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« on: May 13, 2009 03:39:32 PM »

I painted this guy with watercolors about 2 months ago to use as a theme for my blog titled (Me) and the Blogmonster. I was pretty please with the way the picture turned out... I didn't have a plan on colors, but it came together okay.




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My favorite is his little molars...
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009 04:03:49 PM »

Wow that looks awesome! I really love working with water colors.
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009 05:07:05 PM »

Wow, the colors on this are amazing. I envy your skills with water colors. Granted, I really never have given them a good try, but I love the look of them. Very good job.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009 08:52:36 PM »

Wow, the colors on this are amazing. I envy your skills with water colors. Granted, I really never have given them a good try, but I love the look of them. Very good job.

Thanks!!! I used to do a lot with acrylics, but could never get any finished paintings to look as vibrant as with watercolors. I just use the kiddie-box style solid watercolors and I've been surprised at how well things turn out.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009 10:04:18 PM »

that is so cute!
i love the colors their amazing
i sometimes paint with water color but it NEVER turns out like this :\
tips?
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009 05:36:03 AM »

that is so cute!
i love the colors their amazing
i sometimes paint with water color but it NEVER turns out like this :\
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I'm no expert, myself, but what I try to do is find the balance between using too much water and too little. If I use too much water, it ends up being pastel-ish and soft and girly looking. If I don't use enough, and there's way too much pigment on the brush, it looks too hard and I think they look like marker drawings or something.

I like to use a bit of water and kind of let it sit on the paint pot a minute so lots of paint dissolves into it and it becomes really dark, then I add more water either to the paper as I'm painting, or to the pot.

I hope some of that made any sense!!!  Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009 03:30:41 PM »

Oh, I love this!! I admire the watercolours but have always been under the impression it is much harder than acrylics?
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2009 05:29:26 PM »

Oh, I love this!! I admire the watercolours but have always been under the impression it is much harder than acrylics?

Hmm, I wouldn't say harder. Just different. My experience isn't really extensive, though, and I've never really learned any real technique. I would LOVE to take some art classes some day.

Just try to paint with some watercolors, mess around a bit. You might fall in love! I've also used my acrylics in a watercolor style. I'll post an old set of paintings I did with acrylic to look like watercolor, then link back to it.

EDIT: here's the link to those http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305022.0
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2009 07:44:25 PM »

I have seen another painting on here recently where someone used the same techinque. Yours are truly beautiful!! I find working with acrylics (and I am quite new) somewhat difficult because they are goopy and I always seem to texturize my paintings lol when I don't mean to. You've def kicked me ass into trying this...again, you paintings in this thread and your link are beautiful!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2009 08:45:02 PM »

I love your little monster! The colours are so crisp and all of the little details are amazing.

I really like the lady bugs, the confused stars, the molars... oh hell, I love it all. Cheesy
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