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Commission - Harbour View by KatyAmlie Commission - Harbour View by KatyAmlie
watercolor and graphite on watercolor paper

commission for :iconheartcrocher: Heartcrocher

mellow colors for the win!

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:iconfoxymorongarden:
I think this artwork is absolutely wonderful and does capture a calm day at the harbor pretty well. The only bit that really distracts me is the water. It looks nice but there is no dynamic shading or reflection, which makes your boats look like they are sitting on a blue plane of land. Its all just one flat color. Study horizon shots of the ocean. You'll notice different layers of color, subtle movement in calm water. And, most importantly, use of reflections.
Your use of color here is wonderful and adds a bit of character to the grays and blues, especially the warmer tones which pop to make the picture more interesting. That said, I believe that you should save these 'pops' for where you want the eye to focus. This way you can add emphasis to these areas without distraction. The muted tones you chose for the reds are fine, for example, but stull distract a bit due to where they are placed. The yellows, which are brighter, do help to alleviate that though, helping to insist focus on the center of the painting.
The sky and all of the details you included are my favorite parts of this painting. It reminds me of the quieter parts of the coastal towns my family and I like to visit during the summer. I think your style is awesome, I love all the work you put into your scenery paintings. Please, keep doing what you're doing, you are very skilled.
All and all, this is a solid paintings with fantastic details and use of color. A little variation with the water and better use of color to help keep focus would help to improve this piece. I hope you found this helpful. Thank you for reading. ^^
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
very lovely work :)
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:iconfmr0:
fmr0 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
very beautiful!  :D
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:iconborisfedorov:
BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to see the whole piece colored.
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:iconcomet301:
Comet301 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Perfect ^^
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:iconninetailsofsavage:
NinetailsOfSavage Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
All of your artwork is AMAZING!
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:icondraaket:
DraakeT Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really beautiful!
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:iconmichiimocha:
MichiiMocha Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
the colors are lovely, I really like this (: 
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:icongmatty:
Gmatty Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
What a beautiful bright and open piece...love it!Love Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconthebrandonian:
TheBrandonian Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
: O wow.......
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:iconkaijux:
KaijuX Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A great scene. An image that holds a frame of a life... That's how I see it.
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:icontemcginnis:
TeMcGinnis Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
It looks beautiful :D
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:iconcesaretanassi:
cesaretanassi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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yashsamariddc Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work
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:iconmichaelrmaranda:
MichaelRMaranda Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well done
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
nice work
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:iconmuwaten:
muwaten Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Love 
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:iconheartcrocher:
Heartcrocher Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible wow, i am so so glad!! 
This makes me happy today.
You did a very great master piece :iconcatazarch:
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:iconcharmedangel61:
charmedangel61 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
awesome
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:icondafischers:
daFischers Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty awsome :D 
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:iconunkownbrony52:
Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
This looks great.
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:iconzingzangzu:
zingzangzu Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
delightful scene
:heart:
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:iconkatyamlie:
KatyAmlie Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
thanks <3
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:iconzingzangzu:
zingzangzu Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
a real pleasure
:rose:
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