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Watercolor by JenBroomall Watercolor by JenBroomall
Ok, this is my second watercolor attempt ever in my life & it wouldn't scan right so forgive me that it's narrow but this was so much fun to do! Watercolor is hard as hell not to mention messy. I was having fits keeping the cats out of the water! I did another one but it didn't turn out as cool as this one did.
Plus, I'm using the watercolor "markers" but they're brushes & you can dip them in water?
I made the colors on this one stronger & more on the blue side once I scanned it in but the rest is all done by me.

I referenced some stock from :iconlisajen-stock: Seriously--they're stock ROCKS!
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:iconpatricia-kunrath:
Patricia-Kunrath Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
wow! I love it!
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:iconwallflower-kris:
Wallflower-Kris Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
This is beautiful!
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jasmine2792 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Realistic Photoshop CS6 Watercolor & Paint Brushes
These are real brushes not just pictures, actual brushes with sensibility (if you use a graphic tablet) There are 130+ brushes. Enjoy.
jasmine2792.deviantart.com/art…
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:iconjenbroomall:
JenBroomall Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
I don't really use brushes.  And this is actually watercolor.  
But thanks for the share! 
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:iconsweetgreenlettuce:
SweetGreenLettuce Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the vibrancy of color, great job on just the second attempt!
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:iconjoshbryant:
joshbryant Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
watercolor baws
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:iconalridpath:
alridpath Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student General Artist
wooow i adore this! i hope u don't get offended if i say this reminds me of Effie....
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:iconjenbroomall:
JenBroomall Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
No idea who that isso nah no offense!
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:iconalridpath:
alridpath Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
None taken :) Lol I only figured it out myself lol
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:iconfollycanvas:
follycanvas Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the clean style, the exotic subject, and the range of colors.

My cats love to mess with my watercolors, too. D:
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:iconjenbroomall:
JenBroomall Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
:la: yeah those cooky cats.
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:iconabbyanna:
Abbyanna Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful!

lol, cats sound more difficult than birds. My birds will try to sneek up and nibble on whatever I am working on, but they generally don't try for the water.
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MusaRed Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Beautiful!!
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:iconzeptomone:
Zeptomone Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
It's thanks to works like your that I want to improve myself on watercolors!!! This media look very nice when you master it^^! :love:
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:iconjenbroomall:
JenBroomall Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Oh I have not mastered the medium. Only advice I can give is just play with it and who cares if you mess up.
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hhhhaannah Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
My cats never stay out of my water or paints either! I should just let them paint something for me! Hah!
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:iconjenbroomall:
JenBroomall Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Honestly, get some paint a blank canvas and a laser pointer and let them go to town!
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:iconhhhhaannah:
hhhhaannah Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
best idea EVAAAAAAAR
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:iconleahpeah:
LeAhPeAh Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this watercolor the lack of detail just pulls me in and makes me want to know more about her. love your use of color. keep up the good work.
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:iconjenbroomall:
JenBroomall Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
thanks! :huggle:
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:iconkpgraphics:
KPGraphics Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010   Digital Artist
It's so decorative. Great job! Take a look at Sadie Patterson Art watercolor. Let me know what you think.
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Ha-Zuki Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
This is awesome! I know this was posted like two years ago, but I have just recently gotten into water color and I think I like it so much more than acrylic painting ha ha I know it really is messy but I love that! Anyway, your picture is so cool!!!!:D
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:iconjenbroomall:
JenBroomall Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Thanks sweet heart. I'm not much of a watercolor artist, I just goofed around with the medium to experiment and I have a HUGE respect for watercolor artists because it's a beautiful but HARD medium.
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kinimoto7 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EPICNESS
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:iconaventris93:
aventris93 Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Student Photographer
Sooo awesome!! :)
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nailbnny Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
wow i really like this.
n yes, water color is pretty frustrating, i do it all the time mainly because its the only paint i have. n i hate it when im trying to do details and it totally screws up n ruins it or i cant get the colors to mix. (my cat also tries to drink it lol)
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KennHzor Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
beautiful work. :]
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:iconjess-jess-94:
Jess-Jess-94 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
I love it! And thanks for linking your reference. I love their work, and I plan on using a few things for a reference =D
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:iconjenbroomall:
JenBroomall Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
they are a great reference and I love their stock.
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:iconjess-jess-94:
Jess-Jess-94 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Yea they are =) I used some of it too. Very awesome =D
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:iconcrayon-shadowe:
Crayon-Shadowe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, very beatiful painting!

It looks like Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds! O_O
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backoncemore Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
i love this. im trying to do my own version of it for my sisters xmas present since i suck at watercolors and this piece rocks! lol. although i might have to do a rough sketch of the body since i normally have awful proportions. haha. anyways the picture reminds me of the phantom of the opera: masquerade. :D
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:iconjenbroomall:
JenBroomall Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
I'd suggest referencing the stock photo I referenced and you doing your own version of the picture..
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:iconbackoncemore:
backoncemore Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
yeah.. i kinda alrede painted the picture so theres not much difference from yours... sorry. but what i can do is reference the stock you referenced. i also referenced you in the info for my deviation.

if you would like i could take the painting down also
(but i prefer not doing that. lol)
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:iconbackoncemore:
backoncemore Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
this is the link to my version, i hope you like it in some way or form(:

[link]
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:iconarinmon:
Arinmon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
nice :) my friend has a very very similar style with watercolors and she is going to college for it :) you could get far ;]
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:iconjenbroomall:
JenBroomall Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
wow. I was just messing around... @_@
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:iconarinmon:
Arinmon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
:) well continue that:D
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lime-green13 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
this is really goodXD i'm going to favorite it
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:iconlindyz:
lindyz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Nice job! I especially like her hair. :D
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:iconmasasasaki:
Masasasaki Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
This is great! Awesome work!
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:iconrandmbeauty:
randmbeauty Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
You would like Margot Mace's work. [link]
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:iconjenbroomall:
JenBroomall Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
ooooooooooo!!!! I like!!! Thank you :hug:
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a very interesting way to color. =^^= It's clearly visible that you just toyed around with the colors. I just love the ones you used for the hair. So... shiny...? Darn non-existing-vocab of mine. >w<

The lines are clear which makes this one very nice! I think I would try to add color the the bg to make the skirt and the bg a bit different from each other. The idea of not drawing the lines is great but here the skirt blurs too strongly into the white if you ask me. But that's just my opinion. ^^
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JenBroomall Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
This was also my first real attempt @ watercolor--I had no idea what I was doing & in all I liked the way the hair turned out most.
I stuck w/ the lines but regret that now. I'll have to try working on the bg a lot more now that I have "real" paints. *skips*
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ola1993 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
I like it very much, I think it's the best one of those three which appeared on my dA messages xD Great colours. Not good that scan isn't right.
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:iconjenbroomall:
JenBroomall Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Yeah, well my scanner is a pain--sometimes it & the Mac don't like each other.
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:iconmissykaren:
MissyKaren Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
There are lovely colours in this piece
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:iconjenbroomall:
JenBroomall Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
Thank you so much--I appreciate the compliment esp from you .
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:iconmissyoshi:
MisSYosHi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
This one is damn gorgeous!
I'm freakingly loving it!
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