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Penguin Splatter by bcduncan Penguin Splatter by bcduncan
First experiment in watercolour since grade school...*

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IsabellaBLK Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  New member
perfect colors combination <3
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bcduncan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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hotlilme74 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
beautiful. Wish I could do this.
xoxo
Dawn
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bcduncan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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Jenserai Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Wow, these are so pretty! I'm glad you decided to have a go at watercolors! The penguin looks impressively 3 dimensional for being so simple :)
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bcduncan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) It's actually really nice working with a medium I'm not able to completely control for once...*
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s-sharifi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
the green and pink background are a perfect combination. my watercolour paintings are usually really boring, i can never seem to do this kind of abstract stuff ... it always dries too quickly. :roll:
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bcduncan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah... I find they are pretty interesting to attempt to control, so I just let them go where they want within certain perametres. Complimentary colours are kick-ass at adding the illusion of depth too. :)*
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s-sharifi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
yeah, you're right ... you've definitely hit the "depth" button with yours. my problem is, i can't improvise. i have to have a reference, like a still life or a photo or something.
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bcduncan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I actually use a good bit of reference material as well. I just take the bits I like from different pictures and often times change the colours, perspective, or lighting. Backgrounds are not my forte, but I've found that watercolour lends itself rather well to experimentation. :)

Of course, once you have a lot of practice drawing (or painting, or whatever) the same subject over and over, the nuances begin to stick in your head, and it becomes easier to draw from memory and improv changes. :) For instance, I've drawn hundreds of portraits of hundreds of different people, so I would probably make a pretty kick-ass police sketch artist. But that would just be weird...

People's faces I can make up in my head, but animals, I still use reference material...*
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