I used this sketchbook from 2012 to 2020. This was a totally experimental sketchbook where I explored different techniques from simple pencil and ink drawing, colored pencils, water-soluble pencils and crayons, acrylic paint, gouache, oil and soft pastels, collage, and more.
The scans of some of my favorite pages are in my sketchbook gallery: Best of Mixed Media Art Journal #6. You can also see photos of some of the spreads from this one in my article: My 6 favorite mixed media art journal & sketchbook techniques.
There are also many posts previously published on this blog from this very sketchbook:
Well, this blog hasn't been getting enough love ever since I started publishing my weekly posts on my official blog, but it's difficult to keep up with that many sites... and I noticed I still haven't shared this video with you.
This is a video of my drawing process in my sketchbook using ink and watercolor, from sketch to finish. The video is at 10x the normal speed, and the actual drawing took over an hour.
You can see the rest of the drawings from this series in this post.
P.S. Notice anything new here? That's right, I changed the design for the first time since 2007.
It should look good even on phones, but if you notice anything wonky, let me know in the comments.
I'm working on a new traditional painting, and here are the studies I did. First one in pencil, and another one is a color study I did in Photoshop.
Graphite pencil on 30x40cm paper.
A quick painting in Photoshop with a Wacom tablet.
Today I finidhed a new personal digital painting, and here are a few process steps:
The first step is after 2 hours, the second step after 4 hours, and last it the final image after 5 hours 50 minutes total. You can see the large finished work here.
I've been working on so many things lately I didn't have the time to update this sketchblog. I refuse to give it up, though!
My recent sketchbook entries follow a surreal theme, and I've been drawing a hell of a lot trees recently.
All of these are drawn with pencil in a Canson sketchbook.
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If you'd like to see more of my finished work, check out my official portfolio and blog NelaDunato.com!