Whale (watercolor)

in ntopaz •  16 days ago

ntopaz-image-0Hello friends!

Today I will show you my new watercolor painting. I was painting a whale in the ocean.

I had a thin watercolor paper - 185 gr. I regret having bought such thin paper. Never buy paper for watercolor less than 300 g/m

At first I drew a sketch of a whale


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Then I painted the blue lines on the diagonal. These lines mimic the rays of light that penetrate deep into the ocean.


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I left the top right corner bright and started painting the water.


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Then I started painting the whale. I moistened the paper and put on the dark spots that are on the back of the whale. I dried the paper and painted the details of the whale.


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I looked at my drawing and realized that the color of the water is too light. I began to darken the color of the water in the corner and near the whale.


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The last stage I saw in the online lesson. This was the most crucial stage. I began to brighten the rays of light that pass through the water. I knitted a dry synthetic brush and made stripes to it. This is difficult, because at this moment the brush washes away a part of the paint and stains the drawing.


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My picture is ready!


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You often write in my comments that you like to look at gif process, so I do it for you :)


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When I see your paintings I always wish that I had more time to spend on art. But maybe one day when I'm older and everything around me is settled I'll be able to start :)

Beautiful whale and I love to see the lighting. Well done!

I've noticed in the comments that your Steemanniversary is coming! Congratulations and Happy Steemit Birthday! :)


Thank you @delishtreats ! I am so happy to read it that my art can inspire :))

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Wonderful to see the stages in your painting @veta-less. Happy Steemit Anniversary.

You can paint on a thinner watercolour paper. As long as you stretch the paper first it won't buckle ~ As much anyway. Even with a 300 gsm paper it's still good to stretch the paper before painting on it. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

⚖️ S H I N E ⚖️ Y O U R ⚖️ L I G H T ⚖️


Thank you! :) I glue paper with paper tape on the board. But I still felt that the paper was too thin. The paint is numb to the white line of the frame (this can be seen in one of the last photos) I like the denser paper, I feel more confident when I draw on it :)

At first sight would say it is inspired by steemit.. all we want to become a whales at certain point :)
Very interesting to read your technique and how you have achieved the final result. Well done!

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Thank you! Yes, this is a symbolic painting for my one-year anniversary on Steemit, which will be in a few days)


I knew it!!!! :D

Oh beautiful watercolour painting @veta-less, I like whales! 🐋⭐️

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I'm glad you liked my whale )

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I really like how you created the blue water and how it reflects on this majestic creature. Nicely done :).


Thanks dear @scrawly :)
I'm glad I found a lesson where it was shown how to paint a whale in water to make it look realistic :)

It is a beautiful drawing, has achieved a great job with this piece, because I can appreciate the effect of water. The whale looks great in the vastness of the ocean.
Thanks for sharing with us.!!!!

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Thank you! I'm really glad you liked my art. :)


You are welcome! It is a pleasure to see what you do.
They are beautiful works of art!

Открытка с китом)))


Да, по размеру, кстати, большая открытка)

Such a cute drawing, @veta-less. Simply wonderful! 😊


Thank you @trincowsk :) I am very pleased :)

Hi veta love it and i think the whale is a SHE she has her birthday coming up soon i wish you whale-dome for your steembirthday


Thank you dear @brittandjosie for warm words :) I want your wish to come true ))


I know i am working to be one first stop is dolphin , a lovely grey blue dolphin

What a lovely whale, I hope it brings you a lot of steem😊 I like the light play a lot, it really makes the artwork alive😊

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Thank you very much for your warm wishes! :) Yes, the rays of light add a lot to this picture) Thanks for stopping by)

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You are so talented and smart on how you did the sunlight.
It must be wonderful to be able to create watercolor paintings.