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Marginalia by kineko Marginalia :iconkineko:kineko 13 5 Dryad by kineko Dryad :iconkineko:kineko 7 6 Watercolor testing by kineko Watercolor testing :iconkineko:kineko 7 6 Faun and mermaid by kineko Faun and mermaid :iconkineko:kineko 16 5 It's not a faun girl! by kineko It's not a faun girl! :iconkineko:kineko 17 7 Technically, she's an unicorn by kineko Technically, she's an unicorn :iconkineko:kineko 14 7 Avatar 2019 by kineko Avatar 2019 :iconkineko:kineko 6 6 Commission - Phenix by kineko Commission - Phenix :iconkineko:kineko 14 5 Quai du polar by kineko Quai du polar :iconkineko:kineko 10 12 This time, it's not a faun-girl by kineko This time, it's not a faun-girl :iconkineko:kineko 120 26 Bunninja kiss! by kineko Bunninja kiss! :iconkineko:kineko 16 17 Hibernation preparations by kineko Hibernation preparations :iconkineko:kineko 13 15 Fox lady by kineko Fox lady :iconkineko:kineko 15 16 November pin up by kineko November pin up :iconkineko:kineko 22 13 December pin-up by kineko December pin-up :iconkineko:kineko 15 14 Rainbow punk by kineko Rainbow punk :iconkineko:kineko 7 2


#018 - the NOSE! by gregor-kari #018 - the NOSE! :icongregor-kari:gregor-kari 87 6 . Shailaja . by Maiwenn . Shailaja . :iconmaiwenn:Maiwenn 38 21 Skin and Lighting Pallet by emametlo Skin and Lighting Pallet :iconemametlo:emametlo 529 7 Realistic Eye Tutorial (step by step) by emametlo Realistic Eye Tutorial (step by step) :iconemametlo:emametlo 625 8 Sphinx by HikaruTsubasa Sphinx :iconhikarutsubasa:HikaruTsubasa 70 3 Koi betta by pikaole Koi betta :iconpikaole:pikaole 336 0 How to THINK when you draw FORESTS and WOODLANDS! by EtheringtonBrothers How to THINK when you draw FORESTS and WOODLANDS! :iconetheringtonbrothers:EtheringtonBrothers 894 15 Maths by giz-art Maths :icongiz-art:giz-art 157 8 Tanuki by darknatasha Tanuki :icondarknatasha:darknatasha 819 34 In The Name of the Moon - Part Two by giz-art In The Name of the Moon - Part Two :icongiz-art:giz-art 36 6 Caricature Map of Europe 1914 by Keithwormwood Caricature Map of Europe 1914 :iconkeithwormwood:Keithwormwood 29,391 2,553 Frog Dragon by MilicaClk Frog Dragon :iconmilicaclk:MilicaClk 2,692 79 Under the fog by ELK64 Under the fog :iconelk64:ELK64 4,245 82 The Witch's Boy, Page 9 by Rosengeist The Witch's Boy, Page 9 :iconrosengeist:Rosengeist 6 4 Only the essentials by Tigryph Only the essentials :icontigryph:Tigryph 23 15 Toddler Micky McCoy by BladeGunSniper Toddler Micky McCoy :iconbladegunsniper:BladeGunSniper 5 17


I've been working on the Silly Bestiary book for a while now, and I'm a fan of medieval marginalias, the weird creatures depicted in medieval manuscript. I mean, there is EVERYTHING, centaur, faun, weird chimera, monstrous snail, murderous bunnies, and a fare share of things weird enough to make ME go WTF (I mean, the manicules are hilarious)
So i decided to include some marginalia in the book.
And then,I discovered 
Baru's art, and the little medieval knight chimera she drew. 
And that, dear reader, is how a new project start.
Don't be like me, fix your plot bunnies.

Je bosse sur le Bestiaire ahuri depuis un moment maintenant, et je suis une fanne des marginalia médiévales, les créatures bizarres dépeintes dans les manuscrits médiévaux. Je veux dire, il y a de TOUT! Des centaures, des faunes, des chimères étranges, des escargots monstrueux, des lapins meurtriers, et une bonne pelletée de trucs assez bizarre pour que même moi je m'en étonne. (je veux dire, les manicules sont hilarantes)
Donc, j'ai décidé d'ajouter des marginalia dans le livre.
Et ensuite, j'ai découvert Baru et l'adorable chevalier chimère médiéval qu'elle a dessiné.
Et ceci, chers lecteurs, est la manière dont un nouveau projet commence.
Ne faites pas comme moi: Gardez vos idées sous contrôle.

I bought tubes of Liquitex Basics Matt a long time ago (right when the brand stop this range, ha ha, I was wondering why they were on sale all the time), and I really had to try them ( if only to finish them before trying the new replacement range by liquitex, Acrylic Gouache (look, all their creativity goes into their product, not in the name they gave them) )

And I had a birthday gift to make for a dryad fan, so...

Depuis le temps que j’ai acheté ces tubes de Liquitex Basics Matte (pile au moment où la marque arrête cette gamme, ha ha, je me disais que c’était bizarre toutes ces promos), il fallait que je me décide à les utiliser (histoire de pouvoir me mettre à la nouvelle gamme de Liquitex qui les remplace, Acrylic Gouache, mais ce sera un autre post sur le blog de la Fée Dézar. Un jour).

