Sketchbook: Sketchbook 2.0 Speedpainting I guess

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 162
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 30 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Sketchbook 2.0 Speedpainting I guess

    5.18.09 - Well, some of this first stuff is getting pretty outdated...but I guess that is the whole point of a sketchbook. It is funny to look back and see how often I vow to do something and then don't. Most of this sketchbook has been spent searching for a way of working that is fast, expressive and free while remaining clear. Clarity has been an issue for me as you can see in many of these images. One thing to be aware of is that when I give information on how I paint, that information is only true of work that I was doing at that time. This is especially true of the tutorial that I posted a while ago. A lot of the information is still relevant but many things have changed since then.

    10.19.08 - I put together a process tutorial here: My speedpainting process for those interested in learning how I create these images.

    -----

    thumb

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by m.c.miller; November 7th, 2009 at 06:00 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 30 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Here we go:

    Name:  aug30-07.jpg
Views: 2447
Size:  155.4 KB

    Name:  oct04-07.jpg
Views: 2448
Size:  227.4 KB

    Name:  sep01-07.jpg
Views: 2428
Size:  164.9 KB

    Name:  sep05-07.jpg
Views: 2411
Size:  124.0 KB

    Name:  sep07-07-3.jpg
Views: 2411
Size:  210.0 KB

    Name:  sep07-07v2.jpg
Views: 2403
Size:  148.9 KB

    Name:  oct04-07-2.jpg
Views: 2390
Size:  195.8 KB

    Name:  oct17-07.jpg
Views: 2346
Size:  128.3 KB

    Name:  sep07-07-2v2.jpg
Views: 2328
Size:  193.0 KB

    Name:  oct17-07-2.jpg
Views: 2320
Size:  135.3 KB

    Last edited by m.c.miller; August 8th, 2008 at 06:13 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 30 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    more:

    Name:  oct23-07.jpg
Views: 2302
Size:  113.9 KB

    Name:  oct25-07.jpg
Views: 2298
Size:  122.0 KB

    Name:  oct27-07.jpg
Views: 2271
Size:  129.1 KB

    Name:  oct31-07.jpg
Views: 2278
Size:  116.4 KB

    Name:  nov08-07.jpg
Views: 2265
Size:  166.9 KB

    Name:  nov19-07.jpg
Views: 2234
Size:  153.6 KB

    Name:  nov21-07.jpg
Views: 2216
Size:  146.6 KB

    Name:  dec02-07.jpg
Views: 2199
Size:  142.6 KB

    Name:  dec01-07.jpg
Views: 2194
Size:  255.8 KB

    Name:  dec02-07-2.jpg
Views: 2180
Size:  188.4 KB

    Last edited by m.c.miller; August 8th, 2008 at 06:18 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 30 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    and more:

    Name:  dec19-07.jpg
Views: 2148
Size:  169.3 KB

    Name:  dec20-07.jpg
Views: 2128
Size:  151.6 KB

    Name:  dec24-07v2.jpg
Views: 2116
Size:  114.6 KB

    Name:  jan08-08.jpg
Views: 2115
Size:  170.5 KB

    Name:  jan13-08.jpg
Views: 2078
Size:  165.7 KB

    Name:  jan24-08v2.jpg
Views: 2067
Size:  211.8 KB

    Name:  feb09-08.jpg
Views: 2055
Size:  115.2 KB

    Name:  feb28-08.jpg
Views: 2053
Size:  119.5 KB

    Name:  mar09-08.jpg
Views: 2029
Size:  141.1 KB

    Name:  mar20-08.jpg
Views: 2022
Size:  144.9 KB

    Last edited by m.c.miller; August 8th, 2008 at 06:23 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #5
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 30 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    finally:

    Name:  mar22-08.jpg
Views: 2023
Size:  86.2 KB

    Name:  apr01-08.jpg
Views: 2024
Size:  185.1 KB

    Name:  apr01-08-2.jpg
Views: 1989
Size:  148.6 KB

    Name:  apr02-08.jpg
Views: 1978
Size:  162.8 KB

    Name:  apr03-08.jpg
Views: 1992
Size:  143.7 KB

    Last edited by m.c.miller; August 8th, 2008 at 06:26 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Detroit, MI/Rochester, NY
    Posts
    468
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    woah, i was never sure how to approach speed painting, i've thought about it, but looking at this kinda gives me a few ideas. But for speed painting this is very good stuff, print worthy.

    so i geuss it must be just a limited pallete and usually you start by cuickly putting in the values to shape the forms within the composition?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #7
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 30 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by REGNIRUTH View Post
    so i geuss it must be just a limited pallete and usually you start by cuickly putting in the values to shape the forms within the composition?
    I used to start in black and white and just establish value relationships, but now I just go for color right away. I just throw everything in there and then come back and wash it back down with a big brush. Once the color scheme is found it gets a lot easier to work with.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Schaumburg, IL USA
    Posts
    101
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Abstract+

    I'm lovin how abstract these are, pure eye candy!

