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Rainbow Watercolor Process by Lucky978 Rainbow Watercolor Process by Lucky978
Hey guys! A lot of people have been asking for this. One of my most faq is how I personally go about doing a watercolor background, and how to keep the edges so clean. Well, there are a thousand ways to do this, but personally I use this method:
1. Lightly sketch out the subject
2. Wet most of the area I want to fill in the background
3. Paint carefully around the subject, and get the background design I want
4. Wait for the background to dry
5. Paint the subject! :D

I don't use any masking fluid or anything like that.
Maybe I'll do a full tutorial sometime. I liked this picture, so I thought I might as well share it.
In the background I have PH martin's concentrated watercolors. They are very bright and vibrant :3
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:iconlaurenlulu57:
Laurenlulu57 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
What brand of watercolor do you use and what kind of watercolor paper do you use? Does anyone know?
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sweetieamy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 in her description she says she uses PH martin's concentrated watercolor and in a different tutorial i think i saw that she uses bristol watercolor paper...
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Nellielle7613 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase do a full tutorial >.<!! not because i wanna copy your technique and la-dee-dah, but i just wanna see a pro at work >.<!!!
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thexyz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Do you dilute the colors, or drop them right on to the paper? Also what colors of PH do you recommend? I just got a set of rainbows inspired by your work here, but I cannot seem to get the same effect. Requesting tutorial! :)
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:iconikena:
ikena Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love iiiiiiiiiiiiit! :D
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IceCrystalTheAlicorn Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
OOOoooOOOOoooo....... Nice job!!
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:iconialdatk:
IaldaTK Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Is this wet onto wet for the blending part in the background?
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:iconangela808:
angela808 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
What typ of paint it that?
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:iconfrost8paw:
Frost8Paw Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Trust me, I am your no 1 fan!!! You are making great things...
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:iconvalkyrie-skarsten:
Valkyrie-Skarsten Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, pretty cool! I'm not too good with watercolors, but I'll sure try your method to this kind of art!(:
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TheSoulCollector101 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Love it.
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fivethousandtrees Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Writer
Your art makes me want to take an art class. I have not taken one in like almost 9 years. Thanks for saying what you use: the PH martin's concentrated watercolors.
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MikuLeekLover01 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job, very rainbowy
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:iconleasmile:
LeaSmile Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautyful ! you are amazing
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:iconzakuro-rainbow:
zakuro-rainbow Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
woow beautiful!
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:iconroseandbeast:
RoseandBeast Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
omfg!....*crys8 this is just beautiful!
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:iconsamanthaarnold:
SamanthaArnold Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! Please do a full tutorial. :D This is awesome by the way. :)
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm working on one :D Thank you!!
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:iconsamanthaarnold:
SamanthaArnold Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY! and No problem. :P
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2-my-cynical-crowzz Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ERMAHGERD! AWESOMENESS!!! :3
:squee: :squee: :squee:
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KurushimiFutago Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool~ It would be awesome if you did a full tutorial~

FuK~u
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:iconneonfluzzycat:
Neonfluzzycat Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
I really wish I could paint so amazingly as you
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:iconcarampark:
carampark Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this looks great
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:iconchey4ever:
Chey4ever Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW very nice :D
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:iconlottiemanga:
lottiemanga Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
aww this is so cool!
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:iconpelukitty:
Pelukitty Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is awesome!!
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:iconlithster177:
Lithster177 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Wow it's really awesome and beautiful!! <3
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:iconshalezee:
Shalezee Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
it's so beautiful... :> maybe I'll try to do sth like this :D love the idea :D
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:icontaschaachan:
TaschaaChan Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is amazing! ^^
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dragon-man13 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! this is a really neet start there o0
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DeadlyCynder Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, Plz make a tutorial!!!!
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:iconbleachrox95:
Bleachrox95 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Artist
its already pretty
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:iconbeaneyman:
Beaneyman Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Beatiful and inspired !
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:iconinuyasha3392:
Inuyasha3392 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
That is beautiful :D
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:iconrosey996:
rosey996 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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furinshika Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
:thumbsup: OMG, i am SO getting those watercolours O_O
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FOXBITEHEART Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Soooo cool! ;3
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:iconkittyocat:
kittyocat Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
so....AMAZING !!!!!! <3
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jesus33chick Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!! I just completed a watercolor assignment for my art class and realized how much I detest working with watercolors. However, this is BEAUTIFUL. I love it!! Looks a thousand times better than how mine turned out haha. Keep it up!!! (:
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ObsidianWolph Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful <3
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:iconlunarartist1:
LunarArtist1 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's so pretty
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Doc-inc Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional
I always enjoy looking at these
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asemharun Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work!!
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Edo-Wonka Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you ever used gouache or watered-down acrylics? (both achieve similar effects to each other, to me)

I know acrylics aren't really meant for that but I like them because they get a fantastic color but stay nice and smooth, too.

Not that you should change medium! I like this a lot o:
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Jael73 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Choking on the awesome epicness...
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:iconleomis:
Leomis Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I really wish I could do something like this, but with melted crayons...
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tokiohotelfan02 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!
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whitestar1213 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
how do u do that
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Iatethecheese Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah. Just Woah.
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