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Traditional Practice 03 by Heiros Traditional Practice 03 by Heiros
I actually like how this practice turned out.
Used watercolor, india ink, chalk pastel, and a little bit of acrylic (only on the petals, I've never used acrylic before so I was just testing... ).
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Traditional Practice 03 by ~Heiros "Every single thing about this picture is just wow. The sensitive blending of the watercolours, combined with the cross hatching in the ink and subtle areas of chalk.... On top of that, the figures, anatomy and general execution of the picture is incredibly strong and maybe even a little amusing!" ( Suggested by Pixel-Spotlight and Featured by Katmomma )
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purpleyedcoyote Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
I like the way it goes from light to dark from corner to corner. Very interesting piece.
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Heiros Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Thanks, it was very experimental. XD
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purpleyedcoyote Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
It turned out very well.
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kanguruguru Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. Love your ink work and your colors. Please keep up the good work.
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Heiros Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Thanks, I'll try. :)
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PocketDreams Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful *stares* I'd never thought of using more than one medium with watercolour, its just so amazing I can't stop looking at it XD.
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Heiros Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Thanks. ^_^
I tend to use more than one medium in any traditional work I do. I'm always telling myself, why stick to one thing? It just makes things more interesting for me to find different ways and affects to color things if I use more than one medium. :) If I didn't think this was good enough already with the stuff I already used I probably would've added something like oil pastel/paint, colored pencils, or copic markers. XD I guess when it comes to traditional media works I'm a mixed medium person... not satisfied with using one thing. ^^;
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PocketDreams Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
...I don't usually have the confidence since I'm always so scared of messing up but it it turns out this well experimenting could be fun. Can I ask if you do the watercolouring first and then add the pastel/chalk/markers etc on later?
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Heiros Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Ah, I use to be scared of messing up things as well all the time so I always stuck to inking and coloring digitally, but I got myself to get over that fear and just take the risk cause you're never going to get good at it or find different techniques and skills if you never try and work at it.
When mixing different mediums it's best to use your wet colors first like markers and watercolors, cause if you try to color with watercolor or markers over things like color pencils or oil pastels since they have kind of a waxy surface at times it's harder to get the colors on them with wet mediums. Chalk and is nice to play around with at times over other mediums since it can go on top of most anything, and can be erasable as well, it can also mix well with watercolors over it.
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PocketDreams Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thank you for the advice. I did attempt at doing a mixture of Watercolour and arcrylic, and it didn't go as disasterously wrong as I thought ^^ but I still need to work on using paint and colours that are more permanent since I spend most of my colouring time erasing errors ^^: This is so much help, you're a wonderful person.
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