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In Deeper Waters by LiquidFaeStudios In Deeper Waters by LiquidFaeStudios
This was done for the mermaids contest over at GrimGloomTale: Mermaids

I've been wanting to paint a mermaid lately anyway, and this gave me the perfect motivation and excuse to do it! I also will take any opportunity to paint jellyfish, so there's also that.

9x12 Watercolor on Arches Cold Press
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BricksandStones Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
This is very cool, you have great talent working with watercolours and the line art is awesome as well !
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DavidStaege Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
dreamlike
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
This is really lovely :) you did amanzig work :clap:
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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
you are welcome :hug:
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vermin06 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just..I can't get over how amazing you are with water color <3 And I love how you did the gills because that makes all the sense.
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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
shes gotta breathe somehow! library internets? :3 *hug*
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toriamason Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015   General Artist
I love the bubble/bokeh effect on this. :) Good luck on the contest! :D
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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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LostbunniesofWendy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this painting!
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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! :D
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LostbunniesofWendy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You are welcome!
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EvaGataArtist Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful <3
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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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TemperTempest Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! Arches, the paper I can never afford! I love the jellyfish!! =3  Do  you have any tips for color richness? I am working with W&N pan paint atm and Strathmore 300 series 300g paper =)

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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Use tube paints instead of pan paints, in general, you tend to get a richer color out of them. I use a combination of brands, Holbien (very good) Cotman (decent and reasonably priced) Daniel Smith (amazing, and expensive) and Grumbacher, which i have had mixed results in quality with but are usually good.

you need to be selective about the colors you buy - The blue I use in the back is indigo and you will just not get that color from other blues and mixing. Cake pallets are just kind of, whatever they chose to put in there, which is often cheaper pigments. its expensive, but you only have to buy them occasionally. I have a small fortune in watercolor paints, but in 12 years ive only had to replace 3 colors - black, brown, and indigo. they last a long time, and you never have to throw them out. just let them dry on your pallet and use until gone. I'f you want a list of good starter colors let me know. Also if you want to be able to afford arches, go to DickBlick.com. Its still a little pricey, but half of what it costs in the stores.
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TemperTempest Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't mind the strathmore for now because I still experiment and ruin paper regularly. I'm saving for tube paint though and I would love a list of starter colors!
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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
In order of Necessity:

You absolutely need these, and can mix most colors using them:
Cadmium Red (medium hue) (for warm reds)
Alizerin Crimson (for cool reds)
Phthalo Green (mix with alizerin crimson in equal parts to make the best black ever)
Ultramarine Blue (standard blue that mixes well)
Cadmium Yellow (light or medium hue)
Burnt Umber (OR Vandyke Brown)

You really really want these, to fill any color gaps in the above list but you can survive without them:
Colbalt Blue (bright, wonderful sky and water blue that mixes for bright, beautiful, vibrant colors)
Ivory Black
Lemon Yellow (for those obnoxiously bright yellows)

Other fantastic colors you might want to consider buying
Panes Gray (a blue gray)
Daveys Gray (a green gray)
Indigo (absolute glory)
Yellow Ochre (a lovely toned yellow)
Burnt or Raw Sienna (another brown option)
Ultramarine or Phthalo Purple

I have never purchased a single tube of orange watercolor paint, and find it entirely unnecessary.

Cotman makes decent colors for about $5 a tube in a retail store. they are considered "beginner" quality, but I use them for a lot of my basic colors and do not find them lacking in any way.
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TemperTempest Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is about the closest I have found that has most of the colors XD I wish it had indigo. I will have to get that separately anyhow because, boy I want indigo!

www.amazon.com/Winsor-Newton-C…
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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
that looks like a pretty good selection to start
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TemperTempest Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Will,prob order it then :)
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TemperTempest Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great least thank you, very much! Now I have a least of what to look for and hopefully I can get some with coupons, which I do regularly for my supplies :3
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Brandon1920 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work! I like her tail, vey creative and you did a fine job on the ruffled fin. Also nice job on the glossy looking points of light. I like your jelly fish too! Also nice color scheme.
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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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