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Art Review 2011

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Illustrators and artists that I like/have influenced me:
Ilon Wikland
www.ilonart.ee/
Gabrielle Vincent
recherche.fnac.com/ia25653/Gab…
Marcel Marlier
youtu.be/Vpf_WY9xRjI
Beatrix Potter
www.peterrabbit.com/potters-wo…
C.Barkley's Flower Fairies
www.flowerfairies.com/home.htm…
Hergé's Tintin,
Goscinny's Astérix,
Shirley Hughes alfiebooks.co.uk/allaboutshirl…
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 animeartbooks.net/author/61-ay…
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 leochi.deviantart.com/favourit….


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Here you are, :icontalesofcolor: the promised "how I do it" video. It's only a part of the picture, but it gives you an idea how I work with watercolours.

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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 http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Drawing-Right-Side-Brain/dp/0007116454/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307768924&sr=8-1
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 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Figure-Drawing-Without-Model-Tiner/dp/0715329324/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1307769226&sr=1-1
My absolute favourite! Such a witty and fantastic book. A must in every artist's book shelf. :D
Link to the downloadable version: http://www.scribd.com/doc/2433933/Ron-Tiner-Figure-Drawing-Without-A-Model
Barrington Barber: Complete Introduction to Drawing http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Introd
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DebasishPhotos Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the fave.:) (Smile) 
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Alrynn Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch and the fav! :hug:
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Elie455 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I liked it, because at the moment I read this book too. And I really love it ^-^
Do you speak German?
I am not shure if the book is translate in other languages ... bad english x.x
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Dianabolique Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Hi! Welcome from the CutiePieWonderland group.
Thanks for joining us.
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hubert61 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
merci pour les favs :)
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