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Thread: watercolor + felt pen branch tutorial (ar 3 Studio Pro)

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    watercolor + felt pen branch tutorial (ar 3 Studio Pro)

    here is the technique I used to make textured branches using watercolor, felt pen, chalk and a little touch of sticker spray.
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    1. start by making a watercolor stroke close to the color shown
    2. click on the transparency lock (the little lock) on the layer
    3. now using the felt pen setting I made called gz soft pastel select a darker brown tint and go over the watercolor stroke.
    4. select a lighter tint of that color and use the chalk preset called gz texture chalk and go over the branch again on the same layer (transparency lock still on)
    5. select the sticker spray and select the gz a paint splatter preset
    using a lighter tint and larger brush for larger spots and a darker tint
    and smaller brush for the smaller dark speckles

    note: you will need to place the Freckles sticker in your stickers folder if you don't already have my Freckles sticker from another thread
    the watercolor preset called gz artist watercolor goes in your watercolor preset folder
    the felt pen preset called gz soft pastel goes in your felt pen preset folder

    the oil brush preset an ultlra thin oil brush goes in your oil brush preset folder.
    the chalk preset called gz texture chalk goes in your chalk preset folder
    if you like you can sketch some lines on the branch with the an ultra thin oil brush

    that's it! enjoy!
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    here is the Freckles sticker and a painting using the technique.
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    That's a really nice look. Thanks for sharing the presets as well!
    Dave
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    thanks Dave. glad someone looked in. you're more than welcome.

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    That's a really cool tip. I always have trouble with getting the tree textures down right.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks for sharing this.

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    you are very welcome Maegan and fmc. I saw one mistake I made. I just changed it. The actual brush I used for the lines on the branch was an oil brush preset called
    an ultra thin oil brush.

    I also changed the tutorial pic to reflect the right brush.

    so you folks that tuned in early got a free very cool felt pen sketcher as well.
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    try some different combination of the brushes... experiment with textures you can make.
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    Thumbs up

    Thank you very much for your brushes!!! Your experiment is very useful!

    Please go on!

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