Monday, November 23, 2009

Crimson Dress Timelapse

Another timelapse film, from the latest painting. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Illustration & Design

With the focus of this site shifting increasingly in the direction of the fine arts, I've been needing a new place for all of my actual production work. Well, today my professional portfolio finally has a proper home with the completion of my new portfolio site, Zachary Knoles Illustration & Design.

Over there, you'll find my professional art: illustration, backgrounds, design, storyboards, etc. Back over here will be my personal work: paintings, short films, and this blog. Maybe it seems like an arbitrary division, to split my work thusly into two sites. But there is a reason. With one site now clearly marked as "the portfolio," the other one can be used for whatever I want. I find that freedom comforting.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Woman in the Crimson Red Dress

Latest painting. Was going for something like that old pulp paperback cover feel. Or something like that.

You can actually see the original thumbnail for this one way back in this post, second from the right. The pose changed along the way, that thumbnail was just for the colors. Sometimes that's all it takes, for me to want to take something to a finish.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Teal Nude Timelapse Video

I mentioned a couple weeks ago when I posted my latest painting that I'd been shooting timelapse footage of my painting process. I'm happy to say the footage did not come out terrible, and in fact looks pretty great.

You can see the finished painting here.

Total painting time was about 19 hours. The footage was shot with a Canon PowerShot A570 IS running CHDK firmware, using Ultra Intervalometer to take a picture about every five seconds. The unedited footage ran almost nine minutes, so I actually had to speed up the footage even further to bring it down to the four minutes it is now. In this final version, each second represents a little less than five minutes of painting time.

Also, my goodness, I have terrible posture.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Original Art for Sale

I have an announcement! I'm putting several of my original pieces up for sale on Etsy. Ten watercolor paintings from recent life drawing sessions are available in the store right now. Some of them are the ones I posted in the blog last week, and some of them are on view below. If you've ever wanted to own an original piece of artwork by me, now's your chance.

You can visit my store at this link:

Five of the pieces available for sale:

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