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Hey fellas. In my last journal entry I mentioned it would be difficult to post WIPs. Well, obviously most of you don't watch me with scraps. Otherwise you would have seen what I'm up to. I thought I don't have to post a picture-perfect WIP photo of my painting. So I started just taking a photo of my progress with the painting and the WIP shots have been posted to my scrapbook. If WIPs just bore you, that's okay, you don't have to watch me with scraps, but if you'd like to see how things get built, come take a look at my scraps. Only the final painting will be submitted to the actual gallery :)
Hello folks :wave:
These are the updates for today:

I halted work on my third oil because I wanted to let the middle layer to dry a bit. I am practice-painting a photo of a sunset with trees. I did the purple sky and the trees in the background, now I have to paint the trees in the foreground. It's coming okay, although the composition is pretty simple.

Last night I started my next major work, which is something I had done before, namely a new version of my old "Where Boats are Cars", oil on canvas this time. I expect this to take the rest of this month and probably a good chunk of April, just like it did when I made the pastel version. I don't know whether you remember that the reference photo was taken by my late Dad. On several of his vacation trips he took many pictures of landscapes hoping I'd give them a shot as drawings, or paintings. He liked my drawings, but he kind of admired more oil paintings. I will go over several of his photos now. It is a pity he couldn't get to see them while he was alive. :(

Last night I started sketching it. Oh boy it felt good to do a grid again, and to grab those sanguine and sepia pencils to sketch. After that, it will be wash time. I'll try to post some pics, using my camera and my tripod.

Things at the uni also seem to be working alright, the review paper we are writing seems to be going smoothly. :) And I have this girlfriend that makes me happy, plus the fact that I see my family very often. It's good to be back home.
Hi folks!

This summer (mind you, this is Chile, this is the southern hemisphere, summer starts Dec 21 and ends Mar 21, winter holidays are in July) I have been attempting something I had never tried before: serious painting. I am currently doing my second oil.

It all started when my cousin said they wanted some abstract painting to decorate his home. I said "challenge accepted", knowing fully well I wasn't acquainted with abstract. I tried painting with acrylics. Somehow it didn't ring so well. And then something unexpected happened, we went to see a friend of my mom's. She's an old lady living all alone since the passing of her sister a few years ago. And it turned out that this deceased sister used to paint with oil, and that came up in the conversation. So my mom's friend offered me all of this lady's painting gear including a whole bunch of paint tubes, a whole set of brushes. After removing all the dust and debris, and taking a more detailed look at the things, I realized that only about half of the brushes were still usable, and I also had to discard a bunch of paint tubes as well, including several very important colours. I had to buy the rest of things. And here we are. I like oil, that much I can say.

Unfortunately, posting WIPs is going to become harder... Good luck putting wet paint in the scanner, LOL :giggle: Indeed I completed my first oil already (the abstract piece I mentioned) but it is not dry yet, and I am painting my second oil. You guys will get to see a lot of paintings this year. Colour pencils this year will come with solvents and brushes. All is good; just like 2012 was a year of pastel sticks, and 2013 was a year of colour pencils, 2014 will be a year of paintings :D

Wanna see the reference for my upcoming drawing 'Yellow'? 

12 deviants said get to my scrapbook then :)


Ariel R. G. H.
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dA-friendly Spain Flag by ArielRGH Dibujar es mi hobby, lo he hecho desde pequeño. De niño me gustaban las historietas y caricaturas de televisión, pero mientras estaba en la enseñanza secundaria aprendí a dibujar estilo realista tradicional. Dejé de dibujar un tiempo para hacer de la música mi hobby, pero retomé el dibujo a fines de 2009. Más que tratar de hacer copias fieles de una foto, lo que busco es hacer cosas bonitas. Ahora también me gusta la fotografía.

dA-friendly UK jack by ArielRGH Drawing is my hobby, I've done it since I was little. As a kid I liked comics and TV cartoons, but while in secondary school I learnt to draw in traditional realist style. I stopped drawing to make music my hobby, but I took again drawing in late 2009. More than a faithful copy of a photo, what I aim for is making beautiful things. Now I like photography too.


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Moon-Crafter 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
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ArielRGH 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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ArielRGH Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My entire pleasure :D
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Thank you for adding my art to your collection! :hug:
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My entire pleasure :D
MASYON Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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ArielRGH Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :aww:
ArielRGH Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :D
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