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The Initiation by Ochichi The Initiation by Ochichi
My (botched) traditional watercolor brought into Corel Painter and digitally enhanced.






<tt>Last foray into traditional work--damn w/c paper's cost has gone through the roof and I ruin too many sheets... Painter's faaaar cheaper!</tt>
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xXxOUDYxXx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
magnificent piece of work
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Xoriz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
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ekaterina2 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
BEAUTIFUL!!
I really love the colour and the way you painted it.
Awesome work! :D
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Wonderful piece. Color you use almost conflicts with the softness in her expression... that duality is a woman. Is her hair digital?
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Yes, the hair texture was applied using Corel Painter. I created a separate layer and using black I applied a "brush". The brush is in the category "F-X", variant "Furry Brush". I selectively twirled different areas of the "hair" thus obtained with another brush, "Distorto". Later I applied Effect->Lighting from a selected angle.
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Ohhhh... Thank you for describing your technique... I really don't understand it though. I am old and use paint brushes. When I looked at her hair close up, I was thinking about how long that would take me to do with paint!!! Either way, what you have created is a work of beauty!
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Bark Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Writer
a happy accident, worked out beautifully!
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NinthLife Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've been featured here: [link] :D
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RoseOnyxis Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.. I really like this. How did you get that hair texture, it totally makes the painting more interesting 'cause it looks like real hair!
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Hi! ..glad you liked it. The hair texture was applied using Corel Painter 11. I created a separate layer and using black I applied a "brush". The brush is in the category "F-X", variant "Furry Brush". I selectively twirled different areas of the "hair" thus obtained with another brush, Distorto. Later I applied: Effect->Lighting from a selected angle... and voila! :hug:
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Mothergoose19 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
I have seen this online only a few weeks ago and was thinking to myself what a wonderful painting ,wonder who the artist is. Amazing I have found you on DA . This is beautiful just like the rest of your gallery.
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Bandyinabasket Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Student General Artist
This is really.. breathtaking. Even though you say it's botched. This is incredibly beautiful. I love the texture in her hair and the colors are really outstanding. They're the colors of a beautiful culture. <3
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IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
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Aoyma Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Oh my, you are very talanted! :O good job!
I say it in swedish:

JÄVLAR I MIN LÅDA, FAN VAD BRAAA!!

(it gives it more feeling, if I say it in swedish)
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
:lol: Aoyma is ichi wa in Ochichi's book.

And, yes, I like javlar on my toast, and I indeed adore very large brassieres.

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ubervlad Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
wow. thats a good one! but i think the hair effect doesn't really fit in watercolor painting^^
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Thanks for the comment. Yes, the hair was added digitally after I scanned the watercolor in. The hair on the original came out lacking texture and hightlighs.
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Xoriz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Obscenis, peream, Priape, si non
uti me pudet improbisque verbis
sed cum tu posito deus pudore
ostendas mihi coleos patentes
cum cunno mihi mentula est vocanda
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Xoriz, you are a nut case! :rofl:
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NettieR Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
Wow! That's amazing! I really like this!!! Beautiful!
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:iconochichi:
Ochichi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
Thank you. You are too kind.
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tactouc Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Like it a lot
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Thanks :salute:
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pre-heated-death Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
I really like all of the textures. I like how soft your lines and colors are.
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Honored by your acknowledging my humble doodling.
あなたの優雅な単語、世界の端からの人に対して十分に報酬を与えられるように
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pichigani Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Buena técnica. Está de maravilla tu trabajo!! :peace::D
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Gracias por tu amistoso comentario. :)
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tvlookplay Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
nice effects very artistic xD
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:iconqali:
qali Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
You should have dyed her hair blond!
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:iconochichi:
Ochichi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
And you should sew your lips shut! :lol:
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RefugeesPride78 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
looking very great my friend.
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Thanks buddy!
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RefugeesPride78 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
np bud!
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MahouKiyoraka Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the textures. They look awesome :)
The thing that really gets me, though, is the colors. They really look amazing. You're great with choosing the right colors for the right places. And everything fits together so well. Amazing job!
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Well, thank you dear. Okay, you do traditional work and that makes it a little difficult to correct errors, especially with colors... Digital work is far more forgiving. You don't like a color and once you've learned the technique, you simply changed it or adjust it. As to the texture, that's principally why I've switched to doing my doodling in the computer, with Painter and the Wacom. Texture is only limited to your imagination. For example, the hair on the work was applied using a "fiber" brush. After that I kinked up the fibers with a distort brush and then applied lighting effect from a certain angle to give the shadow and highlights. (I did not like the original hair I painted 'cause it looked too flat and with watercolors you just can't change from dark to light--that I know of) As to the colors, I set up my palettes beforehand so I can control the overall feel. It's really quite simple once you get the hang of it. Thanks again for commenting and favoring.
:hug:
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MahouKiyoraka Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool :)
I'd love to try digital art, but I have no way to start x.x
You're very welcome though!
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Okay, but you are using a computer...Adobe allows you a 30-day trial of it's Photoshop product and same thing with Corel Painter. What have you got to lose? You could take all that line art stuff you've done, like the latest piece, the Black Butler, and really go to town with it, adding colors and textures to your heart's content.
G'luck again!
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MahouKiyoraka Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm... that's a good idea. Maybe I'll do it during winter vacation :) Thanks so much!
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ItsuChi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
wow!!!!!
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
:blush:
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jocatbai Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
that's pretty cool, I love it! =D
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meriant Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Perfect!
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Thanks, Meriant. Well, trying to make the best out of a work that had gone awry. It was good to hear from you! :rose:
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meriant Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: :heart:
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Merira Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
amazing! I love your work!
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Thanks for your kind comment.




Ah, those flies, indeed they are mistaken, besides, I am not hungry. :lol:
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danevilparker Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great stuff, love the texture and rough colours!
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Thanks!
:salute:
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tehcollar Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
ah :D
i like this very much!
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Ochichi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Thank you so much for your kind comment! :salute:
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