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    Quote Originally Posted by gzairborne View Post
    Barbara Fox is amazing. Thanks for the link. Sorry didn't know yours was an original set up... so I won't plagiarize it, but it was fun to do the study and I learned some new techniques.
    No worries as they say in Australia.

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    Here is a geometric forms study I did in Watercolor to understand light on forms.

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    those are some beautiful washes!!! you did an amazing job on them. was this the same technique? I guess you must use different layers to get such beautiful blends?
    Last edited by screenpainter; 01-10-2011 at 04:45 AM.

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    I used quite a few layers and then dropped them.

    I used Delicate on Dry with no Thinners for the base colors on separate layers. then I merged down and blended with Hard Out Smudge and Hard Wet Blender. Then I went over it with a Pencil Preset by SomeoneSane My Soft Sketcher in a slightly darker tone than the color it was bounding.

    ~John

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    Thanks for the new technique. I will give that a try too. Your watercolor looks very convincing. We did that exact same study with geometric forms in a watercolor class I took and we did it with just the blue paint too.

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    Sorry to be coming into the discussion a bit late. I somehow overlooked the thread before. You've done a great a great job with your watercolors. I'm happy to see you are exploring the possibilities for using the various presets, such as my Pencil Blender, beyond their initially intended purpose. I hope you are having fun in your classes. It's a shame classes like that weren't really around for me, when I was a student.

    Here's my attempt at a pair of watercolor pears, using various watercolor, and palette knife presets, with some Airbrush Spatter Sticker Spray thrown in for texture (something I'd achieve by using a toothbrush to spatter the paint, in natural media).
    Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

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    Someonesane, did you mask the pears before you used the splatter brush?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Docsmith626 View Post
    Someonesane, did you mask the pears before you used the splatter brush?
    If I were using traditional media, I would have masked the area around the pears first, then spattered the pant over them. I could've opted to do that here as well, using the selection tool or stencils, but I didn't bother to. I just created a new layer to work on, sprayed the spatter over the pears, and then erased the excess away.
    Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

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    Well, i thought why not give thie Watercolour Pear Study a try too. So i grabbed my mouse, opened up Rage and applied some heavy bleed, wet on wet and some knife blending.

    My watercolour pear study

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    Goodness, those pairs are breathtaking Someonesane. I would have sworn that was a photo of a watercolor. I'm going to hunt down your Pencil Blender.

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