Monday, July 28, 2008

Digital Painting

Well, its 2:48am and I know I should be working on a commission but yet and still here I sit updating my hopelessly UN-updated blog. I read somewhere once that this is a form of procrastination; where I choose to do something else that I should do, but is less important than what ever it is I SHOULD be doing at that given time... but I digress.


This is a digital painting that I did for a lady who wanted a unique logo animation. It was done somewhere in the range of 35-40 min. She loved it when she saw it, but when she saw the price tag that came along with it (and the website I created to go along with it), she said it was far too expensive and tried to haggle me down to a price that was about 1/5 of what I originally wanted. Needless to say she didn't get this animation.

From that day forward I started requiring a 20% deposit on every commission, not to mention I tell people the prices up front...


Anyhow here are the painting steps (Click The Play button to watch)

The song is "Blue Man Group - TV Song"

The Programs I used were:

Adobe After Effects (for the video)
Camtasia Studio (for the recording)
OpenCanvas 1.1 (for the painting)
Adobe Flash (for the embedding)

err, and I Think thats all.

Enjoy!








Here is the final still shot

Click to See A Larger Version

7 comments:

patbollin said...

Hey great to see you on board. I've really been enjoying my own blog. Although I don't do anywhere near as much with it as I would like.

I'm digging the vid. 45 minutes? I've got to speed up somehow.

A bit of crit: Bright text on a super dark background is super hard on the eyes. Thats web design 101, man. What's up?

wimPcheeSe said...

well its about freaking time you updated. way to go kelton! i remember you showing me this

andrewQuintiliani said...

I didn't even know you had one of these! Really sharp eagle btw. I wish I had more time for painting stuff.

Mike D. said...

Wow Lord Kelton. I see ur really kidda awesome!!!!!! But thats some nice work for real. 8^)

ChrisNeuenschwander said...

Where are them websites, and paintings?! Come on Kelton, you're slacking....

ChrisNeuenschwander said...

yea.. theres still nothing new here... im getting tired of waiting...

ChrisNeuenschwander said...

...now whats your excuse? The park has been closed for a week and a half now...