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What type of watercolorist are you? 

348 deviants said A bit of both
228 deviants said Methodical, patient and precise
103 deviants said A wild, untamable beast

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CatBatArt 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.
Mysteltain08 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Methodical, patient and precise.

One does not simply
rush excellence

Excellence because it's better to aim for it than perfection. :U /shot10x
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
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
lilynoelle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I love being wild but it doesn't serve me very well. :(
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.
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 :)
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:
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.
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
EspenSkar Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wet on wet, and even more wet on that again S:
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).
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
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!
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
Alina-Kurbiel Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Patient, patient, patient but I would like to be wild someday
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,
psikopath47 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Born To Be Wild! :headbang:
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.
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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