    SketchBook

    Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #9
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,143
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked 161 Times in 71 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    There are a ton of cool things going on in here,
    The brush strokes are great, but the use of color is just beyond beautiful man. Very nice shapes and patterns, almost abstract in a few but still enough information to communicate the idea of what's taking place.

    Mike C -

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    nor cal
    Posts
    1,009
    Thanks
    453
    Thanked 192 Times in 145 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    definately some VIVID work you got here thus far! Im loving the technique.... I suppose though, perhaps just a little more attention to the heirachy of shapes (foreground, middle,back, etc), like you mentioned with the contrast pushes, would clean up the images a bit... Because some of the reads' take a bit of time to see what the story telling is. Nonetheless, sweet SB!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #11
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    591
    Thanks
    179
    Thanked 233 Times in 159 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    You're making sculpture out of color! Splendid!
    Whether the contrasts are too strong depends only on the mood,
    I guess, because I wouldn't change anything to what you posted,
    unless maybe (not sure) when you plan to push the detail further.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    same place as ever
    Posts
    2,153
    Thanks
    222
    Thanked 695 Times in 467 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Interesting stuff you've been doing with brushes there. I'd love to see a tutorial on the way you use them.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Detroit, MI/Rochester, NY
    Posts
    468
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by m.c.miller View Post
    I used to start in black and white and just establish value relationships, but now I just go for color right away. I just throw everything in there and then come back and wash it back down with a big brush. Once the color scheme is found it gets a lot easier to work with.
    awesome dude, thanks for the tip, i'll try to work on that.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #14
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 30 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks for the positive feedback everyone! I'm specifically focusing on detail, storytelling and clarity now. Up to now the focus was mainly on technique and everything else was more or less random.

    Quote Originally Posted by walnut View Post
    Interesting stuff you've been doing with brushes there. I'd love to see a tutorial on the way you use them.
    My favorite brush, which appears most often goes like this:

    1. Basic 'paintbrush' brush with very obvious spacing.

    2. Abstract geometric brush with all kinds of random jitter.

    3. Use brush 1 with brush 2 as a dual brush. Use a large relative diameter and adjust spacing and scatter for best results. Set dual brush mode to 'linear burn' and check the 'flip' box.

    Name:  brush1.jpg
Views: 2113
Size:  24.1 KB

    Name:  brush2.jpg
Views: 2107
Size:  14.7 KB

    Name:  brush3.jpg
Views: 2106
Size:  18.8 KB

    Name:  brush4.jpg
Views: 2103
Size:  17.9 KB

    Name:  apr04-08.jpg
Views: 1936
Size:  192.1 KB

    Last edited by m.c.miller; August 8th, 2008 at 06:28 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Norway, Bergen.
    Posts
    2,457
    Thanks
    3,869
    Thanked 361 Times in 288 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I hate you for being so good.
    bah, who am I kidding, I love you! Keep sharing, looking forward to updates!

    Chris

    Work hard, anything is possible. I know, I know, it’s a very cheesy response but it’s true. Hard work and dedication is the key to reach your dreams. -Bjørn Hurri

    Website
    CA Sketchbook
    Facebook Page
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #16
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 30 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    So much for clarity.

    Name:  apr08-08.jpg
Views: 1938
Size:  276.8 KB

    Name:  apr06-08.jpg
Views: 1926
Size:  206.2 KB

    Last edited by m.c.miller; August 8th, 2008 at 06:30 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #17
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 30 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I like how this one turned out. I think I'm going to try this direction for a while.

    Name:  apr09-08.jpg
Views: 1917
Size:  192.1 KB

    Last edited by m.c.miller; August 8th, 2008 at 06:30 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Posts
    266
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    dammmmn, this is just... really beautiful. keep posting!


    Would he walk upon the water If he couldn’t walk away?
    And would you, Would you carry the torch for me?
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #19
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1,637
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 182 Times in 179 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Very lively colorful and dynamic, thanks for that little explanation, it helps so much when people actually tell you something useful ;-) keep it up dude...

