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An experiment in painting with coffee (regular and espresso ... heh) and India ink on bristol. I personally hate the stuff (I mean coffee ... I have nothing against India ink, although you won't catch me drinking that either). But I wanted a brown colour, and I was too cheap to get brown ink. So, coffee.

Didn't have a subject in mind when I started this. I thought one of the ink spots looked like a face, so I painted the scary angel dude around it.

Now my apartment smells like burnt coffee. :P
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hokuto Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Damn, that looks lovely - what beautiful textures. :heart:
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Thank you! :aww:
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xxsqueekbatxx Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Great texture, I love to see people experiment with media like this :)
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Thanks! :3 I had a lot of fun experimenting with different media. (I think I should do it more often. XD )
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genevievego Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
i love painting with coffee :heart:
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
Yay! :D It's fun, isn't it?
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genevievego Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
haha yeah :drunk:
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saprophilous Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
mmm, beautiful textures and colors -- now I want a cup of joe. This is an inspiring picture all around
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Wow, thank you! :blushes:
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azraelengel Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love how the top looks like two angel wings, and you really have to squint towards the middle and try to make something up to form a shape. Very abstract. Great color, too... The coffee worked well.
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
Thank you very much! :D
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Kenu Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not one for abstract art usually, but the environment in this is.. I dunno. Its good. I like it. :)
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Thanks! I'm really glad you think it's good. :hug:
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XIXO7 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
nice ...
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
Thank you! :aww:
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Robato Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
mmmmm. india ink...(just kidding) what an awesome idea! really creative.
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :aww:
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
Nice form and fine tones. I really like the contrast and stylization. Mysterious and atmospheric.
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
Thank you! I really appreciate the comment. :)
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
You're welcome:).
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amnesiaclyric Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
Before today, I'd never heard of coffee as a medium.. You get a +fav just for that. <3 Though don't be offended.. I like a lot of your gallery better. :D
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
Wow, thanks for the fav! ^^ I'm glad if this introduces more people to the idea of coffee painting. I just learned about it recently, and I think it's really cool.

Don't worry, I'm not offended. This was just an experiment, and I realise it's not terribly original (I think I've been fawning over *amihedgehog's work a little too much lately and it's starting to get pretty blatant ... heh) ... mostly I was just trying to get a feel for the coffee. :D I'd like to do more with it eventually.

By the way, I love that avatar. XD
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Velasa Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006   Traditional Artist
Smelling like coffee= awesome. Smelling like burns coffee... maybe not.
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
LOL! I ordinarily enjoy the smell of coffee, and I like things which taste like coffee but aren't ... I mean, whoever invented coffee flavoured yogurt is a genius. ;P But it does get to be a bit overpowering when you've been painting with stale coffee grounds for a couple of hours, and the apartment is basically a small bedroom .... :O It still smells like coffee in here, although I think I'm getting used to it. ^^
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Xenosnake Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Nice!! ^_^ Coffee has lots of uses! XD
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
Hehe, thanks! It is very useful stuff, isn't it?
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Xenosnake Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
yeah keeps me going!! XD
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
Caffeine is a wonderful thing. :D I don't know how I'd survive without it. (I'd probably sleep ... a lot.)
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DeactivatimusPrime Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Very cool! :3
I've been wanting to try painting in coffee, but I haven't gotten around to it lately.
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
Coffee painting is fun, although it can be sort of a mess. ^^ But I highly recommend it!
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AirenWoodmoon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I love how the figure is very subtle and barely seen. That with the wings adds a very nice effect. I really love the whole feel to the piece; especially how the wings are really the only thing which extends into the white border.

The brown ink that I have actually ends up the perfect color of blood. Maybe it's just the brand I have.
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
Thanks! :hug:

I had fun doing this ... it was the first time I'd attempted this sort of thing, and I think the coffee worked unexpectedly well. :)
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AirenWoodmoon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:

It worked really well, very erethral. (Can't spell tonight...)
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