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Offline Savaaha

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« on: May 01, 2004, 01:08:49 am »
I bought a pack today plus a guide to help me in mixing colors to get the right one. They may be horrible but I thought Id never know unless I tried.

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2004, 04:52:28 pm »
I bought a set of them, they are great!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2004, 05:17:41 pm »
I just got to try out some of those in drawing class the other day, along with a lot of other stuff. (The instructor brought in a bunch of her stuff for us to test out.) I like 'em. I may have to get some of those.

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2004, 04:14:16 am »
I've used watercolor pencils....I hated them....but then again, I'm not too fond of watercolor...though alot of the techniques used with watercolor are cool, like salting and colorlifting
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2004, 11:36:25 pm »
I was very curious about them, when I first saw an anthro piece created with wc pencils and ink.  My big wolf bro, Chaz gave me a starter pack of them.  I may try them out on a current commish I'm working on.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2004, 11:45:43 pm »
I like them.. tho Im still not that great at mixing the colors just right.

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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2004, 01:29:49 am »
Cant say I really like using watercolor pencils, but how they turn out usually looks very nice.
Mixing them does usually seem quite hard to do, too. I've found usually the colors just end up.. killing each other o.o'

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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2004, 04:16:43 pm »
Savaaha, if you want your colors to look really nice, try coloring as lightly as you can and then building up layers. It  adds depth to the color plus you can erase easily if you don't like it.
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2004, 06:07:00 pm »
erase??

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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2004, 11:19:51 pm »
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erase??


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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2004, 12:13:07 am »
no.. no offense.. I didnt know they were erasable.. atleast I dont think my cheap ones are anyway.

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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2004, 03:06:27 am »
Eh... the different types of ones I've had, have never been erasable.. o.O

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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2004, 01:16:05 pm »
I have some by Derwent, and if I color lightly they erase almost entirely (using one of those magic rub erasers). Of course, once you put the water on, nothing's going to come back up.
Seriously, try coloring in layers. Even if you have on orange pencil, use a red and yellow instead. Or, use all 3 together.
Oh, one other thing, if you find your colors are "killing" each other, keep this in mind: primary colors aren't actually pure, like, a blue pencil might have a speck of red or yellow in it. If you mix a blue with a slight greenish tint with a red, that bit of green will turn the purple you wanted into mud. Does that make sense?
Sorry if I sound like a know-it-all, I just took a colored pencil class and it really helped me!
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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2004, 03:56:48 pm »
mine are General's Kimberly.. got them at walmart.... an you dont sound like a know it all.. sounds like you gained alot from the class and thats fantastic.
 I havent practiced alot with them.. been practicing digital Adobe stuff.

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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2004, 10:44:29 pm »
WC pencils are a curious technique.  I have to learn more about their use before I go crazy and use them on a piece.
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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2004, 10:51:41 pm »
"Blue Horse" is the best Ive done yet with the pencils but its part normal part watercolor. I think Ill frame it this fall and enter in the fair. If nothing else Im sure it will be the only anthro equine in the entries.
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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2004, 10:54:15 pm »
Quote (Savaaha @ Aug. 04 2004, 10:51 pm)
"Blue Horse" is the best Ive done yet with the pencils but its part normal part watercolor. I think Ill frame it this fall and enter in the fair. If nothing else Im sure it will be the only anthro equine in the entries.
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Very skilled piece.  I like the gentleness yet confidence of your color work.
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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2004, 11:04:59 pm »
Thanks Blue was possible tanks to several furs help in teaching me to shade. It sat as a pencil doodle for a long time. I do ok but things have to be calm a quiet.

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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2004, 11:09:07 pm »
I also liked "Blue Horse". I've tried some cheap watercolor pencils too '<img'> and I liked them, even if I don't draw all too well. I still really like acrilic paints, but I suppose I haven't tried too many different types to choose just yet.
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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2004, 11:16:40 pm »
never tried acylics on anything but my 3D figures.. maybe Ill try it on my lineart horse I did for adobe practice. Only one whos seen it was Sephia when I painted it on adobe as a vanner gypsy .

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« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2004, 11:17:58 pm »
Acrylics.  I haven't painted in so long.  I'm not sure I could actually paint a furry.
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