[Eng sub] Watercolor sketch at Hiroshima Castle | Shibasaki


“Hiroshima” Hi. I’ve just arrived in Hiroshima. Now I’m going into town for painting. I’m using a taxi because it’s unexpectedly hot today. Where should I go? Now I’m at Hiroshima Castle. It’s very busy with lots of foreign visitors. This is Hiroshima Castle. After being destroyed by the effects of the atomic bomb, the castle was reconstructed in 1958. See how crowded it is with tourists? Let’s get started. I’ll start with a rough sketch. This building is the tower of the castle. It’s symmetrical. I’m adding some visitors climbing up the stone stairs to the tower. Now I’m starting to paint. As usual, prepare lots of color to first paint the silhouette of the building. You may leave the sunny areas on the roof unpainted. The lower half of the castle’s white walls are covered with wooden panels, which decorate the castle beautifully. That’s a unique characteristic of Hiroshima Castle and should be depicted in the painting. The front stone walls are painted with the dry-brush method in this way. Now that the silhouette is complete, I’ll start painting with the roof tiles. These reddish-brown areas are the wooden panels. The tower is a very tall building that I need to look up at from where I’m standing. To represent the height, you need to firmly paint the back of the roof… …and to paint the higher floors in a light and dim manner. …And see how the wood patterns and other details are added for the lower floors? The upper area of the building and the lower area that’s closer to you should be drastically contrasted… …to represent the height of the tower of the castle that climbs into the air. Isn’t this method interesting? See how the tower is coming along? The green trees were astonishingly lush here. This is a pretty big park. It’s quite a hike to get to this tower… …on the large premises. There aren’t many remaining buildings but lots of trees are growing instead. Produce some changes to the trees as usual by adding dark tones of color and splashing paint. These stone walls are situated foremost closest to me and more details need to be added. This is where I painted. I don’t always paint in the best locations. I often have to forcibly make room for myself in a very tiny spot. Lots of visitors come to talk to me when I’m painting. It’s part of fun 😀 If you add lots more detail to the stone walls, it reinforces the stereoscopic effect. “It looks great.” Some visitors praise my painting. That makes me happy! “Only 30 minutes?” “Seriously?” “It’s amazing!” A visitor was surprised when I told him it took me 30 minutes to complete this painting. But this is a great thing about watercolor painting. I have just completed a painting at Hiroshima Castle. It was warm today and perfect for painting outside. I hope you enjoyed it. See you next time!

100 comments

  • ya sa

    50万人おめでとうございます!
    先生の絵とても参考になります

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  • Simo Simo

    I love japanese architecture! I hope to visit your wonderful nation, some day!

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  • borrock twestler

    Wow sensei,,, excellent skills grandpa sensei

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  • Drawing class with kalyan

    Wonderful painting sir

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  • 玉村昴

    水彩は乾きが早いからスピード勝負ですね。再来週、名古屋城を描きに行く予定です。その前に見れて良かったです!

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  • Ize G

    Your painting is so beautiful! You are so amazing! Thank you so much for this video.

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  • Holly Craft!

    wow this is gorgeous!!!!

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  • Daniel Gutierrez Tejado

    thanks shibasaki san. -_^

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  • TheGreatSpiff

    I really enjoyed the format of this video. On top of the beautiful painting we also get to see wonderful scenery!

    I can't get over the impression of how lively the entire portrait is. The people off in the distance, closer to the castle especially blow me away. Thanks for sharing with me.

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  • Painting Step By Step

    I am so much fascinated to paint real life locations. Currently use photographs because of restriction on travelling cost and time. Normally when we paint in room, we get enough peace of mind compared to place where sometime crowd is so high, noise and everyone observing you, standing around you sometime :). How much does that affect in painting?

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  • Evil bird

    This video was so relaxing 😌

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  • 大浜智美

    お元気そうで、何よりです!

