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Old Racoon watercolor study by sandara Old Racoon watercolor study by sandara
A lot of people ask me about how I got started painting, and I always say that my roots were in traditional watercolors. Here's a very old painting I managed to dig out of the storeroom. :)
It's just a copy from a picture in an animal book, if I remember correctly.
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Syrus-OoKami2013 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For this being watercolor its incredible.
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Freezerboi Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that Raccoon's hair.
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lutrasilvereye Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.
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Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
beautiful! 
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Rinian Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
These are amazing. May I ask how big your traditional paintings usually are? (along with the cats and hummingbird one). All the details are just astounding! I'm also curious, how were you able to do the whites of the fur and highlights of the feathers in the hummingbirds?
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Vegerot Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!  Such detail for watercolors, it's fantastic!
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Green-Wonton Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Awesome, beautiful, amazing, speechless :squee:
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Waterfoxgirl Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
:D so cute!!!
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done!
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Saamura Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
That's cool! XD Nature's ninjas! lol.
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UncleTerry Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
If some of my first work would only look this good! Beautifully Done!
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Selenada Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not only you paint well with digitals but also traditionals as well :heart: Thank you for sharing your traditional art with us :heart:
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sandara Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Sors-the-luck-bot Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome stuff!
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Tanager Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Those white hairs! O_o
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Squiddy-chan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Gosh, that's beautiful! I love how vibrant the butterfly is!
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littlewolfyone Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so awesome :aww:
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
impressive, great watercolors!
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sandara Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Thank you! :)
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Nice work!
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Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
these are stunning! they look EXACTLY  like they would be in an animal book, you've captured that light charm about the images very well.
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Braisse01 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! 
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NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
:)
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Impressive! :D
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snorglefox Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gorgeous :D
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Neranella Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Awesome. :clap:
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the way you did the stones and the water. Do you remember how you painted those fine white hairs on his forelegs? The only thing I can think of is gouache but I know very little about this medium.
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sandara Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
In my watercolor set, there was this tube of white watercolor paint. It's opaque and quite thick. That's what I used for the hairs. (and also a very fine brush)
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macchiarto Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thks for sharing....hope to see more of your old watercolors.
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dinosour16 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
that's cute Hatsune-Miku-(Smile) [Music Girl] 06 
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Minty-san1994 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the details in the fur~~ Q A Q ♥
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DaBigBadWulf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely painting. 
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Madytao Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful :love:
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FictitiousV Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
I was about to ask if it is your job to paint for books, but that the example comes from a book explains something. Really very pretty
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SwirledThoughts Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh my god
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Great stuff! 
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01darkwolf01 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww! :happybounce: 
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Mirka-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Very cute and beautiful. All the small details look amazing in this picture! :clap:
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Reckless-Flame Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
That's really beautiful! The details and colors are amazing. <3
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datoxicclock Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely LOVE this piece! 
it may be 'old', but it's still very impressive!
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FelidaeCat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Its cool to see that you started with traditional drawings/paintings. Love it. ♥
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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
It looks fantastic! :D Wow, you were jaw-dropping even then ^^
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Zumea Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty
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moonlightbird Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Very great :)
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Exileden Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Wow, it's so great to see traditional works from you. I love colors they look so in-balance and natural. I'd totally love to see a fantasy themed picture (like the awesome ones you do in digital) someday! :D
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sandara Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
It's been more than ten years since I've touched watercolors, it'll take a long time before i can match the digital ones with watercolors.
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Exileden Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013

Yeah that's right, it will take some time to get on that level, but still creating slowly pieces (I know how it feels like, when you create something in a new medium or haven't used since ages, and sometimes it feels like "hey it isn't good as my recent-medium piece!") traditional pieces is always a step. This one already is good and I wonder how it will be like after a few next pieces next. Same it was with my digital where I had very hard time to "break through it" and I feel like I'm catching a flow and soon I'll be on similar level like  with my traditional as my main medium. Honestly, I'm already quite curious for your next traditional works :>


Good luck! <3

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sandara Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Thank you! :)
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RisingHeroine Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Outstanding :' )
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boregarde Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
i love racoons , my favourite animal . 
yay yay <3
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