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post #1 of Old 08-24-2015, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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first ever watercolour - feedback would be welcome!

As above - I only started drawing 3 weeks ago (I have quite literally not drawn anything since childhood!). This is my first watercolour, he is a foxhound called Cottesmore Samson. Any tips, feedback etc would be welcome. Thank you!
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You have a lot of natural talent considering this is your first watercolor and you only started drawing again since childhood.

It is a very good work. I do oil and have never tried watercolors but there are a lot of artists here that are doing water colors that will critique it for you. I just wanted to say it's a great job and Welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy it.



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Thank you, that is very kind of you. It is nice to know if you are on the right track or not.
I'd love to try oils but they scare me so will have to work up to them!
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For your first watercolor it is very good! Adding a bit more contrast between light and shade in the face would give it more depth, but overall it is well done, especially since you are so new to it.
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Thank you, that is very kind of you. It is nice to know if you are on the right track or not.
I'd love to try oils but they scare me so will have to work up to them!
I've heard it said that watercolor is the hardest thing to paint with. The beauty with oil is if it comes out bad you can scape it off with a pallet knife and start over. Can't do that with acrylic or watercolors. Sometimes I'll scrape off a flower and redo it four or five times on a picture.



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I resisted watercolors because of hearing how difficult it is to correct mistakes. But it's not that bad at all, a lot of mistakes can be washed out with water. And with acrylics you can paint over the mistake and start over.
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Excellent first for watercolor! Mine was not show worthy.

I agree with Liz about adding more depth in contrast but for a beginner you have a lot more contrast than most!
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I officially hate you I am also working on my first true watercolor, and yours is so awesome!!! I really don't think I know what I'm doing, but what the hey...it's art!!!

I think your pup looks great.

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Looks very good - beautiful coloring of the fur!
Perhaps the fur work something out with fine lines or with
watercolor pencils. It looks very smooth.

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Much better than my first attempts! Maybe some more contrast and some color in the background.
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