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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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Heiros Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
No problem, I'm just glad I could help. :)
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F-E-c-H Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
wow! this is really amazing. i love the use of different mediums, and the picture has a really nice feel to it.
amazing mood too!
just a question, but what paper did you use? C:
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Heiros Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Thanks!
I used Strathmore Watercolor Cold Press paper. :)
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hundset Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
This is jaw-droppingly awesome! I am hereby your newest watcher! :D

The quality of the colours, the nuances of shading and lighting, the concept itself, and not to mention the contrast I find in the characters!

For a practice it's quite the masterpiece ^^

I often find myself "sketching" something, and calling it such... Whenever I do people just stare at the drawing for a short moment before giving me this weird look xD

With so much use of digital media for art works these days - it's refreshing, and so delightful to see work of traditional media around! Fabulous work! :clap:
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Heiros Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Aww, wow, thanks. I'm glad you find this piece to be that great. :thanks:

Haha, I wonder why people give you a weird look on your sketches. Do you sketch stuff that they are not use to seeing?
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hundset Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
They do because apparently I am at a lack for the ability to even manage to sketch...

Their ususal responce is; "your sketches look like proper work to me dude..."

I'm inclined to disagree but *shrug* xD
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Heiros Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Ah I see. Well only you yourself would know what a sketch and proper work is with your skills and abilities and no one else really, and everyone has a different definition of what is proper for work and not, but it doesn't make them more right or wrong than the next person.
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hundset Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Naturally, that's both the wonderful trait of us humans, as well as our Achilles heel - diversity in opinion.

And well, some would say most of my work is "sketch work" due to lack of colours or proceeding work on a picture outside of pure pencil work. While I generally consider it a proper work of mine if I find that I focused thoroughly on it rather than just scribbling something down. :)
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Heiros Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Ah, I guess people are thinking of paintings and such that you'd see in art museums or most art galleries for the work to be considered proper to them than just sketch.
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hundset Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Aye, that sounds like a valid example ^^

But meh, again; people are entitled to their opinion so *shrug*
I'll just continue with mah "sketch-work" and see how I can improve when I feel like it =3
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Indirie83 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Wowww! :faint:
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Heiros Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
:aww:
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TheDyeIsCast Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautiful.

I love the fact that its mixed media, despite how many effects a computer can simulate there is some quality about working with the raw's that can not be beaten.

The character designs are lovely and fresh and I especially like the face on your man in red holding the broom.
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Heiros Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I guess you're right that a computer can't beat a traditional work for some affects, but I wonder if a traditional work can beat a computer in some affects a computer does well in...

That man in red holding a broom is actually a woman. XD I tend to not give my anthro females long hair or breasts like most people do. ^^;
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TheDyeIsCast Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh. My apologies I didn't realise that character was female. <3
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Heiros Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
It's ok :)
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flying-cat-kid Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
wow :omg: great work! for some reason it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside:D im not really sure why... maybe i'm just wierd like that
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Heiros Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Nah, I don't think you're weird like that. Everyone has their own quirks in things and it doesn't make them any more weirder or normal than the next person. ^_^
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flying-cat-kid Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
hahah thanks! :3
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mellownote Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
whoa.

...i will never look at cats the same way again...:|

KUDOS!!! :headbang:
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Heiros Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Never look at cats the same way again? Is that good or bad? XD
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mellownote Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
well...[rubs chin]

...in a GOOD way: i now see them in a new light. :D

...in a BAD way: i now expect my cat to dress up and pose for me. [sweatdrop]
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Heiros Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Ah I see XD
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mellownote Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
can't wait to see more. ;)

good luck!! :D
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Tristan-the-Dreamer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This is your practice? Heavens, I'm scared to see what happens when you roll up your sleeves and get fierce... XD

The different mediums work together in a gorgeous way, especially the ink against the watercolor--the detail on the broom head, it's all magnificent!

And the strong lighting, the details in the cats...oh my!
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Heiros Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I get fierce even in my practices! Haha XD Always try my best in all I do even if it's a practice, I call it a practice cause I don't expect even my best efforts to turn out good when I'm still experimenting and learning how to do traditional media.

Thanks, I like to mix up mediums to see what I can get out of it. :) And I find it easier to color when I'm working with more than one medium that can layer over another for affects or fix mistakes.
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Perlamore Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm into pastel more than anything...I'm curious, where did you use it in this picture? It looks awesome
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Heiros Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I used it on the girls face and clothes to make a lighter orange lighting, used it on the bristles of the broom, used some on the petals, and used some on the boy wherever you see a pink-ish or yellow-ish lighting on him.
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
I like the contrasting lighting.
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Heiros Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Glad you do
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WarriorofWolvensoul Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
This is amazing!
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Heiros Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Glad you think it is. ^_^
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00alisa00 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Digital Artist
Great painting!
I like how you use watercolors
keep it up and congrats! :)
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Heiros Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Thanks, I'll try to keep it up :)
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00alisa00 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009   Digital Artist
:hug:
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Dukesketches Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
nice
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Heiros Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Thanks :)
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Eliselapuce Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Makes me think about Blacksad characters
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Heiros Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Blacksad? That name got me curious enough to look it up. Looks like an interesting comic.. is it good?
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Eliselapuce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Yeah it is. It's like what would have happen if Animal Farm had worked.
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