'Somebody Likes Me' color drawing time lapse

Published March 19, 2022 62 Views

This song got stuck in my head somehow, and since I’ve had fun making these time-lapse videos, I had the idea to do a drawing based on the video working backwards from there. . The main goal was to draw with the Primsacolor Col-Erase pencils of colour on the Strathore Toned Grey sketch paper. The second goal was to practice hair, it’s quite tricky in color, I have found. I took lessons with graphite, but I’m totally self-teaching myself how to draw in colour, so I’ve been over-saturating a lot of my reference photos on purpose, just to get used to mixing the extremes on paper. My process has been to draw things in white/chalk as detailed as possible, then using a fixative to seal that, then draw in colour on top of that. I’m sorry I missed recording that part on this one. I also forgot to use the fixative, so this was a bit of a b-word to get through. I also hated it with the grey background, but then loved it after the 2 dark layers as the background. Lessons learned: (1) turn on the camera! (2) don’t forget fixative after base white layer (3) beware with the paintbrush-edge effect on grey paper (at least not with a the drop shadow effect).

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Gear:

I drew this using Prismacolor's Col-Erase pencils and a Cretacolor White Chalk pencil on Strathmore Toned Gray Sketch Paper, finished with layers of Krylon’s Gallery Series Fine Art Finish.


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Video:
Recorded with the iPhone SE (the old one) and IPEVO's VZ-R document camera. Video made with Davinci Resolve.



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Reference Audio/Video:
 Xillions - Somebody Like Me (Mark With a K RMX)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6NCaD9LjrI


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Disclaimer from Jim:
For purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.

I neither endorse nor condemn the subject matter of my drawings wholeheartedly, if at all. I'm trying to make the best drawings that I can, learning and having fun along the way, and hopefully these videos share a bit of the process.

Thanks for watching!

Jim


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