Wanderers – a short film by Erik Wernquist

This is an incredible inspiring short film by the talented Mr. Wernquist. Link to his Vimeo account: here.

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Bill

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Dragons- Watercolor sketches

Dragons

 

On the weekend I didn’t have time to draw or  paint, my oldest son had his birthday and between getting things ready for his birthday party and the weekend chaos, I just didn’t find or make the time. I was able to break out the water colors and sketch a little. Now for me a sketch is when it takes under two hours to complete. The dragon top left was my son’s toy dragon and the bottom one is from imagination, but heavily influenced from Peter Jackson, I guess that comes from watching The Two Towers the night before.

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Bill

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Circe Invidiosa- Week 3 “Work-in-progress.”

Circe Invidiosa- Week 3

 

Hi everyone, here’s a progress shot from the painting I’m working on. I like how this is coming along, but there is still a lot of work to be done. When I’m finished I will be giving this to someone very special to me, so I want this to be perfect. This has also given me a boost in my self-confidence painting people. I still need to do a lot of work on her though, the face is still to blurry and the feet and hands need to better defind, among others.

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Bill

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Guarding the pass- Artrage digital sketch.

guarding-the-pass-web.jpg

 

I’ve started taking a night out of the week to sketch in Artrage. This gives me the chance to experiment with the program and see what each tool can do and just have a good time sketching from my imagination. There are some interesting sketches that have come from this. I used the oil paint brush for this one.

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Bill

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Sketchbook post- Container City.

container city

 

 

A sketch from my sketchbook. I image when humans finally take to the stars and inhabit other planets, they will erect prefabricated cities. I followed this thought and tried to image what life would be like.

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Bill

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Circe Invidiosa- Week 1.5 “Work-in-progress.”

Circe Invidiosa- Week 1.5

 

I my last post I had said I was planning on Painting Circe Invidiosa- from J.W. Waterhouse. I’ve been working on this for about a week and a half and I like how it’s coming along. As I said before Waterhouse is one of my favorite painters among  many. But as I was painting I had notice a few things which once noticed they can’t be “unseen.” So if you don’t want to “ruin the painting for yourself don’t keep reading.

Last warning,,,,…

Now I have the utmost respect for Mr. Waterhouse and I would be pleased to someday be able to paint as great as he did. Ok, now that half of the people have left I’ll tell you what I noticed in the original.

-The anatomy is wrong. Her legs are to long and her hip is to high.

- The water is to blue and there are no reflections.

- The forest lacks texture.

Now I will probably get tons of hate e-mails for this. But I had to speak up, for a while I had considered that maybe I should have picked another painting to paint, but no I’ll use his painting as a reference and try to paint things how I would want to paint. I still love the original painting, it has an atmosphere to it that is amazing, but like I said, once yopu see these things they can’t be unseen.

 

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Bill

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Studies in Oil.

Circe Invidiosa- John William Waterhouse- 1892

Hi people,

It used to be that artists in training would copy another artists paintings. This was in a sense to absorb some of the essence of the masters ability to paint. Now I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now  and I’ve chosen the above painting to “copy.” Waterhouse is one of my favorite painters, I’ve even had a Waterhouse week last summer where I featured a different Waterhouse painting every day. I don’t really think I can absorb Mr. Waterhouse’s ability to paint but I will give my best to do this beautiful painting justice. I’ll be doing a weekly update thingy with my progress.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Chronos Keep- finished

Pilgrim to Chronos Keep-web

 

 

Hi People, I got my computer back last week and tried to finish this piece. I still have a lot to do on the city and am not sure if I’m gonna keep that thingy in the sky, but I think something should be there to even out the picture. I’ll be finishing this this week hopefully, but I won’t post this here again, I’ll just post this on my deviantart. I have some ideas for my next paint, but I still have to sketch things out and collect my ideas. If you have and thoughts about this pic, please comment, I would be interested to hear some thoughts,

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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The Streets of Port de Soller- Oil Painting

Port de Soller-web

 

 

Please be gentle with this one, there are a lot of perspective issues here. I started this painting about a year and a half ago and laid it aside because I knew I would end up burning this in my backyard if I continued. I hoped I would be able to do this more justice at a later time. So after my PC died I decided to pick this up again and step outside of my comfortzone.

This is the one and only time you will see this. This isn’t going in my Portfolio or Deviantart or where -ever. This is goning up on my wall in my PC-Paint room. That is me on the right pushing my first son in Port de Soller Mallorca.

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Bill

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Crisis is opportunity.

Hi people,

My computer gave up the ghost last week. I gave it to a friend of mine to see if he could fix it, but unfortunately I haven’t heard anything from him yet. Usually, no news is good news, but here I don’t think so. It’s more like no news is = no computer. Now this isn’t so bad, I picked up my brushes again and started painting a painting I had put aside due to lack of skill and decided to step outside of my comfort zone. But I wanted to finish the “Chronos Keep” picture and I don’t want to give the impression that I’m flip-flopping. I will still keep going digital, but I found out I still love to paint with brushes and paints and will get back to this eventually when I get faster. There is a happy side-effect, my productivity has shot up about 50 – 75%.

Thanks for looking and stay happy,

Bill

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