colour tutorial. I recently got a pack of winsor and cotman watercolours for my birthday and a another pack of them for free! Also I don't think your English sucks, it's pretty good in my opinion
Ziggurat-the-Lior Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow, that is quite impressive!
animalpearl Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing, I still won't be as good as you though haha.
NostalgicOblivion Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful work :)
ninjaxz Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tat is beutiful!!
princeofdoom Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Very nice art! Im having trouble finding the watercolor, but ateacher told me to buy them online and he had the same ones as you, could you tell me the name of the brand?

Sorry if my english is awkard, i self-learned
emperpep Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   General Artist
Watercolor tube showed in this tutorial is Winsor&Newton Cotman watercolor
CrunchybellxkLC Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
sugoi ! =w= I hope I can do something like it someday ~! :)
Torazola Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Very useful! I needed something like this
BonnieHarmony Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would you be able to teach us a bit on how you draw bodies? I absolutely love the way you draw people and I though that maybe I could learn something from it :) It's ok if you don't want to for copyright reasons or something
KawaiiCherryGirl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Uhh... Sorry to bother, but by ''pure water'', do you mean simply water? Sorry, my english is bad too >_<
emperpep Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   General Artist
Yes I do

make sure it's clean and not muddy.
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