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I Paint With Music by vladimirsangel I Paint With Music by vladimirsangel
Commission piece for ~swandog (and ~sayh :) )

This one gave me a lot of joy. Not least because I got to use every watercolour hue I have, which is something that rarely happens.
Jasper the jackalope, who loves to paint with music.

Prismacolor pencils over watercolour base, touches of indian ink and white gel pen.

Commissions are open: if you'd like one, Note me.
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Ah! I just love the rainbow watercolour background here!
I love the idea of something so unusual and mystical depicting with something as ordinary as a keyboard! Teehee!
Your jackalopes always look fantastic! Excellent work :D
vladimirsangel Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou! Rainbows are my new joy. I've always stuck to more traditional colours for backgrounds but I think rainbows may be the way forward :)

And the keyboard was a first for me too. It's my goal this year to try lots of new things in drawing, learn some stuff, try not to stagnate :D
Rainbows are ALWAYS the way forward! :D
I'm curious: how many watercolour hues do you have? When I went shopping for some I saw an entire wall, and you being a professional you must have quite a selection. :0
Also, pretty rainbows and hairy jackalopes. :0
vladimirsangel Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually not as many as you might think :) My watercolour palette is hugely old - I'm constantly amazed by how long it's lasted. There are twelve colours in it.

The little hairs make such a difference. The difference between this pic with just a paint wash on it and this pic with pencil detailing was huge.

What kind of selection did you end up buying?
I picked up a box of 18 in little bottles that just so happened to have my required colours. Plus the brushes I figured I would need. And a palette. I have never painted oh gosh TERROR.
I got lines down, but I haven't started painting yet. I'm trying to decide if it would be better to do stars by putting wax spots under a wash, or just dotting white paint over the sky. Because if there's anything I need right now, it's further complications. o-o
I'll take your advice though and try to leave some room for the use of black or coloured pencil. This will be the first piece of fully traditional art I've done in... I can't even remember. :0
vladimirsangel Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Either of those methods for stars will work. Usually I'm too lazy for wax, so end up going with overpaint instead. Acrylic over watercolour gives a fiercer contrast.

I really hope you enjoy painting traditionally. As you know, next to pencils, watercolours are my particular joy so I'm always keen that other people enjoy them as much as I do.
HellxAbovexHeaven Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work xO

vladimirsangel Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou very much :)
DragonicShadow Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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