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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
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MissTopaz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you!
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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
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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?
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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
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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?
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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
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CielElric Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Very lively. #_#
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MissTopaz Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^>^ it is
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emmystar Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist
It's so beautiful!!
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