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Watercolor Landscape Sketches by nicholaskole Watercolor Landscape Sketches by nicholaskole
Some studies based on photos of Cinque Terre and Salzburg-
I've been playing around further with this new style/technique. Trying to lean into it and not be afraid to make a mess. (since I often find that when I try to make it perfect, I end up making no art at all) So perspective? HA. NOPE.

But I'm excited about playing with this style for my personal work, and I'm having fun :)
Done in ballpoint pen, watercolor, and photoshop!
Hope you guys like em!
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Astonishing!
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EccentricTeatime Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are so amazing!
I'm afraid of doing landscape sketches in watercolor because WAHT IS PERSPECTIVE
But this gives me more courage to try! Thanks for being inspiring :hug:
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely- go get em! XD
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AcronymLoveSapphire Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
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Totally awesome!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :D
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AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I want to go to these streets!

The top one reminds me of this dream in which I visited heaven and it was divided into seaside districts that looked like this.
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That sounds like an absolutely incredible dream. Ugh. You have better dreams than me :p I always just dream of awkward interactions with people I know that are almost, but not actually, real.
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darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
beauty!!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
^_^ thank you! I'm a fan of your work, too!
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LiitTutubi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The moment I saw your sketch I immediately thought of Salzburg, but I didn't actually expect it to be based on Salzburg, haha^^
Great job, I really like this style! : D
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
^_^ awesome! did you live in Austria as well?
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LiitTutubi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm currently living in Austria, about 1 1/2 hours away from Salzburg^^
Have you already been to Austria?
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I grew up in Austria! Well- my family lived there for 8 years and I spent my entire high-school life living in Vienna before traveling back to the states for college :)
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LiitTutubi Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really, you used to live in Austria? o.o
I didn't expect that, I also used to live in Vienna, but just for 2 years ... So are(were) you able to speak german, if you don't mind my asking?^^
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah! I'm not nearly as good with German as I was when I used it- but I lived there full-time for 4 years, and my family for 8 years total!
But regrettably the German has faded with time :/
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LiitTutubi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly you often start to forget a language when you don't use it for a long time, that's true ...
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Dr-Aim Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
that is very interesting to see, thanks for sharing !
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe- it is my pleasure :)
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aedifico Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, we do like them! They're all pretty lovely, but just out of curiosity...are the little ones on the bottom right pre-photoshop? :)
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D I'm glad! And you got it- those little sketches are the originals and the rest was done after scanning :)
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
These are beautiful!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! I study your watercolors to learn how to do backgrounds. I hope you're ok with that! (I don't copy them, just study them)
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GrainyFly Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have such a beautiful way of capturing the life in things...
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for saying so- It's hard to be confident with these little scrappy sketches, but I hope that's true!
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mustardofdoom Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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HannaKN Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's very cool and playful and soft. Looks good, keep it up!. It works best when the digital colour-changes are hidden in the watercolourshades
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think you're totally right about hiding it in the washes- it's something I'll have to work on, since it doesn't always come together that way
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HannaKN Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah. I think you can make this technique work really really well if you decide to go on with it c:
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applepie1989 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
i like em :D can't wait to see more of such stuff up here~
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :) I'll try to keep it up in my spare time!
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applepie1989 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
b tracking :D
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Puffyzard Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, this is really cool! :star:
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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AnaNoArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is fantastic, it really inspired me, thanks for uploading! (:
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for appreciating them :) Always excited to inspire others and see people's reactions
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AnaNoArt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No problem :D
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consoroza Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thaaaat's a very interesting techique; I hadn't thought about it, I generally do that with pencils! AWESOME IDEA. They're gorgeous!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! You should really try it out! It looks like you've been really mixing up your own style, lately!
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consoroza Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Oh, yeah! I've been trying out as many tools as I can : D
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dassawesome! keep it up! :D
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consoroza Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
YOU KEEP IT UP. ♥
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kalambo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
These are so beautiful! I love the colours :)
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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kalambo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem (:
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zazB Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
The ambiance and colors are so great! Those are places I'd love to explore :)
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! yeah- I just found some photos on pinterest of places I liked the look of (that, and Salzburg was one of my favorite places, growing up)
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NoodleboxP Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I wish there was bigger resolution. I like to see more detail of it.
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha- well, they're pretty sloppy and sketchy up close, but maybe I'll upload future ones in higher res!
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