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Slowly crawling out of the winter shell. (I’m still alive)

 

I tend to draw a lot in January- February and this winter was no different. I recede into my winter shell and sort of exist as the world sort of seems to pass me by, as if I am behind a glass plane, if that makes sense. I tend to start drawing / sketching more and painting less. I think that and jogging are sort of my therapy this year for coping with winter depression. My drawing chops seem to improve and that works its way into the rest of my art so I guess there is something positive about all this.

On a positive note I also sold two paintings. They will go live someplace else, and I hope the new owner enjoys them. This is sort a confirmation for me that what I am doing / creating has a positive effect on other people.

Stay healthy,

Bill

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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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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.

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Bill

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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.

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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.

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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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Sketchbook post.

What would life be like without my sketchbook, probably a lot more boring.

Bill

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Figure studies

Hey people, starting another painting. Here’s the charcoal and chalk underdrawing. I do these to improve my skills and try out different techniques. I noticed a big improvement in my paintings and drawing. I still work on fantasy and science fiction paintings, I’m currently working on my first night scene.

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Bill

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Pencil drawing: Odin seeks Mimir’s advice.

Hey everyone, here is my rendition of Odin talking to Mimir, you know the head that he kept around to ask for advice once in a while. Because that’s what Norse gods do.

I’ll be painting over this in Artrage. I find I lose a little of the dynamic when I transfer a drawing and then paint over it. I’ll still be painting with oils though.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bill

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