Odin

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Hi People, heres the digital painted drawing of Odin seeking advice from the head of Mimir, because thats what Norse Gods do. It was painted in Artrage, I still need to practice this. I’ll be doing a series of small artifacts, weapons and stuff using this process of drawing it and then painting over it in Artrage.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Pencil drawing: Odin seeks Mimir’s advice.

Hey everyone, here is my rendition of Odin talking to Mimir, you know the head that he kept around to ask for advice once in a while. Because that’s what Norse gods do.

I’ll be painting over this in Artrage. I find I lose a little of the dynamic when I transfer a drawing and then paint over it. I’ll still be painting with oils though.

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Bill

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Tablet Sketching.

I bought a tablet last week with the expressed wish to sketch with it. I downloaded a couple of sketch apps and started going to town. I settled on the preinstalled Artrage app, I had already used it on my PC so I was sort of used to it. Now when I’m sitting around I grab the tablet and sketch something.

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Bill

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Oil painting “et Venatricis” and why I Art.

 

I was going to call this painting Hunting Orcs, because that was my original idea. Someone out in the wild, hunting orcs or trying to protect themselves while being hunted and turning the tables and hunting the hunter. But as I was painting I realized the name didn’t fit so settled on the Latin phrase for The Huntress. I took my time on this one, like I had mentioned before, life comes at you sometimes and Art has to take a back seat. An important person in my life will be having corrective surgery in the next few days and I had to make arrangements. Needless to say I’ve been occupied with other things than Art.

Why I paint and draw and generally why I create my Stuff: (drummmmrollll)

I have no idea why, generally speaking I really don’t know why. I don’t earn money with it. I don’t get a lot of positive feedback either. I guess its just that I get a good feeling doing it and I’m addicted to that feeling. Yeah it makes me feel good to actually draw or paint. I do studies, make reference photos and sketch my ideas out as thumbnails all the stuff that you’re “supposed” to do. Will I ever make this my main job and quit my day job? If thing don’t change, probably not. I have three mouths to feed and other responsibilities, and my job gives me something that I need to keep me structured (if that makes sense).

Will my art work be worth anything someday? I doubt it. The most I’ve ever sold a small painting for was €30. So I’m not to hopeful that people will be ripping my paintings out of my hands, like I’ve heard of other artists. I came into this world with nothing and thats how I will be leaving.

Will I stop painting? Definitely not, I love it to much.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bill

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Odin study

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I’ve been wanting to paint Odin for a while now. I really like to read mythology not only norse but also greek and Roman. I wanted a cool Odin though not just the skinny traveler with the raven and floppy hat (I drew that also) but an Odin that you could tell he would screw your shit up in second if he wanted to. I think I’ll keep this version of him, I just have to figure out the rest now.

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Bill

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Sketching while riding the train.

My car was in the workshop for a few days so I had to fall back on public transportation. Lucky for me Germany has a super public transportation network. In fact you could easily get from almost any place to any other place in Germany using PT if you have enough time. I used the time to do some sketching while I was in route to my day job. These sketches had to go fast, because I only had up to 5 minutes or less to finish these before they moved or noticed me. One thing was, I felt a little creepy doing this, some people don’t want this and you get stares and not to friendly glances or maybe I imagined this, I’m not sure. So I tried to sketch people that were to busy or didn’t notice me. I finally resorted to doing a few thumb nail sketches for ideas.

Thanks for stopping, stay cool,

Bill

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T-Shirt design, Skull cross

I’m not dead. I haven’t posted for a while, beause things are a little chaotic in my life right now and I have to take care of a few things before I can concentrate on Art again. I was able to do a few T-Shirt designs and post them to Redbubble. I am working on a larger painting, but progress is slow and I want to do it justice and not just get it over with. In the mean time I will be drawing more with pencil and ink, because I need to get things out of my brain on to paper and it doesn’t matter how.

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Bill

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Hunger

I wanted to change my working Medium and since I did the inktober challenge I decided to splash a little ink on the page. Believe it or not I’m still searching for something to paint. I guess I just have to commit to something and see it through.

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Bill

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The Spice Fighter

I almost wasn’t going to share this, I’m not a assualt rifle supporter. I started this as a sketch and I liked the sci-fy aspect of it so I decided to paint it. Only afterwards did I realize that this could be taken as me glorifying weapons in particular assualt rifles. I spent time around weapons, in particularly automatic and semi automatic weapons, in my opinion there is no reason to own one, and one doesn’t hunt with a semi automatic assualt rifle.

Thanks for stopping by and stay cool,

Bill

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Charcoal practice Portrait.

Value study using charcoal from a John Godward painting. I finally decided on a motive for my painting for the art fair. Now I have to start gathering reference material and Shoot some photos.

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Bill

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