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Koi and Sakura

By martoo1973
Finished this last week :sun:

Done with acrylics, watercolor and airbrush on paper.
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480x640px 162.17 KB
Shutter Speed
10/80 second
Focal Length
4 mm
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Date Taken
Jul 8, 2011, 12:04:07 PM
© 2011 - 2021 martoo1973
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ArgenteusRaven's avatar
Wundervoll. Wunderschön.^^
phantastes's avatar
Very serene and well composed work Julia :love:
martoo1973's avatar
Thank you soooo much, dear Desmond !!!
Villa-Chinchilla's avatar
Wunderbar meditatives Bild :blowkiss:
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Vielen Dank !!!
Ich wollte so oft wieder ein Koibild malen, aber es ging immer wieder daneben. Nun bin ich total happy, dass es doch nochmal geklappt hat.
Villa-Chinchilla's avatar
Es war mir eine Freude.
Ich liebe Koi-Bilder !

Masasasaki's avatar
Wow, this is stunning! Great technique to express the reflection on the surface of water!
martoo1973's avatar
Thank you so much, Masa-san :w00t:
I sprayed white watercolor on the surface to get that effect. :)
Masasasaki's avatar
Oh, I see, you used white watercolour (Chinese white?) with air brush! It's a wonderful effect and I'm simply amazed, Julia-san!
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Thank you so much :aww: !!! Yes exactly. At first I painted a black layer... (exept for the 2 fishes), then I painted the fish, which swims "deeper" than the 2 on the black surface (but let the black still shine through).
Next I painted the 2 upper fish and the last step was spraying airbrush (white-watercolor) over them and adding the petals.
ArtReborn's avatar
Pretty reflecting fishies!
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moonhare77's avatar
Absolutely beautiful!
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Thank you so much !!!
Redshine01's avatar
One day, I'll have to come to Japan and look at all the cheery blossoms.

We used to have fish like that in a small pond in the garden when I was young. They never lasted long though, cause somehow, cats aren't as 'water-shy' when it comes to fish as they are said to be :P
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Our neighbour had some and... well, it was a rare moment for me to see an Icebird (Eisvogel) in Germany. He always came to catch one of those fishes. :lol:
Redshine01's avatar
Lol .... being the owner of a Koi-pond can be so frustrating :giggle:
This is absolutely beautiful! I think this is my new favorite of your pieces
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Thank you soooooo much !!!!!!!!!
I felt very restless and burned out in the past months... your feedback helps me to get back on track again :w00t:
Korithetramp's avatar
Oh Martoo everytime i see your paintings, I am blown away
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:aww: thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooo much :glomp: !!!!
I'm soooooo glad you like it !!! And thanks a million for the fave, too :hug:
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I love everything you do Martoo!!! :glomp:
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