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Watercolour tutorial by LucieOn Watercolour tutorial by LucieOn
Kind of, sort of tutorial. It's more walk-through my painting process. I hope it will be useful to you.
For constructing the knotworks - as I'm still learning that, I really don't feel entitled to give advice about it. Anyway, if you're interested in this art, I can recommend you two great books - Celtic art: Method of construction by George Bain nad Celtic knotwork by his son Ian Bain. The first book has more intuitive approach, although it's not always easy to understand. The second one is more technical, yet very systematic and comprehensible.

Finished picture can be found here: [link]
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Honeebunny Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for this! i'm no good at watercolor, but the part with the stones helped me with a digital picture i did. :3
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :) Yes, the principles can be applied to digital works, why not. I actually used the gems just recently for a design for a poster at work :D
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, what a fantastic and detailed Tutorial!! Thank you so much for this! This is great and I'm totally sure I can learn something from this :)
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you find it useful :)
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RunePixie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Two great books. Good recommendation :D
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They most certainly are! I think I like the one by George Bain a little bit more - I prefer the looser style :)
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RebelAtoli Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Writer
The link to the finished picture is broken :(
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's fixed now :)
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Anemoritos Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Woa this is amazing!!!!!! i defenetly want to try it out!!! Thank you for this tutorial !!
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug: And good luck if you decide to try!
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Sarcastic-Squirrel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Very helpful, and the jemstones are amazing!
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you think so! :hug:
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ColorBloX Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
So interesting! Great tutorial... Hadn't known how to archive a transparent effect :)
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you find it useful :)
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AthenaStorm Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing! This is my project for tomorrow! (with my own sketch of coarse)
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :) Let me know about the result!
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FStop231 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tutorial!
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it!
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BenjiiBen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow this looks amazing! :)
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ElysianImagery Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I cant tell you how helpful this has been. I would love to do a similar style of image so that way I can try to follow the step by step. I will of course reference not only the original you did of this but also the step by step and link back to your gallery.
It would be great once I get it posted and referenced to have you do a full critique on my piece so that way I can really start to learn :)
Im on a mission this year to really push my watercolor abilities and let me tell you, you seem like you would be an AMAZING teacher!
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your kind words :) Feel free to use the tutorial in any way you need it. Also, if you had any questions about watercolor, don't hesitate to ask :)
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I was searching for this for ages, and finally found it! Thanks for putting this together. It's absolutely staggering.
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, those are kind words from such a talented watercolorist as yourself :)
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Halogenhamster Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This tutorial is wonderful! But I have a question. If you're going to highlight tiny areas, what would you suggest to apply the white goache with?
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it. I apply white gouache with tiny brushes :) Most of my brushes are tiny anyway :)
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Halogenhamster Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I see, thanks so much for replying. I have a bad habit of drawing small heads, with TINY eyes. So I resort to using a toothpick in white poster colour
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Toothpick might work too, or a needle :)
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twinkletinker Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011   General Artist
Wow! You have a lot of patience!!! The final result is impressive!!!! Thanks for sharing your techniques! :D
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do! Only when it comes to painting, though :) Plus I've already found a quicker way of painting the knotworks :D I am too lazy to put it in a tutorial, though.
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twinkletinker Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011   General Artist
:giggle: I'm also just patient when it comes to painting... there extra patience there I lack in my other endeavors :giggle:
:D :hug:
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piecees Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is amazing......very very amazing:wow:
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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piecees Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure:)
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Basike-Crowolf Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank for sharing :D
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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Bunnypuma Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! Thank you for sharing! ^^
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Bunnypuma Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome~
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ChocoHeaven Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. thanks..
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LucieOn Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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Oksyderfia Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great I must say...
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it.
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Maziaja Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Thank you very much for this tutorial! I love stones *_*
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional
Thank you for taking the time to do this
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Moon-Leaf-Studios Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial. The effects you created will especially come in handy. Thanks Again!
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iamthemonkeyhead Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Thank you.
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :)
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was great! Very informative :)
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