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How To Piant The Jungle Book in Watercolor by Steven-Powers-SMP How To Piant The Jungle Book in Watercolor :iconsteven-powers-smp:Steven-Powers-SMP 7 0 Salvation Finding the Light by Quinlan Powers by Steven-Powers-SMP Salvation Finding the Light by Quinlan Powers :iconsteven-powers-smp:Steven-Powers-SMP 2 0 How to Paint Tigger...Again by Steven-Powers-SMP How to Paint Tigger...Again :iconsteven-powers-smp:Steven-Powers-SMP 3 0 How to Colorize a Sketch by Steven-Powers-SMP How to Colorize a Sketch :iconsteven-powers-smp:Steven-Powers-SMP 1 0 How To Paint a Rose in Gouache by Steven-Powers-SMP How To Paint a Rose in Gouache :iconsteven-powers-smp:Steven-Powers-SMP 2 0 Artist's Travel Kit by Steven-Powers-SMP Artist's Travel Kit :iconsteven-powers-smp:Steven-Powers-SMP 0 0 Tigger in Watercolor and Colored Pencils by Steven-Powers-SMP Tigger in Watercolor and Colored Pencils :iconsteven-powers-smp:Steven-Powers-SMP 0 0 Water Proof Markers, Pens, and Pencils Challenge by Steven-Powers-SMP Water Proof Markers, Pens, and Pencils Challenge :iconsteven-powers-smp:Steven-Powers-SMP 0 0 Desktop Easel Arm by Steven-Powers-SMP Desktop Easel Arm :iconsteven-powers-smp:Steven-Powers-SMP 1 0 Tinker Bell in Watercolor by Steven-Powers-SMP Tinker Bell in Watercolor :iconsteven-powers-smp:Steven-Powers-SMP 1 0 Sketching Trees in Charcoal by Steven-Powers-SMP Sketching Trees in Charcoal :iconsteven-powers-smp:Steven-Powers-SMP 1 0 Pooh Bear in Watercolor by Steven-Powers-SMP Pooh Bear in Watercolor :iconsteven-powers-smp:Steven-Powers-SMP 0 0 Stitch in Watercolor by Steven-Powers-SMP Stitch in Watercolor :iconsteven-powers-smp:Steven-Powers-SMP 0 0 Passing Time by Steven-Powers-SMP Passing Time :iconsteven-powers-smp:Steven-Powers-SMP 1 0 Madison and Maverick by Steven-Powers-SMP Madison and Maverick :iconsteven-powers-smp:Steven-Powers-SMP 3 0 In Transition by Steven-Powers-SMP In Transition :iconsteven-powers-smp:Steven-Powers-SMP 0 0


Cozy Little Place III by JJcanvas Cozy Little Place III :iconjjcanvas:JJcanvas 736 15 Mountain tree by ElenaDudina Mountain tree :iconelenadudina:ElenaDudina 2,936 186 Electric Blue by Laovaan Electric Blue :iconlaovaan:Laovaan 1,126 29 Good Friends II by andreasrocha Good Friends II :iconandreasrocha:andreasrocha 1,985 34 Raruurien Page 61 by N-Maulina Raruurien Page 61 :iconn-maulina:N-Maulina 436 31 Lucius Malfoy PASTELL traditional by AStoKo Lucius Malfoy PASTELL traditional :iconastoko:AStoKo 4,875 807 Market Street by andreasrocha Market Street :iconandreasrocha:andreasrocha 2,259 22 Ghost ship by ElenaDudina Ghost ship :iconelenadudina:ElenaDudina 4,802 526 Treecko by kenket Treecko :iconkenket:kenket 723 39 Drawlloween 2017 - Mummy by AbigailLarson Drawlloween 2017 - Mummy :iconabigaillarson:AbigailLarson 1,549 27 10-sketch practice by AnDary 10-sketch practice :iconandary:AnDary 51 11 Winter Travellers by andreasrocha Winter Travellers :iconandreasrocha:andreasrocha 1,630 29 Pens 7 by AnDary Pens 7 :iconandary:AnDary 22 0 Pens 5 by AnDary Pens 5 :iconandary:AnDary 111 9 Nyssa by Ploopie Nyssa :iconploopie:Ploopie 374 87 Lisha by Ploopie Lisha :iconploopie:Ploopie 268 55


How To Piant The Jungle Book in Watercolor
The original Disney animated movies are a great resource to use to practice your watercolor techniques.  This is the opening scene of The Jungle Book taken from a still of the illustrated version of the book.

Full Tutorial can be found on my blog at the link below.
Salvation Finding the Light by Quinlan Powers
This is my son's book that he self-published on Amazon. I did  write-up on it at and the eBook can be found at If you are into fantasy and science fiction, this is for you. Check it out and let me know what you think.  The book should be available in paperback this week.



Journal History

For my complete articles and tutorials, visit my SITE. That is where I do most of my business and you can find links to resources, complete portfolio, prints and video tutorials.

Hope to see you there,


Steven Powers (SMP)
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a freelance Concept Artist and Writer. I believe the painting must tell a story and invoke a feeling in the audience.

I'm a self-taught artist and through the years I have been a musician, a fighter, a soldier, machinist, salesman, and a father. I have jumped out of airplanes; written songs and short stories; hold degrees in Web Design and Network Administration; extensive background in communications and computer science. I have always loved movies and animation, which eventually led me into video editing, then into Digital Arts. Though I have always been able to draw, I unfortunately had no official training other than "Art Appreciation" and "Technical Drawing" courses. So through a lot of time, effort, tutorials and guidance from others, I have been able to fill in some of the missing pieces.

Eventually I realize that throughout the years I have been building skills that are an asset to digital artists. My mechanical skills are a great asset in 3D modeling and concept art; Athletics and understanding of movement has helped with animation; Musical, Audio/Video skills are required for even the shortest animation; and while being a avid movie watcher, I had been training my eye. Art is a life long journey ...there will always be something new to learn.

If you have any questions please contact me at,


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darkalfar Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Are You Happy :iconominouswatchplz:  thank you for the watch, it is much appreciated Daisy thanks for watchUltra Excitement
simbalm Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2017  Student General Artist
Hi! furious wave by nillemotes Just wanted to say keep up the great work and have a wonderful day
Btw, thanks for the favs!
I'm Famous Stamp by Khrinx
Pajunen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016
Thanks for the :+fav:
MightyRaptor Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Student Digital Artist
dommylive Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the +fav :D Handshake 

Your work is wonderful also :clap: 
Steven-Powers-SMP Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
Ploopie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Hey there!
I just stopped by to say thanks alot for the watch! :heart:
I'm glad you liked my art and I really appreciate your support.
Hope you will have a wonderful day! :huggle:
Steven-Powers-SMP Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome.  I hope to have a couple of design sketches up shortly [traditional medai].  Been busy lately with life.  So times I'm more productive than others. Thanks for stopping by.
Ploopie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014   Digital Artist
I know how it is, I have been busy with life as well.. or well I have no clue what I am doing with the time sometimes :XD:
I have not been drawing for months now >.<
Steven-Powers-SMP Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I may not have time to do a real project, but I do keep a mechanical pencil and pen in my pocket and doodle on spare paper or small sketch book ...if I like an idea that I sketch I will scan or take a pic with my cell.  I was on a call for over an hour or two at a customer's site and doodled on a large cardboard box.  It turned into a mural by the time I was done.  Not everything was great but I still took about 4 snapshots to document it.
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