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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Small Oil Painting the Storm Crow.

Storm Crow

 

This is a small oil painting I did in between other paintings. This was filler for when I have to wait for other paintings to dry. This is small- 13 x 18 cm (5 x 7 inches). Its darker then what I usually paint.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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3D Model for my next painting

Hi people,

In my post two weeks ago I said I would be following the idea behind my sketch that I had posted. A stair way and a background with people fighting there way up the stairs, sort of a stand-offish thingy. I started modeling the stairs and got some ideas for the back ground. Heres the model of what I have been doing the last two weeks.

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And this is how it looks rendered:

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Blender is a great way to visualize things that you would normally not have the chance to see in real life. I’ll be taking photos of me in different poses now and after that I’ll start making 3D characters for the final render, which will be my reference for my line drawing for my canvas.

Thanks for stopping in,

Bill

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Under Painting, Medusa Rising.

medusa week 2

 

Hi People,

Here is the start of my new painting. This is now in the state where my family will start looking at me strange and suggesting to me that maybe I should keep painting small paintings and still-life. When I try to explain to them that when you look at someone’s eyes that you see light green around the eyes because there are a lot of veins directly under the skin and that around the cheeks there are a lot of capillaries around the cheeks and nose so that there is a lot of red there. They just sort of look at me strange and wonder if I have lost a few marbles. Besides that I had to give her a major breast reduction after my wife told me that her boobs were to big, and damm, she was right, so I gave her a breast reduction. Besides that I think this is coming along nicely considering this is only the under-painting. I can slowly see how this will look later.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Sketchbook post

Achilles

 

 

Hi People ,

Heres something from my sketchbook that I will be following. The next step for me would be to model the stairs and background in Blender and then make reference photos from me posing in all the characters. Maybe something will be added or something will be taken away, but all in all I’ll be wanting to get the feel of this . Sort of a stand-off between the person on top and the people rushing him up the stairs.

After the photos are shot, I’ll be creating characters in Makehuman and then positioning them in Blender for a final render which will be used for a line drawing on my canvas.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Circe Invidiosa- oil painting finished.

 

Circe Invidiosa-web

Hi people, 2015 is starting out turbulent considering the things that are happening in France and the Middle East. My thought go out to those who lost a loved one.

As I have said, I’m painting this one for a good friend of mine. She doesn’t know it yet and its suposed to be surprise (she doesn’t read my blog).

The original painting can be see in an earlier post of mine. I did change this a little. I put in more shading on the water and reflection. Also I painted the sea monster-dragon more detailed.

The Greek myth goes she’s change someone into a monster, read here: wikipedia.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Freedom of speech, in honor of those who died.

Je suis Charlie

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Apples in a bowl, Continuing Oil Paint studies.

Still-life Apples in bowl-web

 

Hi People, back from the winter break a week earlier as what I’ve said. Just wanted to show a still-life that I’ve been working on. I’ve about two or three paintings that I work on at once. During drying times I work on the other and vice verse. I’ve almost always have a still-life that I’m working on. Besides from learning something from every painting, I also auction these off on ebay or sell them in my store.  This week I’ll be finishing my “Circe Invidiosa” painting that I’ve been working on and I’ll be showing that here next week also.

Thanks for looking in, and here to 2015,

Bill

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