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Doormouse Watercolour Tutorial by WildWoodArtsCo Doormouse Watercolour Tutorial by WildWoodArtsCo
This is my first ever tutorial for DA. If you have any questions or comments please let me know.

Hope it's useful

Finished piece is here ---> [link]
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:iconmuratz:
muratz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
A perfect tutorial ! Thanks...
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TribalGraces Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work on the fur. On all of it, really, but especially the fur.
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Dforeverblue Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Now, this is  a real masterpiece... and if i can ask , how many hours for doing these and the most important thing : HOW OLD ARE YOU ??! YOU ARE SO TALENTED!
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:iconwildwoodartsco:
WildWoodArtsCo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)

I'm not sure exactly how many hours it took - around 8 to 10 I would think, possibly more.  As for my age, I'm in my forties so i have been painting for a loooonnng time. 
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Dforeverblue Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
woowwwww ~~~~ HOW CAN YOU BE SO PATIENT TO DRAW IN 8-10 HOURS ?!! I'll get bored and usually did it in such a rush .... Waaaah! 
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:iconwildwoodartsco:
WildWoodArtsCo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
I guess it just takes as long as it takes. I don't really think about it too much unless I have a deadline. Larger paintings can take weeks to complete because I paint a lot of tiny details and use very small brushes. Fur, especially, like on the mouse in my tutorial, takes a long time becuae there are lots of layers.
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Dforeverblue Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Mmmm.... just asking but how did you play with colour and btw where did you get your inspiration ? cause I should learn a lot from you Hug 
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WildWoodArtsCo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean by 'play with color', could you explain a bit more?
As for the inspiration, I read a lot of fantasy books and watch fantasy films (things like Legend, Labyrinth, Hellboy and Lord of the Rings for example). I'm also inspired by other artists - Alan Lee and John Howe(who did the design for Lord of the Rings films), Patrick Woodruff, Brian Froud and lots of other artists here on deviantArt. I've also studied botanical art as so many of my paintings contain elements of nature.
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Dforeverblue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Like, how do you think that this color match with these and that color match with those,etc. For example, you often use more calm (pale) color while i always get confused for what color i should use especially in using bright color like in day time... sorry for asking to much .....
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WildWoodArtsCo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Some of it is just basic color theory using a color wheel. Colors next to each other on the wheel will blend together while colors opposite each other will make each other look brighter when placed together. here's a link to a basic wheel www.hairloveart.com/hair-color…

I guess the rest just comes from practise. I always use a lot of earthy colors in my paintings because of the subjects I paint, so I've got used to those colors over time and I've been using the same brand of watercolors for over 10 years. You'll notice that there are hardly any blues or purples in my gallery. That's because I've not really practised with them much and when I do I get it wrong.
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Windlestrawy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
so... beautiful
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Clashe Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Thankyou, beautiful painting!
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Ninina-nini Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thank you for sharing!

:heart:
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mederu69 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Thank you so much for this tutorial! This will really help me compose a watercolor painting.
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:iconwildwoodartsco:
WildWoodArtsCo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
You're welcome. I'm glad you found it useful.
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PennyLame Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I am so new with colours and have been poking in the dark, so to say. This is the best tutorial on the subject that I have read on DI. Thank you!
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WildWoodArtsCo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
I'm glad it was helpful for you :)
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s-carter Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: :love: :wow:

... that is all!!
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:iconzmma:
Zmma Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Thanks!
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Gh0st-0f-Me Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Very useful! Thanks :thanks:
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ken261 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Wow, very nice work.
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toofuckeduptocare Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student General Artist
How do you do the detailing? Do you paint it as well or do you use a pen so sth?
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:iconwildwoodartsco:
WildWoodArtsCo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
All the detailing is done with paint. I use the smallest brushes I can find - size 000 or 00000 watercolor brushes
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toofuckeduptocare Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, there`s suck things? :O Where do you buy those?
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:iconwildwoodartsco:
WildWoodArtsCo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
I buy mine either from my local art shop or from an online supplier here in the UK but most online art suppliers should sell them.
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andowa Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011   General Artist
it's really helpfull! thanks :D
I just have one question though:
how do you put your sketch from the copy-paper onto the watercolor paper? I can't come up with a way... cause if I'd convert a sketch onto another paper by hand, it wouldn't be the same picture as intended anymore...
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:iconwildwoodartsco:
WildWoodArtsCo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
I use graphite paper to transfer the sketch. It's basically just like the carbon paper used on forms and things to make duplicate copies except it transfers graphite which can be erased if it needs to be. The graphite paper is placed face down on the watercolor paper and I put the sketch on top and trace the lines using the point on a pair of compasses so that I get a very fine clean line.

Alternatively you could trace the sketch onto ordinary tracing paper, go over the lines on the back with a soft pencil then transfer it to the watercolor paper by going over the lines on the trace with a sharp 4H pencil
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:iconandowa:
andowa Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   General Artist
well that is really neet! never thought about that...
thanks a lot! :D
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:iconwildwoodartsco:
WildWoodArtsCo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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Miss-Catherine Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tutorial:)
It is very helpful :)
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:icontaliasparkle:
taliasparkle Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just amazing. I love to see how people paint, and this is such a great picture it's extra enlightening to see how you did it.
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Honey0Child Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Of course it's useful, thanks for sharing this! I'll try it when I have some free time.=)
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:icongwennol:
Gwennol Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Awesome tutorial!! I love your style! :heart:
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:iconliiwka:
LiiWka Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
it looks easier than it is... =P
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:iconwildwoodartsco:
WildWoodArtsCo Featured By Owner May 21, 2010   Traditional Artist
:D I guess there are always some things about painting that you can't teach - it just comes with practise.
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:iconliiwka:
LiiWka Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
yea... and eg me- i caN just copy,i cant make somethin like that by my self. i have to practice more then :D
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bluemacgirl Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Student General Artist
thank you for sharing this! i really love it!
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toteZitrone Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This woooot?! WATERCOLOUR? Can't believe it! :D When I painted with WC at school where weren't lines, pattern oder details any longer oO :D So I always hated them ^^ Just have to try this out.
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kristinakari Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Student General Artist
aquarellfarben heißen auf englisch auch nur watercolours... also wahrscheinlich sind nicht die doofen wasserfarben gemeint..
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toteZitrone Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh ok.. das könnte natürlich auch sein :D Danke.
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J0kE-r Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow...ur pretty talented :-) tht's pretty guud.
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GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Very useful tutroial and a pretty painting itself!
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Pagan-Inspiration Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! I like the level of detail. :)
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:iconaberleigh:
Aberleigh Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Wow! Thank you :D, I've never seemed to have gotten the hang of watercolor but I'll have to try with this tut.
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SandieBlair Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait to try this. I have new watercolors that I have never used. Thank you! Congrats on the win! :winner:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratulations on winning the contest!! :party:
Your tutorial is well organized and well written... and all of your paintings are beautiful!! :heart: I love "Seven Sins" by the way.:giggle:
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WildWoodArtsCo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icontremani:
tremani Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome tutorial! Very good job of explaining everything!
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:iconnethka:
Nethka Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Student General Artist
Really thank you! :hug:
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DarthHoney Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great tutorial! This is going to be so helpful and I fnd it really interesting to see how other artists are using watercolor. Thank you so much for sharing =D
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