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Where I Brainstorm, Sketch and Write 1 by masterrohan Where I Brainstorm, Sketch and Write 1 by masterrohan
:iconmasterrohan:Over the months, I've had friends ask me where I go on my "sketch walks." These walks are short trips that I take to rest and brainstorm up ideas for art and writing.

I take one of my sketchbooks along with me and draw anything that interests me in my surroundings, and before long, I'm sketching out ideas for other art or jotting down ideas to flesh out my stories.


The ravine pictured above is one of my favorite places to stop and just soak up the inspiration of nature: birds singing, leaves rustling in the wind, the warmth of sunlight, the cool of the shade .... :love:


It also reminds me a lot of the movie version of HTTYD's forests on Berk. I could easily see Hiccup and Toothless doing some kind of training here. #1:


Do you see the remains of a tree trunk in the ravine? That's where I've sat outlining numerous parts of the Quest story as well as drawing some of the Quest concept art that I've posted. :nod:


~Master Rohan




:iconhiccupplz::"And do you see that tree lying across the ravine? I love to walk across it! I never rarely fall off it sometimes." :XD:
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Brittany-Psalm28-7 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
*gasps* I've been transported to another world! Seriously though, I would love to visit there.
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masterrohan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Hey, thanks for the compliment to the photo and my little quiet spot!


Where do you like to go to "get away" :D
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Brittany-Psalm28-7 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
You're welcome. I love hideaway spots.

I usually hide away in my bed or a quiet room. When I wanna "get away" outside, I go in our backyard or down by the beach. My favorite quiet spots have always been in the country though. My grandparents live near a quiet lake with swans and lily pads. <3
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masterrohan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
"DOWN BY THE BEACH"


YES!!! :clap: I looooooooooooooove the beach! :iconlawooplz: I just returned from Florida and miss the beach .... though not the hurricane threat! :noes:

But I'm with you: quiet lakes are incredible! :)
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Brittany-Psalm28-7 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Yeah, I kinda could do without a hurricane threat. :worry:

Yes, they are! And they must have trees nearby.
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PepperJDarcy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh my gosh!! I am soooo jealous!! that's so beautiful!! :eyepopping:
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masterrohan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Thanks for liking the photo! It reminds me so much of movie Berk where Hiccup wander off to. :D



:iconhiccupplz::w00t::"What a cool place!"
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PepperJDarcy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
no problem! You know... you're right! it is a little like that! :thumbsup: lucky you!! :D
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SnowBunnyRabbit Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student
So prettyful! :iconretardloveitplz:
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Awww thanks for sharing in one of my inspiration spots. :XD:


Where do you go to get inspired? :D
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SnowBunnyRabbit Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student
Well, I don't have a specific place to get inspired, it just comes to me. But listening to music helps. :)
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LyricalMedley Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
( This beauty is making my knee's wobble! *grab's edge of table to steady herself* It's that breathtaking! This is so cool...seeing where you get your inspiration from :iconmasterrohan: sir!! Thank you for sharing it!

How do you feel about sunsets/sunrises? )
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Well, I'm glad you enjoyed the beauty of the place, but please don't fall. :laughing:


Glad to share!

I ADORE sunsets and sunrises! :iconlaplz:
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LyricalMedley Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
( I have some pictures (non-digital pictures too...) that I should upload..The farm I grew up on before I moved to where I'm at now had the most gorgeous sunrises and sunsets...And sometimes I got lucky and was able to get a snapshot of the mist before it all evaporated!...Now where I live mist is so common that it doesn't phase me as much...Anyways....*whirls like a siren* Rambling ALERT! Rambling ALERT!!!! )
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
(Oh yes! Especially in the summer the mistyness after the sun has just risen. Really cool pictures!)
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LyricalMedley Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
( Yes indeed-eey they are! )
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DragonprotectorRyuu Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
That really is a beautiful place :wow:
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
It's great! I'm so blessed to live near it! :love:


