Sketchbook Post.

I have three sketchbooks and all are about one quarter full. My goal this year is to fill at least one of them by the end of the year.
As always, thanks for taking a look,
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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There be Vampires.

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Last weekend I was laying in bed feeling like my head was about to crack open and I wouldn’t have been surprised if Athena burst from my head fully armored ready for battle. But of course I am not Zeus, even though I think every person carries a spark of divinity in them ( some people hide it better). This is what I was working on the time of me being struck down. It wasn’t meant to be a full painting, just an idea that I wanted to see how far I could push. I finally had enough mental strength to pick up my pencil yesterday and do some sketching, it felt good to get back in the saddle.

See you next week,

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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Some times the best ideas come when you least expect it.

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I was doodling in my sketchbook the other day and came up with this great figure that sort of reminded me of a vampire. I decided tofollow through with this idead and created a 3D character in makehuman and set up a scene for my next painting. Here is the render from Blender that I will use as reference:

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I’ll fill out the design of the clothes and add a few trinkets she will be wearing but all-in-all I’m pretty excited about this painting.

I’ll show the finished Wolverine painting next week that I have been working on for the last two months.

See you around,

Bill

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Half-Way mark.

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So heres what I’ve been working on for the last month and a half. I November last year I had no idea what I wanted to paint next. I read somewhere you should paint something or something you are interested in (fan art) or look up to. I decide to go back to my comic book years and pick a character that I thought was cool, my first thought was wolverine or Spiderman. Both character in conflict with themselves ( early spiderman) and their surroundings. I settled on Wolverine. I had my wife take pictures of me posing in different Wolverine poses and settled on this one. I still have about a month and a half work left with this one, but so far I’m liking it.

Thanks for stopping in and stay warm,

Bill

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Sketchbook Post

A Post from my sketchbook. Like I said in my last post, I’ve been drawing a lot in my sketchbook. Its handy to have around and when you have time just open and draw, cool.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bill

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One more step.

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Hope you all had a good Christmas, and I wish you all, all the best for the coming new year. I really wasn’t active here this December, I hardly posted anything that I was working in. To tell the truth I just didn’t feel like it. Usually this time of year I try something new, maybe a new medium or a techinque. I didn’t do that either. What I did do was draw alot, good drawings, bad drawings, I just drew quite a bit. Heres something with a sci-fi Touch to it. My resolution for next year is to draw every day, a sketch or a larger drawing.

Hope you enjoy,

Bill

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Hunters returning in the snow from Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

 

Lets get into the winter spirit with a beautiful painting from Pieter Bruegel the Elder. It hasn’t snowed here yet, but we’re hoping to go sledding soon.

Thanks for stopping by and stay warm,

Bill

 

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The Red Stool.

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Hi people, things are getting back to normal here. Life is slowing down and I’m finding time to paint, and finished this last night. I’m slowly gathering ideas for my next larger painting, it will be maybe something under water or a touch oriental-fantasy.

Thanks for dropping by,

Bill

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