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Yet another coffee painting :)

The Shire

Jul 21 2014, 3:21pm

Post #1 of 16 (666 views)
Yet another coffee painting :) Can't Post

I've finally finished my painting of Gandalf and Radagast! I started in January, working on it on and off and finally finished it a few days ago.
I've only used instant coffee and water. It's taken sooo many hours. Here's the scanned version and some pictures for scale and details :)



Jul 21 2014, 5:55pm

Post #2 of 16 (521 views)
This is amazing! [In reply to] Can't Post

Done only using coffee and water? Wow! Smile

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Jul 21 2014, 7:19pm

Post #3 of 16 (519 views)
Very nice... [In reply to] Can't Post

Most folks do not think of coffee as an artistic medium. However, that is true with many materials!

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The Shire

Jul 21 2014, 7:41pm

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Oops, forgot to make an actual link [In reply to] Can't Post


The Shire

Jul 21 2014, 7:42pm

Post #5 of 16 (501 views)
:) [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you very much! ^^ Yep, just coffee... and pencil for the sketch, of course :P


Jul 21 2014, 11:09pm

Post #6 of 16 (504 views)
Wow, the details are amazing [In reply to] Can't Post

Very well done, thanks for sharing!

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Tol Eressea

Jul 22 2014, 12:06am

Post #7 of 16 (507 views)
I just love these. [In reply to] Can't Post

And I bet they smell pretty good! I just love the smell of coffee Evil ah......

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The Shire

Jul 22 2014, 11:38am

Post #8 of 16 (502 views)
Thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah, a lot of people have questioned it and say I should use proper paint. But I love working with coffee, and I haven't given up on oil or acrylics ;)

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Jul 29 2014, 7:36am

Post #9 of 16 (474 views)
Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

That is gorgeous! I've never heard of painting with coffee before, but I love the results. Cool


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Jul 29 2014, 7:42am

Post #10 of 16 (477 views)
Simply gorgeous [In reply to] Can't Post

and I saw it in imgur before here and it already called my attention. :)

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Tol Eressea

Jul 29 2014, 12:35pm

Post #11 of 16 (464 views)
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The flagon with the dragon has the brew that is true!

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Jul 29 2014, 1:16pm

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Stunning! [In reply to] Can't Post

If you ever sell these where I live I would buy them.

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Jul 29 2014, 2:55pm

Post #13 of 16 (488 views)
you are a fantastic artist [In reply to] Can't Post

these are stunning and so creative!!

I love them.Laugh

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The Shire

Aug 14 2014, 8:28pm

Post #14 of 16 (465 views)
Fantastic work! Wish I could do that. :D [In reply to] Can't Post



Aug 23 2014, 9:23pm

Post #15 of 16 (431 views)
Beautiful [In reply to] Can't Post

I love to view the 'in progress' images too. You are very talented, it must be a wonderful feeling to complete a piece like that and be able to have such a fine finished work. Gorgeous!


Aug 24 2014, 9:41am

Post #16 of 16 (535 views)
Wow, that is amazing! [In reply to] Can't Post

The only 'art' I've ever made with coffee is drawing patterns in the foam, or a pattern of coffee rings.
This is fantastic. I must try coffee painting myself some time. :)

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