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AquaTips - Mixing Black

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 3, 2010, 8:30 PM
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This is the another installment of an ongoing feature called AquaTips. Members of the club are encouraged to submit tips and techniques they discovered or use to create and enjoy watercolors. Just send a note to the club with "Tip" in the subject line and we will put it into our AquaTips collection. Come together watercolorists, and share the treasure that is our knowledge! :love:

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submitted by bobby297uk
For me BLACK is a killer of any area it touches...In nature/life black is not just that simple. look at it carefully.
i used a mixture of the following colors to give a warmer undead black.

Prussian Blue + Alizarin Crimson + Burnt Sienna

Prussian Blue + Alizarin Crimson + Burnt Umber

Prussian Blue + Alizarin Crimson + Raw Umber




AquaTalk: CamillaMalcus

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 27, 2010, 1:47 PM
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Hello watercolor friends! :wave:

It's been a great month and we keep rolling out new features! Our admins keep looking for ways to share our art, learn more about making art, using techniques, and learning more about each other.

Welcome to our newest feature, AquaTalk! Each month, we will choose a member of watercolorists to interview. you will gain insight to their general artistic goals, their watercolor technique, and little of their personality as well.

This month we interviewed the lovely CamillaMalcus, where we get an indepth look at her approach to her realistic paintings and portrayals of nature.



:bulletblue: First of all, please tell us a bit about yourself.
I was born and raised in Sweden, where I still live today. I've always enjoyed painting, but it wasn't until a few years ago that I started to approach it more seriously.


:bulletblue: When did you start painting with watercolors? Why do you use watercolors to create art?
If I remember right, I got my first watercolours when I was 14 years old.
Initially, I loved the medium for its convenience; easy to bring along when going somewhere, handy for the few materials needed, and, most of all, a real winner when it comes to the ease of cleaning the brushes.
Nowadays I can't think of another medium I'd rather use. I've tried a few other techniques, but I'm always drawn back to watercolours like a magnet. I love everything about the medium, not least the challenge.



:bulletblue: Who is your favorite watercolorist? Do you have a favorite on deviantArt?
Oh, tough question. I love many different watercolourists and many different styles, so it's difficult to name just one or two.

Obscurity by CamillaMalcus The Lion by CamillaMalcus Dolphins by CamillaMalcus

:bulletblue: What inspires you to create? If you're uninspired can you paint the same?
I'm inspired by people and my surroundings -both at home and when I travel- but also by photos and images that I find appealing in one way or another. DA is a great source of inspiration.
It has only happened once that I've repainted the same motive (using different media), and I doubt it will happen again. I try to vary my subjects as much as possible.



:bulletblue: What do you want to communicate with your art? And how does watercolor help you accomplish this?
Strange as it may sound, I've never really painted with the intention of communicating through my art. I paint mostly because I enjoy the process, and I don't necessarily feel the need to show the outcome to anyone. That said however, all the lovely comments and the support here on DA have really helped to motivate me and inspire future paintings.


:bulletblue: What is a watercolor technique you use a lot? Craziest technique you have done to achieve a certain effect?
My main technique is wet-on-dry, with quite a lot of fine detail work.
The craziest technique might have been when I tried using a gauze bandage to create a textured effect. I failed dismally.



:bulletblue: What's your favourite color? Do you "abuse" of that color in your paintings?
My favourite colour is a deep bluish green; a slightly muted emerald. I might have abused it somewhat... *laughs* I can never tire of it. As far as clean, unmixed colours are concerned, I just can't live without French Ultramarine. Payne's Gray is another essential.


:bulletblue: How do you know when a piece is finished?
I usually stop when I'm somewhat satisfied with the result. I prefer to paint smaller areas at a time and finish them completely before moving on to another. That helps me focus and keeps me from going back and risk overworking particular details.


Action by CamillaMalcus Girl from Pushkar by CamillaMalcus Siberian Husky by CamillaMalcus

:bulletblue: Any watercolors story/anecdote you would like to share?
I've been wrecking my brain, but I'm afraid I can't think of anything at the moment; my watercolour painting sessions are rather uneventful. ;)


:bulletblue: Best advice you've been given
Since I'm autodidact and don't really know anyone that paints, I can't say I've been given any useful advice. Odd, when I think about it.


:bulletblue: Any other thoughts you want to share?
Hmm...Perhaps that I think DA is a great place, and that I'm very glad I joined.


Tubes or pans?
Pans, always.

Watercolored pencils y/n?
No, I've never taken to them.

Masking fluid y/n?
Yes, I can't live without it.

Hot press or cold press?
Cold press. I like the texture and the way it handles the paint.

Studio or outdoor?
Studio. I'd get too distracted outdoors.

Left-handed or right-handed?
Right-handed.

Morning person or night owl?
Night owl. It sometimes stretches to the morning though, so maybe I should say both.

Sports or couch potato?
A healthy mix in between.

Half full or half empty?
Half full, of course. ;)

Batman or Superman?
Neither. I'm not much of a comics person.

Dog or cat?
I love all animals, but I'd have to say dog. Unless reptile is an option.

Winter by CamillaMalcus Vendedor de Varanasi by CamillaMalcus Tiger by CamillaMalcus


Thank you Camilla!!


