This is a very special sketchbook tour. I started using this sketchbook back in 2009, and it's 2023 now... So this sketchbook is quite a journey from my very first watercolor urban sketches to various mixed media stuff that I'm doing right now.
Although it took me so long to complete it, I'm really fond of this sketchbook because some of my favorite drawings are inside.
Long video with explanations of inspiration & the techniques I used
Short video, no talking
Here are a few other mixed media sketchbook tour videos:
P.S. If you're wondering, this is a Winsor & Newton 170g spiral-bound sketchbook that I bought way back in 2005. Although they still have sketchbooks that look like this one, as far as I know the paper is not the same quality. This old sketchbook handled watercolor and ink fairly well, like a cellulose hot press sketchbook. The cartridge paper in the newer sketchbooks is not as good. Although I've enjoyed using this sketchbook (apart from the spiral) I can't recommend W&N sketchbooks in general.
Posted on 28.09.2023 21:45 CET in: character design, doodles, fashion, fantasy, landscape, life drawing, nature, portraits, sketches, traditional, urban | Comments
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.
Look what the cat dragged in! *ta-dam-tsssssss*
So this is the first share-worthy sketch in my sketchbook number 10, since I've started using it in January this year. Depressing? Perhaps.
I drew this cat gentleman (gentlecat?) and the sleeping beauty for a weekly twitter challenge #crtkamo. Ink, watercolor and white gel pen.
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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.