I’m always amazed at the work others produce, and more especially when they take the time to make a video of them working. Then edit it. Then dub over it. Then upload it to youtube. For free. I started a video screen capture of me working on the House of Cards image, and holy crap was there far more work involved in making a polished video. Now, I’ve done a fair amount of animation and I’ve been involved in live action productions, so I do know what’s involved, but it’s a very different beast when you’re doing it on your own time, on your own dime. I gave up making the video after I brought it into After Effects to shorten and do some dubbing over- cause Man! is it a lot of work! To all of you who have taken the time to make videos of yourself working: I take my hat off to you. (Not outside in today’s weather though. It’s -30 Celsius before windchill.) I have shamelessly ripped off so many tricks and techniques off of the people who upload to youtube, I blush to think what my drawings and paintings would look like without them.
I will do some tutorials, because I feel I can contribute a teensy bit to the monstrous pool of talent shown on youtube or vimeo. But in the meantime, here’s an image I did today trying to incorporate some techniques I stumbled over yesterday. Using all brushes at 100% opacity, and working on only 1 or 2 layers. And for this one, I only used the standard pastel brush. I think it gives it some very nice texture uber quickly. So for now, I have two brushes in my arsenal, down from the dozens I thought you needed.