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Peach for turtlefairy by mintdawn Peach for turtlefairy by mintdawn
Peach watercolor painting done for I'm keeping a sort of photo journal as I learn how to paint. All these paintings so far are 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch aceo paintings. they are very small.
blur-turtle Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
it looks like you are having problems with pluming (thats what i call it) the water pools and dosent dry evenly. to fix this, as the paint dries patrol you painting and lightly pick up excess water with your brush.

also pay attention to your color palette. use cool and warm colors with their complementary colors buy doing this your image wont look so flat. dimension makes an image interesting.

if you have any questions feel free to look at my gallery and ask away. i hope this helps you learn more about watercolor!!! =D
mintdawn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! yeah I kinda just...let it pool to see what it does. Then someone comes and hits the bed or i drop the painting :P and everything goes to hell. That and the paper just keeps tearing up. I'm doing these as 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch little paintings on a type of white board. I need to find some better paper or card to practice on. As it is im a little afraid to touch it because everything i do makes the top layer of board just decay into scruff.

Any suggestions on a thick, non-bendable, affordable type material i can use to paint on? I'd like to keep doing these as miniature paintings. I'm keeping a photobook of them to mark my progress. They look real cute all together.
blur-turtle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
well... you can do this for your paper problem. buy watercolor paper that has at least a 190 to 200 lbs weigh to it,i suggest arches watercolor paper, then you can spray adhesive to the back of the paper to a piece of heavy illustration board. that should help you out. the board will warp a little but you wont get ripples in the paper. also you can soak the paper and lay it on a piece of foam insulation as a flat surface to work on. take in mind that there is such a thing as as using too much water and that is something that your gonna have to learn through experience.

i hope that helps you out. and if you hav any more questions i will be happy to try and help=D
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