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Blossoms to stars by neshad Blossoms to stars by neshad
There comes a time to learn new things.....

.......by emulating a master. In this case, he's not a classical artist and not considered a master, but you know how these titles are oh so subjective. He's a contemporary artist that uses traditional chinese painting techniques and pushes his paintings of ethereal chinese ladies into the current need for eye candy. And since I live and die for eye candy and am willing to sell my soul just to be able to produce frivolous yet pretty pieces, I picked up his book, studied his women and came out with one of my own.

His name is Hwa San-chiuen and the only thing I was able to find online about him was this [link]

Things I learned:
1. The technique is not that hard to grasp, it's the composition sensibility that I'm afraid is a bit out of reach for me right. I see it, could trace & copy it, but can't really do it on my own yet.
2. Chinese ink, the kind you grind from a "ink cake" into ink, totally rocks. It's waterproof, dilutes nicely and layers perfectly.
3. I have to stop rendering so much in my "normal" pieces. Less is more, not just a cliche.

So, I know what I came out with is absolutely cheesy, but I still like her a lot. An allegory of music I am hoping to submit to the [link]

I think there'll be more to come. 7" x 10" 300g/m2 Cold Press Arches. Again, very noble and patient paper. Chinese ink, watercolors and a tad bit of gouache.
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Given 2006-12-23
Blossoms to stars by ~neshad is rampant with delicate draping lines that give the piece an airy, billowy feel. This work is wistful and fanciful, touched by fine, vibrant colors. ( Suggested by Mehrunnisa and Featured by oedalis )
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deviantwin15 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
i love it! what is the name of the book? i would relly like to know! :)
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scribec Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
You are too hard on yourself! This is very nice and you should be proud, you nailed the composition and layout!
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Jolena Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
wow, beautiful!
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MistyTableau Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011   Photographer
Hi! :aww:
Featured here : [link]
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kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
This is exquisite! <3
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ClarsachSoul Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Beautiful!!!!!!!!! Truly stunning work!! :)
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buk-neo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautifulll
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KathrynBriggs Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured! :heart: [link]
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catherinejao Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, this absolutely lovely! And yes, I agree with the emulating masters to learn ;) Thanks for the link!
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TenderlySharp Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Great curve of line and color. Just lovely.
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lokkita Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
wow, I love this! They style is good, I want to learn more about this San-chiuen guy..

I could never get colors out of my aquareles like you can!
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zzdevi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
It has an earthy quality but is also other-worldly.

:gallery:
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Jaypho Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
This is very nice!
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Thestraluna Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Beautiful *-*
I have no words to describe how beautiful it is! Congratulations ^^!!
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008   Photographer
I would love to have this at home and stare at it all day! :aww: so sweet and so much effort put into it. :heart:
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moon-sorceress Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
I personally love anything of Hwa san-chiuen.... I actually got a tattoo of one of his paintings on my back and I have a book of his.
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Closhecandy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
i love his Art Nouveau influence and i think you captured it well...nice, well rounded and balanced design ! less saturated colors than hwa, les contrast ..that lends to making it your own
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Madfairy7 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This piece is featured in my latest journal! Check it out. Thank you for your beautiful art!
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kohaku-dono Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
This is absolutely incredible!
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athlinia Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
beautiful work! I love the falling blossoms and her kimono.
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Veronikarion Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Student
lovely work
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04cookyqueen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007   Photographer
x..~Beatutiful~..x
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EerinVink Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the style, the shapes and colours. The concept and idea is just wonderful as well!
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dragonfly-world Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
This painting is beautiful and amazing! :wow:
I love it so much :+fav:
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rocksxtr Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
beautiful watercolour painting. x
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meltflesh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
amazing :heart:
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panda-jamican-pie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*SPEECHLESS*
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antiLampeBerger Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
love the style..
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devil1994 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
so cool
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Spiritlobo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007  Student Writer
Wow, she's so pretty! How amazing, what talent you have! :highfive:
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blackthornart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007
very beautiful :D :star:
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Wintermoon666 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely magical! Really really wonderful picture !
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Ariansky Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
Too..Wonderful till i have nothing to say..
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Atcht Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
I really enjoy this piece... It's stunning. The pose, the clothing, the details ON the clothing... <3 And the night sky, it's lovely.

-Atcht
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ImmortalSparkle Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
Reminds me of a needlepoint my aunt once did. It's nice.
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otas32 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
Bella composicion mae, y aunque dices que no lo logras, siento que si :)
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Subtranslucent Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
beautiful work =)
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ooforyou Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
Your work is extraordinary. Thanks .
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mysticpagan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
I love this :clap: well done on mastering the technique..
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darklingwoods Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
breathtaking!
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Nerisa Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
It looks like illustration to a book of 101 Arabian nights . :)
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haldemongirl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
that is so beautiful!!!!!!!!!! *clicks :+favlove: button repeatedly* you're really good
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Catharin4 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007
this is sooo BEAUTIFUL!! I love her clothes :D
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Nelsynoo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007  Hobbyist
I love this. It looks like an illustration for a children's book; really magical and ethereal.
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bloss07 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
It's lovely neshad. The colouring evokes the softness and gentleness of the music. Noice!
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OhAnneli Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
I dont understand how you could get such light colours blend in with such dark colours they way you did it in the background? Did you use watercolour or ink for this? I would love to know your secret, if you want to share it that is :heart:
I love this, its a fave! :heart:
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angelsins Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007  Student General Artist
This is amazing... its just like really really old Asian paintings... (I say Asian so that I don't get the wrong culture)... I absolutely love it!
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orwenth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
This is really lovely. I love your choice of color.
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xHaengbok Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
it's absolutely beautiful
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ms-cold Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
this is beautiful
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