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Old 12-20-2016, 02:31 PM
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I did this for the monthly Animal Wildlife Challenge. What I picked as a "simple" subject was not as easy as I thought. I learn for a more creative, artistic interpretation of an animal subject, instead of just slavishly copying a photo. One cannot just change colors/values randomly. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

This is a watercolor on a 7.5 x 11 inch sample of Fabriano Uno 300 lb (640 gsm) rough. The sample is about 15 years old, so maybe the current paper is more forgiving. The texture did not seem rough to me at all (especially compared to Arches), and any lifting damaged the paper easily. I thought the heavy weight paper would hold the water and blend better, but that didn't work nearly as well as I would have expected. Anyway, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it!

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Old 12-20-2016, 03:10 PM
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No need for excuses. I think it looks fabulous.
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Old 12-21-2016, 07:32 AM
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It's a wonderful bird. The blendings are smooth and no muddiness anywhere. Very lovely.
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would fool another toucan.
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Old 12-21-2016, 02:29 PM
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looks good..................James
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:22 PM
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Thanks for looking and the encouragement!
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Hi Joy, I have done the same Taucan and did it in pastels. Yours is lovely and very nice in watercolors.
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No need for excuses. I think it looks fabulous.


I agree!!
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Very nice.
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Thanks to all - the toucan was very popular at the Wildlife Challenge this month!
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I just saw this in the "Best of 2016" thread - I LOVE this! I think you did an awesome job!
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A beautiful guy - great composition and colors!

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Lovely colors.
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