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a thousand ships by lolitaAgogo a thousand ships by lolitaAgogo
edit: This painting along with "Secret Identity" will be at Gallery Space242 in Boston starting Friday 1.28.2011. If you're local, let me know if you stop in!
RSVP at Space242.com :heart:

i made some epic mistakes with the background of this painting! so after drastic cosmetic surgery using mod podge and a slicing sharp exacto blade it's now two layers of paper, foreground and background. a nice mistake but one i dont ever want to repeat. :heart:

moral? if youre unsure how to do something LOOK IT UP. or at least plan it in pencil first. dont just go for it at 2 am with caffeine racing through your cardiovascular system instead of blood.

11 x 10 in watercolor on arches paper.
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ihavedogseyes Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
that is the most fantastic and beautiful vomit I have ever seen. <3
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
ahahaha! truly. the entire ocean in one titan stomach <3
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SingularDisease Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011   General Artist
I love the hell out of this. :] The depth of this image is amaaazing.
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
aww thank you so much :3
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LenaRaskin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
I love the outcome :)
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you very much!
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thandav Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
super
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you <3!
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G1990 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Awsome! I sure wish i could go to that expo >.<
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
ME TOO!
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AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've always liked the look of a multi-layer, cut-and-paste traditional art piece. Not random collages of magazine images or what have you, but things like this where it works out beautifully. If you hadn't said it was a mistake, I would have thought it was entirely intentional! For many years now, in the farthest reaches of my mind I've been contemplating doing a series of images where the background is painted in a stand-alone way, and I just add cutout characters to the foreground...but I digress. I wish I could see this in the gallery next week! Boston is so very far away :( Come do a Seattle gallery!

Also, I love this guy's vomit XD Is that a sailboat??
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
YES some kind of boat...i didnt plan it out well. it's here in a frame next to me now (didn't sell, c'est la vie) and i keep considering going back in to fix it. i love the small mermaids, it gives me the impression that these two are gigantic.

it really is fun to cut things out like that. one must have a super sharp knife and some patience to make it through arches paper. i could see you pulling it off in an amazing way.

always wanted to visit seattle <3 how close are you to it?
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AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Eh, Seattle's an eight hour drive, no day trip ^^; I love the area, though, so it'd be worth it. Plus it's so much closer than the East Coast!
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011   Traditional Artist
TRUE. poop.
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3-legged-dog Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Oh, you've just described how I ruin every piece I start on. Lack of technique. Very very difficult to learn on one's own. The amount of error in trial and error could leave me with nothing but pieces with great potential that ended up in the scrap heap.
However, this one for you is incredible. The layering effect really really adds to this piece.
May I ask how you get such a deep uniform color for the background? I get brush strokes or varied flow, can't seem to get the deep tones with water color.
Also, are you using any masking fluid to construct your detailed patterns (here and other pieces)?
Have you done a tutorial yet? Key word YET. ;)
If you come to Arizona to vacation, would you consider free room and board in exchange for a few lessons? ;p
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you very much! it's winsor newton tube watercolor in cadmium yellow. tube colors are very vibrant. i never use cakes or anything. this is a solid yellow. also the paper is cotton, absorbent and can grip the color. (i tell you again truly, that good paper is key!)

i didn't use masking fluid...but i did have to wait for each scale to dry before painting one next to it. a very long process <3 haha i don't think i am organized enough for a tutorial YET lol, but as always never hesitate to ask how i did something!

haha! i have never been to arizona, i appreciate the offer. we have so much snow outside this winter i'd love to escape anywhere warm!
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3-legged-dog Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Hrm, I have some tube paints, but methinks I need to get some deeper colors. I'll check out the paper. Think I"m using a hot pressed 140 maybe. Likely the problem, but I wanted to just pain around and try to find my voice before I started using really nice stuff.

Wow on the detail technique. That brings to mind that patience is something I'm def lacking.

I think it only got up into the high 60s today, with lots of sun. ;)
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starberry-madness Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Is it really weird if I say I like her boobs? I love them! I like the shape and how the (her) right one is implied, with no lines. Her face is adorable as well :heart: And the little bit of red in her collar bone... Oh my god, I just totally love this! This comment is all over the place :crazy:
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
no way! boobs are a very important part of the body! every curve, muscle, shadow, bone can help reveal personality <3 i totally understand what you're saying though, i am super glad you like her :giggle:
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FeelingVeryLucky Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
LOL! He's even got a treasure chest coming out of his mouth, as well as mermaids and sharks and other stuff... I wonder, how big are these creatures compared to actual people?! :XD:

Anywho, I really like this piece. It's quite humorous! I lol'ed. :D Epic poses! Really dynamic. The woman looks aggressive, yet dainty, and the man looks awkward, yet controlled in the face.

