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Tutorial: watercolors BG by idheen Tutorial: watercolors BG by idheen
I'm still studying english, so PLEASE TELL ME if you see mistakes ( grammar/vocabulary) I need to improve my english and i will be happy if you help me =)

This is a quick done tutorial sorry u_u and only for background >_<''''


If i'm not lazy you will have a full tutorial next time XD
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Dellamanda Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thank you so much love you!!!
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idheen Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome!
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Annabells117 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Lovely, thank you. Is drawing gum the same as masking fluid? I have a 'masque pen' and it puts green masking fluid. I don't really use it very well. Lol
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idheen Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah it's the same! i don't know why it has so many different names... i've been wondering, is this pen useful for small details?
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ehm-chan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
umm umm what is the white gouache for? LOL it gives nice effects here, but how and when do I use it? :D
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idheen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i used it only to make small sparkles XD i remembered using it when the watercolors was still wet
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broror-nam Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student General Artist
this is so cool! :)
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idheen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! :)
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KarinaPotter Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!! =]
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idheen Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! ^^
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sillycoyfish Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used masking fluid on sections that were already watercolored, and it lightened them up,so I have to retouch, but I really really lke this tutorial!~ beautiful drawing.
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idheen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the same happen to me, it was cause by the brush (because i need to water it if i don't want to damage it) so now i use another tool to apply drawing gum: toothpick!
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sillycoyfish Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ohh! thank you! I thought it was due to the masking fluid itself.

i have made a drawing just now, and it ried to use your technique. but your sky came out much nicer. thank you!! :)
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idheen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome ^^
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lemony-monster Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Say I've found this gum you mentioned, how do you use it?
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idheen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sorry for the mistakes ( both vocabulary and grammar xD i just woke up)

-use an old brush to aplly it on your drawing =) it dries quickly that why it's better to use an old one and it's almost impossible to clean it...but

-you can wash your brush with a soap, it prevents the drawing gum to stick ( not 100% but at least you can reuse it several times~) =) but you need to do it quite often... ( wash mine every 1 or 2 minutes xD i'm paranoid ha ha)

-let the dawing gum on your drawing dries. After that you can use your wtaercolors ! =)

- time to remove it! use an eraser or your finger. Be careful, don't try to do it quicly because you'll damage your sheet of paper! ( use at least a 200g watercolor paper )

it's hard to explain how to use it xD
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lemony-monster Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for the explanation! Don't worry about your mistakes, I can still understand it perfectly! At least now I have the gist on how to use it, thank you very much :)
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idheen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome ^^
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Masha05 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
where you buy this gum??
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idheen Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it can be found in any art store in France with other watercolor mediums ^^ i'm sure you can find it in some art supplies websites =)
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fLy-sLy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
best bg tutorial ever.....i must get me some of that gum
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p3NGu1Ns-gAloR3 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
wow...

that's really awesome
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lunarprime Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
ah! so that's how you protect the chara from being topped by the background color! drawing gum :clap: and salt for texture, too!
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Yarbro Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Salt, it can do stuff!
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idheen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
8D
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Megtroid Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love how detailed your tutorial is! :) great job! :dance:
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idheen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks ^^
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Denneldum Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is the first time i've heard of drawing gum
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idheen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
everybody tells me that... 030 i've some books about watercolors painting and they always use it 'XD
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PeachyLatte Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student General Artist
If I'm correct drawing gum is another term for Liquid Masking/Masking Fluid or friskit.
Because it serves the same purpose and mine is also gray. It comes in other colors too.
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idheen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
even in french it has several different names x'D i use this name because it's the one written on my bottle ^_^'
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PeachyLatte Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Yes it has so much names that it gets confusing! ^-^
But here on deviantart I see that many artists just call it liquid masking.
Though one of my art books also calls it drawing gum, it sounds cooler too. xD
Great tutorial by the way, I will try using salt again~
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penxpaper Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and very helpful! Love love!
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Cha-san Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Soooo... just spread some grains of salt around and it becomes fancy? Just normal salt that I can find in the kitchen?

Very useful and understandable tutorial! Thank you for making it!
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idheen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes the salt you use for cooking ^^ (coarse salt works too, and you'll have biggest "patterns" ;p)

thanks i'm happy to hear it ^^/
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XFrancyX Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student General Artist
great!! :D
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idheen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! =D
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Baby-Suzu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, man... this is great! Thanks for taking the time to make this. ^^
Your tutorial is extremely helpful for me since I've wanted to use watercolors!


I am not sure if anyone has told you about your grammar! QAQ;;
:bulletblue: "Please read the artist's comment before ><" makes sense even though it is a bit broken. It would be more complete if put like: "Please read the artist's comment before you respond ><"- or something along those lines.

:bulletblue: (For step #4) "a first layer" works well, but if it were changed to "the first layer" it would be more grammatically correct.

:bulletblue: (Also for step #4) "I laid a second layer in the top" gets your point across. However, "I laid a second layer along the top half of the background."

Your english is already quite good... but I hope this helps you in some way!


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idheen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you ^^

oh i'll try to edit the tuto as soon as i can >x<" thank you so much for you help! ♥
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StillDolls Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Merci beaucoup pour ce magnifique tuto :3
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idheen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hu hu j'espère qu'il a vraiment permit d'aider ceux qui s'intéressent à l'aquarelle X)( j'ai même pas corrigé les fautes au passage -v-")
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StillDolls Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Justement, je me suis mise récemment à l'aquarelle, et je pense que ton tutoriel m'aide beaucoup parce que j'ai le matériel, mais pas les bases donc j'ai commencé récemment en faisant par moi même et ce que je trouvais sur le net ^^'

Donc, oui, ça aide beaucoup, merci :)
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idheen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
il faut savoir aussi que je n'ai jamais pris de cours ou quoi que ce soit donc voilà c'est peut être la meilleurs façon de faire aussi Xd

enfin je suis contente d'entendre que çà aide! ^^
( et si possible et si j'ai le temps surtout, j'essayerais de faire un tutorial complet >.< voir même un l'utilisation de medium divers qui sont bien utile x})
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StillDolls Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
XD Et bien, tu as vraiment du talent ^^

(Ah oui, ça serait vraiment sympa de faire un tutoriel complet *o* En tout cas, bonne continuation x3 )
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idheen Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
c'est surtout une question d'entrainement et beaucoup de passion ^^

merci =3
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BlackWolfWings Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
you probably get this a lot, but how do you scan your pictures and get the colors that nice? when i scan mine, i always have to edit it in Adobe programs, but the colors still turn out wrong :/
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idheen Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
urg D= i scan my pic, and edit it with photophiltre ><' the colors of the real drawing is better for mine too, don't worry @___@ just try to change the saturation o__<"
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BlackWolfWings Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
oh ok thanks! :)
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Nhan-SnakeX Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
ooooo, so great :iconiuiu-x: love it
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idheen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks ^^
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