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Random Watercolors +practice+ by genaminna Random Watercolors +practice+ by genaminna
It's actually watercolors+ colored pencils, but it wouldn't fit in the title. Plus, it's mostly WC's anyway.

Sooo... I almost put no comments, but I wanted to ask a question (if you felt like answering).

What do you think love is, if you think you know?

I don't believe that Friendship + Sex= Love

That's like a, "We get along, and you're so nice so maybe we could have fun screwing around too?"
Maybe I'm being too cynical? :m

But it IS Valentine's Day. lol :3 XD
Oops, I mean, "Corporate Love Day" :V

Yes, I am being cynical. XDD

Some of these are a few/couple of months old.
The top right and bottom one's weren't completely done yet, but I really lost the drive to finish working on them, so they're 'done' to me now :V Top-left: Teri (I don't really like that one, but hey, it's practice). Top-right: Orieal (you don't know her). Bottom: Shakaria (you don't know her either) :XD: (<-- I like this one the best, I think)

To quote Nana Komatsu: "I wish you could just BUY one." [a boyfriend] XDD
Oh, yes :heart: XDD

Happy V-day to you! :aww: ^^ XDD
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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Angel2012 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
This looks very good Gena, love the detail and bright colors:D :D :D :D :D :D !!!!!!!!!!
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genaminna Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! :D :D
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dragonzmoon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
Very beautiful work! :heart:
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IijumiSoukai Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
The part with Teri looks awesome and Shakaria looks good too. Orieal's ears scare me, but I love every color scheme.


And to answer your question...

Friendship + sex =/= love.

Sex should be the physical aspect of the bond that is love, but friendship is a part of it.
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kika1983 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
very expresive colouring:)
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genaminna Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
glad you think so :) thanks~
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Vravage Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Wow, no practice but near-masterpiece!
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ChickenFingers Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
I think love is a feeling that you are really interested in that person's well-being and interests, as if they were you yourself. You just...wouldn't want to be with anyone else, because they make you feel the happiest. And I guess enjoying kissing this person isn't bad either ; ) lol
I'm all for romantic love, but I get annoyed that some people feel it's a necessity for all human beings in order to be happy. My uncle's been a bachelor all his life and he's a happy guy : 0 Not everyone needs a certain someone, because maybe they're satisfied with another kind of love or they find affection in being sociable rather than stapling around.
I always celebrate Valentine's Day with my family- It's one of my favorite holidays, even though we don't do much for the occasion. It's just a very tangible way of saying, "let's put aside our daily differences and let each other know that we still love each other". I don't even have to get anything to feel the looove : m
I love the painting on the top right! Such an adoreable girl, and the colors are so..sigh *_* smooth
Your ability with watercolors really comes out in that one, especially with the hair and the clothing.
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KyonPyon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I think that love is where you can't live without that other person. :)

I'm really one of those people that doesn't tell someone I love them unless I mean it. My boyfriend and I like eachother a lot, but it's too early for us, at two months, to say that to eachother. But we're growing, and that's important. :)
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap! Those colors are amazing. :wow::clap::+favlove: Gah, it's like we're secretly attached in the brain or something- I was just watercoloring the other day too! Freaky...:paranoid: :giggle:

Love, hm...(I won't pretend to know about the romantic crap, but...) I think love is when you care about someone so much that you only try to do what's best for them. (I guess it's not really something you put down in writing. ^^; lol) Valentine's Day is pretty meaningless, though. It's just a commercial holiday, lol. I mean, if you really love someone, then why not do special things for them EVERY day instead of just a few days a year? But heck, I'm not complaining...I like candy. And flowers. And stuffed animals. :D And it's not like the economy's complaining either. :lol:
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, I guess not. But alas~
XD
Yeah, I think it is something hard to put in writing ^^; hm, so do you think the romance kind is the same thing or different from 'normal' love? or is it just that and something else? (lol, I know you said you didn't know, but, I'm just asking ^^; lol)
thank you btw ^__^ :hug: yay, watercolors are actually fun! (once you/we stop being afraid of them! lol) :giggle: :heart: ^.^
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :hug: :)
I suppose it is a bit different. You're trusting someone enough to show your true self, willing to put your heart in their hands. Trust is the big thing... xD But yeah, romantic love is just more affection with a stronger bond. :nod: (Or at least that's the vibe I get from it. ^^;)
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princessmarina Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Its really beautiful O____O
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:happycry: thanks a lot! I'm glad you like it~ :D :D :glomp:
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princessmarina Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
:hug: Of course ^.^ :blowkiss:
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Yoshi23 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
OMG your watercolor/coloured pencil techniques are AmAzInG!!!!!!!!!!!!:faint:

i REALLY love the bottom image. it's very serene, the perspective is gorgeous, and the colors bring out the emotion. ....i almost cried T_T hahahah :giggle:

btw, Orieal looks like a very interesting character. i really love her hairstyle!! so unique ^_^
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
hehehe, thanks so much~ :giggle:
Orieal's hair's a little different once she's older, but that's off-topic and a different story, lol~(literally ^^;)
XDD
*stupid joke* LOL

anyways, thank you!! :glomp::hug::love:
lol, don't cry tho! ^^; I'll feel bad, lol~ ;D :hug::heart: ^_^
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Yoshi23 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
hahaah that's a knee-slapper :rofl: haha j/k :XD: :hug:

