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A Lark Flies by creepyfish A Lark Flies by creepyfish

Another illustration for the poetry book!

I'm starting to really like the combination of watercolor and gouache. I'm not even sure if you're supposed to combine them, but hey, works for me!

Watercolor, gouache and a little bit of colored pencil on watercolor paper, 8.5 x 11

image ~creepyfish
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:iconmarijime50:
marijime50 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Wow! I am trying to improve my illustration with watercolour skills. You do it just beautifully, do you have any advice to give me?
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blackpadfoot713 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible. I want this painted on my wall.
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EliPoppy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student
Great work!
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ShiftingStarlight Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning. Awesome progression and dynamics love. My favourite is the white outline on the tree, because it makes everything else pop. :heart:
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trinacobrajet Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011   Traditional Artist
this is absolutely beautiful! I love the textures and colors (:
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LadyLoquacious Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, friggin gorgeous my dear! Colors are beautiful and I like the structure :)
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Drachenkoeterchen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
This is just gorgeous!
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blood-of-the-bush Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
If it works, why not combine them? Since when has there been a concrete set of rules overshadowing art? ;D Nice job. ^^
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ehehe, good point! THERE ARE NO RULES IN ART... I GUESS... xD
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SnikkiPikkins Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
The designs of your illustrations strike me in the best way. Gorgeous layout.
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SepiaWren Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow - I love seeing how much you're improving! The glow of this piece is stunning, and I love how your application of block colour gives the illusion of smooth shading. Gorgeous work!
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AlexandrinaAna Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011   Photographer
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SkyDragon155 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
very beautiful!
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rowan-of-wonderless Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
This piece excited me greatly. My real name is Larke, you see. :D Beautiful, as usual. I love the warm/cool color contrast.
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Flarmesa Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Wonderful :).
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celeste1528 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you have been featured here: [link]
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:iconcreepyfish:
creepyfish Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ooooh thank you! :D
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celeste1528 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
no problem ;)
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Sochen131131 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful design and night scene makes the colours stand out :D
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Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow, that looks awesome! I love the style. Awesome colors too. :D
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margo98 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Em, you truly are growing leaps and bounds as an artist. I'm so proud of you and I miss you!!!
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh gosh, thank you so much Marguuuu ;-;
I'm trying hard to! hehee.
I MISS YOU TOO BB. WHY YOU HAVE TO BE SO FAR AWAYYYYYY?
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LMDStudios Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Three cheers for gouache!!!
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:iconcreepyfish:
creepyfish Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
INDEED. I have a love/hate relationship with gouache, but I'M TRYING TO BE FRIENDS WITH IT.
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LMDStudios Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
you'll love it, just give it all the love, care and patience and...*sigh* Just woke up and I'm not sure where I am going with this
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chibibichi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gooooooodness I love this! And who says your aren't supposed to use anything you want to in art ;P My only critique would be in needs a couple really light areas, it's overall a little dark. Maybe come back in with a white colored pencil or something and really punch up some of those edges?
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
yeah, that's a good suggestion! It's actually a little lighter in the original, I think I could've done a better job with adjusting the colors in photoshop perhaps xD
Thank you!
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chibibichi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
My scanner scans in stuff soooo incredibly dark, so I feel your pain!
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yedi0212 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the sky is beautiful.
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Dragonling140 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Pretty! ^_^ The colours contrast really well.
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fedora-blues Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist
I love the color scheme, it's very jewel-like! :D
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:iconcreepyfish:
creepyfish Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
why thank you! :D
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helloheath Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
<3
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SRLAC Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Jesus, man, you can tell you enjoy drawing birds~ XD

OH
I BEEN MEANING TO ASK
Have you heard of Spectrobes? 8D
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I ACTUALLY feel very incompetent at drawing birds, to be completely honest! So I'm kind of touched that they came off that way to you, because I really thought I was bad at drawing them. I need to get better at them because I love birds and I want to be happy with the way I draw them too! xD
AND AND... NO... I HAVE NOT! care to tell me about this? :0
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SRLAC Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It is just you drew them like you usually draw things...quite interesting and with a certain degree of quirkiness. <3

I WILL DIRECT YOU!
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I know you like drawing animals and things, so I thought this would be right up your street! ;u;
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radtastical Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I saw this on tumblr already but GOODNESS it's just so PURDY I love the colors and all the winged ladies in the air waaaa I love this.
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
EEEE YES EHEHE
thank you so much ;-;
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