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June 26, 2019

Watercolor Paintings Of “Game Of Thrones” Characters As Sloths

Watercolor is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble vehicle.

The term “watercolor” refers to both the medium and the resulting artwork. The traditional and most common support for watercolor paintings is paper, although other supports include papyrus, bark papers, plastics, vellum or leather, fabric, wood, and even canvas.

Watercolors are usually transparent, and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a relatively pure form with few types of filler obscuring the pigment colors. Watercolor can also be made opaque by adding Chinese white.

In East Asia, watercolor painting with inks is referred to as brush painting or scroll painting. In Chinese, Korean, and Japanese painting it has been the dominant medium, often in monochrome black or browns. India, Ethiopia and other countries also have long traditions.

Finger painting with watercolor paints originated in China.

Although watercolor painting is extremely old, dating perhaps to the cave paintings of paleolithic Europe, and has been used for manuscript illumination since at least Egyptian times but especially in the European Middle Ages, its continuous history as an art medium begins in the Renaissance.

The German Northern Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, he painted several fine botanical, wildlife and landscape watercolors, is generally considered among the earliest exponents of the medium.

An important school of watercolor painting in Germany was led by Hans Bol as part of the Dürer Renaissance.

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