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Watercolor Tutorial by Loonaki Watercolor Tutorial by Loonaki
Gosh that took me so long. I hope it will be helpful for you! :B

Used pictures:
Violet hair: [link]
Colorful one with the bird: [link]
plant: [link]
Ariel: [link]

Collage of painting examples: [link]

I didn't spell check and I had some problems finding the right words in English, since I'm German. If there are mistakes... sorry about that. xD

Thank you so much for the DD to =kayleero and ^Elandria
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Watercolor Tutorial by *Loonaki ( Suggested by kayleero and Featured by Elandria )
TheSyrin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi :)
Just found your tutorial today it is very helpful and I hope I can begin my watercolor journey soon. However I keep getting confused and frustrated on what to do with the watercolors that are in the hard block form. I don't understand how to use them and how to mix colors. For example how to i get the color onto my mixing palette(not sure that's the correct term) and how to mix the colors with out muddling the brush.
Could you help by explaining in detailed steps on how to use the watercolor in blocks? It would help so very much. Thank you so much for your time and this wonderful tutorial. 
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
I'm very glad you're finding it helpful!
When I use the watercolor thats pressed into blocks, I put some (clean!) water on the block to get some liquid color. I use my brush to get the color over to my mixing palette. Just load it full of color and then squeeze it out on the palette by just pressing the bristles down. To then get another color for mixing I clean the brush in a cup of water and then again use clean water to get the next color from a different block and so on. I always have two cups of water for painting! One with the cleaning water, which gets dirty with time and one with clean water to thin down colors and mix them. This way the brush doesn't get muddy with colors that can get into your mix unwanted.
With all your now liquid colors ready on your palette you can start mixing them. :]
TheSyrin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh thank you so much this is all I have been searching for<3333
thank you so much!!
meus-dilingo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is a really useful tutorial. I like how you go beyond the wet on wet or dry on wet and give us other techniques as well :) I'm definetly going to experiment with these :)
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
Glad it was helpful to you! :]
Angel-of-Apocalypse Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
das ist echt genial!!!
vielen lieben dank!!

ich wollte auch gerne mal die flüssige variante an tusche versuchen und habe mir koh-i-nohr bestellt, hoffe mit denen klappt es auch ^^°
geht das mit den droops farbe auch mit anderer wasserfarbe oder nur mit der tusche? also das du mit gelb auf dunkel und dann blaiben gelbe flecken zurück? (kompliziert ausgedrückt ><°°)
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Diesen speziellen Effekt habe ich bisher nur bei Ecolines beobachtet, und da auch nicht bei allen Farben. Kannst du nur ausprobieren. Ich hatte auch mal koh-i-noor Tusche, die hab ich aber nie für solche Effekte benutzt. Irgendwie glaube ich mich zu erinnern, dass die dickflüssiger waren als Ecolines. Ecolines sind auch transparenter. Aber vielleicht funktionierts ja trotzdem. Viel Spaß beim Experimentieren. :] 
Angel-of-Apocalypse Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
ich versuche es wenn sie da sind ^^ kann ja sagen ob es funzt XD
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Light-Lein Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a nice technics do you used! I definitely going to try some! :D I am experimenting with water color now and its still a bit hard but these effects are really nice to know! :D
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