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11-25-2011, 05:00 AM
I hope You like this test inspired by a John Lovett painting.
Maybe I'll have to try also possible benefits of gloop pen and of some paper textures in the forthcoming experiments.
Here i used watercolors, pencil and chalk on two layers (not neatly conceptually separated indeed).

11-25-2011, 05:18 AM
Caesar....quite a nice little study!.. you have achieve again an effect of watercolor in a loose and spontaneous way... bravo !!

11-25-2011, 08:10 PM
A beautiful painting

11-26-2011, 01:09 AM
beautiful painting Caesar, love the fluidity.

11-26-2011, 03:21 AM
Thank You, dear Gary! It's quite hard to harmonize fluid and grainy effects of watercolors in Artrage simulateously with mix by color bleeding and proceeding quickly and with spontaneous strokes with the least of settings and tools changes, so I'm glad if I succeeded to give You the feeling at least.

... maybe it's rather a honest experimental outcome, dear JMMK.:) Thank You!

It's always hard to find where to stop so as not to make fluidity become too watery colors and tones since I prefr to proceed wet on wet as long as I can. Thank You, dear Alien!

11-26-2011, 03:42 AM
Wonderful work Caesar! You have really got the watercolor look going on! Al

11-26-2011, 04:51 AM
Caesar, this is a wonderful looking wc painting, keep testing and posting they are all so interesting and one can gets new ideas to explore

11-26-2011, 12:46 PM
Hi Caesar, love your water colour paintings, great work.

11-26-2011, 05:11 PM
I'm crazy 'bout your Painting dear Caesar! A most excellent WC look!

11-27-2011, 06:19 AM
Great painting my friend !!! Love the colors

11-27-2011, 07:09 AM
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! :):):)

11-27-2011, 07:10 AM
Looks great... I love this watercolor experiment....

11-27-2011, 12:29 PM
Thank You very much, dear Al, Jean, Swansong, Jibes, Semd74, Damaso and Kenmo!
I'll soon paint and post a few more ...

11-27-2011, 12:53 PM
I love this! I am new to painting & artrage..not sure what direction I want to go, but love all of. The forums and amazing talent!

11-27-2011, 02:42 PM
Caesar another brilliant painting, you make it so hard to even come close to being a true artist as yourself.

11-28-2011, 11:50 PM
Welcome, dear Shibui! The best way for starting is to paint what You like the most. It gives You energy and incentive. Some copy or re-interpretation excercise are quite useful too to get confidence and to naturally learn some tips and rules. Thank You!

You decided to make me blush :o, dear Saphire! The truth is that that I'm not convinced to be an artist, rather an art lover amusing at painting and drawing and, possibly, improving, even if after each hill and top there's always a new one to climb (and that's where the fun is). Thank You!

11-28-2011, 11:54 PM
A very pleasing result. I like this

11-29-2011, 03:55 AM
WOW looks like the real thing dear Cesare fantastic experiment:):)

11-29-2011, 04:08 AM
Beautifully done Cesare:)

11-29-2011, 07:02 AM
Thank You, dear Iceaxe, Katie and Amanda!
I guess it is a genre, style and tool (watercolors) particularly appreciated by ladies.

11-29-2011, 12:39 PM
very visually pleasing. great color and freedom. a great little watercolor piece.
I like the textures also. it seems almost like a bit of salt added in places.

11-29-2011, 11:24 PM
Thank You, dear Screenpainter! Actually use of salt is one of the tricks to get texture in watercolor (but a different type than the one shown here) and the main problem with Artrage watercolors, to get some outcome styles I like the most, is exactly to give them some texture too.
Next I'll have to try also to outline and paint by areas in some parts. On the borders the darker tones may be placed and, in genereal, anywhere there's not paint as yet.

11-30-2011, 06:48 PM
you might try the watercolor paper preset but turn the roughness up to 100%. it makes a really nice watercolor effect. It is very strange but the
watercolor brushes do react differently with a good watercolor paper.

11-30-2011, 11:52 PM
Thank You for Your valuable information, dear Screenpainter! I'll try that way in my next WC!