Sometimes it is the journey and not the end result that matters. Have you ever wondered how an artist actually creates something from a blank white piece of paper or canvas (or even blank computer screen)? I tend to search for these videos to see particular techniques, especially in digital art creation, but I always end up mesmerised by the videos and forget entirely about what I am trying to learn.
Theme – Time-lapse Drawing
Here are some time-lapse drawing videos that I found. I am embedding the videos from Youtube and Vimeo directly on this page below (hopefully it does not cause problems) and including what info I could find from the artist as links with each. Three things… One. Try and watch in high definition when available. Two. While the videos are great, sometimes the music is a bit crap – no-one ever said visual artists had to have any taste in music – you may want to turn down the volume. Three. I am not sure if all of these videos will play on an iPad or iPhone, Youtube & Vimeo are usually good at detecting non-Flash based requirements but I have not tested them… Have fun.
Here are a few time-lapse videos of artists using traditional media.
Elfandiary (Pen and Markers)
Igor Kazarin (Dry brush)
I wish there was a higher resolution of this one to watch – the dry bush technique is difficult to really appreciate at this res.
Maria Björnbom-Öberg (Markers)
I learnt how to use markers in design college, and I could mock up a design pretty well, but I was never that good.
Natalia Stefanek (Pencil)
David Jamieson (Various Media)
Portrait Art (Charcoal)
The following videos are likely to confuse those of you who have never used a MAC/PC with a digitiser tablet & pen to draw anything. One day when I grow up I will get myself a Wacom tablet! Oh yes, and those of you purists out there – digital painting is art – you just don’t get all messy! Hey kids, unless you are already loony, don’t try this kind of art with a mouse.
Click on the link above to go to his youtube page with many more videos