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Lakish
12-01-2013, 09:31 PM
Hi All:wave:

Here is my quick watercolor, done in an hour, on 8x10 inches in my sketchbook.
Am not happy with the tree shadows and would appreciate any help or links where I can learn to do this right.
This sketch works as my thumbnail and I hope to do a bigger and better version soon..Do help with C&C..Thanks!:clap: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Dec-2013/1274253-Caramaon_Island_WDE_Dec_1-sketch.jpg

Thank you all!
Do share any links on any of the forums to learn the shadows right:crying:

flug
12-02-2013, 01:13 AM
I may not be good with shadows either, but I love the playfulness of the colors and the light and dark pattern! :)

DWhite
12-02-2013, 09:21 AM
I think it look great :)

Maybe a little darker shadow on the tree trunk and underside of the main branch

Love the leaf work, nice watercolor feel :thumbsup:

Lakish
12-02-2013, 10:12 AM
Thank you!
DWhite: Shall try your suggestion...

Kish

connievanwinssen
12-02-2013, 10:47 AM
Very good!:)

jlloren
12-02-2013, 10:58 AM
It looks very beautiful to me. I love the colors you used especially the dark green foliage.
Sorry I'm no good giving advice on the shadows. Like they say, practice makes perfect.
Thanks so much for participating this week!

Paulafv
12-02-2013, 12:35 PM
Great watercolor sketch and in only one hour! Nice shadows and wonderful contrasts. Good job.

sundiver
12-02-2013, 01:47 PM
I love the wet-on-wet treatment of the foliage! :thumbsup:

Scotkatidid
12-02-2013, 02:54 PM
Kish this is a nice loose version of the ref.

Deano
12-02-2013, 04:19 PM
The color variation in the upper foliage is amazing!!
I'm not so great with shadows and even more uninformed in watercolor....but perhaps softer edges in most of the shadows would help.

Lakish
12-02-2013, 09:32 PM
Thanks all, again..yes, the more I look at it, I feel thats the effect I wanted..a loose version..
Deano, I agree, softer edges and a duller color would have looked more convincing as shadows...
I love painting foliage, thus the confidence there:-)

Thanks

Kish

crispur2005
12-03-2013, 03:33 AM
I love the loose technique and the jewel like colours. Lovely work.

Lakish
12-03-2013, 07:10 AM
Thank you Christine!..

Kish

Charlie's Mum
12-03-2013, 10:46 AM
There's only that one bit of shadow at the bottom that doesn't quite fit Kish - the rest is absolutely super!
I love the wet in wet foliage and the depth of colour - gorgeous!

oty
12-04-2013, 08:11 AM
I like very much the spontaneity of the color mixes!!! great job!

artastic
12-04-2013, 09:33 AM
ooo, wonderful watercolor and blending of colors

m50paul
12-05-2013, 10:06 AM
very nice

dragonlady
12-05-2013, 05:26 PM
Love the colours, I'm hopeless with water colours so can't offer any advice on shadows other than making softer edges. Would love to see a larger version.