AquaProject #1 Tools of the Trade

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 24, 2010, 10:18 AM
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Hello watercolor friends! :wave:

Welcome to a brand new feature we like to call AquaProject. AquaProject will be a group participation event. We want as many artists of every skill level to participate! We will feature tasks and lessons that all deviants can share. Even non-members can participate and be featured in our favorites. The types of projects can vary (and we can always use project ideas!) Of course you can create and put something in this folder at anytime, but we will not update the journal after its original post. Just create your piece and add it to the  favorites folder

Tools of the Trade


23 of you gathered your knowledge and shared it with us! Yes! :w00t: Thank you, I sure we've all learned something new from your efforts. Here are the following pieces we received.

:bulletgreen: Want to see solid supplies for beginning painting? These guys have it!
:thumb149172415: Tools of the trade by abasss My Watercolor Setup by THEVOMIST Watercolor set up by drgnelf watercolor setup by thelovelytabb SomeToolsoftheTrade by lilhazelstar Watercolors tools of the trade by Martina-G trade of the tools by torVs

:bulletgreen: Here's some great info about paper!
:thumb149790104: Tools of the Trade by Sigune tools of trade by cabepfir

:bulletgreen: Great details on all your supplies!
watercolour tools of trade by wildhaggisis

:bulletgreen: Other great descriptions of supplies and techniques!
:thumb149034504: Watercolour tools by slowdanceee Tools by deviantmike423 Tools of the Trade by p-e-a-k My watercolors tools by Shaimaaelshatter My tools by hcollazo2000 My Tools by zzen Watercolour tools by nienor Tools of the Trade by CamillaMalcus Tools of trade by martinacecilia Watercolor Set-up by LilithVallin My Watercolor Tools by KelliRoos

Stay tuned for our next AquaProject next month! :D Bye!



Reminder of Rules, Updated FAQ

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 16, 2010, 3:10 PM
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Hello watercolor friends! :wave:

Myself and my fellow admins cannot believe how much this group has grown. I'm so excited I can help you with sharing and learning watercolors. I want to update you of our submission rules. I have to reject more and more pieces each day and explain to people why. I am reposting the rules on submissions from the FAQ. Which you can always find answers to your watercolorists questions.

RULE UPDATES

Due to the great success of the club and our member's excitement to share their works, we have had a flood of pieces in the past 2 weeks! Over 85 two weeks ago, and almost 100 this week! This is a great strain on our member's inboxes, who do not check dA everyday. Also, members will stop watching the club, meaning fewer people see your work. So we must strike a balance in how many works we submit and exposure. In an attempt to ease this, I will only upload 10 pieces a day. Also, you can only submit 1 (one) piece every 2 (two) weeks. If you try to send in a piece before this is 2-week period is up, I will decline your work.

UPDATED FAQ

:bulletgreen: Gallery
Members are allowed to submit to our gallery. Please read and follow these rules.
:bulletblue: Deviations created with watercolor, liquid watercolor, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, and gouache are welcome. Watercolor mixed with other media is acceptable, but the watercolor must be highlighted and executed as the dominant media. If not, we will decline your work.
:bulletblue: Only 1 (one) deviation every 2 weeks per artist. If you submit more, we will decline your work.
:bulletblue: Submit finished paintings. No in-progress works or paint sketches. We will decline your work.
:bulletblue: Please submit your artwork to the proper sub gallery.
Need help submitting to the group? These three tutorials explain the process.




AquaTips - Member Tutorials

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 9, 2009, 12:28 PM


This is the another installment of an ongoing feature called AquaTips. Members of the club are encouraged to submit tips and techniques they discovered or use to create and enjoy watercolors. Just send a note to the club with "Tip" in the subject line and we will put it into our AquaTips collection. Come together watercolorists, and share the treasure that is our knowledge! :love:


:star: Member/Affiliate Watercolor Tutorials :star:


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Watercolour Basics - Materials by the-artists-cubby

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Watercolour Basics - Technique by the-artists-cubby

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Watercolour Basics - Greens by the-artists-cubby

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Watercolour Demos - Wet vs Dry by the-artists-cubby

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Watercolour Basics - Palette by the-artists-cubby

watercolor tutorial by AgataKa19
watercolor tutorial by AgataKa19

Dedication tutorial by AgataKa19
Dedication tutorial by AgataKa19

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Fantasy Painting in Watercolor by MissyAcker

medieval-houseTutorial by GrimDreamArt
medevial-houseTutorial by GrimDreamArt


Palette Breakdown by GH-MoNGo

Brush Log by GH-MoNGo

Practical Colors Tutorial by KelliRoos
Practical Colors Tutorial by KelliRoos




Water Colour Tutorial ENG Ver. by NiceMinD
Water Colour Tutorial ENG Ver. by NiceMinD

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traditional paintings tutorial by MsAsharah

circe Invidiosa Tutorial pt 1 by Milosflaca
circe Invidiosa Tutorial pt 1 by Milosflaca

Circe Invidiosa Tutorial pt 2 by Milosflaca
Circe Invidiosa Tutorial pt 2 by Milosflaca

Watercolour Tutorial01: Kaname by milostudio
Watercolour Tutorial01: Kaname by milostudio


Watercolour Tutorial by jeriweaver

Capturing Light and Form by rsharts
Capturing Light and Form by rsharts

Mature Content

Teeth: the Step by Step by Silveril

Teeth: the Step by Step by Silveril

Watercolor tutorial no. 1 by andreuccettiart
Watercolor tutorial no. 1 by andreuccettiart

Watercolor tutorial n.2 by andreuccettiart
Watercolor tutorial n.2 by andreuccettiart

tutorial for watercolor by ekoyagami
tutorial for watercolor by ekoyagami

Watercolors+Masking fluid tut. by Martina-G
Masking Fluid tutorial by Martina-G







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FAQ about tools by Bory-Einfrost

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