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"Slippery" | 2013 [Aug. 19th, 2014|08:00 pm]
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This painting of mine is next to me every day.
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(no subject) [Aug. 19th, 2014|04:08 pm]
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11014826345f0116b2l
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(no subject) [Aug. 18th, 2014|10:31 pm]
I can't afford models.
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The first post is dated from 2005 [Aug. 15th, 2014|06:26 pm]
http://herbrokeneyeball.blogspot.com/
my first blog.
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Soaking [Aug. 12th, 2014|05:05 pm]
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[Current Location |workspace]
[Current Mood |happyhappy]

Don't want this place getting too word-Heavy. Here's a painting I've made. It measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Canvas. Made an under drawing with charcoal and turpenoid. Then laid in acrylic, which I liked. I was just going to be acrylic, but I went in with oil paint. I like the results. I might do this more often, acrylic on canvas. then oils.
It's a light hearted piece.. Simple in subject. I tried to emulate the faces off someone on a Viner painting. from his "garage days" as he put it. Those are some of my favorite works by him.
Soaking (F)
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(no subject) [Aug. 6th, 2014|05:11 pm]
https://vine.co/v/M2tuHzBKgMj
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Maybe I'm Not Self Conscience Anymore [Jul. 30th, 2014|10:12 pm]
Trully. Goddam.
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Wanna Play Hero Academy with me? (brokeneyeball) [Jul. 23rd, 2014|05:14 pm]
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I recently started playing Hero Academy on my iphone. Since Saturday I think. It's been fun. But since I've been trying to be working hard, I can't have the distraction during the day anymore. It's charging in my room right now, but, it's best it's over there. It's best to keep distractions far away, and focus really really hard for as long as I can. I am making progress though, these are looking better and better, this week I've been working on the young men paintings, I hope to finish all four by the end of this month. 
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(no subject) [Jul. 22nd, 2014|05:55 pm]
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Dear Diary, It is really hot right now. I remembered earlier, that, I think the first time I used livejournal, may have been exactly ten years ago. Before that I was on xanga, I recently wanted to read my old entries, but I found some odd stuff about needing a wordpress account or something. Yesterday, actually the day before, Sunday, I worked out. And I am still sore. Muscles ache. About to eat my second meal, then I'll get back to work.
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(no subject) [Jul. 21st, 2014|04:04 pm]
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Summer 2014 Oil Paintings work in progress [Jul. 20th, 2014|06:52 pm]
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Only on livejournal. Here's these paintings I've been working on this month. So far I like what I'm doing, but I'm not all finished with them. First pass!

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Sometimes I spend too much time looking at my Flickr [Jul. 17th, 2014|04:27 pm]
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Another New Day Every Day [Jul. 17th, 2014|03:30 pm]
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[Current Location |Phoenix]
[Current Mood |happyhappy]
[Current Music |Her Space Holiday]

ready for it. ready for it.
Three in the works. I love my view. Not now, but while I'm away from the computer and technology. I paint. My easel, my giant easel currently holding tiny paintings, compared to what it could hold. My palette, getting dirtier by the day, hardboard panel. the colors I've narrowed down to. I can mix every color from it. So I'm not missing anything. Just spend time mixing the paints I'll use for each session. I do end up with a more cohesive choice of colors on these couple paintings I've used them on. I really hope the look of it will be even and not sunken. Greatly minimizing the amount of medium I use will help with that too.
I think any time you paint just mostly straight out of the tube is good. I only use turpenoid to clean the brush in between switching colors, and leaving them in at night instead of thoroughly cleaning them each day. I really like these paintings.. I can't wait to see how they really turn out.
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Starting a New Day [Jul. 16th, 2014|03:59 pm]
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[Current Music |school boy q]

I just scraped my palette of dry paint, and colors from my previous palette, my second palette of colors, that includes the raw sienna and such. I'm focused in on red yellow blue black and white, from W&N Winton tubes. To minimize sunken in areas, that have resulted from too much something. I'm loving my current series of paintings, Verano 2014. I have three started, I can't wait to further detail this one I'm working on. The boy/young man.

Starting right now. Fresh paints squeezed. I'm ready.
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WIP [Jul. 16th, 2014|12:15 am]
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Since probably no one see my livejournal, I'll go ahead and post this picture. Current status of my two first oval plaques from this summer. Next I started a boy. I really like how these two have turned so far. Underneath them is a color test I painted real quick-like.

