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    April 2011
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    My first ever attempt at watercolor, I know his face is a bit weird, but my color set is from school and is really bad. My brushes are also terrible.
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    My first ever attempt at watercolor, I know his face is a bit weird, but my color set is from school and is really bad. My brushes are also terrible.
    Don't insult the materials or the tools, I can see the water colors there and they are fine because I use those.

    Now then, you have lovely blending with the water colors on the arms, but with the head it looks like you lost control of the black on the hair and it made the head slightly deformed.

    Overall the face looks lovely, though it seems like you didn't care much about the chin as the blending there becomes scratchy. Each stroke should have a purpose and not disrupt the flow.

    As said your blending is lovely, especially on the hand, but the hand itself seems too small. It may simply be perspective but I would imagine it would at least be a bit wider, it could be you need to extend the dark you have separating the fingers a bit higher up towards the knuckles?

    Anyways keep going and finish it, it is a piece worth going all the way for and if the face subtracts from the quality, do not be afraid to be creative and do something with it. I have finished pieces where the face isn't exactly what I want it to be so I will paint over it or morph it into something interesting. When you see something you don't like, be resourceful and turn it into something that makes the piece.

    edit- Also next time you try a water color, you could try using more water. There is no "correct" way to paint with watercolor and to be honest I like painting in the way that you do as there is more control, but it is always fun to try out the "traditional" way. You get a kind of flowing beauty and simplicity when youre working the paint across the canvas using the water and letting the natural properties color it. It is also much more challenging as you have to plan every move, as you can technically not go any lighter (I say technically because you can use white water color once it dries, but wheres the fun in that?!?).
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  3. Post #3
    minhnhat's Avatar
    September 2011
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    Actually it's not bad for a first try !
    I've never tried watercoloring so I can't give you any advices but thats a pretty good one you have here !
    Just practice, I'm sure you'll do some even greater one with some more drawings

  4. Post #4
    Walls black like black waters, when they are heavy and seem to belong to other seas
    MakoSkyDub's Avatar
    January 2011
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    Image broken yo, and I want to see it

  5. Post #5
    Purplevain's Avatar
    November 2009
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    I know next to nothing about watercolors so my constructive criticism is lacking but I can tell you it looks pretty damn good man.

  6. Post #6
    Walls black like black waters, when they are heavy and seem to belong to other seas
    MakoSkyDub's Avatar
    January 2011
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    What, how did you see it? Is it just broken for me?