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scarecrow by GreenSprite scarecrow by GreenSprite
This is based on =NHuval-stock 's stock, [link] :)

I'm drawing/painting like crazy again. School starts next week and I don't know how much time will I have for this. So many unfinished things...

Watercolour, coloured inks, white gouache and masking fluid.

A few things I learned:
- if you're using masking fluid, at least mask more rather than less.
- masking fluid _will_ rip your paper
- I hate gouache
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naneste Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
still one of your best
GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Konimotsinui Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It really is. I come here just to look at it from time to time.
Smiling-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I just adore this one! :iconshaplz:
GreenSprite Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! :D
retrolex Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Hahahahahaha! Gouache can be the biggest pain in the butt to use, I swear XD. But WOW, the light in this is fantastic. I love how dappled it feels, perfect for a sunny field, and your colours are so fresh and light... I am totally envious of your ability to paint in watercolours. They're a tough paint to use, and you seem to have such a deft hand with them.
GreenSprite Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, actually this was one of my first tries at gouache as a "grown-up artist". I used it a lot when I was a kid, but the knowledge got lost somehow :lol: We're back together since.

Honestly, I'm pretty proud of this. Masking fluid *really* helped with the dappled light. Also, to be honest, this is more coloured ink than watercolour. That stuff's great. Similar to watercolour, but with a few extra perks (and the disadvantage of less texture and gradients are a bit more difficult to make). I need to stop ranting about media when nobody asked, damn it!

Thanks so much :hug:
izitmee Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Love your watercolors skill - and hate gouache too. Especially the grass and leaves are so beautiful, style-wise and color-wise :)
GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Coming from you, it really means a lot. (You know, my "dream" is to be a comic artist but somehow my style does completely different things no matter how I try... I guess it's just not meant to be). I had a lot of fun in your gallery.
izitmee Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Oh, thank you :) And comics are so open (and still so young) that you could do them with any possible style, so I hope you'll go on with your dream.
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