View Full Version : A bit different. . ..

06-07-2001, 12:16 AM
I guess I don't use watercolor the way it's meant to. Don't know if it's a good or bad thing. . ..

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06-07-2001, 03:18 AM
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06-07-2001, 04:52 AM
I like your painting very much.

About using watercolour the way it was meant... The important thing is painting like you want and obtaining the result that you want... And for that you use the means that you need... If it's not the way watercolour was meant to be used, so what? The important is the result... If you like the result, then it's good...


06-07-2001, 05:27 AM
<FONT size="5">Super picture!</FONT s>

06-07-2001, 07:22 AM
The depth and intensity of your colours is amazing... very nice !

Why do I make it so hard?

06-07-2001, 09:30 AM
Lots of drama and you can't miss the personality! Great portrait.

As to the medium being used the 'way it is supposed to', looks like watercolor to me. It's a versatile medium. I saw an exhibit several years back by a watercolor artist that used all drybrush and concentrated paint. No washes. I made the guards nervous because I kept getting to within inches of the glass examining real brushstrokes and texture. Now that was not like watercolor - it was amazing. I wish I could remember his name. He paints in Jamaica but exhibits in the US.

Your good. Keep posting!

06-07-2001, 10:54 AM
All in dry brush and straight out of the tube? Interesting. I've seen similar works, but in other mediums. Must be killer on your brushes! With a Winsor Newton Series 7 brush costing an arm and a leg, I hope he uses only cheap brushes for that!

I think I still have more of an oil painter's mentality when I use watercolor. Maybe it's because all the artists I admired growing up were all oil painters, and their collective style is embedded in my subconscious. I really should try to losen up a bit with watercolor though. ...

I think it's great when artists are never satisfied with what they do. It's the perfect reason to keep painting. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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06-07-2001, 01:07 PM
Luna...I've had no lessons for watercolor...and I've only had the opportunity to watch other artists use it a few times. So everything I paint with the medium is probably not the way its supposed to be! but its the most fun medium right now that I'm exploring!

Your painting is wonderful! Don't worry about the technique...just keep doing what you like to do!

"Everything is not art and Art is not everything, but it comes close."....carly

06-07-2001, 01:29 PM
This is beautiful! I love the mix of definition in the face and hat, and softness in the hair. Her hair could perhaps use a few dark shadows in it that have sharper edges. That would tie the soft and hard edged areas together a little more smoothly imo. Who is this btw? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

06-07-2001, 01:30 PM
Use them however you like, looks like you're getting good results with them http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

"Baby, keep smilin', you know the sun is shinin'" Lou Bega

06-07-2001, 01:56 PM
I like the way she is looking you straight in the eye. Very direct and intense.


06-07-2001, 02:38 PM
Hey Luna...this is terrific! I often hear people ask me "is that really watercolor?"
For some reason folks seem to expect watercolors to all look loose, splish splasy and free flowing. Some do, some don't...but don't personally believe there is a right or wrong to any medium. Just keep doing what you do...looks wonderful http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


06-07-2001, 03:33 PM
Wow! I love it! - it's wonderful!
(I'm a 'hat girl' too) http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
Lulu http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

06-08-2001, 08:27 AM
This is absolutely AWESOME!! I'm just learning watercolor myself, and if I can ever learn to portray even a fraction of the beauty you have here, I'd be ecstatic!!
(-: Jann

Jann Campbell-Delk
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06-08-2001, 09:15 AM
I love it! Am I seeing an anime influence here (BIG eyes!) http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

06-08-2001, 09:19 AM
Your picture is refreshing. Never apologize for what you do, creativity and experimentation are the keys to life. Don't
conform, it will break your style.

Life is too short to be stuck in a box! Open the top and hop out!

06-08-2001, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by Cindy:
I love it! Am I seeing an anime influence here (BIG eyes!) http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Did you make that guess before or after you checked out the website? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

You are correct. I grew up on anime.

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06-08-2001, 09:44 PM
Wonderful piece.

Every child is an artist, The problem is to remain an artist when he grows up,----Pablo Ruizy Picasso.

06-09-2001, 05:40 AM
A stunner I can see this on a hair salon wall
just beautiful,your work will sell for sure. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gifFay

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06-09-2001, 07:17 AM
Lovely work, you have developed your own style , stay with it, don't change,

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06-09-2001, 10:14 AM
Originally posted by Lunachild:
Did you make that guess before or after you checked out the website? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

You are correct. I grew up on anime.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Before - otherwise a pretty silly question, as I now can see because I have visited your site!

I like anime too!!! I only had Speed Racer and Kimba while growing up but now with my kids & their videos around - a whole new world! Fun!

Princess Monoke was really great and I also liked very much Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service.

On the more "adult"? side, I like Battleangel Alita.

And of course the stuff my kids love, I like too like: Pokemon, Card Captors, Sailor Moon, Digimon, ...

So, needless to say your site was really fun for me. I like your unique style. I think I'll go back to look again! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif