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NemoPS
03-04-2013, 05:13 PM
Hi everybody!
I decided to post a couple of images and keep a regular sketchbook updated.

The first ones are not so implressive, actually; i've also posted them in the Drawing and sketching forums classrom, here they are:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Mar-2013/1130582-shading.jpg


Now, for the newxt ones: I'm not a big fan of japanes animation, but there are a couple of ones which i REALLY love. The first one is "The secret of blue water", the other one "Ranma 1/2". This last one is the subject of my latest sketches. I just end up cryying in laughter at every episode, and can't help sketchin down some characters from the screen. I tried to get the costruction lines too (erased) without great results for the oddity of the manga style. I just love them anyway, here they are:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Mar-2013/1130582-ranma1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Mar-2013/1130582-ranma2.jpg

(had to stick together 2 scans for this last one, since I've got an a4 scanner and the paper was a3)


Of course, I also love traditional western characters:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Mar-2013/1130582-donald_bigbadwolf.jpg


I usually do gesture drawings when sketching, but I've been feeling rather... cartoonish! Recently :)

Cheers!

MartinaL
03-05-2013, 04:54 AM
These are all great done!

Martina

bookscorpion
03-05-2013, 04:57 AM
I love the horse, that's beautiful. The panda with the telephone makes me giggle.
Ranma 1/2 is weird, even for manga. One thing those manga do extremely well is convey emotions with just a few lines, so there's definitely something to learn there.

NemoPS
03-05-2013, 05:11 AM
These are all great done!

Martina


Thanks!


@bookscorpion: thank you!
Actually, that's exactly what I love of ranma 1/2, and what I'd like to take from thes drawings and being able to apply the principles to other (maybe even realistic why not?) drawings :D

DrDebby
03-05-2013, 05:09 PM
Marvelous sketches. Great cartoons.

RainySea
03-06-2013, 02:01 PM
Hello and welcome. nice sketches. . . looks like you are having fun.

JTMB
03-07-2013, 10:52 AM
Very enjoyable and expressive sketches!

NemoPS
03-10-2013, 06:35 PM
Here come more, these are a lot more like what I usually d (that is, gesture drawings!)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Mar-2013/1130582-gestures_9-10.jpg

and other half

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Mar-2013/1130582-gestures_9-102.jpg

Fabio

DrDebby
03-10-2013, 10:06 PM
Nice gesture sketches.

Queenie83
03-11-2013, 12:52 PM
I really like your sketches!!!

Joan T
03-12-2013, 05:34 PM
Nice sketches. Good movement.

NemoPS
05-03-2013, 05:46 PM
I know I should have posted more, but I sticked to the drawing learning zone. To prevent a horrible death of the thread, I'm posting the last entries here too :D

This is a photo, as I used charcoal and no fixative, I believe it would have killed my scanner!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-May-2013/1130582-mnms_final.jpg


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-May-2013/1130582-wc_lesson5_exercises.jpg
notice the right hand weirdo, a pokemon I used to draw when I was a kid. This and his many moods -> http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lbfq9dv5Ba1qclyej.jpg

cheers!

Fabio

DrDebby
05-04-2013, 02:50 PM
Delightful sketches.

NemoPS
05-26-2013, 04:57 PM
Another entry from the classroom
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-May-2013/1130582-babel_tower.jpg

DrDebby
05-27-2013, 03:22 PM
Oh my, that's one huge building. Great job.

NemoPS
05-28-2013, 05:13 PM
I recently bought Bob Davies's Watercolour Secrets course. Here are some attempts I scanned.

I basically started with Wc in march, even though I had a single try last year with no success. Seems to be running a lot better this time!
Please be merceless! :)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-May-2013/1130582-wc_mountain.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-May-2013/1130582-wc_cloudy_sunset.jpg

First one: an anonymous unbranded no 10 brush with pearl synthetic fiber on 90lb stretched paper
Second one: davinci nova synthetics no 10 on the same paper.


