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The Great Fall Tree by MissTopaz The Great Fall Tree by MissTopaz
This is the background for Nyu's drawing

I would love some really good comments on this, i want to get better
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inbach Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Wow, great colors. simple and beautiful
MissTopaz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you!
Seinde Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
Hey, i saw this on Mistresslegato's journal and i really think it is a beautiful image.

so you want some critique eh?

The reason why this piece is so good is because it has good design--very nice usage of space. However, you didn't quite tap into what watercolor is about. If it weren't for the grain on the paper, I would have easily mistaken this for tempera paint. While you did a great job with brushwork, you used too much control. The way you get a really stunning watercolor painting is to let the water and pigment run freely. that paper is thick, it can take layers and layers of water; it's okay to let the colors run.

I would suggest running a wet brush over the area you're going to color and then put the color on. and don't be afraid to do a full page wash in a light tone before you add in anything, it takes care of white space and sets a mood.

hope that helps ^^
if you have any questions, just ask
MissTopaz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THat was wonderful feed back, and you are so right. I think this was like the 2nd painting i did. I was fearful while doing this of the water running every wear, but i think i started to get the feel of the paint and the water

Is all the pieces in you gallery water color? I am taking a quick look and i see what you mean with the show the feel of the paper. amd i love the idea of a light wash!

How long have you been doing water color?
Seinde Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
most of my work is watercolor now, it's kind of a lazy medium XD because you just wash and let it sit. I really started this past summer...because i suddenly realized how easily it fills up space on a page lol. that and it's a REALLY cheap medium--a tube or block lasts like...years
MissTopaz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well for the most part its chep enless you get to really good stuff. and i think i have only gone through one tube myself, lol. Have you tought yourself how to work the colors or have to taken a class?
Seinde Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
mostly just wasted paper and taught myself---i knew a lot of the theory from studying chemistry and once you know why it does what it does, it get pretty easy to control
CielElric Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Very lively. #_#
MissTopaz Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^>^ it is
emmystar Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist
It's so beautiful!!
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