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Nomena art: Tribute to Vermeer and Fire Butterfly
« Reply #345 on: September 01, 2018, 10:08:15 AM »
I made a watercolour version of "Girl with the Pearl Earring", painted by the dutch artist Vermeer in 1665 ... I don't think it's doing justice to the original but I guess I can try again another time.

Process: https://youtu.be/fXpmwtbP9zI
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And another artwork about butterflies with fire as a theme
Process: https://youtu.be/XNIJ3NB6yrQ
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How about some violin :)
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Re: Nomena Art & Tutorials at reply 124, p.9
« Reply #346 on: September 01, 2018, 03:27:22 PM »
I'm having flashbacks to Art History class. I wasn't prepared for this.

But still an excellent rendering.

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Re: Nomena Art & Tutorials at reply 124, p.9
« Reply #347 on: September 02, 2018, 08:13:36 AM »
I'm having flashbacks to Art History class. I wasn't prepared for this.

But still an excellent rendering.
Thank you :D, I think history is good to remember so we may learn from it.
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Cheers,
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https://youtu.be/yGdmqwjKoD8

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Re: Nomena Art & Tutorials at reply 124, p.9
« Reply #348 on: September 02, 2018, 10:31:11 AM »
We stand on the shoulders of giants. It's true in just about everything.

Good stuff Nomena!

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Re: Nomena Art & Tutorials at reply 124, p.9
« Reply #349 on: September 09, 2018, 10:17:46 AM »
Wasn't expected to see Vermeer on a forum like this  :D I think you did great job!
I feel like watercolour can be quite difficult medium to master (i know i've given up xD). Your watercolor art is beautiful, i really like the face with butterfly and fire theme :)

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Re: Nomena Art & Tutorials at reply 124, p.9
« Reply #350 on: September 26, 2018, 04:48:39 PM »
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I guess I can try again another time.
doing the exact same piece is a great way to check improved skill!!

I had a look at the original. apart from a bit of anatomy issues with the face I think you got it pretty close. It definitely looks like the same person I think. Watercolour is softer colours than the original but that maybe can't be helped.
I noticed you gave the earing a white border, was that deliberate?
For the clothes I know that more variation of shade will add realism but I'm stuck on that myself so can't help more than that.

love the butterfly one. I think the eyes were done well.

I've noticed that you dont go into small details too much? is that a watercolour problem or you don't use a variety of brush sizes? (too many things I don't know about watercolour!!!) If you view your art at a smaller scale it looks much better which can imply a lack of detail or small details at least. I think.
I should try out watercolour at some point hmmmmm :P

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Re: Nomena Art & Tutorials at reply 124, p.9
« Reply #351 on: September 27, 2018, 03:22:25 PM »
Thank you suup

I noticed you gave the earing a white border, was that deliberate?
yes I did it on purpose because I didn't think it looked enough like a pearl without it  :-\ , although I still don't think it looks like a pearl  :noidea: so I'll have to do better next time :D

I've noticed that you dont go into small details too much? is that a watercolour problem or you don't use a variety of brush sizes?
I should try out watercolour at some point hmmmmm :P
I think it is both, I seem unwilling to use variety of brushes even though I have different kinds and also unwilling to go into small details. It's also due to my time constrain but you know Leonardo da Vinci said: "Art is never finished, only abandoned"

You should definitely try, it's kind of difficult to control the water but it's very satisfying  ;) ... I've been thinking of trying out oil paint lately, I already tried acrylics but I didn't like it :noidea: .
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Re: Nomena Art & Tutorials at reply 124, p.9
« Reply #352 on: September 27, 2018, 04:14:37 PM »
You should definitely try, it's kind of difficult to control the water but it's very satisfying  ;) ... I've been thinking of trying out oil paint lately, I already tried acrylics but I didn't like it :noidea: .

Wet media really has a mind of its own. I'm also going to spend this winter trying to tame it. Because it almost kicked my behind last year. Really makes you appreciate realistic paintings just because of how difficult it is to make paint create a sensible image.

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Re: Nomena Art & Tutorials at reply 124, p.9
« Reply #353 on: September 29, 2018, 11:10:15 AM »
Yeah with more time it is indeed easier to add more details. I hate spending time on a piece so I always struggle with that addage.

I will certainly give it a shot at some point, although I can't say when. I will probably chicken out and trace a digital artwork so I can't mess up the original :P I must say oils and acrylics stand out more to me as what I would like to use as I like bright bold colours but it really depends on what I have in my cupboards lol

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Also makes you appreciate traditional artists' skill more as they don't have undo and layers the same as digital artists do.

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Re: Nomena Art & Tutorials at reply 124, p.9
« Reply #354 on: October 30, 2018, 04:00:01 PM »
I think the tribute to the Girl with a Pearl Earring is a great example of how good you're getting with watercolor. Shading is notoriously difficult with watercolor, which is why my art major fwb I mean roommate prefers to work with acrylics and oils. Earlier I read something about watercolor pencils. I see those around quite a bit. They seem helpful for getting a strong, crisp element into the very fluid and I-do-what-I-want-heck-the-artist medium that is watercolor. What's your experience been like working with them?