Spider-woman speed painting (after DUB)

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Spider-woman speed painting (after DUB)

Postby Nathan » Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:02 pm

So, I was working on this Spider-woman piece of mine, getting really detailed, inking every strand of her hair, when I got bored, so I checked out GZ, especially DUB's thread, which is the greatest thing ever. I just love his speed paintings so much -- the cool looseness of them -- that I decided to turn my obsessively detailed drawing into a painting. I gave myself 20 minutes, but spent 30. (Sigh).

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Eventually, I'll get around to finishing the piece properly (in my own anal style), but it sure was fun to pretend for half an hour that I was a talented guy like Dub!
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Postby Steve Firchow » Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:26 pm

I think this is an important thing for everyone to practice regularly.

Your colors and values are all fitting together very well.

Do more like this!
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Postby Capitaine Dub » Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:35 pm

Best way to practice to me. By doing it fast, you need to concentrate on making a bold statement not doing a gazillion of useless details. But, hrmnn, nothing I am saying right now is even close to what I am trying to express.
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Postby Nathan » Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:30 pm

Steve -- thanks a lot!

Dub -- this really is a great way to practice, and I think I understand what you mean just fine. Thanks, BTW : your posts have motivated me to commit some time every day to sketching in my sketchbook, something I've rarely found time for in the last few years.. There's a lot of joy in your art. It's inspiring.

Anyway, I found some time to finish inking the line drawing that I did the speed painting over. I'm a pretty lousy inker, especially when it comes to adding texture. I always find it easier to do that at the coloring stage. I thought I'd post the inks, though, and see if someone could help me make them less craptacular.

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Postby chrisc » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:05 am

so, does that mean you're going to start a sketchbook thread? Just to keep you honest about sketching everyday?
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Postby Capitaine Dub » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:52 am

chrisc wrote:so, does that mean you're going to start a sketchbook thread? Just to keep you honest about sketching everyday?


Everyone should... in my opinion :lol:
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Postby Nathan » Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:47 pm

chrisc wrote:so, does that mean you're going to start a sketchbook thread? Just to keep you honest about sketching everyday?


I guess I should. I think it would keep me humble more than honest, though. I wonder if we can make it a sticky at the bottom of the page....
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