Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Escape by LiquidFaeStudios Escape by LiquidFaeStudios
been a while since i submitted an actual painting, lol.

I painted this live at "On The Wings of Dreams" in Shepherdstown WV on Saturday, and completed it today.

There are a few parts that came out funneh, but for the most part i really like it.

i decided to go purple! lol

watercolor on coldpress
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2012-10-18
Escape by =LiquidFaeStudios ( Featured by STelari )
:iconforestshifter:
Forestshifter Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
this is wonderful! what plant is that?
Reply
:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
hmm, I assume you mean the large leaves? they are modeled after an arrowhead plant. they make lovely low light house plants. there is also Caladium, which looks very similar but has larger leaves, although the ones in the painting are about double the actual leaf size of a frost caladium. They are very colorful, but the Frost one has that white/green look, like the painting. The vine in the painting is separate, as are the flowers in the back which are modeled after black cohosh.
Reply
:iconforestshifter:
Forestshifter Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
cool. thanks!
Reply
:iconnortstar:
Nortstar Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
it is so amanzig ^^
Reply
:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
Reply
:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
Reply
:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
Reply
:iconrockerrainmarie:
RockerRainMarie Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :butterfly:
Reply
:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
Reply
:iconrockerrainmarie:
RockerRainMarie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome!
Reply
:iconlaiden-cerise:
Laiden-Cerise Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wanted to know what type of watercolors do you use?
Reply
:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I use lots of different kinds. its normally not advised to mix brands, for different reasons, such as the amount of medium used in the paint and the types of pigments used in certain colors. HOWEVER, i find that this is less imperative with watercolors as it is with oil paints, particularly with how I use them. so my disposition is that if you find colors you like and are comfortable with, no matter which brand, there shouldn't be an issue. just make sure to experiment on a scrap piece of paper with new colors first. the brands I have use are Holbien, Cotman, MerimerBlu, Venezia, Grumbacher, and Daniel Smith.

Holbien I find very consitant and reliable. cotman is a cheaper paint but its still good for basics. I dont have anything much to say about Merimer and Venezia, both seem perfectly fine. Grumbacher is inconsistent with the amount of medium in each tube, which makes blending difficult, and I avoid it unless they have a particular color I want. Daniel Smith is by far the best, but are very expensive - however definitely worth a look at their website.
Reply
:iconlaiden-cerise:
Laiden-Cerise Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwww thank you so much for such detailed reply! I'm grateful there are artists like you who still take time to discuss their coloring materials to random people *cries*
Too bad I guess here in Asia the following brands you've mentioned are quite expensive, but I'll still try if I can find some of them :XD:
One more question, I see that you have a lot of detailed watercolor back-grounds in your works, do you do the character first in your works or the back ground?
Your works are lovely and surreal! keep it up!
Reply
:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
it would probably be cheaper to look online for materials, but no matter where you are watercolors are expensive.the bright side is they last forever, In the 14 years I have been painting with watercolors, I got my first tubes at 16 years old, and the only colors i have run out of are Burnt Umber, and Black. There is a Holbien color I use for skin, it is part of their Japanese watercolor series and it is called Antique Coral Red. it is an opaque watercolor, and it is rather more pink than red. i find it gives me the perfect starter for skin tone without ever allowing me to go TOO dark right away. I have used this for skin ever since I was 16, and I still have about 1/3 of the tube left. Since you never have to throw out your unused paint you are at an advantage there.

I often advise people to start with the basic colors you will need:
Cadmium red (medium hue)
Cadmium Yellow (light or medium hue, whichever you prefer)
Pthalo Green
Colbalt Blue
Ivory Black
Burnt Umber

With those colors you can mix them to get most other colors. - you can even cut back and not get the brown, which you can mix on your own as well. I just find I use it so much that it would be wasteful of other colors to mix it. these colors will probably cost you around 60 USD - but then every time you have an extra 10 - 20$ you can splurge on another color you want. I started with 10 tubes, my mom bought them for me for my birthday. some of the tubes are still practically full. - even that yellowy green that I use in all my paintings - it is Antique Olive Green, another Japanese Watercolor by Holbien. the tube seems hardly touched, but I have used that color in almost all my paintings since i got it!

