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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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Rogue Assassin

Hi people, here is my latest painting and also my fastest larger painting that I have finished so far. I will be taking a break from painting portfolio pieces and make something for a friend of mine. Next week I’ll share a GIF that I made documenting the steps in my painting. I also want to get ready for Inktober and will be doing a lot of sketching with inks, this should be fun.

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Bill

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Underpainting, its gonna be UGLY!

I hate to show my underpaintings. This is the stage where I start to think, “What was I thinking.” My underpaintings are usually ugly and this one is no different. I do like how the wall in the background looks, I usually get ideas how the painting will continue when I do the underpaint. It sort of looks like this guy is coming out of a jungle crypt, ready to kick some butt. These are the happy accidents that happen I guess.

Start cool,

Bill

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The Pit Fighter.

I had the idea for this painting quite a while ago and never really had the nerve to try my hand at it, but I wanted to challenge myself and try to see how fast I could get this done and still be happy with it. Well, it took me four and a half weeks and I’m pleased with it. I’ll be using this in my Portfolio and will enter it in a competition comes this Fall.

Also I won’t be showing any more of my ink drawings until they get better. I think I annoyed some people with them, so inking will remain a private indulgence for the time being.

Stay cool,

Bill

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Starting something new.

So, I finished the drawing on my next painting this week and also started the under painting (the part where my family and friends sort of look at me like I’m crazy). I want to see how fast I can finish this, I’m using liquin and all those fast drying additives, because I really want to see how fast I can get this done and still be happy with it. First, I drew directly on the illustration board to save time, and last night I finished the under-painting leaving the fighter looking like a canditated for Mr. Soylent Green 2017.  Last I have no idea what that ape is doing in the background, but I sort of like him, we’ll see how long he stays around.

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Bill

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Intruder. Oil Painting

So I finally finished this one. I have to admit, I wasn’t in a hurry and I didn’t push myself. I want to show some action in the painting, a dragon invading the territory of another and the other defending it’s roost. I got the idea from seeing two birds fighting in the air and spiraling to the ground.  My next painting I will see how fast I can get it done, I have an idea and I already started collecting reference material for it.

See you later,

Bill

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I painted some cool hands yesterday.

They aren’t finished yet, but I should be finished with this by next Weekend. Then I can Show the whole painting.

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Oil Painting Aurora.

Finished this, this week. A very good friend of mine posed for this. This and my painting The Raven’s song will be entered into our towns art competition this fall. I’m happy I finished this in so short of time, I guess I’m just getting quicker. I also think its time to get out of my comfort zone and paint a dragon or some other fantastic beast. It will either be a dragon or a sphinx, but then again when I write about what I’m going to do next, I usually paint something completely different.

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Bill

 

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Lets Start Something New.

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Starting a new painting is hard for me until I find my way into it. Its hard to explain, its like searching for the picture on the canvas and being afraid you’re going to screw something up. You just have to get through this part, I always tell myself.

The first one is only two weeks old (crappy photo) and I’m slowly getting the background to were I want it to be. The second is a portrait, because I like doing portraits and I thought this would be cool and I don’t want to get out of practice with putting down paint wet on wet.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t let fear influence you, we are living in the best of times.

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.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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