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Watercoloring for Cheap People by MoPotter Watercoloring for Cheap People by MoPotter
**DOWNLOAD FOR FULL VIEW.
AND WARNING: MANY, MANY WORDS. AND THIS WILL TAKE AN INSANELY LONG TIME TO READ. HAH.**


Yeah; that's right. It finally happened. My first ever tutorial.
Yesterday was the only day I've had free since...well the beginning of July and I spent it working on this for you all!! Love me now :iconmegustaplz: rofl

So....yes. Pretty self-explanitory. This is the watercolor tutorial I promised my watchers innnn....February :? xD Yes; I AM A BUSY PERSON x_X

So if there are any spelling mistakes I would be grateful if you pointed them out ^^;
Also I might as well point out if anyone doesn't understand; THESE OPINIONS AND ADVICE ALL COME FROM MY OWN EXPERIENCE IN WATERCOLORING AND I AM IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM TELLLING YOU EXACTLY HOW SOMETHING SHOULD BE DONE. Just so we're clear there x3

Supplies I found links to!!:
Watercolors [link]
Sakura Pigma Pens [link]
Watercolor Paper [link]


DISCLAIMER: I do not own Allen Walker, Capri Sun, Pringles, iPod, JVC, or My Chemical Romance ;p
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Now for the boring history!; :la:
I started watercoloring in Fall of 09' when I got fed up with having colored pencils as the only thing to color my art with.
Here's some of the early stuff...
Aug 26, 2009
Feb 14, 2010
Jan 15, 2010
I went from that first watercolor fail {wrong paper} and then into a bit of an ink phase when I had a Fall art class {free supplies :D} But atfer that I got lazy and discoraged and didn’t touch watercolors for a good 5 months after that.

I guess in the end I realized my gallery desperately needed more color and watercolor was the only way I had. So whalah! I worked at it in Fall of 2010...
Sept 13, 2010
Sexy Mailman, the first full-page only-watercolor deviation I did since May 2010 and then I didn’t watercolor for 2 months after that.
In November I was rewarded with even a bit more visible improvement with Nov 15, 2010

Hah I laughed when I was looking back on these old deviations today! On that first one it said <and I quote> “I hate using watercolors…but I SHALL CONQUER THEM!!”
So I still haven’t conquered them, but I am proud to say that I think I have improved a great darn deal!! I look forward to improving my drawing skills as much as my water-coloring skills :3

ENJOY! :heart:

Allen Walker and original reference (c) Katsura Hoshino!!
See the final artwork from this tutorial here
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Elegant-Blue-Heart Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This actually boosted my confidence a lot about starting to paint with watercolors, I've always been told when it comes to art "you get what you pay for" but as a struggling student, can't afford to drop tons of cash, but this is something I could easily afford and you made such amazing art doing it! Great tutorial, super informative, and super helpful! <3
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MoPotter Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I'm really glad you thought this was helpful AND boosted your confidence! I've always just learned to work with what I had and being unable to/reluctant to spend that kind of money on supplies really helped ;) And I love that they still make these watercolors...I just bought another set the other day xD Eventually I will move on to some new ones, but for now I am content!
Happy to help^^
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cooljewl98 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
this is awesome, its nice to know that not everyone uses super expensive materials
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MoPotter Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is rather reassuring, isn't it?? I thought for the longest time I had to use nice, expensive supplies to have great art- which, I'm not going to lie, they do help sometimes, but it's definitely not a necessity! ;)
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blueani Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely Loooooove this :D Helps me big time since I desperately want to improve in watercolor and also don't have a lot of money to spend :cries: but this is really good for someone like me. XDDD Thanks a bunch for making this, you are wonderful.
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MoPotter Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you love it! ;) And I'm just a cheap person in general, so I learned to work with what I had and this is the result! Proves it can be done :D
You are very welcome too :meow:
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SecilTurhan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Thank you! That was great help :)
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MoPotter Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome!! I'm glad :}
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Miyori999 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   General Artist
2 questions; one being what weight paper did you use for this in particular (It's hard to read on the cover) and the other is; how do you keep the edges from running into one another? I realize I'll have to have my blow-dryer ready, but is it just about waiting for layers to totally dry?

On a sidenote, this is probably the first watercolor tutorial I've looked at that actually seems do-able. Very VERY in-depth, and explanatory. Thankyou for that.
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MoPotter Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ummm...weight paper...I didn't even know there were different weights ^^;
If I were to venture a guess I would say medium...sorry I'm not much help!

And to keep the colors from running into one another, I just et it really precise- the main thing that helps is not putting to much water/paint on the brush so it starts running away from you and into other colors! Waiting for layers to dry won't necessarily stop the colors from running- just try to minimize the amount of paint so that it doesn't have the chance to run!

And thanks so much! I'm so glad to hear that :} It's kind of exactly what I needed when I first started watercoloring and then had to find out on my own. So I'm glad to share and help others with it! :D
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