Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Round #1 : Speed Up!

I felt that I was taking way too much time on every single piece, and Edwin (a friend of mine) felt like he's too impatient and always rushing his pieces done. And so we came up with this crazy challenge thingy to push each other out of our comfort zones, and we'll probably be doing this for the whole of April.

Round 1: Speed Up - Finish 3 pieces in 5 days
Round 2: Slow Down - Spend 5 days on 1 piece
Round 3: Speed Up - Finish 3 pieces in 5 days
Round 4: Slow Down - Spend 5 days on 1 piece

But being the awesome procrastinator that I am, I think I did all three in a little over one day. OTL Brace your eyes.

Pink Marbles:


(I know. It looks like a bowl more than a cup. And so I phail.)

Mute Drownage:

All 3 were done entirely in Photoshop.

Argh, flaws all over the place! If anything, it was a pretty satisfying experimentation with styles, but I feel kinda guilty for not putting much thought behind these. Which also explains the 'failful' titles. Feel free to suggest cooler ones.


  1. "Pink marbles" is damnnnn awesome. i love harlequins!

  2. This is a great idea I should try this aprouch (of time spend on an image) for myself someday

    I really like what u do and how u seem to have a great style allready :)

    keep up the great work

    (ps I added a link to your blog on mine :) hope u don't mind)

  3. Hey, Brun!

    Of course I don't mind. Thank you for dropping by. :D

  4. You artwork is lovely! I'm so happy to find this blog :)

  5. yay! i love wips! :D feels like i'm dissecting another artist's brain.. almost. but let's not go there. good stuff yo!

  6. Em,
    I love seeing WIPs too and this is why I put mine up for almost every piece I make these days. Glad you like!

  7. Oh, what a wonderful idea! And what gorgeous pieces! The first one is my favourite. <3

    I think I might try for something like this! :D I, too, always spend far too long on a piece. I think it's because I always find it just so damn hard to let go, and to ignore all the mistakes!!

    I want to try to experiment with quicker, more spontaneous & looser stuff. It'll keep me on my toes.

    Good luck on your challenge!!

  8. Hey, it's you from deviantART! Thanks for stopping by. If you do start a challenge like this, do let me know because I'd love to watch. :D