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watercolours of mars by greyfin watercolours of mars by greyfin
excuse the corny title. i just couldn't resist.
it's not fanart per se since likeness wasn't my primary goal, but you can guess whose face i used as a reference.

my second attempt at watercolour. first one:
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:icongrub-equia:
grub-equia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Stare Y U so good at drawing
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. But I can assure you a lot of it is practice. Practice. Practice. Anatomy study. Practice. Anatomy study. Practice....
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Roweddie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Thats amaziing
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant naming and brilliant work! Excellent job and only a second attempt!
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you kindly.
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CommanderSmartass Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ITS DAVID. :iconicameplz:
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
i guess so. *g*
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
*cringe* for the title, but looks great. I can't believe this is only your second watercolor, your control of the lighting looks great.
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
yes, yes, i know. bad pun. i just had to get it out of my system...
thank you for your kind words in the second half of your comment :giggle:
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Totally repetitive, I know :blush: Eloquent I'm not. But you really do a good job with contrasts and lighting. So many paintings turn out flat, even if they're technically well done, you know?
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
i certainly know. ;)
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
:giggle: Me and poor phrasing again. *sigh*
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Freakwithissues007 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Simply Amazing, I love it =D
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. :hug:
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Freakwithissues007 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Your welcome <3 =D
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Fantasticcc Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010   Traditional Artist
I like it :)
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :D
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Taylor-the-Weird Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, wow! That's so amazing! That really looked EXACTLY like David Tennent. I'm in awe.

Only your second attempt at watercolor?! Could have easily fooled me! I love how you went and accented it with the white pen; the sharp, scratchiness of the pen creates a nice contrast to the smoothness and fluidity of the watercolors.
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you for your extensive praise. that really means a lot to me.
i like your most recent comic work, too.
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Taylor-the-Weird Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You're quite welcome - all of it's deserved!

And thanks!
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black-stroke Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this looks stunning, great piece of work.
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you kindly. :hug:
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waassielurvslang Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
A stroke of Genius if you ask me.
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
hahaha, i certainly wouldn't go that far, but glad you like it.
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TEhopefulcomicartist Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
great! i hate painting with watercolours, i suck at it!
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
practice is everything!
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:iconraezing16:
Raezing16 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student General Artist
Fantastic! Your watercolor technique is great, I can't believe that this is only your second attempt at watercolor!
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
well, it was. i guess the medium suits if you already "think painterly" (in shapes instead of lines).
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SHERLOCKED-in-221B Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
LOVE THIS!!! LOVE!!! <3<3 you have major talent!
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you kindly :hug:
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SHERLOCKED-in-221B Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
your welcome it's the truth!
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Tess-san Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I always found watercolor hard but so much fun to work with. It really turned out nicely ^^
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
it is a great medium.
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systemcat Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
I think the title's cute :).
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe, thanks.
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DalekMercy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's very good! I adore it!
You got his face very much to his likeness.
And the title is not corny...
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greyfin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :hug:
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NickelEdge Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
nice water color work. like how it bleeds and stains. hard to tell what it is looks like you used a white color pencil to do back lighting and bring out some details, nice :)

cool I like to do with water color if you use a smoother surface like illustration board and can use a hair drier to dry it to the surface and use a brush with water to pull out highlights
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greyfin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
jep, had to use a white gel pen because i didn't have any opaque white here. i kinda like the textured paper. but i'm open to any tips from those who are more experienced with that medium. :D
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NickelEdge Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
you did very good, even more so that this was only your 2nd one, if you didnt say so would have though you would you were doing this for awhile. Ever use qouache, dyes or ink before?

very nice pice
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greyfin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
i used ink, but it was to strong/permanent for my taste. but i'm still using it to create textures i work with in my digital stuff.
regarding the other: alas no, i'm more the oil colour type when it comes to traditional painting.

thanks for your praise and the :+devwatch: :)
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NickelEdge Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
yeah ink is very unforgiving. With ink you don't correct mistakes you hide them.
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
agreed :D
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ApplelGrass Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
It looks really great!! :)
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:icongreyfin:
greyfin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. :D
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Tardiscailin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Lovely pic! I think I remember you from the old doctor who forum!
(before it changed and got all flashy!)

Loved your work then, love it now!
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greyfin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
whee, thank you kindly.
the new forum (gallifrey base) is kinda anonymous, people just post their stuff and wait for the praise to come in. i don't like it very much there - so far. maybe that will change once the community spirit takes off.
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Tardiscailin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Yes, I registered but I find it intimidating! It seems so busy and hectic! I found it hard to get around!!! But yeah, hopefully when community spirit kicks in it'll be better!
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greyfin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
the old one was busy, too. i rarely stepped outside the fanart section. but the spirit between users there isn't what it was over at the old forum. maybe it's because many of the old warriors are missing.
they found their new home over at braxiatel.com. it's cozy, but too calm for me. 3-5 posts a day in a forum of over 200 members isn't much.
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Tardiscailin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
True.Yeah, I was the same. mainly stuck to the fanart.
Yeah I'd find that too slow.
I prefer a doctor who thread in another forum, kind of off topic.
Much prefer it here though!
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