Very Raw Journal

Very Raw Journal - student project

Hi, I am Nazuba. i am a concept artist and Illustrator. I mostly paint pretty much realistically and in a 3d style. But these days, loose whimsical illustrations is all I can think about. But every time I crack my wacom or my watercolors, I make realistic stuff.  I originally wanted to illustrate my favorite smoothie recipe by taking Ohn's recipe class, but it seems like I cannot even draw an an apple without making it look realistic. While I love it, now I want to make whimsical stuff. Here is an example of my normal watercolor style:

I must admit I am feeling a bit negative about posting these, because I dont have a good camera and honestly dont have a good sketchbook yet, but here goes:

Day 1: Random

Very Raw Journal - image 1 - student project

Day 2 : Watercolour, Gouache, Gelly Roll and Micron

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Day 3: Gouache only, I gotta be able to paint an apple!!!  >_<

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Day 4 : Onions, not so whimsical

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A bit Cheating here, added Gelly Roll lines:

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The following piece was an interesting problem solving accident. I hated the fig on the right and didn't know what to do with it so I added some type. Note to self: type helps.

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I cant believe I did it! Honestly I enjoyed it so much I did not realize it has been 2 weeks now. I would very much like to continue. This has been my sketchbook 1. I am also thinking of 365days of this. But maybe I should go for 100 day project first.

Thank you for watching!

Nazuba Ayeen
Only stagnancy has no struggle.
Teacher