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Among the Blue by Eskiworks

Among the Blue

Eskiworks

22 April 2014 at 13:29:59 MDT

This past weekend I was house sitting at my sister's without my work computer, and thought it would be a great opportunity to make a sample for possible future watercolor commissions. So I took one from a friend to suss out exactly what it would take to do 8.5" X 11" full body watercolor paintings, and this is the final result!

This was commissioned by Hfoursaur as a gift for Kimmikart, of Kimmikart's dread-locked werewolf character Mausey. I took (crappy) work in progress photos over the weekend so I could document how I went about it. One of my sister's cats, Cammy, chose the pose for me among the three gesture sketches I did. Which, as you can see, she indicated by stepping on it while I was working. XD See those here in my tumblr - http://eskiworks.tumblr.com/post/83538413915

Working on this over the weekend gave me a great idea of what commissions like this might cost. So I am currently open for a single painting slot, the details for which you can find here:

https://www.weasyl.com/journal/49054/single-watercolor-commission-open
https://www.weasyl.com/journal/49054/single-watercolor-commission-open
https://www.weasyl.com/journal/49054/single-watercolor-commission-open

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Visual / Traditional

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    This turned out really cool. I love the amount of texture you captured in the fur and dreads.

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      Thank you so much! =D

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    Loooove the dreads and feathering here and the pose is really actiony and neat. Great work!

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      Thank you! I love poses with lots of swirly movement, I tried to make something that was circular feeling.

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        Me too, but I can never seem to make things look very fluid most of the time. I need more practice. :) You did wonderfully!

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    Werewolves with dreadlocks.
    So much yes.

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      Oh hells yeah, dreadlocks. =D

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    I love your traditional work!

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    I love how you were able to get the weights of the different kinds of fur down- between the feathering and the dreads ( dreadlocked characters are <3) and how you were able to express lighting and shade with the watercolors! Did you use frisket to keep the colors from bleeding on each other?

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      Thank you! For this one I tried to be a bit more stylized with how the fur was put together and with the anatomy, exaggerating all the shapes. Since it worked out, I might try a bit more exaggeration in the future too! I didn't use any frisket actually, I didn't have any and have had poor experiences with it in the past. But some of my fellow artist friends have given me great advice in regards to the stuff, so I'm going to give it a shot next time and see what other stuff I can accomplish using it. =)

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    Ahh, this is just lovely. Your control of the medium is beautiful.