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Ancient Hometown by Gwendolyn12 Ancient Hometown by Gwendolyn12
A gift to my mom. She wanted a painting of food so we could hang on our kitchen, and I did this. :meow:
Following the line of 'realistic' works I have been doing (with for example), I wanted to do a still life. This is my first time doing them^^; I always thought these were boring but this turned out being more fun to do than I had the right to expect.:lol:

I hope you like it! Thanks for looking:blowkiss:

:bulletred: Reference: [link] by *flowerpowerstock :heart:
:bulletgreen: Tools: Coffee, Faber-Castell and Pentel watercolors, done in A3 Canson paper, 140g/mē + retouch with Gato Preto acrylics, Faber-Castell colorpencils and white gel pen.
:bulletblue: Time: about 12 hours.
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Wow! What can I say? This is stunning and when it wasn't in full view, I though it was a photograph! I really like the techniques you used here too!
I really like the peppers as you've made them look plump and shiny like what peppers should be like.
Furthermore, I really like the wired fruit basket as you have used good tonal scale but not in just the basket - in everything! In the basket though, you can see where the light is hitting off at the different parts and that is great!
Finally, I really like the wood as you have made the lines very visible and you can see the different shades and shapes on the wood like what you would do on an actual table.
Like I said, I really love this piece and the techniques used here such as tonal scale, texture, colour etc. Great job and keep up the good work! :)
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Everytime I see this picture...I laugh. :lol:

It's splendid technique (as always) and it's best in the coloring! I love the textures too. That's one of the things of this picture that impresses me the most.

First, the wall looks like it's fraying, and you've done it splendidly. I feel like I can peel the paper off. Second, the innards of the peppers are so...Slimy looking. In a good way. The wood is also quite detailed, and I can't believe how well you added the circles and all of that! And last of all, the peppers are very nice and shiny. Add to it, they are also oblong, and they have variety in their shape.

I also like how you stacked up the peppers in here. I think they're trying to escape the kitchen. :ninja:

The way you did the colors is another thing. You only used four colors, basically: yellow, green, red, and brown. But you made it still seem colorful! It doesn't seem to be lacking in any color at all.

The table is tapering weirdly, however. I mean, it's getting smaller to the left (our left). I think the line was born crooked. And while we're on the table...The dents in the wood that start in the left seem to disappear when it goes past the red pepper in fron of the basket. Also, the pepper that's yellow to our utmost left...I think it looks too rounded near the top. These peppers usually have a bit of puckering up in that area, no matter what. Near where the yellow pepper is making its escape route, right underneath it, the black seems a bit scribbled; I can kind of see individual strokes in it. The black haze above that pepper looks like you're purposely trying to emphasize it.

In short, it's a very textured piece, and has nice colors. And also, I'd watch the yellow guy. :c. He's running.
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:iconsolemnwishmaster:
SolemnWishMaster Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
okay the subject is particular, but is still awesome!
I mean the colours, the details(the seeds of the pepper) are perfect *-*
You're really talented *A*
Keep it up!!! :heart:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:love:
how do you mean, particular?:o

I'll try:D
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:iconsolemnwishmaster:
SolemnWishMaster Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome *-*
I mean I've seen a few works with this subject :blush:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I see.:D well, you're right... Still life is like one of the most overused subjects ever for traditional art.:o
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:iconsolemnwishmaster:
SolemnWishMaster Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
it's true :D
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:iconwhitty-boo:
whitty-boo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is so beautiful! I love peppers so much this is so magical! <3
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!:love:
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:iconmiyappun:
Miyappun Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
..First time? o___o
But this looks way too good for a first time :3
Well, you're talented~

I tried doing an oil painting by drawing food once, but it didn't look realistic at all >.<
Sometimes I see well-drawn food pictures, but they look kind of like plastic because of the coloring..
You're pretty good at coloring, I think what this drawing looks so real is mostly because of your coloring skills ^^
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah:blush: thank you<3

I can understand that...I've seen those kind of pictures before, but to me it's a lot harder to do non-plastic looking still life with digital media:B I am so bad at it. I can do fairly well with it using any traditional media, though I'm not a fan of using oils much.
that's good to hear<3 thanks again!:heart:
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
This is really nice, it's got a very colourful and authentic look to it, i think you should do more food theme pieces :love:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
THank you:love: I will!:D
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:iconinnocencedied2nite:
innocencedied2nite Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Writer
Waterclours always give off something that other medias lack. I'm not sure what it is, but I love seeing them.

I seriously want this! I'd love to hang it in my kitchen too. It has that old world feel to it that is just wonderful. Nicely done.
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Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree:meow: perhaps thatīs the reason I fell in love with them and use them so often nowadays.;D

Thank you!:D if I didnīt made this for my mom, Iīd consider giving it away to you. Iīm sorry.:noes:
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innocencedied2nite Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Writer
:nod: If I ever really get back in to drawing and painting again, I'd probably start there. They seem like a rare art form, any more.

Aww.. that's sweet. Thanks. But I'm glad your mum has it and can enjoy your amazing work. :aww:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Kind of, depends on where you are. In some countries (like Vietnam) itīs a very used medium, but in others (like mine, Brazil) itīs indeed rare.

true.C:
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:icondaws3:
Daws3 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012   General Artist
Very well done! I love the background!
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!:D I like it too=p
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:iconexillior:
Exillior Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. Watercolours are very difficult to do. I don't think I'd ever dare to try a still life with watercolours. :XD:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!:D I didn't think I'd dare either, but it was easier than I thought.:XD:
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Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
:) This is really awesome, especially since it was your first time with still life. I had to do this in school, and it wasn't even close to easy.


:paranoid: then again, we only had thirty minutes a time to do still life.
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Sam<3 well, I guess I wouldn't be able to do a decent work in half an hour either.:B
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caddman Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
The detail in this is very good...:clap:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!:D
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sakkyokuchan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Pimiento!!!! (That is how we call these one in Mexico)

They look really delicious!! :'D
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
We call pimenta in Brazil!:D
thanks<3
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sakkyokuchan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Nice!!! :'D

You're welcome ^0^
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:icontwilightprincess88:
TwilightPrincess88 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist
wow these are beautiful!!! (:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!:D
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:iconxoxlems:
xoxLems Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I really quite like this- I think you've achieved the 'homey kitchen' feel really well, it's exactly what I thought before I read the description- well done!!
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!:D
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks beautiful and realistic.
Great work! :clap:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!:D
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:iconjijikit:
jijikit Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice - so different from you usual artwork but beautifully done! :)
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much:) it was relaxing doing something different.
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Caricature80 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks:D
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Caricature80 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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ShadowStalker1217 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice Work :)
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you<3
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ShadowStalker1217 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :)
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Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
So lovely and bright colors! <3 I can say that this is the best technique for you! ;) :clap:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: thank you!:D I hope I can do more of those then:)
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:iconnmttak:
nmttak Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
it's so lovely :heart: your mom must be really happy with your sweet present :"D
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
She is, she really loved it!Thank you:D
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:iconnmttak:
nmttak Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It's a great news! :"D
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:iconsraffa:
SRaffa Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very well observed and gracefully rendered; awesome work!
:+fav:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Sam!:hug:
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
:cuddle:
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alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! <3
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you<3
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