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.

Thanks for looking in,

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.

Thanks for looking in,

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.

Thanks for looking in,

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.

Thanks for looking in,

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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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.

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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.

OpenGL

 

 

And this is how it looks rendered:

test-rendeer-1

 

 

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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