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watercolor inspiration

Postby enrico » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:46 am

Awesome watercolors ...

Want to make a thread of great watercolor inspiration ?

Here's my start ...

GP's comics ...

http://www.bacidallaprovincia.com/bibli ... %2001.html

20 pages of watercolor goodness !!!

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Postby Thorsten » Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:33 pm

I just have to share on of it because Enrico's hint is so cool!

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By the way, Enrico, why don't you just post one of yours - for instance this one here?

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Homer

Postby 4ojos » Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:41 am

Good theme, Enrico. Here´s my contribution:
http://washington.uwc.edu/depts/compsci ... glarge.jpg

Ive always been fond of Winslow Homer.
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Postby Thorsten » Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:56 pm

Hi 4ojos, your suggestion (see below) nearly looks like oil or acyrl!

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Postby 4ojos » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:14 pm

Yes, I know, but IS watercolour, believe me. Some of his work is amazing. There´s a few more at
http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/2aa/2aa505.htm

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Postby enrico » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:11 pm

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amazing ...
thanks for reminding us of good old Winslow 4ojos ...

super inspiring ...

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sargent

Postby 4ojos » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:23 am

Here´s another classic: John Singer Sargent.
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And yet another: Mariano Fortuny. Unfortunately I can´t find any good image of his amazing waterclours. I hope this little one will give you an idea.
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Postby Fran Bravo » Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:03 am

I found more Fortuny's watercolors.
Fortuny is great!
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andrew wyeth

Postby 4ojos » Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:23 pm

We all know his father work for classics such as Treasure Island but so you realize how good his son is as a watercolorist?

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Postby aldo » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:00 pm

Some lovely Miyazaki's watercolors from Paris 2005's Moebius-Miyazaki's Expo ...for the ones (lik me) who had not the chance to be there ;)

http://www.zewebanim.com/miyazaki.htm#expo

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Re: watercolor inspiration

Postby Xavier » Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:18 am

Awesome watercolors! Wow I wish I can paint in watercolors like that. Watercolors are really hard to control, but a really fun medium

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Re: watercolor inspiration

Postby Tyler Street » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:01 pm

Thank you for the inspirations! My contribution is Ronald Jesty, a British watercolorist. His work enchanted me even in small reproductions in some of my "how to make art" books so I remembered his name. This year I found his work in a gallery in England (Quarr Gallery in Swanage). Seeing this picture and then sketching the place myself the next day moved my sketches to a level that made me happy.

His work is so simple, so masterful, such gorgeous color:

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There are more images of his work http://www.quarrart.com/section90200_154564.html.
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Re: watercolor inspiration

Postby 4ojos » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:15 pm

I didnt know about Ronald Jesty. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: watercolor inspiration

Postby isabel » Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:22 pm

it was great inspiration to see your posts on watercolor and discover some work that I wasn't aware of thankyou 4ojos and all the others do you know Turner's watercolors ?

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Re: watercolor inspiration

Postby littleweaver » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:20 pm

I get my inspirations from books by authors such as Charles de Lint http://www.sfsite.com/charlesdelint/, and Brian Froud http://www.worldoffroud.com/index.html. Also Stephanie Law at Shadowscapes, and my watercolor teacher, Rob Erdle http://www.watercolorworldwide.com/gallery.html.


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