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A Slow Drift
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Published: July 26, 2010


18x24" Arches hot press paper
Water-soluble crayons, watercolours, ink


Click to view earlier version from October 2008

Work-in-progress shots

Close-up I; Close-up II

• Started 7th June ; Completed 25th July ; Approximately 110 hours

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Thank you `zerocomplex, ^sphilr, *lolitaAgogo, `wroth and `athenatt for taking interest in the work-in-progresses :heart:

This redux was interesting in many different ways. Every piece comes with its challenges, and this time it was achieving chiaroscuro with watercolours, and trying my hand at multifaceted hair. Also, this was the first time I've worked on a watercolour piece over such a long stretch of time, owing to inflammation and stiffness occurring in my painting arm. This was problematic because I'm not accustomed to resting when I work, so the momentum was broken just a bit at first, which was then turned around to be something quite useful, as the longer pauses lend fresh eyes and a wider perspective.

It feels really, really, really big and tall in person. Just so you know.

I wish very much to develop an "aftermath" to this piece. It'll come to me one of these days.

Thank you very much for stopping by :iconkissmeeplz:





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Image size
900x1200px 859.64 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
SONY
Model
DSLR-A850
Shutter Speed
1/1000 second
Aperture
F/5.0
Focal Length
135 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jul 26, 2010, 8:52:24 AM
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ariya-sacca's avatar
ariya-sacca|Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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IanabelleIsaK's avatar
:heart: Beautiful work!
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Jack-the-drunk|Professional General Artist
Your work will be feature here [link]
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snowmask|Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks!
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Jack-the-drunk|Professional General Artist
Your welcom!
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f-ix's avatar
:love: No need for words ...
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snowmask|Professional Traditional Artist
:love:
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i-concur's avatar
can i just put this painting in my pussy
...can i just put your pussies in my pussy
they are very well built husky pussies
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snowmask's avatar
snowmask|Professional Traditional Artist
You have to jam it up in there well and good.
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iceofwolf|Hobbyist Writer
I popped over to see what you were up to since I haven't seen any deviations filter through in a while and found this! What a wonderful discovery of symbols and beautiful painting.
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snowmask|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much <3 It's framed quite nicely for a show next year - [link]

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iceofwolf's avatar
iceofwolf|Hobbyist Writer
Oooh, very nice. (And you do have a beautifully designed website.) Have you considered what the "after" painting will be?
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snowmask's avatar
snowmask|Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not sure what you mean by "after" painting?
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AERRG's avatar
AERRG|Hobbyist Photographer
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE THE COLORS!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!! ^_^
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snowmask|Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks :heart:
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AERRG|Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome ^_^
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Heidi-V-Art's avatar
Heidi-V-Art|Professional General Artist
So enchanting and beautiful! I like the colors you have chosen! So wonderfully done! :clap:
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snowmask|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I love the intense colours too :heart:
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Clavis-Salomonis|Student General Artist
Your awesome work has been featured here: [link] :D
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TiffanySamanthaLewis|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how did you create the transition from light to dark with the background blues and the curved lines? that is amazingly talented!
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snowmask|Professional Traditional Artist
I have a walkthrough of this painting on my website.

The 5th WIP is where I finished the blue. Unfortunately I did not take any photos of the process where I masked all those curved lines.

If you are unfamiliar with masking in watercolours, this tutorial explains it quite well.

Hope this answers your questions :)
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TiffanySamanthaLewis|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! that helped alot. i have one more question: does the masking fixative have to be white or can it be clear?
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snowmask|Professional Traditional Artist
I am not sure what you mean by "masking fixative".

Are you referring to masking fluid?

Or are you referring to the workable fixative?

They are two completely different materials.
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