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Watercolor ResourcesWatercolor is a media used by talented people of all cultures for centuries. After crayons, it is one of the first art supplies a child uses to color. Yet, it still holds an aura of mystery on its usage. People have so many questions on how they are supposed to use this media. This journal is the first in a series of entries that will give resources, advice, and reference to help people learn and discuss watercolor.Watercolor Resources by KelliRoos
If you know some links that would be valuable, send me a note or post a reply to this journal, I would love to include it!
A lot of my knowledge has come from books. I have posted links to them, if you are able to get a hold of these, I highly recommend them.
Watercolorists Essential Notebook by Gordon MacKenzie If you can only have one watercolor book, this is the book to get.
Watercolour Tips and TricksWatercolour, much like every medium has no ' proper ' way of use. It can be applied as transparent, delicate waterworks or as opaque as a gouache painting.Watercolour Tips and Tricks by bluem00n
Some people mix it with acrylic and gouache, some use pastels or chalks underneath it. Some people ink their sketches, some erase their sketches.
Everything goes in art, a good example of this is our great master Leonardo Da Vinci who was notorious for mixing oils with acrylics. A couple hundred years after he died his pieces started disintegrating into nothing.
Back to our subject, there is no 'right' way of working with watercolour, but here are some tips that might be of help or give you new ideas of tools you haven't even thought of. Either way, I hope it inspires you to create more and perhaps even ease your way around it until you feel familiar with it enough to start painting.
Here is a basic list of tools (and a picture, for your convenience ) you will need to start painting with watercolours.
I use five d
DAOS - Traditional Anime art toolsMost folks around DA seem to use CG to create all their art, but a lot of us still plug away with pens, pencils, and markers. I interviewed a few of my friends who do traditional art to see how they create their pieces, and see how they feel about their materials.DAOS - Traditional Anime art tools by azarath
Weapons of choice: 2h pencils, magic rub erasers, Koh-i-Noor Rapidograph 0.25 & 0.35, black ballpoint pens, Sakura Micron, Faber-Fastell Pitt pens; Strathmore bristol smooth 9"x12", regular computer paper, DELETER manuscript paper; DELETER brand and IC Screen screentones; several brands of markers and blenders including Prismacolor, Tombow, Copic and Neopiko
Pros and Cons:
-2H pencil: I draw with a lot of pressure and if I use B, Ill smudge all about!
-magic rub erasers: they're soft enough so that when you're erasing a big giant page, your arm doesn't get tired. Only downside is the eraser dust.
-Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph: I love this pen because I always want a
|Tutorials and resources by other artists. Because sharing is caring|
Wytlumaczcie mi... + features!!9 first people who comment, will get a feature here!Wytlumaczcie mi... + features!! by ClaretWolf
the only rule is, you must do the same in your new journal, with me on 1st place
9 pierwszych osób zostanie sfeaturowanych!
jedyny warunek - musicie zrobić to samo u siebie, ze mną na pierwszym miejscu
- sorry, only polish, 'cause it's about polish part of dA -
Wyłumaczcie mi taką rzecz.
Czemu dzieci, nawet nie mówiąc o blogaskach, ale na dA, są takie dziwne?
Kto ma ochotę się wypowiedzieć, najlepiej niech odpowiada w punktach
1. Kwestia tworzenia super-mega-zuych-i-zesutych-do-szpiku-kości postaci jest już dobrze znana. Wiadomo, im ktoś mHroczniejszy, tym fajniejszy. albo z kolei sparkledogi itp.
Jakież to kreatywne. Podobnie jest z imionami - dadzą swojej super-kól postaci zwykłe, ludzkie imi
Groups: Killing deviantART? (Detailed Article)Groups: Killing deviantART?Groups: Killing deviantART? (Detailed Article) by sissorelle
Quite the headline? Maybe and maybe not as sensational as I've made it out to be but let's take a look at group and how they are killing and helping deviantART. What kinds of changes they've made now that groups have been around awhile and we are accustomed to them. They are part of a lot of our deviantART lives now, no?
This article will feature the following topics about groups: Quick history about groups, How groups are killing dA, how groups are helping dA, Solutions to the Problem, and various gripes about groups in general. Each section will give groups what credit they are due, so don't take this as some long personal rant about groups. I love a lot of things about groups and hate a lot of things about groups at the same time. I apologize in advance if this article is very long, it's worth the read however, and may begin to give other members here on dA some insight to what is happening in the community.
Quick (and Gener
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 2BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 2BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 2 by Erozja
Here's the feature of my :icondeviantartsupporters: group.
But not that ordinary feature...
I decided to show you only THE BEST ONES works.
Which means: technically perfect, interesting or just original.
Please this article and fave their works!
:iconlovesplz: TRADITIONAL ART :iconlovesplz:
Spartan Invades by KxushkaRooster by Acacia13
MEMORIES by sinsenorPunkin Doodle by ART-fromthe-HEART:thumb206718490:
Waiting for the sun by MaarelSauropods by ElentarriAlien Queen Final by leandro-sf
What Comes After? by endorennaAstridMarie Avi Art by JupiterBlossemShedding Starlight by LiquidFaeStudios
Improving your Art – what dA news can teach youWhat dA news can teach you about:Improving your Art – what dA news can teach you by namenotrequired
Improving your Art
The dA news platform is a great way to adress the community and teach them things about a wide range of topics, and of course to find information that you didn't even know you were looking for! Over time I've collected many great articles. This series will bring them together per topic so it's easy to find what you're looking for! Besides helping people find information they need, the aim of this series is also to promote quality on the news platform.
For this issue, I chose articles about Improving your Art. There may be more issues on this topic in the future
Articles may overlap on some areas, and may contain outdated info though I've tried to avoid this.
(For all you beta testers I included thumbs too! they're invisible to non-beta testers.)
Learning Experience #1: 10 Ways
|The portrait of The Magician for luxorishe: In process (sketching)|
"Be our river deity" a.k.a. "The NEWkin" (painting traditionally): In process
Half of the trade with Zhauq (Coco and Coca): Coming soon
"Rayman vs. Reflux" for chaosgods: Coming soon
Tutorial ("The Guide to Drawing Teensies"): Temporarily paused