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Old 10-19-2012, 10:43 PM   #5
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I think you did a great job too. I really loved the shading.

I always practice on a scrap of the same paper type I am using for my project until I get the right color formula. I have found that paper reacts differently every time you color even if it's the same brand, same type. Weather conditions are the biggest culprit to paper behavior.

I do use aquapainters but not for watercoloring. I prefer traditional brushes. I feel like I have better control. I have friends who prefer the aquapainters for better control. I think it's one of those tools that feels right to the artist. If that makes any sense. Have you tried brushes?

Blender pens- I don't really use them for traditional watercoloring.

There is a great thread that several of us watercolorists have posted at- Water color chatter. Lots of tips and tricks.

Dini is amazing with her aquapainter. She has posted on the above thread too. Hope that helps.
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