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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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.
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I was up in the air about showing this here. I started doing portrait studies, but the catch is I only get 5 hours to finish them. I gessoed a few pages in my sketchbook and looked for subjects to paint (while watching Dr. Who). I wanted to do these in my sketchbook to keep track of my progress. I’m still trying to decide on a subject to paint for this years Art fair, I know the general direction, but I don’t have anyone who will model for me. I guess I’ll just have to get creative.
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After multiple nasal infections, visiting family and other things that life throws at you, I’ve managed to finish this study. I didn’t get all the colors correct, but I’m happy with it. I’ll be starting a painting for our annual art fair and I wanted to use this Study to get the feel of bouguereau’s skin technique. He is the master of the beautiful skin Tones.
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I decided to try something different on this one. The last couple of weeks I read a few Tutorials in how to digital paint over different mediums. I wanted to try this, so I made a really tight drawing and then proceeded. I also wanted this to be different in terms of subject matter, so I also wanted the painting to have a 1970s science fiction feel to it. I will be doing more of these and will limit it for the time being to sci-fi themes.
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(The Scream by Edvard Munch)
Winter depression is something I struggle with every year. I always seem to have a plan each year of how I’ll get by it, but in the end it usually gets me. I take vitamin D, try to get outside once a day and drawing or painting really helps. But there are still those days where you feel worn to the bone and don’t really see the sense in painting or being creative even though this is a big part of me. Setting a goal for myself also helps me just get through the week knowing other people depend in me, and making their Day brighter helps.
If you or someone you know has winter depression, be understanding, get Help, go See your Doctor. Stay busy if that helps, it helps me.
Hug someone today.
Next week I will get back to my Art. I have a painting that I really liked to paint and am almost finished.
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Ok, there is story behind this painting. I asked my brother for idea for a painting. I asked him for three ideas and I would play this through as an Art director giving me an assignment. Now I don’t know how many hours my brother and I played D&D, collected comicbooks together and generally shared a Love for most things fanasty and science fiction. Well He suprised me with the request to paint nothing to do with those two categories. He asked me to Paint our dog in the park playing ball.
I hate painting grass, I try to avoid it at all cost, but I decided to make this into a grass painting study. I really hestitated sharing this, I feel like I was hardly above water while painting this. And Bro if you’re reading this, sorry but I did the best I could.