Floodland and Blues

I finished a larger bit of work, inspired by the fact that the entire area I live in had enough rain over the weekend to flood the rivers and turn the low lying areas back into the swampland they came from.

Still going with the ink on canvas although I did splash into green and reds to capture the feel I was going for.

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And I continued onward in the blue and whites:

Bamboo at the waters edge

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Zombie hand (okay it wasnt exactly planned that way but happy accidents and all)

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Raven landing

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Blue and White, and a Little Charcoal

I had originally planned to do a month of blue ink only paintings but life occurred so its a fair way through before I could start on this project. I may continue onto next month but for now I am doing acrylic sketches in ink using only blue ink and white acrylic paint.

So far its been a lot of fun!

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Game wise I’m still happy in EQ2, long may that last 😀

Back on to Blog

Hey all, it has been an unexpected and extended break from blogging so apologies for those following. Real life caught me and combined with winter blues my energy to write dissipated.

On my break I finished off the swampland and did a couple of quick ink paintings. With the darkness here its really hard to get sufficient light to do the detailing I want on a full painting so I’m going to spend the time working on other things. I ran out of canvas so started doing a charcoal sketch too.

Gaming wise I am playing Everquest on the new timelocked server and going to split my limited game time between that and the new timelocked Everquest2 server that is opening soon.

My book is mid edits, the editor making good progress so that is positive for book 1. Book 2 is a little less great, despite backing up all the time to the web when my computer crashed I managed to lose a chunk of work, its not major just a pain. So instead of trying to just re-write that I am using it as motivation to re-write the book (which is what I do once I’ve finished the first write.)

Anyway some bits of work:

Swampland finished.

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“Old trees” (ink on canvas)

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“strata” (ink on canvas)

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Cheers

Scott

 

Swamp Progress

Finally over the last few days I have managed to begin painting again. A combination of my own head space clearing and a long weekend has kicked started my creativity.  I’ve finished the left side of my swampland painting now and moved onto the right side.

Hopefully I will get a chance to finish this over the next week as work is fairly quiet with most people on holiday.

Aside from painting I have been working hard on my own roleplaying game, writing up the world and rules from what I had scribbled out during last years Nanowrimo.

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Swampland Continued

This week I am attending a hackfest held by Microsoft so my painting time will be very limited. One day down of a week event and its been a heck of a lot of fun so far.

What progress I did make is below. I am trying a different technique to draw more details into my landscapes so its taking a lot more time but its worth it I feel.

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Swampland and Mountain Stages

I started the blocking in for a new painting, this one is a swampland scene and finished my spring mountain painting. Overall I have been watching a lot of videos once again and found a bit of a boost in my skill level for some finer detailed works. Lots and lots to learn, every time I think i have a basic set I see how far I have to go!

Still that is the fun of the journey, as I have often said.

Swampland:

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and the finished Mountain in Spring, from blocking details to finish.

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Working Along

I have been pottering about with my painting, spending a lot of time online watching skillful people produce amazing work and trying to learn, not get despondent over their place on the journey compared to mine 😀

I am taking a lot longer to finish this but the theme is coming together nicely now.  I hope to produce a lot more over the week as the weekend did not turn out the best for painting.

My old brushes were wearing out a bit so I managed to pick up a new larger round and a fine detailed one so I am very excited to get a chance to use these soon!

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