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Sketchbook watercolor process by ZZDas Sketchbook watercolor process by ZZDas
Had these photos of the process, decided to line them up :)
Here's the final piece (with some instagram filter) fav.me/d6p5k8v

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EtShadow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the hair texture.
And the way you use watercolors is amazing. I like this technique very much, but i have to recognise it's not an easy one. With every watercolor i make, i want to became better and better. Never give up, allways trying and willing to do more.
What kind of watercolors do you use? And what kind of brushes and paper? And how you manage between watercolors and watercolor pencils? Just add the final details at the end?
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ZZDas Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   Filmographer
Thanks!
That's rigth, we must never give up.
I use a school pack called " Color & Co" from Lefranc & Bourgeois and the watercolor pencils are "stilnovo" from Giotto also a school pack. Keep in mind that those are just the one that fit my wallet, they are better than an extra cheap pack i have but still, the cheap ones were important in the learning..What i'm trying to say is that things, no matter how cheap, will work for you until the need for something better grow in you.
I use mostly a waterbrush from Pentel, but for larger areas i use a flat "normal" brush.
After the sketch and cleanup, i paint the areas with watercolor and then let it dry paint it again until i reach a certain mix of colors to define the mood. After this i use the pencils to add small areas of color and then, water it again...I also use the pencils for the final little strokes without adding water.

Please note that i'm learning this, so...i can be wrong ;)


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EtShadow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the explications:)
It's really nice from you to explain in details the way you use watercolor technique and materials:).

I'm learning it too, and i will try to use watercolor pencils. I have some but i use them witohout water :p.

Also i know the need for better materials as you develop your skills and technique. 

Keep up the good work. And keep in touch :)
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ZZDas Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Filmographer
Thank you again.
Sure will :)
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workin-on-it Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous
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ZZDas Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   Filmographer
:)
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danieljc2008 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's beautiful.
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ZZDas Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   Filmographer
Thank you!
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Polina-linden Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it just watercolor? and at the last stage?
cool, very cool!
I also tried to paint watercolors, but somehow we hadn't befriended ...
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ZZDas Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   Filmographer
I also used watercolor pencils.
You should try again, i'm still trying ;)
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