An exercise in speed. I will be the first to admit that my graphic design skills hold so much stronger over my illustration, and still stronger over my lack of digital painting. So I set off to in invent a little exercise for the self. Rather the focus on colour mashing, or realisim (which again I will admit I know very little of) I just set out to see what I could acomplish in a 10 min time frame. Monochrome Pieces. Small. No 300 DPI for print stuff.
I set the timer on my phone and told myself “when it chimes I am DONE. end story. Move onto the next one.”
I really had no idea what to expect. The first one with a hard brush. I was just “scribbling” I felt lost. adrift. not knowing what to do. No lines. No indications.
There was much flailing on my end. I just tried to roll with it.
Second one was done on one layer (unknowingly!) by the time I noticed it was to late to reset it, so I rolled with it. Tried to squeeze in detail (lol)
The third I decided I would use different brushes if I could and see if I could get it to work.
I have a great deal of respect for artists whom can “speed paint” with such vivid colours and get it right! another thing this taught me is that I have a long way to go. It’s almost embarassing to share these on a professional blog!
but I guess this is my own way of admitting- we all start somewhere.. dont we?
King Vulture referenced from here, Platypus from here