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Watercolor Tutorial English by Yenni-Vu Watercolor Tutorial English by Yenni-Vu
Yay, here it is!! *___*
My first tutorial!!^^
See it as an early Christmas present! xD

I tried to translate it as well as possible! If there are mistakes, sorry! >__<
If you still have questions, ask me! :D

The salt effect depends on the paper and is more luck than skill! xD

Enjoy! :la:


German Version:

Other tutorials:

Watch my newer technique on Livestream:
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Merry-Muse Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I work a lot with watercolors, but always felt very amateurish. I'd never heard of an Aquash brush, but now I want one! And I  want to try your salt technique! :heart:
Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awww, keep on practicing! :)
it took a long time for me to get along with watercolors.
good luck!^^
Merry-Muse Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will! I hope you keep posting these tutorials up, they're very helpful.

Also, it's wonderful that you are German. My mother and
Großpapa (I don't call him "Opa" because my mother still called her grandfather "Opa,") are from Mainz, and I am learning the language to communicate better with my cousins and family there.
Ich spreche nur ein bisschen Deutsch. But I keep practicing! ^ ^
Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, i think i would move my new tutorials to youtube, but let's see! x3

that's great you learn german for your family in germany! :)
your story is really sweet! <3
Merry-Muse Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you move your tutorials to YouTube, please send a link to your fans on a deviation or Jouranal, so we can follow them. ^ ^

I grew up speaking some German every day with my mother (I call her "Mama-Schatz" and she and Großpapa call me "Schatz" ), and we learned German children's songs together so I already knew a little bit growing up. I have been to Germany a few times to visit my cousins and Godmother, and I love it! The food is so good, and there's so many beautiful  things to see! I started studying Deutsch in college, but I speak and write like a child, so I am a little ashamed to try to write to you auf Deutsch. But I will keep practicing.

Also, I don't know what part of Germany you are from, but my family and friends really enjoy Oktoberfest! We have a nice one celebrated in New Orleans, and many people there are German immigrants, or have German family or ancestors.
Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sure, i always do a lot of advertisement for my youtube channel! xD

i currently live in berlin, never been at oktoberfest.
you really seem a bit german to me! xD
i'm under the impression you understand german, if you listen to a conversation, but speaking and writing is harder.
Merry-Muse Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never been to Berlin, but I've been to my grandparents' home in Mainz, and I've visited Bayern as a child for a festival. I would like to visit Berlin! I know Oktoberfest is really a Bayern specialty, but a lot of Americans and Canadians with German ancestry really love celebrating them in their countries. I'm very proud of my German ancestry and the traditions my mother shared with me. ^ ^

You're right! I tend to understand conversations much more than forming my own sentences and writing. I can speak some Deustch, but I speak like a child right now. I'm still learning. But I can watch German movies and understand them.
macyv10 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like how these look and I want to use watercolors so bad! but, every time I've tried, I can't control the colors. they bleed and blend. I've tried it on a few different ones. I think the last one I tried was this multi-media one that had watercolor listed... help?
Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
don't use too much water. use a tissue to remove spare water.
wait till the color/paper has completely dried. and try out different papers. some are better for your technique and some are not.
macyv10 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok cool. if I get some water colors, i'll try it! ooh1 that swhat I should ask for!!!
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