Monday, March 26, 2012

Clementine Still Life II, Full Movie



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This is the first full movie I'm going to post. I hope everything will work (download/paypal etc), bare with me and let me know if it doesn't ... (josvanr A T gmail.com)
The movie contains more than 15 hours of painting. You can see the entire process of evolving the painting from start to end, with nothing left out. Also you can see what I'm doing on my palette as shown in the image. There is no sound in the movie (keep file as small as possible) but I added subtitles containting English comments on what I'm doing. I had use a fair amount of compression to make this possible, so some parts of the movie will look blocky, but the detailed parts will look fine and I feel this was the best way. So one way I imagine you use the file is to open it in your movie player and then fast forward until you see something interesting, or until you see a comment appearing at the bottom. Then just resume normal play. (Or watch the entire 15 hours of course.)
Note: the movie format is AVI/MPEG4. Playable on Win/Mac/linux with UMPlayer.
The movie is available for 7.5 Euro. Payment via paypal or credit card. Just click the 'buy now' button below and follow the instructions. The amount will be automatically converted to your currency. You will receive the download link in your mail a few minutes after the payment is completed.. The file size is 1.4 Gb, so downloading may take some time, depending on how fast your connection is.


If you have any difficulties contact me on josvanr (at) gmail [dot] com
I'll be happy to answer any questions that arise from the movie. Please post them here...

32 comments:

  1. This is great. It helps a lot understanding of the overall process especially with the comments and palet view.

    The framerate is quite low so it is a bit challenging to realy see the brush technique. I would be interested in a movie of a simple scene, like a single egg, apple or cherry at normal framerate and perhaps a bit more closeup.

    Anyway, thanks for putting this up and let us learn from it for such a reasonable price!

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  2. thnx .. FIRST COMMENT !!!

    Yes, for a 15h painting I needed to compress a lot and throw away frames in order to get a managable file size (Still I'm waiting for my provider's message due to 'fair use policy' for data amount..) Anyway, with a shorter painting time yes this is possible. Hope to do this some time soon....

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  3. That would be a great add. And yes 1.4 GB per download may raise concerns with your isp...

    Anyway, I followed your advice and used artist quality paint on Masonite primed with gesso I got better results. I think I sanded the gesso too smooth prebiously making the paint extremely slippery. I made reference pictures of a 'simple' apple lit using standard studio lighting. I help identifying key colors using Photoshop. It may sound like cheating, but it is a really nice way to identify exact colors and the areas they cover (using the magic wand tool). I then made a referene picture with swatches of these 6 or so colors and mixed my paint accordingly. The painting itself was a bit like thso called Carder method where you work from dark to light and keep the blending to the end.

    Still, putting highlights right on top of the wet paint remains challenging. I did not use medium in the first layer, but added medium to the highlights and was then able to lay it on top without mixing it with the first layer. I think this is where reology comes in, the science of flowing liquids...

    I plan to do one small, postcard like painting per weekend to go through the learning curve. Thanks again for sharing your inspirational work!

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  4. Nice to hear from you !... Ok yes, some texture helps to prevent the paint from moving when you put more touches on top wet into wet. Also, blending is easier then. Canvas is too course for me, but lately I've been using 'grey' cardboard to paint on. This has a slight texture.

    Yes, I also sometimes use Gimp's 'posterize' function if I get confused about tones. Discretizing the tones / colors can help, because I think the visual system has some particular ways in dealing with smooth gradients (many optical illusions based on that), making it difficult to estimate the tone/color. Drawback is that, although the photograph is quite good, in my experience there are always small differences compared to what we see in reality. Reflections that seem a bit stronger in reality, or whatever. But it's a good learning tool......

    Ok, 'happy painting' and keep me posted.....

