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Otranto Beach by KatyAmlie Otranto Beach by KatyAmlie
mixed watercolors + graphite on paper

another watercolor :) i love them

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This piece is really nice. The composition is really nice and the colors are good as base colors. I also like how the pencil lines that you used as guidelines are there but don't distract form a piece. A lot of people have problems with using pencil and then watercolor because the pencil marks would be too dark. The only thing that I have to say about this painting in terms of critique is that I think that you can bring out the color a little more in all the elements. I would recommend adding more layers of watercolor to it. I understand the difficulty of that too as I could never use watercolor thickly, it's a skill I don't have. You can perhaps use Gouache or Acrylic over the areas that need it like the water, trees, and land.
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First, I want to say how sorry I am for not being active as of late, especially when I watched you. I am a horrible procrastinator! Anyway, onto the critique!

This brings back a lot of memories. It sort of reminds me of my trips to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, especially when I was going by boat to them. I could see vast tundra, beautiful beaches, and lush flora all around me. This captures the spirit of my various travels. Thank you for bringing back so many wonderful memories!

As far as the art goes, you've done a good job overall. The way you've colored the water not a straight blue, but more of an off blue and managed to shade the areas closer to the land, indicating the land beneath it is simply exquisite. Nice job on the land near the shore, too. The perspective done with the paint is what really nails it for me, making it really look like there is a slope to the whole thing that is going further and further into the background. And finally, the trees and grass give this whole thing a nice feeling of remoteness. My only wish is that they were tropical trees instead of regular ones! But I'm not here to make a request. It's all done so well.

Perhaps my only criticism would be that the island seems just a little bit small. I know it's supposed to be that way, but maybe I'm just so used to being on larger islands that this one just seems miniscule by comparison, even from this distance. But it's still well done.

You've done a great job yet again. Keep up the good work! Welcome to the list.
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mionachan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow beautiful ❤❤ ~
ezrin-the-artist Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so pretty :3
NaoScribbles Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is so pretty... I can almost hear the waves >w<//
KatyAmlie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oooh :3 thank you ^o^
BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Even if the texture is kinda simple. The watercolors sure do match the painting very well.
Nanami-chan16 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!!

I love it. 
elDrow Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Amazing! :D Your way to work with watercolors is astounding. They require control that you seem to master, which makes this piece really come alive in my opinion. It's beautiful! The touch of land meeting sea accentuates the edge and makes the island pop out of the water - as it should of course XD. Fantastic work on the trees as well, and the shades of greenery :D
KatyAmlie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
thanks <3
lucasjefferson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
that good
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
This is simply gorgeous. I love the setting, the colours, and the wanting-to-be-there feeling! 
ConorClementsArt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this piece . I really like the way you've used watercolor here and i like that there's no sharp edges . Very cool.
SwitchDeath Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work. Good Fine art. :nod:
SharpenArrow Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!! :D
Jotunmai Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love you for drawing this! :heart:
Sandfeuer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work ;)
vanona Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful :love: remake II :love: remake II :love: remake II :love: remake II 
BeIIPaws Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
EZENT Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
very nice work
Canthearmyeyes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
skittlezz123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is amazing! :D
DevilGal23 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing really!
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Refreshing and light! Great control and composition! :heart:
Celesol Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Really like the dreamy, vintage postcard feel of this picture. Gives off a 'Wish you were here' vibe. 
Art0fprincessm Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful colors and use of medium! Love it!
Foxy-Knight Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Writer
Impressive work, you've captured the landscape and added a new layer of artistic  beauty as well. Good show.
Petah55 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks very soft and calm, and suits the motiv very well.
Great work!
Thesinnersangel Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful!
StreetTalk121 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Soft, beautiful, i love it :)
kairinaminemix Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
lovely! would love to see how much you grow in detail! :)
jarleynygmobblepot Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Writer
DazzlingEnd Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a peaceful piece, all of your works are quite relaxing!
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aww, how lovely! :clap:
TheVoguel Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i like the feeling it generates..
Wyverntales Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Nice :) Soothing. Relax 
stackerpentecoste Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
uberhaxorerin Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
this is a beautiful piece of work!
carolgregoire Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty :)
KatyAmlie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
KittyKillAll-Art Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
K9K1N6 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice =)
ThirdEyedFried Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such light colors! looks awesome!
Yiamme Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Great watercolor effect! I'm getting used to painting with watercolors myself too, so this looks spectacular. 
maggietseng Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student General Artist
It's really nice! but I think it looks more of a work in progress piece. You can add much more to this. Key thing is contrast. Add shadows and BAM your magnificent work will look even more magnificent
KatyAmlie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
idk, this is finished for me
QueenLucySusan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Looks really great!
KatyAmlie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you very much :3
PassiBlu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love watercolor! Great!
KatyAmlie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks! : )
adarkworldfantasy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning work on this! :love: Very nice!
KatyAmlie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
aww thank you! ^_^
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