7th July 2012
Finally!!! it's been so long but I finally got myself to do my first ever 'speed painting', or rather, what I THINK a speedpainting is, although I have no idea why it's called that, coz it takes forever. I took exactly 1 hr 6 mins, but from now on I'm gonna have to set an alarm. When it rings, I will stop, no matter how finished the painting is or at what stage it has progressed. Tomorrow it'll be 45 minutes and then I'll try to stick to 30 mins. It hurts! :-s I learned so much by doing this. Lighting, understanding color, tones and values. I think I can proudly say I'm pretty happy with this one, especially since it's my first.
The original photograph
My version in 1 hour.
From this I conclude two things - I need to have a better control on tones and saturation especially.
I constrained myself a lot. I have used only the brush tool to paint this. No burn or dodging, as much as it itches me to do this. And no color correction. It is also painted on only 2 layers.