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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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ForvSol Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Thanks for the tutorial! Alsoo i'm really jealous about your job! I'd love to work in Art Shop too!
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?????
KuroiAllen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks you!!!
marching-queen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful!
Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very interesting!^^
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.
; )
DragonsDust Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yey, Thank you :)
Iareyme Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Thank you so much!
I'm so excited to start painting : D
angel--of--music Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Student General Artist
Very informative!!! Thank You!
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 ^^;
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 :)
tonyt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
very interesting and I think it gave me a good introduce into watercolors : D
I haven't got much experience (almost none) but I want to try : D
DragonsDust Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad it helped :)
Natsu19 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing what you know =)
tiarne-white Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Very interesting xD
sorcerersapprentice Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
A very interesting and informative tutorial, thanks so much for taking the time to do this! :+fav:
DragonsDust Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for taking the time to read it and fav it :hug:
Feiti Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
very interessant :)
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