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Helle Jorgensen

"Faery - colour" by Helle Jorgensen

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Bathing faery. A watercolour version of an old pencil drawing which is also in my gallery. I very much enjoy the coloured pieces that can be found in so many other Elfwood galleries, and I have often wished to develop my own colouring skills.  Traditionally I work mostly in pencil, so as I am now adding coloured pieces to my gallery, I am still at an early stage of practising my skills.  Suggestions and advice for improvements are most welcome. Oh, and to those of you who may notice the anatomy: I am aware that her left arm and hand are a bit off, but I decided to use the old drawing as it was.

14 Jun 2006:-) Lena Yn
Haha, I think, I’ve already commented on these pictures.
Good you finally found some time to color them! I actually didn’t think a fairy would be… green! Nice work with the wings. And nice attempt to make the water transparent.
Are these watercolor pencils, btw? The sky is definitely aquarelle. You know, I’m trying my hand with the watercolor pencil right now.

:-) Helle Jorgensen replies: "Yep; you have! Thanks for coming back! And you're right: I did use watercolour pencils combined with brushes. I haven't worked much with watercolours yet, so naturally I feel that the pencils are comparatively easier to control, since they're so close to my preferred medium. (Honestly I was hoping to make as easy a start as possible, since I really wanted to do some coloured works, although I've found that it has taken me way too long to get started.) I'll look forward to see what you can do with watercolours too! As for the colour of the faery here, probably most people would agree with your surprise, thinking that she ought to have rosy, human skin tones. Why not green though? It's better for camouflage, which such a small creature might well need."
16 Jun 2006:-) Vincent James Bernardo
Glad to see this piece up and running! Wow! You did improve the piece since the last time I saw it! Great work!

:-) Helle Jorgensen replies: "Thanks! I think I managed to present this one at its best; thanks for the advice you gave! I do recall a certain someone who said that he'd change anything but the white frame 12 ..."
17 Jun 2006:-) Anne .Inkeri.Anu Hänninen
Excellent choice - green! 1
I think you are doing great with those colours, keep it up!
The branch she sits upon is nice 1

:-) Helle Jorgensen replies: "Ah, thanks for backing up my choice of colour! I'll be sure to turn out some more coloured pieces."
30 Jun 2007:-) Michael R. Nason
Please don't take this the wrong way, but I really like your breasts!

ok...that sounds bad.

what I mean is that they look very natural and sensual, that's not an easy thing to accomplish.
("phew", * rubs his glasses as they steam up from embarrassment *)

I've looked at all your pictures and the same natural style can be seen throughout. even the older picture that are less refined by learning/practice have an attractive sensuality about them...

...I'll shut up now 10

:-) Helle Jorgensen replies: "Haha! Well, that was a novel compliment! It's the first time anyone has ever commented on *that*. If I draw breasts particularly well, it is probably because I keep in mind that:1) The size should be natural and in proportion to the character. (All evidence to the contrary in fantasy art, women generally do not have breasts the size of their own heads).And 2) Real breasts tend to droop a bit - it's natural: They can't defy gravity.Besides, a natural look (in all sorts of variations) can be quite sensual - just think of the mermaids in Loisel's version of "Peter Pan"! "
10 Jun 2008:-) Chantelle Johnston
This is awesome... I think this is my favorite.... good colouring and pose... gives a very serene feeling... YAY! ME LIKE!!!

:-) Helle Jorgensen replies: "Thanks a lot! I can see from your gallery that you like faeries 12 I’m very glad that you like the colouring here - mostly I work in plain graphite or ink, so when I did this one, the watercolour pencils and brushes were fairly new to me. "
11 Nov 2008:-) Ria Susan Witteman
very delicate!! but the log seems to need a little work... sorry

:-) Helle Jorgensen replies: "No need to apologize, constructive criticism is a good thing. 12 The picture is a couple of years old, so I probably won’t add changes to it now, but of course any feedback that I get goes into my future pictures. Did you perhaps mean that the log lacks shading, or that it appears less smooth than the rest of the picture, since it is mainly coloured with pencils and not with a brush?"
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'Faery - colour':
 • Created by: :-) Helle Jorgensen
 • Copyright: ©Helle Jorgensen. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Bathing, Branch, Colour, Fae, Faery, Fairy, Green, Log, Water, Watercolour, Wings
 • Categories: Faery, Fay, Faeries, Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Watercolour
 • Submitted: 2006-05-28 17:35:12
 • Views: 3024
 • Resolution: 507x650

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