Saw this cool spitpaint/speedpaint today. Shows a lot of quick techniques being used, so it’s rather interesting.
C’est fini! Actually, not really, my Digital Painting teacher, Jeevan Dhamindra, pointed out some lighting mistakes I should change. I’ll post an update, and you guys can compare and see the difference in fixing subtle mistakes. I’m a huge advocate for attention to detail. Eitherway, here is a speeeddddpaaaintt videeeeo!!!!! I made of this. First one ever. Watch it and share it, I’ll love you.
Some really thrilling stuff I’ve been working on in my Digital Painting class. Learning lots about lighting. Probably the most I’ve learnt about lighting in my whole academic art career.
I want to post this video along with this image because it really helped me and it explains what is happening beautifully. Perspective and light are mighty complex.
Something that’s been really frustrating me while trying to colour drawings in Photoshop is the colour picker. I couldn’t figure out how to get something more intuitive than picking colours out of libraries of swatches or manually opening up the colour picker and scrolling through the colours to maybe find one that will work.
I tried googling this, and I see that some people on Conceptart.org actually believe it’s impossible to get a colour wheel to come up in Photoshop. I thought that’s ridiculous – almost every piece of software has this and Adobe knows artists use Photoshop for painting. Why would it leave out a really basic painting tool?
Anyway – I found this video and it’s crucial you watch it:
I’d like to take a chance to show everyone my first film, which I’ve recently released to the Internet, as I was unable to get distribution for it and it’s about a year old now. That’s alright, because this film has screened in 3 film festivals: The 31st Atlantic Film Festival, the 35th Montreal Film Festival, and the 1st OUTeast Film Festival.
Update(several years later): This film has broadcast on Sky MyChannel during a short film program in Europe, and on 16mm.tv.
This film was made as a part of my second year film class with Solomon Nagler. It was one of three films selected by the exterior jury from the class pitches. This film was made on a $1000 budget, with plenty of help from the local talent in Halifax, NS. It was shot on-location in Head of Jeddore, NS, thanks to the generous Spalding family, who let us use their home as a location and base camp.
I wrote the script based on my own personal experience as a teenager, which made it extremely hard to work from. I went on a journey making this film, because at first, I was ashamed and afraid. My pitch to the journey was a self-conscious mess of nerves, but I am glad they were able to see through it.
If you like this film, please share – it depends on you to make it’s way around the World Wide Web!
Notable names of people who have worked on this film: Emily Jewer, Leslie Appleton, Stephane Sinclair-Fortin, Justin Tomchuk, Christian MacDonald.
This film is also available on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/28485468