I use a combination of photos and observation. I've got dozens of water photos that I've taken over the year, for starters. And it gets to the point that if you paint a subject frequently enough, ya get to know how it works...but see, I'm not telling you anything new... By the way, thanks for faving it.
The first time I don't clicked on it yet, I thought it was a photo! And now I look at it, I don't know what to say! It's just amazing, I realy have to work at my skils if I want something with art later There's one thing I know, I'll never be as great as you! Man, I'm shocked with beautiness. It just look so real! The water, fur, grass, stones, trees, it al look REAL!!!
I have to admit, I had to look twice to see what you were talking about, (someone else made a similar comment) I've worked on it for so long...But thanks for pointing it out! I appreciate that. I s'ose when we get so involved, we miss out on stuff like that.