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Watercolor Tutorial by Claparo-Sans Watercolor Tutorial by Claparo-Sans
Since some people asked for my watercolor tutorial, I decided to make one. This is my very first attempt at making tutorial, you guys shouldn't laugh or scorn... - -'
Anyway, I hope this will be useful : )

The finished one here: [link]

And specially thank ~Cadybrille for translating this ♥



Edit: I want to express my thanks to ~cinqvingtetun and ^znow-white for your suggestion and choice for DD. You're so kind. I'm very happy . Thanks a lot! ♥

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Given 2009-05-21
Watercolor Tutorial by =Clap-san is a gorgeous step by step walk through where this talented member has been kind enough to share his creative techniques.I am sure this will benefit and inspire many that create with this medium. ( Suggested by cinqvingtetun and Featured by znow-white )
Epic-Tragedy267 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Awesome! :)
ytegg99 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Claparo-Sans ơi cho em hỏi là khi em tô màu da thì chỗ tối với chỗ sáng nó không blend vào nhau mà bị nét cứng, vậy phải làm thế nào ạ
Claparo-Sans Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Có lẽ là tại giấy (?)
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Cup-of-Javo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
When painting, are you using wet-on-wet techniques, or are you waiting for each layer to dry before painting again? :D
Claparo-Sans Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
I use both techniques, it depends :D
Cup-of-Javo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Thank you so much! :D I want to learn watercolor very badly, so this tutorial was very helpful!
Ashiwa666 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing tutorial!
PS. Could you possibly show me the bigger photo of your light table? My dad also wanted to make one for me, we just want to see some inspiration. It would be great.
KittenBree Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I adore this so much..... I've recently gotten into watercolor and it's become my new favorite medium and I just haven't known how to go about it correctly having many issues with bleeding and etc. Oh how this has been so wonderful thank you thank you!~ What are your secrets to keep bleeding from happening?  I have waited for previous layers to dry etc, though it still bleeds D: am I using too much water do ya think >.<;; I've only done it for about 3 days now so I am very far from being good but I love it so much!~ So so much!~ also I never thought to use 2 separate pages of paper how genius!~ ( Though I do not have alight box... I am sure I could find a small cheap one or make a makeshift one haha!~Thank you so much this was so helpful and I am not officially addicted to your work so beautiful! It inspires me to be better and practice more thank you thank you!~
Claparo-Sans Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Well, I've done watercolors for over 3 years and still haven't actually figured out how to keep it from bleeding, don't worry mistake happens we're not water-bender haha : )) I think the secret is, don't panic at every step, just be patient. (for example, when I tried using wet-on-wet effect, I was panic and gave up the paper, afterward, the dried paper gave unexpected beautiful effect *__* )
My light table is hand-made, but nowadays you can easily find some portable light table with reasonable price, it's quite popular. Good luck :thumbsup:
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