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Just Be Friends - Watercolor Tutorial by Kyatto-san Just Be Friends - Watercolor Tutorial by Kyatto-san
OMG it's done...
It took me so much time to put this together ;___; but I've always wanted to do a watercolor tutorial, because some people seem to be quite interested...and yeah here it is :D
I hope you enjoy <3

sorry for my lame English...hope it incomprehensible <.< ah and please tell me if you find any mistakes ...~


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:iconchocolatesweety:
chocolatesweety Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thaaank you soo much ive been trying to understand watercolor for a while now
thank u very much!!!Dekomori Bowing Icon 
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saintemew Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's beautifull. Love it !
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MayMay159 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Thank you sooooo much! I found this on pinterest and it's really the most helpful tutorial on coloring I have seen! Thanks a lot, you are amazing!^^
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Manga-Grl Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
This is very useful, thank you!!! ^^ :heart:
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:iconfirecloak:
firecloak Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the tutorial! I always have a hard time controlling droplets
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Aryea Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*U* Amazing!
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Sassatelli17 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like to work between the real thing and the scanned version. It really does a huge difference in the end, specailly if you feel you need retouch.
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rrrust Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
this is rly useful c: thank you for making this! <3
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Time-Signature Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this!
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annaindeed Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
waaaaa, some really awesome tips! I really like the "salt-like-effect"~~ so pretty~
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NicoleYunet Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for doing thisnose bleed The drawing it`s so pretty.
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pokeabubble Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I've been wanting to get better at watercolors (and I have failed epically LOL). I've learned a lot of techniques from this :]
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Sofia-kun Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Thank you for making this tutorial! I just started using watercolors and this tut is really helpful!
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fleetingecstasy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Quick and effective
Thanks
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XiaoBarbie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This helped me so much to Understand watercolors, straight away my next painting improve 100 fold, thank you XD
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Sariolia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Wow, das ist ja super.

Langsam bereue ich es, dass ich jetzt nicht mehr in der Schule sitze. (Ich bin schon 25 Jahre.) Da gätte ich sicher viel Gelegenheit mit deiner Tutorial üben können.
Mal sehen, ob ich mal Zeit habe und das auszuprobieren. Meine alte Wasserfarben habe ich auf jeden Fall noch.
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Mayumidea Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Soooo helpful:happybounce: :happybounce: 
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DevilGal23 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is so awesome! I'm going to colour my next picture using these tips!
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wifi-usagi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you blend watercolors? Do you have to clean the brush each time you want to change colors?
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Kyatto-san Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
yep before i blend the colors i wash my brushes, so the colors don't get muddy :3
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olyviaugiugi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Artist
wow! I like it~
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BladeWithin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful tutorial dear!!!~
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cute-mochi123 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist
OMG amazing! I think I understand how watercolors work a little more now. Thank you for the tutorial C:
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Mustuko-chan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent tutorial. And may I ask you a stupid question. When you're coloring skin, do you wait for your first layer to dry or maybe you apply the second layer when it's still wet?
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Kyatto-san Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
thank you! i wait till the first layer is dry than I apply the second! :3
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Mustuko-chan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for your reply :'3
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RazorStorm40 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
this is a great tutoiral, out of all the tutorials i've seen verry few were helpfull but this one was really great and i can actually use watercolors with confidence now :D
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LordColts Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Thanks heaps for that! Very insightful! =D
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Areia13 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
how to make the texture on the hair and dress and petal ? Also , usually when you finish your painting *after water color* , did you add other layer on the line with marker or not ? Is this wet on wet or wet on dry ?
Thank you for the tutorial, if you have time please help me answering my question >__<
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Kyatto-san Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
the texture is just a lot of messy random dots - just experiment with the shapes :3 and yes, I usually darken the lines with pencil after the coloring! my technique is a mixture of wet and wet + wet and dry (I think)
hope it helps >.<
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Areia13 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Kyatto-san, maybe this is a useless question to ask, but i'm just curious.... for the line in the picture before you color it, is it thick or thin line? and is it really important to layer the pencil line with drawing pen/marker ?
Arigatou Kyatto-san~ ^~^/
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Kyatto-san Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
before I add the colors I use very thin and light pencil lines and after coloring I redraw the lines with pencil, so they look darker :3 because after coloring the lines often turn really pale, but it is not necessary to use dark lines when you like light lines :3
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Red-hairedshinobi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
STUPID QUESTION PLEASE!!!!!
Is this paper, or canvas? and if it's paper, do canvas give the same texture effects ?
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Kyatto-san Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
actually it's paper :D canvas doesn't give the same effects because it is not as absorbent as watercolor paper :3
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Red-hairedshinobi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, thank you
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Red-hairedshinobi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, thank you
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Sae5107 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the paper you use for testing the colors was also a work of art. :D
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RuriChanBluewing Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u helped me soo much T_T thank uu
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Kyatto-san Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
awww glad it helped!! ;w; <3
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RuriChanBluewing Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uhhmmm can I ask how did u shade the clothes beautifully *w*
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Kawaii2104 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How do you make your lineart so clean with pencils? Mine has eraser marks, any tips on how to make it more clean?
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mangamimi08 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow thank you for the advice :) very helpful
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hector026 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist
OMG
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ChibiZilla Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Out of all the water color tutorials i have ever seen (an I have certainly seen A LOT), this is the best so far. Thank you so so so much :iconrubcheeksplz:
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Kyatto-san Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
awww thank you!! <33
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Kuro-Rey Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting ^^ Thanks a lot~ 
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marshmellow-meltdown Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
awesome!~ thanks for sharing! ^^,, the picture is so pretty. i was wondering, how long did it take to complete the picture?
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Kyatto-san Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
thanks!! i think i took me around 6-7 hours to finish this picture :3
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Shia-chan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist
This tutorial is just lovely!!! I will try it out asap, I was always wondering how people can actually colour with watercolours... ^^; Thank you so much! :heart:
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Kyatto-san Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
thank you!! hope it helps ^w^b
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