I have been wanting to make a video like this for a long time. My entry to the Derwent drawing competition seemed like the perfect opportunity.
So have a watch...
I want to make more of these. I get such a kick out of watching it all happen in fast motion. That was around 6 hours of footage condensed down into nearly 6 minutes. I didn't film everything so I guess the whole thing took me about 10-12 hours. That is not including the time I spent tinkering in photoshop to create a rough mockup.
|I changed a few things after making this and if I had the opportunity I would add a gazillion more.|
It's hard to decide whether seeing it all sped up makes it seem like it was less or more work than it was!
The watercolours were a challenge but I hit a groove and somehow managed to cruise through. I mostly use watercolour pencils for drawing because I find them softer and nicer to work with - they blend well. I hardly ever use water with them though. For this drawing I decided to break out the brushes...scary stuff! I don't know how other people use them but I opt for a 'paint' palette to help me mix colours and work in detail. In the end I find it hard to throw away my piece of paper with all of its little splats of colour. Look at how pretty it is!
The schizophrenic in me starts to see weird and wonderful things in the blobs of arranged colours. In this paint palette I see d'Artagnan, one of the Three Musketeers, holding a bunch of roses and stabbing a pumpkin! What do you see?
See my vision after the jump...
|I know...how did you not see it before?!|