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    I remember seeing your works awhile back and loved them back then. So good to see new works from you, i love the one with horse and a huge wave!

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    look: I remember your name - from dA, was it? Thank you!

    Krysjez: That's the very first question everybody asks. The smell wears off after a few hours; after a day, you have to press your nose to the painting in order to still smell it. Luckily, the colour itself lasts longer, though I've been told that coffee is not light-fast.

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    Cool. I love the fiery one

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    Unfortunately i can only view your Work with the crow on this thread cause im on the works network but your ideas and choice of colour is truely impressive.
    i have a friend who has done something very similar with watercolour, a womans head but the hair flowing into waves and a black swan.
    both pieces being beautiful. i couldn't say a bad thing about it.
    im particularly interested in your work with cofee, it's a shame i can't see it :/ i've heard a lot of stories of mostly watercolour artists spilling coffee on their work and instead of canning the piece, they make it work.
    inspirational is all i have to say.
    Keep up the good work!

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    Coffee as preservative? I haven't heard about this, my worry is rather that the acids in coffee will prove aggressive in the long run. My brushes can attest to that...

    I was actually using coffee as watercolour paint - in very high concentration for the darker areas, I might add

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    Wow, love your watercolours.
    The subtle pieces and the vibrant pieces, such good control of a traditional medium.

    Can't wait to see more.

    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

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    you, good sir, have some AMAZING talent with water colors!

    What brushes? What sizes? What water color brand???

    What paper???

    I must know!

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    Thank you very much! I have to say that brands and such don't matter as much as people make them out to. Seeing that you're in the US, most of what I use won't be available there either Nevertheless, here's links to a couple of watercolour tuts I put together. The first should answer all your questions.

    Materials: http://www.goldseven.de/tut_watercolour_1.jpg
    Basic painting techniques: http://goldseven.de/tut_watercolour2.jpg
    Walkthrough, tips and tricks: http://goldseven.de/tut_watercolour3.jpg

    Last edited by GoldSeven; April 7th, 2012 at 05:58 PM. Reason: less babble.
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    this work is absolutely beautiful i have always loved good watercolor, i hope the current market allows you to do this full time

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    Wow!! I love it so much. The last one you posted is outstanding! So vibrant and alive, i would like to see it in motion

    Thanks for the inspiration

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    Very pretty stuff, I'd push the contrast a bit to get some darker darks and lighter lights but this is high quality.

    You should check out my site! Yes you!

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    Thanks guys! Dark darks are a problem in watercolour - I haven't found a truly satisfying way to make them really dark without "caking up" on the paper. Plus, there's always the desire let my lineart speak louder than my colours.

    Hatton: I only do this half-time - I'm a teacher in my other life and that doesn't leave me that much time, but I do squeeze in one or two commissions a month.

    I finished this one yesterday; the right choice of paper seems to go a long way in getting more vibrant results. Interestingly, paper seems to be more important than the paints themselves, something I never guessed in all these years I used watercolours.

    GoldSeven's watercolours and inks - update on last page, 30th August 2014
    This was on Canson paper, using liquid watercolours. Tolkien again, too.
    Making of on my blog!

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    That last painting is stunning.

    Part time artist..... are you trying to piss me off. lol

    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

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    Haha, sorry If it's any consolation, I've been working with watercolours for seventeen years now (on and off).

    These liquid watercolours really open a world of opportunity for vivid, non-caking colours. Got a little more daring with darks with this one. I know I'm still a far cry from truly realistic lighting in watercolour, but it's so hard to get people to lie naked in dungeons as reference these days...

    GoldSeven's watercolours and inks - update on last page, 30th August 2014

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    GoldSeven I am an absolute fan of your work and I always have it by my side when I attempt to try watercolours yet again. I understand you are not where you would like to see yourself, but from my standpoint I can only admire your handling of watercolours!

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    I always maintain that I don't like watercolor, but I do like your watercolors. At least the two above that I just looked at. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that your images have well-defined lines and edges, which my eyes need to process an image. Without those lines and edges, things are just a splash of color, and it's like... meh.

    Anyhow, beautiful job.

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    You are wonderful

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    Nice stuff man! keep posting

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    Beautiful! Just the right mix between realism and a comic feel. LOVE IT!

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    Wow! I must say I very much like your paintings. I'm a big fan of watercolors and aspire to learn how to paint with them myself. Do you have an recommendations as far as reading on the subject that helped you when you were learning?

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    Wow guys, thanks so much for all the support! Very much appreciated!

    BickeringDog: I don't think starting out with a book is the best way to learn watercolour. The unbeatably best way would be to start in a workshop or with somebody who can actually teach you some of the basics. If you don't have that, I believe it's easier to find out some of the basics by try and error before consulting a book. Watercolour is a very hands on experience. No book can teach you what watercolour does; you can only find that out for yourself, and then you can consult a book for tips and tricks.

    I've linked a few tutorials above that I've put together, maybe they'll be a bit of help. Here are the links again:


    Materials: http://www.goldseven.de/tut_watercolour_1.jpg
    Basic painting techniques: http://goldseven.de/tut_watercolour2.jpg
    Walkthrough, tips and tricks: http://goldseven.de/tut_watercolour3.jpg

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    Two new ones. Still Tolkien. I got an invitation to exhibit my art at this year's Return of the Ring Event in Loughborough, England, in August - so I try to get some more new Tolkien work done until then.

    GoldSeven's watercolours and inks - update on last page, 30th August 2014
    Walkthrough on my blog.

    And my first dragon in ages. An excuse to do scales, really. Thanks to several horned, dragon, and armadillo lizards for modelling.

    GoldSeven's watercolours and inks - update on last page, 30th August 2014
    Also a walkthrough on my blog

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    These are really great. Beautiful work!

    A philosopher in a time where philosophy is no longer practical or appreciated.

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    Love your works!

    Not just the watercolors are top, but the lines too. So precise!

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    These are pretty awesome works.. tons of fun!

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    Thanks a lot!

    Gah, I wish I had anything new to show. At the moment, school is eating up all my time. School, and Diablo III. *cough*

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    Finally something new worth showing. I'm quite happy with how these liquid watercolours push me to explore new colour schemes. Nice to leave the well worn paths.

    GoldSeven's watercolours and inks - update on last page, 30th August 2014

    Liquid watercolours (Dr Martin's and Rohrer&Klingner) on Canson Montval paper.

    Thanks for looking!

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    Lovely work, great technique.

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    Wow...these are really great. I enjoy looking at your work.

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    I love the way you do scales. If you ever feel inspired to do a muscular reptilian humanoid with dark scales I'd love to see it.

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