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Sunday night again already D: Where has the time gone!? Why does time always go so quick like whenever it is holiday time??? There must be a conspiracy of some sort !!!??? :thinking emoji:


I hope everyone's having a good weekend :) Mine has been pretty decent, I caught up with a few mangas that I'm following and had walkies with the dogs and played some games :D It has been a cold, rainy, and bleak kind of weather for this weekend gone so it was the perfect time to stay at home and just chill~

Right, so, I haven't done watercolours in a while ... I think last time I did one was almost a month ago, so I thought I should push myself not to keep avoiding colours and so here is my today's picture, a girl with auburn hair :)

This was straight with the watercolours, no sketchies first, so I think she's a bit slanting to one side since I was being a bit anxious with my posture as I was drawing it XD Ah well...

Step by Step

Step 1: Face - I used the tiniest brush for this one, I wanted to see if I could do 'lineart' work with the watercolour brush... this was kinda frustrating and not something I will do again to be honest (that is, i'd just use the Micron ink pen if I want to do linearting in the future)

Step 2: Torso - ready for colouring~

Step 3: Sky and hair colours - Switched to the bigger brush sizes

Step 4: Skin tone and bodice - the shadows around her eyes makes her look like she's got one black eye cuz someone punched her XD

Step 5: Layered the colours, added outlines with darker tones, and DONE~

I really like how the linearts came out at some parts, like around her rolled up sleeves and on the arms... This was done with the bigger brush, and I was pretty surprised that the bigger brush was more effective at creating expressive line art work than the tiny one :D Something new discovered \o/ .... Learning is both frustrating and fun that way hahaha~

Anyway, I kept the palette restricted to blues and browns/yellows/oranges and I think the complimentary tension between those two primary tones made the piccar, for me :D

Alright, and now...

Some updates!

@c-squared's art contest - I have drafted the Winners' post and it is now up for review by the other @c-squared/ @c-cubed admins, so hang tight :D

@archdruid's contest - also has been drafted and is with @elfranz for his look see :D soon the winners will be revealed!!! :D

Okei, that's it for now :) See you all next time, friends o/

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Wanna join the arting bandwagon? :D All is welcome \o/

Check out @shibasaki's blog where he has published many watercolour videos, pick one and then create a post with your result :D Anyone can join in ! You don't HAVE to do them in watercolours if you don't have watercolours~ Do them in pencils, or inks, or pastels, or even digitally and then tag me with an @veryspider at your post and I'll give your post a shout out in my next article, for sure :D

I might try to do something further with this art class initiative in the future, but I need to pace myself as I've got this habit of taking too much on :3

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On another note, please check out this article that I wrote for the @c-squared's Artists' Highlights a few days ago :) Please check it out! I am featuring TWO artists at a time, and the seventh pair is: @azbeen and @barbara-orenya :D


Issue 1: @Arrr and @thilah
Issue 2: @EdgarUVM and @Zsolt.Vidak
Issue 3: @chrisdyer and @sanderjansenart
Issue 4: @elenasteem and @patschwork
Issue 5: @nyarlathotep and @carlgnash
Issue 6: @mikkolyytinen and @nekromarinist
Issue 7: @azbeen and @barbara-orenya

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I like this lady, the drawing is so delicate :P


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Thank you so much ! :D

(* _ *)Y Wooo, your style I think is always oriented to Japanese anime. You have motivated me enough for my next job to be about that. Very beautiful, the watercolors are the maximum.


hahah yeah, anime and mangas are huge influence on my style :D

i will look forward to seeing your new picture, @artmedina :D

The linework with the watercolour brush is quite nice, lends to it a subtle & delicate effect!


Thanks, Jeremy <3 Watercolours are so tricky~ Do you do them?

It honestly looks like a Monët

The pose feels all right. Like she's moving, walking forward tilting her head sayin' 'yo wazup'. And wow with the watercolor lines, feel super tight. You must have used only the pointy end of the brush ¤=[]:::::>. I like her dress also. Colors work just as you wrote about it. Great!
Sadly, time flies when we're enjoying ourselves. Nothing we can do about it but enjoy the timez more.


i dont know, zeen, sometimes i look at it and she looks aight but then i look at it again and im like gosh, your head is off your spine, lady!

yea, i used the very tip of the brushies :D it was kinda fun ! hey, where are YOUR watercolours, zeen???? HUH????? WHERE ARE THEY THENNNNN????


haha it's because is your child, and we always want our children(pieces) to look perfect. She looks great though. Gives the illusion of movement.

'bout the watercolors, they will be soon (*_ _)人 They have to.

