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Original Creation


Tom0779 27 Sep 2020

I wanted to paint some boats/ships which I haven’t tried yet. I found this tutorial for my recently favorite line and wash technique. This seemed to be relatively easy< to do (and it was) and it just used 2 colors. So I did this on A5 sized cold pressed watercolor paper from Canson (new brand I currently try to explore how it reacts).
Maybe some more ships to follow

Watercolors Markers


Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Luckely no whales in sight!

Absolutely beautiful! That very shy sky which colours reflects in the water. The ship is so real and seen at the best distance, creating so much open space where the eye is carefully drawn to the steamship.

Dazzling friend Tom! Again!!

Felix Creator of

I agree with Voy, the light colored sky works fantastic in contrast to the dark ship and the smoke. I'd say the smoke looks almost like dried blood. Very interesting!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks a lot both... I have a personal preference for quiet skies. But I mostly paint some objects in my pictures, so they are the center of interest.
@Felix: Yes this is my blood, originally this shouldn't be a steamship... :D Just kidding: you can do this with a round brush for watercolors. load plenty of water and a lot of pigment in the tip, then start touching the paper barely with the tip and as you go up you push harder and start to turn the brush as you pull it upwards. So you can get this effect.

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