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February 10, 2013
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Purple Aeonium Succulent - Aquamarkers by GeeMassamArt Purple Aeonium Succulent - Aquamarkers by GeeMassamArt
YOUTUBE VIDEO time-lapse of this being created : www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwyLVT…

This is a purple Aeonium succulent plant from Bodnant Gardens, Wales, 'painted' using Letraset Aquamarkers, (water-based ink markers).
I pencilled it out and then used 5 markers to do the whole piece, again, starting with background leaves. I painted each petal separately and used a lot of 'backruns' on them, (clean drops of water onto still-wet paint and letting it spread/run).
It is all marker and water, then washed about with synthetic brushes.

Leaves: 'Fern Green', 'Citrus' & 'Sunburst Yellow' markers.
Flower petals: Mostly 'Peacock Blue,' & 'Raspberry' with some of the markers mentioned above.

See WIP on my :facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Gee355/…

Read my STEP-by-STEP blog: letrasetblog.com/tutorials/pur…

AND get greeting cards/prints of this here: www.redbubble.com/people/gee35…

Aquamarkers & pencil on 190gsm Bockingford watercolour paper.
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lovesonnetxvii Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! its one of my own favourites!
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Fluffy143123 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
This looks real. Amazing job. :iconclapplz:
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GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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dwsel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   Digital Artist
This is really lovely painting. You've got good technique to capture all details :)
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GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I took a couple of good reference photos to help me out :D
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TheCSweet Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this is amazing!
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GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I needed that :D
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TheCSweet Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? Bad time? Well let me just go browse your gallery b/c I'm sure I'll be favorite-ing quite a few. your work is amazing...that you did with water on wet paint/ink....let's just say I'd have a muddy looking wet mess if I tried this!
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GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yeah, trying to shake off a virus that's been hanging round for a while - I just want it gone!!! It's put me in a low ebb, which is not usually me. Thanks for the kind words on my gallery, though :D
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