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Jana Lepejova
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Pinkish skin tone, watercolor sketch
Skin tones 😱 if you like to stay organized within your painting process, you will probably start making color charts like me 😆 I created these just for finding interesting skin colors.
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For this one, I used base flesh tone with purple and blue for shading. Use light blue, something like mountain blue, no indigo please :) And of course alizarin crimson for cheeks, chin and tip of the nose to stand out a bit.

For all my  Patreon Icon Patreon  supporters (pledges for 5$), I have a detailed watercolor portrait palette tutorial prepared shortly. I am so grateful for your support that I will post a few real time video tutorials as well :)
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  Watercolor eye study by jane-beata  Eye study in flesh tone by jane-beata 
   Watercolor bear, art print preview by jane-beata Peacock, watercolor animal painting by jane-beata Watercolor portrait in purple, Jane-Beata artwork by jane-beata
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Livestream painting today at 10 am CEST on my Instagram (@janebeata)
Watercolor portrait - painting small thumbnails
I am sick! I have already been whining a lot on my Instagram about it. It is true that I had it coming, not taking a single day off in weeks. Every time I overwork myself, only a really serious flu reminds me, how important sleep and rest is. Well, I have to learn everything the hard way.

So I am bound to my bed right now, at least I can sketch all day. This is what I did today, one of plenty of sketches that I decided to color. I have every important tool in my studio and nothing at home, so I had to borrow my daughter's small palette and I found paper block for acrylics. It surprised me how well it works with watercolors! I might even prefer it now.

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If you like my work, please throw me a comment, it means the world to me every time! I love to hear what you think! 

You can now SUPPORT me on  Patreon Icon Patreon ♥

SHOP for prints and originals > STORE




Film

For painting videos see my YouTube channel


  Watercolor eye study by jane-beata  Eye study in flesh tone by jane-beata 
   Watercolor bear, art print preview by jane-beata Peacock, watercolor animal painting by jane-beata Watercolor portrait in purple, Jane-Beata artwork by jane-beata
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Sketchbook peek 2
Another peek in my sketchbook. I am not particularly looking for ideas at the moment (I am having troubles to finish those that I already started) but I need to sketch every day, even when very tired. I like this one thought, it is not very original but I am still intrigues to experiment with this :)

What is your experience with sketchbooks? I would love to hear some stories and tips  La la la la
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If you like my work, please throw me a comment, it means the world to me every time! I love to hear what you think! 

You can now SUPPORT me on  Patreon Icon Patreon ♥

SHOP for prints and originals > STORE




Film

For painting videos see my YouTube channel


  Watercolor eye study by jane-beata  Eye study in flesh tone by jane-beata 
Watercolor, gel pen texture III by jane-beata  Watercolor, gel pen texture II by jane-beata  Watercolor, gel pen texture IV by jane-beata
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WET-ON-WET watercolor technique

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 2:25 AM by jane-beata:iconjane-beata:
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Traditional Art Basics Week


This week's chapter of my new journal series "Becoming Watercolorist" was written as a special edition - it is part of the Traditional Art Basics Week at projecteducate I think I've fainted. In the previous three chapters, you had a chance to read something about WASHESBASIC WATERCOLOR TEXTURES and PALETTES. The fourth chapter is all about a rather feared and often avoided watercolor technique, WET-ON-WET. Love 






Watercolor painting is mostly done in two ways - applying wet paint onto a dry surface or a pre-wetted surface. Each way has a different impact and result. The main difference is in the shape and character of a painted mark - painting on a dry surface results in marks with sharp edges, whilst painting "wet-on-wet" gives always feathered edges, suggesting blur. 

The wet-on-wet technique is most useful during the inicial phase of your painting process. Pre-wet your watercolor paper with clean water, using a large brush or a spray bottle. Grab a small amount of light color and start painting. When your brush touches the wet paper, the paint will spread immediately in all directions.  Apply it with care and let it dry. Depending on what your artistic intention is, zou can lay your paper flat on the table while working, or you can let the wet paint drip by tilting your paper in any direction.

Results produced by the wet-on-wet technique are somewhat unpredictable. You can get used to it with practice, and also learn how to have better control over time. If you are able to give up on the idea of having everything in your painting 100% under control, the outcome might even pleasantly surprise you. There is something magical about the way the paint and water flow into one another. This is the reason to give it a chance and be patient with it. Sweating a little... 

