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Sundry Watercolor Sketches 1 by nicholaskole Sundry Watercolor Sketches 1 by nicholaskole
SO...recently I've been doing a lot of sketching in ballpoint and prussian blue watercolor. I haven't posted any of it up here since I wasn't sure the DA community would be that interested in my sketches. But people who read my blog seem to like it- so I thought I'd toss it up here!

It relaxes me to loosen up and let go of my feeling of responsibility to render everything out. I do a lot more of this now than I do "finished" work. And you know what? I like it more.

These are an assortment of some of my favorite sketches over the last 6 months or so.
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Miracleoceans Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I really love it. :) makes me happy and seems like things i would see at a park
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:) thanks for taking the time to look- I love sketching, it makes me stop and observe and appreciate!
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flinx Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
These are beautiful :) I love them.
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aedifico Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gah, these are beautiful! I haven't tried watercolor since I was a kid, but this makes my want to give it another go. :)
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You should! it can be really relaxing if you just let it do it's thing!
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Love the trees
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SuperChibiQueer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
how do you control the watercolor so well? Both in color and shape? I find that when i work in watercolor it seems to go wherever it wants and it all looks the same color. I love these sketches and were wondering if you had any tips since you've controlled the medium so well even in small sketches?
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SiOtheCaveman Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Yea this is really inspiring. You have a nice concept of light in your pics even with the simplistic one tone colouring. I like it a lot.
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batlesbo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am VERY interested in those sketches!! Thanks for putting them up, they're fabulous :heart:
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yay! thanks for the favs :)
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SethKearsley Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Really nice stuff....makes me realize I need to get off my ass and do more watercolor myself.
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's fun! you can do it WITHOUT getting off your ass!
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HurricaneLeslie1 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
They are beautiful. And they feel relaxed, like summer time. :)
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
SUMMER TIME :D
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kvweber Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
These are gorgeous, please do not hesitate to post as many sketches as you want to dA.
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, thanks! I certainly won't- there's plenty more where these came from!
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brimagination Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
faabulous
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thaaanks :)
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fabiolagarza Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
^_^ thanks, lady! I want to see some of your sketchier work make it's was on up here next!
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Vardagaladhiel Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012   General Artist
I love how atmospheric the blue makes these sketches! My favourite is probably the old man and the child, he looks like he's telling the child a great story!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I fell in love with this blue and never looked back. For whatever reason I can't imagine sketching in another color. I will try it sometime, though!
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OrangePopFox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Lovely! The environments especially!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
^_^ thanks! I've been trying to do more scenes...and loosening up like this has helped me to approach my fears a little more readily.
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gweenypig48 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Your style comes even more through your sketches, and that's exactly what I love about your work! Keep posting these here, please! I know I am certainly interested.
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like seeing more concentrated examples of my style! It is certainly much more personal to me- I'll keep posting them :)
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am quite obsessed with your style, fantastic work!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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awrugro Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
not at all! sketches are always more interesting to me than finished drawings XD
absolutely love these :heart:
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:) that's encouraging to hear! Glad you like em.
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Apokryph Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
sketches are always more than welcome, do keep them coming. very much enjoyed the two sheets, especially the streetscene from 2
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
the top-rightmost scene? I liked doing that one- it was very liberating to get that loose with the architecture
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11th-Coffee Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The old man with the propeller hat is the cutest thing I've seen this month!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
^_^ thanks!
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