June 6, 2007

A Little Painting



Here's a bit of fun... at least I had fun making it.

I'm experimenting with making movies to show how I create illustrations. I figure if I ever do presentations, it'd make for an interesting mix in the digital slide show. There's no reason a digital slide show couldn't include movies these days. It's all done in iMovie, which I find is very fun to work with.

The music is a bit sappy, but that can change. I tried the 'Ken Burns Effect' on the still photos... that's always interesting.

I could imagine making movies about the rough sketches, the finish pencils, making changes, using InDesign... and more of a step by step process of how it'd all be done. I'll definitely need better lighting and a tripod. It's hard to paint with one hand and hold a camera with the other!

There's just something about watching an artist at work...

11 comments:

Don Tate II said...

cool! So you're scanning them in and adding effects in Painter? Thanks for sharing

ChatRabbit said...

I love this!
Similar question- SO, you draw by hand, scan in the line, then paint, then back to the computer for effects? I didn't realize you still use so much "traditional" stuff!

John Nez said...

Thanks for the kind words....

I do 90% of my drawing & painting on real paper... but both the drawing & painting both have a trip through my 'Digital Maytag' before the final product comes out.

Makes life easier and more interesting! It's actually Photoshop that I use... I tried Painter but found it a bit harder to use.

:0)

roz said...

LOVE IT!~

gail said...

Wow! A movie is even better than pictures. Nice job with that. Fun seeing how you work.

gail

Anonymous said...

This is just too cool! I love seeing this kind of thing.

Sam said...

That was great - my daughter was watching over my shoulder making 'oooh and ahhh!' sounds - she loved it!
(so did I - thanks!!)

John Nez said...

Thanks! Nothing like a crowd pleaser.

I think I finally figured out what that music reminded me of... the theme song to 'Queen for a Day'!

LOL!

lorna said...

That's great! Thanks for showing us. I look forward to more of your movies.

Deb Johnson said...

Thanks for sharing this. I'm a fan of Photoshop over Painter, too. Also, YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED! I was tagged by Sherry Rogers...if you'd like to play, please visit my blog to see the rules!

PG said...

Marvellous, I have been engrossed, especially when you were actually painting! (There is Nothing like watching someone else work!)