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Snimek obrazovky 2018-12-13 v12.35.15 by jane-beata
Slice, Inktober 2018 (Day 31)


With this final painting, I am wrapping up this year's Inktober. If it was successful, I am not so sure. All my thoughts on this are voiced in my final Wrap up Inktober video on my YouTube channel :)

You can watch my process on all these pieces on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL La la la la La la la la La la la la 

INKTOBER 2018 playlist 

If you like my work, let me know and I will have a better day Huggle!

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WET-ON-WET watercolor technique

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 2:25 AM by jane-beata:iconjane-beata:

Traditional Art Basics Week

This week's chapter of my new journal series "Becoming Watercolorist" was written as a special edition - it is part of the Traditional Art Basics Week at projecteducate I think I've fainted. In the previous three chapters, you had a chance to read something about WASHESBASIC WATERCOLOR TEXTURES and PALETTES. The fourth chapter is all about a rather feared and often avoided watercolor technique, WET-ON-WET. Love 

Watercolor painting is mostly done in two ways - applying wet paint onto a dry surface or a pre-wetted surface. Each way has a different impact and result. The main difference is in the shape and character of a painted mark - painting on a dry surface results in marks with sharp edges, whilst painting "wet-on-wet" gives always feathered edges, suggesting blur. 

The wet-on-wet technique is most useful during the inicial phase of your painting process. Pre-wet your watercolor paper with clean water, using a large brush or a spray bottle. Grab a small amount of light color and start painting. When your brush touches the wet paper, the paint will spread immediately in all directions.  Apply it with care and let it dry. Depending on what your artistic intention is, zou can lay your paper flat on the table while working, or you can let the wet paint drip by tilting your paper in any direction.

Results produced by the wet-on-wet technique are somewhat unpredictable. You can get used to it with practice, and also learn how to have better control over time. If you are able to give up on the idea of having everything in your painting 100% under control, the outcome might even pleasantly surprise you. There is something magical about the way the paint and water flow into one another. This is the reason to give it a chance and be patient with it. Sweating a little... 

Wet On Wet Preview by jane-beata


  • Chose the right kind of paper. This affects how the water flows: Using rough or cold-pressed paper gives you better control over the flow. On hot-pressed, the smoothest kind of paper, water runs into all directions uncontrollably. 

  • Chose the right timing. You can regulate just how far the paint runs after you lay it on the watery surface. On a completely wet surface with lots of water, it runs far and everywhere. Let the paper dry just for a bit (the surface still needs to be wet though) and your paint will create soft edge but won't run that far. This needs a bit of practice, but you will get there. :) (Smile)

  • Have a tissue or a paper towel at hand. It will help you correct any mistakes or unsuitable marks. Correct them while the picture is still wet, because once dried, it is very difficult to get pigment off your paper. 

Watercolor Texture #1 by cgarofani


As an example on how to use the wet-on-wet technique, I did a quick painting of a kitten. I started by pre-wetting the basic shape of a kitten, adding just a bit of brown pigment into the first water layer to be able to see where I placed it. Then I painted stripes into the watery layer, adding more and more pigment and trying to control the shape of every stripe at least a bit. Using a large brush helps a lot; I use hake brushes for this type of painting. Choose the size depending on the size of a painting you are working on - they usually come in small, medium and large. 

The details of the kitten's face, such as eyes, nose, mouth, and whiskers, needed to be painted "wet on dry" because of their strictly defined shapes. The only exception is the iris of an eye: Whilst its shape is strictly defined, the inside needs to be done wet-on-wet by placing different tones and colors into the wet area. I used mountain blue with a bit of Payne's gray and added raw sienna into the top area to create more depth.

Macicka Wet On Wet 1 U by jane-beata

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Christmas is coming, do you draw / paint more or less at this time of year? 

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haunted72194 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely work!!!
MGRESA Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Student General Artist
El Grupo 7Dias ya tiene su sitio en Facebook, animate y unete :) (Smile)…
GabyCoutino Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice gallery

Have a bunny
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specialized666 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Hi, have a very nice day :D
ShaileeVajracharya Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Jane,
I am absolutely inspired by your paintings. They are super amazing!!! Your gallery has some really good masterpiece. Also, I have been having artist block for some time and your words have really inspired me to continue painting. Thank you so much for everything!!! Have a great day.
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ZinaZoo Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I watched!
You make some of the best art I've evr seen and you inspire me to make things!!
I hope one day I can get into watercolors too.. >u<
Oh, I also have to mention those amaaazing articles 
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MelissaKuri Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
Amazing drawings!!
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx

Hope to see you there some time :heart:

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SpotlessDestiny Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
Thanks for the deviantwatch ^^
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Welcome to :icontraditional-art-draw: - a group of traditional artists. We accept all different kind of styles, as long as folder guidelines are followed and, of course, the artwork is traditional. Looking forward to seeing your work in our galleries, and your ideas in our notes! 

If you have any suggestions, or questions, please feel free to contact us!

Have fun!(Enjoy!)
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Seriiko Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
When will this week's watercolour journal come out? :)
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roguenotvogue Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017
I love your art style! *Free Icon/Emote* Totoro ( Heart) Llama Emoji-81 (Heart You) [V4] Custom heart [Crystal Blue] 
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natenutron Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I've said this before, I just love your flow. Eye skittles
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017
Nice gallery:)
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ariiada Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Student
Love Your portraits so much! amazing syle <3
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CR45HnBURN Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful display of natural talent!
FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
Your art is just awesome...
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LochyG32 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW keep the great work up
mascotruby Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi!!... i really like your style!!.. beautiful artwork :)
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cheche2000 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! :o I was wondering if I can use some drawings of yours for a fake website that I'm doing? 

It's for a class project to help build my portfolio, it's going to be a coffee web design where it'll also show off other artists works. 

And if you allow it, I could send you a link xD
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YnnaK Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your art work so much!!! Love Love Love 
flying-never-fallen Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Your work is all so amazing (:
LoniDament Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Your gallery is incredible. You are so talented!! 
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