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I'm not having any luck with watercolours lately. I'm just glad I had the intuition to scan this before I ruined it.

Coloured inks, watercolour, salt, masking fluid, slight saturation adjustment in Photoshop.
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
:heart: :)
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Degare Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No luck?! Curse your humility! :shakefist:

I love this :heart: - love the autumnal colours, the salt and masking-fluid effects. Brilliant way to capture trees without the horror of painting every single effing leaf! :D
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Remember that I did ruin the original after all (I should scan it for you to see :P)

And yes, any shortcuts that keep me from drawing millions of detailed tiny things are welcome! :D
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Degare Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The devil's in the details, as they say :D
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Temrak Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
I am madly in love, how you work with watercolor. * __ * You do invent, or somewhere you take these techniques?
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, they're well-known techniques (such as using salt). I guess what makes my watercolors different is the fact that I use many layers.
Thank you *_*
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Temrak Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
I've got a lot to learn.))
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:iconalonbir:
AlonBir Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
What beauty You have turned!
I really like =)
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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jogause Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
just keep practicing. i had problems with watercolors when i first used them also. just do a bunch of doodles and practice.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I have about 10 years of practice already, and I think I master them well enough :) It's not that. Sometimes they just suddenly decide to hate me for a while. Which is fine, since I enjoy digital art too.
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jogause Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
oh - wow, you are a maestro!!! lol. Well, I loved the colors. And I understand that completely.
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jogause Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
great autumn colors
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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paradanmellow Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
mwrawr, quelle beaute! simt.. foarte fluid..

PS:
salt?
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:icongreensprite:
GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yess it's right there in the description babe <3
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haius Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist
This is really, really beautiful. Maybe you ruined it later on, but right when you scanned it, this painting was just about perfect. :D
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! I can't believe you like it so much. Thanks :)
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haius Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist
Well, you DID adjust the colors in photoshop, or something like that, so... maybe the original looks ugly...? XD
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hah no I think I actually went a teeny bit overboard with the saturation, so this version is uglier. I assure you the tweaking is minimal, anyway :p
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haius Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist
Well, then I don't know. It's very atmospheric, and has cool shapes and patterns and stuff..... Yeah, I dunno. No accounting for taste? :D
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well ok, ok, you're allowed to like it :lol: I'll shut up now.
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Feidhelm Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Look at all those crazy things salt and water are doing. :iconteheeyesplz:
Your Windsor and Newton are awesome, may they have a long and prosper life.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Except the only thing Windsor&Newton here is the blue. Inks ftw!
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Feidhelm Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Oh, next time you feel that the colors are taking an odd turn, why not wash the paper (in the sink)? It will leave a faint trace of color that you can use for the background or to build a color scheme that you might like more. :nod:
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Inks don't wash off, as far as I know, and I use more ink than watercolour when painting lately. And I do like the colours here, why are you saying this? :|
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Feidhelm Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Because you always seem to be displeased with the way your watercolors turn out. :shrug:
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Um... that's not entirely true. I did ruin the original, but I like this version that I scanned. And even if I could wash off the mistake, it would ruin the background which is a pretty big deal. I'm afraid I'm not one of those magical people who can correct their watercolors.
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RogueLiger Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Wow..foarte frumos lucrat. :)
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Multumesc! :)
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MorlokKate Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
It is beautiful. Creates a special mood in you. Scanners are watercolourists' best friends.(

Why are there hoses from one figure to the other?
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
They're not hoses... well, it's metaphorical :) Make your own interpretation.
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Isoli Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Its a very warm and powerful painting. Beautiful!
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duss005 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
this is awesome : D
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GoldenGirls Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Oooh, I love this. Did you use salt to get that effect on the foliage? Creates such intricate patterns. And those Autumnal colours look delicious :eager:
But it sucks that you're not happy with it anymore. I hate it when I make a mistake on something that I can't change. But, like you said, it's a good thing you scanned it first <3
xxxx
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, salt. Thank you :)
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GoldenGirls Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
I'll have to try that out sometime :D
xxxx
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Majina Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great painting! Amazing work with the watercolours, love it (-:
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