And now, it's probably time to get some decent 140lb bockingford and a cosmotop brush :D

DrDebby
05-29-2013, 04:10 PM
If that's what you are doing with light watercolor paper and a cheap brush, you definitely deserve to have some better supplies. These are wonderful.

NemoPS
05-29-2013, 04:35 PM
That's so kind :) thanks!

To be more specific the paper brand is gerstaecker no3 watercolour - 90lb. It's not bad if stretched, but it makes brushmarks so evident compared to another one I ran out of (gerstaecker again, but called waterdcolour classic this time, 140lb). I just ordered a bunch of 140lb bockingford, I hope I can do something cool with it!

Joan T
05-29-2013, 09:18 PM
I love that building! Nice work with the watercolors...you should definitely get better supplies. Can't wait to see what you do then.

Carole A
05-31-2013, 12:31 AM
I know that I can't describe this well, but scrolling down slowly from the very top of your building to the bottom created the sensation that the building was actually moving toward me. That is a most impressive drawing; the perspective seems to me to be right on.

How long did it take you to draw that, if I may ask?

Carole A

NemoPS
05-31-2013, 03:49 AM
Hi Carole, and thanks!

Well, considering it was just meant to be a sketch (excercise for the D&S classroom on conical objects) it took a whole lot, especially those arches/doors/columns. I could only work on it for about 15 minutes a day (an hour on sundays) so it took about 10 days.


Actually, I've always been amazed by the tower of babel, and i've always wanted to draw it. It gives me a feeling of ....scale? Yeah. I will definitely do it properly (on good paper, with proper shadowing) someday. Here is the reference I used:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_E_o_0Bdm4GA/TDAoj3KN48I/AAAAAAAA4zw/BHAKdIjuVXc/s1600/Unknown+Flemish+master+'Tower+of+Babel',+1587-.bmp

ElleZee
06-25-2013, 08:13 AM
Beautiful drawings, gesture sketches and paintings, love them all. The Tower of Babel is impressive, very nicely done.

NemoPS
08-01-2013, 05:25 PM
Hey everybody!
I know I haven't been posting for a while, but I wanted to share my latest paniting in WC as I've been told it is quite decent.

I made it for a friend, and it's a copy of an artwork from the 1999 videogame FInal Fantasy IX.

Here it comes, Lindblum Castle in watercolors

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2013/1130582-reduced.jpg


Sorry about the pic quality, it's a photo I took after framing it, while it was sitting on a table :D

DrDebby
08-01-2013, 05:27 PM
Cool.

Joan T
08-02-2013, 09:16 PM
What a complex scene. Nice!!!

NemoPS
10-19-2014, 04:03 PM
Re-summoning this old thread :D
I am taking an online watercolor class so I started sketching out a coupe of landscape studies for tonal values (and to be able to do it on the field when I go out, wanna give it a try)


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Oct-2014/1130582-sketches.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Oct-2014/1130582-sketches2.jpg

See you soon with other sketches!

DrDebby
10-20-2014, 01:42 PM
Great thumbnails.

zebby
10-20-2014, 01:57 PM
i like your buildings but I love the mountain and then the one under it with the sun coming through the clouds.

NemoPS
10-21-2014, 05:09 AM
Watercolor studies from one of the above. First one: cobalt, alizarin crimson, raw sienna; Second: ultramarine, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, permanent rose, lemon yellow

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Oct-2014/1130582-3_2.jpg

Joan T
10-21-2014, 10:07 AM
Nice landscape sketches and you did a great job turning them into watercolors!

NemoPS
10-21-2014, 10:08 AM
Thanks everyone! :D

eyepaint
10-21-2014, 10:19 AM
Great thumbnails.


I agree! Well done on those studies!

NemoPS
10-28-2014, 06:57 AM
Thanks! :D
here are some others, snowy mountains
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Oct-2014/1130582-snow_capped.jpg

Katie Marie
10-28-2014, 11:28 AM
Beautiful!

DrDebby
10-28-2014, 02:46 PM
Incredible. The shadows on the snow are wonderful.

