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Art Review 2011

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Illustrators and artists that I like/have influenced me:
Ilon Wikland
Gabrielle Vincent…
Marcel Marlier
Beatrix Potter…
C.Barkley's Flower Fairies…
Hergé's Tintin,
Goscinny's Astérix,
Shirley Hughes…
etc and they've definitely influenced my style much more than any mangas or anime comics/films. :D

I do admire the skills of some manga artists like Ayumi Kasai…
but I'm not overly fond of the way faces and limbs are drawn.

However there are some Eastern artists on DA that I really like, they work in a fairly manga-ish style, but their watercolour skills are amazing….

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One is only allowed a maximum of two colours and the whole range of their mixes, plus a minimal dab of a third colour to accentuate some parts, (e.g. a touch of red to the cheeks or something small like that).
The focus should be on one specific colour, ideally the second colour should enhance the first. Secondary colours are probably a good choice. Use colours you normally avoid, or don't particularly like.

A white gel pen can be used for highlights. Any traditional medium is OK, but digital must be left out! (My medium will be... watercolour! ;))

You're welcome to join in or to suggest colours.

After working with colours I normally wouldn't use, I've come to discover some nice properties to them. Here's the bunch of watercolours created for the challenge. :D

StarLover - Caput Mortuum by Leochi Ballet1 Permanent Carmine353 Sepia663 by Leochi Ballet2 Sepia663 Carmine353 by Leochi Moonshine Sonata by Leochi Beanie by Leochi Singing Trio by Leochi Green Eyes by Leochi Purple Hats by Leochi


The following list might be useful to you:
Working with watercolours: Collections of links and hints
Working with watercoloursWorking with watercolours.
A collection of hopefully useful hints and links:
It seems preposterous to make a tutorial about working with watercolours and telling people what to do and not to do. I suppose that each artist is very unique in his/her approach to the matter. Some will work in thin, transparent layers, others will prefer the strong colours that come out of tubes. Some will never condescend to use black and others will use it all the time. There are purists who never would dare touch any white or use other media to reinforce their pics and give them more depth.
Well, my personal opinion is: try out what you like, study the works of classics like Constable, Dufy, Nolde, Schiele and many, many others and then do your own thing. ☺
A few little hints that may help you in the beginning:
Use the VERY BEST brush you can get. Sable brushes are wonderful to work with, you can achieve very thin lines and broad strokes just with one thick brush. There are of course very good synt

Collection of Advice about DrawingIf you want to start drawing seriously without attending an art school, you will need to at least get yourself some guidance in form of books.
Here's a collection of books I'd recommend in the beginning:
Betty Edwards: The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Very interesting concept that enables you to perceive drawing from an unusual perspective and that gives you lots of ideas and exercises on how to hone your skillls.
Ron Tiner: Figure Drawing Without a Model
My absolute favourite! Such a witty and fantastic book. A must in every artist's book shelf. :D
Link to the downloadable version:
Barrington Barber: Complete Introduction to Drawing


Happy Lunar New Year 2016 by Leochi
Happy Lunar New Year 2016
Title: Happy Lunar New Year 2016
Medium: Schmincke Horadam watercolours on Canson Montval watercolour paper. Gold colour by FineTech

Note: I'm a bit late to the party, but I just haven't had enough time to paint, lately. Hope it's not too late to wish everybody a Happy Year of the Monkey. :D

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MollyMcMolly Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the llama!
DominikScherrer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the fav!
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Rollwurst Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fav :hug:
hubert61 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
merci pour les favs :) (Smile)
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:iconthankyoutailsplz:!!!!!!   :D
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