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Mocha by Agaave Mocha by Agaave
Random unicorn ended up as a victim for my experiments... Everything went well until I got a king idea to draw outlines with golden gel pen. Soon it turned out that the idea wasn't so great and the unicorn without those outlines looked better. Too bad there isn't an undo-button in traditional art so I just had to keep on going and outline the whole poor creature. :dohtwo:

Well, the outlines don't ruin the picture completely but I really liked it before those lines. So I feel a bit disappointed when looking at the picture now.

But if I never try new things I never learn anything new! After all I found a nice new method for background (paper towel + dryish watercolor) and also learned that I should NOT use golden gel pen for drawings. Just decorate Christmas cards with it.

Tools: Watercolors, colored pencils, white and golden gel pen.
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Lelixiana Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way you always play with the mane and the tail x) :heart:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :glomp:
Manes and tails are my favorite parts to draw traditionally. :dummy:
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:iconlelixiana:
Lelixiana Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to inspire by you! :3
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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lunagriff Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Your traditional art is stunning! And the lighting on this horse is great!!
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :blowkiss:
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Cloudrunner64 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I dunno, I kinda like the outline. And I really adore the background texture! I think I might actually like this one better than the salt...but if so, only by a teeny tiny bit. I also love the shine on this guy's eye, too.
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I am really happy to hear that you think the outline isn't bad! :dummy:

I also like this texture on the background and it is nice change for my never-ending salt backgrounds! If not my watchers at least I am myself getting bored with them... ;P
So it would be nice to find some new and handy ways to fill backgrounds.
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snoopi888 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Very pretty! I like the background, it reminds me of fallen leaves during autumn!
The shine on its mane and tail is very, very pretty too!
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :w00t:

The technique I used on the background was really nice; there seem to be more and more new stuff you can do with watercolors! And the more I learn the less I know. :D
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