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Watercolour Textures V.2 by DragonsDust Watercolour Textures V.2 by DragonsDust
Hope this all makes sense, I'm not very good at explaining things ^^; Also theres probably millions of typos.

If something isn't clear in this leave me a comment and I'll try my best to explain it better for you.

The colour used in this is Winsor violet, gorgeous colour but I don't get to use it often so thats why I used it in this tut.

The textures took an evening to do and the writing took a few hours today.

© Michelle Wilkins
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bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional
thank you

this is helpful
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khaili-noki Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Really helpful
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Julie1602 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!  this is really helpful
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LaraInPink Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I've featured this tutorial here [link] Thanks for sharing this with us! :heart:
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NekoGirl29 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is going to come in handy for my watercolor projects. thank you.
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   General Artist
What a lovely resource! :la:
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional
nice job
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Olya-N-i-k Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Thank you very much, a very important and interesting lesson!)
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t3h-puppeteer Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
All very interesting techniques - thanks for taking the time to make these!
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darkallegiance666 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
This is excellent - so helpful and so good to learn about these techniques in such an easy to understand way. Thank you for doing this tutorial. :)
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VegadJoseph Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
thanks for your broadmindedness
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teddiem Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
I think you did a very good job of explaining!
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Morpheusdream Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Awesome tutorial!! Especially when you show the different techinques, with less or more water. Very clear and useful!
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MrsBrushwood Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice :). It really shows all the basic textures! And that's good. Because usually when you ask an artist how he did this or that he won't tell and that's not like his author method or something! So big thumbs up for you! :)
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Ephirel Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Heya! Thanks for making this tutorial! I've been having problems with the salt technique too and thought it was the problem of the salt or paint types, but after reading this tutorial, guess I was pretty impatient all these while... >_<

Just a question... which masking fluid are you using? I've got myself a bottle and tried to do some splattering with it, but the liquid was pretty thick, producing big dots instead of the fine splattered ones. Do you add substances to the masking fluid, or was it the different brands around having different texture? (I was using 'Daler and Rowney', yellowy looking fluid...)
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DragonsDust Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heya, sorry its taken me a while to reply.

I used Winsor & Newton Colourless art masking fluid, and used an old toothbrush, dipped it in the fluid, shook off the excess and ran my finger along the bristles so it flicked off in fine blobs.

Hope this helps!
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Ephirel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Ooooo.... Haha, I have yet to go on my art materials shopping trip so this really helps! Gonna go try that... Thanks for the reply!! :)
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome tutorial, you've nicely explained everything.
Just a quick question. What kind of salt do you use, like is it fine, table salt, or coarser? I can't seem to have any luck with salt, it never seems to turn out right.
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DragonsDust Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I use regular table salt, experiment with how wet/dry the paper is until it works, thats what i did :)
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anime-gal Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
awesome! i find all your tutorials very useful! thank you!
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DragonsDust Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I'm glad you find them helpful :)
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the-sashimi-frog Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. I have been looking for a background technique like this. :glomp:
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MableTheRabbid Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
This looks very helpful, thanks for sharing!
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gelae Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a handy reference and refresher, thanks :)

Ages ago I did a plastic wrap background with a buncha colors in blobs and it came out way cool.
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sorcerersapprentice Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Another great tutorial, thanks for taking the time to do this! :+fav:
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DeceitfulAngel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
wow....that's cool...I'm always searching for new techniques for making cool watercolor effects...those thing are the most expressive effects (apart from other effects). Great tutorial, so glad I've found it. :D
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