GUEST DOODLEWASH: Sketching in Sevastopol

Doodlewashes by Sergei Merkulov

These doodlewashes are from the talented hand of Sergei Merkulov in Sevastopol, which is in the southwestern region of the Crimean Peninsula on the Black Sea. Sergei is an artist, urban sketcher and designer who enjoys making sketches of his city. (follow him on Instagram and check out his blog for more!) He says he, “most of all likes to sketch ships and the streets of Sevastopol.”

He started sketching a couple years ago, when he was inspired by the sketches of other artists. Since then, he will go outside to paint in the style of urban sketchers, but also often draws at home from photographs. He spends his days working as a designer in a local publishing house, and has previously taken drawing lessons from a Sevastopol graphic artist.

Sergei has also taken part in two sketch exhibitions, one personal and one in collaboration with fellow artistsOksana Domnina and Dasha Rybina. “For my sketches,” he says, “I use black gel pen and ordinary Russian water color (‘white nights‘). I started sketching because sketches are a simple reflection of reality and I can carry my sketchbook with me anywhere I go.”

Thanks so much for sharing your amazing doodlewashes with us, Sergei! Your work is fantastic and we can’t wait to see more! And be sure to follow him on FacebookTwitter as well as Instagram!

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21 Comments
  1. Rebecca 2 years ago

    Yowser! I adore the purples!

  2. Eric Disney 2 years ago

    Mind-blowingly awesome!!!

  3. thepaperbaker 2 years ago

    Fabulous Doodlewashes! It astounds me how you are sooo connected to such outstanding artists 🙂

    • Author

      Connecting with artists is how I learn!! Hehe…and it’s been the best part of the journey! 😃❤️ Glad you liked Sergei’s work!!

  4. Sharon Mann 2 years ago

    Wow Sergei, your artwork is awesome, thanks for sharing with us. Thank you Charlie.

  5. artandmoondreams 2 years ago

    Beautiful sketches, great detail and color.Wonderful feature, enjoying the international flavor. Thank you Charlie.

  6. kirkistan 2 years ago

    Yes! These are terrific. I just started following Sergei on Twitter.

  7. Sergei Merkulov 2 years ago

    Thank you all! ))))))

  8. Kari 2 years ago

    I just looked at his blog and his art is so rich, love the depth! Will follow on IG!

  9. Teresa Robeson 2 years ago

    Those are simply gorgeous! I am definitely following him to see more of his interpretation of an area of the world I am not familiar with at all!

  10. Damita M-S 2 years ago

    Beautiful work. I especially like the urban sketching.

  11. amaryllislog 2 years ago

    Beautiful work!

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