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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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Odin study

Odin study-web

 

I’ve been wanting to paint Odin for a while now. I really like to read mythology not only norse but also greek and Roman. I wanted a cool Odin though not just the skinny traveler with the raven and floppy hat (I drew that also) but an Odin that you could tell he would screw your shit up in second if he wanted to. I think I’ll keep this version of him, I just have to figure out the rest now.

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Bill

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Sketching while riding the train.

My car was in the workshop for a few days so I had to fall back on public transportation. Lucky for me Germany has a super public transportation network. In fact you could easily get from almost any place to any other place in Germany using PT if you have enough time. I used the time to do some sketching while I was in route to my day job. These sketches had to go fast, because I only had up to 5 minutes or less to finish these before they moved or noticed me. One thing was, I felt a little creepy doing this, some people don’t want this and you get stares and not to friendly glances or maybe I imagined this, I’m not sure. So I tried to sketch people that were to busy or didn’t notice me. I finally resorted to doing a few thumb nail sketches for ideas.

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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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Be carefull what you agree to.

Ok, there is story behind this painting. I asked my brother for idea for a painting. I asked him for three ideas and I would play this through as an Art director giving me an assignment. Now I don’t know how many hours my brother and I played D&D, collected comicbooks together and generally shared a Love for most things fanasty and science fiction. Well He suprised me with the request to paint nothing to do with those two categories. He asked me to Paint our dog in the park playing ball.

I hate painting grass, I try to avoid it at all cost, but I decided to make this into a grass painting study. I really hestitated sharing this, I feel like I was hardly above water while painting this. And Bro if you’re reading this, sorry but I did the best I could.

Bill

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Ride Eternal Shiny and Chrome.

My last inks for a while, I wanted Inktober to go out in a bang so I did a little tribute to Mad Max Fury Road. I also made this into a T-Shirt over at Redbubble. I’ve been squaring away my finanaces and other stuff that life throws at you so there has been little time to paint or draw. I still have a painting for a friend on my easel that quietly rebukes me every time I walk past it. I should be getting back into the saddle by next weekend.

Thanks for stopping by and remember: Ride Eternal Shiny and Chrome,

Bill

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