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Beyond Borders by Ev-sta Beyond Borders by Ev-sta
Go Beyond Your Borders! :)

FINISHED TODAY ON MY BIRTHDAY!!! :)

Materials:
Watercolor (Burnt Seina, Sepia, Neutral Tint, Indian Red, Royal Blue, Im not sure what else!!)
Guache: (Black)
Paint brushes :)
Arches Watercolor Board (i think 300 pound?)

A man in an suit with an octopus for a head! Hope you like!

COMMENTS APPRECIATED!!!!!! :D
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:iconjaianarkali:
JaiAnarkali Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know why I love this so much but...thank you! :D Octopus are amazing!
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Ev-sta Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
thanks a lot :) octopi are awesome haha
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Tobacco-Road Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, overall! Would have loved to see the octopus more textured!
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:iconev-sta:
Ev-sta Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Thank you! yes i do agree with you more texture on the Octopus would have been nice!
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DoseOner Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
real awesome!
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Ev-sta Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Thanks a bunch! :)
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DoseOner Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
np:)
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gensanity Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing concept
Really well done
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Ev-sta Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Thanks a lot Clint! i appreciate that :) and i like your last name.. maybe because its my name with an "s" at the end.. haha! but thanks again i appreciate it!
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gensanity Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Np
Keep up the great works!
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:iconev-sta:
Ev-sta Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
:)!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).


Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).


:iconhugfiveplz:
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takmaj Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Evan come on!!! post something new! You attend your classes every day, just submit something, I'm waiting -YOU-KNOW-FOR-WHAT :D
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:iconev-sta:
Ev-sta Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
hahahahaha IVE BEEN SO BUSY MAJA!! IM SO SORRY!!!!!! your drawing is gonna have to wait ;) but it will come :) ill try to post something soon i promise!
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maidenhairtree Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I did not read the other comments.. (I'm a little bit tired you know ^^)
just wanted to say that your octopus looks like if it's printed on the suit, not part of the hole body..
but I think the idea is nice - I'm drawing in the same direction (half human - half animal)
if you are interrested you can take a look at my paintings - aren't the best ones - I know ^^
good luck!
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Ev-sta Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
thanks a lot i appreciate you commenting :)
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maidenhairtree Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome my dear :)
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:iconjoojie99:
Joojie99 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Hahahaaa... Reminds me of Slender Man :P
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured! [link]
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:iconeddenrabin:
eddenrabin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
cant go wrong with an octopus. and happy birthday
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:iconev-sta:
Ev-sta Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Thanks Edden! haha appreciate it man!
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sven-webdesign Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello, Ev-sta, happy birthday! :-)
I love the squid and the composition idea. I'm less seduced by the difference in the treatment of the lines between suit and squid. The suit looks rigid in comparison to the liquid lines of the squid.
All in all for me, very good alive figure, and some work to do on non alive objects :-)

Enjoy and celebrate your day.
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Ev-sta Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Thanks a lot man! i appreciate that :) i love criticism and your one of the few that keeps it honest :) im going to be working on still lifes mostly to get my drawing skills up!

Thanks a lot again!

Evan
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JeffreyTrudeau Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's just weird... but I like it! lol
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:iconev-sta:
Ev-sta Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
lol thanks! :)
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Very cool Evan. Definitely unique!
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:iconev-sta:
Ev-sta Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Thanks Nathalie! :)
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome idea, and very well orchestrated.
well done! love it:)
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Ev-sta Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Thanks a lot Simon! :)
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Barnlord Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is very cool. I love the watercolor work you did on the tentacles. They look amazing!
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Ev-sta Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
hey man thanks! where have you been havent seen that icon in a while! ahha
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Barnlord Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would like to say that I've been busy, but... I've been working on catching up on art work from the summer when I was sick. So, I haven't spent as much time on DA.
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Ev-sta Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
awwww alright! well at least your back on! haha
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   Photographer
Aha! Octopus man is finished. Looks very nice sir. Very nice indeed. Your border signature look is also a good fit.
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Ev-sta Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
hahaha thanks buddy! workin on a lionfish in charcoal! hahaha
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EatBurgersUpsideDown Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday :) It's my little sister's birthday too :)
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:iconev-sta:
Ev-sta Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
haha thanks and thats awesome! :)
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EatBurgersUpsideDown Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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Ev-sta Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
:)
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Jens1011 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is amazing!
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Ev-sta Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
thank you :)!
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whenever at home the Red Wings score a goal, on the ice an octopus is hurled...
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Ev-sta Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
lol ive never heard that before!
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes maybe it's only after a hat trick, long tradition.!
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Ev-sta Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
lol!
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Peace!
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ThaddeusDaruszka Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome man! Great concept and I really like the way you used the border, the way the octopus weaves his tentacles around it gives a nice depth and perspective to the piece. The effect with the water running out is very cool. And I'm impressed with how clean it is for watercolor! How long you been working with watercolors?
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Ev-sta Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Thanks buddy! really appreciate it :)

and i havent been working with watercolor for a very long time in the traditional way.. I used watercolor when i do the watercolor on YUPO paper portraits like my Jimi Hendrix picture, but i just used it for the color and didnt use it to great shadows and stuff like i did here.. So i would have say less than a year? its all about Layering and its a long process! you should try them!
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ThaddeusDaruszka Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Word, your skills are excellent with the watercolor especially considering you've only been using for that long. I really like the stuff you've done on the Yupo paper! At some point Id like to give watercolor a try, I've never really used them outside of a couple times back in highschool. Still learning to use soft pastels, so once I get those down then I think watercolor may be next on the list.
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Ev-sta Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
im currently doing charcoal!!! hahahaha that was like my last "Creative" piece i will be doing for a long time.. trying to get my drawing skills up you know? Soft pastels will mostlikely be next, i know in Drawing 2 at my college she focuses on Soft pastels, i like it since its so forgiving (charcoal) how are Soft pastels?

And watercolor is GREAT but its NOT forgiving at all!! thats why you have to work slow and in layers, taking your time limits the amount of mistakes you will make.. And i also recommend like experimenting with watercolors and playing with them, like adding washes to drawings or other things, to get used to how they flow and all that, it will than be more natural when you do a piece with just watercolor.

Are you in school? Or are just working on your own?
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