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My first woodcut.

Printed with black linopaint then coloured with watercolours.

Based on: [link] by :iconkayne-stock:. :hug:
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Given 2010-03-14
black swan by ~guitarsallly is a fantastic addition to our galleries here at dA. Distinct shapes, warm contours, and an alluring perspective. Please check out the artist, and please spend some time in our Printing galleries! ( Suggested by Void-Hamlet-Herself and Featured by zerocomplex )
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Dace54874 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the watercolour background. I'd like to try and do a woodcut one day, is it hard?
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guitarsallly Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It takes some time to make one, your fingers will probably hurt a bit at first and you can't undo mistakes: what is gone is gone. But it's really worth it in the end! And also: Good quality cutting tools will make it easier.

You should really try it!
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Dace54874 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yes imagine it would. I just finished a lino print which is sort of similar and was just wondering if you use the same method. Thanks for the good advice.
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Esmeralda2010 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
AWESOME!!!!!!!
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Jason-J Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Wonderfully simple yet eye-catching. Fave!
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:iconguitarsallly:
guitarsallly Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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EmoHippieMushroom Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
wow o . o
this is really cool
woodcut?
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Spikeghost Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
it's gorgeous <3
it really feels like the sun is plummeting(?) on the scenery.
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:iconzombieskap13:
zombieskap13 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
love it. have you tried blended rolls? they have the same effect as your watercolor background, but it's all printmaking.
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:iconguitarsallly:
guitarsallly Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! No, never tried it, but I have seen beautiful prints using the technique. But I think one would need special woodblock inks, because my lino paint is definitely too thick for this and it also dries too fast...
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PkmnSpriter Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Bloody gorgeous piece mate
Reminds me of a black swan I saw at a local river once C: Stunnning.
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elenazhe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
awesome!
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:iconlancebailey:
lancebailey Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
Love the roughness of this, exploits the medium very well.
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:iconarascosta:
arascosta Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Kinda looked like an indian's head wile he was swimming because it looked live a read feather on his head .________.
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monterrey0love Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
"O Black swan, take me away with you..."

Haha, I'm singing a solo at state called the Black Swan ;P
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meihua Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Excellent work :)
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hothead14 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
"My Angel's left me,
sorrows are my own...
Now I'm here,
with the Devil on my own.
Just like a churchyard shadow,
craving after me
It's only there to terrify my mind,
a Black Swan keeps haunting me..." [link]

Sorry. ^^; saw your picture and instantly thought of those song lyrics.

amazing picture by the way. :)
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Uzikyo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010   Digital Artist
This very much reminds me of the art in a very old book we've had in our family since my mother was a girl called "The Crane Maiden". Simply gorgeous.
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curtition Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
very good :D
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:icona-ferrari:
A-Ferrari Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
nice print =]
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Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awesome! I like the style a lot. Congratulations on your first woodcut... ^_^ Reminds me of Japanese Sumi-e. Cool stuff! ^_^

This is really cool. ^_^
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FishyLoo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
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HPMATT Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
This is the brilliant, great colours. :)
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DebbieSempai Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010   Writer
Beautiful :D
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mori-the-bat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Awesome choice of technique! You've used it well to create beautiful picture. :D :+fav:
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MikaUtsukushi Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Awww~ how cute! *favs*
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callanerial Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
excellent
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Madvermin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Lovely :heart:
Those colours look perfect!
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Kitiwake Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
wonderful work...perfect color choices ::)
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Joan-Kagami Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
8D I rally love you this came out. I love the silhouettes and the subtleties.
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GoodAp0llo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Very beautiful. :)
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kayne Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Wow, I thought it looked familiar.
I love seeing my stock used in such an inspiring way. Did you do an edition of these? I would love to buy one from you?
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:iconhappytrouble:
happytrouble Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
that's just beautiful, it caught my eye in instant , love the colors and composition .....love it
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AlHambra Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
this looks wonderful. IŽd like to have it as a print on my wall. so calming, so thoughtful. I really really like it. you really deserved your dd!
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Sofikim Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
It looks like destroyed palaces with flying columns....it looks like antiwar...^_^ it`s great!
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moxiemilo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Beautiful!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
lovely work
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HappInesFactory Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
nice :)
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Lergahin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's beautiful, I like hos you paint ^^
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S0phieSab0tage Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
i like this (:
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tawfi2 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Great one :)
really i like woodcut ... :+fav:
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stphnwlkr Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
This is truely awesome!

congrats on the DD :)
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syringe-love Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
A beautiful print!
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:iconseenew:
seenew Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
This is totally excellent.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful result, the water is fantastic - the woodcut is really suited to it.
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:iconguitarsallly:
guitarsallly Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Sheraton-Gibson Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Wow, beautiful!
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guitarsallly Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! =)
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dancingNdarkness Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Student
this makes me really happy.
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guitarsallly Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
That's good. :hug:
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