Monday, July 10, 2006

Watercolors and the love of art supplies.

I love Art supplies. In this case I'm talking about my little black Moleskin watercolor book and my watercolor brush pen. If you love watercolor painting, I highly recommend getting both. They're crazy portable and a lot of fun and easy to use.

Ronnie del carmen and Glen Villpu like them too. If you're not going to believe me, then at least trust those master artists.

I used these both on Sketchcrawl #10 and at the Bronx Zoo this past weekend. I went with a huge group of people from Animation Collective. We had like 23 peeps man! Inspiring to have a small brigade of animators battle the heat and throng of parents with their baby strollers all for the love of animals. And monkey poop. And flying giraffe tongues.

So here are my watercolors from the last 2 weeks. I hope to get this moleskin book finished by the end of July.

My only regret is that I failed to capture the awesome majesty of this one giraffe whipping around his mighty tongue like a fiery whip.

Fiery whip I tell you.











7 comments:

nofoodforyou said...

wow these are amazing :)
i wish i could watercolor

Alisa said...

those are awesome nels! I love the big cat sleeping on a branch and the peacock. The monkeys are great too, I have yet to really capture them the way you did here.

allan said...

these are wonderful nelson. really nice rendering, especially the park scenes

Dan said...

Niiice water colors nelson...

good job!

Alisa said...

We saw the "fiery whip" tonged giraffe at the zoo too! He was crazy.

Bonnie said...

Awesome job Nels. You sold me on the moleskin. I'm gonna have to try it out.

Kim said...

These are beautiful Nelson. Very inspiring!