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The After-Laugh by CharlieCelis The After-Laugh by CharlieCelis
Water Color
22" x 30"
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Souzay Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Hi from Feedback Friends c:

This is so beautiful. Did you use a wet on wet technique? The shading is so amazing. I know how hard it is to master using water colours... well I never have haha but I just can imagine it really takes a lot of skill. It is near impossible to correct your mistakes... so your skill level here is evident and truly amazing because this looks perfect. Using black especially is so difficult... you blended the black in so beautifully... your drawing itself is so beautiful. The anatomy is extraordinary. I love the shadows and the sense of glow you have created, especially in the mouth. This makes the skeleton seem to still have a sense of life, like he really is laughing. I don't really have much critique for this. Maybe you could have added some more royal purples to contrast with the yellows, but it is not necessary. The only real criticism I have is the top right corner where you can see the edge of the paper. Maybe you could crop it out or fix it by painting over it in Photoshop. Anyway, beautiful work!
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CharlieCelis Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Yes, I did use wet-on-wet. I've found that I like the effects and look of it much more than any other technique. And thank you for reminding me! I've been meaning to fix the edge for a while now~
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Souzay Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I tried water color but I decided to use oils. I don't have your patience for water colors.

of course c:
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CharlieCelis Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have the opposite problem. I'm horrible with oil. I can't work with acrylic either >_<
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Souzay Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha when I first started oils, I hated them. I could not make a change to my work for about a week because they take so long to dry and I loved impasto. Acrylics are fairly simple to me except when they dry, the values seem to change. I think water colours are the most diffcult and require the most intelligence because you need to really know the medium and plan everything before you start painting. It requires so much control.
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MorrisonCamaro Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Looks pretty cool, you did a good job with them watercolors. :)
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ChaosOfGods Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Photographer
This is great. Would never have guessed this was watercolour. The sense of lighting on the face is wonderful. Well done.
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CharlieCelis Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! This was so much fun to do~
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Cyrialis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woow thatīs an evil joke -Iīm dying laughing :D
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CharlieCelis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm guessing you figured out the pun :D
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Cyrialis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe :D ....I rEally like the picture. your art is aweosme really I couldnīt do that in years.Just saying.maybe youīll like this one as well itīs one of my favourite pieces on da and It is almost on te same lines as yours ^^ [link]
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CharlieCelis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the skeleton hands~
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genomeIX Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist
very interesting work! nice anatomy correlation dude! ;)
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CharlieCelis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Again, thank you :D I'm glad you like it
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genomeIX Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist
np! you're a great artist! ;)
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clarrr17 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your use of colors :love:
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CharlieCelis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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eastcorkpainter Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Unique and very well done using watercolours I like the title and the wordplay on afterlife.
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CharlieCelis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad someone caught that :)
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iiChymera Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, the colors (the warmth of the bones against the background) IS MIND BLOWING!!! I added this to my favorites; I can't seem to stop looking!
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CharlieCelis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy it that much :D
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DigitallyGraphic Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
That is really cool. Nice job.
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CharlieCelis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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georgypoo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist
The colors used here are so awesome!!!THe whole picture looks really alive~ <3
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CharlieCelis Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! That's exactly what I was aiming for: how laughter transcends death and adversity
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elwoodsean Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Very neat!
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Iamtherorster Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Great effect, I like it ^^
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