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OZ: Book 01, Ch.07 by TheGeekCanPaint
OZ: Book 01, Ch.07
16 x 22, Gouache paints with Colored Pencil on Watercolor Paper

I have some disappointments with this illustration, but there were aspects I was more worried about that worked out that it sort of made up for them! I really enjoyed creating the Kalidas. The book doesn't give much more of a description except head of a tiger and body of a bear with long claws. It was fun.
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OZ: Book 01, Ch.07 vig. by TheGeekCanPaint
OZ: Book 01, Ch.07 vig.
Pencil on Paper, Each drawing fitting in an 8 1/2 x 11 space

Some new Oz drawings. The first drawing, the plan is to have divided by the inner spine of the book. You'll have Dorothy, Toto and the Tin Woodman on one page, with the Linon and Scarecrow landing on the other page That's the main reason there's not much going on "around" the drawings. And the lower drawing was just a pretty picture - a nice way to end the chapter.
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So last night "ended" the updating of my website's new look. It was bittersweet. Sweet, because I've been working on it every night for the last week and all day last Sunday. Bitter, because when I first made it live, I found the internet wasn't recognizing the font I chose to use for the body text throughout the entire website and even a few of the headlines. I spent the last couple hours of last night going through each page and changing the fonts and trying to work with the new formatting that came with it. Which means I've still got more work to do to make it look pretty again.  But there's no going back, all of the old versions of my pages were eaten up in the change and what it is now is what I have to work with. And I hade other updates to make to it over time anyway. All that said, despite the "plain" looking font and some of the weird formatting, I'm happy with the new look and some of the fun new improvements I made to the site as a whole. Feel free to check it out www.thegeekcanpaint.com
Harry Potter: Book 3, Ch.02 by TheGeekCanPaint
Harry Potter: Book 3, Ch.02

16 x 22

Gouache paint with coloured pencil on watercolour paper.

I'm much happier with this piece than the vignette drawings I did for this chapter. I kind of wish I pushed Marge's inflation a bit more, but I also wanted to see some of the details that might have been lost in her or around her if she was TOO big on the image.

Next painting is going to be Ch.7 of OZ, but after that I'll likely be working on Ch.3 of PoA - The Knight Bus

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Harry Potter: Book 3, Ch.02 Vig. by TheGeekCanPaint
Harry Potter: Book 3, Ch.02 Vig.
Each vignette is within the confines of 11 x 7
Pencil on Smooth Bristol

So after some time away from Harry Potter it was time to get back to it. I meant to much sooner, but had some gigs to finish first, that last of which taking way longer than expected... but I digress

I have mixed feelings about the way these turned out. I'm my own worst critic, and while I think they look fine (and sometimes even pretty good) I mostly see what I didn't do. I feel like I rush them just a little and they suffered for it. That said, I'm fairly happy with the execution, and if I wasn't looking at them the way I mentioned above, I'm happy with the quality of the work. I'll just take my disappointments and use them to encourage me to better on the next.
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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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So last night "ended" the updating of my website's new look. It was bittersweet. Sweet, because I've been working on it every night for the last week and all day last Sunday. Bitter, because when I first made it live, I found the internet wasn't recognizing the font I chose to use for the body text throughout the entire website and even a few of the headlines. I spent the last couple hours of last night going through each page and changing the fonts and trying to work with the new formatting that came with it. Which means I've still got more work to do to make it look pretty again.  But there's no going back, all of the old versions of my pages were eaten up in the change and what it is now is what I have to work with. And I hade other updates to make to it over time anyway. All that said, despite the "plain" looking font and some of the weird formatting, I'm happy with the new look and some of the fun new improvements I made to the site as a whole. Feel free to check it out www.thegeekcanpaint.com

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:icondalelaz:
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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