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Tistelmark
Björn
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current resident: Stockholm area , Sweden

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i don't mind if you criticize my paintings
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Some questions from different interviews.

1. Is there a story behind your deviantART name?   
Tistelmark means where the thistles grow in Swedish.  I choose this name because thistles symbolize for me the wilderness, which  the society and the traditions can´t control.

2.  Do you draw from imagination or from life?
I create most pictures from my imagination. When I paint trees and landscapes, I have neither a photo nor a scenery for inspiration. Maybe people like my trees because I paint them directly from my mind.

3.  Do you favor one art medium over another? Why?
I like watercolor because I've learned to control the technique better than other techniques. It is possible both to create more uncontrolled with the technique "wet on wet" in  watercolor technique, while it is also possible to create details with "wet on dry" watercolor technique. And I like the contrast between "wet on dry"  techniques and "wet on wet" technique. Unfortunately I feel that my paintings are to much "wet on dry" and too little "wet on wet". With other words, I would like to paint more uncontrolled.

4. What inspired you to draw and paint?
I want to find the ultimate feeling in the creation of my art, with every stroke of the brush and with  every movement of the pencil.

5. Who inspired you into drawing/painting?
My mother, we painted together when I was little.

6. What's more important, content or technique?
I put more emphasis on motives than technique in comparison with many other watercolor painters in Sweden. The most important thing is to express something when you paint which you can do both with technique and motives.

7. Do you have any special tips or "secrets" you can share with other ?
Create emptiness in your life, do not sit in front of television, computer, or mobile screens all the time, even a too frequent use of Devianart destroys your creativity. Create what you feel is right, not what you think the environment wants you to create.

8. Can you possibly share with me the technique that you used for this? How you went about painting with the watercolors, and the process in general?
Hi Jayden
How I do:
* I usually start with a weak drawing. I use graphite pencils, it is different for different paintings.
* I paint the foreground on dry paper and the background on half wet or dry paper.
* It is very important that you always use a variety of shades of color that you mix up. I often tone down the colors in some part of my paintings.
* I Work always very slow with thin layers of color.
* I  use extreme small brushes.
* My deep fascination for trees have helped me to paint them. This allows me to paint trees directly from my head, and it gives the trees more feeling than trees which are painted from photographs.

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Paivatar Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the faves (tackar!) :)
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Pale-Fish Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great galery!!!:)
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:icontistelmark:
Thanks for the comment and for the watch.
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Dark-Lioncourt Apr 13, 2014  Professional
Whoa, what an amazing works you have here! Big watch! :)
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:icontistelmark:
Big thank you
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Dark-Lioncourt Apr 14, 2014  Professional
Most welcome :)
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wesleyharmon Apr 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
dude. holy crap. you are an incredible artist. 
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:icontistelmark:
Thanks, I like your paintings.
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wesleyharmon Apr 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks man! And thanks for all the favs, I appreciate it a ton!
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LoByteSo Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Tistelmark, :wave:

We are proud to have you as a member in our FineArtGroup.
Enjoy a collection of beautiful pictures and share your own art with us.
We hope you will have a great time with our group. :-)
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:icontistelmark:
Thank you so much
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Levitating-Elephant Mar 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the +fav!!
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:iconalonsocedillo:
thank you so much for the fav mate.
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marcgosselin Jan 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy new year Bjorn.
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:icontistelmark:
Happy new year Marc.

I'm really sorry for the "exquisite corpse"
Do you still want to do it?
I want , and I promise to do it.
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marcgosselin Jan 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I am still very interested in collaborating on an "EC" with you.
Looks like we have both been busy, and unable to start one, but I promise as soon as I possibly can I will send you one.
If you have time I will look forward to receiving your "EC".
I hope all is well with you.
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:icontistelmark:
I look forward to working with you. but I going to move to a new apartment and will not have so much time the next 2-3 weeks.
Who will do the first part? did you suggested that we should do two? I'm no expert on "EC"
I hope all is well with you.
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Thank you very much for the favs.
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DonsDigitalCreations Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for the faves!!Raising Hat Emoticon
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Speck2 Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Thanks so much for the fav dear friend.

Cindy

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:icontistelmark:
I like your nature photos
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Speck2 Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much dear friend an for the favs!!! As you know I enjoy your work immensely!!!
Happy New Year!!  :party:
Cindy
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:icontistelmark:
I hope you get a great new year in Texas
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Okulana Nov 25, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you for adding my work to your gallery! I am interested a lot of an art from your country. I see something common (like the spirit) in different types of an art from Sweden - in music and painting and movie an else. And just can`t unravel what the spirit is this. I like some north dark metal bands and I see rather exact  expression of the atmosphere they make in your works. Sorry for such private and confuse text and my not-good-at-all english.
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:icontistelmark:
I like your artwork, you have a good and natural watercolor techniques.

Maybe there are some similarity in swedish art and music I do not know, but there are many people engaged in arts and music in Scandinavia, all Scandinavian countries are very similar. I like the swedish watercolor superstar "Lars Lerin," he is to big for devianart.Which metal band do you associate with my art?

My English is not good at all, but I'm learning english from answer comments all the time. Before people did not even understand what I wrote on deviantart. I hope they can understand me nowadays.
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