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It's been a long time since I've done some Potter art. After I finished "Chamber of Secrets" I did a couple paintings for "Prisoner of Azkaban" just so I could say it was started, but I let the series rest for a bit. That was a year ago... A YEAR! I did a bunch of other stuff last year, but I felt it was time to get back to it and have been doing a bunch of drawing recently.

Last night I finished the drawing stage and tonight I prep the board on which I'll be painting the cover illustration of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!

I'm kind'a excited :)
SeanCockwell 1 by TheGeekCanPaint
SeanCockwell 1
Don't remember the exact size, aprox 8.5x11
Gouache paints with coloured pencil on watercolour paper.

This isn't even up on my website yet... it will be in time.

So I got permission to post this painting, which will be the only one I can post for about a year. It's the first of what will be a series I will be doing of the handsome Sean Cockwell. For the past few years he's released a calendar normally featuring photos of himself, but for 2016 it will be paintings (of him) by me :) 

I won't be able to share anymore than this one till after the calendar has been released, but starting September 2015 the calendar will be available for sale... of which I will report more about when the time comes.
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As previously reported, my art desk was damaged in my move and is sitting in pieces in my new studio, and will remain so until the replacement parts I ordered arrive.

Well, they did arrive on Friday.

I picked them up on my way home from work. 

They were the right parts... for the wrong desk. :o(

I called the company on Saturday, but wasn't surprised they weren't open. They aren't a shop, but a dealer shops order through. So I left a message and have to wait till Monday to get everything straightened out and the parts for the right desk ordered. I hope they can rush ship the pieces, because I'd really REALLY like to get them for the Christmas weekend - it's going to be a 4-day-weekend for me. That would be a perfect time to be doing some art. I worry they will try and charge me for the shipping if I request a rush, even though this all was their mistake. Right now I expect not to get charged, but for them not to rush it either, which means I won't get the parts till the following week.

Oh well.
All the papers are signed, all our stuff has been transferred and for just under the last week my husband and I have officially been living in our new home. We still have to get all our stuff put away. Every night after work, we tackle another room. Slowly but surely we are getting settled in and soon we'll be done.

I am crazy excited to back to working on art and more so, doing it in my new studio. There's just one tiny snag... in the move, my desk was damaged. It was "only" the legs, so it's not completely lost, but for right now it's in pieces on the floor until I can get replacement parts in... which I ordered today.

I supposed it's sort of for the best. It will keep me focused on getting the rest of the house set before I start working on art again. If my desk was set, I'd probably abandon the hubby and leave him to do it all himself :)

Not much longer!
I think the last few times I've written here it's been to say that I'll be doing some new art "really soon". There was always something in the way preventing me from working on anything new and I kept saying, once *whatever the current reason* is over I'll be able to get back at it. And every time I say that, I mean it. But just as I finish whatever project I'm involved in or job I'm doing; just when I think it's going to happen, something new comes along. I am dying to do some new art! But unfortunately life responsibilities take precedence.

The current life responsibility taking up my time is pretty legit though - I'm moving. We were excited when we bought it, but my husband and I have been very unhappy at our house the last year or so. The feeling had been building for sometime. Truthfully, it was just too big a place for us to manage and too expensive. We've slowly been loosing money since the day we moved in and I've grown to realize just how much I hate lawn work and really hate shoveling the walk. It's not super dangerous, but we've never particularly cared for the neighborhood and after our house was broken into, it was all down hill. The place just doesn't feel like home anymore and all I see in it are it's problems. We thought we were going to be trapped there for at least another year before we could get out, but just tried on a whim. Just when we were getting ready to take the place off the market for the winter, there was an offer made on the place and we jumped on it. Since we've been doing nothing but, finding our new home, packing and making repairs on the house the buyers requested. We both sell the current house and buy our new one on the same day - Dec.4th.

Once we're all moved in I think it'll finally happen and I'll be able to start painting again.

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TheGeekCanPaint
Keith James
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
My name is Keith James. I’m a thirty-something geek residing in Saint Paul, MN. Yes, I said geek, I've embraced who I am and proud of it! I am also an aspiring illustrator and here in DeviantArt you will find a majority of my artwork. Anyone is welcome to take a look through it.

I’ve been involved with art as long as I can remember and knew I’d be working in it since I was in kindergarten. And while it's not yet my profession, I'm working on it!

I attended The Columbus College of Art and Design where I graduated with a BFA majoring in Illustration. I have a love for superhero comic books, children’s books, science fiction/fantasy, animation, and the theatrical arts. So take a look through the galleries, I hope you like what you see!

Current Residence: Saint Paul, MN
Favourite genre of music: Rock and Broadway
Favourite style of art: Illustration: Childrens books and Comic books
Favourite cartoon character: Stich or Yakoo Warner
Personal Quote: Success doesn't taste nearly as sweet without failure as an appitizer.
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It's been a long time since I've done some Potter art. After I finished "Chamber of Secrets" I did a couple paintings for "Prisoner of Azkaban" just so I could say it was started, but I let the series rest for a bit. That was a year ago... A YEAR! I did a bunch of other stuff last year, but I felt it was time to get back to it and have been doing a bunch of drawing recently.

Last night I finished the drawing stage and tonight I prep the board on which I'll be painting the cover illustration of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!

I'm kind'a excited :)

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DaleLaz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Gorgeous stuff!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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DaleLaz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
I'll keep my eye on you.  You have my ear if you want to collab on a gay erotic graphic novel. :)
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! I'm honored... I'm not even sure what to say. I'll definitely think about it.
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Alien-Death-Hammer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Artist
Happy Birthday!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Alien-Death-Hammer Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Artist
Welcome!
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OriensPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Happy Birthday!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!!!
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theaven Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday
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