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#goldfish #300g #pandoramusic

I know you guys are probably tires of these videos- last one for a while I promise!

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Delicious Greek Salad

Greek salad can be found in restaurants worldwide, but in our opinion it is best on a warm summer’s day while taking in the sights and sounds of Greece.

Lovingly made and beautifully shot by Buttery Planet - see their recipe below. 

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Something I wanted to try with watercolors for some time now - a night scene. Tokyo is a strange place - there are a lot of empty but brightly lit streets at night and the sky is never perfectly black because of the city lights. Especially the clouds get really highlighted by the glare from the city.

Instead of going for the obvious - cool looking, new built high rise offices I just took a photo while doing some late night shopping and used this as a reference for this painting. I wanted to paint some of the lonely night streets.

I like this idea and how the picture turned out so I’m thinking about making a series of this.

Technical stuff:  

  • Medium: HOLBEIN Waterford natural 300g/m cotton paper
  • Sketch: Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni pencil grade HB
  • Line: COPIC Multiliner SP 0.5mm
  • Colours: my main 48 colour Schmincke set

ずっと水彩で試してみたかった夜の風景を描きました。東京は不思議な街で、誰もいない場所でも、いつも明るいです。 街のあかりが空にも反射していて、特に雲は街の光を受けて奇妙な明るさになっています。

そして真新しい高層ビルではなく、深夜にちょっと買い物へ行く時に横切るような雑居ビルを描きたくなりました。 一人で歩くと、すこしこわいかもしれません。;)

出来上がった絵が気に入ったので、これをシリーズにしようかと思っています。

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  • 紙: ウォーターフォード水彩紙 ナチュラルホワイト 300g 
  • 下描き: HB Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni 鉛筆
  • 線画: コピック マルチライナーSP 0.5
  • 着色: 48色のシュミンケ水彩セット
Das Herz ist ein 300g schwerer Muskel ,der unsere Organe mit Blut versorgt. Es kann gestohlen werden, erkalten und vor Schmerz brechen. Doch wenn wir es öffnen, kann es sich erwärmen, schmelzen und schließlich wieder schneller schlagen. Das Herz ist ein Organ das Blut durch unseren Körper pumpt und doch ist es so viel mehr…
—  Greys Anatomy
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I just woke up from a deep sleep and I really needed it. Woke up just in time to catch the rays of sun on my fancy tank.
I’m always thankful for the little things. 💔💕 #goldfish #300g

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A watercolour illustration for a book called 「名建築の空想イラスト図鑑」(Famous Architecture Daydream Illustrations) featuring 20 illustrators painting famous, but no longer existing architecture marvels.


I painted a wooden fire station that was located in Aomori prefecture, build in 1920 inspired by Russian architecture, and demolished in 1982. Using old photos and plans as references I tried to depict the building and a fresh, late spring day using bright, saturated colours while staying true to the original building’s shape, details and colours.


20人のイラストレーターの作品をフィーチャーしている「名建築の空想イラスト図鑑」のために描いた水彩イラストです。

僕が担当したのはもともと青森県にあった木材建築の「八戸荒町消防屯所」です。ロシア正教の屋根に影響されたデザインの建物でしたが1982年に取り壊されたため、今残っている古い写真や間取りを参考に本物へ近づけるよう想像して描きました。

Technical details:

  • Lines: mitsu-bishi pencils from HB to 8B
  • Colors: Shmincke and Winsor and Newton watercolours

  • Paper:  300g/㎡ Holbein SAUNDERS cold press F4 size

技術的詳細 

  • 線画 ー MITSU-BISHI HB〜8B
  • 鉛筆色 ー SCHMINCKE と WINSOR AND NEWTON

  • 水彩紙 ー 300g/㎡ Holbein  ナチュラル   水彩紙 中性紙   中目


Book details:

Tittle: 「名建築の空想イラスト図鑑」

Publisher: X-Knowledge エクスナレッジ

Language: Japanese 日本語

ISBN-10: 476782298X ISBN-13: 978-4767822983

Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.2 x 0.7 inches

Amazon jp link: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/476782298X

Unfortunately, while the cherries were in bloom in Tokyo either I was busy, or it was raining so I could not paint outside. I took some photos of the sakura near my house to paint later and this is the result.

