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Sleepwalking above by KarinaMacGill Sleepwalking above by KarinaMacGill
An old painting I did a few years ago. Nothing special or perfect, I just like it very much. What do you think about it?

Colours: Water colour paints

Lineart: markers
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Here's my Christmas critique because I can't stop looking at this watercolor.

What I like:

The subject matter: Not many people talk about sleepwalking these days, least of all supernatural beings sleepwalking. You get full marks for originality and creativity, for I'd never imagine an angel suffering from somnambulism.

The birds- they're solid, rendered figures with accurate gesture, and established in the foreground. Their presence also reminds us of the angel's otherworldly appearance.


What to think about:

The background clouds- I'm nitpicking here, but this is one case where lighter washes do not help background clarity. The angel is standing on something rather than floating because his wings are stiff in contrast to the dynamic birds. If he's flying, then show the wings in motion rather than standing still, and if he's standing then create a form of ground for him to stand on.

Also, think about lighting; the angel's shadows are different from those of the clouds, so he seems to be pasted in front of a background. Make sure that the shading is consistent, and you should be good to go.

Happy Christmas. Paint more watercolors from above!
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draumstafur Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
really like how you did the folds in his clothes, and those birds. everything looks quite solid and nice, good use of watercolours!
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KarinaMacGill Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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draumstafur Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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TheGoldenGizmet Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional
what a beautiful use of the medium! The sole of his should is great too! It makes his stance very airy
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KarinaMacGill Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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