11 hours in 30 seconds..

As some of you may have noticed, I’ve started using Procreate to have a go at some digital drawings.

Mostly because I’ve been curious of how this medium works, but also because it’s so easy to pick up and lay down between the daily rutines.

You just pick up your digital pencil, and get to it..

Anyway, lately I’ve been using spare time during the day doing a coloured drawing. It’s actually based on my previous watercolour painting called “bird street”:

Suburban street 2

This time though, I wanted to add some more life to it. Digital drawings have the huge advantage that you can actually erase every stroke you make on the canvas.

This makes it feel a bit like cheating, and is why I still find the physical mediums the most charming.

But the digital format gives you the opportunity and courage to try and draw completely new things.

If it turns out bad, just remove it… right?

In the watercolour painting above I also wanted to add some more life to it, but I was just so worried I would ruin the whole painting, so I ended the session as it was.

Now I tried adding both a car, people and animals to the scenery.

I knew I’d used a lot of time drawing it when I was finally done, but when I checked the file on procreate I learned that I’d actually used about 11 hours drawing it in total…..

That’s a lot of time, and quite staggering when I’ve never spent a second of them bored with the drawing.

Luckily there’s a possibility to compress the whole 11 hour session down to a 30 second time-lapse video, which you can check out below.

I’m quite happy with how the whole thing ended up, and had a blast drawing it!


12 kommentarer om “11 hours in 30 seconds..

    1. I’m glad you like it, Michele☺ It is a lot of fun, and seeing the time-lapse video in the end is such a cool way to actually see your own work process from an outside view. I just made another drawing, which will be published in the weekend. Funnily enough it also took me 11 hours to finish☺

    1. Thank you! I really appreciate it 🙂 I haven’t thought about it other than that it would be a lot of fun. I still want to develop my skills at painting though, both oils, watercolour and acrylics.. Sadly there’s just to little time to do everything at once, so now I guess I’m in a digital period 😀

      1. I think you have a good eye for perspective, and you create engaging compositions. That and the combination of your storytelling abilities is a good foundation for working in illustration/animation.

      2. I’m so glad to hear that! I’ve tried on some occasions to create a story in a drawing, and I’m really pleased if some of it actually gets through to someone. Perspective is an area I’ve been using a lot of time on lately, and I hope to be able to use the basics in all my groundwork 🙂 It’s really motivating to get positive feedback on something I’ve spent time trying to improve 🙂

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