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Watercolor tutorial by Schreibaby-Zephyr Watercolor tutorial by Schreibaby-Zephyr
OMG!

It's my first tutorial that I ever submitted! Gosh, I've never done anything like this before. But yeah, it's a tutorial for watercoloring Naruto characters, this one is of the lubbable Gaaras (two actually -to see the finished deviation click here) I made it as a step-by-step program, very simple to follow. I'm sorry if I didn't add numbers or a background, but I wanted to be blunt and show you all how to color.

To me, I'm not sure if this is how Kishimoto does it, but I hope it's close enough, teh-heh! ^^;
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lynbaccha Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for this! :) BTW, Kishimoto uses copics, but yeah, this is close enough.
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Schreibaby-Zephyr Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did not have copics at the time though (also it was back in 2005 so I had to use watercolors), but thank you! :D
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lynbaccha Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student General Artist
It's okay, I get that. Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 

They are hard to find, no? At least there where I live, ha hah. To be honest, I've never used copics before my friend lend me her owns. Which was over a year ago...
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Crystalfelix22 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome downloading now :)
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Areia13 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
ummm.. how do i see the tutorial ? ._.
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theartslover Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
download it
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Schreibaby-Zephyr Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
click the "download" button. ;D
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NinjAPixiEX3 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How come it's only a picture?
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Schreibaby-Zephyr Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Click on the "download" button to get a full view! :D
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NinjAPixiEX3 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhhhohohoho. I'm stupid, sorry lol!
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Schreibaby-Zephyr Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no it's okay! :D We miss that a lot sometimes.
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OliveArtOlive Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Can I ask you a quick question? You seem like a good person to ask. =P
When you add the shading on do you put it on when the lighter layer is dry?
And also, when I paint there always seems to be a darker line around where I have painted, like all the paint has been pushed to the edge (hard to explain) is that because I am using too much water and if so how do I stop it?
I'm not good at explaining so I forgive you if you don't answer. Plus they are stupid questions.
Great tutorial by the way, you are such an awesome painter! Adorable picture. ^_^
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Schreibaby-Zephyr Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try mixing your pigment with more water and use a test layer and see how that works out, or use different hues and experiment. C:
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OliveArtOlive Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Okay, thank you so much. =D
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Schreibaby-Zephyr Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At your service. ;p
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Aleuuzy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Very helpful~ I just started out using watercolors, so this is definately useful. Thanks for making it >w<
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Schreibaby-Zephyr Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heheh, weeell, I'm still improving on watercolors myself, but these days I use Photoshop and Painter cuz all my watercolor tubes went missing for some reason, but thank you!
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SpaceKablooey Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
you have some good advice in your tutorial but to get a smooth application of paint its better with watercolors to spread your water over the portion of your painting your going to apply color to beforehand.
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fay-freyja Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
you got lots of brushes *~*
I only have the half... I need a real big one xD
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mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm getting much better at watercolors than I used to. But this does help fill in some of the gaps that come when you're self taught. Thanks for making this!
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nomonaxnaruto Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
im having alot of problems for my colors bleeding and tyhere hard to control and then my darks wont get dark and my lights wont get light i want to wipe of the excess water and my color all comes with it its extremly annoying .can you help me
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ChariN Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
i srsly can't understand why this is faved 256 times
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Feliks-Grell Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I totally agree.
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Schreibaby-Zephyr Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I srsly can't understand why you would ask such an obvious question! :confused:

Cuuuuzz people want to learn how to watercolor. :XD: So what? Why's the frequency of being faved a lot so important to you?

Besides this is OLLLLLLDD! I do digital nowadays.
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Feliks-Grell Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
The frequency of being faved is not so important, but I'm a bit disappointed of that number of +fav because I'm studing watercolour painting (ok,I've just begun) and I think that your level was not good enough to teach other people. I mean, I know that you can use the techique that depends on the effect you want, but it seems to me that your tutorial is not exactly a good point of start for someone who want to learn because this's not the right way to use watercolour and expecially when you are a beginner, the best thing is to learn the right techniques.
Nothing personal~
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Schreibaby-Zephyr Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again, this is an old deviation, and this was waaaaaaaay back to when I was learning how to watercolor myself, and the only reason I made this tutorial was just to give people an idea of how I did my watercoloring back in the day.
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OceanBlueHibiscus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
And I srsly can't understand why you bother to answer that kind of questions. :XD: It's your work, your faves. ;)
Great tutorial. :)
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Schreibaby-Zephyr Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

At least someone here recognizes that quality of work is better than quantity, right? :XD::heart:
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OceanBlueHibiscus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
You're welcome.

Right xD At least 325 deviants do :XD:

(Yes, I'm answering to a 9 months old reply ^^; Oh and I totally agree with the second phrase in your signature)
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zelo75 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
very nice tutorial.
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zelo75 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
very nice tutorial.
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drianis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
!Esta muy gracioso!

:heart:
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Mage0fDo0m Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice tutorial, this defenently(sp?) helps! ^^
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Miyuki-Tsukiyono Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
sugoii TwT quiero aprender a colorear con colores de agua waaaa
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Schreibaby-Zephyr Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gracias :heart:.
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BomKosh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
LOL Gaara!
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siLvErRYtHeM24 Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tHx!!!iT rEaLLy hElpS mE aLoT!!!=)
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Schreibaby-Zephyr Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no clue who s/he is.
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TalodeOz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Professional Filmographer
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Schreibaby-Zephyr Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I took a look at her art and think she's wonderful :star:. But just keep in mind though that not all devs here are as great as her (or other artists), so there's no need to bash if my art doesn't comapre to hers, okay? ;p

Besides, I don't do watercolors much these days. I do vectors. :D
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TalodeOz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I'm sorry... I was rude, and you're rigth please accept my apology, I had a bad day and I revenge with the first thing I saw, and I know that wasn't the best or the right thing to do seriously, I'M SORRY...
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Schreibaby-Zephyr Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah it's cool, I'm sorry about your day was crappy and stuff. You're not the only one cuz this week I have over a $1000 fee to pay by this Friday (to which I have NO job), my homework's behind, and I have to write a 5 page essay for this week, which can cause a time strife. But otherwise, I accept your apology :D.
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TalodeOz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Filmographer
THANKS!! I hope this week will be better
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Schreibaby-Zephyr Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heheh, hope so too, pal. :heart: :D
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TalodeOz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Filmographer
THANKS!! I hope this week will be better, :biggrin:
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im-gaara-obsessed Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
great tutorial! i might try it out sometime!
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mseyeq Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007   Artist
teach me how to se watercolor :) plzzzzzzzzz
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Gaaruto6 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Great tutorial!! I'm still collecting or buying more brushes! I only have one T-T
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Gaaruto6 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Great tutorial!! I'm still collecting or buying more brushes! I only have one T-T
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