Escape

This was an experiment, I know it sounds like I’m trying to make excuses for a painting, right off the bat you know I’m not to happy with this one. I drew this with charcoal, polychroms and pencils and then painted over it in Artrage and gimp. I will just keep doing this until it clicks, there is a lot of potential in this work process.

Thanks for looking in and listening to my ranting,

Bill

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My best painting 2018

Going into the holiday season I like to reflect on the art year, what I did good, what I got better at and what I didn’t do so well and what needs improving. This is the image that in my opinion was the best painting I had painted this year. I’ll be sending this image to a competition this year, I really don’t think I have a chance but I think its time to start entering my stuff and try and get my name out there.

Thanks for stopping by and stay warm,

Bill

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Little discoveries.

I was recently going through my books and and made discovery. About 12 years agoI had purchased an english book called “Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb. For me it was quite old being published in 1958. Back then the Illustrations in the book had grabbed my attention. Only later, about one year ago did I realize these were Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. His Ink drawing and watercolor washes left me mesmerized. Since then I had purchased other book of his illustrations (The Arthur Rackham Treasury and Illustrations for Wagner’s Ring). If you are asking if I read the book, yes I did and enjoyed it, but afterwards I read something from George Martin.

See you around and stay curious,

Bill

 

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Artist Virgil Finlay

During Inktober I discovered (for myself) Virgil Finlay. All though I had seen his work many times I never knew who he was.  I spent hours searching the internet for his incredible work. Here is his Wikipedia page: Finlay. 

Anyone interest in ink drawings or ink based art should give him a look.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bill

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Wrapping up Inktober 2018

Here are my last couple of sketches for Inktober 2018. I will be doing a larger ink drawing, but I haven’t decided yet what it will be. Still trying to get the enlightment. I’ve been looking at a lot of Arthur Reckham drawings, so I will be using ink washes. When I compare this year’s drawings with last year’s inktober drawings I see an improvement, which gives me motivation to keep going.

Thanks for stopping by and vote,

Bill

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Confrontation

Hey people, heres the painting I’ve been working on for the last couple weeks. I was trying to get a NC Wyeth feeling going. I always loved his illustrations. I’ll be finishing up Inktober and then try to get inspiration for the next painting, maybe some science fiction theme.

 

 

 

 

 

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Inktober days 17 to 21

Wrapping up Inktober. I somehow always seem to fall back on movies or video games that I’ve seen. I’m finishing up a painting I’ve been working on, just a few touch ups and I’ll be finished.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bill

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Inktober installment 3

Hey, hey, I’m getting into this. I’ve decided to buy a small sketchbook just for ink doodles. I tried a few ink washes on the whale and it turned out better then I thought it would. I admit my Count doku doesn’t really look like him, but oh well I still like it.

See you guys later,

Bill

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Inktober installment 2.

Hi-ho, heres my inktober installment 2 days 6-11. I like these challenges, it sort of takes out the indecision of what you will draw. It takes away some time from my painting though. I think I will be able to show my latest painting at the end of this week, going in for the kill.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bill

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The Inktober challenge is here.

Hey people, as some of you might know every October hundreds if not thousands of artist do the Inktober challenge. Every day (there is a different theme everyday) one should draw in ink and post it. Its mainly about practicing and getting better using ink, but mostly its about having fun with the medium. Heres my contribution days 1-5.

See you around,

Bill

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