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  • はんぷてぃだんぷてぃ

    なんで筆をあんなに動かしてたらこんな上手い絵になるんだ
    水彩画奥深いなぁ 習いたい

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  • 吉原健志

    またまた柴マジックに見とれてしまいました、私は今友人宅にあった薪ストーブの絵を描いてますが色の出し方に行き詰まってます、さてどうやって描ける事やら🐻⁉️
    柴先生の体調の方は如何ですか🐻❓

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  • Adarsh Kumar

    If I found you painting nearby, I would kidnap you 😁😬😋😎

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  • Joy Jenkins

    I loved that you traveled to paint this! I’ve always wanted to go to Japan, and seeing you travel made me feel like I was there with you. Thank you for your clear explanations and techniques- they’re very helpful! 💙🌸🌻

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  • Nalu Blackwater

    So amazing! Thanks for showing, sensei!

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  • Lisa M

    I loved this video! No pressure, no rush, just so calming and inspiring! ❤

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  • Anita Davidson

    Wonderful! A stunning painting of an historic area. I just love your enthusiasm and ability to enthuse those around you. I enjoy seeing Japan through you. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎨🖌

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  • 奥藤雅子

    柴崎先生と一緒に旅行している気分になりました。
    いつものように無機質なお城も先生の絵になると暖かみがあります。
    人が沢山通るところで描くのは、自信がないと難しいですね!
    尊敬します。

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  • Holly Craft!

    Oh and I love the intro and the "come along with me on this adventure!" format! It's so fun and nice to watch! you could have painted yourself in the down left corner of the painting^^ do you paint yourself in your own paintings sometimes?

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  • Kyshl _

    弁当うまそう(そこじゃない

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  • Julia Majchrzak

    I love your videos!! I love how you add and mix colors in such a beautiful way! Also, your voice is very soothing :)) you're such an amazing artist!

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  • 豆柴.

    憧れのお城のスケッチが30分で描けるなんて信じられません😆
    見上げたお城を色の変化でこんな風に表現できるところや、手前の人物だけではなく遠くの方にも人物を描くことにより、一層遠近感を感じられ水彩画の魅力が伝わりました。
    お弁当も美味しそうでした🍀😄

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  • Datbeast2

    Every time I watch your videos, I have a huge unending smile. I adore your style and love how peaceful everything is. Thank you for making these videos!

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  • Luisa Martín romera

    Muy bonito!! 🤩👍

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  • ShiElieYamashita

    Amazing painting <3 I went to Iwakuni last summer to see the Kintai bridge and the Iwakuni castle! I guess it's time for me to try painting them! I was practicing some florals just now and suddenly this video is up. Great timing. Thank you for the tutorial Shibasaki Sensei!!!

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  • butter999cup

    Oh, artist!

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  • G SHOCK

    めちゃんこ上手い

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  • 3RacoonsInA Trenchcoat

    Your art is beautiful

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  • Naveena Koneru

    Beautiful! It feels as if I've gone on a trip with you, grandpa! Love love love the painting

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  • gildersleevee

    Beautiful perspective and I think you captured some of the peace that seems to be around that place. I also like your intro to the channel. Very nice to see you out and around painting. That Bento box lunch looked wonderful. It is hard to believe that beautiful wooden box is thrown away ? Or do some people save them as a memory of their trip ?? Thanks again for taking us all along on your painting journey. With love from Michigan USA.

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  • magnolia

    so beautiful, Japanese architecture is breathtaking.

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  • 石田政信

    今晩は☺️
    車内のお弁当美味しいそうです😆🎵🎵完食させて私の好き💕な物ばかりでした☺️
    先生のお元気そうな笑顔😊素敵です😊スケッチ旅は良いですね💕
    短時間でお城🏯を描く様は
    素晴らしいの一言です😆🎵🎵

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  • 山田太郎

    やっぱ先生の野外スケッチ動画は楽しそうで、観ていてこちらも楽しくなる

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  • Bérengère Bézier

    thank you Shibasaki for this pleasant trip in your country, i'm so far in France, it's so beautiful as your watercolor ! Thank you for all your advices and take care of you !

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  • Ruru

    I love your art and videos! They're very relaxing and helpful. Thank you 🙂
    Can you show us how to paint a winter scenery /snow at nightfall?

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  • Teru _

    whoa, stunning artwork! but isn't it difficult to paint something so intricate like the castle? also, the food at the start looked so good! why are japanese food always so delicious???

