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well.. this is basically my first painting - ever. and it definitely shows :B (also the largest creation i've ever done - bigger than A2)
up till now i only did pencil and pastel drawings. somehow i think starting with the chinese style can't be exactly the easiest thing..
the rocks are weird.. and my hands were shaking when i painted the characters.. that unfortunately shows as well. they were totally steady while i was practicing but as soon as i switched to the real thing they decided to start dancing .. :roll:
but! i finished the thing, which is a wonder in itself! :) and it only took me 4 days to get the courage together to post it here :paranoid:

oh, i never took it as such but it turned out it was a commission too :faint:


the chinese characters are suppose to say "control your destiny"

ink on watercolor paper, 50 x 70 cm (19.7 27.8 in) - i think that's B2 format


(C) 4-jul-2012, Vida Hernaus - *weida34
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:iconmastertrevor:
MasterTrevor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am shocked that someone can still do old days chinese ink style!
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I so love Japanese style :) lately I joined postcrossing.com - a website for postcards exchange and it turns out I'm learning Japanese, Chinese and Russian alphabets because postcards arrive much faster when written in native alphabet :)
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NotablePhotography Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Great job...I love it twin! :glomp:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist
aww, twin, thanks so much!! :iconsqueezehugplz:
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OyTheBumbler Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i really like this..very nice :)
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist
thanks, Philip!! :)
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:iconandrekosslick:
andrekosslick Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are a master in far eastly inc drawing styl,Vida.
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist
thanks! :)
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TarcDnB Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love the Chinese writing, I don't know the language though, but it seems realistic :)
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist
thanks a lot! :)
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AndreSintenie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WooooW!! stunning, that is absolutely amazing, I love Chinese art :)
Totally wouldn't have thought it was your 1st painting unless you mentioned it, you have great control,
That scale is really impressive for a 1st painting!!!
Love your work :heart:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist
:blush: thanks so much, Andreas!
the size of this was a challenge alright, i had problems where to put things =P
i drew a grid for the characters which helped a great deal

thanks also for the watch! i appreciate it! :hug:
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AndreSintenie Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are more than welcome Vida :huggle:
i feel that you have many more great paintings in the making :dalove:
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Valentina-Remenar Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lej, lej... to je ta zadevca ki si jo risala. :la: Ja čist zakon... pa da je to tvoja prva slikca...
Črke si pa čist awesome naredla. Ful dobr :squee: :clap: Še moji seki se ne bi dal nč s čopičem
narest :giggle:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist
hvala, ej!! :glomp:
ja, črke bi ble še boljše, če ne bi mela treme in se mi ne bi roke tolk tresle :D

ja, kaj pa pol počne tvoja sekica? jo morš mal spomnt, d je tincek-marincek skupen account :nod:
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Valentina-Remenar Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hahaha...ni za kej :icondummydanceplz: :hug: Ja, hmm...ona pč riše v skicerko, če pa ne,
pol pa gleda TV, al filme, al pa igra igrce :la: :giggle:
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
well done... did you do the chinese characters? :w00t:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist
:cuddle: thanks!!
sure did, don't you see how wobbly they look :lmao:
good thing i drew a grid first or they'd be all over the place
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Ullises Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very beautiful in it's simplicity. I love it Vida!
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist
thanks, Nelson! :dance:
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Ullises Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Your welcome Vida! :happybounce:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its beautiful Vida. Great work !!
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist
thanks so much! :tighthug: :)
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John-Tansey Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
I would buy this. Vida, nice job! very creative thinking to do Chinese scroll type art, lots of interesting inspiration can come from a little research into these kind of art works, I hope you do another soon...
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist
thanks a lot, John! :)
this was a huge challenge, but at least i know now how to hold a brush .. i think :D
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WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Vee Son, この仕事は素晴らしいです。 私は、あなたが日本人〔日本語〕を書くことができることを知りませんでした。:hug:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist
errrr .. subtitles? :B
but i bet you've said something nice, right?? :threaten:
:giggle:
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WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hahaha translated: "this is great Vee, I didn't know you could write Japanese" =D
my what a big bat you have lol
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist
:lol: always prepared ;)

all i know is how to copy it :D
i've spent hours searching the web for a quote or a saying with a cool meaning
and it's chinese.. i think

thanks a lot for the fav, Jono! appreciate it :hug:
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WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hey cool =D
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done for a first time project, and ink isn't erasable so that makes it extra hard. :wow:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist
:hug: thanks so much for faving it too! means a lot :)
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're always welcome :iconblakelord:
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist
:glomp:
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LensLove78 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Photographer
Myself i really like it,the chinese characters means "destiny" i supose,right?
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist
thanks so much, Andrea! :huggle:
it means "control your destiny"
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LensLove78 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Then i love it more than before:):tighthug:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist
:aww: :iconsquishhugplz:
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LensLove78 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Haha,hugs Vida:)
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bluemysticart Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I tink you did a fantastic job, Vida! :eager: And especially for your first time! :wow: I am really impressed! :tighthug: And I have shaky hands too.. If I painted the characters, they would be be big zig zags :rofl:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist
:aww: thanks, Julie!! :hug:
i feel much better now :D
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bluemysticart Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
You're welcome Vida! :hug: Are you going to be doing any more painting or drawing soon? :eager: I'm getting bored with the portrait I'm working on. :shrug:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist
hope so! i've got plenty of ideas. and there's this series of old pencil sketches from years back that i wanna do in pastel and transfer to a bigger format. should really start working on that, the moment feels right. if i wait too long it'll pass :)
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bluemysticart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
That sounds so cool, Vida! You should definately sieze the moment on that! I keep saying I miss color but I invent every excuse to keep putting it off. We should motivate one another :plotting: Ok, sooooo... Whoever finishes first... :sprint: Sorry, I seem to have gotten a jump on ya there :mwahaha:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist
:O_o: hey, that's cheating! :iconveryshockedplz:
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bluemysticart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I know! :icongrin--plz: hahaha :rofl: Ok, I'll do a count down.... :eager: ..... One! ...... :#1:....... And two! :iconcheerplz: ..... Hurry Vidaaaaaa it's almost..... THREE!!! :sprint: (don't worry, I'm sitting on the sofa and will very likely stay here for a while because I'm tired and it's getting late) :giggle:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist
:lmao: you know, i think we may have the same problem.. do you by any chance have a degree in procrastination too? :B
just remembered.. i can do cheating as well :iconidea-plz:
i've got a pastel drawing lying somewhere about from about 2 years ago that's like half finished :D
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely Vida. so much better than I could do. I need to use a camera otherwise...........no. :D :love:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist
:lol: :glomp:

a camera ... or a stove/oven if i'm not mistaken ;)
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh yeah. I forgot about the cooking. I was only talking about art matters. I used to write too but that was a long time ago. :hug:
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