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(no subject) [Jul. 7th, 2014|08:35 pm]
[Current Mood |happyhappy]

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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[Current Mood |determineddetermined]


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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[Current Mood |determineddetermined]


 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]
[Current Mood |awakeawake]

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 Mood |determineddetermined]
[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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Detached [Jun. 22nd, 2014|12:15 am]
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Detached
2014 | Oil on canvas (6x8)


This is a painting I finished a couple months ago. I'm quite happy with it, it will be listed in my shop soon.
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Brilliant Idea [Jun. 21st, 2014|11:50 pm]
What if I continue posting here like I used to. I post daily progress.
What I work on today. Each day. I used to love doing that. At a certain point, I began a blogger blog, where I could create a more presentable blog.. Here it shall be my journal, a real live journal. Diary of my work in progress. Diary of my work each day.

What I work on, or what I do, if I want. Anything. But more importantly ...perhaps, now something.
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hello, i bring a blog feed link for my official blog [May. 3rd, 2010|02:56 pm]
http://syndicated.livejournal.com/carolroque

click the link above, then click 'add' and you will soon be receiving my [official] blog feed straight into your friends page on lj!

thanks :)
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Hello, sorry for the lack of updates [Apr. 13th, 2010|06:03 pm]
been working on this painting again, i hope it turns out good when i finish it, its been giving me a hard time. I seem to want a specific look with her..an expression, I'll get it soon i hope.


So ive gotten out of the habit of posting here... :(
I mentioned a few posts back, that I had started a blog on blogger ..and was double posting.. & That is where I'm posting these days.
i think I will now permanently move over there, and this will stay as a sort of archive. I might make a feed thingy for livejournal of my blog, that way it can stay in your friends page feed. But I'll do that later if i do, and if you wanted to comment on something it would be cool if you made the few clicks to my blog so i can have pleasure of reading what you have to say :)

anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I HAVE been updating just not on lj so much.
blogger seems more official for it to be linked to from my website.

please come say hello at my new blog if you want, update your links, or stay tuned for the rss feed address.
Thanks for all the support & love, this isnt a good bye goodbye, :P I might come post in some of the many lj communities i used to like posting in.. like I said, I just wanted to let you know that Ive been updating my blog on blogger instead.

direct link:
http://carolroque.blogspot.com


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A second commission piece [Apr. 6th, 2010|02:48 pm]
[Current Music |RJD2 - The Horror]

here's a peak at what I'm currently working on.
Just a small peak. Yesterday, since I'm working digitally, I lugged all my necessary things (17in. Laptop, drawing tablet, in giant backpack) to a local coffee shop called Lolas and worked & focused wonderfully! I like I there lots. Especially with good company :)
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Lost Teddy Bear [Apr. 1st, 2010|04:57 pm]
[Current Music |Rachael Yamagata - Be Be Your Love | Powered by Last.fm]

Finally got around to scan this.. shown cropped.
it is oil on illustration board
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Weekly Resolutions [Mar. 9th, 2010|01:20 am]
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Ive come up with some goals for the end of this week, probably by Friday.. (ive recently lost a bit of motivation.., its hard to keep working when i dont really have any deadlines. I just want to make lots of paintings). anyway, here's my goals:

WEEKLY RESOLUTIONS
*glaze/color octopus heart painting, as much as i can..
*sew/gesso/paint 3 doll heads, for upcoming new dolls..
*2+ watercolor drawings (some collaborations are being planned for some of these, more info later)
*& work on my current large oil painting for at least 4 hours

I think these are pretty reachable :)

I'll check in next Monday and see how it went.
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Featured on Etsy [Mar. 7th, 2010|01:20 pm]
My "Discomfort With Finding Yourself" print was featured on etsy yesterday morning. I dont know how those features are set up, but it was really exciting, I came to find out through facebook! (because its connected with my etsy, so it did an automatic post) . Thanks Etsy.
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Watercolor [Feb. 24th, 2010|12:20 pm]
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I couldn't paint yesterday during the day, running errands and driving to different cities and helping my mom. I actually came home, and felt pretty bummed out that I hadn't done any art all day. So i made a little watercolor doodle. this is from a reference photo i used, from a maxim magazine.
I think I will make more of these watercolors. I will also make print versions of them.. the print will be different from the original. Both will be available in my shop!
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more underpainting on my Octopus Heart painting [Feb. 18th, 2010|09:31 pm]
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real title will come later, if I can think of what it is.
this is more of the under painting, just black and white, I'm really happy with the level of detail im seeming to be achieving.. after i finish this part im gonna do the coloring.
It feels like i have a lot of these paintings, in this phase of waiting to be colored.. But I know that I will finish them and add color.. cus I have to!! ha ha :)
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yay! [Feb. 16th, 2010|01:06 pm]
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I sold some pieces off this wall yesterday! :) three dolls, two of the framed ones and the two on wood. Plus some other things. So exciting! I can't wait to make more work! :D
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worked on dolls the past couple days [Feb. 5th, 2010|10:36 am]
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Internet still not working great at home. But I'm so cool I manage to blog anyway! This is a picture from my camera, I put it in my phone and now emailing it to the internet!
three of these are all done now. And I'm also working in a doll display for my FF set up! pictures later!
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color layers! [Jan. 29th, 2010|12:24 am]
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here, finally is a semi-good picture of my painting (not another phone picture today). & I finally started adding color. Ive realized I wont be able to finish this painting on time for the Alwun House show. The deadline/drop off/submission day is the day after tomorrow.. and thats no fun, I can't get all the coloring done by then. it kinda sucks, ..but I'd rather spend a longer time on painting it and make it as good as i can, than rush through and get it in the show, but then it not being my best work. :\

But that's alright, I'll have a new painting! a print should be ready by First Friday! ..that is, actually.. if I find my way to a large scanner. I think my old school had some.. I'd be really excited if I were able to make prints of this giant[to-me] painting!
Have a good Friday! :)
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almost done under painting [Jan. 27th, 2010|01:41 am]
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going to re paint part of the railing. And then finalize some details. I think I can begin adding color soon, tomorrow.
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Survey? [Jan. 25th, 2010|03:03 pm]

 

do you like seeing progress pictures as I work a painting? or do you prefer seeing mostly only finished work?

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p.s. Ive [not so]-recently switched over to blogger --> http://carolroque.blogspot.com
Ive been double posting for a while, if you use google reader or another blog feed place, please update your link.. I'll continue posting here also (but sometimes i forget  or might start not to as much eventually)
thanks for reading :)
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bedroom, bunnysuited, naked girl [Jan. 22nd, 2010|06:45 pm]
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Can't wait to begin adding color!
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The Devil's Playground [Jan. 22nd, 2010|02:17 am]
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I'm really happy with how its turning out. Not quite finished yet..
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bedroom, bunnysuited, naked girl [Jan. 20th, 2010|12:14 pm]
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I haven't worked on this painting very much, have been focusing on "The Devil's Playground" instead.
I'm going to finish it in time to submit to the Annual Erotic Art Show at the Alwun house in downtown Phoenix. Feels like I've been wanting to participate in this show for about 3 years now, but every year the time comes around I haven't been prepared with a good painting.
The deadline is now the 31st of January (just over ONE week)!

and here's a quick reminder of my painting sketch.
This is going to be a good painting. I think I've found a good process finally.. (black and white under painting then glazing in layers of color)! The first painting using this process was my Bear Masked Record. SO excited to finish this. :)
Going to work hard to make the deadline, but if it doesn't make it, at least I'll still have a new awesome painting! :P I also have to come up with a tittle soon. I like tagging each painting and being able to see all the process pictures & blog entries!




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