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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 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you soooo much for informing ME!! i've learned a lot.... hey whre do we buy sponge?????
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KuroiAllen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks you!!!
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marching-queen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful!
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Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very interesting!^^
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Poison-Snatch Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
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.
; )
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DragonsDust Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yey, Thank you :)
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Iareyme Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Thank you so much!
I'm so excited to start painting : D
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angel--of--music Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Student General Artist
Very informative!!! Thank You!
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draumstafur Featured By Owner 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 ^^;
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DragonsDust Featured By Owner 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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