More on the card players here.
Another important thing: I do like to keep a maximum of 3 or 4 layers. For speed painting I do want to keep the brush flowing without having to stop and go up and down with layers all time. I also rarely use more than 3 or 4 brushes (including the custom brushes). Only when they will really save me time.For Chuck Berry I used a custom brush made previously for his shirt pattern. This saved some minutes from the total time.
One procedure I take differently from non-speed paintings is that with speed painting,I do spend more time painting the shadow and colors and quickly adjust some proportions in a later stage. This is very clear when you see the Chuck’s head at early stage and when I increased its size up.
This is to gain some more area to work on and have a more detailed surface when it is scaled down. You know, a raster larger detailed area may look good when you scale down, but a small picture enlarged is unlikely that will look as good.
Setting back the head proportions with all details added previously.
At later stage when I have most of the shadows and light spots of the image set, I do look at the clock and see how much time is left to 1:30 and try to make adjustments and add as much detail as possible.
Final Speed Painting
Today Jean Giraud (aka) Moebius the great master of comic book passed away at 73. Known for the “Blueberry” among other works in movies like Alien, Tron.
“There are two devices which can help the sculptor to judge his work: one is not to see it for a while. The other… is to look at his work through spectacles which will change its color and magnify or diminish it, so as to disguise it somehow to his eye, and make it look as though it were the work of another” -Gian Lorenzo Bernini