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YAMABUSHI
10x14 arches hot press watercolor block
watercolor (daniel smith) & ink ( sennelier)


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Given 2013-05-05
YAMABUSHI by *iscariotic gives off so much energy and power that it's impossible not to be mindblown! Impressive execution! ( Suggested by rokulie and Featured by rydi1689 )
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enrico-ors-91 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This deviation is so awesome it deserved the not-so-much-coveted "Mindfuck Award" prize enrico-ors-91.deviantart.com/a…! Be proud of it (well, kind of...) :XD:
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Renee-Mariposa Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconisyll--8:
Isyll--8 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
The colors and the details are amazing! I really like it!! ^^
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1ghostsmoke1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
lol at that nose chin combo. Way to add some fun to a samurai.
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:iconrikibose:
rikibose Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
it's not a samurai, though...
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:iconjobagjumping:
jobagjumping Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
great
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:iconramida-r:
ramida-r Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome piece! Congrats on the DD!!
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:iconnothing-sweeter:
Nothing-Sweeter Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Before I expanded the image I really thought this was a picture of a rock star wailing on his guitar.
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
It's a BADASS tengu!!!
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:iconjesiccastudio:
jesiccastudio Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
nice
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:icontech60:
tech60 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesomeness
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:iconanimationcentralart:
AnimationCentralArt Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I don't know what the story behind this is, but you have some serious talent!
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:iconvioletadams:
Violetadams Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
wow!
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:iconmicka33:
Micka33 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hell Yeah! I always love myself some Tengus! Great work!
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:iconchristinneblacker:
ChristinneBlacker Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow, great work, intricate and complex.
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Dr8g0n-KID Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome
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:iconsakuranakamura:
SakuraNakamura Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic!
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:iconastercrow:
astercrow Featured By Owner May 5, 2013   General Artist
this is so beautiful and dynamic. sennelier has such great colors.. awesome work!
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:iconhybridgothica:
hybridgothica Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is incredible work :)
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:iconlorenziana:
lorenziana Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist
That's a nose, right? Pinnocchio XD
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:iconsimplysilent:
SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:iconfnopka:
Fnopka Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Very detailed!!!:wow: Excellent work!:dance::dance:
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:iconnomadictom:
NomadicTom Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
this is just beautiful! Love the pose
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:iconjodipayne:
Jodipayne Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice I adore this
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:iconpataphysic:
pataphysic Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
are those chin balls? awesome work
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:iconiscariotic:
iscariotic Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
of course they are-- he'd be incomplete without them. :F
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:iconpataphysic:
pataphysic Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hahaha good point
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gennetic Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice ........!
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keykeyx10000 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowza. Awesome, and congrats on the DD.
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :)
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automnal-glimpse Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you have an epic style !
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :happybounce:
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
:onfire: ... excellent!
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ebenejdne Featured By Owner May 5, 2013   General Artist
Congratulations on the well deserved DD!
:iconcongratsplz:
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:iconbestyoshimon:
bestyoshimon Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
radical! sweet man.
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SoulSlay0r Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Traditional Sogeking!
Joke, love it ^^
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lintu47 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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Orzephlen Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn...
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blanket86 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. Very interesting style. Perfect composition.
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rokulie Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow, I love all the detail! Amazing!
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RoseCarballeira Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Damn, you never cease to amaze me.
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bibyechan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful work. i especially like the quality of the watercolor. how much different is it from holbein, if you don't mind me asking?
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iscariotic Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
to be completely fair, i still hold the workability of holbein above everything else. Holbeing uses no ox gall in its suspension so i'm free to add it as i see fit. as such, the holbein can be applied more like a gouache if i so choose, which is really more how i use it now. because it doesn't use ox gall, you can preserve your brush strokes and i felt i had more control of where the paint was going to go. It doesn't act like typical watercolor that you can blend through bleeding together, if that makes sense-- but it had a better ability to glaze one color over another to do the blending. the dan smiths are more like typical watercolor, though the pigments i tend to use have heavy granulating capabilities. the big reason i made the switch is for lightfastness and archival reasons. when i switched from my main palette being holbein to being dan smith, i had to approach painting in a different way. i couldn't scrub the dan smiths out of the bristol like i used to, so i had to switch to the arches blocks which are gelatin sized and now, subsequently, i have to act like a real painter rofl.

If you're thinking about switching what you paint with, just keep in mind that you'll have to treat it like working on an entirely new medium. Like I told Mel, be prepared to ruin a painting or two when you switch brands if you're not careful. xD If you already add ox gall to your holbein water, then it won't be such a huge change since you're not making a huge pigmentation jump between DSmith and Holbein (unlike mel who went from student watercolor like cotman to holbein), but there's still a big difference in the way it goes down on paper and it'll just take a little adjustment to figure out how it works for you.

If you need info on lightfastness or watercolor related stuff, [link] <--- this crazy fucker is where i get my lightfastness info from
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bibyechan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ah thank you kindly! yes, part of the reason i do like holbein is that it works more like gouache than watercolor, though that's not always ideal for different situations. and ah, i've noticed you've been working with arches lately, something my teacher used, and it works well with the dan smith.

not think of switching for the time being, just trying to pick your brain a bit - what's the price difference out of curiosity, if you don't mind me asking?
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iscariotic Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh and i don't know if this matters to you, but in order to maintain the same level of control when i switched, i also flipped brushes. I went from escoda synthetic mongoose to isabey isacryl. I still do washes with the mongoose brushes, but the isacryl brushes are just a little stiffer and snappier and i can get a heavier scrub out of them for blending. They fray a little easier than escoda but i kind of beat the shit out of them with blending, and it's nothing that a brush shaper and a good cleaning won't fix :3
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bibyechan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh wow thank you for all this information! 8D at the moment, i just use hobby lobby's brushes since it's what i can afford (and a hake or two, depending on what's needed) and thank you for the heads up. i really love the quality of the paints you use but i need to get better before investing in better supplies.

that moonglow sounds gorgeous god ; ; but yes, thank you so much again
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iscariotic Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The price isn't too different, but tbh i didn't ever really have to buy any holbein outside of my initial investment. I initially switched to a large set of the irodori line and only supplemented with mars violet and brown madder. If you want my honest opinion, you'll spend more on the Daniel smiths. It takes a lot more paint to cover an area to my liking I've noticed, even though the pigment is similarly concentrated. I'm not really sure why that is though and it may just be a product of the change in my painting style, since i trend to glaze colors less and lay heavier washes, especially since the switch to arches blocks.

Imo pick up a couple supplemental granulating colors from dsmith since that's the huge thing the holbeins lack, especially if you're not way concerned about the archival quality of your paintings and don't mind that the holbeins are manufactured for commercial reproduction and some of their pigments are rated as fugitive. If you run through the color catalogue onthe dsmith website, there's also some really neat colors they've put out that separate out pigments as they granulate, like moonglow which in a heavy wash will granulate out to separate viridian, ultramarine, and red gradients. So gimmicky but i love it so much TT

ALSO if you worry about paint toxicity and things of those nature, dsmith has an amazing quinacridone line for a vibrant cadmium replacement. I'm in love with that deep gold omfg
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