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10 Step Watercolour by koyamori 10 Step Watercolour by koyamori
Actually it is less than 10 steps and my method is super easy. (A lot of babbling about common knowledge and waiting for things to dry lol;3; )
I hope it will be useful to some though! :)
Also, if anything is unclear or you have further questions feel free to ask here. ^^

Tools: New Camera*3* (Sony Cybershot I love itttttt), PS7, brain
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solelli Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
awesome!! question; i have masking tape, but i'm always hesitant about taping paper down with it because i'm worried about painting over it, taking it off, and then the paint sort of being all flaky and coming off with it at the edges, has that ever been much of a problem for you?? 
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koyamori Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hi~ Usually masking tape is ok if you are using watercolours, at least personally I haven't had the issue but it may be different with gouache or acrylic.
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jminnii Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Hi, sorry to bother you are you using the correct masking tape? Particularly an artist quality one, don't use the normal masking tape that you can find in supermarkets or other stores. Always buy them from an art store, masking tape generally is okay to paint over them because they will just leave a line once you remove the piece off. You should be careful, make use the canvas is completely dry first before you tear the masking tape off :) hope that helps!
I have had  alot of experience with masking tape, now i use a different sort of tape but general most artist use masking tape more cost efficient and easy to use!
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solelli Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
mm i never knew that there were different kinds, so thank you!! 
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jminnii Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
your welcome, if you look at a tutorial like "how to stretch watercolor paper" on DA, they would generally tell you what type of tape they use to hold down the paper :D
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solelli Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
aa, thank you!! 
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bena-ndr Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the tutorial! :love::heart: This is so helpful! :D
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Utrilus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Making art is a art in itself.
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BLOODYBUNNYKUMO Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Koyamori! Thanks for the tutorial! ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆
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gumigirl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely art and a very helpful tutorial! Thanks! ( - v -) b
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LaughingHeron Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you this is so helpful. I'm going to try watercolor soon and I love how you've laid out the steps. Super easy to follow.
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D-D-Memories Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
this is so helpful! :>
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rawr-smile13 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Thank you so much for sharing this!!! Q U Q
i'll practice really really hard!!!

oh ummmm... just asking what brand of watercolor do you use?
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koyamori Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
8D Aah practice absolutely makes perfect! :heart:
I use a mix of Winsor Newton/ Graham/ and Holbein paints. ^^
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rawr-smile13 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
thanks for sharing the reason for you!!!
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3eenish Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hii thanx for sharing this i really like it can you plz tell me if i want to fill water colour in the ink pen so how can i fill it i did so many time but i didn't get the best result.. because by ink pen we get the fine out lines which is very important thanx :)
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koyamori Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011   Traditional Artist
I've never filled watercolour into ink pen before so I don't know how effective that would be. There is the watercolour brush pen that is fillable, why don't you try that?
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3eenish Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanx for reply actually the effect of ink pen is quite different than watercolour brush i saw on youtube and tried so many time water colour through inkpen but i could'n get the fine result and many time i google it but still don't know thats why i ask to you :)any way no prob but really thanx :)
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MeyaLee Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Amazing! Thanks for sharing it. :)
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oneofthemagi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This tutorial has teached me waiting is a fundamental part of watercolor painting (the hardest, perhaps).
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koyamori Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
XD It is really the hardest part because it feels like forever, and sometimes inspirations can die because of that. OTL I usually blowdry to hasten the process.
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oneofthemagi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol I'll take that advise too!
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AmaneSubarashii Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student General Artist
nice let me try this
the next time I use watercolours
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cuppenzecake Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beautiful! but with the sharpie and ink run with the watercolour? my ink is so runny and i havent dared use it for my watercolour :<
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koyamori Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
Some colours of inks don't run too much. For example, nut brown, even if it runs, it sort of blends into the watercolours nicely.:)
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cuppenzecake Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i see :D i tried some samples and everything bled except the sakura ink pen. this was just after i destryed a great new picture with bleeding ink D:
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lollipop5713 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
great tutorial :D
i was wondering how you did it ;P
your amazing
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Mollychan88 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Thank you so much for sharing ^^
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hayati83 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice~ hehe~ thankies for the tutorials~
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JHawkeye Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your tutorials. Thank you for share them with us.
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koyamori Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011   Traditional Artist
It's my pleasure!:)
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XxXChaosGirlXxX Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
wow! thats just awesome!!!! and so beautiful!!!!! sooo much thanks for sharing!!!!! :)
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XxXChaosGirlXxX Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
wow! this is great!!!! soo much thanks for sharing!!! :)
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MelleAbsinthe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
nice =D

inspired by Mucha?
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koyamori Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks! And yes, very much.^^
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Kiwi-Peels Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Yaaay I'll go try that ^-^
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UmmuVonNadia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thank you so much for this tutorial.
I try my best
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HimekaKujyou Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Thanks for such a wonderful tutorial!~ But I have one question- what type of pen do you use to ink?
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koyamori Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
I use a nib pen/ crow quill pen dipped into ink.^^
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c-osmos Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Question: You add paint after the black ink lineart? Doesn't the ink bleed? mmm...
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koyamori Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010   Traditional Artist
It does bleed a little bit, but because the ink is brown, it adds to the richness of any colour really so it is a happy accident. :)
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c-osmos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I can see where it bleeds, and it actually does add a lot to the colors. I like it a lot. :)
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sakurablossom51 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Thank you so much--this method's really simple yet the outcome is so AWESOME AND PRETTY :iconiloveyouplz: FFFFFF i should stop ranting about watercolours now~ XD
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Twilitefairy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You..are AWESOME. *O*
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moreagain Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Student
Sharpie, cool. Would never have thought of that.
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Sumerechnaia Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
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Paigiechan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
A great tutorial! it helped so much!

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refkoer Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
nice tutorial
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melaniecomics Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
So I've been wondering since you mentioned that you use a sharpie: do you notice the color changing after a while (like 6 months to a year later)? I have some old artwork that I used a black sharpie on, and I had to stop using it since it was turning brown after a few months. I'm not sure if the purple color has the same problem or if the marker acts differently on watercolor paper.
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koyamori Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010   Traditional Artist
Mmm, I've only used black sharpie on one drawing, and it seems to be ok. (It was made 2 years ago)
Maybe the type of paper you use affects the colour? (acid-free vs. not)
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