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Back To It Again [Jul. 14th, 2014|04:30 pm]
[Current Location |Phoenix]
[Current Mood |happyhappy]

painting right now, about to start.

just gessoed several wood plaques. One is ready with all the coats and dry enough.

ate half an apple, and half a cookie. snack.


will play with oil paint now, still at it with the primary colors in full force.
as I hear some say. my last painting turned out really good so far. I really really like it, so does A.
This one I'll make using the same technique, a sort of dry brush because I will mostly be using the paint straight out of the tube. especially today. Tomorrow I will probably use a bit of stand oil where it needs.
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This Truly is a Journal - Pour Moi [Jul. 11th, 2014|04:58 pm]
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4:35pm. It's going good. I really like how my painting is coming along.
 It's a new one, another oval, about 4x6x1 inch. Oil painting. I'm trying to get looser with how I create the painting I paint.
 It's gonna be good. I've also started posting directly to fb, and not to twitter anymore. Through instagram.

now, Should I keep this open, and write in time by time, when i, if i want to. Or, Close it and make a new post..

4:38pm. I really am going back to painting now.

4:40 I've narrowed down the brushes I'm using. As well as the colors.
not in the past couple minutes. since yesterday or the day before.

4:57 Bug Beats radio on Pandora. My painting is looking good. Have To Focus.
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Right Now [Jul. 11th, 2014|02:44 pm]
I think those last couple pictures were posted from my phone.. or email, but they dont look good.

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2:43pm
Gonna work now. Gonna paint.


Paint paint paint.
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(no subject) [Jul. 7th, 2014|08:35 pm]
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That previous post had a very yellow photo, my phone didn't save the instagram version.
Right now, I'm painting a Ms Penelope 2. but will, update later.
You can see more of my work in progress in Vine, BrokenEyeball.

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FF and a drawing [Jul. 7th, 2014|12:20 pm]
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I really like this drawing. I made it a couple years ago. Last night I played Guacamelee and posted some drawings on my instagram.
On Saturday I went to the store to buy some wooden plaques. 8 oval ones and a couple other shapes. I will paint lovelyness onto them.
Friday was July 4th.

We were at First Friday artwalk, it was worth going because we made some money and we're so poor, but it was the worst we've done in a long time.

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Back at it again [Jul. 1st, 2014|03:35 pm]
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I worked yesterday, but didn't make time to post anything about it. I painted a little bit. It can be seen on my vine profile..
Today I'm working on a painting I started working on last month or so. It's almost finished, but these last details I have to add are really important even though they look simple, they take special care so I don't mess up.
This one is a BrokeBot painting, more than anything else. It's not something I'd come up with or end up painting on my own, but I have enjoyed it's creation. I also can't wait until I am done with it, to cross it off my list. And to list it online in my shop. And to start a new painting!
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(no subject) [Jun. 28th, 2014|05:09 am]
So, on Wednesday is the last day I had a full work day. Thursday I didn't paint, ended up doing other things that day, it was like a saturday night. Friday, today, I did not paint. I did begin organizing my desk mess. So I thought that was productive.
Today was a good day. 
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Jan Van Eyck [Jun. 27th, 2014|05:12 pm]
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[Current Location |Phoenix]
[Current Mood |giddygiddy]
[Current Music |Eleven Fourty Four, by David Kristian, on Sweet Bits]

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(no subject) [Jun. 27th, 2014|04:43 pm]
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[Current Location |Phoenix]
[Current Mood |pleasedpleased]
[Current Music |Flokt (shiver), by Plat, on Compulsion]


natalie yang
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(no subject) [Jun. 25th, 2014|08:35 pm]
Just painting. Just painting (trying to). Painting. Trying. Painting. Overall I'm painting.
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Dolls from the past [Jun. 24th, 2014|07:16 pm]
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Handmade dolls_carolRoque (1)
These were among the last dolls I made. Over 4 years ago, I'd think.

dolls
These were from a batch before the ones above.

I have one in progress right now, but it's progressing slowly. Almost. She'll almost be done. Maybe.
Still painting today. slow progress there too. Painting is hard! Work is hard, everything worth doing is so hard!
Difficult stuff.
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Homage to the Bunny Study [Jun. 24th, 2014|05:52 pm]
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Homage to the Bunny
I know right, wasn't I going to be painting right now? I thought I'd share the study of what I'm working on.
I made it many years ago, I think in 2008. 
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Verano, Progreso Diario [Jun. 24th, 2014|05:29 pm]
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Okay, I'm gonna work on this now. This was my stopping point from yesterday. Which was Monday.

