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ATC- Blue Farael by temiel ATC- Blue Farael by temiel
ATC made for the weekly challenge at #ATC-Exchange, "Blue". At first I wasn't sure if I liked this because it's just... a portrait with very little going on, but I really liked doing the monochrome. Plus, I always like drawing a pretty face. ;)

Good LORD I need to do more with my Prismas. I love them so. :love:

2.5"x3.5", Micron, watercolor, and Prisma pencil.
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solfieri Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ooohh I love this one!! :heart::heart: I'm in love with your watercolour technique, you should do it MOAR. I love the textured look and the various shades, it's seriously one of my favourite watercolours ever. :love: And maybe it's just me, but Farael looks soooo.... :faint: More so than usual, I mean. ;D
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temiel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
I LOVE doing watercolor with ATCs. Out of random curiosity, have you ever tried making an ATC? 2.5"x3.5" piece of paper, original traditional piece, they're really small so they take almost no time at all (most of these take me under an hour). If you've never tried it, I recommend it, it's a really fun exercise. Getting involved with the #ATC-Exchange group has been SO much fun, and it's really gratifying to be able to bang out these finished pieces so quickly. When I take a really long time on a piece and I'm only making one at a time, I feel SO uninspired and unproductive, but doing little things like this helps keep the flow going.

Thank you so much, I'm really glad you like this one. :3 He's definitely got a bit of a smolder going on, so I don't think it's just you. ;)
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solfieri Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, they certainly seem fun, especially with all the exchange between different artists in the group! =D My only problem is that I know NOTHING of traditional colouring. T_T I really, really love watercolours - waaay more than digital - but I can't learn them for the life of me, so I get kind of... scared of participating in these things. :XD:
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temiel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aww, don't worry. :heart: Honestly, a lot of our members joined and then didn't do exchanges for a while until they were confident enough with traditional to do work for the others. The whole thing is extremely low-pressure, you don't ever have to sign up for an exchange if you don't feel like it, and the weekly things are totally optional (although I've found they're a convenient excuse to practice traditional stuff ;)).

Watercolor can take some practice in the beginning, but *Gold-Seven's series of tutorials is really good: [link] I strongly recommend trying it out, you might be surprised how good it looks already. I used to be dreadful at watercolors, but after switching to digital for a while and then coming back to them I was amazed how much better I was just from having worked in a different medium for so long. Ditto with going back to digital after doing a watercolor, you take a lot of the knowledge with you. :meow:
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shisleya Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist
I think blue is a color that suits very much with Farael! It makes me think of elegance and melancholy :love: Great work with watercolors as always :love:
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temiel Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Exactly! I've ALWAYS associated blue with him, most likely because of the blue coat, but like you said, it's elegant and refined and a little somber too, so I think it's a good fit. ;) Glad you like it! :glomp:
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Isuna Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh lord!!! I love, love, love, love, love this one!!! :D
His eyes are so expressive here! :love:
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temiel Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you thank you thank you! :D I'm really glad you like it, I really wanted it to be a somewhat more somber or "expressive" picture, I guess. :heart:
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Isuna Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You did an awesome job! :D Just GREAT!
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kpcosplay Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Student Photographer
Blue! My fave color next to Green, I love how this turned out very deep and magical.
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