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Black and White
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Published: July 11, 2008
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Reference from :iconkhaosdog: :heart:

I seem to have a love-hate relationship with watercolor pencil :noes: The salt didn't work in the center so it's kind of...really ugly there. Sorry ;^;

It probably would have turned out a lot of better if I had just drawn it in Photoshop :bucktooth:

But at this point I'm tired of seeing it sitting on my desk, so I figured I should just upload it and get it over with.
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ladybleedingpoisonStudent General Artist
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lol
I did something similar.... what a coincidence :):D
don worry I did not refer yours :P
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xLithium0509Student Traditional Artist
Ahaha, wow. The background looks really cool :D

This was referenced from a photo from *khaosdog's gallery, so yeah =p
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VMa3Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice piece! I love the duality of it, and it kinda reminds me of an old legend I've heard sometime ago!
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xLithium0509Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :D What is the legend?
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VMa3Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a Native Americand legend on how the crows came to be black. In short, a man who turned into a white crow was warning the animals when the hunters were comming. One day Coyote came into the hunters village who were starving and decided to help them. He disguised himself as a bull elk and let himself be killed and butchered by the hunters. The crow wondering how he could have overlooked one of the animals, come closer but realized that it must have been Coyote in disguise. After a while and many tries to make Coyote turn himself back into his human form by hurting him, he came to realized that it wasn't Coyote, since the dead Elk didn't responded to his peaking. As he was about to fly away Coyote caught him and decided that, for punition, he would put him in a bonfire until Withe Crow would turn black. Then he cursed him to live a scavenger life as a bird frightened by everything.

There is another one too (that I don't remember too well) about how the crows turned back on the people and were punished by turning black, except for the one who didn't join them and stayed pure whom remained white.
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xLithium0509Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow :o that's really neat. Thanks for answering me about that, aha. I've always liked crows, so...heh.
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VMa3Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! ^^ I like them to, so it'S always fun sharing stories and legends about them! :3
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DigiX101Hobbyist Artist
FFFF

Teach me to paint. :C
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xLithium0509Student Traditional Artist
Okay :iconicameplz: /sends you taping of my secret techniques

That's a joke, just to clarify. I has no secret techniques :C
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DigiX101Hobbyist Artist
XD; It's okay. *patpat*
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synconi Artisan Crafter
So beautifully done, I love how you slip in the grey, stormy background between them, white, grey and black...and I also love the texture of the birds' feathers. :love:
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xLithium0509Student Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you so much :D
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synconi Artisan Crafter
My pleasure! :heart:
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HeavyMetalHanzoProfessional General Artist
Are you kidding me?!
This is simply beautiful,my hats off to you.
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xLithium0509Student Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks. I'm more confident about it more now that I've gotten some positive feedback on it from folks, but I wish the damned salt would have worked right! Ahaha. *Tips hat* o.O
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PowerCrystalPowerHobbyist General Artist
This really reminds me of The Stand by Stephen King. Beautiful job. Watercolor pencils give me no end of trouble but it came out wonderfully.
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xLithium0509Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! Oh, I loved that book, it's one of my favorites of King's. Makes me happy it reminds you of it, lol.

Yeah, watercolor pencils can be a pain sometimes, but they're cleaner than regular watercolor, I think.
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PowerCrystalPowerHobbyist General Artist
It may also depend on the brand. I used to have them but I know I need to buy some more. 8) What kind do you have? I like how they look on bristol vellum but they look interesting on watercolor paper as well.
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xLithium0509Student Traditional Artist
I use fantasia, but I'd like to experiment with a couple different brands. Fantasia is the only one I can find around here though :noes:

The only art store around here is more of a craft store and it's really expensive. Meijers sometimes has good art supplies for fairly cheap, though, but they don't have a very wide range. A Michael's is being built in town, though. I'm super excited about it :XD: I'd prefer Blick's, but the closest one is in Chicago and that's still too far.

Maybe it's the type of paper I'm using, though. I used some random watercolor paper, I'll mess around with papers when I have the money to do so. Is bristol expensive?
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PowerCrystalPowerHobbyist General Artist
I have a Utrecht near me but I normally splurge online. I like utrecht.com or cheapjoes.com. Bristol board is a cardstock. It's really cheap actually.
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xLithium0509Student Traditional Artist
Ah, I haven't thought about buying it online. Thanks, I'll be sure to look for some bristol board :D
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VyrilienHobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! It's so beautiful! I'm happy you decided not to use Photoshop, the watercolour pencils are giving this piece a whole different feel. I love it :)
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xLithium0509Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :D I agree it gives it a different feel--maybe I'm just not used to what traditional media adds.
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