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Inktober day 3 and 4.

Heres day 3 and 4 for Inktober. This is starting to be fun, I’m looking forward to doing these everyday.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Rogue Assassin Process gif

Here is the GIF that I made of my last painting. I unfortunately only took four pictures, after the third pass I forgot and realized a day or two later, oh well. The underpainting got a little dark, because I didn’t spray the pencil drawing good enough with fixative. The graphite smudged a bit, which I thought at the time would ruin the painting, but I think it turned out pretty good.

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Bill

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Ink doodling.

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Doodling with ink, practice makes perfect. I’ve been looking at a lot of Albrecht Dürer lately. I’ll post some Pictures next week.

Thats all folks,

Bill

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The View from my window the next few days.

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This is the view I get to wake up to the next few days, beautiful. Nature ist the best artist.

Stay cool,

Bill

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New Toys

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I bought some new toys last week. I love ink drawings and I wanted to try this for a long time. I’ll be drawing with these in the weekends in my sketchbook.  Next week should be the last week for my dragon painting, just need to finish minor details and correct some shadows, and think up a cool name for it.

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Bill

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There be dragons.

IMG_20170618_130034I took a bad picture of my current painting I’m working on, but I sort of liked it. It kind of has a motion blur feel to it, so I thought I would share it.  I changed the perspective from drawing. I’m closing in on the end here. I need to finish the background and put a few clouds in there, I’m pretty happy with it so far. I think about two more weeks and I’ll have it finished.

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Bill

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My painting set-up.

This is my little corner of the house that I paint and draw in. It has a lot of natural indirect sunlight which I love, and I can open the door and go outside if I want some fresh air.

My dragon painting is coming along, I’m still in the “happy-state” where this will be the best painting I’ve ever painted. I also changed the perspective, I think it give the picture more dynamic.

Stay cool.

Bill

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Oil Painting: Esmeralda.

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I’m very happy with this piece. I lost myself in all the details in the dress and hair. This will go in my portfolio. Now on to the next one, I started drawing a dragon scene with graphite, trying something new and getting out of my comfort zone.

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Bill

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There be Vampires.

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Last weekend I was laying in bed feeling like my head was about to crack open and I wouldn’t have been surprised if Athena burst from my head fully armored ready for battle. But of course I am not Zeus, even though I think every person carries a spark of divinity in them ( some people hide it better). This is what I was working on the time of me being struck down. It wasn’t meant to be a full painting, just an idea that I wanted to see how far I could push. I finally had enough mental strength to pick up my pencil yesterday and do some sketching, it felt good to get back in the saddle.

See you next week,

Bill

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Logan’s Discord.

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In November I told myself I would be painting something ugly. I was a little disappointed in the vote in USA and wanted to let my disappointment out through my painting. I decided to paint one of my comic book heroes that I collected as a kid. I wanted a little symbolism in the painting also, so let me explain:

First, the eye in the background is Prof. Xavier the man who founded of the X-men and a powerful telepath. Second, the the giant X in the background stands naturally for the X-men. The skull stands for death, Logan’s constant companion, but always seemingly out of reach (I know Logan is still dead in the Marvel Universe). Cyclops is also in the background and The Phoenix stands for Jean Grey. The flames stand for the chaos that was his life. Okay I know that was a bit melodramatic but those were the thoughts that I but into the painting, I hope you like it and understand if you don’t, painting with skulls in them usually put people off.

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Bill

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