Ink sketchbook post.

Hey everybody,

I added gray to my growing arsenal of pens and ink drawing implements. It is a supple change but it adds a half tone to the drawing and to me it makes the drawing look more complete, even if it is a sketch.

Working on a couple of private oil paintings, things I can’t show right now, but I all ready have some ideas for my next big painting, something involving camping and dragons.

See you around,

Bill

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Mirror Image (metamorphosis-2) oil painting

Some paintings just paint themselves and this was one of them. I liked the concept of a guy (myself) waking up, looking in the mirror and being shocked that he now had two horns on his forehead. I really enjoy this series and will probably take this a little further then other series, but probably not as self portraits anymore. In a couple of weeks this painting (30 c 40 cm, oil paints on paper)   will be in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for taking a look,

Bill

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Metamorphosis-2 underdrawing.

This is a quick, really bad picture of the pencil-charcoal drawing of my next painting that I am working on. The story is of a guy that wakes up obviously still dressed, and finds out that he has changed, the last painting was that he discovered a bat wing growing out his back and now two horns have sprouted on his forehead. These are all self portraits, I guess symbolizing the changes we all go through, some supple some very obvious.

Thanks for taking a look,

Bill

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Sketchbook Post

Something from my ink sketchbook. Mainly doing figure studies in ink. I need to work on sketching hands.

Thanks for walking in from the cold,

Bill

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Oil Painting: Red Shoes

 

This took me way longer then it should have to finish this. I wanted to experiment with a limited palette and see how far I could push it. I’ll be selling this one in my shop. Now back to my metamorphosis series. I also start playing guitar again after about ten years. Just for myself I just really enjoy playing a little blues or rock.

Thanks for walking by,

Bill

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The Dance

Hi all,

I wanted to do a pencil drawing for a change, sometimes you just get the itch. For the background I used my homemade walnut ink. I might paint over this, I don’t know yet.

Thanks for wandering by and have a great weekend,

Bill

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Social Media, where you can find me.

If you are a creative and you want to get your stuff out there to be noticed, you can’t get around being on social media. Here are my choices and where you can find my work: (Click on the image to go to the site)

 

Deviant art:

I put everything on Deviantart, alot of sketches, ink drawings and of course my paintings. I like Deviantart because you can sub-divide your galleries into sub galleries and the community is cool.

 

Artstation:

 

Art station has a cool design and you get a Home page for free. Artstation has a sleek, cool design.

 

Instagram:

Instagram is great when you need a quick art fix, follow your favorite artists and find new ones, look in and see who posted what.

See you around and stay cool,

Bill

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Art nouveau exhibition museum Wiesbaden

I was able to see these to paintings (The Spinx and The Sin from Franz von Struck), shall we say I saw them in real life and not on a monitor, which adds a dimension to the experience. The art nouveau exhibit itself is an impressive collection of furniture, lamps, paintings and sculptures. For me that was a highlight of the museum which also has a collection of old dutch masters, but I spent more time looking at the the wonderful art nouveau furniture, lamps and paintings.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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High Octane, T-Shirt design.

These T-Shirt designs usually result from a drawing in my sketchbook. I then take it into Autodesk Sketchbook and try to make a design out of it. As one can see this is the result of watching Fury Road over and over again.

Ride eternal, shiny and chrome,

Bill

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Metamorphosis, oil painting

This is some what of a self portrait, I used myself for reference. I think I’ll be doing more of these. Sort of a Kafka changeling thing where someone is metamorphosing into something else.

We all go through changes, some more than others.

Bill

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