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Naga by Fukari Naga by Fukari
picutre I made to test my new Kuretake gold watercolors. you can see my review here yellow heart bullet 

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Bristol paper is super smooth so it's perfect for sketches/linework, but it's the worst for wet media... paint/ink soak into it immediately so you can't work with wet-on-wet technique, you have lot of ugly layers instead...  I painted layer over layer to get a solid black bacground but I ended with 50 shades of black.... and that paper has a super low saturation which means it can't take lot of paint.  All colors were a bit flat and I coudn't make a good contrast... 

uh... PRO TIP : choose your paper wisely.

anyway, the whole picture was made because I wanted to try my Kurotake gold watercolors. They're so great! they're transparent so it's good to make a color foundation first (here I simply colored whole tail with sandstone promarker). The glow is simply fabulous (but of course you can't see it on scan, you can see it better on a photo <a wytiwyg="1" href"www.instagram.com/p/BP8LwktA63…">here ) but it's hard to get a solid color with it, no matted how many layers I painted I still could see brush strokes.  I mixed these gold watercolors with my Sennelier paints to get some dark brown/green for shading and painting scales. I also used some metalic acrylic paint. Basically I tried all my best to save this picture ; u ; because in the middle of my work it looked like a super crap. But at the end looks nice


medium used: bristol paper (never again for wet media!!), black indian ink, sennelier watercolors, kurotake gold watercolors, metalic acrylic paint, pentel brush pen, gel pens 

If you're curious to know some more about traditional mediums I use - go here anch check my posts yellow heart bullet you can find there my sketchbooks reviews and more