Bref, j’avais un cadeau d’anniversaire à faire pour une fanne de dryade et j’ai sauté sur l’occasion !

Watercolor testing
So, I own a blog ( in french, sorry) where I test art tools or explain some obscure arcane of art supplies ( "do NOT lick your brushes, I repeat DO NOT lick the brushes, especially if you paint with oils for the Muse's sake!")
Last year, I tested Aquarell by Jaxon, since I got a box for my birthday (48 colours baby!!!) and the colours are bright and beautiful, but I wanted to know if they hold well to sunlight before using them for painting to sell or offer.
Top scan was done in october 2018. Bottom scan is the same, after six months taped to a windows with a cardboard cache on the bottom half.
Surprisingly, the yellows and ochre pigments were the first to go, but the rest of the color held very well!
Painting with this brand will need a mate varnish, but for a fine grade of quality (middle tier) it's a good watercolor. Not up to Sennelier's quality, but I could probably buy two 48 half pans of Jaxon for 24 half pan of Senneliers...

J'ai un blog ( ) ou je teste des produits de peintures et j'explique les arcanes obscures du matériel artistiques ( "Ne léchez pas les pinceaux, je répète NE LÉCHEZ PAS les pinceaux! Surtout si vous faites de la peinture à l'huile, pour l'amour des Muses!" )
L'année dernière, j'ai testé Aquarell de Jaxon, vu que j'ai eu une boite pour mon anniv (48 couleurs, baby!) et les couleurs sont éclatantes et superbes, mais avant de me lancer dans des peintures à vendre ou offrir, j'ai voulu vérifier si elle tenait bien au soleil.
Le scan du haut date d'octobre 2018, celui du bas a été fait après six mois collé à une fenêtre avec un cache en carton sur la partie du bas.
Etonnement, les pigments jaune et ocres ont été les premiers à se volatiliser, mais le reste des couleurs a bien tenu!
Utiliser cette marque nécessitera un vernis mat, mais pour une aquarelle de qualité fine (milieu de gamme) c'est pas mal. Bon, c'est pas du Sennelier, mais je peux probablement acheter deux boites de 48 couleurs de Jaxon pour le même prix qu'une boite de 24 de sennelier
Faun and mermaid
I have to say, beside learning a ton of stuff about web design, this training course bring me a non negligible boost of confidence, thanks to one of my teacher's encouragement (Hi Cédric!) who keep pushing my with his advices, inspirations and double dog dare.
This time, it was: Double dog dare you to try digital watercolor.
You're on!
(Ok, with the help of Kyle Webster's brushes, too.)

Je dois dire qu’outre apprendre des tonnes de choses sur le design web, cette formation m’apporte un boost non négligeable de confiance en moi, grâce aux encouragements d’un de mes profs (coucou Cédric) qui s’ingénie à me donner des conseils, des inspirations et des chiches à revendre.

Cette fois c’était : Chiche que tu tentes l’aquarelle numérique.
(Bon, fortement aidée des brosses de Kyle Weber, hein)

Bon, pour mon projet personnel de cette année, alias: Les faunes pin up avec leur petits dieux de pierre 
J'envisage fortement de le finir et je vais donc me faire une petite liste des trucs qui reste à faire pour un petit recueil en couleur à la fin de l'année.
Je suis en traind e finir le livre pour une édition sur et je vous tiens au courant du déroulement des choses!
Mais en attendant tout ça, les faunes sont disponible sur Redbubble en impression papier sur divers support (cartes, poster, impression d'art, sur toile ou déjà encadrée!) ou sur divers goodies (tee shirt, carnet, sticker etc)
Sans plus attendre, voici les liens vers chaque pin up:
So, my big personal project this year: Aka: Pin up faun with their little gods of stone ( I need a name for this project) is half way done 
I'm planning to finish it and eventually printing a little art book at the end of the year, so here is my to do list for that.
I'm currently trying to get the book on, and I'l tell you more as it come:

But, while i'm working on all this, the fauns are available on Redbubble on flat art (cards, poster, art print, canvas and framed) or on other goodies (shirt, notebook sticker etc)
So here are the link where you can find them!


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Valériane Duvivier
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kineko Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Merciiiiiiii :D
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018
I hope the whirlwind of existence leaves you laughing and astounded by the beauty and kindness around you, the adventures you've had, the good people you've met, and the loveliness you've encountered.  May inspiration guide you along paths softly lit by insight and creative excitement, with all your senses caressed and tantalized by fascinating hints and promises.  We rejoice at your presence in this and any other environment, we appreciate your priceless gifts of talent and time.  May you receive thanks, admiration, and precisely as much of fame as you desire.  May more beauty and wonder find you, and better, be created in the upcoming year!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
kineko Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I am always delighted by your kind and beautiful birthday wishes. Thank you so much for your words and your support!
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
A small thanks for your great art.
Antonomy34 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jolie galerie :)
kineko Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup!
Antonomy34 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
De rien :)
krukof2 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Professional

:sun: Merci :frail: Thanks :heart: Gracias :sun:
:sun: Grazie :heart: Danke :frail: Shkran :sun:

:blowkiss:  :spotlight-left: :icontftdwplz: :spotlight-right: :icontardglompplz:

:sun: Dzieki :frail: Спасибо :heart: ありがとう :sun:
kineko Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
That's nothing, thanks for the enthusiasm!
Eleithel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey, merci pour le fav ! :)
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