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Watermelons by Clovis-thecutestcat Watermelons by Clovis-thecutestcat
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:iconraspberl:
Your artist comment leads me to believe that this is just your second (or at the very least still a very early) attempt at watercolors. If that's the case, then I am incredibly impressed. Those watercolors look amazing. Their shape is spectacular, the way some seeds are lighter than others to imply its deeper in the watermelon is such a cool detail, and the shading (especially on the one closest to the viewer) is very believable.

That being said, the cast shadow of some of the watermelons appear to be incomplete. Underneath a few of them is a black area, which seems too dark to be a cast shadow; however, making a cast shadow on a dark surface would be incredibly tricky. I would recommend placing your still lifes on a lighter surface, as least for practice reasons. The watermelon closest to us doesn't have a cast shadow at all, even though it appears the light source is coming in from somewhere behind it.

Also related to lightsource, the green grapes have a highlight on their upper left (which makes sense with the watermelons) but a shadow on the same side. I'm sure we could find counter examples if we looked, but usually the core shadow and the highlight are on the opposite side.

As for the blue cloth, its actually not that bad. The color is a bit too vivid and it distracts us a bit too much from the watermelon, but if you tone the color down, as well as make the shadow it is casting on itself lighter, I think it would work well.

You obviously put a lot of effort into this, and it shows. Its amazing that you've only recently started with water colors, and I think your only major weakness is your cast shadows. Another small detail I really admire is the green tint in the surface below the watermelon which creates contrast, don't be afraid to use similar techniques and colors in your negative space. Thank you for sharing your artwork, and I hope this helps. Happy Arting!
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the REALLY look like the real thing! All I would have to say would be to make the rind a little lighter and yeah, try to work on your colors :) There's a few messed up blotches that you can easily see. I'm also not really sure what the blue things is :/ I think you will also need a better surface since you can't really tell where the watermelons are laying. I really DO like it though! No, I, I LOVE IT! WATERMELONS YEAH! FTW! *noms on watermelon slice* So anyways, just touch it up a bit and it's good :) Watermelons for the win baybayy!
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blaird83 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
very nicely done
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KittenLife Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! It really looks realistic :)
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marikadaa Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so realistic 0.o
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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CreamyShundala Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OOOHHH YEEAHHHH EPIIICC@!!!!
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A bit surreal, I do love this style. :)
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Clovis-thecutestcat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh interesting ;p I appreciate the comment! :)
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mmm, looks delicious

so wet n juicy expressed
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Clovis-thecutestcat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ;p glad you like it! ^^
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