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lilium inter spinas by duss005 lilium inter spinas by duss005
i know- ivy, again!

this be a prelim to a bigger piece, but i figured i'd color it anyway since the final is a lifetime away from completion it seems.

7"x12" watercolor on 300lb hotpress
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weshoyot Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
it's okay. you're still cool. and you inspired me to do a poison ivy piece...yu ever do watercolor on bristol board or no?
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duss005 Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
i do sometimes! usually smaller sized ones since it curls less
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weshoyot Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
yeah, im having the curl problem. i thought maybe if i taped it down, but then the center buckles...im dumb too. painting on bristol when i have a mint thing of arches paper. DOH!
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duss005 Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
watercolor takes a bit longer to soak in as well on bristol, the water usually dries up before the pigment has a chance to spread and mix evenly, gives it a muddy look sort of. If you dont have watercolor paper, you can also try a brand like aquabee 92 lbs that has a bit of a tooth so the pigments sit better. But for that, i'd not really go over 9x14 as it will warp and buckle.

the most fun to be had can be with just watercolor paper though, if you like the smoothness and slick of bristol, go for a hotpress paper rather than a coldpress which is more toothy and rough. fabriano artistico makes my favorite. Lanaquarel also makes a very smooth/slick paper at hotpress, but its super soft and absorbent, so you've less time to work on it unless its on colder days- but your colors will mix very lovely.

hope that helps!
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weshoyot Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
awesomeness!! thanks! i bought a big thing of the arches paper for a job that never fell through, the block thing, where the pages re all sealed together...can you just paint on the sheets as you go or is it best to tear the sheets out and then paint on them?? thanks o' watercolor master!!!
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duss005 Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
dude! you gotta tear them out man haha. shitz gonna soak thru crazy.
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Now, if I didn't know any better, I'd think you have a massive art-crush on Miss Ivy. :P

Which I don't mind in the least, because you draw her very well. :D
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Budjette Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Writer
that's just lovely

:)

and she still looks deadly
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heycheri Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the watercolor on the face is surprisingly well-done. comes natural, huh?
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duss005 Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
thanks cheri! not as natural, just mostly a slacker move.
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