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Journal Entry: Sun Feb 28, 2010, 3:33 PM
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Welcome to the watercolorists monthly feature called AquaTalk! Each month, we will choose a member of watercolorists to interview. You will gain insight to their general artistic goals, their watercolor technique, and little of their personality as well.

AquaTalk Archive

February 2010 - Nachan
January 2010 - CamillaMalcus
June 2010 - Jopeli
July 2010 - petiteartiste666
October 2010 - Leftyfro
April 2011 - rinaswan
September 2011 - Gold Seven
November 2011 - ChencoIlufi




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LoonarHijab Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to see a cherriuki interview >W< thanks for this
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lyraleperformer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
also, do you think that in the future any of the interviewees will mention maybe about working with inks and watercolour together (ink like the liquid kind you can use with a brush). I saw an artist work like this recently and the work was absolutely gorgeous!
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SilviaDiMauro Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
why not? :-) I love this kind of technique!
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lyraleperformer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
yay!
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lyraleperformer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
I like the idea of this, I'd love to pick up any new advice!
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Tealcakery Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Off topic but what are good water colors and paper for water colors?
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Armypete Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am new to this group so hopefully I am not out of place here, I have been painting for 20+ years though so I have a little experience.
I follow three golden rules feel smell then look, for paper it all depends on the painting you want to do feel the paper with your hands give it a good inspection, not all paper (even with same brands) are created equal so make sure you get intimate with your paper before you buy it. (of course this would mean buying the "Bricks" of paper a no go) a good pigment in watercolor has a good smell to it with a little practice you can tell if it has got allot of "fillers" in the paint. by just looking and smelling.
Finally don’t get hung up on names if you’re doing a thin wash sometimes "cheaper" watercolors are your friends (I love watercolor “Bricks” for doing pigment blends in my portraits, and if your painting is more fluid, less absorbent paper is your friend. Watercolor is all about the experience in getting to the end product.
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lyraleperformer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
for paper, if you're starting out Strathmore cold press is ok and cheap...it doesn't hold water as well as some other brands, but it still works well as long as you don't flood it with water. If you know what you're doing I'd try to find some hot press paper.

If you're starting out for paints it's best to bet yourself a palette that you like (these aren't expensive). Usually they're square and hold about 20 colours, and have a large square of space in the middle for mixing...but I've seen round ones too, those are pretty neat looking. Get yourself a palette and it would be good to start out with a set of your basic colours (cheaper this way..), Koi is really good. Then when you get home from your art store visit, take the paints and squirt half of a tub into each colour spot in the palette. Since watercolour is, well, watercolour, these will dry, but you want that because then you touch them with a wet brush later and voila...perfect!
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amethystpurple1805 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Strathmore or Arches 140LB/230gsm is about the best paper you can start out with. Vang Gogh watercolors are the ones I use if I'm starting out, but as I went on I started to use Schmeinicke. I hope this was helpful!
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endless-spirit Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011   Traditional Artist
Schmincke?
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amethystpurple1805 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes!
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samir-alaoui Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Hi everyone here, I'm curious to know .. me too !
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lyraleperformer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
see the comment I made above to Tealcakery.
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amethystpurple1805 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Strathmore or Arches 140LB/230gsm is about the best paper you can start out with. Vang Gogh watercolors are the ones I use if I'm starting out, but as I went on I started to use Schmeinicke. I hope this was helpful!
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ekara Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
very cool! :dance:
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Muoni Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting :giggle:
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Ithilloth Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010   General Artist
I'm so curious of next interviews :) how do you choose people for talks? by their skills and improvement I guess? I can't wait that day when I'll be that chosen one :D
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abasss Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Hello :wave:
I'm in charge of interviews so I get to choose =). First of all, they must be active members of the group. Second, it must be people that I'm sure will give a nice interview, that other members will find interesting to read. And third, skill/improvement. =D
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Ithilloth Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010   General Artist
nice to know these details ;) maybe someday... ^^
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abasss Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
you never know =D
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GaluSs Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
wow! that's really cool!
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