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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 The old version was a bit outdated so I made a new one!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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sleepless-stars Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Thank you for sharing!!
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serenciel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist General 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 Writer
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  New Deviant 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  New Deviant 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
Such a beautiful tutorial. owo
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KAkkoiITO 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 Traditional 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  Hobbyist 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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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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Objection06 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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Storytelleri Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student General Artist
This looks interesting and inspiring. *-*
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bluekomadori Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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OminousEcho Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
there are a lot files on that link for the brushes.  Do you use all of them/Do I need to download all of them? And also is the water color brush made by Kyle? Cause idk if Im willing to buy something like that seeing as Im new to digital art.
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bluekomadori Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everything's in the tutorial! I showed which brushes I use in the last step. 
Kyle's brushes are not there, you have to buy them. But they are only a shortcut, you can achieve the same effect with Sai ones. So you don't really need them :)
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SlimeCloudBeta Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can download the Sai brushes but I can't download the file I need to open them in Sai. 
Was there a step I forgotten?
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joolzanfire Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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bluekomadori Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh a really cool Deidara!! I love how he came out!! :D
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joolzanfire Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :3 Your tutorial was super helpful!
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daisydearest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
One of my friends recently did a drawing using this tutorial and shared the link back to it. I couldn't help but want to try to do one as well now!  I LOVE the brushes, and WOW... My texture pack just went from 2 different textures to a WHOLE collection thank you SO SO MUCH for sharing with everyone.

Definitely want to work on brushes for it too now!
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bluekomadori Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear that you like the brushes!!! :D
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Regoleta Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank youuu!!! this is wonderful!
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bluekomadori Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!! :D
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Kiiaska98 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel like this is a stupid question but how do I put those files in Sai ;__;?
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bluekomadori Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's an explanation how to install those brushes: bluekomadori.tumblr.com/post/9…
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Kiiaska98 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK thank you it worked!!
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Estellanara Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
This effect looks really great ! I don't have SAI so I wonder how to reproduce it without the fringe thing but I will gave it a try !
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bluekomadori Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that it's also possible to achieve similar effect in photoshop
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FluffySyko Featured By Owner Edited Oct 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi, I used your tutorial on one of my sketches, thanks a lot for the great technique ~

Here : Digitally Watercolored Sora
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bluekomadori Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow it came out great!! I love kingdom hearts :D
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FluffySyko Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much D:
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theanimemaster2 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
your tutorial was super helpful!
I made this with it
fav.me/d84ero5 
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