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Nadder and Charizard

Still Life - Charizard and Nadder- Warm Cool - AC UV TW IB

A still life painting featuring a Nadder toy from How to Train Your Dragon and a Charizard amiibo in Pokemon. I did this for a class assignment and got it accepted into an art galley competition at my college. It didn’t win first place, however my chicken painting did.

art, artwork, concept art, paintings, studies, study painting, traditional art, watercolor

My Watercolor Studies of Kekai Kotaki

As previously stated, I would start doing study paintings. A study painting is when a artist studies another artist’s painting in a attempt to understand what makes that painting work,how that artist composed the image, and even what techniques that artist used. It is the best tool for a artist to lean and is similar to a singer practicing a popular song. Currently I am focusing on Guild Wars 2 artist Kekai Kotaki, a artist I just recently discovered a month ago. What makes his art appealing to study is that all his digital paintings have a ”less is more” functionality and are very well composed.

Instead of painting it digitally like the originals, I attempted to paint them in traditional watercolor cakes. I learn ALLOT doing this. Soon I will be able to do watercolor sketches live in the field.

each painting is between 30 to 45 minutes and use color pencils in some areas that needed detail.