Cigar box still life.

Cigar Box

To all of you stop by here regularly, I’m not dead. I haven’t been posting regularly because my kids have summer vacation and we’ve been having a ball doing all the things you can do in summer, like swimming, canoing, and being outside as much as possible. Here is something I did get finished, a small oil painting 13 x 18 cm.

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Bill

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Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl, The Souls of Acheron (1898)

Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl was an Hungarian artist known for historical and mythological painting, particularly of subjects pertaining to Ancient Rome. Some of his major history paintings have been lost, and many of his smaller works were retained by his heirs until the early 1980s. This is on of my favorite paintings from him, I like the subject matter and the composition. Hermes accompanying the dead in the underworld.

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Bill

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The Bone Throne.

The Bone Throne-web

 

Continuing the darker theme in my drawings and sketches. Drawn from 100% imagination, I don’t know what some of these things are, but it was fun to draw, it took about two weeks.

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Bill

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Nuerosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc.

I found this so cool I had to share this.

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What I’m working on.

 

Week three

 

I said I would be getting back to this months ago when I had started working on my two pictures for the upcoming art show in my town. I tried to get rid of all the white. I be leaving the back wall like it is and start working on the arches and wooden door.

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Bill

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Victorian-Gothic Oil Painting

Victorian-Gothic-web

 

Here she is, I call her Victoria. The character was modeled using Makehuman, the dress was modeled in Blender and all textures were made in Gimp. This will be my second painting for the art competition in October. All in all it took about two months of painting, half of the time was waiting for the paints to dry between layers.

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Bill

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Saturday maybe all right for a fight, but Friday night is time to draw.

Hey people,

I don’t know if Elton John was serious, and the only fighting I do on Saturday night is with the WII, trying to make Mario do what I want him to do. I’ve take to the habit of drawing on Friday afternoon into the night. I started this about one and a half years ago and for me its the perfect way to end the working week and start the weekend. I used to do a lot of figure drawings, but lately I’ve start just drawing what ever comes to mind (I wanted to get away from the “Lovely Ladies”). I usually start with the face and just go from there, sometimes I’m surprised what comes out and sometimes disappointed, but I’m doing this for me and the fun of it, so it doesn’t really matter. Here are some drawings that have come about:

The wanderer-web Who's apple is this anyway-web

I’ll be finishing the Victorian Gothic Painting this week and will show the image with what I will be entering the contest.

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Bill

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Sketching at the Senkenberg Museum Frankfurt am.

Lions Sketch Senkenberg T-Rex Sketch Senkenberg

Last week I had the chance to go to the Senkenberg Museum all by my lonesome. I packed my trusty sketchbook, pencils and watercolors and drove up to Frankfurt with a smile on my face. I’ve been there before but without my drawing stuff and also the time to sketch. The museum has small folding chairs that you can use, so they are sketching friendly. I had a great time and am looking forward to the next time.

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Bill

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Let’s draw something ugly. The first in a series of Goblin drawings.

Goblin-1-web

 

I wanted to challenge myself to make something ugly. I’ve been drawing and painting “lovely” women for over a year now and wanted to go in the other direction. Something ugly, hideous or disgusting. My first thought was orcs, goblins and gnomes, while paying no attention to anatomy and or the correctness of proportions, just for the fun of it.

I’ll be trying to do one of these a week, for as long as the fun lasts. Some of these I’ll be taking into gimp or Artrage and doing a paint of them.

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Bill

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Victorian Gothic week-3 or how I learned to speed up my paint drying time.

VG-Week-3

 

 

Hi people,

Here is my stand for week 3 . I use organic walnut oil to thin out my paints, now this works great and the painting doesn’t yellow as it grows older, but there is one drawback: the drying times. I like to keep my paints solvent free and try to keep everything natural as possible (OK I don’t make my own paints). Walnut oil is great to thin out your paints and works well for glazing, but for some colors the drying time is long, I’m talking about 3-7 days, which when you are in a hurry, this can be excruciating long. After painting now I set my painting close to the window where sunlight come in the room in the afternoon. Now the drying time is just about cut in half. I don’t know if this is “good” for the painting but I would like to get this one done, but still do a kick-ass job on it, because this will be my second entry picture for the coming art contest in our area where I live.

The picture itself is coming along nicely. I like the face, it still needs work and the shadows need to get deeper, but I like it so far.

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Bill

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