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The Love and The Fear of Sir Gawain by KaiCarpenter The Love and The Fear of Sir Gawain by KaiCarpenter

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BrujaBear Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this pic serves as justice to the great sir gawain! You're color values are amazing, its lovely to see gouache in use!
DowntotheRootStudio Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Tontoma Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
my teacher once told me its hard to make a painting with dominating red color (cause of depth problems ) but your work is amazing.
Also like the atmosphere of your work always mystery and magic
Artsend Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Whisperdark Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know this story and I quite enjoy it, well done on the concept I quite like it.
artofjaguar Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Walking in fire. That hurts. This is cool ('''')
DoctorLibrarian Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, I love Arthurian mythology! Which interpretation of Gawain are you evoking here? He seems more classical than Malory's bloodthirsty Gawain. Chretien de Troyes?
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Colors, textures, details--all are amazing! :heart:
Gabbanoche Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!
AngHuiQing Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student General Artist
WOW, what really surprised me is that this is traditional. I really thought it was digital at first. I really really love the textures, and the colours are so pretty.
lastbluemaze Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I LOVE your paintings. In fact, I printed one to put on my bedroom wall. I'm in an art college and today was my first real experience with gouache -Ijustcantitdriesoffsofastandmixingcolorsisabitch!!!#@$!$%. I'm more used to digital. I must say after today my respect for your work grew a lot! Keep it up.
KahlanAmnell123 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
So I am not familiar with paints and on most of your pictures you just wrote gouche in the corner, I was like what the hell ok I HAVE to know what the hell gouche is...

by the way its beautiful, could you explain the story or do you like leaving it up to the viewer?
Astralkidx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a gouache master.......
dana-redde Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GOUACHE?! Sweet jesus this is beautiful!
DrDavisTCE Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Wow! Very eye catching!
Demedesign Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
your color palate is truly astounding.
mingo95 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work, congratulation :D
Ratula Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your painting skills are awesome how long did it take you to get that good :-)
EkinBeser Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
dhaynes Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is gorgeous, and terrifying
allanjefferson666 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Awww this is so beautiful. ♥ I adore the colors!
ChristianNauck Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
So amazing. Would love to see your process.
ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
I've included this wonderful piece in my journal feature here: [link] . :heart:
IronOxide Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Boom! Favorited!
Your skills are stellar. I would pay to watch you paint. Would you please setup a camera and edit it for time-lapse speed so we can view your process? No one will ever be able to duplicate you, but a general insight into your movements would be an education in itself. Help us!
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Haha thanks! You know, I've tried, and I'm just woefully un-tech savvy...but I am planning another attempt soon. I'll post it when I do, for sure. Hearing from you is encouraging me to give it another go!
BabylonSabby Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my God, this is traditional? It's amazing! The colors are so bright and the over all contrast of the piece makes it seem like it was done entirely in Photoshop. You must have...went in there and brightened up the painting at least and if so, that's not a bad thing. I...I don't know what you did, but wow. This doesn't look like a traditional work to me at all. Traditional paintings have a certain quality about them that's very different from digital paintings and this...has the digital quality to it, even though you can see brush strokes everywhere.
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Great comments! Yeah, gouache needs a little level adjustment to bring it into digital, but once that's done, its colors can be every bit as bright! I think it's important to strive to have any medium compete digitally nowadays, in this computer-dominated age!
ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
The colours are phenomenal. Gorgeous! :clap:
staclouica Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Imaginatik Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing! =D
GlitteryChibifier Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh my gosh! This is truly STUNNING! I've recently gotten into gouache, but have only used it for under paintings. I might have to sit down and try a solid piece just using gouache. (: Any tips??
You're fantastic!! I need to check out the rest of your gallery
ToefieldIllustration Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like your sense of color here. Your work here looks very painterly(impressionist) while at the same time still very representational.
ElysianImagery Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for proving that you can do something THIS VIBRANT and well lit with TRADITIONAL media! I can't tell you how much this made my day. What a gorgeous piece!
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Awesome!!! That's the best reaction one can hope for.
MercilessInk Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Whoa, I don't think I've ever seen gouache used like this before, wonderful painting! :D
rice-chex Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous! The colors are so intense, and I love the paint strokes
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Great - thanks a lot!
pulchridude Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looked digital! my traditional work always looks dull O_O
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
value, value, value! Contrast is key! Thanks for looking!
pulchridude Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha, thanks, will try! any thoughts on gouache vs watercolor?
is gouache generally more vibrant?
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
gouache is just the opaque one - I like to mix some watercolor in every now and then to kick up the color though, because watercolor pigment is a little more vibrant - but most of the paintings you see here are just gouache. With watercolor, its just going to be much thinner, and you'll be using the white of the paper more
fivekopecks Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Never liked gouache, really. But this is amazing! :omfg:
Valiciti Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Beautiful colors and contrast :)
duastre Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, this is amazing for gouache! May I ask what brand you used, and also the size of the painting? This seriously looks brilliant, the brush strokes had me believing it was oil!
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Great! Yeah its about 13 inches across and I'm using Winsor Newton. Thanks!
duastre Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow... that is amazing for such a small piece!! Its wonderful to see people using such an underloved medium (I only used it for color theory) :)
dlnancarrow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Thank you for letting us feature your Amazing work! :iconfantasyfans101::iconshuffelinplz:
Kanthesis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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