Posts in category "sketches"

Sketching process video: Aqua lady

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.

Sketchbook update: art journal edition

I barely find the time to scan all my sketches and post them here, so I selected a few of the most interesting ones from the previous month. In today's post I have the ones that I do when just I want to relax or process stuff that's bothering me.

Surreal swirly female figure ink sketch

This doodle was done with a Sakura Micron fineliner and Pentel brush pen in a Canson sketchbook.

Art journal spread - Gouache paint, pastels and color pencils in a Moleskine sketchbook

I started on the right page because I was in pain because of my period and I felt really crappy, but then I decided to spread over to the left page which was covered in ink doodles and paint over that.
Gouache paint, pastels and color pencils in a Moleskine sketchbook.

Ink and colored pencil doodle

Pentel brush pen and colored pencils in a Canson sketchbook.

Dream journal - Gouache paint and colored pencil

This weird fellow appeared in my dream where I watched a video of a woman artist painting and the painting kept changing all the time. Actually my drawing looks nothing like it because the vision faded soon after I woke up, but the colors and the bird-man shape were what I remembered.
Gouache paint and colored pencil in a Canson sketchbook.

Paper cutting and watercolor

This was an experiment I did. I wanted to try paper cutting for a long time, but never had a proper scalpel. Then I bought a scalpel and a cutting mat and this is my first try. I cleaned it up a bit, but the paper tore in a couple of places, obviously I'm a beginner at this.
Paper cutting and watercolor in a Canson sketchbook.


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Daughter of the Forest studies

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.

Daughter of the Forest study, graphite pencil on 30x40cm paper

Graphite pencil on 30x40cm paper.

Daughter of the Forest color study, painted in Photoshop

A quick painting in Photoshop with a Wacom tablet.

Collection of surreal pencil sketches

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.

Surreal pencil sketch - tangled hair

Surreal pencil sketch - boy with a bird hood

Surreal pencil sketch - Winter

Surreal pencil sketch - random creepy tree creature

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!

Demon and a sci-fi skull

As promised, here are some fantasy sketches I did last weekend.
I got a new hard drive and only have GIMP installed right now so the quality and compression on these last few posted images is worse than I'm used to. Sorry about that.

Demon ink and watercolor drawing

Pen and ink plus watercolor in a Canson sketchbook.
I haven't used pen and ink in a loooong time. Time to practice it some more.

Sci-fi skull graphite pencil sketch

Graphite pencil & eraser in a Canson sketchbook.

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