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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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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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