Friday, June 8, 2012

Sketchbook studies




Since I've got guests in my home right now (my sister and niece have come on summer vacation), I've got a little busy and haven't been able to paint much!
Recently, I got this new brand of paper called Decapo mainly for watercolor sketching. Its size is big (24" x 36") which, I then cut into 8 parts of 9 x 12", got them binded and BINGO...I have now a very affordable and nice little sketchbook.
Tried painting a few compositions of basically the same place from my photo references. Hope you like them! Have a great weekend :)

19 comments:

  1. Good job Ramesh..
    I think it's a nice watercolour sheet. From where we can buy this sheet.

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    1. Thank you Amitji! I got the sheets from an art supplier store in Bangalore. Hopefully, you will get it even in Delhi.

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  2. Very good ,I like it three works

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  3. Love the freshness of the greens, Ramesh. Brilliant idea with the sketch books - you should patent the idea ;0))

    I've just returned from London - my granddaughter's 21st! Will try to get back into 'working' tomorrow

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    1. Thank you Mr.John! Now that you've said, I might consider it...LOL

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  4. Thank you to make my eye and feeling happy.
    It's all so beautiful landscape of watercolour.

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    1. Many thanks dear eieri! Appreciate your kind words :)

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  5. wow!lush and beautiful!well done!

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    1. Thank you Ashok! Appreciate your comment.

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  6. Lovely sketches.. and that bound book idea. :)

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    1. Thank you Alaka! Glad to be of any help :)

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  7. All three are lovely, and each has a different emphasis and mood...wonderful!
    Is it less expensive to cut the paper and bind a sketchbook than to buy one off the shelf?

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    1. Thank you sir. Your comment is deeply appreciated.
      Many sketchbooks I found were either expensive (like Arches/Fabriano) or of low quality. This was quite reasonable and has a good medium textured surface. The only bad side is that its not 300 gsm although it really doesn't matter when its cut into a such small size.

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    2. Thank you. I appreciate your taking the time to reply to my question.

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  8. Very clever of you for your sketch book. All 3 of these studies are very nice. Good, clean colors.

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  9. super sketches ramesh ..paper looks good for sketching ...all the best with your collective exhibition .

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  10. Ramesh, I like your submission for Shanghai (the aerial night scene), I was wondering how you signed your name against the dark color? By brush or pen?

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