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Tiger and Boar by Rowkey Tiger and Boar by Rowkey
Another sophomore year final! "Two animals interacting, painted in watercolor"...I kinda failed the interacting part, but I learned a heck of a lot about my new watercolor set. Not sure if it was the board I was using (Crescent cold press) or the paints (Utrecht brand), but they would not lift out when I tried to pick up some of the colors. So um. Will experiment with that this summer.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Marvelous!  :D
Great composition, lighting, forms.
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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emilyonthehunt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Really love the colours in this.
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Sciurida Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think this turned out amazing. I especially love the subtle blends of cool blues for shading without having it to take much away from the main color and actual form. It stayed very crisp! I'm not sure how one would do that without masking fluid or a really steady and or swift hand.
Awesome job. <3
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love these expressions, especially the one of the tiger, it's amazing :D Really nice shading and the technique of coloring overall.
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Morag-I Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011   General Artist
Interesting that it looks like they're on the same team. 'Team'? Hehe. I love the shadows.
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Rowkey Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I realized after a few paint layers that they aren't quite...a'hmm...interacting. Looks more like they're going to join forces and take down the Mongols or something. :lol: BETTER PLANNING IS NEEDED NEXT TIME, methinks.
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scrii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student
it is taking me so much effort not to favourite everything in your gallery haha hot damn you are amazing!! i love how clean and interesting (both visually & conceptually) this is :)
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Rowkey Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, seriously! :heart:
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous; great poses, color palette, and style . Your color transitions/washes are so smooth! Which I find to be very much enviable. :)

I am thinking that it is the crescent board that kept your pigment from lifting off. I'd only tried the hot press version myself, and that positively hated me using watercolor on it! :XD:
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Rowkey Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh jeez, hotpress. I could never get a feel for that stuff no matter what media I tried with it- blechh!

Thank you so much for all the compliments! Now I'm all inspired to do more straight watercoloring; it usually falls victim to my rabid mixed media tendencies. This is probably the only just watercolor thing in my entire gallery. :lol:

Gotta catch back up with your art! I kinda fell off of the e-art scene for a while there
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: I'm turning out to be the opposite: I've made so many serious attempts at working with coldpress papers in the past few months, but when it comes time for me to add new layers... oh, how it hates me! :lol: I'm far from being accomplished in the medium of watercolor, so it's very possible the problem is entirely my fault. I do like using coldpress for beautiful soft washes, like you did here. And it usually lifts so nicely!

Mixed media is an awesome thing (you get the best of all mediums!), but since I myself have the same tendencies, I know what you mean when you talk about trying for something that is a single medium. (For me, I think it may have been close to a year since my last attempt.) SO. I hear you there.

You did disappear for a bit... and I recognized your work, which is why I really wanted to leave a comment! I also wanted to say that I seriously envy your creativity, especially in regards to characters and their designs. It's like a breath of fresh air. :)
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ChromaColors Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
They look ready to tag-team someone straight to hell!
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Rowkey Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You get the best comment award! :'D
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ChromaColors Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Can I haz an Internetz?
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Rowkey Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ALL OF 'EM
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ChromaColors Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
YOU'RE SO GENEROUS!
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Pannya Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Very nice! The colours are just l;ovely
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coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student Filmographer
Wonderful!
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Psshaw Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
MAN what a cool, clean technique! It better occur to me to paint in shapes next time I try watercolor.

This just looks super good. Are the gradients just you going over it in a different color? Annnnd is that salt in the background I see
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Kojote-Coyote Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loving that tiger. You've got a talent for this kind of thing; I can't paint with watercolors to save my life. xD
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terceleto Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Watercolours are by far my favourite medium to work with and admire. You've done a fantastic job here. I love the blending of the colours on the two figures and the linelessness of it all. It's reminiscent of papercuttings, which are also lots of fun!
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Rowkey Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, thank you so much, Isiriu! I was quite inspired by this artist while composing this image, which really shows in the flattened shapes. c:
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desycat Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
yeah!!
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iktis Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
asdfghjkl so awesome! I love it with wtercolors when everything looks like a perfectly shaped color patch. Tha boar is great! Take step by step photos next time you paint something like this please! Or give me some tips, watercolor is such a simple yet powerful medium! *__*
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Rowkey Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Eee, I certainly will once I get more comfy with the paints! :D For some reason I've always felt more at home with watercolor than any other paint...
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DimensionWolf Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
I want you to know that I love this. The shaping on the tiger and boar is beautiful. The water colors are also lovely. Teach me your ways...;-; I love the result that water colors give, but have like, no idea how to use them.
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Rowkey Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
If I wasn't leaving on the last Friday of school, I'd say we should have a watercolor party over the weekend, but alas. :c

Thank you so much, though, Di! :heart:
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YugiGirl Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
That tiger looks so pissed. I would not want to be that boar.
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Klang17 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
-drools everywhere-
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