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:iconankoku-sensei:
Ankoku-Sensei Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
Bristol board is good for comics, ink, and things like markers and color pencils. For paint media, it is best to use a toothed watercolor paper over 300lbs. You want to use something with decent absorbing ability that won't spread color too much. But, honestly, I think you got really good results with the Bristol board despite it being for markers. 
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SofiTonks Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG she looks amazing!
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:iconmanicperlerbeads:
manicperlerbeads Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
Stunning
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:icondesenhera:
desenhera Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Floating Heart (Red) - F2U! Floating Heart (Red) - F2U! Floating Heart (Red) - F2U! Floating Heart (Red) - F2U! Floating Heart (Red) - F2U! Floating Heart (Red) - F2U! Floating Heart (Red) - F2U! 
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:iconcatpawz14:
CatPawz14 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Neko Emoji-42 - (Kawaii Admiring) [V3] Neko Emoji-42 - (Kawaii Admiring) [V3] Neko Emoji-42 - (Kawaii Admiring) [V3] Neko Emoji-42 - (Kawaii Admiring) [V3]  your art is just amazing!!! 
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:iconeloisegauthier:
EloiseGauthier Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The tail is really Well done
I specially like that gold effect
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:iconcheckal:
checkal Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Student Filmographer
so amazing D: <3 <3 <3
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:iconfurmomma:
FurMomma Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  New Deviant
gorgeous
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:iconguodaaiko:
guodaaiko Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
cool!
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:iconwolf-of-dirtypaws:
Wolf-of-DirtyPaws Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
this is absolutely beautiful holy crap
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:iconalemanoz:
Alemanoz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist
Amazing :heart:
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:iconhumandoomfox:
humandoomfox Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I Love everything you posted so Far
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:icon47boo:
47Boo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
Adorei XD
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:iconjulztart:
JulzTart Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
amazing
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:iconlerothedark:
LerotheDark Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I would like to have four arms !!! As an engineer it would be so useful!!!
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:icondinogalaxy:
DinoGalaxy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hot press watercolor would be perfect! Smooth surface, but made to take a lot of crap! c; Either way beautiful piece and really interesting to see another bog artist using Kuretake! Have you tried the Finetec Mica metallic watercolors? If so how would you compare them!? c: 
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:iconeniminemoe:
ENIMINEMOE Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice naga design  (very pretty and unique); I, especially, like the amount of detail in her scales :)
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:iconxerohellsing:
XeroHellsing Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is what inspires me to try and work on mine, it motivates me every day ^^;
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:iconwoodswallow:
Woodswallow Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks so beautiful, I love her face and hair! Wonderful job :heart:
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:iconmiigue:
miigue Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Muy bueno !!!
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:iconsilverlilykp:
SilverLilyKP Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
OH MY GOD! This is amazing! Love La la la la Heart 
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:iconearth-dreamers:
Earth-Dreamers Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So what kind of paper would you recommend?
Awesome work though ^^
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:iconeidolon1:
Eidolon1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's a Naga.  I'd fall for her any day.
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:icongingabuu:
GingaBuu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Oh this is so freaking cool!! :33 I love weird mythic creatures ♥ 
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:iconsiborg626:
siborg626 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
So sexy, and yet so deadly~
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:iconzizithelittlewilly:
Zizithelittlewilly Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Student General Artist
Yup, bristol paper is really not a good choice for this! For watercolor, the best is of course quality watercolor paper, the one with coton fiber mixed into paper fiber. It will work perferctly *^* Though i don't know if using promarkers on that king of paper would turn out nicely - I guess you'll have to test different papers to find the best!
Anyway, super cool drawing, I love it ♥
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
cool
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:iconguilty-10-games:
Guilty-10-Games Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Very awesome.
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:icondaniloolinad:
Daniloolinad Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Snake girl and heart titties <3 I love it!
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:iconkaystronaut:
Kaystronaut Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so good omfg
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:icontenkosama9:
TenkoSama9 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Yes please, snake girl so pretty.
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:icontamaka-media:
Tamaka-Media Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, this piece is really gives me nostalgia to when my mom used to tell me stories about these types of mystical creatures :)
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:iconfukari:
Fukari Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
you have cool mum c:
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:icontamaka-media:
Tamaka-Media Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, she's pretty cool to hang around with :)
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:iconmoreuse:
Moreuse Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a unique seeming design.
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:iconfrikitty:
FriKitty Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the review on those watercolors <3 I got them a while ago and I wasn't sure how to use them
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:iconthe-fidget:
The-Fidget Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic!
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:iconboneyardcomics:
BoneyardComics Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is actually really graceful. Absolutely wonderful!
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:iconestermachobo:
EstermacHobo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness this is incredible. More monster ladies please!
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:iconindra000:
Indra000 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, it´s so beautiful Love Love Love  +fav +fav +fav Love it
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:icontigerestoque:
TigerEstoque Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful creatures. Dangerous yes, but so very beautiful :3
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:iconheromomo:
heromomo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
I wonder if Naga is good at juggling or maybe giving out hugs?
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:iconzenertia:
Zenertia Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Student Filmographer
This is a really cool design! Great work!
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:iconwolfiewarrior:
Wolfiewarrior Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
If you're using the Kurotake gold watercolours, here's a tip!
Drip water onto the paint pans about 2 minutes before you want to use them; this will soak into the paint and leave you with a thick, opaque pigment!
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:iconfukari:
Fukari Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
oh cool, thanks!
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:iconwillowie:
Willowie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Znam ten ból z papierem, ale to Ci nie przeszkodziło zrobić tej pięknej pracki, uwielbiam Heart 
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:iconcarbonacat:
carbonacat Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Really good! And this creature is awesome...
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:iconmythrin:
Mythrin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Student General Artist
"Oh, naga-gain!"
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:iconykajitaka:
YKajitaka Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the combination of influences here; it's like Japan and India went to a Dia de los Muertos party.   *v*  Her body structure is very fitting of a naga; the extra length to the torso emphasizes her species nicely.  :la:
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:iconjennifer4448:
jennifer4448 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Student Artist
this looks really good :) i like the addition of the backround :) you should do more like this :D
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