The details are really wonderful, their clothes (skin?) are very appealing and fashionable (especially the woman's outfit) and your application of watercolor paint is very interesting. I really dig the idea of cutting the figures out and placing them on a different background, too; I can't believe I've never thought about doing that before, lol. There's also a nice little shadow created by that, especially around the man's hand. Oh, the yellow background ties in well with the yellow on the woman's body. Somehow, tying the background to her makes her look even more powerful. C:

Heh, sorry for the long comment, but I really dig this, and there's a lot of strong points to it. :heart: It's very inspirational and eye-catching.
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
haha!
there was this story i read once about brothers and one had the ability to swallow the entire ocean. i was thinking of it when i made him. so he can be regular size, but with an incredible ability! although i do like the idea of them as titans.
thank you so much for your kind comments. i'm really excited because this piece and secret identity will be in a show in january about good vs evil <3
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WerterSkelterNOW Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
that's beautifull!!

That mistake turned out preety nice...
I can never go strait to ink....I really need the pencil first.
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010   Traditional Artist
ah me too me too!
i have to pencil...only my problem is that my sketch is so messy, often many lines to guide and form one shape...i should post one for my the painting i am finishing. i am always excited to see peoples sketches!! it says so much about their process and style <3
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WerterSkelterNOW Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010   Traditional Artist
you definatly should see one of mine...
looks like the apocalipse!
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crimson-touch Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
the yellow!!! nice shiny happy colour!
poor dude he's gettin beaten up bad XD

+fav!
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
it's so true! but he can take it. his plans have been foiled today but he'll be back again, another day, to wreak havoc. and she'll be waiting. to lay the smack down <3
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crimson-touch Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
hahah as all villains do, they always come back for more ass kicking... or ass being kicked XD girl power man!
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Lucianomie Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
The end result is just wonderful! My comment was going to be about the wonderful vibrancy of the background, so it was funny to read your description. The yellow is a wonderful contrast to the detailed figures. I especially like the scales.
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
it was definitely a lucky accident! right now it may even be my favorite piece <3 i have it framed and up on my wall.

thank you so much dear! :heart:
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
wow this is just... mesmerizing... i like it! :)
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
thank you so much alan! <3
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
you're very welcome hon! :)
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fiercebloodlove Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
sure does look like a lot of work. lol you're so funny XD
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
haha thank you!
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IngunnDybendal Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love the colours in this one, and the details! :heart:

You truly now how to work that watercolour.
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
much appreciated dear!
it's one of my favourites now that i can separate myself from the almost disaster haha <3
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sandrastuff Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
the most detailed puke i have ever seen
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
haha right? and the only puke you'd care to examine closely :giggle:
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zombiepoptarts Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Oh man! I love the vibrant colors and the costumes and the details and the whole awesome comic book vibe you've had going on. It's good stuff!
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
thank you!!
i just invented another character actually, but i cant decide who to oppose her with. i call her villainess view. it's sort of silly but i think the antagonist should be in love with her. everything she looks at turns to dust and darkness. haha. this is what happens when i get sleepy ideas.
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zombiepoptarts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
As a fan of dust, darkness and the weird ideas that come to us when we're sleepy, I'm looking forward to seeing her!
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synconi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010   Artisan Crafter
The face that sailed a thousand ships...seductive femininity and allure coaxing the vicious wrath of the sea, never have beauty and death been so closely and enticingly linked...:heart:
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
ah! thank you so much! :hug:
youve given them a new poetic depth. i hope others see it this way too <3
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synconi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010   Artisan Crafter
:glomp: My utmost pleasure!
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workweak Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Very cool!

I love how the scales came out.

I also really like the background. It adds a kind of surreal 3 dimensional feel to it.
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
it's funny how those scales add dimension!! but it looks like it blends together to me...it was bothering me for a while...but i didnt know how to further shadow it to kind of separate his shoulder from his hand...know what i mean?
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workweak Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
I do know what you mean. There's something about the scales that draws your eye to them. Maybe because their diamond shape? They don't look like the typical "Lizard man" scales. I like things like that. They kind of force people to really look at things and not just breeze by them.
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theSIGNer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!
All those small details and in watercolour :wow:
As for the 2AM "let's see if I can do it like this" thing... I know exactly what you mean but that's also how some of my favourite work was done =P
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
thank you very much!
i completely agree...magical psychodelia can happen in the AM hours <3
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zenatz19 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
Their expressions ARE AMAZING. :faint: I adore her lips...
Each painting of yours is just astonishing.
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