Saturday, April 07, 2007

Speedpaint video

Hey guys, no new Steampunk Star Wars stuff yet. But in the meantime, I recorded myself doing a quick speedpaint. It's not the greatest painting ever, but I thought it might be interesting to show how I work.



At the original speed, this took 23 minutes.

For speedpaints like this, I generally have no idea whatsoever what I'm going to be drawing when I start. I just start scribbling until I see some shapes I like. This is a different method than I use for something like my Steampunk Star Wars images, where I have some idea of what I want to draw.

It's hard painting while recording it. It's like painting for an audience, I start to get self-conscious about every little mark. But it's cool being able to watch it back and be able to spot my bad habits. Also, when I speed it up 6x like this it makes it really look like I know what I'm doing!

13 comments:

Michael said...

That's amaziiing. I wish I could draw. ;-p

Gabriel Villa said...

great work! do you work with a mouse, or do you use a tablet?

Randolpho said...

I've never seen anyone do free-hand art on the computer before. I always figured folks who did computer-generated art used... I dunno... layers, and line-paths and stuff.

Pretty cool.

I also wondered what it was as I watched. At first, it seemed like it was a fire fighter; it wasn't until you zoomed in near the end that I realized it was a Ghostbuster.

Roy said...

Making him a Ghostbuster was a great little "twist ending". Loved it!

It's fascinating to watch the process of someone with well-developed artistic senses. It almost makes me feel like I could do it myself (which, at this point in time, isn't true.)

I would love to see more of these!

Dave said...

interesting.

Abraxas Z said...

That was a cool twist ending! I was thinking he was a man in space. Space Ghostbusters!

You should post the end result as an image.

I'd like to see more of these too. Very cool. Good job.

Jason said...

Very interesting. I'm a mediocre artist with a pencil and paper, but when I try to draw anything on the computer, I might as well be 5.

Meg said...

This was so cool! Thanks for sharing your work and the process. I had no idea your work was done on the computer like this.

Clock said...

You never really see twist endings in Seed painting Vids. but i actually LoLed.

Andrew said...

Wow. It's like... you saw the sculpture in the marble.

Amadeus Feldspar said...

Very cool stuff. I showed my wife, too, and we are both amazed. Thank you for sharing.

Jon said...

Very cool. That was like watching someone sculpt. Build it up and then take it away.

Norman said...

You might be on to something here. Maybe I should try recording my own paintings to see all my bad habits too. Thanks for the clip!