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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:

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German Version:


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Watch my newer technique on Livestream:
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waterystar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great step-by-step tutorial.
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Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
x3
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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:
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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!^^
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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! ^ ^
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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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Yasamin7mb Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
The salit way is awesome! thank you <3...
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Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Evanest Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Great tutorial! I'm trying to use watercolor. I can't seem to make the paint light. :(
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Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
to make the paint light? you mean to remove some colors from the paper?
it depends on the paints and the paper, how much you can fix and correct.
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Evanest Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student General Artist
I used regular, white paper. It's like when I try to make light skin color or something, it comes out in solid color. :( I try to put out some color on the other paper.
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Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
but it has to be watercolor paper, at least 200g/m thick.
i even use thicker paper, around 300g/m!
and the surface is different from paper to paper and is important too.

for skin color: 99% water, 1% color! ;)
use a lot of water.
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Evanest Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student General Artist
THAT'S HOW!? I thought it was because I used too much water. Thanks! ;) (Winks back.)
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Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Atus2 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student
Nice tutorial, I like it!
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Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thx!^^
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adamexe20a Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really helpful!!
thanks...
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Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm glad you can use it!^^
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adamexe20a Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really.. thanks you so much..
i hope i can make a better colouring art for chapter 4 coverpage..
:)
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YukiTagada Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I try this :D
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Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D :D
it's so old! xD
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lisandri Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
OMG
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Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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BlackRoselys Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This tuto is really amazing ! Thank's so much ♥ 
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Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awww, thx!^^
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Everch Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks like a really helpful tutorial. As soon as I decide to make a serious attempt at learning watercolors, I'll be sure to come back here. The salt technique seems unusual, but now that I see how it's done, I'm pretty sure I've seen other artists do the same thing.
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Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, i'm not the only one with the salt thing! xD
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naruto6393 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You make me want to try coloring with water color!!!
XD
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:iconyenni-vu:
Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, it's cool! try it!^^
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naruto6393 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How long have you been doing it?
You are like a master of it lol XD
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:iconyenni-vu:
Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i started with watercolors in 2009/2010. it became my main medium in late 2010.
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naruto6393 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well you are so amazing at it!!
Your art is just so beautiful!
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ocoelho Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, amazing Ive loved it!
Awesome watercolor tutorial!

Congratulations!
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Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!^^
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:iconocoelho:
ocoelho Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^v
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rosalinezitory Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Hey how do you stop the ink from bleeding in to the paint?
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Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the ink is waterproof.
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rosalinezitory Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Ah, mine evidently is not
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rosalinezitory Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
I now officially love you! This is what I've been looking for!!!
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Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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rosalinezitory Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
:P
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ami-hikaru Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
nice done! ^^
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:iconyenni-vu:
Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thx!^^
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MikaeHei Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You aquash brush maniac~! xD
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