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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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.
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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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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.
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I confess, I’m a sucker for Victorian / Edwardian women. I don’t know there is just something about the dress and hair styles from that time that I really find attractive. Ok, I bared my soul here. I’m thinking about making a Facebook account for my art, but I first have to get my Portfolio up to snuff. This will take a few months, I’m closing in on the ending of my last painting and thinking about doing a portrait next.
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Sometimes I take time and go back and take a look at my old drawings and painting and compare them with what I am doing today. At the time I thought this was really good and was proud of it, now I just cringe. I think its important to stop and look at where you came from and get a perspective of what direction you are going. I usually do this at the end of the year, I guess the gray weather make me a little introspective.
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Life has a funny way of sneaking in the backdoor when you least expect it. I hope me and my family’s lives cool down a bit and get back to normal (routine). I like surprises, but not the uncomfortable kind. I was able to sneak in a sketch though, the girl with jellyfish.
I hope you are all doing fine,
Hi people , I’m glad you could all look in. Heres my list of blog I consider to be, the art blogs one should at least look in at least once a week, if not daily. So, instead of me sitting here and “schwetzen,” heres my list.
This is a group of guys and girls who are leaders in the illustration business today. Definitely worth looking in everyday.
This is Mr. Gurney’s blog which is updated daily. Mr. Gurney is famous for his Dinotopia books among others. Anyone who has read National Geographic will recognize some of his paintings if not all of dinosaurs or historical themed paintings. A wealth of knowledge is at this blog and Mr. Gurney is constantly creating new material or even tutorials. Also his book should be in every aspiring artist bookshelf.
This a blog written by Mr. Parker, who himself is painting a day artist. In his own words:
Lines and Colors is a blog about drawing, sketching, painting, comics, cartoons, webcomics, illustration, digital art, concept art, gallery art, artist tools and techniques, motion graphics, animation, sci-fi and fantasy illustration, paleo art, storyboards, matte painting, 3d graphics and anything else I find visually interesting. If it has lines and/or colors, it’s fair game.
Control Painting is instructional digital painting blog written by a Mr. Kohr. There is wealth of knowledge here, videos and blog posts. Mr. Kohr is a good teacher and the videos and the whole blog is worth exploring.
This is blog written by Mr. Gluck and Mrs. Stone, who are also married. The blog is very informative and and they have very good sense of humor which makes it a lot of fun it read.
So thats my list of “must read blog.” If you have any more leave a coment, it would great to hear from you.
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