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Schaumburg, IL USA
    Posts
    101
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    That last one is brilliant. You really know how to use color
    to create an impression and mood. I think it's a good idea to focus on story telling. That is something I'm trying to work on myself. I love style and technique in artwork but it has to bring up some sort of emotion that the viewer can relate to. I really enjoy looking at your work because there is subject matter, but it is open for interpretation and lets the viewers imagination get involved. Thanks for sharing some of your techniques.

    Cheers!

    SketchBook

    Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #21
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 30 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I really appreciate the positive comments guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by zeal View Post
    I really enjoy looking at your work because there is subject matter, but it is open for interpretation and lets the viewers imagination get involved.
    It is good to hear that this comes through to a viewer. I have a feeling that the story of my career as an artist is going to be finding this balance.

    I like these two...the second one was very quick, hence the somewhat plain composition.

    Name:  apr10-08.jpg
Views: 1714
Size:  132.2 KB

    Name:  apr12-08.jpg
Views: 1895
Size:  134.1 KB

    Last edited by m.c.miller; August 27th, 2008 at 04:41 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #22
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Can't find anything bad to say about those pics... I like that new spaceship pic. Nice eye catcher, nice colors and great flow... Amazing!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #23
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 30 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    A big transition here. This really shows how I tend to go from one extreme to the other. The next stuff should be more balanced.

    Name:  apr12-08-2.jpg
Views: 1890
Size:  162.9 KB

    Name:  apr15-08.jpg
Views: 1882
Size:  253.6 KB

    Name:  apr14-08-2.jpg
Views: 1861
Size:  187.7 KB

    Last edited by m.c.miller; August 8th, 2008 at 06:34 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #24
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 30 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I really like how number 3 and 5 turned out. I want to work like that from now on.

    Name:  apr18-08.jpg
Views: 1842
Size:  177.8 KB

    Name:  apr21-08.jpg
Views: 1840
Size:  153.0 KB

    Name:  apr22-08.jpg
Views: 1825
Size:  197.1 KB

    Name:  apr22-08-2.jpg
Views: 1819
Size:  205.5 KB

    Name:  apr23-08.jpg
Views: 1821
Size:  141.1 KB

    Last edited by m.c.miller; August 8th, 2008 at 06:37 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #25
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Madrid Spain (ex Rome - Italy)
    Posts
    753
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 48 Times in 48 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    great style! I like it. One question: it works in this way, ok. but can you draw or paint something more traditional or now you made yours this style you cannot go back?


    Anjin
    della Citta' Eterna
    "un marinaio non prega per il tempo buono... impara a navigare"
    - Anjin Art Website - - Sketchbook - - Anjin Art Blog -
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. #26
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 30 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    This is how I paint when I have no reference. If I am working from reference or from life I use a more traditional style.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. #27
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 30 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I have been working with the figure recently since I have been ignoring it for so long. I'm also beginning to achieve more consistent results which is nice.

    Name:  apr24-08.jpg
Views: 1800
Size:  92.9 KB

    Name:  apr25-08.jpg
Views: 1792
Size:  176.6 KB

    Last edited by m.c.miller; August 8th, 2008 at 06:38 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #28
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Norway, Bergen.
    Posts
    2,457
    Thanks
    3,869
    Thanked 361 Times in 288 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Splendid work indeed!
    I couldn't help wondering what you do for a living?

    Chris

    Work hard, anything is possible. I know, I know, it’s a very cheesy response but it’s true. Hard work and dedication is the key to reach your dreams. -Bjørn Hurri

    Website
    CA Sketchbook
    Facebook Page
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. #29
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    305
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 25 Times in 23 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    lovely stuff man, I especially like the colors!

    keep sharing please!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. #30
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 30 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Hive_minD View Post
    I couldn't help wondering what you do for a living?
    At the moment I'm focusing on my portfolio, trying to find out what to do with my art. My goal is to find work that suits my style...or to refine my style into something I can make a living with. I don't do anything special for work right now.

    It's been a slow few days...I think I need to try some more long term images, I could do these random practice images forever and get nowhere.

    Name:  apr28-08.jpg
Views: 1803
Size:  169.3 KB

    Name:  apr28-08-2.jpg
Views: 1763
Size:  151.7 KB

    Last edited by m.c.miller; August 8th, 2008 at 06:39 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook