The challenge of daily sketches!

The challenge of daily sketches! - student project

Hello! 

Elisa, your classes are really amazing! Love every second!

My challenge here is to find time and have the discipline to sketch daily. I won't mention that watercolor is a whole new universe for me. Trying to practice all the time :)

I am starting to write backwards thanks to Jeno Riveras tip, THANKS!

Day 23 - Spiral:

This is a foliage I saw in a park and photographed in 2013. It's amazing how nature always present new shapes, forms and colors. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/ZNqEN0JG_P/?taken-by=d_agosto 

I did sketch it right away but took a long time for me to paint it.

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LAST DAY - Conclusion: Me, finally enjoying the process, thank you Elisa ;#)

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Day 30: What inspires you

I think that it is quite obvious based on the fact that nature is a frequent theme for me.

I´ve been at the beach from February 25th to March 1st, celebrating our Carnival. There is a small island in front of the hotel. In the moment I saw it, I started to think how to sketch it, to capture its spirit... you know what I mean.

After all, in this last day, I was able to follow and enjoy the full process. It was a full trip into sketching.

I know it´s a tiny step into a greeeaaat universe..  :D

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Day 28: ELETRONIC GADGET - O_o missed... 

Day 27: INTERIOR - O_o missed... 

Day 26: PATH - O_o missed... 

Day 25: PILE - O_o missed... 

Day 24: NIGHT SCENE - O_o missed... 

Day 23: SPIRAL - O_o missed... 

Day 22: CLEANING TOOL - O_o missed... 

Day 21: SMOOTH - O_o missed... 

Day 20: Fragile

My ipad fell and its screen cracked... It still works, but its cracks always took my attention... It was hard to reproduce, but I think it looks like cracked screen...

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Day 19 - Light and Shadow:

I spent all day searching, then, in my way back home I saw this very small tree, being illuminated by the last flash of the sun that came between the buildings.. I felt like something special was waiting to be seen there, hope I could capture that... 

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Day 18: Wide (working on it)

Day 17: Seldom Used

I am a magic the gathering player and collector since 1995. I built up a collection of the cards I like most to use in a box I call The Cube. It has the value of a car in cards, and I projected the box itself to hold the collection. I seldom use it, afraid to lose or damage the cards... But I always think about taking them, building decks and playing... :D :D :D

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Day 16: Unclean (working on it)

Day 15: Tangled (working on it)

Day 14: Cringe (working on it)

Day 13: Overused

Yep, it was a very productive weekend :D

I saw this old man pushing food cart over the sand, selling some goodies. The cart was very overused, how many sunny days it has watched with his old friend.

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Day 12: Tall

I spotted this building on the top of a mountain, it seemed so tall to me. Even though it was veeery far away, it looked awesome. Seems a nice and cool place. Later on I found that it is a monastery with a church on the side.

Who knows I can see it closer some day and sketch it more accurately!

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Day 10: Organic Shapes 

Walking in a Shopping I saw a Unicef marketing environment with a luminous tree, so interesting, tried to capture its organic essence...

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Day 10: Person in the same place as you - o_O Missed this one...

Day 9: Never seen before

For a thing I've never seen I chose an origami my mother made, she likes to create new models, and there are a lot of unseen pieces there.. I like doing origami too, but her creations are always new for me!

I also tried out the some techiniques... the result impressed me! And the process were very enjoyable.

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Day 9: People Around

Saw this girl on a store, waiting for customers, and the time to leave I think.. I was driving my car back home and stopped at a traffic light.

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Then, another day, on a restaurant, this man serving himself caught my attention.. Took forever to choose his food.. Still wandering why

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Day 8: Comic - I confess, I am a geek, love comics since forever. I found those Marvel characters water bottles on a store near work, but they are everywhere now.

I am finally learning to enjoy the process! Elisa, your classes really helped me to break a chain that kept me stuck for sooo long. Always chasing the perfect line and worried about the results, not anymore! Thank you!

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Day 7: Rest I know she looks dead, but she is resting lol :D

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Day 6: Spices 

The spices I use most are pepper and cinnamon... But there is a special and more exotic one, CARDAMOM. It goes well with a lot of things, but I take coffee with it, espresso with cardamom. It can be so small and so detailed, I was afraid to try drawing it, but, challenge accepted ;)

The coin drawn is to give an idea of the scale!

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Day 5: People waiting

Going back to the office after lunch, I bumped with a lot of people, waiting for their appointment, girlfriend, end of lunch time, a light of hope... I just sit and started sketching. Colored at home.. still taking a beat from watercolor! Keeping practicing.

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Day 4: Edible: (working on it)

My new watercolor O_o, an 18 color portable case from sakura arrived this friday! So excited with the new gear! \o/

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Day 3 - Playful:

Toys, love them! Always did. I have this "CubeBot" which is so colorful and curious. My nephews love to play with it, and I think its the most playful thing around me now. So, lets bring it to life!

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Day 2 - Temporary: Temporary, as this trees flowers. In some weeks there will be only the trunk and the branches... That bird´s presence, temporary too. Life won´t wait, Time won´t wait...

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Day 1 - Colorful:

When I first read the theme for the first day this flower popped instantaneously to my mind! You can see for yourself in my instagram account!

It was drawn by memory, but I did contemplate them a lot, since it covers the lakes in a park around here I visit very often.

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Last of all, sorry if I make some mistakes when writing, English is not my native language and I have few minutes to update my projects, so, I just write it at once. Google catches misspelled words, but, that's not enough... 

CAUTION: This is my bed after taking this class :D :D :D

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Fernando D'Agosto Toledo
The beauty and elegance of simplicity
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