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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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:iconnaneste:
naneste Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
still one of your best
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
:D
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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.
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Smiling-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I just adore this one! :iconshaplz:
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I'm glad you like it! :D
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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.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
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:
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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 :)
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
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.
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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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onorobo Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
This is gouache!? Or watercolor? Either way, it's to die for. Gorgeous work.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Watercolor all the way, except for the white accents in the grass (which I kind of regret anyway). Thank you so much, I'm honestly surprised that you found something worthy in my gallery.
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samir-alaoui Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Great conception and nicely done.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :)
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samir-alaoui Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
My pleasure
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silvermoonmagic Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Incredible artwork!!:heart:
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Thank you! :D
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silvermoonmagic Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Your welcome anytime:D
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andulii Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
!!!!! awesome :)
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
thanks!!! :D
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh your painting skills are pretty impressive *_* I'm really envious of people who can't paint well with Real paint (as opposed to photoshop paint ;p) but I can never get myself to practise more...
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Thank you :) It comes more natural to me than digital. I've been continuously painting ever since I was little, that probably helped a lot.
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oops silly typo, who CAN paint well, is what I meant of course. Yeah, see, I used to paint with watercolours a lot when I was little, but I've become pretty hesitant about using media that can't be erased when I make a mistake :B spoiled by photoshop...
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I see a lot of people fearing mistakes, but I only ever ruined one painting with a mistake, and even then I had the intuition to scan it first :D Most mistakes are small and can be in fact used to your advantage or covered up in some way.
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess you're right :nod:
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black-spiral Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Stunning piece. I love all the colours you've used and how the plants turned out.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
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Temrak Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Please tell me what you mean by masking fluid? I do not understand. -_-
maybe give me a link to an online store or description? ..
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Online store: [link]

It's a thick paste/liquid that you apply - before painting - to the areas you want to keep white. After it dries, you can paint and the paper under the masking fluid will be protected. When you're done, you remove it (it peels off easily). That's how I made the white/yellow plants.

It's not as complicated as it sounds, I just don't know how to explain it better.
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Temrak Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Wow,so cool. о0о
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Lord-Makro Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
This is great, I love how you handled the grass... :)
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Thank you! :D
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GoldenGirls Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
This is really beautiful; love the messy grass and leaves, and the wonderful Summer mood. Everything looks like it's moving around in the breeze but the scarecrow is static.
Awesome work :love:
xxxx
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Thank you! I really like it when people enjoy my drawings and feel the mood that I was going for :D
Thank you for the watch as well :hug:
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GoldenGirls Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
You're welcome - I look forward to seeing more of your work :)
xxxx
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naneste Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
one of your best, my opinion ;)
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
^_________________^
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nosey-b Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Yea.......ME TOO!!! I LIKE IT "AAAAALOT"!!! GOOD JOB! Might be just a spectator, but, an appreciator!
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
:)) Thank you!
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spoofdecator Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
wonderful how you painted this...so simple, yet so beautiful...when i paint traditionally, I love Guache..the opaque texture is great to use:) nice work and good luck in the contest!!
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Thank you :)
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Degare Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting. Lovely summery effect, it feels really warm. Your use of watercolours is always so effortless.

I like the tips about masking-fluid. :D It can be a bugger. I only tried using it the once and it nearly made me cry with frustration!
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
It really isn't _always_ so effortless, but I admit this time it was :) Feels good to work with a simple, good reference and a lot of inspiration.
The masking-fluid god demaaaands our sacrifices.
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Degare Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Curse you, masking fluid! :shakefist: When will the cartridge-paper carnage end?!
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Sayma Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Absolutely beautiful colours! Love this
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Thank you! :D
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Tipi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice colors! Great use of the lights :)
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RJBaudouin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work with the vegetation
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's nice to read that you're painting so much again :D I'm sure this season of creativity will result in many good things :)
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Forem Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful piece, I love the foreground and all the shades.

Not all the masking fluid rips your paper :D Testing done, and I've found one that haven't ripped my paper.
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