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Art Tutorial: Watercolors Prt2 by Xadrea Art Tutorial: Watercolors Prt2 by Xadrea
This tutorial is about the actual painting of watercolor work :la: I hope it will help you beginner's out! It's a WHOLE lotta fun :la:
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ImagineArtVibes Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I've heard of painting light to dark, but no one has ever mentioned working background to foreground! Thank you so much! These have been really great!
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Xadrea Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey I'm glad you find them useful :) And yes, painting background to foreground is really helpful if you're worried about making mistakes or if you really like building up subtle layers (which I love love love ^ ^)
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SpeakThroughFingers Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Something I never understood, why do you work background to foreground?
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Xadrea Oct 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
you should work all of your paintings this way, not just watercolors. for one, it's easier to avoid mistakes (such as getting too dark too soon) which could be irreversible. when you use watercolor your brightest highlights should be from the white of the paper. in this particular painting, the figure is lighter than the background (lighter things come foward, darker, duller things recede) so working the background first was a way for me to preserve the white of the paper in the areas that i wanted to be light.
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toofuckeduptocare Apr 21, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so helpful! I`m a beginner when it comes to using watercolours! Hopefully I`d be able to create beautiful works with the guide of your tutorials! :D
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Xadrea Apr 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! And hey, lots of practice will definitely help! I'm by no means a master at this either, I'm just sharing stuff that I've found helpful along the way! :D
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I have water colored pencils ^-^ have you ever worked with those? they are quite fun though I don't use them often enough
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Xadrea Sep 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
yup they're so awesome!q
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:iconlynneliesallot:
I know! My brother made a volcano with them : D
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Xadrea Sep 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: awesome!
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