Sonja Schnatzer

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Spanish vacation memories with textures ;)

I'm really having a hard time uploading my results, as it neither works using the app or the mobile website, but all my pictures are on my mobile... :( 

But now I am back on my computer an hope I'm lucy and the pictures aren't to big again...

I did all my paintings using my 20 year old old school watercolors. Every day I go to amazon and look at the Winsor & Newton or Schmincke watercolors, but I didn't dare buying them by now. :(

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And I used really bad watercolor paper. It is very rough and sucks the water way to much. So please don't buy it even if it's rather cheap at amazon. 

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Here are some of my texture practices (I didn't have a zero brush back then):

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Here is, what I made out of some backgrounds for textures, I didn't want to use for textures anymore. ;)

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I wanted to create a undersea image which also could be found in the Spanish sea. Unfortunately the paper sucked the water up so fast, that i couldn't paint the big surfaces nicely. Moreover I missed that you hadn't painted the whole background...

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The other project was inspired by a safari park we visited in Spain and the plan was to show in which comfortless environment the animals are held, but now I am not sure, how to paint the background...

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Any tipps?

I thought, perhaps I could make something like this (the yellow/brown area). It's made like the galaxy technique, but only with very light colors, which do not react much with salt or bleach. I do not want it romantic, but the way it was and it was more sad than beautiful. 

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The reality:

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Thank's for any feedback or advice! ;)

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