Seascapes and urban sketches 2012–2016

Rijeka city clock towerCranes on the breakwater sketch by Nela DunatoRijeka roofs with St Vitus cathedral watercolor sketch by Nela DunatoFriend's house at Dane watercolor sketch by Nela DunatoSunset beach Njivice watercolor sketch by Nela DunatoCharcoal grill watercolor sketch by Nela DunatoBeach watercolor sketch by Nela DunatoDominican monastery in Rijeka watercolor and ink sketch by Nela DunatoRijeka cityscape panorama watercolor sketch by Nela DunatoGazebo in the snow watercolor sketch by Nela DunatoLady sitting on the rocks watercolor sketch by Nela DunatoSeascape with a sailboat panorama watercolor sketch by Nela DunatoDiving board on Bivio beach watercolor sketch by Nela DunatoHazy dusk seascape in Njivice watercolor sketch by Nela DunatoRocky beach seascape watercolor sketch by Nela DunatoSeaside oak tree watercolor sketch by Nela Dunato

Watercolor sketches of beaches, sea views, my hometown Rijeka and my travels from my pocket-sized Moleskine sketchbook that I painted as I was learning how to use watercolor and sketch on the go. The drawings are posted in order in which I made them, so you can see a progression of my skills – they start off with more fiddly details and very pale in color, and go towards looser and more saturated.

It’s not that I’m a big fan of seascapes, I just happen to hang out on the beach a lot during the summer, so I use this time to sketch. I used to do a lot of urban sketching in the beginning, but over time I lost interest in that.

Watch the video sketchbook tour: