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    Not bad at all. I like the sky cow with the crown. I could see that as part of a children's book with those watercolors.
    Keep at it!

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    Thank you.

    It was a lot more fun than I thought it would be, so I'll definitely do it again some time.

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    Try painting on thicker watercolour paper - I hated watercolours initially, but the thicker paper transforms the behavior of the water, with the absorbency and the even drying quality that cartridge paper never has.

    Also: Advice which should be beaten in all beginning Watercolourists every morning with a stick - wait for each wash to fully dry before you move onto the next colour. Otherwise colours flow mesilly into one another.

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    ^^^Agreed.


    The colours are made to be mixed but they mix in a more controlled way when you let the 1st layer dry.

    I wish I could show the piece I'm working on right now. It's an animation style drawing coloured with watercolour. First I made the wash over the whole picture and it was a gradient from dark blue to light light blue. Next, I painted the 1st layer of colour for each character(ie. their clothes/skin/etc). Next, I went over each colour again and made it stronger, leaving out some parts to be highlights. After that, I'll go in again and make the deep shadows.

    If I'm feeling brave, I'll try some atmospheric effects like sunlight by applying yellow over the character.

    I definitely suggest the thicker paper. It's expensive but it's worth it just for the fact that it won't ripple like thin paper does with repeated applications of paint.

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