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Step-by-Step Colouring by koyamori Step-by-Step Colouring by koyamori
I snapped some pictures while working on this piece, so compiled it into a semi-tutorial/ progress thingy. Sorry for the crappy photo.

Made upon request. Hope it helps~:heart:

Finished piece here-> [link]

Tools: Cheap random watercolour, sketchbook, size 4 brush, 5B pencil, soluble ink pencil... er... water >_>;;
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GeoTheHippo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist
do you not outline some of your paintings? Like would you just make pencil lines darker? I am recently getting into watercolor and your work is incredible ^_^
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Isisgarrao Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you so awesome

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tevyclemmons Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
questions is your line art in ink or pencil?
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caifelag Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
my fav part of all your works is.... YOUR COLORING! :)
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Nini-Fluff Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Question ~ When u paint it like every time u add somthing new do you let the paint before dry? I tend to have a huge problem when it comes to painting at one point all the colors just tent to mix together...
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AngelaChapel Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You let the watercolours dry, unless you do want them blending together in places- it creates a neat effect once you figure out how to control it!
It gets pretty annoying waiting for it, so I like to carefully work on another part of the painting or just on another doodling piece at the same time. If that isn't possible- which is seems to be a lot, ugh- hairdryers work wonders! Try to set it on the lowest heat setting, especially if you have masking fluid or masking tape on the paper.
I hope that helps! c:
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Nini-Fluff Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
yes this helped alot! thankies :3
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AngelaChapel Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem at all! Good luck!
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christinest Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
after you color does the paper crumble?? how do you press it back again making it all flat?...sorry im a beginner at this
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koyamori Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
The paper does go bumpy a little bit but I keep it under a heavy book afterwards and it flattens. :)
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christinest Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
^^ thanks it helps :3
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lfdnb Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
OAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA SHES HOT
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cygirl20 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
So, I have a question, what are soluble ink pencils?
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koyamori Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
They are like colour pencils that dissolve in water.C:
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cygirl20 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
That sounds really cool!
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windowfog Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg... LOL I wish I had seen this several hours earlier! I wondered how some people do those multi-color blended backgrounds (but not as complicated as with the patterns here). And I did a total fail because I didn't realize they could be layered washes XD! Well, at least I know now.

If you do more tutorials, another person who will appreciate them right here *raises hand and waves desperately*.
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Baka-Lee Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's wonderful! Thank you for sharing.
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koyamori Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
I'm glad it's useful!^^:hug:
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True2Koinu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats amazing OoO
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xxxmehbrokensoulxxx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
could you do a tutorial for drawing a simple female body? i know there are a few already but none i like and your drawings are darling <3
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koyamori Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!:)
I will do one eventually when time allows~~:hug:
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xxxmehbrokensoulxxx Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Kewl XD damn time allow!
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LamuneDX Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD~!!!!!!!
this is soo helpful T_T
I was struggling with watercolor~ Thank you soo much~ [link]
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koyamori Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
Aww thank youC: I'm glad it's useful~~<333
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naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
love your art *---*
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Mockingjayy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
you make it look so easy!
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koyamori Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
C: Thanks!:)
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MyChemical-Sakura Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Do you usually keep the paintings in the sketch book, or do you take them out when you're finished?I keep taking them out because the paper gets bendy from the paint and such,but it would be nice to have them all in one place ;u;
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koyamori Featured By Owner May 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late reply.
I actually use separate sheets of watercolour paper, once finished I put them into a folder. ^^
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MyChemical-Sakura Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Ah,ok :3 Thank you.
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Penlink Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Student Filmographer
I want to ask if it would be possible to do the same process, like you did here with water colors, with markers?:?
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koyamori Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010   Traditional Artist
Yeah you definitely could. C: I think it would be easier to do patterns with marker.
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Penlink Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
I think you are right about it being easier with the markers to make patterns. Although I think it's a little tough to do an undercolor with them. then to stack another color on them.

Thanks for replying back by the way!:D
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Shortene Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankyou this has helped me so much!!! horay for cheap watercolours XD
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koyamori Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Traditional Artist
:'D Yess. No point spending so much money if you get the same effect<3
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JenboofRussia Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
this tut really helped me, but i must ask, i have no computer-image-editing-program so when i work on a watercolor painting how to i keep consistancyin color especially when iy comes to skin tones? i hope my question makes sence....
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koyamori Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009   Traditional Artist
Do you mean shading skin with colours that are suitable to the entire picture?
First, what you can do is an underpaint, a layer of light colour for the entire picture. (Dilute the watercolour a lot.)
Then, when you're layering on paint to shade/ deepen colours, see what hues are predominant in the picture.
If you want a relatively uniform look, you can use a diluted version of the predominant colour to shade the skin. (For example, there's a lot of purple, so you would mix a bit of purple with the original skin colour.)
I hope that's the right answer to your question. :3
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JenboofRussia Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
:D YEs! thakn you so much! I will try it out!
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Zaratulah Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
This is fantastic thank you for sharing your tricks :D I always love how you paint, Ill be sure to test this out some time haha
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koyamori Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
It'd be a pleasure if it helps in someway:)
Thank you<33
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riotfaerie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think a simple step-by-step procedure is great. This will help me alot! XD Thanks for posting this up. It's a wonderful piece. :3
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koyamori Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Traditional Artist
No problemo~:heart: I'm glad it is helpful to you^u^:hug:
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riotfaerie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again. :3 Looking forward to more tutorials. :3
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dejavil Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, this is a very useful tutorial :love:
i always want to try water coloring and your work is so inspiring :heart: :#1:
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koyamori Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009   Traditional Artist
I'm glad you found it helpful~8D :heart:
Hope you will enjoy watercolour!
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dejavil Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is really, i'll practice soon :dance:
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Shtacey Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
thats awsome! im got some new inktense derwents but have never really been much of a 'watercolour-er' so im gonna have a play now :)
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koyamori Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008   Traditional Artist
: D Awesome! That's the same brand I've gotxD (They are really nice)
Have fun experimenting~~<333
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Artrest-X Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
you have saved my life :)
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koyamori Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008   Traditional Artist
xD :hug:
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