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Cephalopod for RevolutionSF's Ambergris contest. [link]

Yupo paper... you are very odd. An odd duck, Yupo.

I thought, "This is a quick contest thing... why not use this excuse to mess around with that Yupo pad I've had since 2005?" So the second iteration of Evan-on-Yupo-[non]Paper (One of the scrollquest elements had some yupo w/ colored pencil).

Watercolor over pencil on this crazy polymer sheet. You get some crazy water reticulation and mottling with this stuff. Wonder how alcohol would react with it...
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constancelea Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic use of watercolor, you chose a great color scheme. :) Lighting, especially underwater, is hard to pull off, so great job.
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
:clap: really nice work
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Season-5 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is incredible stuff.
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CaptainChibi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your amazing watercolour art has been featured here: [link] :la::iconheartbubbleplz:
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:iconevanjensen:
evanjensen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, that's amazing! Thank you.
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CaptainChibi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup:
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FictitiousEyes Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds like some fascinating mediums you used! Beautiful work.
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Quilsnap Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011   General Artist
very cool effect, sometimes its all about the paper
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:iconevanjensen:
evanjensen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, and yeah... this is some odd paper.
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:iconjellin:
Jellin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Love this :D I have quite the obsession with yupo-paper paintings lately.
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:iconevanjensen:
evanjensen Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It was my second go at it; the first was colored pencils. The paper doesn't LIKE water.
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:iconjellin:
Jellin Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Well its not so much that it doesn't "like it" Its supposed to have that particular look, considering its yupo.
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Kuriena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
This is so awesome! :D I love working on yupo
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:iconevanjensen:
evanjensen Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! This is really my first attempt in wet on yupo.
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Dianoncha Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Hey this is awesome
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:iconevanjensen:
evanjensen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Sadida25 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I was going to say the blue part of the background is a bit distracting, but considering you were working with such a new, tricky surface i'd say you did a super job! Love the concept and the way the light bulbs glow. Plus the expressiveness of the squid and the cool textures you got on it are great!!
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree, but as experiments go, I'd say it succeeded. : )

Thanks!
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Sadida25 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I'd say so too! :)
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Banvivirie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
If you look in the squid's eye, you can tell he's really VanGogh. Or maybe it's just me because it reminds me of Starry Night so much. Except with a squid on top.
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Don't think something I do should ever be compared to a Van Gogh, but that's beautiful to hear. : ) Most things are better with squid, however.
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kika1983 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
i really like the expressive colours :)
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:iconzouzoukini:
zouzoukini Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
perfect colors!!!!!! i loved the painting however i hate squids in general... xmmm
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:iconevanjensen:
evanjensen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
ha! what did they ever do to you?
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zouzoukini Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
...stupid story actually... i was collecting shells and i found a hole at the sea bottom, full of shells... so, i put my hand in and started picking up some shells... and then i see smt weird below... basically it was an octopus, but ok, whatever has tentacles is bad news for me.
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Once in Greece, we caught one on a frisbee under water and let it crawl around on our arms.
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zouzoukini Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
where exactly in greece???? i;m greek! :D ( But i still hate squids...i like eating them though!!! :P)
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Skopelos, actually.
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zouzoukini Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
that's great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:)
have a cruise to cyclades this summer! my favourite island is santorini though (the sunset is romantic ;) )
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd love to get back to Greece someday, but there's so much world to see!
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Noss91 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010   Traditional Artist
I got a sheet of this paper sent to me from a friend just recently! Haven't had the guts to try it out yet d:

But it does give some awesome effects! I wasn't even sure if this was watercolor or not... It's such a cute pic (:
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you.
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Noss91 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconinkyfish:
inkyfish Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Thats awesome, I really love the texture of this piece, and it really suits the subject matter being a watery environment.
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:iconevanjensen:
evanjensen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Appreciate that. It's a great medium to play with, though not sure how useful it would be when you had to do something very controlled.
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spacepilot7 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice.
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:iconevanjensen:
evanjensen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
; )
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GOTYCKI Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
wow! Super work!
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:iconevanjensen:
evanjensen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Bonestraw Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
I love this so much, I really find it beautiful!
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:iconevanjensen:
evanjensen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Bonestraw Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Np!
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SkellingtonC Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
I love this! The colors, textures, the personality that the squid has.
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:iconevanjensen:
evanjensen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
; )
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Sinister-Sweet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010   General Artist
Wow, this is so unique! I don't know what to say about it! :heart:
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That's good! ; )
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Giselle-M Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very nice work. Unique and very interesting to look at. The colors are mind blowing. Love it:D
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:iconevanjensen:
evanjensen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Grazie!
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Victoria-Poloniae Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010   General Artist
You're the master of colors!
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