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Anime watercolor tutorial by MeredithDillman Anime watercolor tutorial by MeredithDillman
Tutorial based on [link]

Manga style watercolor is a simpler way to start because you can usually do your base color and shadows with the same color (just vary the amount of water).

This was done on smooth/hot press 140 lbs watercolor paper over a drawing in waterproof ink. I use M Graham tube watercolors.

The important thing to remember is that with each step/layer I let the paint dry before adding more. Once you get the hang of that you can add in blending with water.

When I do the highlights with white watercolor it's usually pretty thick, with hardly any water added.

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onlyoneformeCLAMP Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
CLAMP style?? so beautiful <3, it really helpful. thank you!!
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MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, CLAMP actually uses copics, but you can get the same look with watercolor if you're careful.
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xxRhianna Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Thanks a bunch for this! Really helpful for beginners (:
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MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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kashikosplay Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OH MY GOODNESS, THIS WAS SUPER HELPFUL. 
THANK YOU, YOU ARE A GODSEND. 
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MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
sure :)
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yoleeisbored Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is really helpful
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Karontye Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you 4 this tutorial
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MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
sure :)
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WatchaMaDoodle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student General Artist
awesome~! :la: thank you for this!
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