Sunday, August 8, 2010

possible painting

I got the itch to paint today so I snatched an egg from the fridge and had at in photoshop for about an hour until the light changed too much/I gave up. I'm moderately happy with it considering it's the first thing I've painted in quite some time.

Also for an hour I had a go at redrawing one of my guys from the meowmix post.

I also tried out some screen capture video stuff.
process of nightcat, =~18MB.

For those with mac os x, I found this sweet little auto screen capture program here for free. It's very bare bones and you edit the configuration file to change your settings instead of a windowed user interface. You just tell it how often to save, where to save, and what image quality you want and let the thing run - the only catch is you can't quit it like a regular application, you've got to kill the process instead. That's easy to do though so long as you remember you've got it running. I used the default of taking a screenshot every five seconds, batch resized them in photoshop to a width of 640px, and then imported them into frame by frame (also free). It was pretty easy to do and quality-wise came out pretty well :)


Nathan Franco Marques said...

cool stuff, are you by any chance a ringling student?

Elizabeth McMahill said...

why yes, yes I am.
Going to be a junior in a week and a half!

Brett Wharton said...

Thanks for doing the screencaps. It was fascinating to check out your process and different ways you experiment when sketching. Some other great recent work on your blog too. It's too bad some of your thugs with random school supplies weren't glued down permanently!