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I have nothing to post so story!

Solisi painted in quickly with ok paper and rushing (this isn’t recent!) you also can also see the pigment colors lol.
Those who know you wonder
if you hate them. If you
Hated yourself completely.
Where was your autonomy?
Born to look kissed by the sun,
Your skin looked soft. Delicate.
You were afraid, but you felt your
Family always had your back…

Yet, you turned away. Not out of hate. Not out of embarrassment.
You turned for passion and for
people to enjoy that passion.

They changed your shell which your soul remained and tried to change your insides—impossible.
You, sun baby, are strong even when you turned to the sun.
Now there’s two of you.
Two souls fighting to stay consciousness.
One, a sun baby—the other, the courageous sun.

You are not twins, nor opposites,
together as one.
One made by their creator—Nini and the other created by the servants of Bamy.
Be not confused, be not scared.
You live now in complexity.
As the complex, courageous sun baby.

I’ll post about this character when I draw the other ones. He’s a celebrity actor and not a main and some of the main characters enjoy the movies he’s in.

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Hi, hi!

So, currently I’ve made three paints so far with the new pigments that I have.

PG7 (Maimeri with ox gall is on the top left, the Schminke gum Arabic is on the top right, and the bottom is QOR.)
Top: Maimeri honey-based medium, Schminke Gum Arabic, and Schminke ox gall. Bottom: QOR watercolor medium and QOR synthetic ox gall.

So, I didn’t expect PG7 or phthalo green to come out looking textured…but things surprise me everyday. I used two different mediums. I used the QOR watercolor medium and synthetic ox gall and I also used Maimeri honey-based medium and the Schminke Gum Arabic and ox gall. The difference mostly is in the gum arabics. QOR clumped all the particles together (flocculation) and Schminke held the particles together and didn’t clump.

However, I believe the QOR watercolor medium is easier—for me, this isn’t a recommendation—to paint with with water. But the Schminke Gum Arabic is nice for applying on wet patches. The ox galls were exactly as mentioned in the previous post.

As for the pigment…whew it was annoying. The ox gall varieties made it nice and wet..but the particles are very fine particles, which cause it to stain. The pigment was irritating to mull (because it would move and shoot) and even worse to clean up. I knew what I was getting into, however, it’s one of my favorite pigment colors due to its vibrancy! 😩

Brown color (PR101, PBr24, PY150, PO20) and PG50

Now, for the brown color, I was trying to make something like a Quinacridone Gold, just because. It didn’t work, but I had fun. The other is cobalt green! It’s pretty and it looks very low staining, but it’s still gorgeous. The brown color with Schminke Gum Arabic and synthetic ox gall and the green is both Qor.

Dried palette

Here’s how the colors came out on the palette. I believe I added too much gum Arabic or that the honey medium prevents the paint from cracking. Fortunately, it’s still useable.

Rewetted watercolor

The colors are absolutely beautiful when rewetted from the palette. I love them.

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New Pigments and mediums haul

HI! I’m very happy to show you the pigments I bought. I’m trying to learn how to make watercolors, so I also bought some mediums from various brands.

There was no special idea why I bought the pigments. I also didn’t buy them to copy the masters. I bought many of them because I wanted to know how handmade paints can be made or if certain pigments have textures that I didn’t know because they’re manufactured. I will be trying some more later on.

I like a more scientific approach to doing some stuff and I like to have fun when I do it and I would love to have y’all see along the way. 🙂

The previous binder and ox gall did as they were known to do. They caused the pigment to shoot across the water (the binder) and sometimes would push other colors away (synthetic ox gall) as if it was alcohol or salt. It was fascinating to watch, but adding to much synthetic ox gall would coagulate with the honey I added and stick to the top.

Sounds bad now, but I didn’t properly measure out quantities instead measured with drops. 2-3 drops of each or the paint would get liquidy and disgusting. I really thought I was going to be okay with the texture of honey but honestly, I’m not sure…

Anyway, I will be updating about this, especially when I make watercolors out of them.

BTW: If I link a product, it’s because I want to reference it, but I do not have an affiliate link. I get nothing.