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Watercolor Escaflowne and Gold Ochre by nicholaskole Watercolor Escaflowne and Gold Ochre by nicholaskole
A little more of what I've been up to, lately-
I recently got back into watching Escaflowne...which I only vaguely remembered from my childhood. It's one of those things that's been rattling around in my head ever since, and it was a really fun trip down memory lane to go through it again- it still holds up surprisingly well!
I was seized by the sudden urge to draw giant robots (which is a rare but powerful urge for me)
So this is just a bunch of lady-type dudes and aliens that seem to happen whenever I watch anime :p

Also: I forgot how much Dilandau fascinated me. Still creepy.

Some day I'm gonna have to do something with mechs in it...for Escaflowne and Gundam Wing's sake.

Also also- I spontaneously bought myself a new tube of paint this week: Gold Ochre! It turns out to be a really gorgeous warm orangey yellow and I'm excited to keep experimenting with it- It's good to mix it up a bit :)

More talkies on my blog: [link]
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spastic-frog Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
YOU DREW ESCAFLOWNE AND YOU DREW DILANDAU

oh my god I am 14 again.

(These are so awesome).
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha- I am super glad you love them :) I loved this show...
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DudeISoDumb Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I love your technique, it's so polished that even these sketches look very beautiful! I love it, well done!! :love:
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks bunches! I'm glad you like em!
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:iconotakugal15:
otakugal15 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I still love that show to this very day.

And please do Gundam Wing stuff!! Eventually. XD

Gorgeous colors and I love the line work on all of this.
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! I just started rewatching episodes with a friend- so there may be some gundam sketches in the future
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topazhourglass Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
OH MY GOD ;A; IT'S ESCAFLOWNE. MY TEARS.
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:iconkinetik19:
Kinetik19 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
good job!
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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:iconlap-toxiccat:
LAP-ToxicCat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love the aliens (?) middle right. The head and armour design is fantastic, and has a great silhouette. Keep it up!
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I will! :)
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:iconlucas-albergaria:
lucas-albergaria Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Simply delightful Escaflowne sketches! Love your work, always!
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like 'em :)
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:iconjavawombat:
javawombat Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes! Dilandau is TOTALLY creepy but ALSO fascinating, as you say. Who can resist that demonic laugher?
Great paint sketches! Your lovely watercolor work always makes me want to do some of my own.
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He's like an insane proto-malfoy :D
Thanks! Glad you like them. And you SHOULD do your own! It's just a ballpoint pen and a single color...I keep it simple so that I don't feel too intimidated. MAKE PAINTS! :D
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kvweber Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The ochre is a brilliant contrast to your usual blue; can't wait to see more works featuring it.
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:) thanks! I'm glad you like it- it's always weird to try something new...and it's hard to try a new color, since I really connect with the blue so much for whatever reason. It was hard to pick :p But I think Gold Ochre and I are going to be friends :)
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KichouTenshi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Artist
These people look cool!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Koru-Xypress Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My, my. Isn't that a snobby looking alien :grump:
Love the design tho.
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha- snobby aliens are my specialty! :p
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Trillatia Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Writer
This is awesome!! I like your character designs, so skillful and full of personality! :) And the gold ochre looks great with the blue! :)
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanks! i like them together as well...more soon!
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GrainyFly Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, the contrast of the blue and yellow makes it feel cold in one place and warm in another!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ha- yeah...I like how they hang together...gonna keep playing with this new color and see where it goes :)
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marvelleftw Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
you know your stuff. :thumbsup:
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ha- well, I try to make it look that way anyhow! ;)
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K3LL-3 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a good series.

Lovely sketches. :D
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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riku-gurl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
EEEEEEEEE. Escaflowne was my entire childhood. Seeing these are just. AUGH. Amazing.
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D awesome. Loved it too!
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Escaflone!
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yay!
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mlauritano Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Loving the gold ochre. Somehow feels more genuinely 'Kole.'
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! I kinda thought so too? Maybe? I'm playing for now and we'll see how long it sticks around. Prussian blue will hang around, too I am sure :)
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Mister-23 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Digital Artist
FRICKING!

AWESOME!
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you think so :)
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:iconmister-23:
Mister-23 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Escaflowne was so underated.

I was just stoked to hear the american theme back when it was on Fox kids.

Memories man, memories.
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha- memories...
Looking at it now, I definitely prefer the Japanese theme and music to the american counterpoint- they really action movie'd it up :p Yoko Kanno made that whole series incredible.
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brimagination Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
awh man escaflowne was my favorite show :')
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeah! nobody talks about it anymore! s'weird :p
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PatBoutin Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional
The rendering is incredible...

Pat
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanks, pat!
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aNgeLmiAocHii726 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the alien looks like the one from lilo and stitch~ :D
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha- dude. I love that move, and all of Chris Sanders' designs for it :) Not intentional, but those are totally knocking around my head somehwere
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aNgeLmiAocHii726 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well! you did a great job. and i love lilo and stitch too <3

i love both of your sketches. and the color that you used kinda feels warm. i dunno if you have already watched rise of the guardians. its good and the color that you used in this picture kinda reminds me of sandy the sandman :)
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D I did! and I really loved it :)
North is my homeboy.
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aNgeLmiAocHii726 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet! <3
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ShadowOfSolace Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ESCAFLOWNE!!!!
Ya you made my day.
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha- yay! I am glad :)
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