The Blue Flower

The Blue Flower-web

 

If you’ve been stopping in here the last few weeks you might have seen sword-stair painting that I’ve been working on. Well, I found out about two weeks ago that our little towns Artist club will be holding a art contest in October and the deadline for submission is end of July. I immediately stopped working on all my paintings and started work on two other painting that I will be entering. The first on is the above painting, The Blue Flower, the second I haven’t even started yet, but hopefully will finish gathering reference and can start next week. After I am finished I’ll get back to what I was working on before.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Small Painting “Fallen Warrior.”

fallen Warrior

 

Hi People, I just finished this, this week and the last coat of paint is still wet. I’ll wait three weeks and then varnish this and frame it.

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Bill

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What I’m working on.

first week

 

Heres a really bad picture of what I am working on right now. If there is one thing I can do is take a bad picture. This is the underpaint, I’m doing this in shade of burnt Sienna, with maybe a little green and blue thrown in here and there. I’m not even done here and I’ve thought of my next project, I’ve got to slow down and concentrate on this one first.

I modeled the background steps and door on blender and used makehuman for the people in the scene, and with the final render I went over and drew this out on my canvas and am painting over it. I like this procedure, I can control everything and make multiple color adjustments with the lighting, textures and the shadows.

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Bill

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WIP-Fallen Warrior

fallen Warrior-WIP

I was taking a walk the last fall and I just happened to stumble upon a dead wasp on the sidewalk. I took a few pictures of it at the time not really thinking, “I’ll paint that.” A couple of weeks ago I had just finished a small painting and I really didn’t know what to paint next and then the image of the dead wasp shot through my mind and realized, it was time to paint him.  Here he/she is “The Fallen Warrior” week 2.

Showing this here motivates me to get this done.

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Bill

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Oil Painting finished- “Medusa Rising”

Medusa Rising-web

 

Hi People finished this one on the weekend. Happy how it turned out, and now on to the next one. I’m still working on the 3D model for my reference, but it should be finished tomorrow.

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Bill

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Medusa painting face detail

medusa face

 

Still a lot of work to be done here. The hair, shading around the eyes, elsewhere and snakes. Maybe about two more weeks and I’ll be finished.

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Bill

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Blender 3D model, free download.

test-rendeer-1

 

 

Hi People, heres a model that I will be using as reference for a painting. I modeled this in Blender and wanted to visualize something that I will be painting. Blender is perfect for this because you can give everything materials textures and also play around with the lighting. Since the Blender software and the community is so open (open source). Feel free to use this how ever you want. I just wanted to give something back and offer this 3D model as a digital download here:

3D Model

Or here is the link to my Deviantart page where it can also be downloaded:  Link

Right click on the link and save as.

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Bill

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My Creative corner.

I always find in fascinating to see how other people work or their studios. Here is my creative work place, its a tiny corner in a small room in our house with lighting from the north-west.  Here is my creative corner.

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5 art Blogs you should follow

Hi people , I’m glad you could all look in. Heres my list of blog I consider to be, the art blogs one should at least look in at least once a week, if not daily. So, instead of me sitting here and “schwetzen,” heres my list.

 

1. Muddy Colors

This is a group of guys and girls who are leaders in the illustration business today. Definitely worth looking in everyday.

http://muddycolors.blogspot.de

 

2. Gurneyjourney

This is Mr. Gurney’s blog which is updated daily. Mr. Gurney is famous for his Dinotopia books among others. Anyone who has read National Geographic will recognize some of his paintings if not all of dinosaurs or historical themed paintings. A wealth of knowledge is at this blog and Mr. Gurney is constantly creating new material or even tutorials. Also his book should be in every aspiring artist bookshelf.

http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.de

3. Lines and Colors

This a blog written by Mr. Parker, who himself is painting a day artist. In his own words:

Lines and Colors is a blog about drawing, sketching, painting, comics, cartoons, webcomics, illustration, digital art, concept art, gallery art, artist tools and techniques, motion graphics, animation, sci-fi and fantasy illustration, paleo art, storyboards, matte painting, 3d graphics and anything else I find visually interesting. If it has lines and/or colors, it’s fair game.

http://linesandcolors.com

 

4. Ctrl+Painting

Control Painting is instructional digital painting blog written by a Mr. Kohr. There is wealth of knowledge here, videos and blog posts. Mr. Kohr is a good teacher and the videos and the whole blog is worth exploring.

http://www.ctrlpaint.com

 

5. Paintingstufftolooklikestuff

This is blog written by Mr. Gluck and Mrs. Stone, who are also married. The blog is very informative and and they have very good sense of humor which makes it a lot of fun it read.

http://paintingstufftolooklikestuff.blogspot.de

 

So thats my list of “must read blog.” If you have any more leave a coment, it would great to hear from you.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

 

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Medusa Rising- Week 4 “Work-in-progress.”

medusa week-4

Due to a nasty Sinus infection I couldn’t do much this week, ok, I didn’t do anything. Here’s the state of my current project, the Medusa. Shes looking better, no more green eyes and red cheeks aren’t so bad either. Hopefully I’ll have more next week.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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