Monday, August 14, 2006

Vacation Bikini-Kurt Sketchbook

...and one palm tree at the bottom

We had a great time on our honeymoon. So great that I didn't spend as much time as I thought with my sketchbook :-D
I started out sketching the scenery but after a time I reverted to my same old antics.
I think I like the cream colored pages in my new sketchbook. Gives a soft look. The pure white pages scan so harsh.
Only filled 10 pages and the earlier stuff didn't make the cut for the blog. Had trouble with controlling the color on those and then just ditched my tiny portable watercolor palette for one I made myself with professional tube watercolors that I just squeezed into pans and let dry. Works great!

25 comments:

Uncle Phil said...

beautiful drawings as always.

FerdinandKreozot said...
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FerdinandKreozot said...

Sorry, one above was me :) I should have checked the spelling.

What I wanted to say is:

Nice works all around, I love the walking girl in bikini, a few posts down.

Cheers to your work.

Milenko

Scott Morse said...

Shweet. Glad you're back safe!

crylic said...

ugh, very inspiring stuff man, the colors are amazing, i really gotta pick up some watercolors!

burgerlog said...

i really don't think you drew enough ass.

Chris Battle said...

Welcome back! Awesome pics. Check your mail @ work for a fun package.

mark kennedy said...

cool stuff, welcome back.

Scott Wright said...

AWESOME STUFF....I have to pull out my water colours now...totally inspiring..thanks!

Marmax said...

Man these are great!

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

These are amazing drawings!! I ALWAYS take my sketchbook when I travel and RARELY if ever draw in it. You have shamed me again to my very core with your diligence. Great color, very inspiring!

Lee-Roy said...

These are so great! Wow! I'm linking you up on my blog. Just did some watercolor yesterday for the first time in a while, nothing with so much character yet, though. I can't wait to go nuts. Nice tip on making your own cakes. The set I'm using is very small and the colors are limited.

PaulSketch said...

yay for Fabrinos!! I'm about to finish mine up pretty soon here
your watercolors are beautiful, I like the palm tree a lot :)
glad you had a good honeymoon

Clio said...

Freakin' beautiful!!

Brian Growe said...

Beautiful sketches and watercolors! These are great!

Jo Bling said...

Beautiful sketchbooks, Don, really cool. Remind me of Searle's colour inks. Nice to see Will Kane linked in your site - he and I chinwag over email occasionally, mighty fine artist. Keep up the top work, mate

Bada Bling!

Gerald said...

Just found your blog thru Enrico Casarosa. Excellent watercolor work from your trip.

Matt J said...

You drew on your honeymoon?! Man, that's dedication! Gorgeous pics - the vibrant colours come through nicely.

Chingyi said...

oh my!
these color sketches are great, very beautiful indeed.

lovely characters :)

LOOCH said...

Spectacular....and that's some well documented eye candy.

mucci said...

hey Don
your stuff looks great.. i like the round booty beach drawings..nice!
hope your well
best! ~mucci fassett

mucci said...

hey Don
been awhile.

I enjoyed looking at your drawings.

just to keep in touch Im at
I'm at muccifassett@yahoo.com

Nathanael Lark said...

I love these watercolor sketches!
You keep it so loose while maintaining great draftsmanship. Beautiful stuff, a real pleasure to look at!

DONE E. LOW said...

Cool paper you used here. The cream colour looks gorgeous! What is it? Greetings from Europe. DONE E. LOW

Don Shank said...

The paper is from the Fabriano Sketchbook.
http://www.dickblick.com/zz103/65/
The one with the blue cover has cream and white pages. It's a great sketchbook!