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Val

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on: September 22, 2011, 04:51:12 PM
One thing that was overlooked in my tulips... no water drops. Haven't a clue how to go about that. I thought about going back and lifting out some  the colour... but how would I paint in the waterdrops?  :confused: Can it be done at this stage?
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Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 05:03:45 PM
i suspect you would be able to lift out the highlights and paint in the shadows now, let's see what Dennis says?


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Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 10:13:03 PM

That's correct. The reflections inside the water drop will tend to lighten the area of the flower where the drop is. Just lightly lift some of the color out and then do the shading as normal. What I normally do is to add the highlight in with a drop of Chinese White or White acrylic. The bottom inside edge of the drop will also receive some very carefully right against the shadow.

Obviously the best is to mask out the water drops you want in the painting. Then there will be no need for the Chinese White.
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Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011, 11:49:28 AM
I'm pretty sure my white is Titanium white. Will that suffice? I do have some white acrylic otherwise. I think I'll try cutting a template for the drops and bring out the old magic eraser.

I'll have to try and get the video to play again. Still haven't seen past the background painting...pushing on!
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Reply #4 on: September 23, 2011, 01:23:41 PM
looking forward to seeing what your waterdrops look like Val O0


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Reply #5 on: September 23, 2011, 08:43:24 PM
I look forward to seeing this too, Val!  :gl:
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Reply #6 on: September 24, 2011, 02:05:19 AM
OK, I'm sitting on the edge of my seat, too...
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Reply #7 on: September 24, 2011, 02:54:07 AM
Ooooh the pressure!  :sweat:  :eyesclosed:  :cold:  :sweat:
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Reply #8 on: September 24, 2011, 08:02:15 PM
It's carbon and PRESSURE that make the diamonds :) O0
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Reply #9 on: September 25, 2011, 03:11:25 AM
Are you trying to make a diamond out of a zircon?  :whistle:
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Reply #10 on: September 25, 2011, 11:33:02 AM
They both sparkle, don't they  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: September 25, 2011, 05:19:15 PM
 :-*
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Reply #12 on: September 28, 2011, 04:32:35 AM
I am lost   :help:
Just lightly lift some of the color out and then do the shading as normal. What I normally do is to add the highlight in with a drop of Chinese White or White acrylic. The bottom inside edge of the drop will also receive some very carefully right against the shadow.
Lifting out the colour is no problem. Its the 'shading as normal'....what is normal for a waterdrop? Still not having much luck with the videos. I keep looking at the finished paintings, but I have no idea where to start once the paint is lifted out. Nothing I've tried seems to work, sure sounded easy!  Haven't quite lost it yet :goofy: but getting close!
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Reply #13 on: September 28, 2011, 09:35:41 AM
Will do a tiny video for you soon on how to paint it in watercolor :painting:
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Reply #14 on: September 28, 2011, 11:06:51 AM
Thankyou Dennis...I was nearly ready for your rubber room!  :crazy2: Will leave that and move along to something else for a bit. I have so many to choose from  :D
I can usually get the shorter videos to play but the long ones just get hung up.
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