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Svartsjuk by Sieskja Svartsjuk by Sieskja
Argentë, Njëll and an unknown rider.
The title means "Jealous" in Swedish.

Watercolors and inks on A3 paper.

Summoning - Flammifer
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your composition, colors, and technique are just perfect.  I love your use of black and white (and a dark foreground with a light background) and the way it makes the painting look lit from the back like stained glass.

Would you mind if I asked about your unique wet-on-wet watercolor technique?  Do you get this effect using salt?  Salt never looks half so good for me when I try it.  
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015   Traditional Artist
Hello! (:
Thank you so much for the kind words!
I admit that painting is quite old then I don't remember exactly how I proceeded. Usually I get all the paper wet, then I put a first wash of colours and immediately add salt. Actually, the effet depends of many factors :
- the typ of paint (colours in tubes usually work better)
- the colours themselves (ochre works very well, some blues, black and Payne grey too)
- the brand (I use Winsor&Newton half-pans, but also some Artmate black and blue tubes - a very cheap brand but wonderful salt effect garanteed!)
- the paper (personnally I use mostly Canson watercolours or mixed media paper, 224 or 300g/m²)

I hope it helps!
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the advice!  I will experiment with this salt technique and see how it turns out!
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AubeLune Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
De vrai contes de fées !
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NibiYugito Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Rocks are snail-shells?
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DeadlyNightshading Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my, very beautiful!
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peraltamaria Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful dragon! It's great!
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naboko Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
superbe travail ! J'aime  beaucoup le coté détaillé et texturé  tout  en restant un peu épuré. :)
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Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Le détail des ailes du dragon est sublime. Vraiment. J'aime beaucoup aussi le côté lumineux, vaporeux de l'eau...et les détails en forme d'amonite sur les rochers. Encore une très belle illustration Sieskja !  Bravo.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Beautiful colors and textures!
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erinclaireb Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
This is so beautiful. I love the colours, and the shell patterns in the rocks.
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Really pretty work!
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ParagonOfDragons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This painting is just stunning. ^^




Actually, svartsjuk = jealous, svartsjuka = jealousy
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Tack!
Oh, jag borde ha tittat på min ordbok... uu'
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MistiqueStudio Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Breathtaking. There isn't a painting of yours that I couldn't absolutely get lost in.
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely!
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Esmerra Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
Beautiful illustration :) It seems me a picture abbout fairytale or legend. This style suits them. And I exsepecially like these mystery shape of stones. They're like big shells of snails.
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Saraais Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful work! I love you painted the water and stones, as well as the dragon. Awesome! I love it :D
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you! c:
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Kafkami Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
J'aime bien les rochers, on dirait de gros escargots ! :sealeager: 
J'espère que tu t'es pas inspiré de ce que tu vois par le trou de la serrure de la salle de bain pour dessiner le nu yey penguin rooooohhhhhh !
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
Ah bah non j'ai dû prendre d'autres références depuis que tu éteins la lumière!! (quoique ça pourrait m'inspirer quelque clair-obscur hihiiiiiiii)
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Kafkami Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah je m'en doutais ! :o Je suis choquée !
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STelari Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Here come the ammonite rocks again! I can see some Puimun influence in the water, especially in the part closer to Argentë, but it keeps your touch to it (:
And the way you've painted Njëll makes me unsteady about drawing dragons again, look what have you done.
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Azalane Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Des femmes nues et des fesses, c'est toujours agréable à faire :D
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
Ca c'est sûr ;p
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Gewalgon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love it! :heart:
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love your art because it's always so gentle.
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you! ♥
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Certainly. :)
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Stolvezen Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint: Arrrf, je ne puis résister à Argentë et tous ces sublimes bleus :love:
Et la musique s'accorde encore une fois très bien à l'ambiance ;p
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful work!
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