Friday, October 12, 2012

Il sont les gardiens des pruniers épineux


Strange things can happen in our life. Just a few weeks after moving to Sweden, one of my Swedish neighbors lent me a French version of the gorgeous book Faeries by Alan Lee and Brian Froud, which I used to read again and again (in Italian) when I was a child. 
Not only it was a huge surprise to find it here, but it also gave me some inspiration for a new watercolour, maybe a bit more complex than my usual ones.



Useful tip: take a few minutes to sketch a quick colour scheme, in order to try a few options before moving to the real drawing (I had to learn this the hard way in the past)  : ) 



Tryin' to stay close to the project.. ; ) 




And here's the final result. Hope you will like it! : )





54 comments:

  1. Cara Mijbil sono felice di dirti che hai vinto un premio...Goditelo!!!
    Rosi

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  2. bellissimo acquarello bravissima!kiss!

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  3. Hello Mijbil,
    It is absolutley beautiful. I have no technique when it comes to watercolors, so to see such wonderful accurate work really impresses me. You really did a fantastic job.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. You are way too kind, as always :) Thank you so much for your lovely words!

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  4. Beautiful watercolor! You are a very talented girl! Everything you do is just precious.
    Hugs, Drora

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  5. We have that very same Fairies book & it is a wonderful book but your work is absolutely stunning Mijbil! I just love the beautiful colours & (I agree with Drora) you are so very talented!
    Exquisite work! x

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    1. Thank you so much Helen! And I totally agree, it's an amazing timeless book!

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  6. Like it? Like it? It is stunning water color work, mijbil!
    Have a very nice weekend. Greetings, Ilona

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    1. Thank you so much Ilona, you are so kind! :)

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  7. Wow your watercolour is gorgeous. I admire your wonderful talent. You seem to be settling and enjoying Sweden :)
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Sweden is a wonderful place to live, indeed. Thank you for stopping by :)

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  8. this is SO wonderful. I love your colors, your fairies, the simple background and the detailed art. Magic! Thanks for your tip with colors too.

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    1. Many thanks for your nice message :) I am happy that you like my little fairies! :)

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  9. Bravissima!!! mi piacciono queste fate e folletti!
    Baci Lieta

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  10. Fantastic!! I love the picture.
    Great work.
    Greetings
    Melanie

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  11. Bellissimi!!!! Bacetti from Italy....JERRY

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    1. Grazie! Ricambio i baci dalla Svezia!

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  12. Wow... grazie per essere passata dal mio blog, così ho potuto scoprire il tuo... stupendo!
    Divento subito tua follower! Piacere di conoscerti!
    serena

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  13. mi piace molto il tuo blog, complimentiLory

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  14. Linda pintura! parabéns e felicidades. Beijos em teu coração.

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  15. I have to say Mijbil, I'm in love with your painting. It's so so beautiful, it's just perfect. Real talent :)

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  16. ¡Me encanta esta acuarela!

    Tiene algo de mágico.

    Enhorabuena por este buen trabajo.

    Un abrazo.

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  17. interessantissimo il tuo blog,mi sono unita cosi non perdo il contatto!spero ti faccia piacere e se vuoi passa da me ti aspetto, ciao! http://ledeliziedivanna.blogspot.it

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  18. Bellissimo disegno e bel blog....questo è il mio:http://noxcreare.blogspot.it

    creo accessori e altro..
    Ciao ciao
    Noemi

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  19. Oh, this is beautiful!! I love seeing how it all comes together :)

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  20. La acuarela no es una técnica fácil y tu lograste un trabajo presioso.

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    1. Gracias Maria (but I still need to learn a lot!)

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  21. Veramente bello! Si rimane a bocca aperta! Mi piace molto anche l'atmosfera e la scelta dei colori.

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  22. Grazie mille Pia, sei gentilissima! :)

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  23. thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
    i have to say, i could not love this painting any more! and i also have that book, i can see the inspiration in there. lovely work.

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  24. thank you so much Sylvï! :) btw, we almost share the same name! :D

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  25. Ciao tesorina, grazie per aver pensato di partecipare al linky con questo magnifico acquerello. Anch'io amo dipingere e mi hai fatto venire voglia di riprendere i pennelli che per qualche motivo ho snobbato nelle ultime 2 o 3 settimane...

    Grazie anche per il consiglio di fare una prova dei colori prima di agire sull'originale.

    Volevo chiederti se fosse possibile aggiungere un link al linky party nel post o nella colonna laterale. Come hai visto, ho anche creato un grab my banner dal quale basta solo copiare il codice html.

    Ti ringrazio in anticipo. alex

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  26. Che bello questo acquarello! Il soggetto poi è tra i miei preferiti

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