SPEED CREATING


I'm a master of wasting time. I'll sit down, ready to create and before I know it, hours has passed reading news, playing games on facebook and before I know it I'm all out of time and energy. Time and energy wasted.

So 3 times this week I sat down in front of the computer and had decided beforehand that I would give myself 30 minutes to create something before I let facebook etc. distract me. 30 minutes of drawing, painting and adding layers of interest. It might seem easy enough but when you are the type of person that tends to get carried away over some small detail, it turned into a real challenge.
There are so many details in this that I hate. I really wanted to go back and change them (I mean just look at that shadow on the butterflies) and I knew that this was going to happen. So to prevent me from going back and add stuff, once the 30 minutes was up, I would save as a jpeg and delete the original file. Madness I know - but also very necessary. 
Overall my pages turned out a bit more 'messy' than my usual style. It might have had something to do with the canvas size I chose or perhaps just the mindlessness of creating with a time restriction. Whatever the reason they turned messy - and that's possibly my favorite part of them. Go figure!
This is probably my favorite and it might have something to do with that I decided not to give her any hair. Hair is always such a tricky part and certainly something I should practice but in these 30 minute sprints there simply wasn't enough time. 

I talked a few weeks ago about finding my own style and I do believe that these speed creations have started to show what might turn out to be my personal style instead of a 'simple' copy/paste. It's getting there. 

This post will be linked up to Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Every Day and Kim Dellow's Show your face.

Comments

  1. Your faces are all FABULOUS, what lovely work you have made this week. Great ideas. Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Great faces all, my fav is the last one. Love the colours you used.

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  3. wow - fantastic faces - love them all! Gill x

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  4. I think these faces are incredibly beautiful. I have probably said before that I think you are very talented, but your style is really blossoming in these portraits. I love what you call the messiness of them so much. I agree with you in loving the final one the most, to my mind they are all superb and I would have been proud if I had created them! xx

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  5. I really love all three of these equally-great job!

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  6. There's a life and a spontaneity in all of these - maybe what you're using the word "messy" to describe... but I love the results you got from giving yourself the time discipline and not allowing yourself to go back and fiddle with them. The last one is my favourite too, but I think they are all so expressive.
    Alison x

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  7. I think it would be harder to convince myself to work if I had to be working on creating digitally... it is so much easier to turn off the screen and get into it with paint... glad you did as these are lovely...

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  8. I really admire anybody who does digital work. All of these faces are so pretty....".messy", you say........"artistic" I say

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  9. These pieces are wonderful. I admire anyone who can do artwork digitally. I'm an old-school girl! :D Needless to say, your artwork is just lovely.

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  10. These are stunning girls...all of them whether you like them or not....the full picture is beautiful!! I love the second ones eyes and the green is beautiful and yes you are finding your very own style...these girls would be recognizable as yours!! I love digital artwork, but these look painted too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  11. I know what you man about getting on the PC and then the day is gone or the creative flow has disappeared. However your faces this week are wonderful. You are to hard on yourself. LOL Have a great weekend
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  12. 30min? No way! Amazing work. Love them. Thanks for joining in Show Your Face and for the shout out too. Kx

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  13. I paint with Rae Missigman's 15 Minutes of mixed media. She gives herself 15 minutes to paint an art journal page.I tried but always went over. But the showing and practicing has helped me start finding my style. I think this is a great practice and if you continue your style with come shining through.

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  14. Wow, that's quite an achievement to do this in 30 minutes! I especially love the second piece. I agree with Diane: working with a time limit is great practice to find your own style.

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  15. I love everything about these...especially the splatters and 'messiness!' beautiful...

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  16. "once the 30 minutes was up, I would save as a jpeg and delete the original file. " This is all digital???? Oh, wow, I have a lot to still learn.

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