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Watercolor Tutorial by cherriuki Watercolor Tutorial by cherriuki
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My first upload for 2010 and its a tutorial. ZOMG this took me 2 days to make it and set everything up. @___@ And this tutorial was all made on MSpaint. (FTW!)

i wasn't really planning on making one but...i got alot of people asking so...:3 i made one for you guys.

Erm. It's quite long...and not detailed. at all. SORRY. D= But's its more like a progress type of thingy...ahh i still hope it works.

If you use this tutorial to make a watercolor piece...SHOWME! (so i know this tutorial isn't worthless OTZ)

Any questions, feel free to ask me! and good luck when using watercolor! AND. please, practice. Nothing ever turns out good the first me. XD

Media in this tutorial: watercolor, canson watercolor paper, unipin fineliners, masking tape, paint brushes, maria white poster paint tube, STA marker.

(c) Cherriuki

Hair and Eye Tutorial:
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Haruka--chan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SO wonderful! Thank you so much for this!!! Watercolor is not my strong suit, but I feel like if I want to do illustration, then I need to master watercolors!
Alkemi-chan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, it's amazing.I'm going to learn how to paint, this one wil help me a lot.
btw: Koh-i-noor is the best!
Candy-Meow Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I used watercolors for the very first time just yesterday.  Even though I didn't know what I was doing, it was so much fun to do and it made me really want to learn how to use them correctly and create beautiful illustrations.

You did a fantastic job with this tutorial~  You made it very simple and straight to the point. I can't wait to try everything I've learned from this!  Thank you for taking the time to teach us~

byDaCz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Senbonzakura22 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
I would be so thankful if you made some sort of tutorial on painting hair; drawing hair isn't a problem for me but painting it is another story all together >.<
Stormdeathstar9 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, some reason your style kinda reminds me of this show called vampire knight ^^; it's a complement! I didn't know if anyone else said that ^^; 
Valeria96-sama Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Esta genial, me sirvió mucho! :) 
Mochichan7560 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist
What if you don't have a scanner at home?
I usually take a photo of my traditional art and it never seems
to come out well
(cos I have horrible photo skills)
btw very detailed drawing! :D
MingariaSky Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
This is such a helpful tutorial!  Thank you vey much for posting! >.<
PsychoticDayDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a helpful tutorial you've made here ^_^
If I may ask.....
What pen do you use to line the picture ? 
And can Micron pens be used to line the art ?
TigerLily606 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student General Artist
do you use just a little water?
LolsAndSmileys Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Could you do an updated tutorial? Because this one is really good- but u look like you do things a bit differently in your artwork now, so if you could that would be amazing!! :D
jasmine2792 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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cadisraizel1617 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing the knowledge master. I'll make sure to practice \(*□ *\)
GoloriaAJ Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
This is just amazing
I went through all the steps carefully so that I know how to rlly paint like a pro xD
cherriuki Featured By Owner May 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
aaaaa this is such an old tutorial tho xDDDD but thanks~!
GoloriaAJ Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Well it's still okay,what size paper do u use anyways ^3^?
cherriuki Featured By Owner May 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
A4 usually : D
GoloriaAJ Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
kk thanks ^3^
TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial. I'm just starting with watercolours and basically suck with them. XD
lozyazookadaj Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Thanks for sharing this tutorial with other people. I am sure many people will find it useful. 
owls-in-october Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Wow ;a; awesome!
yoleeisbored Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
nice tutorial this is gonna help a lot thank you
A-Bounded-Soul Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
nicely done
Berryu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it Looks so easy when you do it, but when I try... xD
GekkouKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
I love it, this was very enjoyable :)
BATP0N Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much i already started with watercolor and this help me alot :heart:
WereWolf96 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Oooh..! You're really good! *3*
aquaNikki333 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
this is very useful and i love your style
DandeiraArt Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very useful, thank you! And I love your style.. it's very cute!
Aceryn Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your art style such an amazing tutorial thank you for the hard work and effort you put into making this (: :huggle:
i88player Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
This is fantastic!
d-litefuldaydreamer Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
great help : )
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MangoLatte Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
lol while i was look at this tutorial, I was already eating a cookie... xD
kadajkadaj Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow thanks a lot! I want to try out water colors and this looks so extreme lol I'll try this with a simpler drawing! XD
Huranshisuka Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
muy buen tutorial me gusto mucho.
Kyramoonunique Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
very helpful
uttarichen Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
ToxicatedRiix2 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I love how you paint the hair. Can i use the same technique for the hair on my artwork? Don't worry, it will not look as the same because i'm not as good as you ;p
Salvanir Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Love it! Now I'm inspired to do watercolors!
OneEyedCanine Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for making this, it really helped a lot! Off to go try the technique now :D
Areia13 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
i'm just wondering but usually when you use water colour , how to make the colour looks strong because usually they are kind of blurry ;__; ... i've tried using using less water but it makes the paint dry too fast QAQ how many layer did you need to make a good quality of colour ?... tell me the solution please~~~~ TT^TT
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Nekozura Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
when you do the background do you paint over the hair or go around it? (OwO)
Nekozura Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
like the strands of hair
herepa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Thanks for your answer.
herepa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Hello cherriuki, which brush you use to make the dots of white paint in the background I could put a picture and say his name, thanks.
cherriuki Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
I use either sizes 0/1/2 for the dots, for ink splatter I use a thicker brush.
Red-hairedshinobi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do i put the tape in the whole drawing?
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