Art Pearls

My journey in search of pearls through painting and drawing

Koi Miniatures #1

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Here are couple of koi miniatures I finished a while ago. When I started sketching the kois, I had no idea how I could paint the water. I just hoped that I would take it as I tackled with it. The ripples were achieved by scrubbing. Since I don’t use masking fluid, I had to do quite a lot of scrubbing.

I just finished my second set of koi miniatures which I will post soon. Please do watch this space…

Kois in the pond 1 & 2
4 by 6 inches on 140# cp watercolor paper
Reference source: Self


Written by artpearls

September 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Posted in miniatures, watercolors

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  1. love it! its very good raj!!!!!!!


    September 8, 2009 at 6:45 pm

  2. Wow. You had to spend quite some time scrubbing back. I like the effect. Masking fluid would leave hard lines around the ripples and they would have to be lightly removed. Nice minis Raji!


    September 8, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    • It was hard work Leslie. I had sore muscles later that day! It gave me an idea how it was to work small.


      September 11, 2009 at 2:17 am

  3. At first look, i thought this might have been done on Yupo paper. Looks great..


    September 10, 2009 at 6:33 pm

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