Saturday, May 30, 2015
From here on things will be done a little differently. Usually I scan the sketchbook pages, and then cut out things of note for the month and compose them into a new image. This has two disadvantages though. Firstly, it takes bloody ages, and I don't think there's really enough feedback to warrant all the work I put into it (this time sink aspect is the main reason I've fallen behind so badly). Secondly, it means that consciously or not I end up cutting out a lot of the stuff that's crap. This gives a false impression of my current progress (actually, my progress about 11 months ago because I'm so far behind).
Monday, May 11, 2015
A speedpaint is a painting, usually digital, whereby the piece is created in a limited amount of time. It's a painting, done at speed. Simple. Sometimes the time is decided upon before starting, sometimes there's a general maximum time beyond which it's not considered a speed painting, sometimes it's just the frame of mind the piece is created in. Sometimes these are termed as Studies (and I do so myself in some places to reduce confusion), except a study can actually take a really long time, yet remain a study.
What they aren't, in my useage at least, are timelapses. This is where someone records themselves painting and then they play that back at an accelerated rate. So you can see someone painting something that took 20 hours in a mere 5 minutes (or whatever). Sometimes those are timelapses of speedpaints, and I've done a handful of those myself. I think it's because of this that the timelapses have also become popularly known as Speedpaints (seeing someone paint, at speed), but that's not what I mean by it.
OK, so now that's sorted out, lets go look at some, small ones, briefly.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Technically the blog's anniversary was the end of last month, but that post was just saying I was going to do a blog. It wasn't until May that I actually posted any art, so I consider May 2nd the blog's birthday. Also, even though I didn't start speedpainting for a few months after that, I count the same day as the tickover day between one year's speedpainting and the next, because I suck at remembering dates, so may as well collate them.
So today I'll go over the speedpaints I did this last month, and in the next post do an overall review of the last 5 years (actually 4.5) of speedpainting, unless I don't because I decide to do something else instead (5 Years! Where'd the time go?)