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, itโ€™s so strange how we all do things differently. You do lots of straight lines in your drawings. To be honest, I donโ€™t know how to do straight lines ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I do my digital just as I would if I was painting on a canvas. Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

      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 couldnโ€™t see it then but I do now ๐Ÿ™‚

      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! Itโ€™s trial and error and building up our own confidence ๐Ÿ˜‰

      3. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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