Sunday, 2 December 2012

Speedpaint Practise

After Friday's Photoshop classes I felt like practising speedpainting more. I wasn't aware of how frustrating it can be when there's not much time and no specific idea; too much thinking can block the brain and I think this is exactly what's happened to me.

                                                1.                                                           2.

                                               3.                                                                4.

This would be a really good idea to practise it everyday (even one sheet a day) in order to loosen up a little bit, as just with these four I can see the brain going more freely with every next sheet. 


  1. good stuff Sam, like that you've got overall colour schemes going on. Always good to fill in with a bold mood colour when starting, as it always burns through. Amazing what can be achieved in a short space of time..

    1. Thank you for the comment, Phil!
      I will remember about bold colours next time : )

  2. hey Sam - these are great, and yes 'too much thinking' can indeed 'block the brain' - because thinking is often procrastination when it's a quest for a ready-made or pre-existing solution - sometimes, it's just about producing enough work, quickly enough and freely enough to foster inspiration and glimpse a great idea (one amongst many others!). I love the idea of a speed-paint-a-day - do it! :)

  3. I really like your colour canvases. Especially pages 3 and 4. It would be great to see how your speed paints improve with one a day, please do it! :D