3580: Epic Journey V1 Day 1

When you’re unmotivated the last thing you want to do is push yourself to do something you “should” do. Instead do something that is super fun. This is what I did.

Instead of pushing myself to get back to work on my Starry Night painting I changed to something else I’m a bit more excited about right now. A new series called Epic Journey. Well, I hope it continues to be a series.

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3579: The Storm Was Getting Much Worse

I’m not sure what happened this weekend but I’ve completely lost my motivation. I’ve been doing daily art for so long now that it’s not new, it happens. I still got in hours of art time today.

I lowered my criteria for success today by doing something different and easier to accomplish. I signed up for a course on SVSlearn.com called Developing Great Visual Stories. This is the first and second assignment form that course.

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3576: Starry Night Day 24

I don’t post every single day but I do art every single day. For this post I’m trying to remember what I was doing on this painting 4 days ago. hmm…

It’s helpful to look back at my previous days and compare. So, for today I’m working on the right middle of the painting adjusting everything that is right above the two figures at the bottom right. I’m excited to be close to finished with this huge painting.

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3556: Other Worlds V2 Day 6

The very dark areas of the painting are not black. It’s a combination of burnt umber, ultramarine blue and alizarin permanent. But, I’m using a burnt umber from Geneva Fine Art Supplies and there is a lot of clove oil and other mediums that make the paint very fluid wet for a long time. Now I need to wait for at least a week, maybe more, to add in the top layers on this painting without the previous layers mixing.

I have so many paintings that I want to do right now that it’s not going to be a problem.

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3520: Solo Artist Day 166

I put my first layer of paint on this new 20×30 landscape. Even though it’s at it’s early stages right now I’m loving this painting so far. I’m sure to most people it looks like nothing but I can see crazy potential. I also got three quick head drawings in today. Very quick, so don’t look at how bad they are LOL.

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3519: Solo Artist Day 165

Back to drawing some heads today. This is #26 and 27 of the 100 heads challenge. I try to go fast on these but I’m just having a lot of fun figuring out the structure of the head. The second head I sped up dramatically.

I should zoom out more though because the first head is way off. LOL. Huge Hair!

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3495: Solo Artist Day 141

The future of art is here and many artists are not going to like it. 5 months ago I changed my mind about digital art and jumped head first into digital painting. Now art generated by bots is blowing my mind.

I’m experimenting with Midjourney and art generated with text prompts to create something complete original from the combination of a machine and myself.

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3474: Solo Artist Day 120

THIS is the way that I prefer to paint. Lots of movement and full of life but built on a solid foundation. I had a ton of fun with this painting and with digital I’m able to go much faster than with oil. I don’t consider this a finished painting but a great block in for refinement.

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3473: Solo Artist Day 119

I’m building the head with the method laid out by Marco Bucci and I realized I really don’t like painting this way. It feels lifeless. I need the act of painting to be energetic and full of movement. But, I also want it build on a sound structure. I’ll redo this head the way I want tomorrow.

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