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sirensrising
« on: August 11, 2007 04:44:52 PM »

I'm not sure what to call this...any ideas?



(crappy scan, sorry)

Pencil, watercolours and ink on an 8x8" canvas board (that I think is only meant for acrylics and oils, but it gives the watercolours an unusual look, I think). I usually bog things down with photos, so I'm just posting the one two (Tongue) here this time, but there are more on my blog if you're interested.

I'd love to know what you think!
This is the first finished piece like this I've done in a long time (maybe ever! It's my first time using one of those boards anyway and I haven't painted in forever) and the first piece I've ever really considered selling or making prints of so I'd love to hear any feedback and, if it's okay for me to ask, if you think it's saleable (don't worry mods, I'm not soliciting! Just asking for opinions, I hope that's okay). But mostly, just what you think of the artwork!

Thanks for looking!  Cheesy
« Last Edit: August 11, 2007 07:19:06 PM by sirensrising - Reason: I put up another photo to show a bit closer up. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2007 05:59:48 PM »

She's beautiful.  You did a very good job showing texture with watercolors- mine tend to look muddy.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2007 06:28:36 PM »

She's beautiful.  You did a very good job showing texture with watercolors- mine tend to look muddy.
Thank you! Mostly my watercolours are just a wash and then I give most of the textures and outlines with ink pens, but I love the way you can get different tones and those sort of "water lines" when they dry (ah, watercolours make me feel all fuzzy inside Cheesy). The canvas might have had something to do with some of the texture this time too.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2007 07:10:28 PM »

I'm loving this.  I'd like to see a series of your illustrations from this book:)

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sirensrising
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2007 07:20:17 PM »

I'm loving this.  I'd like to see a series of your illustrations from this book:)

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Thanks! Someday I would love to illustrate a fairytale or something like this.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2007 11:03:15 PM »

I'm not sure what to call this...any ideas?
 
Are you looking for a title, or what to call the medium used?

I think the painting is beautiful and well done- I also think it would be very marketable. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2007 11:33:07 PM »

I love the faces your drawings and paintings have, and the texture of the tree and her hair are great.

I,too, think it would be marketable.
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2007 04:07:39 AM »

That's so beautiful. All the detailed lines on the tree bark and in her hair really add to the piece. It does look saleable.
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2007 07:00:39 AM »

I'm not sure what to call this...any ideas?
 
Are you looking for a title, or what to call the medium used?
I'm looking for a title - so far all I've got is Red Riding Hood, which might be a bit boring Tongue Although actually, if anyone has any idea on how to seal the medium (the watercolours on the canvas) I'd be very appreciative! Since it's not what it's for, I think if I were to wet it I could probably move the paint around, still.


Thank you all very much for your kind words  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2007 01:21:24 PM »

I'm looking for a title - so far all I've got is Red Riding Hood, which might be a bit boring Tongue Although actually, if anyone has any idea on how to seal the medium (the watercolours on the canvas) I'd be very appreciative! Since it's not what it's for, I think if I were to wet it I could probably move the paint around, still.
Maybe just call it Red. The viewers brain will fill in the rest Cheesy
Yes, the paint would move around if you got it wet...maybe an  acrylic spray sealer (several light coats) would seal it
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2007 01:53:38 PM »

I'm looking for a title - so far all I've got is Red Riding Hood, which might be a bit boring Tongue Although actually, if anyone has any idea on how to seal the medium (the watercolours on the canvas) I'd be very appreciative! Since it's not what it's for, I think if I were to wet it I could probably move the paint around, still.
Maybe just call it Red. The viewers brain will fill in the rest Cheesy
Yes, the paint would move around if you got it wet...maybe an  acrylic spray sealer (several light coats) would seal it
That was my working title!  Cheesy
Do you mean just a regular spray fixative? The other thing I was thinking was painting on some sort of sealing gloss, but I'm not sure. The problem with spray fixative is that it can change the colours and I'm not sure how it affects watercolours or canvas, let alone them together!
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2007 04:30:30 PM »

I love this picture.  If I was naming it I'd be thinking about what RRH is thinking.  She doesn't look worried or fearful, even though we can see that lurking wolf.  You mightn't even need to mention her "official" name because in our culture the story is so well known.  The expression in her face is wonderful and I'm finding it thought provoking. Congratulations on this lovely piece.
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2007 04:35:04 PM »

I love this picture.  If I was naming it I'd be thinking about what RRH is thinking.  She doesn't look worried or fearful, even though we can see that lurking wolf.  You mightn't even need to mention her "official" name because in our culture the story is so well known.  The expression in her face is wonderful and I'm finding it thought provoking. Congratulations on this lovely piece.
Thanks so much!  Smiley
(I'm glad you spotted the wolf too  Wink)
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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2007 11:33:11 PM »

Do you mean just a regular spray fixative? The other thing I was thinking was painting on some sort of sealing gloss, but I'm not sure. The problem with spray fixative is that it can change the colours and I'm not sure how it affects watercolours or canvas, let alone them together!
It is like a spray fixative, but where that is designed for pencil-chalk and paper there are spray varnishes for paints- a wide assortment at art supply stores. I recommend one that is made by a known art supply manufacture rather than a generic company. This is also available in bottles so you can brush it on. I know brushing and spraying will both work with the canvas- I would be leery of brushing across the watercolor with a sealer- this may smear it before it is sealed where a spray works more gradually and you do not have to saturate the painting- just use several thin coats.
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« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2007 06:16:25 AM »

Do you mean just a regular spray fixative? The other thing I was thinking was painting on some sort of sealing gloss, but I'm not sure. The problem with spray fixative is that it can change the colours and I'm not sure how it affects watercolours or canvas, let alone them together!
It is like a spray fixative, but where that is designed for pencil-chalk and paper there are spray varnishes for paints- a wide assortment at art supply stores. I recommend one that is made by a known art supply manufacture rather than a generic company. This is also available in bottles so you can brush it on. I know brushing and spraying will both work with the canvas- I would be leery of brushing across the watercolor with a sealer- this may smear it before it is sealed where a spray works more gradually and you do not have to saturate the painting- just use several thin coats.
Thank you very much! I'll look out for that!
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