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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 )
CokeH Featured By Owner Edited Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
beatiful and very helpful tutorial, thank you! <3
carlyartdaily Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful, thanks!
Fridayfelts Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely and helpful, thank you!
ilovepumpkin2014 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
So good tutorial!  Thanks!
Scarlett-Winter Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Ein wirklich sehr sehr gutes Tutorial (: !
Katwyn-Lauryl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I found this tutorial extremely helpful, thank you so much! But I don't now what do you mean when you say the light on dark technique?
Loonaki Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Glad you found it helpful!
It's something I found to only work well with certain Ecoline colors (in my experience so far). It's when you put a lighter color (best works with Ecoline yellows) or clear water over a darker color and then dab it off again with a paper towel, it leaves lighter parts there. 
Katwyn-Lauryl Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! That makes sense, thank you so much for helping me out!
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. :]
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