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.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bill

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Albrecht Dürer

The Knight, death and the devil by Albrecht Dürer.

 

A few weeks ago I wrote about showing something by Albrecht Dürer. Living in Germany you don’t get around learning about Albrecht Dürer, and I’m happy about that. Painter, printmaker who lived during the German Renaissance. You can read about him here at Wikipedia:  Albrecht Dürer.

Thanks for stopping by,

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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Sketchbook Post

I love my sketchbook. I love to just open it and draw things or ideas that fly through my mind. Mostly though its a time to relax and just enjoy drawing, I don’t worry about being technicly perfect, there are usually a lot of mistakes when I go back and look at them later, but who cares. I started the drawing for my next bigger painting and will be posting weekly updates and a progress Gif at the end.

Thanks for taking a look,

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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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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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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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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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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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.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bill

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