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So here's the walkthrough I promised to you ^-^ This is how I currently work - it's not professional or anything, but I like it. It gives nice effects on proper watercolour paper too. Hope it's to any use for you!

Edit: I'm sorry for the typos - I edited the text again and again while making this and on two parts it seems that the two versions of a sentence got mixed. Of course now that I noticed I don't have the photoshop file anymore. Crap.
Anyways, please note that where I talk about the shade of the hair, I'm mixing YELLOW OCRE into the base yellow, not more yellow. Because yellow in yellow would just not make sense. :grump:
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Super-Nat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH
I love using watercolours, os it's really useful for me .u.
You're great :la:
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Myuna Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
'i don't know why I enjoy it so much' – hjaah, ich kenn das Gefühl. Die letzten roten Blüten ins Bild tupfen, oder hier und da noch ein paar Farbakzente... Das ist einfach GUT! 8D
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button-bird Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I MAED DIS :D
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very well done!! I'll definitely use it :)
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Lumdrop Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is gonna be very useful if I ever try watercolor again :-)
I fail at it every time...

But this really is helpful!

Oh, and have you ever tried using erasable color pencils for outlines?
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button-bird Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I haven't so far, but I'm rather sure that water will also make coloured pencil lines non-erasable as it does with pencil :) but it doesn't matter really, as I hardly ever feel the need to erase something after colouring. It's what I take care of before I pop out the colours, so it works for me.
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Lumdrop Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh so you don't erase the penciling at all then. I see.
I guess you wouldn't have to when it comes to paint.
Even with semi-transparent paint like watercolour.

<-- is trying desperately to discuss a medium he doesn't have much experience with
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button-bird Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, no, I actually basically just colour my pencil sketches. :D I love pencil sketches.
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JosieCarioca Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is LOVELY! Very detailed and clear! Thank you very much.:huggle: Specially cleared my doubts about the penciling...whenever I tried my hand with watercolors and paints, my biggest fear was screwing up the lines, which I actually did many times...I had no idea about the whole "inking" after the color to bring out the details (I feel like such a noob :XD:)... Btw, do you always use regular watercolor or you also ude watercolor pencils (one of my main issues is materials...I never know what would be the best materials for somebody who has no experience in watercolor like myself :XD:)
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button-bird Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You are welcome :aww: I'm happy you like it.
I have a set of watercolour pencils that I plan to use soon, but right now I only use my pan watercolours.

What I can really suggest for starters are the super cheap but nonetheless amazing round watercolour sets by Koh-i-Noor. They look like this and you should be able to get them on ebay or amazon: [link]

They were my first and I still have and love them, though I currently don't use them. Since they are so cheap, I was never afraid to "waste" them when I practiced, so I just doodled away and this is how you learn stuff best. As a beginner, materials are not the most important thing to worry about, just buy something you will really use and start :)
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Sandra-13 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Aren't the Daler-Rowney sketchbooks lovely?? They work so well with watercolors! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial, it's really helpful! :) I also love to let some colors appear at other places in the drawing, to balance it out.
Aahhh I'm so inspired to go extend my water color set right now!! ^^
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button-bird Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, I was really surprised how well they handle watercolours, especially because they are not sold as mixed media sketchbooks yet are so much better than the one that does and is crappy as hell.

It's great this was an inspiration to you, so it totally worth the effort then! :dance:
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Lillka Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awwww thanks,this is very helpful :3

Ummm What are these watercolors? ^^;
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button-bird Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm sorry, I'm not sure if I understand your question right? The brand and kind of my watercolours are written in step 3 of the walkthrough :)
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Lillka Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ummm yes I mean what it is brand and kind of your watercolours ?
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button-bird Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
As I said, this information is written in "step 3" of the walkthrough - "Schmincke" is the brand, they are their student grade colours in half pans - there is nothing else to add or know.
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oo, I love it when people show how they work! Very nice to see all the steps and your supplies. I love your loose, expressive pencil lines.
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button-bird Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thank you :D
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ZaraWhoa Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
Haha aww it's so cute! And I do think you should buy better brushes, because you're definitely "good enough". <3
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button-bird Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you - at the moment I'm fine with those that I do have though. Good brushes are really really expensive and whenever I stand in front of the brushes at an art store, I tell myself "why paying SO MUCH MONEY when I have a set of brushes that work just fine at home?"
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ZaraWhoa Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
That's definitely true! But when you don't like your brushes any more... you know what to do! :)
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