Quick update

Hey all, things have been crazy around here with sickness so not a chance to do any art sadly. Nothing serious but kids keep bring home all sort of lovely things to pass on.

take care, will post as soon as i have some art updates or maybe ill do a gaming one mid week 🙂

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Spring Time Gloom

I had planned to get this out on Sunday but life and all got in the way.  Tuesday is actually my best day to post things so I will look at keeping my blog updated then.

Its spring in New Zealand and although its been a few weeks of lovely weather its also very changeable which has meant a lot of gloomy days that were terrible for painting.  I have increased the artificial light where I paint so will try on Thursday to do some work.

A little more details on both paintings I have on the go, seems to take forever these days to produce any work hehe.

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And the base background for new one

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Hopefully as the sunlight days return my painting efforts will increase.

 

 

 

Detailing & Discovery

A while ago with my computer crashing I lost a “small” amount of my book. Despite backing it up to 3 cloud based sites I some how managed to have it die exactly at the wrong time. On the weekends I discovered a word file with 50102 words I had lost… not as small as the 4-5k I had thought i was missing.

Nothing like adding 50k to your book to motivate you to write! (book is now just a few hundred shy of 120k) and I hope to have the entire first write done by the end of September ready for edits!

Big shout out to the lovely @Gypsy_Syl on twitter for sparking my search (go listen to the Battlebards podcast she takes part in if you haven’t already, its really great fun!)

http://battlebards.libsyn.com/ is the weblink for those without twitter.

 

Painting wise I began working on the details of the painting now, with the left side of the work nearing finish.

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As well as doing my own painting my twins finished their own first works, very proud of how they followed instructions and put their own spin on things. Very good work for 4.5yo kids in my bias opinion 😀

Gabs & Orlando’s paintings:

Taking Shape

In between the craziness of life I manage to progress my painting a little. I was out most of the weekend with family things so the normal block of art time I have disappeared and I also re-discovered the fun of Diablo III which didn’t help at all!

I picked up a new black paint so my limited palette is now complete…well I could do with a sap green and a raw sienna but I can make do.

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WiP Continues!

I have been attempting to increase the amount of painting time I get, cramming in 20 min here and there in an effort to improve my work and get into a good painting habit.

Long ago with writing during #NanoWrimo I realized that time didn’t make itself free, you have to cram in whatever you really want to do and push out a space for it, so its not surprising that the same is true of art.

Aside from teaching my kids a little more about painting (or as much as I know about the basics!) I managed to progress my current work.

Next month I’m going to challenge myself to a paint a picture each day so that should be interesting.

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WiP on New Painting

Weather has been rubbish again and that has eaten away my daylight hours – roll on summer!

Aside from watching a lot of the dota2 International  tournament I haven’t had a lot of spare time, sickness still nibbles away at the edges although today for the first time I think I am back to 100%..ish.

I picked up a couple more paints and a new brush, using more expensive paints now and its been lovely to be able to have enough to start projects with.

Anyway here is the WiP of my new painting, its landscape but more fantasy based. I’m really loving these paints!!

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Sunshine and Sketching

Finally the lurgy is lifting enough that I can start to recover energies to do art. The weather too, despite having some nasty cold patches, is turning into very early spring so we are all able to head outdoors for a little bit.

I’m at the end of my satisfaction with the cheaper paints I was using so on the path of upgrading now which means a little more delay in starting painting the sketch I drew last week.

Instead of painting I went back to working on my side project and had a reasonable amount of progress. As much as I love painting there is a lot of fun to be had using charcoals. About half way there now!

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