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Waiting by the Sea by mattwatier Waiting by the Sea by mattwatier
This is a larger version of the painting that is embedded in the page layout Milky Way which is part of the children's book I am developing called Secret Magcis of Maine
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bleedinggumspteter Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
I love your work it is so detailed. I wish I could paint like that. I can draw really well but when it comes to painting it just doesn't happen, have you any advice I could use?
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mattwatier Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I was hoping that I would figure out the best advice i have for painting, but thinking back on it this week I realize that when I started and for a long time I sucked at painting. I was a drawing kind of guy all through high school [link to my early work] and it wasn't until college that I started painting but even then it was junior year when I switch to digital painting and I really started to take off. But I think the biggest "ah ha" moment was switching from thinking about everything as an edge or line (with drawing) to a shape and tone with painting. Send me me a note and I will give you my person contact we can talk about this some more.
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bleedinggumspteter Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
yes that is exactly the way it is for me at the moment, when I paint I'm more trying to draw than paint and that ruins it ya know. I like digital paint too as it is right there for you 24/7 and you don't have to clear up afterwards. I can't wait for university as I think it will make me ten times better than I am if that makes sense.
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BlueBirdie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful work, all your new paintings are stunning, look forward to seeing the finished book of the secret magics of maine. (I've been so far from deviantart lately! Sorry I havent kept in touch!!)
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twixler Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
:love:
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Tuulikki Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
Hah. All day I've had one song stuck to my mind, about a woman who's waiting by the shore for her love who drowned in a storm, and then I come to DA and find this right away.

Anyway. It's a beautiful picture... I love the colors and the sea... and her dress. And... well, everything in it, I guess. :)
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mattwatier Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I hope you read the storypage that went with it.
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Tuulikki Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
Yeah, I did. :) Forgot to mention it...
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Athamee Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
Beautiful effect for the sea. I like it <3
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mattwatier Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you I am glad the painting came together so well.
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Amazonofexeter Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous!
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mattwatier Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you check out the story page that goes with that painting. you can fallow this [link] .
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Amazonofexeter Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
very good!
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I love your work :clap:
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mattwatier Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much.
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LamiaFemina Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
nice work matt, was this created in Painter or Adobe ? :)
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mattwatier Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Painter
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CelestriaSun Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007   Traditional Artist
Beautifully done! I love your whole project, :)
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mattwatier Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you.
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Limetastic Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Professional Photographer
I love the colors and smooth flowing quality. :)
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mattwatier Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. This painting sort of just came out. I did it in 4 hours I think. I feel very inspired by the whole project. So I am happy you like it.
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Limetastic Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Professional Photographer
It's beautiful. :) I think you did a great job! And only 4 hours? Wow.
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mattwatier Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
Sweet!
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mattwatier Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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InWineThereIsTruth Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
There is nothing about this painting that is not wonderfully haunting. Reminds me of one of my favorite authors and a related painter...bet you can guess who they are...
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mattwatier Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
ok you have me stumped.
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InWineThereIsTruth Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
H.P. Lovecraft.... and Winslow Homer
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mattwatier Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I got the outfit from homer :-)
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InWineThereIsTruth Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
lol!
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enstyledesign Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
its very beautiful. almost like a ghost story.
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mattwatier Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I really like the story because it is sort of a ghost story.
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enstyledesign Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
Yeah, the widow by the sea waiting for her sailor to come home. It's one of the most beautiful, depressing stories I've ever heard and I always have to watch something happy afterward.
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mattwatier Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Well there is a "happy" ending to the story. Love strong enough to bring them together after death. ok so its not that happy.
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enstyledesign Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
Either way, it's a great story and scared the hell out me and my brother when our aunt told it to us when we were up in Maryland.
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mattwatier Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
your in Maryland? Where I am in DC.
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enstyledesign Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
No, my aunt lives in Maryland. I visit in the summer sometimes. I live in Texas the rest of the time.
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mattwatier Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
ah I see.
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