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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.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bill

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Hunger

I wanted to change my working Medium and since I did the inktober challenge I decided to splash a little ink on the page. Believe it or not I’m still searching for something to paint. I guess I just have to commit to something and see it through.

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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.

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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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Liberandum

Hey people,
I decided to try something different on this one. The last couple of weeks I read a few Tutorials in how to digital paint over different mediums. I wanted to try this, so I made a really tight drawing and then proceeded. I also wanted this to be different in terms of subject matter, so I also wanted the painting to have a 1970s science fiction feel to it. I will be doing more of these and will limit it for the time being to sci-fi themes.

By for now,

Bill

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Inktober challenge 13-16.

Heres my inktober contribution for days 13-16.

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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.

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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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