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Wow that is well impressive, I didnīt realise you could get such sharpness with watercolors. The last time I used them was when I was at school, and kept ending up with a hole in the paper for some reason (wrong paper?). Been using acrylic and oils ever since, but want to do some watercolor paintings again soon. Maybe you could give me some tips on the following.
# In the first picture the paper appears drenched with water, wonīt this mess the paper up?
# Can you use thick pencil drawing as a background template, and will the penceil graphite effect the paint?
# Can you paint white highlights in afterwards or do you need to leave these blank, ie use the paper color as the white. Is this a problem if the water color runs down over the area which is supposed to be white.?
Probably daft questions, but to someone who hasnīt properly tried watercolors ...
these are very nice. Thanks for sharing ^^
Amazing technique, thanks so much for sharing.
Sorry for my silence, I 'd got internet troubles these times.
Thank you people fo encouragements and comments, I hope my work can help, maybe. It's very good for me to read your reactions. Thank you.
Sorry if I don't reply to everyone, I do it for somes with questions.
My57>I think lines are important sure, but the most important are masses.
When I draw a temple in the forest, I got 2 big masses principaly, one green and the other red, so I draw them, and after I put the others. One at a time.
I think a lot of where I will put my brush, will I keep these area virgin now to paint it later because colors will melt. This kind of stuff...
Mex> Ok I will try to show my use of brushes next time. ( maybe with a movie, I don't know...)
Bicnarok>#Paper can be drenched, even a lot as you could see, but it's special papers for watercolors, or in fact strong paper because thin will tear itself.
The thing you have to know is (like you can see on my photos) I fix the paper with tape BEFORE wetting it. So when it dries, it stretch itself again like if I'd never wet it!
#the pencil is a problem, a few... Most of the time, with light pencil (H even HB) it will disappear with water, brushes. So you can use thick pencil (2B, 4B or 6B) or use ink. But China ink, for example, is not waterproof, so when you wet it, it merge. So I made my own ink which not, it takes me long time for finding a good recipe and remake it at will. So every time I remade it, color is not the same, sometimes it's little brown or blue.
#I try to keep the paper virgin everywhere I want a good, natural, strong light. Because nothing can rivalise with it. I use white few times. only for details like small reflects, stuffs like that. This white is not bright, so it's good for small surfaces, details, but not for big surfaces, general or atmosphere lights. This is an example:
For the sky and the translucid roof I use the "paper effect" better.
The only white color parts are the white parts under the roof gate which where also painted in reality.
I hope I had answer to your questions, thank you for your interest.
I will post new work soon
Thanks a lot, you are awesome. I've recently taken up watercolor so this is very helpful to me.
WOW! And here I was thinking you couldn't create something so realistic in watercolour, well thanks for completely disproving that! :] These are incredible and I'm now considering studying how to effectively paint in watercolour now that I see how it's done :p
These are gorgeous. Please keep them coming. I'm curious as the sponge(s) and brushes you're using for all of these. And the inking, what are you applying it with since it's a self made ink, any particular pen or nib type?
Your work is gorgeous. I want to go do some watercolours now.
And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
ive never watercoloured in my life,and this thread sure is very inspiring. When i saw the water sponge-technique i was thinking to myself ARGHHHHHHHHH BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PAPER time to experiment i think >_>
Never Attempt the Possible;attempt the impossible and even if you fail,you'll fall among the stars.
I love your watercolor painting, thanks for tutorials.
I have a little question.
I can see (in this passages) you added some green lighter brush touch on a really dark area.
How you can do that with watercolors? it's Gouache?
i love your painting... sooo much!