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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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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.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bill

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There be dragons.

Did you ever see two dragons fight? I was thinking along this line as I was racking my brain trying to come up with a dragon themed study for my next painting. I also want to show some movement or conflict between two dragons. Maybe a territory fight or one dragon protecting his brood. Anyway I will comitt to this one and see it through to a finished painting. I’ll look for a cool background and cut out the dragons and paste them over it for the finished reference, maybe a mountain with a blue sky.

Thanky for dropping by and stay classy,

Bill

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Sketchbook.

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October, November are busy months for me. Usually things pop up that I have to take care of and then there is little time left for painting. The last two weeks have been like that, I just didn’t get to paint for one reason or another. I do try to sketch or draw (long live the sketchbook) at least once a day. Well it happened again this weekend that I wasn’t able to paint, so took out the pastels and did some studies. One good thing is that I really enjoy pencil drawing and I restarted my Monday night gesture drawing sessions.

Thanks for looking in and be friendly to each other, don’t let the hate take over,

Bill

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Sketchbook Dragon study.

Dragon sketch

Hey people, heres something from my sketchbook. I’ve been looking at a lot of lizards and reptile lately trying to get ideas for a dragon. I will probably go with this head, but more horns on his head and maybe one close to his jaw. My next step is to take this into blender and model and then sculpt him. I’ve one or two more weeks on my current painting, I’m closing in on the final layer and we are slowly but surely becoming friends again.

Thanks for looking in and stay healthy,

Bill

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Sketchbook Girl with a Dragon.

GIRL AND DRAGON

 

Hey people, almost three fourths finished with my large painting and I’m looking and thinking about ideas for the next one. I’ll probably develop this sketch that I made quite a while ago. I was looking at a lot of Jeffery-Catherine Jones’ painting and I got the idea for this. I still like the idea behind this, a girl with her dragon, partners in crime looking at what they had just stole or robbed together. The dragon looks to friendly, I’ve been looking at iguana and their anatomy trying to get ideas and their skin patterns. I’ll be making a detailed drawing of this before I start. I’ll also be painting this on illustration board, which will be a first for me. But first I have to finish my painting that I’m painting now.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bill

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Pastel portrait Ann Amery, silent film actress.

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Hey people, continuing my silent film actress series. I’ll be doing around ten to fifteen portraits and then will be selling them on Ebay.  I’m still slapping down paint on my portrait painting, I still didn’t make it past the under painting, so that means my painting is staring at me from the corner saying, “What did you do to me.” Oil painting is some times like sky diving without a parachute and your desperately looking for a good place to land, where it won’t hurt quite so much. No, no, serious now, I have everything under control. Its not just a portrait painting though, to be honest I threw in a raven and a foggy background, because ravens and foggy backgrounds are cool, just like bow-ties and cowboy hats.

Thanks for looking in and stay cool baby,

Bill

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Silent film actress Maud Feally Portrait.

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Continuing the silent film actress series, heres another portrait from the beautiful Maud Feally. I tried something different on this one, I rendered the face in detail and suggested the other parts. So far I got a very positive reaction to this one. Now that I finished my last painting, “The First Sword of Braavos” I started a portrait, but I won’t be showing any work-in-progress shot because I believe it takes something away from the final reveal. Oh well, on to the next one.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Gabriella Ray Portrait, silent movie actress series.

 

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Hi people, heres another portrait in my silent movie actress series. I figured out how to lay the basic textures in pastel and then go over it with colored pencils. I am able to work up the detail very quickly. I’ll probably be able to show my last painting next week. I think I should be getting done with it this week, that is if nothing comes in between.

Thanks for looking and stay busy,

Bill

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Portrait Maude Fealy, the first in a silent movie actress series.

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I’m Starting a silently film actress series of drawings. This is the first in the series, the actresses name is Maude Fealy. These will be done in Pastels and the fine details in colored pencils. I have about two more weeks of work on my swordsman painting. I’m working on skin tones and highlights now so progress is picking up. I still need to work on the footpath leading into the city.

Thanks for stopping by and stay healthy,

Bill

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