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IvieMoon

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Lament of the Leaves by IvieMoon, visual art

Yoda ~ 1997-2016

Yoda II by IvieMoon, visual art

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Artist // Traditional Art
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My Bio
Art in all forms has been my love for as long as I can remember. Starting with pencil sketching as a child, I have explored many different media including charcoal portraits, pastels, acrylics, pen and ink, calligraphy, batik, and textile arts.

Since discovering watercolor in 2005, it has become my medium of choice. I am continually inspired by the beauty and simplicity of the natural world, and the open air and pure colors of the southwest.

Favourite Visual Artist
Alphonse Mucha, Eyvind Earle, Arthur Rackham, Susan Seddon Boulet, Hokusai, Hiroshige
Favourite Movies
Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki
Favourite TV Shows
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
world music
Favourite Writers
Martha Wells
Tools of the Trade
watercolors, charcoal, ink (dip pen, brush, Micron), pastel, acrylics
Hello to any watercolorists still around these parts :wave: I want to know your thoughts on supplies, namely paints and brushes (Arches has spoiled me for other papers). What brands do you like? What brands do you dislike? Do you have better luck with one instead of another? I'd love to hear your feedback :) I've been using Holbein pigments and Robert Simmons brushes since I started painting 15 years ago. But it seems as though most of the Robert Simmons have been discontinued here in the US (at least, I can't seem to find most of the ones I use on my favorite art supply site when I looked last week). Since I have to search out a new brand, I thought I'd ask for feedback from fellow painters. Anyone have a certain type or brand of synthetic brushes they love? I not a big fan of animal hair brushes for various reasons, so I'm definitely looking for synthetic. And though I've had good luck with Holbein paints over the years, I'm curious to hear from other watercolorists.
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Featuring the winners of watercolorists latest Aqua Challenge "Opposites Attract"! Congrats winners! Beautiful work everyone! (Eclipse made putting together this journal an... experience, even with some very kind help from TokyoMoonlight so please accept my apologies for doing a crappy feature :( ) 1st place and Creativity Prize: Miletysant and irbi-art 2nd place: Shesvii and liberataryan 3rd place: K-naille and dessinateur777 Kudos to all participants, and keep painting! :)
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Uncertainty

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I've been thinking that I *should* write a new journal for some time now, but just... haven't. I haven't felt like it, haven't known what to say, haven't thought it really mattered. Life has changed dramatically for a lot of us in just the past few months. For me it started three months ago with an unexpected move and all of the ensuing stress and difficulties, which was then compounded by the changes and challenges brought on by global pandemic and shutdown. And - though I don't normally feel comfortable getting too personal online anymore - I wasn't in the best headspace before *any* of that started. So yeah. Life's been hard. Join the clu
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Thank you so much for the fav! :heart:

And thank you a lot again - for all the favs and for watching! :heart::heart:

Thank you very much for the favorite of my Spring will come painting!

You're welcome! It's a lovely painting :)

Thanks so much for the watch :)

You have a beautiful gallery!

Thank you, and you're very welcome! I actually thought I had already added you to my watchlist, since I've admired your beautiful artwork for years now. :love:

Thank you for the fav! I appreciate it!