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  • Anees Mohiuddin

    Good to see u happy and well

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  • ミルクシェイク

    広島城行ってみたくなりました!😄

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  • Moyna 2211

    It would be a dream to go there and paint

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  • Tamako .m

    市内ではないですが広島に住んでます
    大好きな広島城を素敵に描いてくれてありがとうございます

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  • Vivian Hackbart

    Amazing video! Thank you Sir Shibasaki for this amazing video! Love from Brazil

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  • Singh Art Studio

    Beautiful 👌👌👌

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  • Boo Jhin Lee

    i would be suprised too if someone painted this beautifull historical artifact in such detail within 30 minutes. it looks so good

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  • みさい

    新幹線の車内まで撮影してもらえると 一緒に旅行している気分が味わえて楽しいですね✨
    先生の体調が良くなって安心しました!😊

    大阪城でもスケッチ会などがありますが 先生は描かれたことはありますか?

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  • Maxxor B

    You are amazing.

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  • Adrián Argüelles

    👏👏👏👏👏👋🇦🇷

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  • Adrián Argüelles

    👏👏👏👏👏👋🇦🇷

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  • Noreen Kellett

    Great to see you out and about, hope you are feeling stronger now. What a beautiful Castle, so glad it was rebuilt. Thank you for taking us sight seeing with you. Your painting is wonderful xx

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  • Rob

    Thank you, that was beautiful <3

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  • Kelly Lee

    Such a peaceful video <3 Always a joy watching shibasaki sensei’s videos

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  • Ta jeon

    特に最初の方は本当に自由な筆運びをしてるように見えるのに、最終的に出来上がるのは繊細な絵でとても凄いと思う。。。
    綺麗な景色が絵で再び表されると、また違った見方ができて楽しい!

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  • Carlos Leiva

    That Bento really made me hungry 😅

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  • ハチ坊

    スケッチ旅シリーズとても良いです!先生と旅した気分になれました!

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  • _ベーコン

    広島市民なのでとても嬉しいです〜😭😭

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  • Alexia Young

    I love your channel. It is so nice and calming. Your process of painting is so amazing just how you start with base colors and the end result is beautiful!

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  • sailorfan86

    I am in Hiroshima ✌️

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  • 백발백준

    오오사카 인가요
    계절이 참좋네요
    한국에서 여기를보니 좋아요
    저도 일본풍경한번 그리고싶어요
    수채화로
    한일수채화전시때 선생님을 한번보았지요

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  • Dimitar Chafalanov

    You are a great artist and a great person Shibasaki-sama!!! It is hard to see people like you nowadays. Everything you say is filled with warmth and kindness. Keep up the good work and we all support you in every aspect. Not only do I learn from your paintings but I also started to pick up some japanese words and phrases. Arigatou gozaimasu Shishō!

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  • JayGrapher.Th

    that is amazing,
    I get nervous to paint or draw in public, i better stay in doors or at home haha 🙂

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  • moccy

    i love how you paint the trees! they're always so soft with a gentle flow

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  • kazumi Taira

    タクシーの運転手さんラッキ~
    お城ってあって当たり前じゃないですよね。
    無くなってその存在の大きさに胸が痛が痛みます。

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  • Hoplite

    Good food, good painting, good video

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  • Lois Lane

    So beautiful. Thank you for showing us such a lovely place and sharing another amazing painting with us!

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  • MDGEM

    I was feeling really down today, thank you for the wonderful video, Shibasaki-sensei! It made me happier 😊

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  • Hawk eye

    Beautiful

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  • TurnedOn*TunedIn

    Another visitor to praise your painting–thank you for sharing your on-location insights and creative instruction!

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  • hiroo kun

    On the first minute, I feel like I have a tour around Hiroshima with you as my guide, Shibasaki-san 😀 And then we just sat there, watching you paint while relaxing and having a chat.. and just in 30 minutes, the drawing result is so beautiful.. So beautiful.. Thank you!

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  • Michelle Bays

    It would make my heart smile to see you outside painting. 😀 This was a lovely video. Thank you from Kentucky, USA. 💖

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  • Starlight

    I love Japanese castles!! I'd love to see one in person one day! Thank you for your beautiful drawing!!