Where do you go to get inspired? :D
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DragonprotectorRyuu Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
hmmm well I do live in the country so thats quiet a nice place, but mainly when I go on holiday I like sitting by the sea at sunset,listening to the waves, my favourite place was when I went Scotland because its such a mystical place and really feels like there could be dragons living there :aww:
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Sitting by the sea!!! :star::iconlaplz:

Sunset!!! :star::iconlaplz:

Listening to the waves!!! :star::iconlaplz:



Hmm .... I would like to visit Scotland ... but don't know if I ever will get the chance. :D
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SFDMarineEclipse Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OK I have to join you to that place one of these days, i bet i could get lots of sketches done :meow:
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Oh it is a lovely place of inspiration!

Do you have a place like this near where you live .... or perhaps some place else that inspires you? :D
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SFDMarineEclipse Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have a bunch but they're not as cool as that place! :meow:
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Roni-Willits Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's such a pretty area! perfect for art! I love places like that!

I live in Aztec NM, so it's all dirt and bushes out here. I'm either drawing in my house or sitting outside, losing papers in the wind and eating dirt.....not such a good place to sketch:XD:
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Yes, I love it! It inspires me so much to draw and write. :nod:


Aww ... :( sorry not many places for you. :cries:


And Maroon *whispers* please don't eat dirt. :XD: :laughing:

Thanks for the comment! ;)
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CatnipPacket Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
Omigosh that's so pretty! :heart: Mmkay I seriously want to visit there now. I have this thing for forests...
There's a place I go to sometimes for inspiration too, it's this creek by my school. In the summer, bluebells grow all over the place. :D
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
:laughing: Yay for forests! :w00t:


Oh yes, creeks are great too! ...... unless there are mosquitoes! :laughing:
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CatnipPacket Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
Oh gosh, mosquitoes... :ohnoes:
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Yah! I still haven't found a way to repel them effectively, nasty little vampires! :laughing:
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CatnipPacket Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
Well I hear that marigolds are actually helpful in keeping them away...not sure if that would work if you pinned one to your shirt, though. :laughing:
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
:laughing: You know ........ it probably ..... wouldn't work! :laughing: But thanks for the idea! ;)
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CatnipPacket Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
Aha, no problem! :XD:
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jayhawkchick Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
yay for happy places
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Thanks for taking a look and commenting, jayhawkchick! :aww:
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jayhawkchick Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
thanks masterrohan
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
:highfive:
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Visr Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Very beautiful!
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Thanks Visr! ;)

I know that you have a nice journal/sketchbook. Do you have a place near you that you can take a sketch walk? :D
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Visr Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Not really... ^^;
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Oh ..... :(

Well if you ever find a place like that ... you've got the journal! :XD:
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Visr Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student General Artist
XD
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CronaDragonTrainer Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish there was a place like that where I live...it looks so peaceful :)
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
"I wish there was a place like that where I live...it looks so peaceful "

Are there any parks near where you live Crona? :D
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CronaDragonTrainer Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, we have a small lake. but its near the road and a reccenter, so there is always noise :(
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Oh ..... :(

I'm sorry. I know what you mean. :iconcomfortplz:

Some people in my neighborhood are very inconsiderate about noise .... which is why I have to travel to other places to get complete quiet.
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CronaDragonTrainer Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
yeah :(

not many quiet places I can go...
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
:cries:
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CronaDragonTrainer Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
yup.... :(
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skullettez Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The minute I looked at that I stared and went "Wooow, beautiful..."

Thor almighty, this is like the two places near my house, Star Park Forest and Radio Relay Forest....I love going there.

All the trees, plenty of places to sit and relax. The birds and little animals...The frog call symphony every morning in Star Park Forest....:love:

And WOW. It does remind you of Berk's forests in the movie! :XD:

Beautiful place Rohan. :aww:
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masterrohan Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
"Beautiful place Rohan."


Thank you for sharing this peaceful memory with me! :hug:

Yes, this place sounds very similar to your Star Park Forest! Lots of birds and little animal. If I go in the morning, the trails are crawling with deer. :D

And lots of frogs in the summer time ribbiting away. :XD:
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