Second speed painting for today, this one started as a landscape painting which I am posting up later as well. I rotated the canvas and actually liked what was shown so i went with it, added a waterfall and a few ships speeding down between the dam and waterfall. 1 Hours work
Continuing my foray into a new technique developed by the artist Sparth I began to implement what I had learnt into my normal work flow using a mix of all my usual techniques and I had been inspired by a lot of the Halo 4 concept work that has been released lately. This one in particular is my own take on a concept piece developed for Halo 4 and it shows several huge forerunner structures piercing layers of clouds, the clouds react to their presence by wrapping around them and climbing the structures. I also added in ship of sorts
This one is a lot more refined than the others and took me around 3-4 hours
I start almost everyday with a speed paint to warm up the wacom board. I often film these speedies, to keep track on my process and see what I am doing right/wrong. I thought I might wanna start share these with you.
These are SPEED paints. I have a timer I set for 20 min, so most of my speed paints are around 20 min. If a speed paint takes more than 1 hour, I don\'t think it\'s a speed paint anymore, then it\'s an illustration.
I sometimes use my speed paints as start ups for other work, and it\'s kind of sweet to have a huge folder with \"sketches\" to choose and pick from if you\'re running low on ideas some times.
also, there are always things you see as soon as the time is up, that you realize you should have done different, and there are always loads of stuff you miss or do wrong. But the important thing is just to nail something, a feeling and basic design in 20 min. This one is done in 24 min.
Q: you should have music on your clips? A: I record these as a quick note. I simply dont have time to put music over it, and edit these. It takes enough time already to make them and upload them on a daily basis
Q: What program did you use? A: Photoshop CS3 and and a wacom Intous 3.
Q: Where did you get your custom brushes? A: from everywhere. friends and internetz, a mix
Q: Can you share your brushes? A. I will try to put together a pack and share/post via my homepage in the future
Q: Do you know when you start what it will be? A: no, almost never. I go with the flow and it often changes under the process. Thats why it often turn out like poop. sometimes it take 85% of the time to just find some interesting to take further.
Q. at *insert random number* min/sec in the clip, you do this and that and I cant really see what is happening, do you mind to tell me about and explain it all? A. no I am sorry no (I don\'t have the time to sit and write x number of ppl personal tutorials etc - further on, there will be properly done video tutorials from me)
Q. You should have commentary over your clip? A. I will make proper full length tutorial further on. these are just quick uploads.
Q. You should work for gaming Industry? A. I do
Q. Why just all this speedies? A. read above info again - for more work:
Here's a another speed painting I did this afternoon, trying out a post apocalyptic scene and wanted to share on some different techniques and hope to inspire some other people out there.
The time lapse of the video is here [link] It's about 2.5 hours in real time.
Also, you guys could recommend want you want to know and what you would like me to share, I'll review them and hopefully do painting recordings to reply them. Just throw me any requests you have in mind.
So, you can follow my youtube channel and stay tuned for coming vids. [link]
I'm not really that good at paintings, unlike masters like fengzhu, daniel dociu, kekai, etc, but i'm also learning, so i'll try to help those who're like me as well out there.
Some quick black and white sketches I did to find ideas for my next painting.
Kinda like the 3rd one so i'll probably develop it tomorrow. The first one took about 15 mins with a blank mind while the other took around 30 mins plus each, after i got an idea of painting spaceships.
A quick piece to mess around with one night. Working on ship design is pretty laid back for me, though maybe that leads to some bland design.
As I checked to make sure I got my port/starboard right I learned that I put the bridge on the non standard side, oh well The majority of the ships weapons are mounted on the bow including massive spinal rail guns. Central areas hold military crew and any forces to be launched, from fighters and bombers to ground forces. Engines stern of course.