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Whitebark Pine by WonderDookie Whitebark Pine by WonderDookie
A watercolor cutout of a Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis). Originally I was going to put Cater Lake in the background, but it washed out the colors in the tree really bad.

Anyway, this is my first try at doing a cutout with watercolors. I actually got a decent picture of this one too.
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Beautiful job!!!!  I love your style and creativity!!
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'm glad you dig it! I am still quite proud of how this one turned out, even though it was quite experimental. It's still framed in my living room.
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
I can see why, it's very beautiful!!!
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Indeed! They are one of my favorite trees too. I was just in an area with them earlier this summer. It was very beautiful. 
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Your work has been featured here [link] Please, +:heart: the article if you like it, so that more people can see it ;)
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for the feature. I'd gladly add the article. It's very good.
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconrbyw: I'm glad you like it!
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Sioke Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
woah :D great work! The watercolor makes it really look like tree bark I think! And I love how the pine-needles look like :) May I ask you how long it took to cut out all this little pieces? ^^
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm not really sure on this one actually. haha. I'd say well over 20 hours of work though, just in cutting them out.
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Sioke Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
woah o.O 20 hours!? I really admire you for your patience :) I guess I had gone mad after 5 or 10 hours or so xD
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha. Well I definitely partake of the madness too
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Sioke Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ah ok xD But then it's definitely worth the madness if such great things come out I think ;)
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reeka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student General Artist
This is mindblowingly amazing, I love how the textures are so different on each piece. I feel inspired to try my own cutout picture, but I don't think I'd have the patience to do something so detailed.

Your gallery is brilliant, I'll be devwatching you!
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha. Well if you give it a try, just remember to get a lot of band-aids first.

Thank you much! I'm really happy to hear it.
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iamfergie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww dang. It's official, I'm in love with your art. And I can't believe that's the first time you've used watercolors with that cutout technique. It looks effortless. And I love the crow sitting on the branch. They're my favorite birds.

Also, I keep forgetting you live in Oregon! So do I! Although to my everlasting shame, I've never been to Crater Lake. But I think it'd be cool if you did a cutout landscape of it. No doubt it would be gorgeous!
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, ravens are probably my favorite. It makes me angry that the goths and emos have staked a claim. Ravens are way too intelligent to be depressing. That, and I, like the birds, have a predilection for shiny things.

Well that's awesome! No wonder you're cool. You come from the greatest state. And, don't tell anyone else this, I haven't been to Crater Lake since I was a really little kid. I barely even remember it. I would like to do more Oregon based artwork though. It's kind of absurd that I haven't done more, considering it's so beautiful around here.
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iamfergie Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I KNOW. Why does everyone associate crows (and ravens) with evil and death and such? They're so smart and hilarious! I love to watch them drop chestnuts on the road and wait for cars to run them over and crack them open. Actually, the other day, one of them dropped a nut on my car! It scared the heck out of me.

But yeah, I haven't seen much of Oregon, even though I was born here. It does annoy me, however, when people complain about the rain, because that's what makes Oregon so green and gorgeous. Have you been to Multnomah Falls? It's pretty awesome.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ha. When I lived in Eugene the ravens would drop nuts on the sidewalk by my building to get people to stomp on them and break them open. HARDLY something a depressing person would do. They'd just hope their tears were acidic enough to eat through the tough shell.

Yes! I've been to Multanomah a number of times. I was actually by there a couple of weeks ago. Have you ever hiked to the top? It's a heck of a view. When the weather gets a bit better I was planning on driving that old highway that runs in front of all the falls in the gorge to do some hiking and take some pictures.

haha. Oh, I don't complain about the rain. I'm on the east side of the state. I complain about the snow!
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Cosmic-Rocket-Man Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brilliant :nod:
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you man!
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ribbittyrabbitty Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
I love this! The colors and textures are awesome!
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! haha. Color and texture are basically what I was trying to experiment with here, so I'm glad it worked out.
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully done. :D
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you man! Happy to hear it.
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pzUH Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
awesome..... :clap:
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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pzUH Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
no problem........ :D
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Asura-Valkyrie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
This is very beautiful. :-)
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Masasasaki Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Wow, this is awesome! Great work! I love it!
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I really appreciate that! I was trying something a bit different with this one, so I'm really glad it turned out well.
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Masasasaki Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
You are welcome! Keep it up!
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lilbat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
very cool i was gonna say the same as musicsuperspaze but damnit he said it first. grrrr
anyways i want this tree for my front yard its so pretty. awesome work as ussually dude!
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha. Well the sentiment is no less appreciated.

Thank you! I want one myself! Unfortunately they don't grow on my side of the state.
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musicsuperspaz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. The watercolrs really add a nice texture and depth to this tree. It reminds me of a bonsi.

btw, I find it difficult to NOT comment on most of your pieces- I enjoy them all so much, and each one shows artistic growth.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good! I'm really really happy to hear that. I really don't want to slip into an artistic slump. I've noticed a lot of people have done that lately.
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musicsuperspaz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
nope, you're definitly not in a slump! :hug:
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hever Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so sweet. The love the organic nature of the colors and textures that you've achieved with the watercolors. And I adore the crow you sneaked in there.
You are quite handy with an x-acto knife, aren't you?
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha. Not quite "handy" yet. Lets just say that I've recently had to buy a whole new box of band-aids from working on these cut-outs.

And I'm excited abut the watercolors too! I think they make the cutout looks significantly less cartoony.
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Churchill3 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
This beautiful with the texture and the stark contrast between the background and the vibrant colors on the tree. Awesome.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I have to thank a friend for the idea to scrap the background. I'm just happy the color actually came through in the photograph. Usually they make everything so bland.
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NikashaIniquitous Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
I really like the depth you've achieved with all your cutout pieces.

Lotsa patience, there, mister!
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha. Yeah, patience right up to the end when I totally scrapped the background.
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NikashaIniquitous Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
You can always go back to it when your patience has replenished ;)
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well I did a bit of photoshop magic to see what it would look like with the background, and I think I actually like it better with the black. The blue background made the tree really dull looking.
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NikashaIniquitous Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Then we'll just call you an artistic genius. :D
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's a title I never get tired of.
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M-Everham Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So many wonderful colors and textures! And those leaves (pine=needles?)! They must've taken forever to cut out. Great work, it's so interesting to watch your technique evolve!
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha. Yeah. Even when I was drawing out the pine needles I kept thinking to myself, "What the hell am I doing?"

And I thank you! I definitely have a hard time doing the same style more than a couple times in a row (as the beautiful personalities calendar will attest... errrr.)
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