Art by Gabrielle Rose. I live in Oakland, CA. Watercolor and ink are my favorite media. Get in touch at hello@drawgabbydraw.com.

Noxious colors. I actually feel kind of gross when I look at this.

Watercolor, colored pencil, ink on hot-pressed paper. Easier to see at this post’s permalink.

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"Geometric Boobs" by Vanessa Gong. I want these all over my house and my clothes. She also has some cool drawings on her blog.
vanessagong:

To welcome 2013! I was working hard to wrap up 2000+ Geometric Boobs. Happens to be surprise from every perspective.   

"Geometric Boobs" by Vanessa Gong. I want these all over my house and my clothes. She also has some cool drawings on her blog.

vanessagong:

To welcome 2013! I was working hard to wrap up 2000+ Geometric Boobs. Happens to be surprise from every perspective.   

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Gab Collab is back for 2013! I hope you’ll make something with me.
gabcollab:

And we’re back on schedule! Here’s this week’s collaboration. Add to (or subtract from!) it, then submit it here. Tell your friends; the more the merrier!

Gab Collab is back for 2013! I hope you’ll make something with me.

gabcollab:

And we’re back on schedule! Here’s this week’s collaboration. Add to (or subtract from!) it, then submit it here. Tell your friends; the more the merrier!

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This print is 30% OFF in my shop! Print sale continues this week at drawGabbydraw.goodsie.com! Thanks to everyone who’s gotten something already. Feels good to clean house!

This print is 30% OFF in my shop! Print sale continues this week at drawGabbydraw.goodsie.com! Thanks to everyone who’s gotten something already. Feels good to clean house!

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The Smiling Spider (1891) by Odilon Redon is the most delightful lithograph I’ve come across in a while. What do you think?

The Smiling Spider (1891) by Odilon Redon is the most delightful lithograph I’ve come across in a while. What do you think?

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supersonicelectronic:


So Youn Lee.
Work by So Youn Lee for Spoke Art’s “The Moleskine Project II,” on display until December 29th at Spoke Art in San Francisco, California.

This is a great show, you guys! If you live near San Francisco make time to see it.

supersonicelectronic:

So Youn Lee.

Work by So Youn Lee for Spoke Art’sThe Moleskine Project II,” on display until December 29th at Spoke Art in San Francisco, California.

This is a great show, you guys! If you live near San Francisco make time to see it.

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Just a couple!
secousses asked you: What brush sizes do you use most when you’re painting?
I use three brushes for most paintings: a very tiny one for detail; a slender medium-sized one; and a larger round one. Here’s a picture of my brushes.
 
miichoufm asked you: I absolutely love your art, watercolor is my favorite medium. I’d just like to ask if you could give me some tips so that I can get better at it.
toyotacarolla asked you: Youre so good at watercolors! how do you do it? ive been trying to learn how to watercolor but i still need to work on it haha.
 
Here is a gif with the short answer. Read on for a longer answer.
The best tip for getting better at anything is practice. Practice, mess up, practice more.  Try different techniques. Put pigment on wet paper, on dry paper. Use different sized brushes. Try ink instead of paint. I can’t cram everything I’ve learned from years of practice into a paragraph. (Most of my painting knowledge is contained in my muscles and is hard to verbalize.) Here is a great blog post about hard work versus talent and how practicing technique eventually internalizes it.
I can give you tips on materials, however. Paper is very important. Make sure you’re using watercolor paper because it’s thick enough to hold up to water.  I usually use watercolor blocks. (More info about my materials can be found on my about page.)

Also, a few people asked about the difference between hot- and cold-pressed watercolor paper. I’m saving it for a separate post so keep an eye out.

Just a couple!

secousses asked you: What brush sizes do you use most when you’re painting?

I use three brushes for most paintings: a very tiny one for detail; a slender medium-sized one; and a larger round one. Here’s a picture of my brushes.

 

miichoufm asked you: I absolutely love your art, watercolor is my favorite medium. I’d just like to ask if you could give me some tips so that I can get better at it.

toyotacarolla asked you: Youre so good at watercolors! how do you do it? ive been trying to learn how to watercolor but i still need to work on it haha.

 

Here is a gif with the short answer. Read on for a longer answer.

The best tip for getting better at anything is practice. Practice, mess up, practice more.  Try different techniques. Put pigment on wet paper, on dry paper. Use different sized brushes. Try ink instead of paint. I can’t cram everything I’ve learned from years of practice into a paragraph. (Most of my painting knowledge is contained in my muscles and is hard to verbalize.) Here is a great blog post about hard work versus talent and how practicing technique eventually internalizes it.

I can give you tips on materials, however. Paper is very important. Make sure you’re using watercolor paper because it’s thick enough to hold up to water.  I usually use watercolor blocks. (More info about my materials can be found on my about page.)


Also, a few people asked about the difference between hot- and cold-pressed watercolor paper. I’m saving it for a separate post so keep an eye out.

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I love these forever.

jacobvanloon:

Flora/Fauna | Jacob van Loon | 2011

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Always something good at Spoke Art in San Francisco! I’m looking forward to this exhibit in particular and seeing this piece by Craww in person.
crawwstuff:

My piece for The Moleskine Project at Spoke Art in December. So excited to be part of the show!

Always something good at Spoke Art in San Francisco! I’m looking forward to this exhibit in particular and seeing this piece by Craww in person.

crawwstuff:

My piece for The Moleskine Project at Spoke Art in December. So excited to be part of the show!

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A painting by Audrey Pongracz, which I found browsing the artists on tumblr tag.
audreypongracz:

“The Structured Flame” 24x36 - oil on canvas
one of my pieces for “Splinters & Paper Cuts. Opens tomorrow.

A painting by Audrey Pongracz, which I found browsing the artists on tumblr tag.

audreypongracz:

“The Structured Flame” 24x36 - oil on canvas

one of my pieces for “Splinters & Paper Cuts. Opens tomorrow.

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By Julie Evans. Obviously I love this.

By Julie Evans. Obviously I love this.

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Dream-like work by Henrik Uldalen.

Dream-like work by Henrik Uldalen.

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gabcollab:

Chloé 
http://lescroquisdechloe.blogspot.fr/

Something from this week’s Gab Collab that I really like. You can contribute, too! And as you can see from the above submission you don’t even have to use tumblr.

gabcollab:

Chloé 

http://lescroquisdechloe.blogspot.fr/

Something from this week’s Gab Collab that I really like. You can contribute, too! And as you can see from the above submission you don’t even have to use tumblr.

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This original is for sale, too! All original pieces that I have on sale can be found in the Original Art section of my shop, which is at drawGabbydraw.goodsie.com. The piles of drawings are taking over my small apartment, so I’m putting several originals up for sale on an ongoing basis.

This original is for sale, too! All original pieces that I have on sale can be found in the Original Art section of my shop, which is at drawGabbydraw.goodsie.com. The piles of drawings are taking over my small apartment, so I’m putting several originals up for sale on an ongoing basis.

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