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01-15-2010, 06:22 AM
Hello all, this is my first attempt at watercolour in AR3, I not so happy with it in some respects but in others I am.
Has someone got some tutorials on water colour techniques.
I think I need some help.
Thanks, Paul.

01-15-2010, 07:21 AM
Thats a rather neat image, I would be well pleased with this:)

01-15-2010, 07:58 AM
Thanks for that Paul.
I cannot get the settings right and like real watercolours, once you have made a mistake it messes up the whole image.
I paint like I'm useing oils. I guess I will have to practice more.

01-15-2010, 08:30 AM
I think its very good Alien. I know what you mean though about treating it like oils, I cannot get the settings right either. Hey ho back to the drawing board. lol:)

01-15-2010, 08:35 AM
Alien I think this is fantastic,I wish I could be this good.

01-15-2010, 08:38 AM
I think you did a great job with those watercolors, Alien! This is beautiful and has great composition, too. Just keep on doing what you're doing!

01-15-2010, 08:40 AM
very nice....

Peter Pinckney
01-15-2010, 08:42 AM
Yep! That's a good one alright!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

01-15-2010, 09:57 AM
I think it is lovely!:)

01-15-2010, 12:47 PM
What a dramatic sky.... do not get discouraged... just practise and you will get there...i think i did finaly get it...:)

01-15-2010, 12:50 PM
I not so happy with it in some respects but in others I am. ........I agree....keep at it.

01-15-2010, 08:32 PM
This looks outstanding!

01-15-2010, 09:02 PM
Yeah, AT has my take nailed: Great sky!

01-15-2010, 09:19 PM
Very nice indeed. Did You use more layers?
Watercolours in AR3 are not that easy or perfectly simulating real ones, but once You discor a few tricks You may bet the more astounding marvels with a variety of settings (including the use of metallic fo some texturing).
If You wish an easy tip for avoiding some possible mess, use also the selection tool for appropriate maskings ....
The settings I use the most are the high pressure, low thinned, dry-off one on either wet paper on not and frequently mid-high levels of bleed, especially for painting wet-on wet on the same layer (an increadibly tasty feature).

01-15-2010, 10:17 PM
Thanks everyone for your views and comments.
Thanks Caesar for your tips, I'll give them a go.

01-16-2010, 05:55 PM
Lovely landscape Alien, I think the watercolour tool is hard to master, I think you've done very well.
The metal gives a nice effect to watercolour which Caesar mentioned among his other tips.

01-17-2010, 03:37 AM
This is really quite good. With the new tools in AR3, in a sense, we are working with new mediums that have not existed. So this is a pioneering work.

01-17-2010, 04:10 AM
Nicely done! Especially for a first...Wow!

01-17-2010, 04:20 AM
Ohhh...that OK, very very beautiful. Great experiment with watercolors.:D:D:D

01-17-2010, 06:44 AM
Great work with the watercolours on this. Really like the work in the clouds.