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The masking fluid rebelled finally and I had a grand old time repairing a lot of the shapes by hand. T_T


Tools: Graham/Pelican watercolour, masking fluid, 140lb cotton paper, watercolour pencil
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:iconbombthedodongo:
BombTheDodongo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
The background is so beautiful <3
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:iconjeanawei:
JeanaWei Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Uwah so beautiful~ Quick question, in this piece and during the masking process, did you draw/design the patterns before hand, or did you just freehand them? Any suggestions as to whether or not, if drawn beforehand, marks will show later?
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:iconkoyamori:
koyamori Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
I did the patterns in freehand. If you draw with a pencil before, the marks will show, which is ok as well since you can still erase them. C:
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:iconjeanawei:
JeanaWei Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I see, thank you!!
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:icondeerboo:
DeerBoo Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Are they your OC's? because it's rare that I come across characters with antlers, like my OC~
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:iconanchen7:
Anchen7 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is very heartwarming and tender!
The leaves and flowers are magic)
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:iconbmanson13:
bmanson13 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
thou art fine art.

thanks for sharing,

b.

...truth is everyone is going to hurt you
you just got to find the ones worth suffering for...Bob Marley
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:iconxansevira:
Xansevira Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
do you colour the background first then put masking fluid then colour it again? :D
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:iconacidshroom:
AcidShroom Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
absolutely stunning! :)
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:iconwolvesasparents:
WolvesAsParents Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this piece. flat out love it. the figures really pop out, the colors you get are really subtle and awesome, and i love how you use the black space. super super cool
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:iconastraldreamer:
astraldreamer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like your work. It's very inspiring to me. I haven't thought of using masking fluid like this.
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Chyna-Angel-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know what it is, but I really like this one. Maybe it's the people you painted. Maybe it's the background. Whatever it is, you did great!
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:iconsketchyrabbit:
SketchyRabbit Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
sugoi!
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:iconsrebrinam:
srebrinaM Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is amazing, I love it!
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Super cute and sweet.
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:iconjazine:
Jazine Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
This looks like it took forever to finish. The time you spent was well worth it. The effects are pretty cool.
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:iconkoyamori:
koyamori Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
Haha applying all the masking fluid was really time consuming. :'D I'm glad you like it though!<3
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:iconzkzkan:
zkzkan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
it's so beautiful! I know this may sound a bit dmub, but is masking fluid like wax (...but fluid. xD) and how do you use it?
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:iconkoyamori:
koyamori Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
Masking fluid is sort of like... rubber in a liquid form.
You can apply it to the paper, once it dries, you can paint over it, peel it off, and where it was before will be spots of white.
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:iconzkzkan:
zkzkan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
oh wow, I have to buy one of those. Are they expensive?
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:iconkoyamori:
koyamori Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
They are not that bad, around 6 dollars for a bottle. :)
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:iconzkzkan:
zkzkan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
oooh ok. thanks for all the info!!! xD I'm gonna use them everytime i use watercolour now.
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:iconthevotka:
theVotka Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
It's soooooo cooool :D
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:iconyurisan:
Yurisan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
could you do a tutorial on your process? I love your works :)
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:iconefil4rekac:
efil4rekac Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great effect! keep up the good work!
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:iconkoyamori:
koyamori Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you<3
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:iconmister-peaches:
Mister-Peaches Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student Writer
Absolutely beautiful.

:heart:
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:iconshortbread1008:
Shortbread1008 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww, i'm sorry. <3
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:iconnekonezume:
nekonezume Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Love the background! The characters are very lovely. :D
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:iconkoyamori:
koyamori Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very very much<33
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:iconlezleydavidson:
LezleyDavidson Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Did you put the masking fluid on while the paper was still damp?
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:iconkoyamori:
koyamori Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
Nooo I made a mistake and used Arches Velin paper instead of regular watercolour paer. >: So fibrous.

p.s. Hope you get better soon!! D:
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:iconlezleydavidson:
LezleyDavidson Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
OH. NOES.

I feel like a sack of dicks. Kicked dicks. I am a sack of kicked dicks. And balls.
I'm sorry I'm sick. I feel like a douche.
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:iconkoyamori:
koyamori Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
Speaking of sacks of dicks. :'D [link]

Rest well~~ :hug:
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:iconlezleydavidson:
LezleyDavidson Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG I KNOW DUDE!!! I've totes magotes been watching him for the last hour!!
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:icon3-legged-dog:
3-legged-dog Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Seems that it gave an unexpected yet very cool effect, though! Serendipity?
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:iconkoyamori:
koyamori Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
:'D Thank you for the optimistic point of view. :D
I'm glad you like it!
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:icon3-legged-dog:
3-legged-dog Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Me,optimistic? Au contraire. Realistic, yes. Excellent eye and appreciation for excellent art, yes. ;)
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:iconthenanna:
theNanna Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Photographer
a-ma-za-zing!!
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:iconkoyamori:
koyamori Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you<333
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:iconthenanna:
theNanna Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Photographer
Your Welcome!! :)
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ChaosSurplus Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Its amazing how many different tools you use! This is amazing!
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:iconkoyamori:
koyamori Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!<33
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:iconskrane:
skrane Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Artist
ugh i hate when masking fluid does that. looks great though, nice save ;D
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:iconkoyamori:
koyamori Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you~~;3; :heart:
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:icontearyeyedsadist:
TearyEyedSadist Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Writer
amazing! how much does maskng fluid cost per can
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:iconkoyamori:
koyamori Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
It depends on the brand, usually 4~6 dollars for 120ml.
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:icontearyeyedsadist:
TearyEyedSadist Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Writer
great thanbks
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:iconcolorless-miser:
colorless-miser Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Positively beautiful. :)
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:iconvalhalrion:
Valhalrion Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Filmographer
So intense!!! really wonderfully detailed
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