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Sai watercolor tutorial + brushes, Sai file by bluekomadori Sai watercolor tutorial + brushes, Sai file by bluekomadori
Tutorial on how I make digital watercolors in Sai. The old version was a bit outdated so I made a new one!
It's also on tumblr: bluekomadori.tumblr.com/post/9…

And here you can find a few useful links:
  1. You can download the Sai file of this picture here: link 
  2. Video process of painting another picture: link
  3. The old watercolor tutorial: link
  4. Sai brushes (none of them is made by me) link + file you need to open them in Sai: link
  5. Awesome watercolor brushes made by Kyle T Webster: link

Here’s the finished painting: link

EDIT: OMG my second DD!!! :o (Eek)  I feel so honored... ;_; I can't find words to express how grateful I am to :iconotkurzacz: and :iconnazegoreng: for suggesting it and :iconpiratelotus-stock: for featuring!! *Free Icon/Emote* Toothless (Love it!)  Thank you very very much!!! 

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[Stock & Resources] Suggester says, "It's one of the best and easiest digital watercolour tutorials I've ever found on dA!" Sai watercolor tutorial + brushes, Sai file by bluekomadori  (Also suggested by Nazegoreng  ) ( Suggested by Otkurzacz and Featured by PirateLotus-Stock )
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Kiiro-nee-san Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
It actually  helped me for my traditional artwork too
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AnimatorMX Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
i overwrite the all the filses even start sai and the brushes wont work :''''''''''(
no mAtter what HAAALP!!!
IT shows leaves but it looks like a normal pen brush

EDIT:  

OH SILLY ME LOL I had the brush tip opacty on 0
IT WORKS THANKS I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
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MyLittleAsspit Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anyone else having problem with these? i do exactly what the tutorials says. :( why cant i have them pretty brushes?
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:iconaclockworkkitten:
AClockworkKitten Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
The brush files are in the description.
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ValDanX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for this, I love to collect new ways to color in PTS. I am an avid PTSer
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AdvanceRun Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Here I show how how to copy ALL names of the files fast into a text  list automatically.  fav.me/d9nrxo0  Hope it saves you a little more time .
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AClockworkKitten Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
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raku-t-h-r-a Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH 
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:iconkouyouko:
KouYouko Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your tutorial was extremely handfull!! Thank you sooo much!!! *-*  <3
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Eninaj27 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial is just epic!! Thank you for sharing amazing stuff like this to help artists. I didn't know it's possible to draw so watercolor alike with Paint Tool Sai. ♥
Just one question, where can I get the "leaves texture" for the watercolor tool? I poorly don't have it.
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:iconrandompri:
RandomPri Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015   General Artist
Awesome tutorial!  going to check it out! 
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samueltcopp Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome stuff. I will try this. Love the style. GREAT!
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Jamie5m Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i cant get the brushes to work right for me? when i make them, it looks totally different. i dont know what im doing wrong :(
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theclevercarrot Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Great tutorial! Used the brushes here: theclevercarrot.deviantart.com…
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RamosGarciaArt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!! *-*
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opgezwolle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!!Thank you!!
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Funeyim Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Thank you so much!! >.<
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DoodleKnots Featured By Owner Edited Sep 11, 2015
Sorry to ask rookie questions... Im new to coloring in sai since all I have done is just using sketch/ink linearts.
Also my English is not too good so sorry if I did not cross the point correctly...

I already paid for the actual version of sai (I cannot download the pirated version because I do not want to face of risk of losing my new laptop...
How do I open the files for the brushes since I already have sai?
It didn't have any window popping up to download or anything like that.
Also my sai only has default textures...
I checked on deviantart for leaves texture but there are none for for sai I see....
So I cannot really get the effect I want for my brush/market settings...
How do I fix that?

Also I kinda do not know how to go with this, but the only time I did saw other textures was in the botmap file on but everything was labeled "no". How do I turn those features on? (if thats the correct way of saying it)
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Yuu-ah Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
Thanks so much for an awesome tutorial :) 
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MoreMadness Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
Eyh ! Just saying I followed your tutorial and it really helped me ! ^.^
Thank you !
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Ewalynn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this tutorial and sharing your technique! :meow:
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sleepless-stars Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Thank you for sharing!!
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serenciel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
so pretty! thank you for sharing! .:Happy star:. 
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yukarishii Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Student
Woow, It's help me so much!
I aways belive it's a handwork, but this mode is soo more viable.

Thank you for this tutorial! I really apreciate.
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DubiousTemp Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Yay!
I'll gonna try it out, but I think it'll take some time before I get good at coloring.
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WendyLine Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing!
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Pokekid963 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love you.
I love you so much.
Thank you for being such a beautiful person.
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CNDeviant Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GOD.... this tutorial is so AWESOME!Shocked  Thanks for sharing :squee: 
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jakedreamer6 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Fennekin Braixen y Delplox son unos de mis pokemons favoritos el primero es Gardevoir
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lila79 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this useful tuto !
I tried something lila79.deviantart.com/art/Big-…
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Chaosreign Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a beautiful tutorial. owo
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Citrine-K Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to thank you for sharing the brushes! I look forward to using them in my future drawings.  :) The tutorial was also useful!
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Aevspeare Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student General Artist
thank you so much for the tutorial and brushes! :la:

used it here: fav.me/d8n5wur
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Hntpo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow the render is beautiful, thanks ! :)
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Deadlytwins Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This tutorial deserves a gold medal, really, it´s easy to understand and the results are great!!
Thanks you very very much for making this amazing tutorial :la:
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Cheetah-Of-Darkness Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student General Artist
This looks great! Where did you get bar 1m overlay? :o
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xXxButterflysxXx Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Rory221B Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial!
It wasn't easy at the beginning but I think I'm getting better and I hope I'll improve using this tecnique!
Here's my (second) try: Nightcrawler Valentine's Card *Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (So exciting!) 
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D-TRiK Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student General Artist
*everything is so clear now*
this works like 100%
even though I had to compensate for the tools or settings that I dont have for certain things (for some reason) it stills works really well!
thanks for the tutorial!!
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:iconbellisaurus:
Bellisaurus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
This is so useful! Looks amazing, thank you so much for sharing <3
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DogMango Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow amazing!!
And ur lineart is very good
How do u get it so crispy and clean
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waterwolf996 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
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waterwolf996 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
thank you alot for making this tutorialHug 
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waterwolf996 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i just wanted to ask you how to download brushes for sai?
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Kimkun06 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial helped me out WAY TOO MUCH!
Other than I learned more about the texture settings, it also helped me to create even Better artwork! :D
I managed to successfully make a nice present, and satisfy myself with a recent artwork of mine, and it takes A LOT for me to be satisfied!

Again Thank you so much! And Keep being awesome! 
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Ikalye Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Artist
Very nice tutorial! *W*
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dorito-dude Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
so i wanted to download the brushes from the pack, and when i try to convert them, some files are missing. ex i.gyazo.com/dcfe0e1e1eedfca57a… ( the brushes are on the left and sai on the right)
what do i do? 
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Mig515 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I love this so much! I found it on Tumblr and I just had to try it! You're super amazing! This really deserves a DD. It helped so much peeps to try out a water color style on Paint Tool SAI :heart:

Here's my take on your lovely tutorial! mig515.deviantart.com/art/Adve…
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Cerulians Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Thank you so much! I can't wait to try out, OMG! :D
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bluekomadori Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm happy to hear that you like it!
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