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Lets Start Something New.

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Starting a new painting is hard for me until I find my way into it. Its hard to explain, its like searching for the picture on the canvas and being afraid you’re going to screw something up. You just have to get through this part, I always tell myself.

The first one is only two weeks old (crappy photo) and I’m slowly getting the background to were I want it to be. The second is a portrait, because I like doing portraits and I thought this would be cool and I don’t want to get out of practice with putting down paint wet on wet.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t let fear influence you, we are living in the best of times.

Bill

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Buerstadt Art Exhibit 2015 – the impressions.

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My first art exhibit  has come and gone with a mix of emotions ranging from relief, excitement, nervous, and joy. I met and talked to a lot of interesting people, and the most nerve racking part of the whole thing was not knowing how I would be able to hang my pictures on the wall, but now I know, now I know, and I will never leave the house for an exhibit without my transparent fish-line (I’m not kidding). I got a lot of compliments and sold two pictures which also inspires.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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“Temple ruins” digital update.

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Heres an update for what I’m working on. This is coming together slowly here. Now that the World soccer Championship over is I can get down to some serious painting. Oh yeah: YES… GERMANY IS WORLD CHAMPION….YES!!!!! Ok now I’ve got that out of my system. The colors are coming together and I’ve a few ideas for the background. I’ll be finishing the painting and then I’ll work on the shadows, this needs to be way dark then what is is.

Thanks for looking in.

Bill

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The Temple Ruins.

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Hi People, I said I was working on something bigger and here it is. I’ve been drawing with charcoal and pastel for the last few months and decided to use it for something bigger. I’ll be taking this into artrage and add color to this. This started as a sketch, and then I used Blender to model and light the scene and then I drew this using my render. This is the first time that I did this and I like how this turned out. The advantage was that I could get the perspective that I wanted and I could play around with the lighting to get the scene that I wanted.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Still-life Bottle and Snail Shell

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Ok, this seems like a cheater post because I posted this picture “almost finished” last week, but it turned out pretty good so I just wanted to show it here in it’s final state. I started a drawing for a friend of mine, I’m trying to use charcoal for the soft shadows, so far it’s pretty interesting. I’m really enjoying drawing with charcoal, it’s almost like painting. Pushing around the charcoal and white chalk on paper is addictive. The “At Auction” to the right was drawing using Charcoal, black and white chalk.

Thanks for taking a look,

Bill

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What’s on my Esel.

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I’ve been working on this on and off for a couple of months now (mostly off). I this is one of the paintings I needed to get finished before I start concentrating on polishing up my portfolio. I’ll try to get this done this week, I think I have a good chance of completing it and then moving on to drawing something for a friend of mine.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Determination

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I wanted to do a watercolor portrait for a while now. I tried to get a look of determination in her face as if she knew what she wanted and how to get it. I’m not finished with the painting yet, I want to add highlights to her hair with white gouache. This was made with watercolors sprayed with fixative and then I went over it in pitt pastel pencils. The finished work can be seen later this week under my available work up above. I’ll be selling this in my Etsy store later this week.

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Bill

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1 Million Illustrations posted by the British Library.

 

The British Library posted 1 million Victorian era illustrations to Flickr. This is definitely worth an hour or two.

Here’s the link: Flickr

Thanks for looking in and happy browsing,

Bill

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Man’s Back Charcoal study.

Man's-Back_WebHere’s another charcoal drawing I did the other day. I still need practice with this but it’s coming along I think. Charcoal isn’t as tight as a graphite drawing, so for the next one I’ll try combining the two. I decided to do a man’s back this time just to even things out. My wife told me I’ve been drawing to many nude women and not enough men and she might be right.

Thanks for taking a look,

Bill

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Figure drawing with Charocoal

01-13-D_Womans-Back_WebI’ve been experimenting with Vine Charcoal and Charcoal pencils and I think I will keeping this in my work process. All supple shadows that one can get with vine charcoal is amazing. At first I was perplexed because I couldn’t get deep shadows with the vine charcoal and then I read online that I wasn’t the only one. The common practice was to go over with the darker charcoal pencils to get the deeper shadows, I really love the results.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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