I think I accidentally downvoted your previous post, my friend. I tried to see if I could give more ironically enough. Anyway, I upvoted and resteemed this one.

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hahah those downvotes are super close to the upvotes, arent they :>

thanks so much, Jaundre <3 you are always so nice to me * ___ *


They're too close, lol. Thank you for understanding.

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Time needs to get off the treadmill because it's going too fast//no

But pretty art as usual spidey! She looks like some kind of magical autumn princess


yes yes it really needs to get off the treadmill on my weekends cuz it's suddenly not weekend anymore??? howwwwwwwww whyyyyyyy ; __ ;

thanks so much, thilah !

where is nenek's post thooooo

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Very beautiful! I like details!

My time goes fast all the time, regardless what's happening or what is the day. I think I got scammed by some time-scam hack :) Lovely sketch as always. Interesting that I started my first watercolor sketches after many many maaaany years again last week. Lovely work as always @veryspider ! And please let me know if you have instagram account. Would love to connect with you on there. Mine is @jan_kasparec_art Thank you!


Time scan hackers! They are the worst, arent they!!! Hahaha~

Jan! You did watercolours??? Did you upload it??? Did i miss it???? aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah?????

I did make an insta! I will add you <3 <3 <3


I will make a post about it soon. They nothing special compared to yours. you know I'm an oil painter :) But I DID MISS IT (since childhood really)! It is such a great medium! Awesome, can't wait to connect :)


I dont believe it, I think yours will knock mine right off the water, for sure!

I love how warm it looks! She turned beautiful with the right proportions and shadows on the right areas =)

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Thank you, @yashny! <3 So kind !!!

Similar weekend here. More on the writing side of things. But also some WaterColor drawing happening around ;)


OMG Really??? You did some watercolours??? :D :D :D

I await with bated breath * ___ * !!!!!

I loved the details on her hair. It's really cool that you paint without a drawing, I've never tried to do it.

Thanks for sharing, Spidey!


You should try, @siucatti :D It can be a liberating experience !

Another lovely piece! I really enjoy the movement of her hair. I can imagine a cooling breeze blowing across her face. Perhaps that's because I'm hoping for one of those as I embark on my morning run on a warm day here, haha! Either way I always like checking out your work!


Thanks very much, @plantstoplanks :D I also wish to get a warm breeze upon my hair since it has been cold and rainy here hahaha~

Much appreciated your visit and comments <3 <3 <3


I would gladly send you a little of the heat from here. ;)


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@veryspider,I like this painting very much and I get great energy from these happy colors.


Thank you, @marya77 :D I am glad to hear this from you * ___ *

Awesome painting and wonderful step by step demonstration!


Thanks very much, @rwedegis :)

Gifted, lovely art work, well done!


Thank you, Joan !

Amazing how watercolour can be played this way, another amazing piece @verysipder!


Thanks, lailai! Havent seen you in a while :D It's nice to see you are back <3 !!!


Slowly coming back, after a busy few weeks!

The colors of the girl remind me of our Autumn here now! Lovely art!


Thank you, @papilloncharity :) It is autumn season here in Australia, right now :D


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I hope that you're having a fantastic week. I'm just wondering what manga do you read? do you also read anime? hahaha. Sorry for asking a lot of questions. It has been raining so much here lately I don't know why.

May you have a great a great day and take care always!


I read A LOT of mangas, but right now I'm reading Promised Neverland and Bokuno Hero Academia and One Punch Man, and Tokyo Ghoul, and i just started on Bungou Stray Dogs... to name a few, but I read a LOT XD hahaha

I read mangas more than I watch animes just cuz I like having the ability to control the pace at which I go through them :)

It's been raining a lot here too ... It's our autumn!


Most of the Mangas that you're reading is what I'm watching hahaha like boku no hero, one punch and Tokyo ghoul.

Haha so that explains a lot I'm the other way around when I start a manga I can't stop reading hahaha.

I guess we just have to deal with the rain. Take care always!

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It makes me want to take out my watercolours out, and yes time flies when it musn't :)


Yes, it certainly does ! Hello, Priscilla <3 I hope things are going well in your neck of the woods <3 <3 <3

Always such a lovely thing to see a comment from the Queen of Rats * ___ *

She's gorgeous Spider. And only drawing with your brush ~ Amazing.

And talking about a 'head being off its spine.' In one of the paintings in the 'Masters of the Pre-Raphaelites' exhibition ~ A really famous one ~ The head seemed to me to be REALLY off its spine. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎


Thanks, Ally <3 ... :O which painting was that? :O


Will find a copy of it and send to you. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