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Digital Garden : 252

An experimented painting with watercolor paper called 'Canson Frontenay', I just wanted to test it doing simple painting But I've gone a bit too far.

You can view the painting process here.

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Here's my opinion for this paper, for anyone who havent tried this watercolor paper before, but wanted to read a review before purchasing.

Since I've been using Montval watercolor paper for quite a while, and I would say It's similar to Montval [They are both from Canson, But I feel like Frontenay's paper fiber is a bit 
more flaky, and feel harder to paint, Its surface is quite durable, even when I scrubbed it with eraser so many times.

And its surface is displayed as 'Rough' on the cover but it looks like semi-rough to me. [also pretty similar to Montval which has semi-rough surface]
and this paper has smooth surface on the back side. But I haven't tried using it yet.

I have some more new watercolor paper blocks sitting in a shelf waiting for me to write a review for you guys, but I also need time to try them all first. Dead (RIP) so busy.

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Tools:
Sennelier L'aquarelle french artists' watercolor
Holbein artists' watercolor
Holbein artists' gouache
ZIG brushables marker
colored pencil
300g Frontenay watercolor paper
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Thank you to iingo and cinyu for DD suggestion and feature, I appreciate it. 

 [ But isnt it better to help featuring those undiscovered deviants instead? I've got alot already :o ]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-06-26
Suggester said: "Digital Garden : 252 is a perfect example of amazing and imaginative art! I'm impressed how emperpep constructed this drawing to make it look digital, yet in traditional art. I love the colors and details as well."

Digital Garden : 252 by emperpep ( Suggested by iingo and Featured by cinyu )
:iconexplosion245:
Explosion245 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
the irony of doing a traditional piece and naming it "digital" :D
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:icontime-signature:
Time-Signature Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Bright and adorable :)
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:iconanimestalker111:
animestalker111 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Love it
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:iconhonto-ni:
honto-ni Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Nice.
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:iconblitzlynx:
BlitzLynx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so pretty!!
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:icongray-gunman:
Gray-Gunman Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
HOLY. SHIT. THAT IS TOO FUCKING CUTE
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:iconcheezit1x1:
Cheezit1x1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Cute!! >w<
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:iconlunadanae:
LunaDanae Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cute
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:iconmondoart:
MondoArt Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is watercolor??? omg amazing! love that you drew pixelated plants! :)
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:iconlorenavldz09:
lorenavldz09 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very gorgeous :iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconlandra15:
landra15 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute and pretty!!
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:icononjikun:
onjikun Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Like the pixel effect on all the plants. ;)
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:iconabbeynd:
AbbeyND Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so freaking amazing, it should've been made a Daily Deviation sooner!!
Great artwork!
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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:iconfranciscathedragon:
Franciscathedragon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It was so detailed that I just had to look at it!
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:iconfelipe400:
Felipe400 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconkaikosensei:
KaikoSensei Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This DD is so well deserved/////////<
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:iconsilverwoodfoxflame:
SilverwoodFoxflame Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Writer
Beautiful! 
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:iconyenni-vu:
Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
actually every piece of yours deserves a DD!! :la:
but it's really cool of you to wonder if it's better to feature undiscovered artists instead! :D
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:iconkitten-bubblepuff:
Kitten-Bubblepuff Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A well deserved DD! Beautiful picture! The colors are so bright and beautiful!
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:iconkitten-bubblepuff:
Kitten-Bubblepuff Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just realized I overused the word "beautiful". Sorry about that! It's just the best word to describe this! 
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:iconecimer:
ecimer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014   General Artist
Congrats on the DD!
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:iconjackiestarsister:
JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's so colorful and shiny! Beautiful work.
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:iconhohkalaama:
Hohkalaama Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Love your style!! :3 And congrats for the DD :D Amazing :D
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:iconiingo:
iingo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.  And yes. I totally agree about undiscovered being more featured. Keep up the amazing work
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:icontoxic-tacos:
Toxic-Tacos Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014   Digital Artist
she got like 10 DD!!
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:iconcaseydecker:
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This picture you've done looks very nice and cute. :D
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:iconatram95:
atram95 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconlaughbutts:
LaughButts Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
" But isnt it better to help featuring those undiscovered deviants instead? I've got alot already"
^ You're so aware! Thank you so much. I did not want to say anything mean, but I do feel that the DDs should also concentrate on finding the unpopular artist masterpieces too!

Either way, this is a great piece once again from you!
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:iconaristo-crat:
ARISTO-CRAT Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WAHT?!
YOU ARE CRAZY TALENTED
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:iconthe-kawaii-artist:
The-Kawaii-Artist Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
IS THIS TRADITIONAL MEDIA!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! :o
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:iconemperpep:
emperpep Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014   General Artist
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:iconthe-kawaii-artist:
The-Kawaii-Artist Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no way...YOU ARE SUPER CRAZY!!!!!!!!!! but in a good way.     Good Job Miss! Epic clap 
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:icongrace-zed:
Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww this is so cute~!!! :3 
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:iconhaven012:
Haven012 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute!
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:iconhannahmahna:
HannahMahna Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student
That's amazing! I agree with the suggester, I thought it was digital art!
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:iconkalhiki:
Kalhiki Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Cute! Love all the little faces. And the color! Great job.
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:iconsarosna:
Sarosna Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on the DD :) Amazing art as always. It says in the description that you usually use Montval paper? So you actually mean the Canson Montval cold-pressed paper that comes in bads with a blue cover? I'm asking because I'd love to find a relatively cheap watercolor paper to use but I've heard a lot of bad things about Canson Montval.
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:iconemperpep:
emperpep Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014   General Artist
I used 300g montval paper very often and I like it, It may be less superior to arches or higher tied watercolor papers but I think it's good enough to produce high quality painting.

If you are searching for cheap and good watercolor paper, I found 300g campap a very good choice.
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Sarosna Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Campap? Never heard of it tbh. Finland isn't known for it's wide selection of art supplies I'm afraid. They are selling Montval in a local department store so I'll give that a try. I have some Torchon version in my closet but the surface on that paper is a bit weird. I've been using Hahnemuhle Nostalgie so far but it's drawing paper and even if it's suitable for watercolor, it absorbs the moisture pretty fast.
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:iconemperpep:
emperpep Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2014   General Artist
I agree that montval torchon texture is abit weird, but regular montval paper is pretty good

Here are some samples of my artwork on 300g montval paper, they are pretty easy to use
The Rainbow Basin :245 by emperpep Vermilion Paradise : 246 by emperpep Merbunny Forest : 244 by emperpep Kiwi Island : 243 by emperpep

According to my opinion They are good enough to rival expensive paper like arches or fabriano artistico, but it might depends on your painting style as well.
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:iconsarosna:
Sarosna Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Allright. Thank you. You were very helpful :)
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:iconsaiyan4life:
Saiyan4life Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
This is so adorable. X3
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:iconwondlaxcviii:
WondLaXCVIII Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats on the well-deserved DD Llama Emoji-04 (Pretty) [V1]  there are so many things to look at on the picture~ 
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:iconsaaally:
Saaally Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
ALREADY ON MY FAVS SINCE LIKE EVER
very very well deserved, this is both wonderful in skill level, composition and creativity :heart:
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:icondaws3:
Daws3 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014   General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconsonicmasterhero:
SonicMasterHero Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
MAY. I. ENTER. YOUR. WORLD?
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