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  5. Hello. I purchased the download yesterday and also downloaded the VLC player. I was only able to play the first seven minutes of the download (up until you begin to wet the cardboard after mixing colors). then the video appears to run out. It stops and if I try to resume playing it simply starts over. I wonder whether I was able to get the entire download? If not, how do I go back to the download and try again since my order has already been processed through PayPal. I'm eager to see the rest of the download and have followed your daily paintings for over a year now. Keep it up! Laurel

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    1. hello Laurel. Thnx ! Yes it sounds as if the download wasn't complete. I just sent your the download link. Please let me know if you have any more problems.........

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  6. Thanks for sharing. Now if I can just learn this method. At least I am inspired. I tried one of your eggs, and it went not too bad. Your method of sharing is both inspirational and compelling.

    I had no trouble downloading, paypal is flawless, and the video plays very well on RealPlayer.

    - David

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    1. thnx, that is nice to hear ! I hope to post more soon............

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  7. Hi,

    I had just paid for the download through paypal as a guest and started downloading.When it was 335MB download there was a power shut down and I could not resume the download. When I tried the link on the page it is not working.What do I do??My Receipt ID.
    2838-0396-7038-9511
    Asha Shenoy,
    Bangalore
    India

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    1. hi Asha, thnx... I just sent you the link again........ Jos

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  8. Jos, wonderful job on this video. I've scanned through it and can see there is a lot of information that will be helpful to me. Though I don't have the patience for photo realism, there is plenty to be learned and used in my own style of painting. Thanks.

    Will have to look at getting the other videos.

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  9. Dear Sir hope you are well. I find your videos to be very useful. Wll buy all of them but I was wondering if you have any full length ones for portrait painting. It would be great as I really wish to be a portrait artist.
    Best regards
    Naureen
    Dubai

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  10. Dear Sir hope you are well. Love your videos and will buy all of them as they are very helpful. Just wondering if you have any full length videos on painting portraits?
    Regards
    Naureen
    Dubai

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  11. hi Naureen,

    thnxx... No portrait yet, but it will appear some time in the future....

    Jos

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  12. hi Jos..

    i just wanna thank u for these amazing toturials and i really want u to make some portrait toturials tho .. i'll be glad to get them all.. just think about it please, btw u dont need to get a model just paint from photo that will be awsome. :)

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    1. hi. Ok I will. And I don't mind asking a nice model ;-)

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  13. Hi Jos
    what kind of bristle do you use??
    is this an only one session??

    Regards.
    Phil

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    1. I'm using very cheap chinese bristles (brandless) from Xenos. The painting was done in 3 days, but I kept it in the fridge at night to keep the paint wet....

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  14. I just ordered my second video from you.
    After the difficulties I had with downloading and playing your first one.
    I never thought I would want to go through that aggravation again.
    Well, now that I have those issues resolved and watched the first tutorial “egg”
    I can not tell you how much I enjoyed it, and had to download another one.

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and talents.
    It is greatly appreciated.

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    1. Thnx!!! Well, glad you managed to get it. A download manager like www.flashgot.net will help. And never hesitate to drop me a note if you need help........

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  15. I have your still life videos - they are simply fabulous!

    Please consider doing a figure or portrait cideo

    Dick
    San Francisco

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    1. Hello Dick,

      Happen to be working on that ! Hope to post it some time soon...

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  17. Fantastic paintings, I really liked your paintings.

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  18. Hello Jos
    I bought the video Tutorial Full Movie Clementines, Transaction ID: 6T452855T5341563E, and still not get the video.
    thanks
    Jo

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    1. hello,

      it is probably in your spam box. Please send me an email and I will reply to you directly with the link.........

      Jos

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  19. Hello Jos
    I bought the video Tutorial Full Movie Clementines, Transaction ID: 6T452855T5341563E, and still not get the video.
    thanks
    Jo

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  20. Really nice blog. Hope you succes. Thx.

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  21. hi Jos just bought your clementines tutorial through paypal transaction id: 278735108X731722G, how can i receive it?

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    1. hello, I cant seem to find a transaction with that id. The link should have been sent to your mail address corresponding with your paypal account. Can you forward me the mail you got from paypal please? That might clarify things. (pls forward to josvanr (at) gmail.com

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