:laughing: hahaa don't feel bad, that's a good thing :XD: :happycry:
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Goten-Rockz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Awesome work. I envy you skill with colour. It looks so bright and cheery!
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe ^_^;
thanks :hug:
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Goten-Rockz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
No problem pet :D
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:petting: lol (I had to) ^^
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TeraSiren Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Aww so cute! *gasp*WAIT! I REMEBER WHERE I RECOGNIZE YOUR STILE FROM! The same style of drawing charicters is used in the story the 'dark cristal'. I THINK that is what its cald. I remember it from when I was 5....4 ish.

AAAAaaannnnny way, it is awesome. Keep up the good work
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
ohhh, thanks ^^ you mean the muppets kind of dark crystal? I barely remember that movie, lol ^^ anyway, I appreciate it, nonetheless ^_^ :hug:
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Velasa Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008   Traditional Artist
Actally I like the top right one the best. Course, she reminds me a little of my girl Satou (not in a bad way, but she's a little girl with white-green hair and big blue eyes), but mainly I just love that slightly brown definition line running through her hair, it looks so nice with the colors and the braids. I kinda wanna try to do something like that- just not in watercolors because they hate me.

Enough rambling. You asked a question? It depends on the kind of love becuse that varries deeply between relationships. As for romantic love, I'm an an awkward place to explain it because I've never had it returned. So I don't think I really know it too well.
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Padzi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Gena, you have a HUGE talent. I just love to watch on your drawings of women in your own style. ;)
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks: :3 thanks, babes, that means a lot to me~ X33 :heart::heart: ; D
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AmyGuardia Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Professional Filmographer
love hmm, it's COMPLICATED yesh!! O.o sex isnt love , thats LUST! o.o hmmm i think that's all i know bout love ^^ it's very creative of u to add colors with watercolors since they both blend well together.The background atmosphere ish very nice too. what can i say? It's a beautiful and colourful ART ^____^ a super glomp to ya :glomp: hppy v-day
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
hehehe, thanks a lot, hon :glomp::hug: (eventho I am late ^^; le sigh)

yeah, sex is lust >.> but I don't know how essential it is to 'romantic love', when comparing it to 'familial' or the 'friendship' kind of love, which doesn't have that part, but is still 'love'. :U :U I'm so conflicted, lol. ^^;

I only (I think) just started using them together after trying to figure out how the Hey Arnold! artists did their backgrounds in the cartoons, lmao ^^; (and it looked like colored pencils/watercolors to me, or acrylic, but that's a different off-topic storie) :giggle: thanks again~ :hug: ^_^ :blowkiss:
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wolfsgirl Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Aaww, cute :heart:

Looks really good :3
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you dear X33~! :hug::hug:
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Jennoasis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
I like colors :XD:
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
lols, that's good XDD
:hug: ;)
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Jennoasis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
LOL.
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BekaDavisStudios Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous work... I've yet to meet your equal.

If I were 5 years old I would tell you, "Love is when my big brother Ben never ever hits my little brother no matter how many times Jon breaks Ben's toys or hurts him."

If I were 7 years old I would tell you, "Love is when my mommy always says she's proud of my Daddy, no matter how many times he comes home after being fired from work."

If I were 13 years old I would say, "Love is how my Daddy is always happy to come home from work to see us, even when all of our foster babies and little siblings are screaming and Mommy is too tired to move and the older kids are fighting."

If I were 18 years old I would tell you, "Love is NOT having a secret crush for 10 years."

Now at age 21 I would tell you, "Love is when I visited my grandma for the last time, before I moved away to college. She was dying of cancer and I knew she wouldn't be around to see me in the fall. She had been mentally sick all her life and abused my mom, aunt, uncle, and many foster kids. Her medication kept her under control now, but she still had days where it was hard to look past her mental illnesses. I brought her some Neko Wafers and we talked and laughed while she laid in her hospital bed. When it was time to say goodbye, perhaps until we see each other on the other side, I gave her a hug and I felt her hang on tight to me. I let go, but held on to her hand. I looked at her face, and I suddenly sobbed uncontrollably. I buried my face into her blanket and kissed her hand, getting it soaked in my tears. Love is how I loved my grandma, and how she loved me, even when there was such a horrible mental illness keeping us from getting to really know each other."
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
that just made me cry (the first time I read it; I read it more than once... :blush: ) I couldn't say anything at first, sorry. ^^; I just kinda sat there in thought~...

