Still-life Bottle and Snail Shell

Bottle and Snail shell-web

 

Ok, this seems like a cheater post because I posted this picture “almost finished” last week, but it turned out pretty good so I just wanted to show it here in it’s final state. I started a drawing for a friend of mine, I’m trying to use charcoal for the soft shadows, so far it’s pretty interesting. I’m really enjoying drawing with charcoal, it’s almost like painting. Pushing around the charcoal and white chalk on paper is addictive. The “At Auction” to the right was drawing using Charcoal, black and white chalk.

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Bill

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What’s on my Esel.

almost finished

I’ve been working on this on and off for a couple of months now (mostly off). I this is one of the paintings I needed to get finished before I start concentrating on polishing up my portfolio. I’ll try to get this done this week, I think I have a good chance of completing it and then moving on to drawing something for a friend of mine.

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Bill

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FleaMarket Sketch

FleaMarket-Lessing-29.03.14

 

I was at a flea-market with my children on the weekend and since my son was the “Boss” and I was just there to set up and organize things a little, I decided to take a long my sketchbook that I had bought in winter. I have two sketchbooks, one is for my imaginative sketching and one is for sketching from life. Since I was along for the ride I took advantage of the situation and sketched what I saw. The flea-market was inside my son’s school building, we had a great time and I bought the kids a steady supply of chocolate cup cakes and cake that they were selling there also. All the funds for the cake went toward the school.

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Bill

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The more Dangerous of the Species

 

 

 

The more Dangerous of the species-Paint-web

I said a couple of posts ago that I wanted to get back to my roots (fantasy / Sci-fy). This I consider the first step. I also want to get back to digital painting, partly for logistical reasons. I still love to paint with a brush and canvas and I still will, but I will marketing myself as a digital artist (portfolio) for now on. Maybe someday I will come back to analogue painting when I’m faster. There’s nothing like holding your painting in your hands or hanging it on the wall when your finished, but for other reasons, I will be going digital (the dark side). Anyway this was done in Artrage.

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Bill

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Male Back Study Watercolor-Pastel

 

Male Study-2 in watercolor and Pastel-web

Here’s another watercolor-pastel-study. Hopefully I’ll have a painting to show next week, I’ll have to paint more and play “Candy-Crush” less. I think I’ll try this on a different kind of paper. The watercolor paper has a great tooth, but it’s almost too porous.

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Bill

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Male Study in Watercolor and Pastel

Male Study in watercolor and Pastel-web

Continuing the Watercolor-Pastel thing this week. I hope to be getting a painting done this week, but then again maybe not. I used a mirror for this one (I wish), I sort of exaggerated on the pectorals though. Some how my stomach doesn’t look like that either, oh well.

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Bill

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The Passion

The Passion-webI know I said last week that I wanted to get back into my main interest, Fantasy and Sci-Fi, but I had started this painting (like so many) and wanted to bring it to an end. Now I like working on drawings and watercolor paints while doing oil paintings because you get a sense that you are getting something done, it’s quick, it’s fun and you have a feeling that you have accomplished something. I paint slow (in Oil), I usually layer my paints and have to wait for them to dry before I paint the next layer, I also don’t have a lot of time, about 2-3 hours a night, most time only 2 hours, if I’m lucky enough to be able to take a nap before painting. I’ve got some fantasy concepts going around my head and I’ve taken resource photos, but I’ve got to get the stuff I started all ready finished first. I wonder if I’m the only one who works like this?

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Bill

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Arkive.org

Great white shark swimming, anterior view
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Hi-Ho People, have you ever scoured the internet looking for resources of fish, tigers or maybe insects? Well I literally stumbled-upon a web site which has all of these and many more. I bookmarked this page because it has spectacular pictures of not only all the well known mammals, but also a slue lesser knowns, ranging from Aardvark to Zorilla. The pictures are great and there is also a little of information about the animal just so you don’t die dumb. All the images are protected under Creative Commons restrictions so if you use the image give credit where credit is due. The site is called Arkive click here to get there, or http://www.arkive.org.

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Bill

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The more dangerous of the Species.

The more Dangerous of the species-web

I wanted to do something with sharks, so here it is. The question is; is she with the sharks or are the sharks hunting her? To tell the truth, I don’t know myself. I like to thinks she’s with the sharks, that she’s just as dangerous. Graphite and pitt pastels. I also wanted to set a direction for my work. I wanted to get back to my fantasy and sci-fy roots, back to what inspires me.

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Bill

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Hand Studies

Hand-Study

 

This post is a little late,… My computer gave up the ghost on the weekend and I’ve had to figure out a way to stay online without it. Luckily my son had just bought a laptop, so I’ll be using that until mine is fixed.

So, I did my monthly studies,like I said I would be doing. I’ve decided to take a week every month to do anatomy studies and this month was the month of hands. If you want to do these also heres the link: Hand-Studies.

Next month I’ll be either doing noses or eyes. Now I think I’ll be drawing something completely different, maybe a shark or two.

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Bill

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