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What type of watercolorist are you? 

51%
348 deviants said A bit of both
34%
228 deviants said Methodical, patient and precise
15%
102 deviants said A wild, untamable beast

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Cat-Bat Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I can't stand being methodical and careful with watercolors. I'm an art student and water-mediums were one of the few things we were encouraged to be loose and crazy with, so I ate that up. I love splattering and dripping and experimenting. I get too frustrated with the unpredictability of the medium otherwise.
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Mysteltain08 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Methodical, patient and precise.

One does not simply
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rush excellence

Excellence because it's better to aim for it than perfection. :U /shot10x
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takano-takuya Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i try to be more pacient, but always i work really quick and chaotic
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GagaPotterTribute Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Artist
Lolz I'm very impatient with everything except my art! :) I am very patient with it and also insane!!! :P
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lilynoelle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I love being wild but it doesn't serve me very well. :(
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zzen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even with loose style you have to be patient when letting the paper dry etc. I noticed that waiting for the right moment is the most important.
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Dariyen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Digital Artist
i know watercolors look amazing when its all neat and clean..talks a lot bout the artists skill..but i prefer to keep things loose n without boundaries..its more like the colors work on their own..i just introduce them to the canvas :)
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Vanessanon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Writer
I'm just learning and have very little patience. I try to be slow and methodical, but i get frustrated and just end up doing whatever coz i know it is gonna look stuffed up in the end anyway :XD:
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Takuichi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mostly the first. but in the last few months i tried to loose up my style a bit, not working THAT precise and fine, allowing myself working a bit more...'unclean'? free? sont have a word for it.
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bettams Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
like tio think i am wild be a bit of a plodder and get stuck in detail may be one day i will be wild xx
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ArtExxo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Wet on wet, and even more wet on that again S:
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Jie-n Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Depends on my mood.
A general rule of thumb for me is:
Precise on the foreground (people etc), wild in the background (even more so since I discovered masking fluid).
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Ithilloth Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012   General Artist
I simply can't be spontaneous when it comes to watercolor. I need to plan everything carefully and precisely, I even wonder how can I be that patient with my paintings, because normally I'm extremely impatient :D I wish I could be less planning and more spontaneous, because it saves a lot of time (which means I can paint moar)
too bad there aren't any tutorials on how to be wild watercolorist T_T
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Samsara888 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I love to go into detail with watercolour pencils. But with marker I often love to do it more spontaneous and wwwild!
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thelittletoybox Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
a bit of both ,it depends ,if i work on a study or still nature i quite patient but sometimes i go wild :P
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Alina-Kurbiel Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Patient, patient, patient but I would like to be wild someday
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lepetitgroin Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hopefully there is the A bit of both ^^ I think depend the mood, the project and the music you listen at this moment. Also the parts of your drawing. But that question make ask questions about how I paint,
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psikopath47 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Born To Be Wild! :headbang:
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alicenpai Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm still unfamiliar to the world of watercolour, so I tend to have really neat outlines and careful planning. I really like the "bloom" technique where you dab colours on wet paper, though, so I guess that's when I'd just be wild, haha. When I start getting used to the tools, I'll become more comfortable with being messy.
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nightkidlaura Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
i tried to be wild with watercolors and it almost always turns out bad for me, to my great disappointment cause i LOVE more wild stuff. but i'm more of an illustrator (my graphic novel is all watercolor and ink) than a traditional painter so being precise tends to be second nature.
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