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Postby Grahamebs » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:33 pm

I'm looking for some advice.
Tell me what you think of my flat
ush technique in watercolor.
Thanks.
Suggestions always great!
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Postby Singular » Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:20 am

It's pretty interesting. I like it. This style is definitely a direction you can choose and do well, as long as you really work at it. Just make sure your lines are crisp and the colors are clean. You do not want the gradients to be muddled or the object to be poorly drawn.

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Postby DLKeur » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:32 am

Concur with Singular.
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Postby rips10 » Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:44 am

Nice paint,You can do it more nice by adding some hard lines touch.Not the whole area only the adges.With black,
own or someother dark colors.Take a soft thin
ush and slightly tuoch the edges of some areas not the whole area.Ofcource if you like the idea :) Best luck to you.Rippy
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Postby ehoeveler » Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:46 am

Wow! Go back and do a simple planar analyses of this mans' face. Way too many planes and colors and swirls. E
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Postby gillerheadstudio » Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:21 am

Hi Grahamebs
I like this style of work and use it myself. I have found since working in this way that the fewer colours the better the work. If you are trying to three-dimensionalise the work always use harmonious colours as this lifts the forgroungd without disconecting the background. Have a look at my website to see some of the work I do and tell me what you think. Keep up the good work.
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Postby DLKeur » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:50 am

I'm afraid I disagree with both echo- and giller-. I like the fact that the work seems to be an expression of emotion and a statement of perspective rather than a simple abstract portraiture. I feel heat. I feel cool. I feel desert. I feel disillusionment, anger, surrender, and stark honesty in a rough around the edges man whose life is in quest abandonment, confronting a world he finds himself suddenly awoken to, as if his bubble has
oken and he's at that moment wavering at that
ink before change happens. So I like what the artist has done compositionally.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:37 pm

Don,t know what is ment by flat
ush. This work reminds me of the 1960's. Makes me think of Woodstock. And a few other things.
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Postby ehoeveler » Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:47 pm

Who is Echo? E
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Postby DLKeur » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:01 pm

Sorry, E. I meant Eho.
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flatbrush technique

Postby Kerra Lindsey » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:42 am

Hi, there! I'm not sure what 'flat
ush technique is'--but I have to tell you--before I found this post I had already seen your image in the 'Faces and Emotions' contest and voted for you. The colors you selected and the way you've laid them in caught my eye--making your piece 'stand out' against some of the other entries for me.

I paint in watercolor, too--not because I'm particularly 'good' in that medium--but most likely because I find it such a challenge to create anything that looks remotely appealing! LOL

Did you receive formal training in art?

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Postby ehoeveler » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:28 pm

Kerra I think you are good! I saw your 'couple' in the Gallery
and gave it a 5. ehoeveler
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Eho!

Postby Kerra Lindsey » Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:51 pm

Wow--thanks, Eho! (grin) I appreciate that...do you welcome all new members this way? :)

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