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Rainbow Wolf Watercolor Tutorial by Lucky978 Rainbow Wolf Watercolor Tutorial by Lucky978
Hey guys <3 This was a labor of love :D If you have any questions, feel free to ask! I plan on making more of these, so if you have any requests or whatever please shoot away!

If you end up using this in any future projects, I would love to see the final results! :D

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kalaimariaselvan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really HELPFUL work. Thz brother
DriftingStreams Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I find this really helpful since I am starting to get use with watercolor! :D
jdcourtice Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing! 
Yatzstar Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How long have you been creating art? Are you self-taught? If not, kindly refer me to the demon you sold your soul to in order to gain such awesome art skills :lol:
Iron-Pancake Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those concentrated watercolours aren't lightfast, how to you stop them from fading?
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I find that they don't fade too quickly, and once they start fading it is only to a certain extent.  To be safe, many of my pure watercolor drawings are kept in binders, UV protected frames, or in a spot that doesn't see much sunlight; however, most of the time I only use those watercolor for accents or a base layer.  Then I go over top of them with maker, colored pencil, and other materials. Sometimes there isn't much watercolor showing when I am finished. 
magikwolf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Professional Artist
Is smooth or Vellum Bristol board paper and was other type of paper is good to use?
96037 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2015  Professional
I have alot to learn about color theory, but your tutorial is so thorough, i would love to see more. I hope I afford to support your patreon someday and wish you the best on your artistical journey as you have helped on mine. ^_^…
KysonKyoko Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015   General Artist
It's been a while since you made this tutorial. You're real good at explaining each step. Since you made this "Water Color" tutorial, I was curious if you could make a "Water Color Pencil" tutorial for us? 
sweetieamy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I tried out your tip for making that splash look by adding pigment and blowing at it. Here's the finish product that I thought I should share with you. =D…
FishingJB Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! I'm looking something like this!! :happybounce:
AkatsukiLoverXDX3 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I think I might atually use this to make a gift for someone I know. I'm not good at painting, but I really think I wanna do that for this particular design. :3
KatelynL09 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial!!! This will help me so much in the future! I'm practicing drawing wolves and with this tutorial, it will look amazing! Thank you! :D (Big Grin) 
muffings Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't believe that started out as a simple sketch o.o
skepticaI Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Writer
do you dip the brushes in the acrylic ink, or do you use the dropper, orrr ...?
L-Michelle-SA Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Thankyou so much! Really helpful!
HippieFlower021 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Do you mind if I use your water color style and make it my own? I love to draw and I want to paint. I will give you credit if I post them but I don't like I will.
Thank you...
Furnami Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Would just the fur part work ok with watercolor pencils? One of my dads co-workers got some for me since she liked my other traditional work, and I would like to do something similar to this on a thank you card I am making for her.
Tigereyes6302 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just about to ask this question! :D
LyricalxM0nst3r Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

you got me interested in painting but I have a lot to go

um one queshion im not very good at sketching so how would I be able to draw wild life better?

Drake-Darkess Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The main thing with sketching is practice c: When it comes to wildlife, it is good to simply observe plants, and practice drawing what you see. For animals, it always helps to look up their skeletal and muscle structures. You don't have do any kind of in depth research, just observe how the bones and muscles affect the look of the animal itself. Simply observe how something curves or pokes out. If you at least have a basic understanding of how the bones and muscles should look, it will help you in drawing it. Does that help you any? c:
LyricalxM0nst3r Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
yea very much ;w; thank you very much ;o;
Drake-Darkess Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :3 But just remember to practice, practice, practice!
LyricalxM0nst3r Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
yeah i guess so :D
SailorMeowMeow Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
SpiritWolfxX Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Do you need to paint this on a confess, or on water color paper?
TheLadyCrawley Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What watercolours do you use? Like what brand?
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am particularly fond of Dr. PH Martin's concentrated watercolors :)  I use to use Van Gogh watercolors though. 
crochetkitty29 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
great tutorial, may I ask what brand of water color you use. And what other kinds of water color would work with this tutorial
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey! I am using Dr. PH Martin's concentrated watercolors in this tutorial; however, many brands would work with this!  It might be sort of hard to get the same effect with cheaper brands like roseart and crayola, but if you know what you're doing you might even be able to get those to work for you. 
crochetkitty29 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
cool! Thanks :) and may I ask if acrylic can work with this ( well not counting the ink splash effect )
TheLadyCrawley Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a great tutorial, and I absolutely love your work! It's gorgeous and colourful, and you have incredible talent:)
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww!~ Thank you very much! :D <3
LiLiatX Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing tutorial and I am curious to ask... What kind of watercolor brand do you use? The colors are so vibrant and beautiful *o*
UntamedRayne Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love your work! The subjects and bright colors are incredible. :D I really hope to be able to paint like this someday. :) (Smile)  
vivekmuni Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely you should go on working like this to inspire many people. Thanks !
arturtuks Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thaks lucky! this tutorial is without borders and people living anywhere in the world can learn from it.
like me who live in Brazil and beyond to inspire this tutorial will help me conquer my own experiences.
Dapplefire123 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow this is great! I could possibly do that, I just don't know where to get all those watercolors! And I cant draw wolves like that XD could u make a guess on where you could get watercolors and how much?
KokoKiero Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thank you so much for the amazing tutorial! I tried it out again digitally. [link]
Oukami-SuGo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial - thank you! =)
Willow998 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
anniestar13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i would like your permission to try this with pencil but NOT to upload. Just to practice wolves. This awesome BTW! must take long.
melii-lilyy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Magic ! Very good tuto !
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RenjiLover14 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I absolutely love your artwork and would like to know what brand of watercolors do you use? They kinda look like the tops are like a type of droplet tool? If you can get back to me as soon as you can I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks! :)
Hi Lucky978

I love this tutorial. So I have try it. I do it with acrylics because I hadn't any watercolor. I hope you like it and I'm open for any criticism.

Art: [link]
xXShiningstar Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this! I love your artwork and use of color and always wondered how you managed so many colors while keeping the painting... together. I got a lot of inspiration from you for my art style this year (working mainly with oil paints) for color, and you do an amazing job using so many colors without them clashing- thank you again for this it's a great insight to your work! <3
BaneEden Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Its amazing how you paint with watercolors :aww: :heart:
bioeve Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Saw this a few days ago and decided to paint it for my art class... didn't turn out well for me XD I'm a bad painter lol
Babydoll-chan Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx so much u are so awesome and talanted :heart:
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