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Traveling sketchbook dump by Elyandarin Traveling sketchbook dump by Elyandarin
These are the doodles I made while travelling in Europe.
Top half is mostly portraits, and the rest is just doodles.
What? Me, drawing scenery of famous places I visit? Pfah.


I took some pictures of my sketches with a phone camera, but looked forward to coming home to use the scanner. However, I found that the scans were in fact WORSE than the camera pictures. I guess the pencil marks reflected the scanner light or something. So, in the end I propped up Dad's fancy digital camera to keep it steady and took these pictures using light from another angle.

Still looks way better in my sketchbook. *grumbles*
I need to learn some better noise-removal techniques...


The guys at the top are security guards at a club in Barcelona. They were pretty friendly after a while.
Unfortunately, after a while the management decided that coming in there all the time for free (there were free passes available outside six nights a week) but actually ordering zero amount of drinks was a no-no. So, no more free passes for the weird artist guy.

Which is entirely reasonable, and they let me slide by for about two months, so yeah, they were very reasonable. in fact - but if they had held off for just two days more (until I developed a cold and spent the rest of my stay in the hostel, sniffling) I would be actually recommending the club by name.


The auto-level option left each scan with it's own color, and in the end, I let them keep it.


A couple of the better sketches - the ones I tended to show to serve as artist-y credentials and make girls go all 'ooh' and 'aah' - have been put aside for future use; they're for some more Nobilis-related stuff, see.


Other sketchdumps of mine:

Sketchdump for 2011

Sketchdump from around 2004 or so
00shadedblack00 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist
oh gosh these are adorable!! especially your free styled ones!!
Elyandarin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a couple more (on better-handled paper so not as grainy): This one and this one.
00shadedblack00 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Ahh they are so cute!!
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Submitted on
February 7, 2013
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