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September 21, 2011
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Speed paintings - 09.21.2011 by jbcasacop Speed paintings - 09.21.2011 by jbcasacop
This is a series of speed paintings I did during down time. The scenes depicted here are all based on photographs I gathered from Google Images.

Why I did these paintings:

My objective here was not to copy exactly what I saw in the references but rather to "re-calibrate my color perception". It's not that there was something terribly wrong with it. I just wanted to be able to paint these by images mixing and utilizing the colors that I was seeing from the reference photos. In other words, colors based on my judgement. Throughout the entire process, I imposed three rules upon myself.

1. No using of the eyedropper tool to pick hues from the source images. The objective is to force the eyes to see and to paint and draw accordingly.

2. No zooming in on the source images. No zooming in on the actual paintings until the detailing phase which is about 1/4th of the painting process. The objective is to put the Gestalt theory into practice. In other words, to see the forest for the trees through avoidance of fixation towards excessive detailing.

3. Only a maximum of 2 hours per painting is allowed.

For the first time, I painted using not only the brush tool but also the lasso tool and the line tool. I have to admit that I've never done blocking as extensively as I did here. Nor have I spent a lot of time with color mapping in my previous paintings. When I started doing this series, I felt I was a little beyond my comfort zone. But I'm pretty happy with the results. I didn't expect to complete 4 paintings in a row.


Castle on a mountain - [link]
Misty forest - [link]
Tidal splash - [link]
Warm lit clouds - [link]

A big thank you to all the photographers whose pictures I used as references here. :)
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Matanuipwnsyou Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
may i buy the rights to this work?
Norvs Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow,.gawin ko din ganito practise,.
jbcasacop Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ayos yan sir! Patingin ako pagkatapos! :D
Jzzsmooth Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student
need 2 learn this stuff!!
jbcasacop Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure you'd be able to do it! :)
m00nly Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
add this to wallpapers on my netbook)
jbcasacop Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like them! :)
bard1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
love these types of studies:))) keep 'em coming!
jbcasacop Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ahahaha! Now that I'm done with my komiks! Masusundan ko na yang mga yan! Thanks man! Glad you like em! :)
SABOGSINTIDO Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
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