Meda Halmaciu

Artist and invitation designer @invitatiicouture

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Watercolor Illustration Ana Victoria Style

Wow. I loved this class so much I jumped right in and did the exercises and although the picture is not that good I wanted to share my preliminary excercises page.This activity was so relaxing. I actually like dit more than the following monochromy excersise.

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And this is my monochromatic floral arrangement. I wish I hadn't added those grasses in the middle. I tried lifting them, but geen is a staining color. I can always photoshopp them out :)

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I had to try this in color as well.

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EXPERIMENTAL WATERCOLOR ACTIVITY

Ideas to try:

- white gouache vs. ink,

- iridescent watercolors

- iridiscent acylic

- kohi noor ink

- gold ink

- watercolor & inktense pencils

- glimmer myst

- white gelly roll

- calligraphy pen

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Some of the things I discovered:

1. You can create some beautiful effects with glass painting ink (solvent based) but not all brands. The brand that worked for me: Marabu Glass Art, The brand that didn't work: Idea.

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2. The difference between Schmincke Akademie (student grade) and Schmincke Horadam (artist grade). Although they seem the same on dry paper, look what happens when you apply them to wet paper. I used the same amount of water and paint for both.

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3. Loved the shimmery stuff: gold ink on wet watercolor, shimerry watercolors on wet watercolor, wet watercolor on dry shimmery paint (partial resist), dry shimmery acrylic or ink on dry watercolor.

JELLYFISH

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THE GALAXY

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Well, that's a very photoshoped image, trying to get it as close to reality as possible. it looks a little glossy.

Here is a work in progress picture I took with my phone. The painting is darker and more vibrant than this, so it is actually somewhere in between.

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