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Watercolor Tutorial Feature

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 8, 2013, 10:05 AM

Watercolors are such magical media; you can try to master them but usually they have their own mind and they add little twists to your works without asking. But that’s just a big part of their charm!

However, you can always try to befriend with watercolors and learn how to lure them to show their best sides in your artworks. Here I have collected my favorite tutorials which I have found helpful when learning how to work with watercolors. I wrote few sentences of each tutorial to point out which tips I have found especially useful from that particular tutorial.

Awesome Tutorials

a) Watercolor Tutorial by Kuoma b) Watercolor Tutorial by kalicothekat c) TUTORIAL :: WATERCOLOR by Ecthelian
d) Watercolor Tutorial Part 1 by ElvenstarArt Watercolor Tutorial Part 2 by ElvenstarArt
e) Textures in Ink and Watercolor by hibbary f) Watercolour 3: Tricks by Gold-Seven g) Watercolor Tutorial by cherriuki
h) Doormouse Watercolour Tutorial by WildWoodArtsCo i) marker techniques: alcohol by demon-rae j) - Tutorial - watercolor+Gel Pen - by Losenko

a) Great walkthrough showing the painting progress from sketch to finished painting.
A whole packet full of watercolor secrets!

b) Another walkthrough showing tips for blending and a creative way of using masking fluid for background.

c) More masking fluid tips! Showing also how you can make unbelievable fine details and smooth shading with watercolors.

d) Really detailed two-part walkthrough with lots of close-ups.

e) People often ask me how do I do salt patterns in my paintings. Well, I still haven’t got a tutorial done but this epic tutorial shows the secrets of salt better than I could ever explain. Plus as a bonus the tutorial is introducing other cools ways to create textures in your paintings.  

f) Lots of tips and tricks in this tutorial! My favorites are how to add textures by applying water on painted areas.

g) Such happy mixed media tutorial. My favorite part is at the end: add those sprinkles! I, however, have never managed to sprinkle anything with brush but I use toothbrush instead. Try out which way works best for you!

h) Wonderful, wonderful walkthrough showing how the magic happens when you can do it.

i) Ok, I know this is not watercolor tutorial but alcohol works with watercolors as well creating similar effects!
You can always adapt techniques from other tools and even from digital art for your watercolor paintings.

j) Lovely walkthrough showing how you can make characters pop with outlines and white gel pen.
You also might need post-processing after scanning  - this tutorial shows tips also for that.

Inspiring Art

Last but not least: a collection of beautiful watercolor/mixed media works for your inspiration!

The Owls Are Not What They Seem V by bedowynn
Running of the Leaves by TrollGirl Stay right there! by kurootus
Jardin d'hiver by Papercolour Summer Breeze by Si3art  Today, right now...never, watercolor painting by jane-beata
Gump's Forest by Vennatrix SS Natoli by Amadoodles Fall colors - Preview by AuroraWienhold
Outrun by Kitsune-Seven Harmony by shadrad Legend by golden-quince
:thumb326231892: raven apothecary by kiriOkami Nom! by NerielMi
Morning Tea by Sieskja time by taniacoello  Snowwolf _ 2 of 3 by SteelC
Splash Dance ... by paleWOLF Himalayan Blue by aruarian-dancer

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young920 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
good art...
Agaave Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, they're all really talented. :love:
WildWoodArtsCo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks for featuring my tutorial :heart: :hug:
Agaave Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, your tutorial has been really helpful and great source of inspiration. :huggle:
kiriOkami Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for add my painting! :tighthug:
Agaave Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, your works are gorgeous! :glomp:
cherriuki Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you for the tutorial feature ^^
Agaave Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :aww:
Amadoodles Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Thnaks so much for including one of my works amongst all of these amazing ones. I'm really flattered. i'll also have to check out those tutorials!
Agaave Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :happybounce:
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