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:: Fun with Watercolors :: by stoic1985 :: Fun with Watercolors :: by stoic1985
This is a second attempt at watercolors. Original size of paper was A2 and the theme was 'apple' with no refs so they end up looking kinda abstract. Which is your favourite?

I must say I learned a lot about controlling the water flow, which is never easy since the colors tend to bleed and create fugly smears and water stains. It's still not very good, but I hope to improve with time.

Time taken: Around 3 hours.
Tools: Cold-pressed watercolor paper, Mantegna Water Colors, color contrast tweaked in PS.

Oh, btw art school rocks. :)
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beyondblonde1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
I like the second from the left on the bottom. I like it when the colors bleed into each other
and mix. I'm just learning to paint with watercolors. Are the colors supposed to stay seperate? I don't know.
I like these, though, although they look more like abstract earths to me! Thank you for this work.
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stoic1985 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
This work is so old it's almost embarrassing, but I am glad you like these. There are a few approaches to watercolors, but what differentiates it from other medium is its water flow and transparency. The bleeding and mixing can be fun but it requires tons of practice to get it to "look right" without undesirable spills and a muddled painting.

There are those who paint watercolors in an opaque manner with minimum water flow a la acrylics, but that undermines the nature of watercolors personally.

Hope that helps, watercolors are oodles (and puddles) of fun. :)
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frozenpandaman Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Student Artist
I love the colors! :)
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stoic1985 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you! Watercolors are tons of fun. :)
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ladyobsidian Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
You could most likely sell this...
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stoic1985 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you, that's very kind of you. ^^
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imaginarium Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Hobbyist
Yes, you lucky art school-child! Nice stuff here.:D It could be hanging off a gallery wall...in the modernist gallery...:)
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stoic1985 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the +50 morale boost! :D :D
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TwelveOpiumPoppies Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
XDDDDD

*cough*better, a lot better*cough*

seriously, it's quite pretteh. :3
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stoic1985 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you, the grueling battle with water colors continue every week!
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