View Full Version : my hedgehog in watercolor

07-21-2000, 08:18 AM
pushed by Mayet to overcome my shyness http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/redface.gif , i send one of my painting I prefer.
i worked before wet-on-wet, and then i used pen&nib charged with watercolor washes to define the hedgehog.
I hope you'll like it!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif ciao, rapolina

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07-21-2000, 09:38 AM
I dig it. I especially like the way you handled that foliage, the green... it's obvious that you're only -indicating- the foliage instead of trying to draw it leaf for leaf, and it's very effective. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

As for the hedghog himself... I do want to make a suggestion. He seems a little flat to me, very monotone. The thickness of those spines means there's a lot of darkness inside their "fur", and you can see into it (instead of it being a smoothish surface like on a shorthaired dog), which expresses depth. So I'd suggest that a spiny hedgehog of this type might look light brown overall... but that light brown is due to the darkness inside, with the constant obvious ticks of the spines showing as light spots. He looks very soft right now, but he must not be that furry. Make sense?

This is obviously a different kind of hedgehog from the African kind I'm used to myself, so I guess he wouldn't have any specific markings.

Keep it up! I like your watercolor style. See if you agree with my suggestion above about the spines, and if you don't, then just ignore me and know that I like this piece. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

-=- Jen " http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif " Pixelscapes

[This message has been edited by pixelscapes (edited July 21, 2000).]

Mayet Ankh
07-22-2000, 06:41 AM
Hi Rapolina,
I'm glad you decided to show us the hedgehog.
Watercolour is a difficult medium and I admire anyone who decides to tackle it. The hedghog is very cute and your colours are nice and clean. Hope to see more from you in the future.

07-24-2000, 09:20 AM

He is way too cute! Thanks for sharing! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


Phyllis Rennie
07-24-2000, 07:50 PM
Like the way his eyes grab and hold my attention. And your use of the pen is very effective. Phyl

07-25-2000, 07:47 AM
Neat idea using your pen charged with watercolour wash,

Rodzart from New Zealand (http://www.artistnation.com/members/paris/rodzart/)

08-01-2000, 11:48 AM
I think your hedgehog is adorable...and thanks for that info about a pen charged with watercolor...(my lesson for today - always learning at wetcanvas)... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

08-01-2000, 09:51 PM
It's great! Spines so close and no muddy colors anywhere. Keep it up!