Thank you youtube

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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.

Jonathan Wright Illustrator
Jonathan Wright Illustrator

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