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Cassia - Acrylics by Aurella Cassia - Acrylics by Aurella
Size: 8 x 10"
Medium: Acrylics
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Well some of you may recognize this painting, because it's based off an older and smaller painting that I did. I really wanted to try out acrylics, because I feel that they may be better for the style that I'm trying to achieve. So I thought it'd be a great opportunity to redo this image. It's always been one of my favorites, but I wanted to make it bigger and in different colors! So here's the result of it. =)

What do you all think about the result of the acrylics versus my usual watercolor paintings?
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fauve-v Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
very beautiful ♥
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Sassou-zebat Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very fine !
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MelissaDawn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Wow! This is so beautiful. You are REALLY talented with acrylics!!! I think I like this version a little more, because it does look so crisp and smooth. Though I also love the colors you can achieve with watercolors as well! Though I do like this color scheme. Lol! I do think you should start using more acrylics, maybe doing some mixed-media pieces to get the best of both worlds?
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww thanks Melissa! I'm so glad you think so. =) I've been thinking about doing a mixed piece, but I'm having a hard time deciding what type of paper to use! I need a smooth paper that won't buckle, but so far I haven't been able to find one. =( Thanks again for your comments! :hug:
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MelissaDawn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
You're welcome hun! Yeah, I definitely think a mixed piece would be so awesome... what type of paper are you using right now? I was using Arches Hot Press watercolor blocks for my watercolor, ink & acrylic paintings, and it was really smooth and didn't buckle at all. The blocks are the ones that have the glue around most of the edges, so it holds the paper straight, and when you're done, you just use a thin letter opener or whatever to break the glue and remove the piece of paper. Dick Blick has them for $20 for the 9 by 12 size, and there's other sizes too and such. :hug:
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Future-Art-Magazine Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW!! Thank you so much!! I really, really appreciate it! What a great article. I really enjoyed looking at all the artists! They all create such beautiful art. Thanks again! :hug:
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Future-Art-Magazine Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
very welcome :aww: :hug:
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
It is beautiful. still like it in watercolour more:aww:
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I really appreciate your opinion. :hug:
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Mylares Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
Oh man, that's hard to say. *looks at both* I honestly can't say which I like better. The older version was great with the smoky colors, whimsical comes to mind. This one is beautiful as well, but the impression is different. It has deeper, sharper colors and I get more of an air of mystery from this Cassia. Gah, why do you make me pick? :faint: :giggle:


P.S. I do really like the acrylics though, it's a nice change. I still love watercolors but it's always good to explore!
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! What you just wrote is exactly what goes on in my mind when I try to decide lol. I really want to try a piece with both and see how that works! I like to use watercolors on the background and perhaps acrylic on the figure to make her pop more. I wonder how that would work! Thanks again! :hug:
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Mylares Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
That sounds like a good idea to me. Go for it! I'll be waiting to see the result! :w00t:
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Miskatonika Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmmb, well my two cents is that it looks a lot more solid, and a bit softer, since it is lighter and not outlined in ink like the others. It is still beautiful of course :) And cool to see you experimenting with different mediums!
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! It was a lot of fun to experiment. :hug:
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mystery-of-sorrow Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
I like this. You have a cool style!
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I really appreciate your kind words. :hug:
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mystery-of-sorrow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
You are very welcome.
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hugoweavingfangirl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Very Beautiful.
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :hug:
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M-I-R-I-E-L Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Whatever medium you choose your work is beautiful. And this is no exception...:heart:
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww thank you! You are so sweet. :hug:
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M-I-R-I-E-L Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
You're very welcome, hun! :hug:
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Regs Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Both mediums work well with your style, so I guess it comes down to your preference. Your art is always beautiful and this is now exception I love it.:heart:
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! You are so kind. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. :hug:
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Regs Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome:blowkiss:
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aalyvewyyre Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Both mediums suit you VERY well, Nikki!

I think you may want to keep in mind then end result to determine what medium you want for whatever you're going to create...

To try to explain a bit: I agree that you do AMAZING things in watercolors, but keep in mind that the colors are softer in the end result. The acrylics seem to give you a more vibrant, more crisp, more defined feel to the end result.

Both mediums worked very well for this piece...just depends on how you want the end result to "feel"...if that makes ANY sense at all???
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That's such great advice!! Thank you so much! I agree with what you said. I've been thinking of perhaps combining the two mediums in my next painting. Maybe it will work out well! Thanks for your advice. :hug:
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aalyvewyyre Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Oh quite welcome, of course! Looking forward to seeing what you brew up next then! ;)

:hug:
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Marina17 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: It looks beautiful. Great work :thumbsup:
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! :hug:
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Marina17 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:cuddle: :blowkiss:
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Starrydance Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Gonna go a bit against what everyone else is saying and gonna go with I love the Watercolors more! I just adore how you do all the little color shifts and how colors blend.

However, neither one of us use watercolors like 'they are supposed to' we use a much more opaque and 'solid' approach and I gotta say I prefer it that way!

Either way, I think you should give acrylics a few more chances and make sure you like how they work/dont work before you decide. I never 'felt' a paint before I tried watercolors. I just LOVE how they mix and blend and am usually sad when they dry - they always look so vivid and stunning wet. <3
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww thanks Starry! I'm so glad you like my watercolors! We definitely do use watercolors in a different way which is why I thought that acrylics might be more suited for me. I use so much watercolor pigment in my paintings, that I'm using up my colors too quickly lol. I really enjoy the way watercolors mix, but become frustrated when I really want a strong definition in something like hair strands or shiny clothing. Perhaps I should try mixing them!! Thanks for your advice. :hug:
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Starrydance Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Well, Im not good at it either yet -- but Ive seen others do it so I know its possible! =3
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MarthaPArt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice I love the cape^^ it turned out great
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad that you like it. :hug:
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MarthaPArt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
^__^
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celestriastars Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Wow! Nikki, I really love this one. The vines and background are wonderful and her outfit is stunning with all the detail in it. Beautiful work!!! :clap:
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! You are so sweet. :hug:
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ElionaZale Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
the acrylics come off a lot stronger, your figures pop out omg WOW like :wow: with these acrylics... the watercolor makes the images soft, and kindly rememberable... the acrylics make them shockingly rememberable. if that makes sense. *ponders* and my opinion may be a bit bias, for acrylic is one of my most favorite mediums to work with :D
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol thanks!! I'm so glad you like the acrylics. I agree that everything pops out a bit more which is why I wanted to try acrylics in the first place. Since I started out as a digital artist, acrylics feel a little more suited to my style. But I'll probably keep using both! We'll see. Thanks again! :hug:
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Earthmagic Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love both paintings. I admit I am found of your watercolor because you creat things in watercolor that are very different for that medium. I think the two different mediums give a very different feel and maybe that should be how you decide which medium to use. How do you want the picture to feel? I hope that wasn't too confusing!
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That wasn't confusing at all, and was actually really great advice!! I agree that they both evoke different feelings and I should take that into consideration when starting a painting. Thank you so much for the wonderful advice! :hug:
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love it :clap: Great work! :+favlove:
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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DesignsByEve Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
While I love your watercolors to bits, I really think this style might do even more for you. Love the colors in this one, and it just has a nice texture to it. Perhaps you can do both mediums ;)
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!! I was thinking of trying both mediums on an upcoming piece. I really appreciate your feedback! :hug:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional
nice job
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Aurella Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you think so. :hug:
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