I understand that kind of love. That's really nice.
Thanks for typing all of that out. This is going to sound stupid, lol, but at first I thought it was something like a chain letter
you get in e-mails because it sounded so poetic XD~ that's not in a bad way, lol. :hug:

*sigh* :happycry:
:hug:

(I'm not sure how that kind of love translates into romantic love, or if it is something different, altogether) hm : |

anyways, thank you for liking the art too :hug: lol, there are a lot more people that're more skilled than me, hon, lol (well, imo) :hug: but thanks :3 :thanks: ^__^

all of those kinds of 'loves' you describe still seem like love to me, hehe. but I guess it's just different ';parts' of love? (maybe?) :0
I'm so confused XD
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BekaDavisStudios Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh woops, it totally makes sense that you'd be asking for more of a romantic description of love with it being so close to V-Day and all, sorry. ^^; I don't have a romantic bone in my body so go figure I wouldn't even mention romance once while giving my description of love. :XD:

I think love has too many forms and levels to just have one description.
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
*parts ^^;
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JoeyTheMostAwesome Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, they all look so pretty :3

I still wanna wish you a happy (however many hours are left) Valentine's day, because I loves you. :hug:
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
lmaos, and I am late, but all the same to you too lol :hug: ^^
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
aw this is so bright and vibrant gena, i love little miss blue eye's (cus i don't know her name...confused easy by names in descriptions XD)

:love: beautiful , and to me it does look finished, what else is there to o =. /

1st background look like a dream like state
2nd a field of flowers is my fav^^
this makes me feel so happy, as it has a nice lot of green in it^^
naw i love this to much
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe, I meant to color the flowers some more (on the top-right one) and do more to the bg on the bottom one, but it's okay :giggle:
thanks a lot, hun :hug: -^__^-
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
aw wells :hug:
i like as is^^
welcome ever mucherlzz
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xNeshax Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Your artwork always astounds me. I'm wondering why your art never made the front page, considering all the talk about it.

But what's love? Well, I could be here all night giving an explaination, but I DO have to get some sleep before I have to get up and go to work.

But I will say this:

I DON'T believe love should be celebrated one day throughout the year on a cheap "Corporate Love Holiday".
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
oh, yess... :0
so glad you agree, heheh ^^;

yeah, it seems that explaining love is kind of complicated...:0 or rather, just not so *quickly* answered? ^^; lol...^^;

I don't care for the 'front page', lmao. It's just a beauty contest. The LAST reason I wanna do art is for the ';popularity'.
I should do a deviation about that; thanks for the idea~
:hug: ^^
and thanks too! : D~
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xNeshax Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Well, when I have the time (when I get off work tomorrow morning I'll gladly answer it...based on my experiences with love since I've been in love twice).

As far as the "popularity contest" on this site, the way that already popular artists are acting is DISGUSTING!!! Whenever they submit a devation, they already KNOW that over 1,000 people are going to fave it! But they get mad because someone submitted an icon with a stick figure humping a "Your Mama" and it made the front page? WTF? (But they refuse to admit that if THEY were the one's to submit that devation, just as many people would've faved it!)

They said that the Your Mama icon received more than 4,000 faves (probably mad because their artwork for the day only received 3,999), so all the popular artists grouped together and had that person banned! (Claiming that it was because the icon was stolen! I don't even believe that!)

What happened to art being an expression of oneself? What happened to art being fun? It seems nowadays it's only about being on the front page! Most of these artists are just like you said, merely copying the orginal creator's style to make their art look "pretty".

Now all the popular artists have grouped together again to sign a petition to get the new system changed back itno the old one, since the new system allows for "unpopular" artists to have their deviation featured on the front page.

They're such hypocrites!

First they claim that they create art (copy Toriyama, Kishimoto, and Kubo's styles) for fun and it's not about popularity, but when their popularity is THREATENED, they get mad and pull this crap?

I don't get it.
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:0 hypocrites, indeed... well, I guess I can see why they think it's unfair now, because they weren't the ones being deprived of attention, lol. There was a system they could 'count on' to get their works displayed. But w/e, this is making them seem like backstabbers to their fans, so let them be :p...
as for the love thing, okai, :) well whenever you get around to it. ^^...
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
*thanks too for the comment on my art, loll
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SRHtheHedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
GASP! IT'S BEAUTIFUL! 8D
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