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Sailing Ship - commission

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Sailing Ship. Commission for :icongavrieel:
This painting is based on Polish Dar Młodzieży (The gift of youth), bit I think it doesn't exactly looks like it ^^"


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pebblebrain22's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Stunning capture of a beautiful moment. I absolutely think that this deviation is an extraordinary one- the use of pastel colors in this painting makes it really pop out. It is very realistic, and of all the ship paintings I have viewed on this website and in real life, this one seems to be amongst the best. The use of various shades and hues of blue and purple bring the painting together in unity, something which is not often achieved in other paintings. I absolutely love it with all my heart. Wonderful job at this, and keep up the outstanding work!
dacadaca's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

First of all, I'd like to say that watercolor is one of the hardest techniques, no matter how simple it may look like. You can't fix your mistakes if you make them. But you, you totally own this technique! I can see how calm and free your hand is. Just look at those warm colors, amazing shadows and light! It's all fitted perfectly with very good composition. The wave gives a very nice sense of dynamism and with all those colors mix together in such a beautiful unity I can't do anything else but envy your talent. Sails look a bit awkward in few places and I have to concentrate a bit more to see which is which but not too much to disturb the whole picture. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> I just can't believe how detailed this work is and Im sure that I couldn't pull off something like this. Truly magnificent!

Keep up the amazing work! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/h/h…" width="15" height="13" alt=":heart:" title="Heart"/>
SneakyRaccoon's avatar
I completely agree, you seemed to have successfully master this technique with the watercolors. It's simply spectacular.
MpCapRuby101's avatar
Aw man this is sick looking
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haidishabrina's avatar
Love love love the colors! They're so amazing!! Great job
bigartisteArt's avatar
Hi! Your work has been featured in my journal here: bigartisteart.deviantart.com/j…. :rose:
doma22's avatar
Oh! Thank you!
bigartisteArt's avatar
You are more than welcome. :)
ZoeCallicopia's avatar
you are so talented

Echo7171's avatar
Wow! that's beautiful! I love it...
Admiral8Q's avatar
I absolutely love this painting!
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EudaemonicPlague's avatar
I have to agree with GloriaDei to some extent about the clouds. They're too dark for that type of cloud, so it looks more like smoke. Pulls the eye toward them, when they aren't the focus of the painting. Overall, I really love it. I've always been a sucker for a good sailing ship, and this one is dramatic.
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I see some really good things about this piece.
1) Framing. The ship is well placed for visual impact, most of the weight left of center, and balanced by the long prow. The cresting wave fills the lower right that would otherwise be too weak to balance the mass of the ship.
2) Colors. I like the simple harmony of the blue-green-gray, and the contrast of the yellow sky with the purple clouds and shadows.
3) Technique. The ship's hull has the best rendering, and the graduating hues of the sky are also good. The weaker areas are the clouds, sails, and wave crest. The brightly lit sails are the best ones, but the shaded ones seem a bit heavy. The wave has a good arc and the foam is clean, but I would suggest smoother curves on the inner curves, where the bright highlights hit it on the side. Clouds are tricky, and these ones more so. I can't help wishing they were thicker or wispier, one or the other--heavier, bunchier clouds at upper right perhaps, to even out the balance of elements, and let them fade away into wisps lower down. Somehow the trailing lines of cloud in the center conflict rather than harmonize with the rigging lines of the ship--I'm not sure what to suggest here, but something to break it up with a touch of randomness.

It really has promise as a piece, and you clearly have a good eye and steady hand. Keep painting, and you will keep improving--it's true for all artists. Thank you for letting me critique this one!
pebblebrain22's avatar
Stunning capture of a beautiful moment. I absolutely think that this deviation is an extraordinary one- the use of pastel colors in this painting makes it really pop out. It is very realistic, and of all the ship paintings I have viewed on this website and in real life, this one seems to be amongst the best. The use of various shades and hues of blue and purple bring the painting together in unity, something which is not often achieved in other paintings. I absolutely love it with all my heart. Wonderful job at this, and keep up the outstanding work!

Devious Rating: 4.5 :star:
Vision: 4.5 :star:
Originality: 4 :star:
Technique: 4.5 :star:
Impact: 5 :star:
Nemolumos's avatar
wonderful colors, maybe some clouds in the middle too?
doma22's avatar
The clouds in the middle just didn't fit there for me, but maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea. Thank you for the suggestion ^^
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