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Firehawk: WIP Overview by emla Firehawk: WIP Overview by emla
WIP photos from the creation of this painting:



It's not much of a tutorial, more like an overview of my process on that piece. I'll need to take more exhaustive WIPs on a painting to be able to make a proper presentation, but I hope that people find these interesting.

As for my technique with the smoke, contrary to popular belief rewetting a watercolor painting does not automatically destroy everything you've put down so far! You just need to know your paints, and how they act when you rewet them. AND wait until the previous wash is bone dry; I find that a hairdryer helps if you're impatient about that sort of thing. Play around on some scrap paper to find out how much abuse your paints will take!
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kusakaice Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome this really helped :)
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WizardyOz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Holy smoke!!! This is amazing~!!!! XD
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emla Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional
Thanks!
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Fumettisto Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work! What did you use do draw the outlines in the finished picture?
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emla Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional
The line work is all watercolor in this painting.
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chotabear Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Lovely bird and beautiful colours !!!
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emla Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional
Thank you!
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mrsorrentino Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Very Very Cool!!! Now do a WIP on that cool glow effect you do ;)
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emla Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional
Hmm, the good old wet-on-dry technique? I guess I should do a WIP of that... people are so scared about rewetting their paintings sometimes.
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teriathanin Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for this! :)
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thereallinebyline Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
So that's how it works! This makes me really want to try some painting. Truly awesome. thanks.
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Kettlehead Featured By Owner May 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for WIPs, I find them super helpful.
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous piece, and thanks for the WIP!
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bonefish Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing your WIP shots and tips. I've been tempted to try my hand at watercolor again, and this is very useful for conceptualizing the process.
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Hyourin Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Very awesome! You make it look so easy P':
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vilijntje Featured By Owner May 8, 2011   Filmographer
Thanks for sharing this! Very interesting to see how you work :)
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allytha Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool to see your process on this!
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