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Smudgy Little Paintings 'o8 by nicholaskole Smudgy Little Paintings 'o8 by nicholaskole
These are just a few dream/boredom color sketches I did while in Vienna this summer. A few are from life and most are spastic doodles from my head.
When I get stuck or feel a certain kind of need to make colors and the lack of motivation to work up a "finished" piece, I sit down and do one of these...they take like 10 minutes and they're just fun...no pressure. I mean, in the end they're not much...just some color notes for future reference, but my parents really like these smudgy little things so I thought maybe some of y'all might!
You can keep track of most of this little noodly stuff on my blog, if you like it: [link]
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:iconanoksunamun:
Anoksunamun Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I envy your drawing and coloring talent Llama-Emoji-40-(Sneaky) 
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TJverhagen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
these are great.. I love how you work with color..
I never could get the hang of that.
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PaperAnomaly Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have an amazing sense of color and their relationship with one another.
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:) thanks! Color matters a lot to me, so I've tried hard to figure it out. Look far back enough and you'll see; i wasn't always much good with it :D
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PaperAnomaly Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well you've certainly improved multitudes then
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ArtByDani Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I adore your art man! <3 teach me!
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shaione Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Color... *Drool*
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twinklepug Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love 'em! The atmospheres are fabulous. I wish I could visit each place. :)
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pani-godnosc Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
lovley!
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Batwynn Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
aahhh!


sorry for a repeat but, AAAHH! amazing!
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Batwynn Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
aaaaahhh.....!
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LoDoDaDee Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Wow these are lovely! I went to Vienna on a school trip last year, it's much prettier than the US ><
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional
I love the little circus image. Beautiful.
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r7ll Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
The smudginess lend the pictures lovely atmopshere. The panel with the circus and ferris wheel though, I reckon that one could hold its own as a separate painting :)
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HenrikeD Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Student Artist
I love these, there is allready so much atmosphere in them! :)
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RKDoodles Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
as i always say to myself...i prefer doodles and fast sketches over masterpieces. because of it's spontaneity and self-expression. hahaha and this has just that XD
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Linarya Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
All the colors in these are gorgeous!
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ktshy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful little pieces :)
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ShanghaiBoo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
wicked colours
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thedanhale Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool, I like the imaginative scenes and great use of color.
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coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Student Filmographer
Ooooh, you've got that vibrancy for colors :3
Love the circus one :heart:
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Aguaplano Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love so much your sketches! wonderful! :wow:
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Lilliasaid Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
So beautiful! Really nicely done!
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Alecueous Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
I love the little fairgrounds paint. It reminds me of 'Something Wicked This Way Comes', oddly enough. Also, the flying ship. Because who doesn't like flying ships?
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roby-boh Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional
I love very much this kind of things..because I really can't paint in such an expressive way ^^;
I particularly like the one with the trees and the rays of sun light..really nice colours! :)
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Ikimono1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
wow...most of these are really cool!
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Personally, these inspire me. I think I could get alot of the inspiration that I have been missing from your work.

:+fav: :hug:
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BlackBirdInk Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Digital Artist
crap! i mean this is a good idea and i need to do it! sorry ^^; i mean it very nice
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Javas Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Professional Artist
woah!love them!
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pichu4850 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
these are hell adorable, I love the feeling of each little painting.
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NymAulth Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
I really admire your backround skills! I'm particularly impressed with the vibrancy of some of the colors. Wish DA would show my work that bright :)
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celestialenvy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
They're all very nice and colourful, the little cicus tent is my favourite. :)
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ZeroDragon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
all i can think of is this is like a wave of all kinds on super colorz! :lol:
lol these little smudge pics are bundles of awesome! it'd be neat seeing them as full-grown paintings/pictures. :)
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lemonflower Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
When you say "Vienna"...I assume you mean "Super Mario World"? I like the foresty ones.
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
HA! Funny you should mention it...my sister and I got TOTALLY obsessed with playing Super Mario Sunshine until these kids we were babysitting for were like "can we borrow Mario?" and we were like "sure" and then they totally beat the game without us and we got back a memory card full of fail. SO, yes. I do mean that.
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ZODC Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
a friend commented on my newest piece .. and mentioned Steampunk ! it was the first time to hear this name .. so i searched & discovered what it was exactly .. "the style of Steampunk " and i saw the magazine of Steampunk .. there i fond your name among featured artists which leaded me automatically here to your DA page ..
long journey to find a talented artist like you my friend .. you have more to give am sure you will be better than what you are.
just enjoy your art
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks! I'm glad you stuck with it all the way to find my gallery :) Stick around and hopefully I won't disappoint! :D
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KPetrasko Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
These are incredible little studies. Great mood... I'm especially enjoying the circus tents. It's appropriately sized for a flea circus ;)
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KandeeClouds Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i like the circus picture the most, all of them could fit into a children illustration book :D
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Bambou-chan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Lovely colours! It's... magical *3*
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laughter-giraffeter Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008   Photographer
WHY ARE YOU SO. FREAKING. AMAZING?!

That carnival is just.....galgjlaksfdladjg.
These are fantastic. Blah. Jealousy.
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Walter-Ostlie Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so simple looking, but they say so much. impressive.
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TheWhiteLight Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Ha, really cool. A weird sort of minimalism.
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muffinman388 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
These are gorgeous man. Definitely faving these. Genius colors!! The circus one is incredible. great work sir
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PatentRose Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
"noodly". I love your technical terms. I love these- they're like gesture sketches! Da Vinci was famous for gesture sketches, so don't be putting 'em down, buddeh.

Your use of color, lighting and perspective continue to turn me greeeen with envy.
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theycallmegrace Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Very nice. I especially like the carnival one! :)
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geoffreydean Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WONDEROUS SMUDGE!
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honeydont Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
I love them!

the soft smudginess is very beautiful
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Synicalsel Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My God... these are so gorgeous. The colors are like the greatest eye-candy I've ever had. The blues, and oranges...

I adore paintings that look like concept-work, and these are no exception.

My favorite is the last one on the right. The purple's so beau-tee-ful. <3
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Artist
Beautiful! Your art always inspires me and pushes me to try new things. :D
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