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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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:iconangel-of-apocalypse:
Angel-of-Apocalypse Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
der effekt ist soo toll!!
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:icondreamerofgallifrey:
DreamerofGallifrey Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
can i have this as my twitter profile picture? please?
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graceartiste Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! I love the colors!
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:iconcomicyartistia:
ComicyArtistia Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
She's very pretty :)
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:iconi-am-a-flying-bird:
I-Am-A-Flying-Bird Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a cute smile. It makes me happy looking at this drawing *faves*
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Solnorr Featured By Owner 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+ ^^!
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnvlyeah:
NvLyeah Featured By Owner 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?
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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.
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NvLyeah Featured By Owner 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
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Loonaki Featured By Owner 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.
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NvLyeah Featured By Owner 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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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yeah, you're welcome! :]
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SmileeAddict Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
This. Is. Amazing! I love how you used the watercolours. So adorable!
I read the tutorial, I will definitely try it (:
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:iconrocknjade77:
rocknjade77 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I love purple~!
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:iconaraly:
Araly Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's so beautiful!! :D
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:iconfeathereyed:
FeatherEyed Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is beautiful and her hair inspires me
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:iconlovoart:
lovoart Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bien logrado el trabajo
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:iconyellowsmoke321:
yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so lovely
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:icondreamon-mpak:
DreamON-Mpak Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good work .. I real like it :+fav:
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Love her eyes!
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:iconwendeesigner:
wendeesigner Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the eyes are perfect
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:iconloodleloodle:
LoodleLoodle Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
May I use this picture as the background for my blog?
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
No, please don't do that.
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:iconloodleloodle:
LoodleLoodle Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Alright :)
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:iconzeaphra247:
Zeaphra247 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
She looks like she has a secret. For some reason reminds me of Puck from a Midsummer's Night Dream
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Neecy-chan123 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing!! (i read your tutorial as well and i loved it)

You scan your pictures in, yes? how do you get them to come up so clear? i find it hard for my water colour pictures to show their true quality once they've been scanned in. and taking a picture of them doesn't help either lol
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
This is what I wrote in my FAQ ([link]) on how I scan and edit:
"I scan my paintings, the scanner settings are chosen so that the outcome is a little grey-ish and the contrast isn't really high. Then (in Photoshop) I look for a spot in the picture where the original painting is white. There I use the eraser tool (or brush tool, doesn't matter) and make a little white dot, so I see how white the grey has to get to REALLY be white on the screen later. From there I start with adjusting lightness and contrast, always keeping an eye on the erased spot. When I don't see it anymore, all the grey is now white. Then I just adjust some of the colors, making them brighter or less bright. And that's about it."
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Abblecrumble Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, so cute! ♥
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Audrey-Poisson Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful colors ;)
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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InesTheDudette Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is sooooo pretty :heart: Ilove her hair btw tutorial is really helpful, thank you (: and her nose! idk why, I just love it. And her eyes are sooo beautiful... *.*
Amazing work :heart:
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! ♥
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InesTheDudette Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp:
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Faehwin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Das ist total herzig. :) Richtig süß!
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Danke! :3
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:iconzelvii:
Zelvii Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I had a question,do you scan your pictures? If yes how do them come so clean? Most scanners kill the colours and they become slightly pinker orz

your pictures are always very clean and neat!
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Loonaki Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Here's what I wrote in my FAQ ([link]) about how I scan and edit:
"I scan my paintings, the scanner settings are chosen so that the outcome is a little grey-ish and the contrast isn't really high. Then (in Photoshop) I look for a spot in the picture where the original painting is white. There I use the eraser tool (or brush tool, doesn't matter) and make a little white dot, so I see how white the grey has to get to REALLY be white on the screen later. From there I start with adjusting lightness and contrast, always keeping an eye on the erased spot. When I don't see it anymore, all the grey is now white. Then I just adjust some of the colors, making them brighter or less bright. And that's about it."

I hope that helps. :3
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Zelvii Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh!! thankyou so much for telling me! <33 I'll try to use this technique! :D


It did help! :iconbrohugplz:
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SasukeIshMyne Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
It's crazy how you can do that. I don't even know how.
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FallenDanceAngel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful :heart:
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:iconthe-three-artketeers:
This is so cute! xx
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:icontafuri42:
Tafuri42 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This one has my favorite color scheme and it has good balance too
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Melody368 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist
so adorable!!!
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:iconlizalot:
Lizalot Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
those hands are GORGEOUS! :lol:
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:iconshawnortiz:
shawnortiz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful.
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:iconfayeana:
fayeana Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
You may have a hard time but the results are incredible. What a lovely painting/drawing!
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you. ♥
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
That's gorgeous!
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:iconcalliecreations:
CallieCreations Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
so cute! ^^
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