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Tablet Sketching.

I bought a tablet last week with the expressed wish to sketch with it. I downloaded a couple of sketch apps and started going to town. I settled on the preinstalled Artrage app, I had already used it on my PC so I was sort of used to it. Now when I’m sitting around I grab the tablet and sketch something.

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Bill

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Sketchbook Samurai.

I’ve been watching Samurai films on U-Tube and then sketching the figures, this is very relaxing for me. I’ve got some intersting figures out of these maybe something to paint or explore later.

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Bill

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Sketchbook Dragon study.

Dragon sketch

Hey people, heres something from my sketchbook. I’ve been looking at a lot of lizards and reptile lately trying to get ideas for a dragon. I will probably go with this head, but more horns on his head and maybe one close to his jaw. My next step is to take this into blender and model and then sculpt him. I’ve one or two more weeks on my current painting, I’m closing in on the final layer and we are slowly but surely becoming friends again.

Thanks for looking in and stay healthy,

Bill

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Sketchbook Girl with a Dragon.

GIRL AND DRAGON

 

Hey people, almost three fourths finished with my large painting and I’m looking and thinking about ideas for the next one. I’ll probably develop this sketch that I made quite a while ago. I was looking at a lot of Jeffery-Catherine Jones’ painting and I got the idea for this. I still like the idea behind this, a girl with her dragon, partners in crime looking at what they had just stole or robbed together. The dragon looks to friendly, I’ve been looking at iguana and their anatomy trying to get ideas and their skin patterns. I’ll be making a detailed drawing of this before I start. I’ll also be painting this on illustration board, which will be a first for me. But first I have to finish my painting that I’m painting now.

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Bill

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The difference four years make.

4 years of drawing

Sometimes I take time and go back and take a look at my old drawings and painting and compare them with what I am doing today. At the time I thought this was really good and was proud of it, now I just cringe. I think its important to stop and look at where you came from and get a perspective of what direction you are going. I usually do this at the end of the year, I guess the gray weather make me a little introspective.

Thanks for looking in and stay healthy,

Bill

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Sketchbook post “Girl with Jellyfish”

girl and jelly fish-sketch-web

Life has a funny way of sneaking in the backdoor when you least expect it. I hope me and my family’s lives cool down a bit and get back to normal (routine). I like surprises, but not the uncomfortable kind. I was able to sneak in a sketch though, the girl with jellyfish.

I hope you are all doing fine,

Bill

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Time to get back in the saddle.

dragon head

 

October was a busy month for me. I had little time for painting and drawing and was ill for two weeks and also had to take care of family that came to visit. There was enough happening to fill two months let alone one, oh, and I also took a trip to Berlin and made some great pictures, which I will share next week. I just wanted to share something I painted yesterday, just to let everyone know that I’m still here and getting ready to paint and draw up a storm this month, that is if life doesn’t get in the way like it did last month.

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Bill

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Sketchbook post

Achilles

 

 

Hi People ,

Heres something from my sketchbook that I will be following. The next step for me would be to model the stairs and background in Blender and then make reference photos from me posing in all the characters. Maybe something will be added or something will be taken away, but all in all I’ll be wanting to get the feel of this . Sort of a stand-off between the person on top and the people rushing him up the stairs.

After the photos are shot, I’ll be creating characters in Makehuman and then positioning them in Blender for a final render which will be used for a line drawing on my canvas.

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Bill

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Sketchbook post- Container City.

container city

 

 

A sketch from my sketchbook. I image when humans finally take to the stars and inhabit other planets, they will erect prefabricated cities. I followed this thought and tried to image what life would be like.

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Bill

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Chronos Keep

I mentioned last week that I had some ideas about a concept for a new project of mine, something that would be a cross between Star Wars and Max Parish.  First off I have to say that I have been reading a book called Hyperion. The Chronos Keep is a place on this planet, and as you could guess from the name, it has a little to do with time and John Keats. So I sketched my vision of what this keep would look like and imaged a Pilgrim or visitor looking at it from a mountain. So I took this idea into Blender and began modeling.

 

Sketch-Chronos Keep

 

Now after thinking about the concept I wanted to draw more attention to the visitor or the Pilgrim, so made her bigger and the keep more in the background. Here is the blender model I made for defining of the shadows and values.

The Pilgrin renderblack and white

Next I’ll be taking this into Artrage and painting this. She won’t stay nude, I’ve all ready have an idea for her uniform.

Thanks for  looking in,

Bill

 

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