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Simon
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Artist // Student // Traditional Art
  • Aug 13
  • Germany
  • Deviant for 13 years
  • alarie.de
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John Howe, Alan Lee, Albrecht Dürer, Caspar David Friedrich, Alfons Maria Mucha, Francisco Goya
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Pencil, Brushes, Watercolors, Acrylic, my hands and sometimes even my head
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Hi there! In general the process is like this: First get some color on the complete painting. This is a rather translucent layer of mostly up to two or three colors. In this case this was probably some light brown, ochre in the middle and possibly some blue at the bottom. All these colors are applied in one wash on a previously dampened paper (take a huge wall-painters brush and soak the whole paper). After this first wash, there usually follows a second and in large more complex paintings perhaps even a third. More washes aren't possible usually, because on the one hand the paper will not endure them anymore and secondly the colors will become very dull.

After the washes, it's detail work. Smaller brushes, less translucent color. Finally you can highlight smaller sections with colored pencils. In this case I used a white crayon as you can see in the serpents on the door.

Also it is kind of important what colors you use. I used Ecolines from Talens. (In Germany, you can order them here: suche.gerstaecker.de/search.js…) I discovered that this process does not really work with other kinds of watercolors like Schmiencke.

Best of luck! ;)
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Hi Nimrodel,

I feel honored. Of course you may use them. Could you post a link to the page here?

Best,
Simon
Thank you very much :)
Of Lizards
Nah I guess it's well fed from previous riders ;)
A Peaceful Winter Day
Thanks! :) Concerning its looks: I have never seen the alien movie, so I claim that the alien from the alien movie looks like my dragon ;)
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