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A relative from 1912 by 11Teta A relative from 1912 by 11Teta
For Titanic's 100th anniversary, although not an accurate representation of the ship (no references were used).

Media: watercolor, gouache, colored pencils, white gel pen, HB pencil on A3 watercolor paper.

I had various difficulties with this piece. First the technique wet on wet didn't work for me (it almost destroyed the paper - I use 250 g/sm watercolor paper); also adding salt didn't do the usual effect and the overall color scheme turned out very muted (perhaps it's the cheap watercolors?) while the paper buckled so hard I had to glue it to another sheet just to be able to photograph it (wrinkles were removed digitally) . And to top it all, all the 50 or so pictures I took of it with all the modes of my camera in natural sunlight turned out fabulously grainy... How on Earth do you, dear painters, get such great results with your works? Does anyone care to share some experience?
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redmoon-mistress Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work. I can feel how delicate and luxurious the dress is just by looking at it :)
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:icon11teta:
Thank you very much! :hug:
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rinaswan May 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Maybe you have to flatten your work by dampening it on the back and put it under heavy books for a few days before taking photos. Make sure to select the highest pixel number for your digital cam and take a picture in .TIFF or .RAW format for the best result. The ISO value should not exceed 200 in daylight. However, try not to shoot your work right in aggressive sunlight, just move it indoors or to a shady corner to avoid diffuse reflection of direct light. Hope it works for you. :)
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FripperiesandFobs May 3, 2012
The color variations on her dress are stunning!
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:icon11teta:
Thank you! I couldn't pick just one :))
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Padfoot7411 May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa this is really beautiful!
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Padfoot7411 May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome :)
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Luisaha May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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:icon11teta:
Glad you like it! :D
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