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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 Post.

I have three sketchbooks and all are about one quarter full. My goal this year is to fill at least one of them by the end of the year.
As always, thanks for taking a look,
Bill

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Pastel Drawing- Gibson Girl.

Gibson Girl-web

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.

Thanks for looking in and stay postive,

Bill

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The difference four years make.

4 years of drawing

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.

Thanks for looking in and stay healthy,

Bill

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Sketchbook post “Girl with Jellyfish”

girl and jelly fish-sketch-web

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,

Bill

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The Bone Throne.

The Bone Throne-web

 

Continuing the darker theme in my drawings and sketches. Drawn from 100% imagination, I don’t know what some of these things are, but it was fun to draw, it took about two weeks.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bill

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5 art Blogs you should follow

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.

 

1. Muddy Colors

This is a group of guys and girls who are leaders in the illustration business today. Definitely worth looking in everyday.

http://muddycolors.blogspot.de

 

2. Gurneyjourney

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.

http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.de

3. Lines and Colors

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.

http://linesandcolors.com

 

4. Ctrl+Painting

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.

http://www.ctrlpaint.com

 

5. Paintingstufftolooklikestuff

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.

http://paintingstufftolooklikestuff.blogspot.de

 

So thats my list of “must read blog.” If you have any more leave a coment, it would great to hear from you.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

 

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Male back study.

man's back-web

 

I usually do one small (A4) drawing on the weekend using Charcoal and black and white chalk. These take anywhere from 4-6 hours to finished and sometimes I take them out the next day and work on it just- a-little-more-to-get-it-just-right. I am working on something bigger but don’t want to show it yet and these smaller drawings give me feeling that I’m getting something done. I also really enjoy figure drawing.

This drawing is at auction at Ebay here: Click-me-please 😉 .

Thanks for taking a look,

Bill

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FleaMarket Sketch

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I was at a flea-market with my children on the weekend and since my son was the “Boss” and I was just there to set up and organize things a little, I decided to take a long my sketchbook that I had bought in winter. I have two sketchbooks, one is for my imaginative sketching and one is for sketching from life. Since I was along for the ride I took advantage of the situation and sketched what I saw. The flea-market was inside my son’s school building, we had a great time and I bought the kids a steady supply of chocolate cup cakes and cake that they were selling there also. All the funds for the cake went toward the school.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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The more dangerous of the Species.

The more Dangerous of the species-web

I wanted to do something with sharks, so here it is. The question is; is she with the sharks or are the sharks hunting her? To tell the truth, I don’t know myself. I like to thinks she’s with the sharks, that she’s just as dangerous. Graphite and pitt pastels. I also wanted to set a direction for my work. I wanted to get back to my fantasy and sci-fy roots, back to what inspires me.

Thanks for taking a look,

Bill

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