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  • Pierre Cuenca

    Bravo et merci de France. Vos vodeos sont toujours magnifiques.

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  • Starlight

    Do you make your own subtitles? Your English is so good!!

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  • みい みい

    ようこそ。広島へ😊。お会いしたかったなぁ。私自身広島城に行ったのは何十年前でしょうか😅案外地元の者は行ってないですね。今度行って水彩画描いてみたくなりました。

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  • pauloarayac

    I think that your comments in the video are very helpful. Thank you.

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  • PacoVL46

    Beautiful as always!

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  • Eleni P

    So happy to see you healthy and fresh painting outside, Sensei!!! And with such an amazing result! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!

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  • 伊津正彦

    広島に来られたのですね、私は広島市内です。逢いたかったな

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  • k. T.

    opがオシャンティ

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  • mooshibe

    Happy to see you with health, sir. Thank you for such an imponent and beautiful painting.

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  • 89あやか

    現物をお目にかかりたい
    美術展やってほしいなあ

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  • コバディ Cobuddy Sansbuddy

    こんばんは✨🤗 動画アップありがとうございます😊たった30分でこれほど素晴らしい絵が描けるとは、そりゃ皆さん驚かれるはずです!🙌👏👏👏 建物描くのは難しそうで、特にお城なんかはバランスが難しいと思います。でも、こうやって動画で見せていただけて、だいたいのコツがわかって嬉しいです!😊 お弁当が美味しそうでした!🍱😋とても楽しませていただき、どうもありがとうごさいました😊 💕寒くなりますのでどうぞご自愛ください🤗

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  • いくこと

    とても素敵です☺️夏に行かれたのですね。
    柴崎さん、兵庫県の姫路城もとても綺麗ですよ
    桜の季節は特に綺麗です🌸

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  • TheSingingBUn

    Lovely, as usual. It's a beautiful piece.

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  • CygNus angelic

    Thanks for this amazing video 🥰!!

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  • Gosia Plummer

    Amazing as always! I really liked this format, it is both calming and instructional.

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  • もふもふけだま

    是非、山口県にも来てください😆
    錦帯橋、元の隅稲荷神社、別府弁天池など…。
    あまり観光名所はないんですが💦

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  • カラーニ

    修学旅行で広島に行ったことあるのにお城あったの知りませんでした(笑)  って長旅大変だったでしょう。この絵を見れた通行人さん方がうらやましいです

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  • Zachire

    maybe it took an ages to become a master

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  • Anamaria S.

    OmG..! How nice..! 🖤
    I'm so happy, cause you've travelled and painted! Beautiful! 🖤

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  • あんころ餅

    素晴らしい絵がサラサラッと仕上がっていく様子に見とれてしまいます😃実際に柴崎先生が間近で描いてるところを見られた人たちが羨ましいです!😆

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  • ミックスサラダ

    直で見れた人は幸せだ

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  • Tzipora Ne'eman Feder

    Mr. Shibasaki, I simply love everything you do. Thank you so much. Tzipora

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  • Raph Raph

    i love your plein air videos so much, thank you!

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  • ARMY's Second Life

    I am so amazed 💓💓 the whole vlogging thing and then painting is so pleasing to watch 💓💓

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  • こむらがえり

    先生こんばんは
    奥行き感が凄いです
    解像度の描き分け、勉強になります。
    いつか自分の地元にある弘前城もぜひ^_^

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  • solomon solomon

    Good one sir!💜

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  • ARMY's Second Life

    I honestly can't stop watching 💓 after a hard day this makes me feel so peaceful

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  • zeminder1

    It absolutely is a wonderful work.

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  • ambers h8ter

    Not feeling so good today,i noticed you uploaded a video and just had to watch it ❤ very relaxing and doesnt over stimulate my senses.

    Plus the beautiful painting as well,just seeing him work looks like hes doing magic almost and its enchanting in a way,plus how you describe your process is great and i dont feel as lost unlike with other videos.

    Plus with adding the light blue first gives it a more softer look without taking away the colors,i especially like how you make a trees in the background with the splats,it gives it a nice story book look!

    In short its a beautiful painting made by a wonderful soul ❤ i throughly enjoyed this video!

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