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Great Horned Owl by capturingstarlight Great Horned Owl :iconcapturingstarlight:capturingstarlight 8 0 Raccoon Mt. Rainier | Landscape Menagerie by capturingstarlight Raccoon Mt. Rainier | Landscape Menagerie :iconcapturingstarlight:capturingstarlight 8 0 Elk | Rainbow Menagerie by capturingstarlight Elk | Rainbow Menagerie :iconcapturingstarlight:capturingstarlight 4 0 Colorful Zentangle Spray by capturingstarlight Colorful Zentangle Spray :iconcapturingstarlight:capturingstarlight 17 0 Splash Eye by capturingstarlight Splash Eye :iconcapturingstarlight:capturingstarlight 11 0 Rainbow Tiger by capturingstarlight Rainbow Tiger :iconcapturingstarlight:capturingstarlight 8 0 Prong Horn Antelope - Antelope Canyon, Arizona by capturingstarlight Prong Horn Antelope - Antelope Canyon, Arizona :iconcapturingstarlight:capturingstarlight 3 0 Roosevelt Elk - Mt. Si, Washington State by capturingstarlight Roosevelt Elk - Mt. Si, Washington State :iconcapturingstarlight:capturingstarlight 4 2 Giraffic by capturingstarlight Giraffic :iconcapturingstarlight:capturingstarlight 5 0 Circle Zentangle by capturingstarlight Circle Zentangle :iconcapturingstarlight:capturingstarlight 10 4 Fox by capturingstarlight Fox :iconcapturingstarlight:capturingstarlight 2 0 Lionfish by capturingstarlight Lionfish :iconcapturingstarlight:capturingstarlight 5 0 Fire Cougar by capturingstarlight Fire Cougar :iconcapturingstarlight:capturingstarlight 10 0 Panda Bear - Great Wall of China by capturingstarlight Panda Bear - Great Wall of China :iconcapturingstarlight:capturingstarlight 4 3 Bison - Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone by capturingstarlight Bison - Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone :iconcapturingstarlight:capturingstarlight 5 0 Hyacinth Macaw Parrot by capturingstarlight Hyacinth Macaw Parrot :iconcapturingstarlight:capturingstarlight 4 2

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Capturing Starlight
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a mostly self-taught artist working with color pencil, watercolors and digital art.   I think everything should be in Technicolor rainbows with a generous coating of sparkles.   In the past, I have dabbled in costuming, shoe stressing (covering in rhinestones) and bead embroidery.   I live in North Bend, WA with my husband, step-son and two cats.   I’m an avid reader and a lover of all things chocolate.

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Great Horned Owl
I drew this horned owl for a friend as a thank you to match her living room decor.  I used watercolors and colored pencils on 11x14 bristol board.
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Raccoon Mt. Rainier | Landscape Menagerie
I might be biased, but I don’t think so. Washington State is one of the most gorgeous places on the planet and I feel very fortunate to live here. Growing up, I lived in a little town called Enumclaw which is also known as the “Gateway to Mt. Rainier.” Every day I could see this majestic volcano rising up above over that fair town.   Okay, every day it wasn’t raining, but it was still a lot. Here is Washington, we use the phrase, “The mountain is out” which means it’s a clear day and you can actually see things!

When I was looking up tutorials on watercoloring, I stumbled on some youtube videos from Jodi Bergsma where she demonstrates her style. I watched several of her videos and poured over her website. She has so much beautiful art and when I saw her watercolor piece of Mt. Rainier, I was just inspired to do my own. I had also spotted a raccoon foraging on my way to work earlier that week, and suddenly, my mind was filled with visions of different animals and the landscape they live in merged together. And so, my ongoing series of “Landscape Menagerie” was born.

I raced to my art room and sketched out my raccoon with Mt. Rainier. I transferred my drawing to watercolor paper and went to town with reckless abandon. Okay, it was more like controlled abandon, but wow, was it fun.   To showcase the stripes of the raccoon tail, I decided to use day and night of the same scene. I went a little crazy with the sky, but I really like it. I’m considering going back and adding some white stars to the night portion of the raccoon.

This was painted on Arches Cold Press Watercolor paper, Daniel Smith watercolors with Neptune Brushes, and outlined with Copic Multiliner SPs.
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Elk | Rainbow Menagerie
Mixed media elk - watercolor, marker, colored pencil and metallic paint

This is actually the first of the Rainbow Menagerie series.  I just started to learn watercolors and my colored pencils became a passion again. 
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Colorful Zentangle Spray
Here's a colored zentangle that I drew and colored. I used Prismacolor Pencils on 9x12 paper. I have no idea what the paper is, possibly vellum.
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Splash Eye
This is one of my early watercolors.  I just was playing around with the watercolors and seeing what happened. And yes, I was cackling wildly as I did.

Random watercolor paper, Daniel Smith watercolors.  I even used iridescent paint, which was loads of fun.
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MiloshJevremovic Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for watch :)
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AKoukis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  New Deviant Professional Writer
Thank you so much for the watch! ^ ^ I really appreciate the support!
You can also find me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aik.koukis
And on Patreon: www.patreon.com/akoukis
(My Patrons will get extra art and tutorials as a reward!)
I also have opened commissions for feature on my profile and an extra gift of a .png lineart of one character for 100 :points: or a realistic portrait of one character for 4000 :points: (PayPal also available) to raise money to print the "Nightfall" book!
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
:iconthankyoujump::iconthankyoujump1::iconthankyoujump2: for the watch :iconblueheartplz:
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Adniv Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
Thank you so much for the watch! :D
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Sallysoria Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  New Deviant
You have a beautiful style! And THX for the watch!
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LadyTinuz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the +watch!
I appreciate it. :)
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TakaTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for adding me to your watch list!
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017
 
Thank you for the :+devwatch:
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! 

Thank you very much for visiting. Thank you for adding my work to your list of favourites. And thank you very much for adding me to your list of watched deviants. I really appreciate your vote of confidence. And I hope that I will not disappoint you in the future! 

Many sincere thanks,
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Lauredin Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the watch! Fractal thingie 4 by Lauredin  
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