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Experiment! by nicholaskole Experiment! by nicholaskole
Sometimes you just need to sketch and make messy nothings and then throw some watercolor on them.
I'm trying to find my voice, continuing my art-style-puberty.
Something about this felt right.
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PedroRuizArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing art!!!
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svarichak Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so awesome!! what do you use to transfer your art onto your computer? Camera or scanner?
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fifi-kawaii Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's so beautiful :') looking at it makes me feel so good
Please i'm practicing on my watercolor techniques on my own
 and  i would like to know what brand you used here since it's seems beautiful if you don't mind ^^" 
thank you 
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maybelletea Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Wow, you have such a great dynamic style!
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BugFish0r Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Geez the pants couler is just asome!
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shardas1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question, since I'm a newbie at watercolor: how do you make the shading seem realistic? Like making it dark where you want it to?
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ha! ooof- that is a question I cannot answer! It takes practice and observation, but I can offer a few tips: don't spend too long trying to get it "just right". In my experience, watercolor works best when you move quickly with it.
The other thing, and this is tricky, but try to focus on painting the light, instead of painting the object. Don't look at the contours and shapes of the subject of your painting as much as how the shadows and pools of light play off the surface.
Last thing: Save your whites...work from light to dark, and don't cover up the areas you know you'll want to keep brightest at the end!
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shardas1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. OK. BC I was using a tutorial on YouTube by Bob Ross and he said to work from dark to light. "You need to paint the dark to show the light." Does it really matter, or is it just a preference?
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I doubt he was working in watercolor- haha. Dark to light works fine for acrylics and oils- in fact, that's the best way to use them...but watercolor is a fundamentally different paint!
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Fuzzyhair Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   General Artist
What level of lead pencil did you use to make the lines under your really really nice colouring? :D
I would imagine it would be around a 2H or HB since the lines are so light in colour :P
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