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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.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Oil painting “et Venatricis” and why I Art.

 

I was going to call this painting Hunting Orcs, because that was my original idea. Someone out in the wild, hunting orcs or trying to protect themselves while being hunted and turning the tables and hunting the hunter. But as I was painting I realized the name didn’t fit so settled on the Latin phrase for The Huntress. I took my time on this one, like I had mentioned before, life comes at you sometimes and Art has to take a back seat. An important person in my life will be having corrective surgery in the next few days and I had to make arrangements. Needless to say I’ve been occupied with other things than Art.

Why I paint and draw and generally why I create my Stuff: (drummmmrollll)

I have no idea why, generally speaking I really don’t know why. I don’t earn money with it. I don’t get a lot of positive feedback either. I guess its just that I get a good feeling doing it and I’m addicted to that feeling. Yeah it makes me feel good to actually draw or paint. I do studies, make reference photos and sketch my ideas out as thumbnails all the stuff that you’re “supposed” to do. Will I ever make this my main job and quit my day job? If thing don’t change, probably not. I have three mouths to feed and other responsibilities, and my job gives me something that I need to keep me structured (if that makes sense).

Will my art work be worth anything someday? I doubt it. The most I’ve ever sold a small painting for was €30. So I’m not to hopeful that people will be ripping my paintings out of my hands, like I’ve heard of other artists. I came into this world with nothing and thats how I will be leaving.

Will I stop painting? Definitely not, I love it to much.

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Bill

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Sketching while riding the train.

My car was in the workshop for a few days so I had to fall back on public transportation. Lucky for me Germany has a super public transportation network. In fact you could easily get from almost any place to any other place in Germany using PT if you have enough time. I used the time to do some sketching while I was in route to my day job. These sketches had to go fast, because I only had up to 5 minutes or less to finish these before they moved or noticed me. One thing was, I felt a little creepy doing this, some people don’t want this and you get stares and not to friendly glances or maybe I imagined this, I’m not sure. So I tried to sketch people that were to busy or didn’t notice me. I finally resorted to doing a few thumb nail sketches for ideas.

Thanks for stopping, stay cool,

Bill

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T-Shirt design, Skull cross

I’m not dead. I haven’t posted for a while, beause things are a little chaotic in my life right now and I have to take care of a few things before I can concentrate on Art again. I was able to do a few T-Shirt designs and post them to Redbubble. I am working on a larger painting, but progress is slow and I want to do it justice and not just get it over with. In the mean time I will be drawing more with pencil and ink, because I need to get things out of my brain on to paper and it doesn’t matter how.

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Bill

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The Spice Fighter

I almost wasn’t going to share this, I’m not a assualt rifle supporter. I started this as a sketch and I liked the sci-fy aspect of it so I decided to paint it. Only afterwards did I realize that this could be taken as me glorifying weapons in particular assualt rifles. I spent time around weapons, in particularly automatic and semi automatic weapons, in my opinion there is no reason to own one, and one doesn’t hunt with a semi automatic assualt rifle.

Thanks for stopping by and stay cool,

Bill

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5 hour Portrait study, Amy Pond.

I was up in the air about showing this here. I started doing portrait studies, but the catch is I only get 5 hours to finish them. I gessoed a few pages in my sketchbook and looked for subjects to paint (while watching Dr. Who). I wanted to do these in my sketchbook to keep track of my progress. I’m still trying to decide on a subject to paint for this years Art fair, I know the general direction, but I don’t have anyone who will model for me. I guess I’ll just have to get creative.

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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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Painting study: The Grape Picker from William-adolphe bouguereau

 

After multiple nasal infections, visiting family and other things that life throws at you, I’ve managed to finish this study. I didn’t get all the colors correct, but I’m happy with it. I’ll be starting a painting for our annual art fair and I wanted to use this Study to get the feel of bouguereau’s skin technique. He is the master of the beautiful skin Tones.

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Bill

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Noctis Malus.

Noctis Malus-webFirst, Merry Christmas to all. Second, I finished this last week and decided to show it this year. Maybe winter depression isn’t such a bad thing for painting.

Come good into the new year,

Bill

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Winter Depression.

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(The Scream by Edvard Munch)

Winter depression is something I struggle with every year. I always seem to have a plan each year of how I’ll get by it, but in the end it usually gets me. I take vitamin D, try to get outside once a day and drawing or painting really helps. But there are still those days where you feel worn to the bone and don’t really see the sense in painting or being creative even though this is a big part of me. Setting a goal for myself also helps me just get through the week knowing other people depend in me, and making their Day brighter helps.

If you or someone you know has winter depression, be understanding, get Help, go See your Doctor. Stay busy if that helps, it helps me.

Hug someone today.

Next week I will get back to my Art. I have a painting that I really liked to paint and am almost finished.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bill

 

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