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Painting update.

Got a couple more layers done on one of the paintings this afternoon.  As usual, I used the camera incorrectly, so it took the photo in some sort of damn sepia tone, but whatever, you can see the progression I suppose.

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The next photo is an earlier version that I was playing around with in Photoshop this morning in order to get an idea what tattoos would look like in the painting (which is the direction I’m probably going to go).

Kinda neat looking….could possibly work as the foundation of a flyer or something all by itself.

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I like the shadows a lot better in the original version too….definitely need to do some additional darkening, etc.

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Dr. Sketchy’s this Monday, March 23rd.

Dr. Sketchy’s is tomorrow (Monday, March 23rd), btw, if you need to get your draw on.

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BTW, Dr. Sketchy’s is Monday folks, and Charcoal Club tonight!

Baltimore’s Charcoal Club life-drawing session is tonight at Meadow Mill, at 7 o’clock.  It’s the sustained pose session, so one long pose for the entire 3 hours….good stuff.  If you scroll down two posts, you can see the drawings I did at it last week.  It’s 10 bucks to draw and definitely, definitely worth it.  Check it out.   (The light rail drops you at the front door btw, if you’re carless, which I am.)

Also, Dr. Sketchy’s is this Monday, March 9th, at Dionysus at 7 o’clock.  If you don’t know what it is (it’s drawing pretty folks in burlesque while drinking), check out the website.  If you live somewhere else on the planet (ie, not Baltimore), there might be one near you, and IT COULD BE MONDAY TOO*, so check the mothership website to find one nearby.

*It probably isn’t, but you never know.

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Some more old stuff.

Various things I’ve come across in the last week will scanning old novel notes into Evernote…

First, an ink doodle done in some bar a decade ago or so…I think it was used as the basis for a party flyer at some later point.

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Next is a decade old “lumberjack Donth” that I have no recollection of drawing.

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..and last, a sketchbook page that contained a few stray novel notes and a “idea sketch” for a painting that was never quite finished.  I ended up going a different direction with the painting….the sketch looks like it would have been a better route.

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BTW, Dr. Sketchy’s is tonight.

If you’re interested, there’s a link at the top of the sidebar over there on the right….

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Update on oil paintings.

So here’s the latest photos of the two oil paintings I’m working on.  Both have many, many layers to go before they’re done.

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As usual, my ability to take a damn photo without the camera being shakey sucks.  It doesn’t matter too much right now since these are just process photos, but I’m going to have to prop the camera on a desk or something for the final shot.

I’m going to litter the floor around the lamp with trash and whatnot shortly.  Soda cans, beer bottles, ash trays, balled-up napkins, etc.   There will also probably be an unlit Chinese paper lantern or two hanging from the ceiling above.  The lampshade will probably get a design too.

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The hair is starting to gake shape on this one….the next few layers will be shadows, adding in some pretty strong blacks and burnt umbers…after that, probably some focus on the highlights (one they have something to contrast a little more strongly).

If you look at my last post, there’s a doodle there about the possibility of putting a post on the right covered with flyers and notes.  Don’t know if that’s going to work now that I look at it….there’s not quite enough room for it.  Still might work though.

Eventually, maybe, this might be turned into a generic Dr. Sketchy’s flyer (with pasties added of course).  If that’s done, it’ll be done up to look like a scan of an old pulp cover, even to the point of including “wear and tear” creases as if it had been rolled up in some kid’s back pocket.  The more I look at it though, there simply may not be enough negative space to pull that off.

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Bar taps, painting ideas, and a big-boned kid.

Goodness gracious, finally a sketch actually done while sitting in a bar. 🙂  This was done Thursday night at the Blarneystone while waiting for a few friends to show up. 

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Next is a pencil doodle done while sitting through a section meeting…

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Last, but not least, well, maybe least, is a couple of visual notes I jotted down during a unit meeting for one of the oil paintings I’m working on.  (A few blog posts before this, you’ll see a photolog of what the painting looked like in the first few stages…..these doodles are vague ideas on what to do with the rest of the space.)

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I’ll see if I can take some more pictures this weekend to show where the painting is at now (plus, some photos of the old Alexis and Kiely painting that I’ve started working on again).

BTW, if you’re looking for life-drawing classes in the Baltimore area besides Dr. Sketchy’s (link at the right), you might want to check out the classes hosted by John Brewer for The Charcoal Club.  The Charcoal Club has been around for about 130 years now and is a Baltimore institution….it’s ten bucks for 3 hours.  The have two sessions a week, Mondays and Wednesdays…one day is one long pose, the other day is a lot of short poses.  Sometimes they even have multiple models, which if you’ve done any of these things before, is a blessing and doubles the chances of you finding an angle you like.

Sometime in the next week I’ll make a link button for their page and put it in the right column.

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