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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.

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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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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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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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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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My painting set-up.

This is my little corner of the house that I paint and draw in. It has a lot of natural indirect sunlight which I love, and I can open the door and go outside if I want some fresh air.

My dragon painting is coming along, I’m still in the “happy-state” where this will be the best painting I’ve ever painted. I also changed the perspective, I think it give the picture more dynamic.

Stay cool.

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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Oil Painting: Esmeralda.

Esmeralda-web

I’m very happy with this piece. I lost myself in all the details in the dress and hair. This will go in my portfolio. Now on to the next one, I started drawing a dragon scene with graphite, trying something new and getting out of my comfort zone.

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Bill

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Oil Painting Aurora.

Finished this, this week. A very good friend of mine posed for this. This and my painting The Raven’s song will be entered into our towns art competition this fall. I’m happy I finished this in so short of time, I guess I’m just getting quicker. I also think its time to get out of my comfort zone and paint a dragon or some other fantastic beast. It will either be a dragon or a sphinx, but then again when I write about what I’m going to do next, I usually paint something completely different.

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Bill

 

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