Video: Making of “Story Time”

Sped up screen capture of me painting “Story Time,” which is the first piece in my cartoon drawing series “Single Mother of Dragons” based on Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons from Game of Thrones. I relied very heavily on the Photoshop pen tool for this piece, but I cut out a lot of that, since it’s just hours (or, sped up, minutes) of tweaking and re-tweaking the curves of the lines. I hope you enjoy!

The awesome music box soundtrack was created by Thiago Rodrigues, and the full version can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWTxtqDX3sE. He’s done some cool music box renditions of other songs on his channel, which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBEWc2MDiarU0sVkM3GwxNw

Video: Making of “Mother and Son”

I just launched a new YouTube channel devoted to visual art stuff. Here is the first video on the new channel. It is a screen capture of me painting “Mother and Son,” a fan art piece from the Game of Thrones series.

One of the biggest challenges on this painting came from the fact that this is not simply a recreation of a still from the show. That meant I had no direct photo references to work from. As you can see in the video, there is a lot of smudging, shifting, and repainting as I examined dozens of different photos to figure out exactly how the characters would look at this angle.

The video is 40 hours of painting sped up to around 4 minutes. Enjoy!