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(no subject) [Jun. 24th, 2014|03:53 pm]
Untitled

Look at this beautiful photograph.
Click for source.
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I painted an Owl [Jun. 24th, 2014|03:07 pm]
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[Current Mood |calmcalm]
[Current Music |Unknown nice sounds from my roommie]

Sometimes I scan various things, at once, and then just leave them in a folder for a while. The previous post was where I finally got those scans settled and individually saved. Let's see if I have some more.
owl painting
Okay. This one isn't a sketchbook page, but it's an mixed media painting I made. It was for my collab project BrokeBot. It sold right away! $45 or so. I was excited. I'll have to make new scans sometime, the one's I have are of drawings on paper, and I'm more interested in actual images of open books I've drawn in it, or scrawled.
I have Chicken Tikka Masala cooking outside, It's gonna be so delicious. Cooking outside because cooking inside makes it too hot in here. It's summer, and I live in phoenix. 
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(no subject) [Jun. 24th, 2014|04:04 am]
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SCAN0021SCAN00212
A couple scans of sketchbook pages. Reflexions brand.
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Was/Will Be Fun to Paint [Jun. 24th, 2014|01:29 am]
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 https://www.flickr.com/photos/bertrandman/11270854024/


http://the-streetstyle.tumblr.com/post/87230629133/backtobasics-via-alex-closet


http://the-streetstyle.tumblr.com/post/88641099458/thoughtless-via-lovelybylucy


http://the-streetstyle.tumblr.com/post/87516303108/2-looks-ft-banggood-via-1finedai

Street Fashion Buenos Aires
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fashionfashionyeah/943981162/in/faves-carolroque/
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Digital [Jun. 24th, 2014|12:25 am]
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Study 01 summer2014
Done with the first stage of this. Glad to be digital painting random things again.
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It's a challenge to stay focused [Jun. 23rd, 2014|04:07 pm]
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I wonder when I'll be done with my new bunny painting.. Homage is so close.

FYI, this is where I'm officially posting my paintings right now: http://carolroque.tumblr.com/
I post finished art there, and have posted some works in progress shots too. My plan with posting here on lj, is to post daily progress. Record my slow climb on all the work I want to accomplish.

These images are often hosted now by Google+, and some others on Flickr.

I have a few focuses, Always Oil Painting is number one.

Sketchbook, might now be my second,
and Dolls might be my third.

Those last two interchange, as I feel necessary.

These things will keep me focused, to change them as often as I need to. But only work on these three things ever, as a general rule. And keep me entertained too. I think another thing that does that, is blogging. And posting wips or finished work to the internet. That's good to do.

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Right now I am applying retouch varnish to Homage, waiting for it to dry, and thinking of what (part of it) to paint on next.
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Octopus Heart painting [Jun. 23rd, 2014|02:38 pm]
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[Current Mood |energeticenergetic]

Octopus Heart
Octopus Heart | Oil on wood (8x10)

This is the results of my efforts from 4 years ago. My roommate bought it from me, well, we exchanged for rent.
I like that I can see her every day if I want to.
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I hope to fill new pages up real good [Jun. 23rd, 2014|12:40 am]
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[Current Music |Aldo's Game in Progress]


This is a page I like, I can't get the color to look how it looks in real life, but, This is the closest there is.
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Forthcoming Moleskine Sketchbook Pages [Jun. 22nd, 2014|11:36 pm]
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[Current Location |Phoenix]
[Current Mood |rejuvenatedrejuvenated]

I'm having a lot of fun going through my old things.. older times, but in a newer light.
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Here is the first page of one of my Moleskine sketchbooks. A study.
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Oils from life [Jun. 22nd, 2014|10:38 pm]
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[Current Location |phoenix]
[Current Mood |excitedexcited]



This is something I worked on a few years ago. I painted a man from life, his name is Bryn. It was a lot of fun.
Since then, I've made 2 other paintings directly from life, using my small wooden easel/pochade box. Well, that's not accurate, I've done ones from life using models from Anti-Art school.., but those are separate to me. They are the life painting from models that I pay $7 to paint, those are for sale  (though so far only locally). Then there is these that I paint on my own time, from so far only 3 people who have either sat for me, or sat occupied while I painted them. The most recent one is of things, not people. I hope to do many more of these from life paintings. I also hope to scan things quicker. This one I scanned so he could see the finished product. In the other one, they were my roommates who I painted, so they could see it on the wall every day. I'll be sure to come back and post those when I get them scanned. 
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Digital Study [Jun. 22nd, 2014|12:43 am]
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Study 01 summer2014
I also worked on this tonight. Not sure for how long, but I like how it's coming along.
digital paint.
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Summer, Daily Progress [Jun. 22nd, 2014|12:28 am]
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[Current Mood |awakeawake]

En lo que trabajé hoy
oil paint 16x20 inch painting, not the greatest photo, but enough to record what I worked on today.

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