"Geo Fox 22" - Digital Painting and Time-lapse
The second painting in line for my limited edition print run is finished. This is "Geo Fox 22" and here's the time-lapse for her as well.
I am really pushing myself in all artistic fields at the moment. I am determined to become a better artist this year and to master the fields I am currently in. I still want to learn to paint traditionally but I feel that I need more time to do this, time that I don't have at the moment. I want to get in to classic painting and I want to mix these techniques with what I've learnt from digital painting. However as for now, I have to settle with digital.
When I really want to do something, but don't find the time to, I tend to stop drawing completely. So what I've decided is to try to keep on top of everything in the best way I can. Just because I can't do classic painting at the moment doesn't mean that I have to stop evolving in other aspects, like the human form etc. So this is my focus now. To master the human form. After Toy Con UK I want to start taking life-drawing classes. I don't know where or how but I'm sure they'll be around somewhere. And by doing this I hope to become a better artist.
I will stick to my cartoony style, but that doesn't mean that I don't need to practice real anatomy. So I am really looking forward to this year to come. Weather I will succeed or not only time will tell. But I really do hope so, and I will work hard to make it so.
I hope you find my time-lapses interesting and that you might actually learn something from them. I find them great for myself in many ways. When you create and draw you tend to loose yourself, or I do at least. So it is great learning for me to go back and watch my own work. I learn an awful lot about myself as an artist and I can see where I should have stopped and what I should do differently the next time. I've especially learnt that I have a tendency to over work things, nit pick if you like. And I now know when it is time to stop and when the picture is finished. So I highly recommend that you record yourself whilst painting as you will learn so much. But don't forget to watch other artists work too, you will pick up so much knowledge and learn to apply many new techniques this way.
I use Debut Video Capture Software for my time-lapse which is free to use if in a non-commercial way. You can download it HERE , it is very reliable and you can get some really high quality videos with it.