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April 9, 2011
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Shy Smile by Loonaki Shy Smile by Loonaki
Finally something a little more time consuming. :3 I have so much fun doing those crazy hair watercolor paintings.
And I have the hardest time using blue... It's always a challenge in itself. No idea why. O_o

Enjoy. ♥
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graceartiste Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! I love the colors!
ComicyArtistia May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
She's very pretty :)
I-Am-A-Flying-Bird Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a cute smile. It makes me happy looking at this drawing *faves*
Solnorr Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love her hairs *-*. They seems open to an other universe ^^. They make me travel in dreams!
Thanks for these awesome feelings!
I fav+ ^^!
Loonaki Mar 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
NvLyeah Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing, i love the contrast between the soft delicate skin and eyes against the wild messy hair color and hair do,, for the little whiter dots on the hair, did you used salt to create that effect?
Loonaki Jan 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
I didn't use salt on that one. I just dropped clear water on the dried Ecoline paint (I found this to be only/best working with Ecolines) and then took the drops off again with a paper towel, which creates the lighter spots.
NvLyeah Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooo, well it looks awesome! and besides that, could you tell me maybe one or 2 tips to get a similar effect? The thing is that they dont sell ecolines where I live :P, anyway, thanks and I love your work
Loonaki Jan 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
You can try it out with different watercolors (since I don't know that many different watercolors, there's a chance it might work with the ones you use and I just don't know them. So just try it). I don't really know how to make this effect in another way. Maybe try to drop thinned down white ink on the colored parts, wait a sec, and take the excess paint off again. It might leave lighter stains like this, but I can't say if it will look the same. Watercolor is so much trial and error. Sometimes I feel like it works differently for everyone.
NvLyeah Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot, I really love when an artist takes time to help some poor souls who can not perfect the technique haha XD, I'll try it out and tell you what happens ok? thanks again!!
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