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Based on this photo: [link] Thank you ~x-UndeadKitty-x for your lovely hands :) I hope you like this.

I painted this in my sketchbook, which is not watercolor paper, and I think it shows. I didn't use any ink this time, either. It's been a very long time since I last used pure watercolor (and a limited palette of 4). It's challenging, the set doesn't have black.
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JaneIanniello Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
clenched bloodied hands - fantastic - symbolic of guilt and slaughter
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
For me it's more about perfectionism and overthinking, oddly. Hurt hands due to trying too hard. But I welcome all interpretations :)
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Kierach Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Fantastic, you really made the tension of the fingers the main fous of the picture!
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
yep, that's exactly what made me want to draw the picture :) I'm glad it translated well into the painting.
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density-tmr Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
This is an excellent artwork - very well done.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Thank you!
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TRANSMICHION Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Love this piece...

sharing your work with
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Oh yes! Please inflict my art on as many people as possible!
And thank you :)
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TRANSMICHION Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
HAHAHAH!! :thumbsup:
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paradanmellow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
si asta i betoana!
mai ales tendoanele si parca chiar se strange
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
:iconexcitedplz: ma bucur ca-ti placeee ^__^
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paradanmellow Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol ce emote traznit! si ala imi place!
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GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like it. i like the way the hands 'emerge' from the background and the limited palette works really well. You know, i try never to use black, i always try to mix a dark colour instead, so i think yours works well. :)
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Thank you! With regards to black, I feel it's necessary to have on your palette. And I use it, too, because most of my work is stylized, cartoony, what have you. But when I really go for realism, I do mix my own "coloured black" as well.
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Xannijn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
This looks great, even (/especially) with the limited palette ;D
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Thank you, I'm glad you think so :)
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Quilsnap Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011   General Artist
neato
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work. There's so much emotion in it
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Thank you, I'm glad it tells you something :)
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Rarachovna Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love how powerful and full of emotions this is...also good choice not using the ink, with it, it wouldnt give so much energy, in my opinion.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Thank you! Oh, and about the ink: I didn't mean outlines. I use ink exactly like watercolours, see: [link] . It's easier to cover large areas with it :)
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Rarachovna Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ah, I see now :-)
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GoldenGirls Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
A very nice, emotive study. Love the bones in the hands, the tension in the fingers; it's great to look at!
xxxx
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
You always see exactly the parts that I find interesting :) Thank you again!
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saniika Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think it has a lot of character and it won artistic take on turns - artistic value. Experimenting with medias is good - from the most limited resources your skill can beat out from you the maximum :)

You did well!
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Thank you! It means a lot to me that you say this. I'm very critical of my art right now and feel like deleting more than half of my gallery. I want to set higher standards for my art in the future. Please keep commenting, even on things that don't look right. I appreciate it.
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saniika Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ah, dont delete them - its alway good to be able to see back and see how you improved/not improved/got worse - and in my eyes it wakes respect towards the artist more, when I can see that - its like he is not ashamed about it. :) Its like I can make my own opinion about him.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
I won't really delete them, I like keeping old works for the same reason :) Actually I think I still have the very first thing I submitted here in my scraps.
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doodler89 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
I really like this!I think the hands look really great, nice job!:love:
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Thanks lots! :D
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doodler89 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Very welcome.:aww:
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dune3001 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
singura profa de desen pe care am avut-o mereu zicea sa nu folosim negru si alb cand pictam, so you're doing it right :D
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Stiu, stiu. Exista niste motive intr-adevar: alb nu se foloseste la acuarele pentru ca frumusetea lor sta in transparenta, deci unde ai nevoie de alb, folosesti albul foii. Negru nu se foloseste pentru ca o umbra colorata arata mai viu/real.

Dar astea-s detalii utile numai daca vrei sa te apuci serios de pictat in acuarela. In stilu naiv in care picteaza copiii la scoala chiar nu ar fi nici o problema sa folosesti negru si alb. Nu inteleg de ce profii chinuie asa elevii cand ar trebui de fapt sa le dezvolte *placerea* de a desena. *sigh*
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dune3001 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
da,aici ai dreptate. cand ne ziceam profa astea, noi credeam ca e nebuna. de-abia pe urma cand m-am prins eu de unele chestii am inteles ce vroia sa zica. and just 10 years later ;P dar tot folosesc si alb si negru :giggle: i'm just a rebel like that.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
You so crazy :aww: Eu folosesc negru, alb nu. Asta la acuarele, normal, ca in rest everything's game.
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x-UndeadKitty-x Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Oooooh man, this makes me so excited. You drew the hands so nicely and colours and layers of paint are awesome. Thank you!
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
:hug:
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The-Quoi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: This is awesome...
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
:hug: Thank you!!
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