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Quintus van Amstel

"Darkfairy" by Quintus van Amstel

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This is a watercolor painting I worked on for many days. Yes I know, I am a slow painter. But I guess I´m pleased with the result.

3 Sep 200545 Michelle
I love the wings and the pose and also
how the fairy is looking up. As if waiting
on someone, really nice pic!!

:-) Quintus van Amstel replies: "It took me some time to figure out what colors to give the wings, Iīm glad it turned out this well. I never thought she was waiting, but it is nice to hear that this is what you make of it."
8 Nov 200545 Elisha Curtis
I like her pose. It looks to me as though she's afraid. Like someone's chasing her and she's hoping that they don't find her. At least thats my view on it. Also the fact that she's not the steriotipical 'perfect' bodied fairy.
I hope to see more of your art soon!

:-) Quintus van Amstel replies: "It took my quite a bit of time to find the right pose, and I agree that it worked out fine indeed. I donīt know if she is really chased, but she could be. I guess that she looks for cover under the plants above her, for what or who, donīt ask me! Iīm glad you appruciate her "not-perfect" body."
19 Nov 2005:-) Min 'Keiiii' Kwon
I really like the background. Lovely variation in the shades of greens -- bright apple green, darker pine green, etc... all despite the fact that we only have one type of plant here. (It bugs me when a picture has 20 different types of plants, and only one shade of green!) You've created a nice sense of depth with these greens.

:-) Quintus van Amstel replies: "I am really happily supriced to see your comment here Min Kwon! I donīt know you, but you apruciate exactly the things that I have tried to put into this painting, and that is really nice to hear."
8 Nov 200645 Anonymous
Hele mooie kunstwerken!! Je hebt veel talent!! Echt indrukwekkend! Vind de kleur van het elfje ook erg origineel, maakt je werk daardoor nog interessanter. Suc6!

:-) Quintus van Amstel replies: "Dankjewel Anonymous! Ik zag een donker meisje in het zwembad, en toen dacht ik: "Dat is een mooi elfje!""
22 May 200745 Jenny
Everything is very pretty, I like the leaves and the wings best but the whole picture is beautiful. 2

:-) Quintus van Amstel replies: "Thank you Jenny."
22 May 200745 Zehla clockwor
Ah, nothing wrong with painting slowly. It took DaVinci twelve years to finish Mona Lisa's lips, haha, so I wouldn't feel too slow after spending more than five days on a painting. I absolutely love the scenery, it's very hard to paint things in watercolor with the detail you've used here. Simply amazing. =)

:-) Quintus van Amstel replies: "Thank you for your kind words Zehla.I guess it's the details that took me most of the time here."
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 • Created by: :-) Quintus van Amstel
 • Copyright: ©Quintus van Amstel. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Africa, African, Dark, Fairy, Feary, Forrest, Nature, Negro, Nude, Paint, Watercolor, Wings, Wood
 • Categories: Body Study, Faery, Fay, Faeries, Landscape, Nature, Panoramic, Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Watercolour
 • Submitted: 2005-10-20 16:55:22
 • Views: 968
 • Resolution: 666x411

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