11 new hours in 30 seconds (Pastel city)

A while back I did a post called 11 hours in 30 seconds, showing a digital drawing I made of a cartoonish street. It looked like this:

Digital bird street

It ended up standing alone on my page, so I decided, since making the first one were such fun, to try and do another one.

In the new drawing I wanted to practice drawing people.

I saw a technique I wanted to try where you basically just make out the outlines of a human being, and start drawing in the details from there on.

This worked out quite nice, and, having drawn up a few people, I needed to put them somewhere. So I made a street for them to stand on and a city surrounding to put them in.

Being done with this the real work was about to start, as every person, buidling and street needed some colour and additional shadowing.

So I set to work, and the hours just piled up.

Funnily enough I ended up using about the exact same time drawing this one as the last one.

After about 11 hours of drawing in total (not continuously..) my head ached a bit, but I could finally put the pen down and have a look at the final result. This is how it looked:

Pastel City

I think it ended up rather nice. Since there’s a lot of pastel colours in the drawing I’ve given it the name “Pastel city”.

When it came to the time-lapse video I couldn’t be any worse than last time, so here is a 30 second summary of all 11 hours over the Ipad:

8 thoughts on “11 new hours in 30 seconds (Pastel city)

  1. This is brilliant, I loved the video, it’s so strange how we all do things differently. You do lots of straight lines in your drawings. To be honest, I don’t know how to do straight lines 😬 I do my digital just as I would if I was painting on a canvas. I’ve only just started using stencils to get a proper circle for my moon paintings. I love how everyone has their own style.

    1. Thank you, Elaine. I really appreciate the positive feedback 🙂 I’ve struggled a lot with painting humans, actually. So I’ve adopted a style where you basically make a ruff outline of a body using straight lines, and then fill in the details from there. You can probably see it in the video, even though it moves rather fast 🙂 It sure is interesting how we all have our own style. Even though I don’t have a very conscious mind about my own one 🙂

      1. When I started drawing people I did like a stick image then rounded them out. I now sometimes trace around a body shape which has taught me how to do it easier in freehand. Someone once told me that I had my own style and they would recognise it anywhere. I couldn’t see it then but I do now 🙂

      2. I think your work is much better than you think it is. Not many other artists share their knowledge on here, life would be so much easier if they did! It’s trial and error and building up our own confidence 😉

      3. Thank you 🙂 It’s very nice to hear that from someone that isn’t “obliged” to say so. I try to show my worst moments in the same way I show my best moments, but it’s a lot harder to put it out there. I know I like it when other people do it. It makes even the best artists a bit more human 🙂

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