Category Archives: Work-in-Progress

First sword of Bravos detail – WIP

Detail swordsman first pass  So here is the first pass of the swordsman that I’m painting. I’m having problems taking pictures of this piece, because my shadow regions tend to reflect strange. Does anybody know of a tut or info I could look at about photographing your art work? I read the Muddy colors post from Dan Santos but I just don’t have the money to invest in a lighting system, so I usually depend on natural sun light. I have a corner of in our house that usually has just the right conditions to take a pictures, but this one is a difficult nut to crack. If anyone has suggestion I would really appreciate a comment.

I still need to glaze over this more and deepen the shadows and bring out the highlights. I would say I just entered stage 4 of my painting process, where the painting and I start finding our way back to each other. Its sort of a love – hate relationship.

Thanks in advance and stay clean,

Bill

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Reference for the First Sword of Braavos.

 

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I had an idea for my next painting that I wanted to paint, and if you come around here and read my blog then you know I’m reading the Games of Thrones books. I want to try my hand at illustrating a character that I really like in the first book, the water dancer and first sword of Braavos. I started by making a 3D character model in Makehuman and then imported to blender. You might even recognized the skyline as the city of Prague, but in my under-painting this has changed a little, or should we say some lucky mistakes happened that I expanded upon. I won’t copy the reference one to one but will change things or get other ideas as I go along, but genereally the mood and color scheme will stay like this.

Thanks for looking in and stay healthy,

Bill

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Sugar Skull.

Sugar Skull finished-web

 

Heres something I’m working on and I’ll be finishing this week. A colleague of mine did the makeup for this photo shoot and showed me the pictures and I asked if it would be OK to draw this. I’m a big fan of Mexican Sugar Skulls so this was a no-brainer for me if I would draw this or not, it was just a matter of making time for it.

The makeup was done by : Jennifer Seibert

The model is:  Kathy Julia Hawaii

Photograph was :  Sabine Kast Photography

When this is finished I’ll be posting this to my Deviantart and my Drawings page.

Thanks for stopping by and stay healthy,

Bill

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Sword-Fighters Painting- week, I lost count.

Week I don't know

Just to show that I am still working on this, I finally finished the wall-stones. I still need to work on the arch and then I will be working on the fighters themselves. I am also working on three other paintings and draw quite a bit. Also Monday evening is gesture drawing night. I found a couple of other gesture drawing sites and will be sharing them next week.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Under Painting, Medusa Rising.

medusa week 2

 

Hi People,

Here is the start of my new painting. This is now in the state where my family will start looking at me strange and suggesting to me that maybe I should keep painting small paintings and still-life. When I try to explain to them that when you look at someone’s eyes that you see light green around the eyes because there are a lot of veins directly under the skin and that around the cheeks there are a lot of capillaries around the cheeks and nose so that there is a lot of red there. They just sort of look at me strange and wonder if I have lost a few marbles. Besides that I had to give her a major breast reduction after my wife told me that her boobs were to big, and damm, she was right, so I gave her a breast reduction. Besides that I think this is coming along nicely considering this is only the under-painting. I can slowly see how this will look later.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Working title “Chronos Keep” WIP

Pilgrim to Chronos KeepWIP

Hey everyone, many greeting from the land of Hansel and Gretel. 😉  Heres what I’ve been working on the last couple of weeks. I still have a way to go on this, I’m still not happy with the mountains or the woman . I haven’t even started the cycle or the city yet either, but I see this slowly coming together.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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“Temple ruins” digital update.

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Heres an update for what I’m working on. This is coming together slowly here. Now that the World soccer Championship over is I can get down to some serious painting. Oh yeah: YES… GERMANY IS WORLD CHAMPION….YES!!!!! Ok now I’ve got that out of my system. The colors are coming together and I’ve a few ideas for the background. I’ll be finishing the painting and then I’ll work on the shadows, this needs to be way dark then what is is.

Thanks for looking in.

Bill

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The Temple Ruins- Artrage week-1

Temple ruins-week-1

I didn’t have much time to work on this this week, but I should have more time this week, seeing I have the week off from my day-job. I’m doing this in Artrage. I’ll be doing a different background for this. I’m thinking about the warrior coming out of the night into the light and the background will be different shades of dark blue. This will be pretty cool.

Tommorrow I’m going to the Reiss Engelhorn museum in Mannheim. I’m excited about it, if you happen to be there and see a guy sketching and taking picures of everything, please stop and say hello. Next week I’ll hopefully post some of my sketches that I’ve done will there.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Painting updates and water color sketches

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After being sick a week and three weeks of not being able to paint in the evenings I managed meager progress on these two. My two sons took control of my painting area during their winter vacation so painting was out of the question. I finally got some good quality painting time last week and made some progress on the still life and the wizard painting I just couldn’t leave that back wall alone and still need to work on the floor.  The flute looks a little lopsided now that I look at it. Sometimes it helps to take picture of your work and you see it in an all new light.

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I was inspired to sketch with watercolors after seeing James Gurney do it on his blog. He takes his sketchbook everywhere and sketches in the most interesting places. The last two are from life (looking out the window and the mountains are the Bergstrasse, where I live, it’s mainly known for their white wines)  and the first one is from an anatomy book I have. I think I’ll keep doing this, it was fun.

Thanks for taking a look,

Bill

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Two Updates and a Sketch.

Ok, the title of this post sounds like a movie, but I couldn’t think of anything else. First the still life update. This one is turning out pretty descent. What I am worried about though (I’m always worrying about my paintings) is the drum wood texture and the metronome. The wood texture will make or break the drum and the metronome is a little funky looking, the geometry is not right. I’ll have to correct this when I start with that part of the painting.

Flute-update-1

Ok, now for the Wiz-painting. This one is turning out OK too, the Stone wall is falling into place and the floor needs work, but I’m not going to put to much more work into those, because I want the Spirit and the Wizard and table to stand out more. Maybe I’ll make it a little darker.

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Here’s  little sketch that I did, some thumbnail on top and some faces.

Sketch

 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, and keep drawing,

Bill

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