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Sketchbook update: nature edition

I've found a few scans that I never published here, so I'm doing that today.

Stone arch - ink and watercolor sketch

This is a stone arch by the coffee shop in Kostrena, where I often go for a walk. Brush pen and watercolor sketch.
I cropped the right page because it's mostly empty.

Krk bridge - watercolor sketch

This is the bridge that connects my home island Krk with the land, viewed from the Kostrena beach.

Trees and grass near the beach - watercolor sketch

The last one was from a few days ago when I spent a couple of days hanging out on the beach in my hometown. I also have an instagram shot of the page spread where my boyfriend sketched some geometric patterns on the other page:

Sketchbook sharing - Nela's watercolor sketch on the left, David's pen sketch on the right


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Azrael process

Today I finidhed a new personal digital painting, and here are a few process steps:

Azrael digital painting WIP

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.

SketchCrawl portraits

Today a few of my friends met up at a coffee shop at the top of a building with a nice view, and we sketched for 2 hours. Unfortunately our obligations didn't allow us to spend the entire day sketching like we did last time. Here are my 2 sketches:

Pencil portrait on toned paper

My friend Maja done with sanguine, black and white pencils on toned paper.

Watercolor little girl portrait

Maja's little sister Nina done with watercolor in a sketchbook.

And here are some photos so you can compare haha! :)
My sketching partners Nina, Josipa and Maja happily sketching away:

SketchCrawl sketching

And here are Nina, me and Maja with our portraits: Nina's drawing of me, and my drawings of Nina and Maja. (We forgot to include Nina's drawing of Maja which is also wonderful!)

SketchCrawl results

Next time we're spending an entire afternoon sketching outside, promise :)

The Sketchbook Project - Imagination

Pages 16 and 17 of The Sketchbook Project.

Imagination - watercolor visionary portrait

Watercolor, colored pencils, gouache and gel pens in a 12.5x18cm sketchbook. The paper is terrible for watercolor, I had to photograph it because the scan was all wrinkled. Getting accurate colors with this is impossible, you have to trust me that it looks much richer in person.

Here is a detail of the glittery 3rd eye:

Imagination - detail of the 3rd eye

12 more days to go, 22 pages + covers to fill up... Wish me luck.

Maple elemental study

A few days before I moved from my old apartment I was walking around my hood and found scattered leaves from the poor trees that were suffering from draught. Since I already had an idea of drawing plant elementals, I picked up some leaves and seeds for reference and drew this in my sketchbook:

Maple elemental pencil and watercolor drawing

Graphite pencil and watercolor in a Canson sketchbook. I plan to turn this into a digital painting so critique is very welcome.
Here are some steps from sketch to finish:

Maple elemental work in progress sketches

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