Speedpainting – Watercolor Flowers

Hello people!

Here’s a timelapse of watercolor painting with Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolors.

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Painting Monsters with Turner Acryl Gouache

Few Months back I got myself a gorgeous set of Turner Acryl Gouache, and I have been experimenting with them a lot. I was down with cold and all I could think of was to draw the monsters!

Materials (You can find all of these on Amazon):

  • Moleskine Watercolor Album (link points to Italian website, I picked this one up in Florence!)  – http://bit.ly/2F3E2sn
  • Turner Acryl Gouache (Link points to Jackson’s art supplies, picked this one from London!) – http://bit.ly/2FvVfZg
  • Uni-Ball Signo White Gel pen (from good old Austria) – http://amzn.to/2HKhHil
  • Micron Pens (and these are from the US, because they are the cheapest there!)

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Watercolor Bookmarks

Hello there!

Ever since I discovered the liquid watercolors, I have been painting random things with the wet-on-wet technique. When my husband told me that he keeps losing his bookmarks, I jumped at the opportunity to paint some bookmarks for him. Here is a timelapse video of me painting bookmarks using liquid watercolors.

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Networking+ Share Your Blog

Jay Colby

I just want to take this time to thank everyone who reads, subscribers and shares my site. I appreciate all the support and encouragement.I would love to read everyone’s blog, but I don’t always get a chance to read and follow everyone’s blog.

So today I want to offer a networking opportunity and a chance for all bloggers no matter what niche or experience a chance to gain more traffic. Anyone who wants to gain free traffic can participate. All you have to is comment your blog below & I will follow every blog and actually read your content.So if you’re interested just comment your blog’s URL below. Also If you could share and re-blog this post so we can reach as many bloggers as possible!

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I have a new Blog!

So I have been feeling rather bored with life. So I decided to fix it by creating another blog! Hurray!

No, seriously. This is the best solution.

 

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This new blog is different. It’s going to be full of tutorials and free stuff (now I have your attention eh? )

I plan to do illustrator and Graphic tutorials (and anything else that lies in this field). If any of you want me to do any design based tutorials, leave me a comment and I’ll try to get that up on the site.

I’ll post free templates and other free things from time to time!

You can find my Blog here : Print Me Some Color.

You can also access it by clicking ” My other Blog” in the top Menu bar.

See you on the other side of the internet!

 

Downtown Buffalo

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Seattle downtown is my favorite downtown so far. I don’t know if it’s the Puget Sound, the extremely steep roads or Mt Rainier in the background, downtown in Seattle looks extremely pretty.

When I was doing my MS in Buffalo, I always went to downtown when it was dark (dinners and other things). So I never saw how beautiful it really was. For me, downtown was one of those shady areas where shady dudes trying to sell shady things roamed around. Now that I work around this region, I see that it has it’s own charm.

Buffalo’s downtown is next to Lake Erie (the lake which is mainly responsible for Lake effect snow in this region). The Canal side is the perfect place to be in summer (and I stress ‘summer’ because winter is really harsh here, that is, for a non Buffalonian).

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While you walk down the main street, you can see a mix of old and new buildings

 

 

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The M&T bank building

 

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Yep, that’s a bank! Pretty, isn’t it? (apologies for the over exposed photo)

 

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What I do at work when I’m not doing any work

 



 

 

 

Last but not the least, drinking loads and loads of coffee!

Being surrounded by something BLUE

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Now that it is cold outside (and snowing!), I sit on my couch everyday and reminisce about the vacations that I took in warm places. This one is all about Cancun, Mexico! We flew from Buffalo to Atlanta, changed flights to Mexico city and then flew to Cancun – a really long distance to travel. On the way to Cancun I read a couple of books and watched some movies, but on the way back I was so tired that all I did was sleep (somebody had to wake me up at the buffalo airport!).

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I like to shop and dine in the local currency, so the first thing I did after landing at Mexico city was to exchange the currency. If I end up not spending all of it, I get to keep it as a souvenir!

 10 reasons you should visit Cancun.

1. It’s sunny and warm!

This alone should be a reason enough to love any place. For somebody who had been shivering in the buffalo winter for 5 months, this warm place was a paradise. For once I could head out in the open without my heavy jacket, and all those heavy winter accessories and not freezing to death! The sheer ability to walk out in the streets in your sandals (and no thick socks!) and feel the warmth of the sun against your skin felt extremely great.

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2. The ocean.

Who doesn’t love water and beautiful beaches! The Caribbean coast is as beautiful as it is in the pictures. With clear light blue water and white sand, it’s really hard to click a bad picture.

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My first day in Cancun, rushed to the beach as soon as we checked in!

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This is how beautiful it really was.

3. It’s ‘THE’ place to be during spring break.

Cancun is a famous spring break destination, has a decent party scene and places like CoCo Bongo and Mandala are jam packed (and have pretty high entry fees too).

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4. Awesome food.

Where else can you find the most delicious and authentic Mexican food other than in Mexico?! I’m a Mexican food lover and try to eat as much as I can when I travel to the southwest (you don’t get such great Mexican/Tex-Mex food in the north). Be it salsa and chips or the plain tacos, there were the best I have ever had.

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This is just a tiny part of what we actually ate!

5. You can forget partying and become a tourist for the day.

We partied in the night and visited places during the day with just 4 hrs of sleep every night. If you like to do some touristy things there is Chichen Itza – one of the wonders of the world few hours away by bus (you can book a tour bus). Another reason to visit this place – you get to eat more awesome food in that area! And if you are in that area don’t miss out on this mesmerizing cave (Yes, they allow you to swim in there!)

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Chichen Itza

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This water is supposed to make you younger!

6. You can actually see sting rays in their natural habitat!

Yes, I did! I almost touched it, glad I didn’t! 🙂 I can’t swim and that didn’t stop me from snorkeling, thanks to my friends! We went to a place called Xel-ha where I saw amazing corals, beautiful fishes too. My most memorable thing was snorkeling under a boat and when  suddenly hundreds of fishes came out of their hiding and swam past me.

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Xel-Ha

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7. You get to see creatures which you have only seen in books and on TV.

This guy was chilling around the bus stop while we screamed in fear! He/she was seen everywhere, even near the Chichen itza area.

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8. You get to stay in a hotel right next to a beach and it doesn’t make a hole in your pocket!

Hotels are pretty cheap when booked quite early. We got a place which had a nice view of the ocean and was well within our budget (read a student’s budget).

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Our hotel

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The beach in our hotel’s backyard!

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9. There is just so much to see!

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Sunny streets                                                        Pretty little shops

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A wall art                                               A church on our way back from Chichen Itza

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Oh wait, where’s No. 10 you ask?

That’s for you to figure out on your visit to Cancun  🙂

Fall Colors

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Best part of living in a place which has 4 distinct seasons is the fall. It’s like a bright warning saying that colorless winter is right around the corner. Where do Buffalonians (That’s what people who live in Buffalo are called apparently) go to view the fall colors? You can obviously view some beautifully painted trees right outside your window, but seeing the whole landscape painted in bright red, orange, yellow and green is something else. We go to Letchworth State Park for that.

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Different shades of the park.

Letchworth is about 1hr 30 mins drive from Buffalo.

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The Upper waterfall. That’s a railway track on the bridge.

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Under the bridge.

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Drops of colorful paint everywhere!

What’s your favorite place to see the fall foliage?