This painting was done on a watercolour paper sample we got while shopping in Sekaido art supplies store in Shinjuku. I wanted to try something a little bit different than usual: I first did a pencil sketch, then painted the picture using my Schmincke watercolours. When I was done with the colours the pencil lines where almost invisible so to add details and depth I used some white opaque paint and Conté pencil charcoal

PS. I was pleased with the quality of the CANSON paper. It matched my style of painting quite well and put up with the masking tape, paints, pencil and charcoal very well.

Technical stuff:

  • Medium: CANSON Heritage 300g/m cold pressed cotton paper
  • Sketch:  Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni pencil 2B
  • Colours: My Schmincke 48 colors watercolours set
  • Black lines: Conté à paris PIERRE NOIRE B and 3B

今年は桜を外で描けなくて残念でしたが、近所にある神田川の桜を撮って参考に描きました。

このまえ新宿の世界堂で水彩の買い物をしたらCANSON HERITAGE水彩紙のサンプルをもらえたので、試しとしていつもとちょっと違う描き方で桜を描いてみました。最初の鉛筆線画をスキャンせず、そのまま水彩を塗って、最終的に白い不透明な絵の具とピエール ノアール鉛筆ででティールを増やしてます。これでちょっと奥行き感を作って、絵がまとまりました。

PS:試した水彩紙よかったです

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  • 紙:CANSON Heritage 中目 水彩紙 300g  
  • 下描き Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni 鉛筆  2B 
  • 着色:48色のシュミンケ水彩セット 
  • 黒線:コンテ・ア・パリ  ピエール ノアール鉛筆 (硬度:Bと3B)
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Hello! :)
I decided that during weekends i will switch from digital art back to traditional. I will be taking during weekends traditional badge commissions - limited slots

Size : +- 20cm / 8 inch
Medium : watercolor on 300g watercolor paper
Laminated : YES, no attachments (hole to put keyring on can be made upon request)
Price : 35 - 45€ (38-55 USD) - depends on complexity
Name : OPTIONAL
Shipping : extra (3-5 €)

if you are interested drop me mail at casy.nuf@gmail.com

Recipe: Trout Soup

Description: Pretty salty.

Game ingredients: Rainbow Trout, Green Algae

This recipe restores 100 energy and 45 health. It gives a +1 Fishing bonus and can be obtained from the Cooking Channel. It sells for 100g.

Difficulty: Medium, 1 hour. Serves 5. 

I actually used basa fillets instead of trout ‘cause there wasn’t any decent trout at the store, and it’s almost spawning season. Also the recipe isn’t too difficult, but might require some skill, so I set it to medium just to be safe. My pie hole is a lie hole. 

-1 medium onion
-2 sticks celery
-2 cloves garlic
-1 tablespoon chili powder
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-1 cup white wine
-796mL can of diced tomatoes
-½ butternut squash
-500mL vegetable broth
-2 large fish fillets, thawed
-300g shrimp, tails removed
-1 teaspoon lemon juice
-Salt and pepper, to taste

Finely chop up the onion, celery, and garlic cloves. Grate the butternut squash. You don’t have to remove the rind, but I did. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and add the vegetables and chili powder. 

Cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally, and then add the wine, diced tomatoes, and vegetable broth. Add the grated butternut squash and reduce the heat to low. Put on a lid and let it simmer for 30 minutes. 

Cut the fish into chunks or slices. If you have frozen shrimp with the tails on, you can run them under hot water in a colander and then easily pull off the tails. 

Add the fish and shrimp to the pot and increase the heat to medium-high. Cook for another ten minutes, stirring occasionally, until the fish is opaque and fully cooked. Add the lemon juice and salt and pepper to your liking. Serve hot. 

This soup is hearty and comforting, with plenty of flavour and a nice combination of chunky and smooth. The butternut squash adds a subtle sweetness. 

-SVR

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We often go with Kana to used books stores to find interesting materials. Last time I bought an old album about Japanese bridges and found in it one that I know pretty well - The Full Moon Bridge in the Koishikawa Korakuen Japanese garden. I go there to paint often because it’s one of the few gardens that don’t mind if you use a tripod (or two).

I did this picture during a pretty long session (about 5 hours). I first made a really basic sketch in 2H pencil and then painted with my Schmincke set. The foliage proved to be really difficult to paint in this style with just watercolours so I used some white poster colour paint (NIKKER brand) and mixing it with the watercolours added some details.

The light kept changing drastically because of fast moving clouds and I got rained upon halfway through the painting. I managed to finish it somehow just before a huge storm approached.  

