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Bell Vine - Aquamarkers by GeeMassamArt Bell Vine - Aquamarkers by GeeMassamArt
A Bell Vine I saw on holiday in Wales. 'Painted' completely using Letraset Aquamarkers, (water-based ink markers).

I pencilled the basics and then went in with the markers, expecting them to be a bit streaky. But, after using a stiffer, synthetic brush to mix the pigment with water I was impressed with how bright they were.  The colours seem brighter than my usual watercolour work. The flowers are done with just a few dabs of the pens, as they mix with water instantly to show quite a lot of pigment and i wanted to keep them pale.
I started to get confident and added 'backwashes' of plain water dropped into the pigment on the background areas:D
The scan has left out some of the subtler brushwork but its a pretty good representation.
Leaves: 'fern green', 'peacock blue' & 'mahogany' markers.
Flowers: 'peacock blue' & 'raspberry' markers.
Aquamarkers & pencil on 190gsm Bockingford watercolour paper.

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:iconlan0ra:
LAN0RA Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014   General Artist
gorgeous painting! :D
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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david-harris Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Lovely image.
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconfire-tiger99:
fire-tiger99 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
You did a very good job! They seem so real and it is very detailed
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconmaybelletea:
maybelletea Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Ooh wow, this is gorgeous! I've never even heard of aquamarkers but they sound like fun...
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've only been using them for 8-9 months but they are so much fun! So bright!
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:icongallerica:
Gallerica Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, aqua markers! :O

I wish I could do same, this is so amazing! :wow: Excellent work! :clap:
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconshanghaisarah:
ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Beautiful work!
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was my first with Aquamarkers and kind of my favourite as a result... :D
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:iconzido15:
ZIDO15 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
so much freshness in this! :) :)
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconsvalaw:
SvalaW Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the different shades of green you used here. Wonderful work.
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I only had 6 markers back then so I was blending like crazy! :D
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:iconsvalaw:
SvalaW Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I turned out fantastic in my opinion. Sometimes less is more. ;)
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree! Sometimes when you limit your media, you get more creative with it... sometimes :D
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:iconcalluna-draconis:
Calluna-Draconis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
Your technique allows beautiful, natural blendings with markers. A real pleasure to my eyes! :clap:
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for your comment! I think having a background in watercolours has helped :D
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:iconcalluna-draconis:
Calluna-Draconis Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
And maybe, but those leaves ... :faint:
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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:iconcalluna-draconis:
Calluna-Draconis Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, not at all :D
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:iconnamtar57:
namtar57 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Beautiful.
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :D
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:iconnamtar57:
namtar57 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
No problem
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:iconjyotiraut:
JyotiRaut Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Artist
Lovely composition!
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Rule of thirds ;)
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superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
What kind of brushes do you recommend? Or does it not really matter?
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GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I'm doing regular watercolours I use my small range of sable brushes - they are soft but hold a lot of water/colour. For the Aquamarkers, with my approach, where you mix the colour after applying it to the paper, I found the sable brushes were not so good. I used a synthetic brush made for acrylics as it is a little bit 'springier' and found it better for mixing the Aquamarkers on the paper, (it's also a lot CHEAPER!)
I would say it's as much about the paper, make sure it's watercolour paper, of a thickness of 250gsm -300gsm, and make sure it's dull or matt. If you look and compare some papers, some look like they have a 'coating' on them - avoid!!
Hope this helps! If you want to ask anything else, feel free to ' Note' me. :D
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stefonthesea Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job on that one!
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Everything just fell into place on this one :D
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:icondraconli:
Draconli Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! I love how clean and bright the flowers and leaves came out! It looks so amazing! :)
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:icondraconli:
Draconli Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconshufie:
shufie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
This is absolutely stunning! :wow:
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for that :D
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:iconn-o-b:
N-o-B Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely image! (Never heard of aquamarkers. Is this something new?)
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know, they have been making Promarkers for ages and then Tria markers... Maybe they are new :O thanks for the comment :)
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N-o-B Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating how much they look like watercolor! I'll see if I can find them and try them out myself as well. YW! :)
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Dhavita Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student
Wow, I really like the gradients and the strong, vibrant colors. Now you've got me all curious about aquamarkers. The results are beautiful. ^-^!
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am really loving them, and they are definitely brighter than the way I usually use watercolours. Get some and give them a whirl... ;)
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful shades of colours :)
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Green, green and more green :D
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:iconlostrevenance:
LostRevenance Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! Love how its shaded
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very elegant and beautiful. :)
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I don't often get my artwork called Elegant! :D
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:iconwheresyour-heart:
WheresYour-HeART Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful! Nice work. :D
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:icongeemassamart:
GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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