It Puts the Lotion on the Skin

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Finding inspiration in all the strangest places.  Not knowing where to turn, I find strength from deep within myself.  Remembering how much I love creating, I continue to push forward.

My dreams await.
The Journey Continues…

-Jesse

“Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up ’cause they’re looking for ideas. ” – Paula Poundstone

Engineering Department

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Going through withdraws from having not drawn anything in a while…  I have been sketching, some rough ideas/concepts, more brainstorming than anything else.  But most of my time has been spent in RnD phase.

My brain needed a release.
October will be a good month

I just got this feeling

-Jesse

“The Shadows of Clouds, Passing Over Mountains.”

What Do You Wear To Battle?

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Don’t forget your armor.
Important protection,
of unknown origin.
Battle Stance!

I had to do some quick sketches before I got to work today.  There was a deep need to create and I needed to satisfy it, else I go mad from deprivation.  I start my second week of work tomorrow, doing Tech Support for Xerox.  I’m enjoying the challenge of learning new things, and developing new skills sets.

The Journey

-Jesse

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour.” – Aristotle

Gloria from Peach Dahlia

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I decided to do things a bit differently this time around.

For starters I kept my brush at 100% Opacity.

Secondly, I only used one brush (the Horse Main brush from the Impasto Brushes from the GrutBrushes.com).

Thirdly, I choose my color palette prior to starting this painting, which felt weird, but I had already chosen the reference image and had some inspiration.  So, my color choices were based off of those feelings and ideas.

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Lastly, I did my best to think before placing each brushstroke, focusing on if using a vertical or horizontal or diagonal stroke would be best then choosing the appropriate color, then making the stroke.

All in all, I didn’t waste as much time and energy fixing mistakes or changing things and I felt like the painting as a whole came together far smoother than previous paintings.  I can’t wait to use this technique again.

-Jesse

 

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Tambourine

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Big yawn and misspelled words informs me of my bedtime
Reaching my early middle years
A gentle reassurance that I still have time

-Jesse

 

“I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work!” – Thomas Edison