Technical stuff:

  • Medium: HOLBEIN saunders WATER FORD natural 300g/m2 cold pressed F4
  • Sketch:  Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni pencil 2H
  • Colours: My Schmincke 48 colours watercolours set
  • White details: NICKER poster colour

面白い資料を探しによく古本屋へ行きます。最近手に入れた日本の有名な橋が載っている写真集で、よく知っている橋をみつけました。絵描きに三脚を使える、小石川後楽園にある円月橋。

長いセッション(5時間)の間でこの橋を描いてみました。かなり固い2Hの鉛筆で軽いスケッチを描いた上で、シュミンケの水彩で着色しました。葉っぱが多すぎて、こんなスタイルだと水彩だけでは足りなかったので白いポスターカラーも使いました。

描いている途中で雨に降られて、雲の流れが早く光もすごいペースで変わっていました。大方描き終わった時に嵐が来たので、今回は本当にぎりきりでした。

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  • 紙:ホルベイン工業(株)ウォーターフォード水彩紙 ナチュラルホワイト 300g 
  • 下描き:Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni 鉛筆  2H 
  • 着色:48色のシュミンケ水彩セット 
  • 白ディテール:ニッカー ポスターカラー
Recipe: Salmon Dinner

Description: The lemon spritz makes it special.

Game ingredients: Salmon, Kale, Amaranth

This recipe restores 125 energy and 56 health. It can be obtained from Gus after reaching 3 hearts, and sells for 300g. 

Difficulty: Easy, 30 minutes. Serves 3.

Never had kale nor amaranth prior to this. Quite the learning experience. 

Salmon:
-3 fillets of thawed salmon
-1 lemon
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1 tablespoon rosemary
-½ tablespoon salt
Kale:
-150g (about half a head) of kale
-½ cup vegetable broth
-½ teaspoon garlic powder
-3 tablespoons olive oil
-salt and pepper to taste
Amaranth:
-1 cup amaranth*
-3 cups water
-salt, to taste

*Although it might be cheaper where you are, amaranth up here was $9/lb. I recommend using rice, couscous, or quinoa instead, depending on your taste and budget. 
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the salmon fillets in a small casserole dish and dust with the salt. Cut the lemon into thin slices and place on top of the salmon, and then sprinkle with the rosemary and drizzle with olive oil. Bake the casserole dish, uncovered, for 20 minutes or til done. 

In a saucepan, bring the cups of water to a boil, and then add the amaranth. Cover and simmer on medium-low for 20 minutes. If using rice, couscous, or quinoa instead, follow the directions on the packaging. 

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over high heat with the garlic powder. Chop up the kale into about 2 inch pieces and place in the pan. Add the broth and stir to combine, and then place a lid on and cook for about 5 minutes over medium-high. Remove the lid and cook for another 3 to 5 more minutes or til all the water has evaporated, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper.

Plate and serve hot.

The kale comes through with a very strong flavour and a pleasant texture. The salmon flakes easily and the lemon and rosemary add a nice touch, both flavour and presentation-wise. Having never had amaranth before, I expected it to be more like rice, but instead it was a bit like a gooey porridge, but the light nutty flavour and soft yet grainy texture was quite nice. 

-SVR

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I did this sketch to fulfil two porpouses: I wanted to test my new watercolour sketchbook and to make a video showing a full making process. You asked for a video like this but my pictures usually take much too long to do one so I decided to paint something especially with this in mind. Even with this small sketch the video is 1,5h long and it took about 24 hours to render and upload! How do you like a video like this from time to time? Please tell me in the comments!

This is a small tobacco shop I saw on one of our walks recently. I usually take pictures of such places for later use as a reference in my illustrations.

Technical stuff:  

  • Medium: HOLBEIN Waterford natural 300g/m cotton paper
  • Sketch: Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni pencil grade 2B
  • Colours: my main 48 colour Schmincke set

このシンプルな水彩イラストは二つの目的のために描いてみました。新しいスケッチブックを試すのと、初の倍速なしメイキング動画を作ることです。いろんな人からコメントで、カットなしのメイキングを是非見たいといっぱい頂いたため出来るだけ早く描けて面白い物をモチーフにしました。それでも1時間半の動画になり、書き出しに20時間以上かかりました!こんな動画はいかがでしょう?是非コメントで意見を聞かせてください!

今回描いたのは、いつかの散歩で参考写真を撮った小さな煙草店です。

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  • 紙: ウォーターフォード水彩紙 ナチュラルホワイト 300g 
  • 下描き: 2B Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni 鉛筆
  • 着色: 48色のシュミンケ水彩セット