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Guide to Watercolours by DragonsDust Guide to Watercolours by DragonsDust
Phew this took a long time to write and again my amazing abilities to explain things and to make typos hooray!

I think photoshop froze about 17 times whilst I was doing this, I really need to upgrade my RAM.

*I know people who buy empty pans and fill them with them with the paint from tubes.

Ok this is probably a load of waffle but I really wanted to write a guide, I think I have essay writing deprivation from not being a college for so long.

now i am hungry and want some lunch.

If I haven't explained something very well or you want to know something more leave me a comment and I'll try to answer it for you.

© Michelle Wilkins
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AKiseKurokoLovesAles Dec 11, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you soooo much for informing ME!! i've learned a lot.... hey whre do we buy sponge?????
KuroiAllen Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks you!!!
marching-queen Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful!
Yenni-Vu May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very interesting!^^
Incredible tutorial!
Thank-you so much.
I'm really in love with watercolours, but there's so much I didn't know until I read this.

I enjoyed your texture tutorial as well.
I've got them both bookmarked.
; )
DragonsDust Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yey, Thank you :)
Thank you so much!
I'm so excited to start painting : D
angel--of--music Mar 22, 2009  Student General Artist
Very informative!!! Thank You!
draumstafur Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Great tutorial, it was very informative. I've just started getting into watercolors, so all of this information was very useful :hug:
But I have some questions, if you don't mind: Where can I find the mediums?
Tissues - is it okay to use regular, table tissues or more softer one, like those you use when you have a cold?
Is any type of sponge okay to use?
I'm sorry for troubling you with so many questions, but I have no idea what to use ^^;
DragonsDust Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi there! No problem, i like questions :)
The mediums are made by Winsor & Newton and can be bought from a good art shop or the internet, I've bought mine from here [link]

Tissues can be what ever you have to hand, I use Kitchen roll (as its cheap), but i have used softer tissues before, basically as long as it absorbs liquid then its good.

Also experiment with the sponges, I use both a domestic sponge and a natural sponge. For stretching paper i use a clean domestic sponge, and for texture effects i use the natural sponge.

Hope this helps :)
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