Wet On Wet Preview by jane-beata


SOMETHING TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER :happybounce: 


  • Chose the right kind of paper. This affects how the water flows: Using rough or cold-pressed paper gives you better control over the flow. On hot-pressed, the smoothest kind of paper, water runs into all directions uncontrollably. 

  • Chose the right timing. You can regulate just how far the paint runs after you lay it on the watery surface. On a completely wet surface with lots of water, it runs far and everywhere. Let the paper dry just for a bit (the surface still needs to be wet though) and your paint will create soft edge but won't run that far. This needs a bit of practice, but you will get there. :) (Smile)

  • Have a tissue or a paper towel at hand. It will help you correct any mistakes or unsuitable marks. Correct them while the picture is still wet, because once dried, it is very difficult to get pigment off your paper. 



Watercolor Texture #1 by cgarofani



PAINTING A KITTEN (WET-ON-WET EXAMPLE) I am a dummy! 


As an example on how to use the wet-on-wet technique, I did a quick painting of a kitten. I started by pre-wetting the basic shape of a kitten, adding just a bit of brown pigment into the first water layer to be able to see where I placed it. Then I painted stripes into the watery layer, adding more and more pigment and trying to control the shape of every stripe at least a bit. Using a large brush helps a lot; I use hake brushes for this type of painting. Choose the size depending on the size of a painting you are working on - they usually come in small, medium and large. 


The details of the kitten's face, such as eyes, nose, mouth, and whiskers, needed to be painted "wet on dry" because of their strictly defined shapes. The only exception is the iris of an eye: Whilst its shape is strictly defined, the inside needs to be done wet-on-wet by placing different tones and colors into the wet area. I used mountain blue with a bit of Payne's gray and added raw sienna into the top area to create more depth.


Macicka Wet On Wet 1 U by jane-beata




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MelissaKuri Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Amazing drawings!!
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx


Hope to see you there some time :heart:

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SpotlessDestiny Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
Thanks for the deviantwatch ^^
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lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to :icontraditional-art-draw: - a group of traditional artists. We accept all different kind of styles, as long as folder guidelines are followed and, of course, the artwork is traditional. Looking forward to seeing your work in our galleries, and your ideas in our notes! 

If you have any suggestions, or questions, please feel free to contact us!

Have fun!(Enjoy!)
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Seriiko Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
When will this week's watercolour journal come out? :)
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roguenotvogue Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017
I love your art style! *Free Icon/Emote* Totoro ( Heart) Llama Emoji-81 (Heart You) [V4] Custom heart [Crystal Blue] 
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natenutron Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've said this before, I just love your flow. Eye skittles
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lemontea Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017
Nice gallery:)
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ariiada Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Student
Love Your portraits so much! amazing syle <3
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CR45HnBURN Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful display of natural talent!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
Your art is just awesome...
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LochyG32 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW keep the great work up
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mascotruby Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi!!... i really like your style!!.. beautiful artwork :)
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cheche2000 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! :o I was wondering if I can use some drawings of yours for a fake website that I'm doing? 

It's for a class project to help build my portfolio, it's going to be a coffee web design where it'll also show off other artists works. 

And if you allow it, I could send you a link xD
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YnnaK Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your art work so much!!! Love Love Love 
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flying-never-fallen Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Your work is all so amazing (:
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LoniDament Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Your gallery is incredible. You are so talented!! 
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69ShadesOfGray Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Your artwork is absolutely amazing! You have a wonderful style!
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roshboy Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
Beautiful Artwork!
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firesparkes Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work! I really love your use of color and how you blend watercolors.
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rkader11 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a question to ask Ms.Jane 
When i comes to drawing art ( i draw mostly anime like style ) i feel like it doesnt feel or look different or unique then the average drawer anime tips to make my art stand out 
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Naaren Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
You have beautiful art never stop drawing!! Disappointing how you quit your youtube. :( 
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marykateleahy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Dear Jane, 

I'm looking to commission an artist to do a cover for my book and I think your artwork is incredibly beautiful.  Would you be interested in perhaps discussing the possibility of doing something for me? I have some ideas as to what I want/what I'm looking for.

If it is something you'd be willing to consider shoot me an email at aliterateleahy@gmail.com or message me back.  

Thanks :) 
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