Joan T
10-28-2014, 04:39 PM
Nice shadows! Very convincing.

NemoPS
10-30-2014, 04:38 PM
Thanks everyone :D

New sketch portrait:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Oct-2014/1130582-yuki.jpg

13x17cm, 2b, 4b and mostly 8b on Canson XL

robertsloan2
10-30-2014, 08:07 PM
I love those rugged mountains! They look so huge and natural, inspiring! Gorgeous smile on a beautifully drawn lady. Well done!

Went back to the beginning, laughed and loved your cartoons, loved your renderings and thumbnails. Interesting fantasy castle from the game and enormous spiral tower. You're very good and improving constantly. Love your range overall. I have Watercolor Secrets DVDs too and they are great, smiled at recognizing exercises done far better than mine and at the Davies palette. It's a good palette. You can do just about everything with that. It includes my favorite minimal palette - Ultramarine, Permanent Rose and Lemon Yellow.

DrDebby
10-31-2014, 01:35 PM
Such a delightful portrait.

NemoPS
11-02-2014, 05:59 PM
I went out for a sketchwalk today. I tried sketching the two major churches we have directly on location, and it was quite a struggle compared to my usual photo references! The biggest issue has been perspective, and indeed itís noticeable how both buildings (but especially the first one) have vertical lines that come closer towards the bottom. Bad result, but itís always practice!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2014/1130582-santa_maria.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2014/1130582-san_nicola.jpg

DrDebby
11-03-2014, 02:57 PM
Practice is what teaches. Great sketches.

NemoPS
11-03-2014, 03:58 PM
Indeed! I went totally off with perspective and measurements but I learned a lot (this, at least, pay more attention to perspective when drawing on location :D ). And I had fun, that's the best part :)

Joan T
11-03-2014, 04:18 PM
Love the beautiful portrait. Sketching on location is great practice and really makes you pay attention to what you are sketching. It is a lot of fun!

NemoPS
11-07-2014, 05:13 AM
Yet another portrait, from an old videogame this time (Final Fantasy X). This is the one of the main characters

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Nov-2014/1130582-Yuna.jpg

The original: http://gamingactu.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/final_fantasy_x_6683.jpeg

DrDebby
11-07-2014, 01:23 PM
Lovely portrait.

Scattykat
11-09-2014, 03:17 PM
...lots to look at, cool sketches and bute portraits :)

NemoPS
11-16-2014, 05:07 PM
Another sketchwalk! :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2014/1130582-archway.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2014/1130582-cappuccini_1.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2014/1130582-various_sketches.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2014/1130582-vista.jpg

Lastly, a quick WC sketch I made out of a photo I took when coming back home (weather was getting SO bad! :D )

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2014/1130582-nebrodi_storm.jpg

eyepaint
11-16-2014, 10:36 PM
Woo hoo! Great ink works!

DrDebby
11-17-2014, 02:56 PM
Wonderful architectural sketches. Lovely landscape.

Joan T
11-20-2014, 05:45 PM
I love the portrait but the sketches from the sketch walk have an energy and life to them. Lovely work!!

NemoPS
11-20-2014, 06:11 PM
Thanks!
20 minutes craziness:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Nov-2014/1130582-IMG_083.jpg

DrDebby
11-21-2014, 01:58 PM
Clever cartoon. :)

Joan T
12-01-2014, 08:07 PM
Cute cartoon!

NemoPS
12-16-2014, 03:42 AM
Thanks!
Feelin like Christmas, I came up with some watercolor cards I sent out

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2014/1130582-xmascard1.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2014/1130582-xmas1.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2014/1130582-xmas2.jpg

Happy holidays everyone!

DrDebby
12-16-2014, 02:23 PM
Lovely Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing.

Glynda B.
12-20-2014, 07:47 AM
Wonderful Christmas cards. Brightened my morning. Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Joan T
12-21-2014, 05:28 PM
Great Christmas cards!!! Merry Christmas!