On Wednesday the conditions were finally right for me to sit down and create my first, serious speed paint video. Last night it was cut, polished, titles and music added and today I uploaded to my YouTube account for you to enjoy.
For this video I choose to colour a picture from Lizzie Mary Cullen’s ‘The Magical City’. This is one of my favourite colouring books and I used this book for my first video book review which you can also find on YouTube. I’m still a novice at handling a camera so there were some initial issues… wrong settings, camera switching off every eight minutes because I had the wrong settings. There is a very small piece of colouring near the start which is missing because I didn’t realize the camera had stopped recording… oops. After my wonderful, tech savy husband looked over the equipment for me everything was sorted out. Next videos will not be fraught with the same issues although, knowing me, I’ll probably invent new ones. After three hours of colouring I had a pile of raw footage to render and this is where my abilities come to a grinding halt. Here’s were my husband stepped in again with his awesome editing skills. With his help, and staying up way too long after midnight, we cobbled together a 7:40 minute long video which we’re both very pleased and proud of.
This video demonstrates how I go about colouring a picture using Derwent Inktense pencils. Inktense pencils are amazing. They differ from watercolour pencils in that their cores are made up of acrylic ink. This means that they dry both very bright and water proof. I use them loosely, throwing patches of colour, highlight and shade approximately with the pencils and then refine the picture with an aquabrush. I use an aquabrush as I feel I have better control over the flow of water than with a conventional brush but that is my personal opinion. (I use the Kuretaki fine tipped aquabrush for those who want to know.) The video shows the process very much sped up. I have plans to cut isolated scenes at normal speed and give a voice over tutorial for the process i used. Watch for these future uploads. 🙂
I have been promising this for some time now and I have finally delivered. Thank you for your patience and i hope you find this was worth the wait.