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My Spirit Is Free

By LeKrowArt
Looky, it's a self-portrait!Neko haz cake for u  I figured I owed it to myself to make a painting of me because it's nice to feel like
someone admires the way I look, even if it is me. Neko wink (that might sound conceited, but I worked real hard learning to love myself,
so I deserve to be a little conceited sometimes)nervous neko emoji 
Also, after coming through a rough year last year and vowing
to make 2018 the year of the me, it seemed pretty appropriate.Neko Fight me 
Anyway, here's this painting of me with a fancy crow, which I like to think of as my spirit animal.Neko sparkle 
Hope y'all like it!Neko Nuzzle 

11" x 8" Watercolors, gouache

Also this is the first time I've ever used gouacheNeko shock 
Image details
Image size
1200x900px 1.16 MB
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS
Shutter Speed
1/1002 second
Focal Length
9 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 30, 2018, 1:16:32 PM
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demihime's avatar
The composition and lighting of this piece are absolutely stunning~ I also love the way the crow breaks through the frame of the image~!
GeorgieDeeArt's avatar
This is really amazing work. Colours, composition, lighting... I like to see gouache and watercolour used together. Did you use the gouache on top of the watercolour?
LeKrowArt's avatar
Thank you!Emoji39  Yep, the gouache I just laid over the top pastel rainbow emoji 
I use gouache a lot more underneath nowadays, but it's still great for adding a bright pop on top! Kitty Emoji 7 
GeorgieDeeArt's avatar
How do you find the watercolour works on top of gouache? I would have thought the watercolour would be too thin and would lift the gouache back up.
LeKrowArt's avatar
Well, gouache can function a lot like watercolor when you dilute it enough, so
I'll sometimes use it for under-painting.Neko sparkle  Or, for example, if I take my bright pink gouache,
dilute a little, and add it to the darker pink blush on a face I'm painting, it gives the blush a little lift.Neko wow 
I'm sure I could do the same thing with the right watercolor, but I don't have loads of paint so I gotta work
with what I've got nervous neko emoji 
vinylchy's avatar
absolutely georgous <33
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redsama's avatar
Great work! The colors are so well combined!
LualaDy's avatar
aaaw it's beautiful!
and I love self portraits!!!
grecioslaw's avatar
I absolutely love the colors! :D
ourdarkestteaparty's avatar
The coloring is beautiful!! Amazing painting and I love those sunglasses! 
Kitsune--Forest's avatar
Colors are amazing! I love strong light on your fingers and the raven is magical <3
Ksend's avatar
This is so cool looking :00 The paints are blended together very nicely while still retaining a sharp sort of look for contrast. And the proportions are really on point, as usual from you (:
Styxcolor's avatar
This self-portrait rocks. So much magic & color magic in one piece! Very well executed.
leothefox's avatar
Have you heard? It's your year, Menty! Fuego Looking swell, pal! :owl: Happy You-Year! :bird: 
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