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outside the window
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Published: January 6, 2006
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waterolor.. this was another one done on those aweful watercolor blocks.... I struggled with the paper the whole time... was like working on blotter paper >_< but in the end it worked out okay right? ^_^
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Angie-Pictures's avatar
Beautiful work!   :iconflowerheartplz:
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Katie-O|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Angie-Pictures's avatar
It's my pleasure! :)

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bokayeh|Hobbyist Photographer
So cute! :D I've featured it here: [link]
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pariah87's avatar
Beautiful :aww:. And her hair is great :thumbsup:, congratulations.
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LinkOni's avatar
The water coloring technique is beautiful, and the story behind it is childlike and makes love winter times even more :)

One quirky detail, he wouldn't be able to write in the window, since her side would be the one with the condensation.

Keep up the hard work.
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R34N1M4T3D|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome pic, made me smile :)
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Shadow-Wolf-9's avatar
aww that sooo cute:la:
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0RG0's avatar
Faved.
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Yrisse's avatar
So I like this kind of draw, it's so cute, and realy make thing to children spirit^^.
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J-Bob|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... this speaks pages to me-
marvelous piece of art! :)
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Strength's avatar
This... was watercolor... o 3o

Whoa =D
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Schwarze-Spades's avatar
aww..
it reminds me of Calvin n Hobbes :P
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makeastatueofus's avatar
this made my day :) i love your style and amazing use of watercolours :) any tips?
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Katie-O|Professional Digital Artist
mmm lets see tips ... tips...

1. well the best tip I can give is to use layers of color ...that is, try to avoid areas of flat color. for example if you want to make something blue.... use several layers of blues to create your blue. So rather than looking at one color... you're looking through several layers of color to give you that color.

2.take your time and build up your color slowly.... you can always go darker but you'll never really be able to go lighter without using gouache (opaque watercolor)

3. remember you're not really "painting" you're controling water. I.e. Rather than using the brush to lay the paint as you would with oils or acrylic one uses the brush to control the water. to make a clean wash the brush only touches the bead of water, not the page ^_^

hope that's helpful.... if you want advice on something specific please let me know! if it's something I can help with I'd be glad to!
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makeastatueofus's avatar
that was really helpful, thank you so much :D
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Redrupeethief's avatar
I love this! brings back so many good memories. Thanks for making my day :)

:love:
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Bia-no-koto|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
Very nice... and cute too *-*
:+fav:
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Sjeep's avatar
awww! how cute!
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Cattthy's avatar
I LOVE this one!
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no1bone's avatar
I think it worked out perfect! Love it mate. Well done.
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Rotschweif's avatar
what a wonderful picture.. great!
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kittywhiskas's avatar
very cute, i wish someone would do that for me :D
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