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Monkey with Rosemary and Sage by cidaq Monkey with Rosemary and Sage by cidaq
It is interesting, and quite a bit annoying, to see how the colour effect changes depending on on which screen I view my pictures. This picture, for example, looks disappointingly pale on my small Samsung netebook, a little less pale on my Samsung notebook and closest to the original (meaning best) on my old cathode ray tube. Unfortunately I probably have to assume that most people use some kind of flat screen.

Anyway... another Tudor capuchin. Marmosets were the species more commonly brought into Europe in those days, but in my opinion capuchins have the more elegant appearance and their black and white coat pattern has more graphical appeal.

Ink and watercolour...
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elinbritton Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Spunky! With the ink and watercolor, do you do the watercolor first and then the inking or the vice versa? I would love to hear more about your process!
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cidaq Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
I usually do a rough pencil drawing first, which I transfer with tracing paper on special ink and watercolour paper. Then I ink the sketch and afterwards apply the watercolour. When the paper gets wet from the watercolouring, the pores of the paper open (if this is the right way to put it) which makes it more difficult to make the ink lines so crisp and clean.
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elinbritton Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
That's very interesting! I would have thought the exact opposite. Do you use a special type of pen so that it doesn't bleed when you use watercolor on top? Also, how do you handle keeping your whites white? It doesn't look to me like you preserve your whites- do you paint the whites last? Thanks for sharing with a someone who's still learning!
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cidaq Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I use a dip pen with a holder inherited from my grandfather and waterproof black indian ink. With the white areas it usually depends on how many layers of watercolour I need. If it's only one or two (like in this picture)I just leave the white areas free. Otherwise, I use chinese white.
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katessence Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Really nice!
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job as usual, Luisa! I love the bold colors; the red on his bloomers is really captivating.

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CVDart1990 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is just fantastic! I just love all the detail!
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