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What's the inclination of your paper when you paint? 

42%
194 deviants said Perfectly horizontal
22%
102 deviants said Between 0 and 20
20%
90 deviants said Between 20 and 40
7%
32 deviants said Between 40 and 60
5%
23 deviants said Perfectly vertical
2%
10 deviants said Between 60 and 80
2%
9 deviants said Between 80 and 90

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SailingBreezes Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For the most part I work perfectly horizontal, sometimes at a 0-20 degree angle depending on the painting or the wash I want. I used to incline the paper a lot more, but the watercolor just ended up running where I didn't want it to go. This doesn't apply to when I'm rotating the paper board in general to get certain washes to dry the way I want them to.
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MRZ-Tonks Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It varies even during a single painting depending on the desired effect ;)
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contrabassoon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
usually completely flat, but if i want a certain effect i'll play around with it
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FastLaneIllustration Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I flip it around all over the place. depends where i want to push the pigment
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patty-space Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't really know as it depends on what I'm doing. I just let my muse guide me. :)
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ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   General Artist
Depending on the size of the painting, I have different inclinations.
If it's a large work, I'll try to have it vertical (occasionally, if not at all times), so I can get a better view of it. Painting from an angle (laying the paper flat) would create distorted perspective/anatomy.
On the other hand, small works like 5" squares are fine flat because I can easily get a good look just by looking down.
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bcr8tive Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I can't imagine painting in watercolor without having SOME angle as the paint would tend to just "sit" there and watercolor is supposed to move .... (shrugs)
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abasss Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
To each its own I guess. Some people like to have 100% control over their painting, some like to go with the flow.
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bcr8tive Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like to TRY and control watercolor too but the beauty of it is in the fact that it's nigh impossible to actually control - like acrylic or oil ... it surely is a test trying though ...
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abasss Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I went the opposite way, I started it by controlling, using little water, no inclination on the paper and now I'm trying to relax a bit.
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:iconbcr8tive:
bcr8tive Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ya you should try to loosen up - you could find some of those little "happy surprises" ツ
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abasss Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I know, I'm trying! I'm in the group that voted 80-90.
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:iconbcr8tive:
bcr8tive Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
You know what helped me with doing that? Paint on some Yupo. Just a suggestion ....
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:iconabasss:
abasss Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
it's more a state of mind that anything else, I don't think any material is going to help, I only need to let go.
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JamieKinosian Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Somewhere between 20-40 for me probably. I'm not too particular about the incline. Just depends on what I'm doing I guess.
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k8lag Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I work flat and rotate the paper. I only tilt it sometimes and very briefly.
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bpisek Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I go between 0 and 20 mostly. I too rotate the paper, depending what I'm doing.
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Ithilloth Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   General Artist
depends on what I want to paint at the moment. while making gradients it's necessary for me to incline paper in different directions.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Right, um - I think I misinterpreted the poll. I keep paper perfectly flat on a table when painting. If I'm sketching or doodling with watercolour, it doesn't matter as much, but when I am "serious-painting" I keep it flat because I use a lot of water and tricks that wouldn't work if the paper were tilted.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I rotate it very randomly. Some things seem to be easier to do from certain angles, even if that means turning the whole thing upside down. There was one huge painting that I had to tape to my desk because I couldn't keep it stretched otherwise. It was quite annoying not to be able to rotate it at first.
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Forem Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Tilted up horizontal or vertical :D.
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thelittletoybox Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
most of the time i position the paper in an all most vertical way :P i am very careful when i am drawing so water color never runs , by the way most of my friends think that it is very weird
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dieingcity Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
there was not a choice for all of the above, because my paper is never set in one way ^^
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beanscurd Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ee.. i turn it around everytime to get the most comfortable angle for me~
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lupienne Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Usually flat on a tabletop or some such thing, but sometimes it's slightly tilted if I paint on the floor and prop my drawing board on a pillow or something. :)
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Oh god I was thinking about the wrong plane. Your comment made me facepalm :D
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merrilee Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
There's no option for 'all of the above'.
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opalfawn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student General Artist
My inclination changes a lot, depending on what I want the water and color to do. Plus I'm quite addicted to using paper towels while I paint, so I never really have a problem with the color running.
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NoraBlansett Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
I tend to work wet on dry -- but when I work wet on wet, I've been known to play with the incline quite a bit to allow the colours to travel in the direction I prefer.
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