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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sketchbook

Sketchbook

New from my sketchbook. All things Japanese inspired.

I've used:
 Sakura Micron pen 005 in black and brown 
 Colored pencils 
 Gold gouache 
 Watercolor
 Black pencil

Metallic details

I love to use gold gouache here and there

Brushes

Many people asked me before about the type of brushes that I use for tiny details.
I use 6/0 and 15/0 brushes.
I think you can find these in any brand :o)

26 comments:

  1. I always look with so much pleasure at your sketchbook!
    Those japanese caracters area so nice :-)

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  2. So Sweet ! you have a gift !! take care ! Andrea

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  3. Beautiful composition. I love Kokesi

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  4. It's so so cute and very beautiful!!! :)

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  5. love all things Japanese myself!

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  6. Oooh those cats are heavenly cute!

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  7. precious drawings. thanks for sharing your art product preferences, too. i was going to play with detailed painting today and was just going to try a toothpick because i don't think i have a brush small enough. i need to look for one of those small ones.=)
    amy

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  8. Dearest sweet Afi, your illustration is sooo beautiful and i specially love the metallic colors and the gold. Thanks so much for sharing the type of brushes you use. Have a lovely merry happy week and love ot you!

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  9. Wow! I want noodles! It must be delicious with that cute hot steam! What I really love about these birds is their unpointed soft beaks! Ooohhh so lovley!
    Afi, every and each of these characters have their own personality and it's so much fun to look at them one by one. Thanks for this beautiful images and cute info boxes, I enjoyed them all.

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  10. Awwww this is amazing, love it ! You're a true artist!

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  11. Many thanks for your super kind comments! You are so sweet and wonderful! xo

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  12. I love all of your posts! :) yor pictures make me feel a little more happy :) thank you

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  13. Thank you Lily! Thank you Claudio! Xo

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  14. My God!!! So perfect! I love the details, they make difference! *-*

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  15. Lovely, lovely work.

    I use that size of brush a lot. lol

    Thank you for taking the time to visit my photography blog, and for your lovely comments. :-)

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  16. Such a perfect little sketchbook! I love your kokeshi's and the way you've colored them. Great job!

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  17. thanks a lot to both of you xo

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  18. I LOVE your kokeshi dools, they are so cute !!
    The last one is my favorite !

    They look like real little girls with their cute faces :)
    Do you sell prints of these ?

    I also love the 3 little matryoshka !

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    1. Thanks a lot dear! :o) Oh you like the shy one in red kimono? I'm thinking of making postcards and other stationary items using these illustrations, or maybe prints too! My new year resolution :D
      Thanks again for your lovely comment! xo

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  19. do you mind sharing what kind and brand of watercolour you use?

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    1. Sure, I use three brands: "Winsor & Newton", "Schmincke" and a Jpananese brand "Holbein Artists' watercolor" or HWC. Here in Canada I could not find Schmincke watercolors, but I think all of these brands are great.

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  20. I adore your work... So lovely to look into your mind. What type of sketchbooks do you use?

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  21. Please make a little print with the Kokeshi dolls. I love them so much

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