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1st attemp at watercolor


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This isnt a true water color tattoo just has the elements in the background. Let me know what you think. Took me about 2.5 hrs. I used a 7RL, 9RS & a 11CMG. Its on the back side of a girls forearm. I used my Xion and a EdgeX.
 

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I like the darker colors in the piece. That is one of things I was coached on with my last watercolor and you nailed it. Lines are clean...saturation is awesome. I was going through older pictures in your Media...you've really come a long way!
 

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Thanks @fylfot & @TexasPT !

Mark, I think its all about researching what you are doing and practice, practice, practice. Lining was always my biggest fear, but now I think it is up to par most of the time. This site is a large part of progression I think with anyone who tries it out. In math terms 2 Negatives = a POSITIVE. And when I joined I got my fair share of negatives, LOL. Everyone keep up the learning !!!
 

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Looking good Jerry! If anything I would have wanted the watercolours edges more "watery" in some places.

And if I shall be picky I don't think the mantel of the boy, and the watercolours around, match each other. That doesn't mean they have to be same colours of course, they can match in many other ways.

A third thing is the motif looks a little hysterical - but that's more a matter of opinion, the girl who will be wearing it may love it this way, and that's what matters.

As said, picky comment, I do think it looks really nice overall, and the tattoo performance seems great to me! :giggle:(y)
 

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@MalligaMallan I agree, the watercolors are not watery enough to me either. I think if I ever do another WC tattoo I will be attentive to the water look. To me it looks like a crazy Camo design more than it should. The picture she gave me was what I did. It was not my motif as you say but to say the least, she really loves the tattoo. So I was happy with that.
 

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The customer gets what the customer wants, and you definitely did it good enough (y) I think water colour effect must be one of the harder effects to achieve. You shall make the tattooing technique look like water colour technique, and yet they are so far away from each other.
 

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you may be surprised at that water colour effect in a couple of years of wearing, it will improve with age. nice work over all.
 

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Not bad! I’ve found that if you use a liner to create puddles splats and drips it looks much nicer. This is my 2nd try at water colour.
Thanks for the tip, that's what this forum is all about.
 

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Not bad! I’ve found that if you use a liner to create puddles splats and drips it looks much nicer. This is my 2nd try at water colour.
Looks great! That's exactly what I believe should be the goal when attempting on doing a watercolour tattoo.
 


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