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The Encounter...WIP by Artsy50 The Encounter...WIP by Artsy50
My latest watercolor piece...

An Elven maiden has been magically changed to an old crone and seeks out some unicorns with her pet Raven, in hopes that they can help to change her back...

Thank you to :iconcolourize-stock: for the reference of the two horses. Go and check out her wonderful gallery.

Thank you also to my lovely oldest daughter :iconshadowphoenixrisen: for inadvertently posing as a crone. She was the inspiration for this painting. :P

I noticed after having spent hours painting this that my crone is a bit big for this perspective...So, just consider the Unicorns to be miniature... ;P

...On second thought, I think I'm going to have to redo the Crone...It's just bugging me too much...Let's hope I don't screw it up... ;P

Background is my own.

Watercolors, watercolor pencils, Sharpie paint pen, white, and a bit of colored pencils used.

Thanks for your kind faves and comments, they are always welcome. :D
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Felt-heart Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   General Artist
WOW! All the colors in this give it such a magical feeling. The unicorns are gorgeous!
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
monochromera Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
your skills with watercolor are simply astonishing! you've got an excellent use of texturing here, and the colors are just beautiful!! :D it's just all over amazing, and I love it!~
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly. I never really learned the proper way to use watercolors. I've been winging it all these years. lol! ;P
monochromera Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
you're welcome :meow:
that's pretty darn good for just winging it! I've never really had much in the way of lesson with watercolors either XD
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suppose all the years of practice have paid off. ;P I used watercolors for years and then discovered acrylics. That was my medium of choice for a long time. I still like them just because it is so easy to fix a mistake. But now I have been inspired by :iconkuoma: and her lovely watercolors and I've gotten back into it again. :D If you haven't seen her work, go check out her gallery.
monochromera Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
ah. I'd like to get into acrylics, but I was never able to work with the texture of the paints XD
and wow, her gallery is just... amazing beyond words :faint:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Acrylics aren't hard to work with. There are several different additives that you can use to thin them out, extenders, blending mediums, floating mediums...and others. You can use them somewhat like watercolors as well, the main difference being that once dry, they can't be blended again. That's when the extenders come in handy as they extend the drying time a bit.

I thought you'd like her gallery. :)
monochromera Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
oh neat! I'll have to look into that :3
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just so you know, the acrylics I generally use are the bottled type, ie. Folkart brand, Decoart brand, or others of that type. They're the ones I learned with and they tend to be a bit less thick than the tube variety. I do use the others as well now, but those are the ones that I started with, and they are also the brands that carry the various extra mediums ie. extenders, floating mediums etc. They have lots of colors to choose from and can be bought in most Dollar stores around here anyway. The blending mediums and such you can find in Walmart or arts and craft supply stores. I've even bought some of my brushes at the Dollar store. Not the crappy little kindergarten type,(you know the ones I mean) ;P but they do sometimes carry some better brands.
Hope that helps. :D
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