It depends on the work. It is often better to start out with the background, but I find the need to start the character before the background is complete. Its a process going between the background and the character, the background usually 2-3 steps ahead of the character. occasionally I do the opposite, but its totally dependent on the composition and the relationship between character and background.
Reply
:iconlaiden-cerise:
Laiden-Cerise Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, you really take time to answer anyone's queries
thank you so much, the details are just astounding!
I'm amazed how you guys do it systematically, unlike
me who just follow my own steps on how to color...
Its like its really different when you are self-taught and
you are taught from school.
How many years have you been painting?
Thank you so much for answering my queries!
I really appreciate it
Reply
:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
its not really different, we all teach ourselves. in school you are just lucky enough to be informed of certain things, which makes your decisions more educated. for instance if you mix one yellow, with one blue, you will get a certain green. however if you bought a different brand of yellow and mixed it with the same blue, you might end up with a different green, even if the two yellows had the same name- because different companies use different pigments. it certainly wont stop anyone from doing these things, but its good to know. in my opinion, all artists are self taught. being in a classroom just speeds up the learning process. Its not as though we have a 'system' that we all follow. everyone develops their own system, but the more you know, the better you become at making those decisions. I was taught a certain way to work in my illustration classes, since graduating I have never used it, I dislike it. its a good system, and I learned good things from it. but I don't use it, I do however incorporate parts of it into my personal method.

I've been painting with watercolors for 12 years. before that I used acrylics for a long time, but I wasn't very good, as I was in middle school at the time lol
Reply
:iconlaiden-cerise:
Laiden-Cerise Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for such detailed info! i wanna feature your replies in a journal! thanks so much for all the details (T_T) helps me in a way on how art works with different people!
Reply
:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:) sure no problem :D
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconerozja:
Erozja Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Congrats on DD! :heart:
Reply
:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :D
Reply
:iconerozja:
Erozja Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
:hug:
Reply
:iconvioletharlequin:
violetharlequin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
very art nouveau! i like it :)
Reply
:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :D
Reply
:iconsakurapiantini:
SakuraPiantini Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
:hooray:
it's amazing
Reply
:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :D
Reply
:iconseaspryte:
SeaSpryte Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it!
Reply
:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :D
Reply
:iconseaspryte:
SeaSpryte Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. It must have taken you a while to respond to all the comments though. :)
Reply
:iconmoon-crafter:
Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love PPurple, Love Fairy, Love Your Art!!!
Reply
:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :D
Reply
:iconlycorisa:
Lycorisa Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful...*_*! :heart:
Reply
:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :D
Reply
:iconlycorisa:
Lycorisa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! All you work are so beautiful and inspirational *-*!
Reply
:iconrurouni-kei:
Rurouni-Kei Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is a great piece of art!
Reply
:iconanimefan22198:
AnimeFan22198 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
absolutely beautiful
Reply
:icondancergirl88:
Dancergirl88 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Beautiful :)
Reply
:iconarchangel1012345:
archangel1012345 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow~!! amazing~!! :love:
Reply
:iconcamilia-chan:
Camilia-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful! It's almost like she's trying to fly away~
Reply
:iconoiiou:
Oiiou Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I really like this.
Reply
:iconschnarre:
schnarre Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
...Very sensually moving work! Purple was a good choice of color for this one.
Reply
:iconnarutowebby:
narutowebby Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the expression in her face and her pose!
Reply
:iconinkedsilver:
InkedSilver Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the tragic expression and position and the entire color scheme. The butterflies strike me as little helpers helpless to help their friend.
All in all, beautiful. :+fav:
Reply
:iconmarveen86:
marveen86 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really really pretty and delicate...[link] I like it [link]
Reply
:iconladyartiste:
LadyArtiste Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
Reply
:iconchimera-fox:
Chimera-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
this is gorgeous
Reply
:iconmonecranestpourri:
Monecranestpourri Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Like Daphne and appollo..
Reply
:iconsweet-sister2:
sweet-sister2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
beautifull and magical!
Reply
:iconwolf-of-the-west:
Wolf-of-the-West Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is really good!
Reply
:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on your DD :)
Reply
:icon15luccahunter:
15LuccaHunter Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful posture
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
July 15, 2012
Image Size
213 KB
Resolution
454×635
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
13,389
Favourites
1,734 (who?)
Comments
118
×