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Watercolor Tutorial Part 1 by ElvenstarArt Watercolor Tutorial Part 1 by ElvenstarArt
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I've been asked for tutorials on skin and hair, so this covers everything. :D I wish some of my pictures didn't turn out as dark as they did (mainly the ones on part 2), but most of them are good enough. I hope you find it helpful.

PART 2:


Finished painting:


You can also read this tutorial on my website: [link]
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FireGemini Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

what are the difference between hard pressed and cold pressed watercolor papers? and are you supposed to stretch the papers? (why do you do that?) and how?

 

THIS TUTORIAL IS AMAZZINNGGG

i was thinking of starting up watercolor >< and this helped alot

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ElvenstarArt Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad it could help. Hot pressed wc paper has a smoother surface and cold pressed is rougher.  At the time that I did this tutorial, I didn't stretch my paper, but for the last couple of years, I've started and I really do recommend it as the paper is least likely to buckle while painting, which can produce some unwanted results while some washes dry. I have some newer tutorials too that can be found on my website. One shows how I stretch watercolor paper. You can find those here, if you're interested: www.elvenstarart.com/tutorials…
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Mustuko-chan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is exactly what I was looking for! *-*
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hyperskygirl Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for this, your work is beautiful
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ElvenstarArt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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darkinvasion74 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student General Artist
how do you mix them?
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Fumichun Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
So when you first apply the mid-tone layer, you just... well add it it to the sections where the midtones would show? Not over the WHOLE thing right? O.O
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ElvenstarArt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You add it where the mid-tones and shadows are. So pretty much put it everywhere, except for where the highlights are. That part you leave white, or lighter than the mid-tone depending on your color scheme.
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Fumichun Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Filmographer
Okay, thank you very much :>
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Skynetwow Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
great great tutorial
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