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Tutorial for a Watercolor Illustration by Built4ever Tutorial for a Watercolor Illustration by Built4ever
AHA! A tutorial! Fun! Now I can misunderstand my own lack of self-knowledge! ... This is a good exercise in trying to explain how I do it, since many have asked, and especially because I paint watercolor on toned paper, giving an effect closer to gouache, in an impressionist style. Any comments, suggestions, ideas are welcome. I might do another one since scanning between steps is easy. The initial drawing was very light and would not show up well as a separate step.
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Tiny-Raven Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing your process! starting out with Gouache myself atm. This gives me a nice insight ^.^
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Yes, almost an obsolete medium in the design profession when it used to be king, I use watercolor like gouache...
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Tiny-Raven Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
Yeah, especially looking at some of Syd Meade's stuff o.O my teacher did a lesson on gouache, and I really like using it! I like how diverse it can be.
I like the way you use watercolour, I might try it out later on ^.^
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Excellent choice. At that time gouache was the medium of choice for car designers and illustrators. You can get very flat even tones which reproduce well. Syd's stuff is dated in sense. Many cars look like 1973 LTDs and Cadillacs that went through an extreme hot-rod shop. His technique on those fantasy retro/future pieces like the giant robot horse race piece and another one I saw, with mid-tone only atmospheric backgrounds, monochromish, dusty looking is outstanding. My bro was a car designer taught in Detroit in the mid 80's and this was their medium. It's now obsolete.
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BlackieChan35 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you're amazing! 
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gorniczeq Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Ok, this is what I was searching for. I also think that description of the steps would be helpful. I'm waiting for more tutorials:) Anyway, thank you for sharing this.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Okay, I might do some more tutorials...
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abd-alrahman Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Interface Designer
thanx .. it's amazing & useful as well :D
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Good. Watercolor is tricky and demanding. You can always re-do or edit the computer software but not this! I wonder if I should put a description of each step? Would that be better or not necessary?
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know I'm two years late to answer this but a description of the steps always helps =)
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