Thursday, June 5, 2014

Maleficent watercolor painting

It's been a little while since I created some art and I wanted to really challenge myself.  I'm still learning how to paint with watercolors and this was my first attempt at a portrait.



I have always been a really huge Disney fan so I was super excited to hear about them recreating this classic.  Maleficent was the scariest bad guy in any Disney movie, in my opinion.  I also love that they used Angelina Jolie in it because I am a HUGE fan.

I haven't seen the movie yet but it is definitely on my list!!

Here are a few progress shots:

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32 comments:

  1. She's magnificent! You've captured her essence with that expression. Great job with this challenging medium, watercolor. I'd love to be able to tackle it one day.

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    1. Thank you so much! Watercolor is definitely way harder for me than my usual medium, acrylic paint. I enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone a little with this one tho.

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  2. Wow wow wow!! This is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. This is phenomenal!! Your skills are obviously the bomb dot com!! I can barely do paint by numbers...

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    1. Thanks so much!! You're the best!!

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  4. Wow Julie. You've really captured her essence. Awesome! Happy PPF!

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  5. Wow. I'm guessing Angelina J didn't sit right in front of you for this painting, so good jovb getting that photographic likeness. Hope you get to see the movie soon.

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    1. haha Thank you!! Hopefully I will get to see it this weekend, fingers crossed!!

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  6. wow you have really captured her likeness, not an easy thing to do, portraits and you are good at it.

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  7. well this is pretty amazing! nailed it on your first time out :)

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    1. Thanks! Watercolor is definitely WAY different than acrylic, that's for sure! I still have a lot to learn but I had a lot of fun

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  8. You captured her so well! What fun artwork!

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    1. Thanks so much! Painting anything from Disney is like letting my inner little kid out for a while. I loved it

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  9. How Beautiful - you captured her perfectly! I saw the movie and I loved it - a must watch in 3-D!

    Con-

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    1. Awesome! I still haven't gotten to see it! A few people I know have said it was great tho, so I'm really excited! Thank you!

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  10. Gorgeous work..stunning and magical! So beautifully done!
    Happy Friday Sketches
    Visiting from Dion's
    Victoria #9

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    1. Thanks so much! I really appreciate it!

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  11. first time eh!? You did a great job! Love your subtle shadowing. I always tend to overdo it....

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    1. Yeah, my first try with watercolors. Definitely a change from acrylics! haha! Thank you!!

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  12. love it- and 1st time- nice one! :) new to sunday sketches x

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  13. This is amazing. You done a wonderful job.

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  14. wow! this is a wonderful piece. it really looks like the actress/character. do you use reference photos or do you paint/draw from memory? I know I often need some reference to get the shading correct.

    hope you have a great day.

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  15. Julie - welcome to SS! And what FABUlous work! Wow! Your art is amazing. :)

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  16. Oh wow, this is incredible! You are so talented!

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  17. The eyes are amazing! I am terrible at people portraits, so I am really in awe!

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  18. I love watercolors, and portraits are truly challenging. You did it! Congratulations. Good job.

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