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

vampire-web

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:

vam-render2-a3web

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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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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Update to Gesture drawing hell 101.



Image (Rembrandt.fallhut) courtesy of Wikipedia.

This is an update post to the Welcome to Gesture drawing hell 101 that I posted quite a few years ago. I’ll add some new sites and remove some sites that don’t exist anymore.

Here are my resources:

Quickposes

I just found this one a few weeks ago. Whats good here is you can do a hands, head or even feet session along with the regular full bodied gesture poses (clothed or not clothed).

Onairvideo or Croquis Cafe

This a Youtube channel offering videos of models in timed poses. I find this helpful because you can see the model move and sort of see the muscles under the skin. Also there is a link to their web site where you can find a archive of photos model posing, which can be helpful when you need or are looking for that certain pose for a project.

Proko.com

Stan Prokopenko, he’s an artist and art teacher. He has created a site with an insane amount of free and pay-for information, including great instruction videos, explaining gesture drawing and how to get started gesture drawing. If your new to gesture drawing look here first. Also many videos covering the head, nose, ear and mouth definitely worth taking a look.

Posemaniacs.com

The models that they used are not real people. Some people contest that the anatomy isn’t right, by some of the models. But I find the site good for gesture training. It’s also possible to load different “models” and turn them to the view that you want them. This is handy when you’re working on something and you don’t have a human reference handy, one can find something similar to the pose that you need and use it as reference, very handy. The advantage this site has is there is no nudity; one can slip in a gesture drawing session at work without worrying if your colleagues or boss “happens” to look what you’re doing.

Pixelovely.com

Very cool site, loads of models, (nudes and clothed).

If you know of any cool or other similar sites please leave a comment.

So, get out your pencils and paper, turn off your thoughts.

Keep drawing,

Bill

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Saturday maybe all right for a fight, but Friday night is time to draw.

Hey people,

I don’t know if Elton John was serious, and the only fighting I do on Saturday night is with the WII, trying to make Mario do what I want him to do. I’ve take to the habit of drawing on Friday afternoon into the night. I started this about one and a half years ago and for me its the perfect way to end the working week and start the weekend. I used to do a lot of figure drawings, but lately I’ve start just drawing what ever comes to mind (I wanted to get away from the “Lovely Ladies”). I usually start with the face and just go from there, sometimes I’m surprised what comes out and sometimes disappointed, but I’m doing this for me and the fun of it, so it doesn’t really matter. Here are some drawings that have come about:

The wanderer-web Who's apple is this anyway-web

I’ll be finishing the Victorian Gothic Painting this week and will show the image with what I will be entering the contest.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Sketchbook post

Master ortis-web

 

Meet Jedi Master Ortis. Something from my sketchbook. My son asked if this was from Star Wars and then I noticed, he did sort of look like a jedi. Pastel and a graphite on Pastel paper.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Sketchbook post

Attack of the oct

 

Here is something from my sketchbook. Now, when I do these I’m not concerned about proportions or if everything is correctly drawn, I’m trying to get an idea on paper so that I can maybe work with it later. I’m looking for drama, light, shadow and maybe feelings. This isn’t a finished drawing, its a sketch.

The octopus monster looks to friendly, it needs to look more monster-like and not like a grinning cookie monster. But besides that I sort of like the composition and idea behind the sketch. A wizard against overwhelming odds.

Thanks for taking a look,

Bill

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FleaMarket Sketch

FleaMarket-Lessing-29.03.14

 

I was at a flea-market with my children on the weekend and since my son was the “Boss” and I was just there to set up and organize things a little, I decided to take a long my sketchbook that I had bought in winter. I have two sketchbooks, one is for my imaginative sketching and one is for sketching from life. Since I was along for the ride I took advantage of the situation and sketched what I saw. The flea-market was inside my son’s school building, we had a great time and I bought the kids a steady supply of chocolate cup cakes and cake that they were selling there also. All the funds for the cake went toward the school.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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The more dangerous of the Species.

The more Dangerous of the species-web

I wanted to do something with sharks, so here it is. The question is; is she with the sharks or are the sharks hunting her? To tell the truth, I don’t know myself. I like to thinks she’s with the sharks, that she’s just as dangerous. Graphite and pitt pastels. I also wanted to set a direction for my work. I wanted to get back to my fantasy and sci-fy roots, back to what inspires me.

Thanks for taking a look,

Bill

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Hand Studies

Hand-Study

 

This post is a little late,… My computer gave up the ghost on the weekend and I’ve had to figure out a way to stay online without it. Luckily my son had just bought a laptop, so I’ll be using that until mine is fixed.

So, I did my monthly studies,like I said I would be doing. I’ve decided to take a week every month to do anatomy studies and this month was the month of hands. If you want to do these also heres the link: Hand-Studies.

Next month I’ll be either doing noses or eyes. Now I think I’ll be drawing something completely different, maybe a shark or two.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Drawing something else.

dinos

I’ve been drawing figures and people for almost 1-2 years now and after reading Matt Kohr’s post at his great web site- CrtlPaint.com about drawing things outside of your comfort zone, I decided to draw Dragons, Dinosaurs and animals more. What it comes down to is I need to update my inner vocabulary with other things and not just humans and figures (but I will still be doing these though). Here is a page out of my sketchbook with a few Dinos and a Tiger, I discovered I love to draw animals as much as I love to draw people…, I see a dragon painting on the horizon.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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