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Iris by theancientofdays Iris by theancientofdays
Just a quick little sumi-e iris I did a couple of years ago. It's 5" by 7", watercolour.

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amazinggrace98 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Is that japanese writing at the top left? The painting is gorgeous
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
wow it is really amazing! I'm trying to pain an iris myself right now and omg how on earth is it possible at all?! it's such a complicated structure!!! :)
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
:D It sounds like you're trying too hard! ;) If you're working with aquarelles, just put a little water down for each section of the flower and dab the water with paint and let it flow. :) If you let the paint do what it "wants", it'll be great! :)
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Hm must try it. It's true. I think I try just too much to control the paint. In the end it's not what aquarelles are about. :) Thanks for pointing it, it's valuable advice because people usually don't see the most important things. :)
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Happy to help if I can! :)
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LunarLotis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work you did ^_^ :love:
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Thank you very much! I think the irises are my favourite flowers to paint in this style. ^_^
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LunarLotis Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
your very welcome :hug: and there my fav Flowers ^_^
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saperlipop Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
Irises are among my favourite flowers – this is lovely! :clap:
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Thanks! I use irises a lot in teaching Japanese watercolour techniques - I just really like the way they're shaped. They seem to lend themselves pretty well to the genre. :)
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