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I Started To Paint 6 Months Ago, Here Are The Results
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I Started To Paint 6 Months Ago, Here Are The Results

The main difference between traditional and digital art is that there is no “undo” button especially when it comes to watercolor. I have started my watercolor journey just 6 months ago. For my very first painting, I used some 6 colors watercolor set which you can find in any supermarket’s crafts section. And I didn’t even know the difference between professional watercolor paper and paper I could buy in a supermarket.

But painting animals doesn’t feel like creating a decent looking painting out of its reference. It’s about sharing a mood and building character’s personality. And of course, every animal is like my own pet and I wanted only the best for them. So a couple of moths ago I finally purchased my first professional block of watercolor paper and a decent set of watercolors. And I was surprised how important tools are. Proper tools give you +10 (or 100!) to your skills! You can save on brushes, even on paints but never try to save on paper! It does make a difference.

Since I don’t dare to call myself a professional yet. I always paint on a smaller sheet of paper first and then I make a larger and better-looking version of the painting.

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Mark Fergel
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look fantastic. I'm going to assume you were actually drawing/etc. prior to working in watercolor?

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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I took some painting classes back in school, but it was...weird: they didn't even tell us that we should use watercolor paper for watercolor, and didn't show us any techniques. It reminded more of painting walls with huge brush. And the results were as ugly as the process itself lol But yes, I've been drawing a lot since I was little :)

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Scika
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

6 months?! 'grabing a shovel and starting selfburying...'

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Mark Fergel
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look fantastic. I'm going to assume you were actually drawing/etc. prior to working in watercolor?

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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I took some painting classes back in school, but it was...weird: they didn't even tell us that we should use watercolor paper for watercolor, and didn't show us any techniques. It reminded more of painting walls with huge brush. And the results were as ugly as the process itself lol But yes, I've been drawing a lot since I was little :)

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Scika
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

6 months?! 'grabing a shovel and starting selfburying...'

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