This has been really exciting - seeing these paintings spring up all over the blogs during the course of the day - and look, Jackie Hagan's in the mix - not content with creating her own zoetrope strip, Jackie's getting prepped as a concept artist - bring it on!I love Alice's image - a fantastia on a theme, but there are some darker more, primordial Christmas tree jungles in the mix; Jake's jungle looks rather menacing. Lucy - such lovely colours, but my fave is your first painting - loving all the rim light and sense of mystery :)Meg's created a proper winter wonderland and there's something about Nadia's final scene that makes me feel as if 'we three kings of Orient are' are about to ride through on their camels!Great stuff everyone - honestly, I think this is fab. The next theme for your CGAA Speed Paint challenge is already scheduled to go live on here at 9am tomorrow morning - so watch this space :)
ooo they're all so good :) I like Alice's... has a feel of Tim Burton's Christmas town... but I'm a sucker for Mojo-Jojo's snowy plaza :)everything about it is Christmas
Wow Alice's is stunning! The style and general design, sooo exciting.this was so much fun =)
was a fun exercise :) I really like jake's painting, the atmosphere he created is lovely and meg's too-I like the christmas-y feel to it :)
I Love all these, this makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, that's either because it's christmas theme or the qualities in the paintings are looking lush, spontaneous and superbly energetic. Jake, that's a cracker...
How arty and spontaneous! :-DRemind me to borrow a graphics tablet when I come in.
Pah! Who needs a graphics tablet!
These look amazing I'm sad I missed out today, oh well I'll be ready for tomorrow!
on your marks, get set...
What a great display of work!I love the vibrancy of both Sammy's and Lucy's pieces, and the atmosphere within Vikki's is lovely. I also love how the works of Alice, Meg, and Joey seem as if they belong on Christmas cards with their painterly styles.Excited to see tomorrow's theme and resulting works, Bring on day 2!
I know, I'm tempted to go into business with you lot - Greetings Cards for every occasion by CGAA! We could be millionaires! Can't wait to see what you lot make of tomorrow's theme... not sure your resulting images are going to be gracing any Christmas cards anytime soon... that's all I'm saying! :)
Oh - and did you see Photoshop Phil's response to todays Speed Paint Challenge? Go here for something very wintery and magical...http://www.phillhosking.co.uk/2012/12/20-minutes-in-christmas-tree-forest.html
I'm still truly in love with the idea and I'm loving all these uploaded works! Great stuff, everyone! : D
Hey Sam - look, you're in the mix, and I love your image; honestly feels like a Christmas card from the late 50s, early 60s - there's something a bit Mary Blair about it - especially that rather lost looking Santa!http://artofmaryblair.blogspot.co.uk/
Thanks you, Phil! : ))
These are so nice to see altogether..I like the sense of movement that comes from Stevie's painting.:)
agreed - Stevie P's forest looks like a pov shot from a rather inebriated reindeer - "why are all these Xmas trees spinning? Hic!" :)