Where ideas come from? Let’s start here.

I get it. We all have to build up our visual library. That’s why we get stuck getting good at drawing the same things over and over again. If you find yourself drawing clouds the same way piece after piece, you’ve gotta work on that head library of yours.

So here’s a little solution I’ve come up with at least environment-wise. What better way to build up the good ol’ VL than to look at the world around us. No landscape is truly alien (Prometheus - Iceland). So why not look around? How? Google Streetview.

That’s right. Im going to be forcing myself to draw more kinds of biomes using this exercise. And I won’t get to choose because Mapcrunch is going to do the work for me.

So come on! Let’s get better together and join in! Everyone is welcome at every skill level.

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breathe-my-m asked:

Hello, i'm a 17 year old student from Italy, i study art and my teacher asked me to do this summer a group of works about modern illustrators, i was watching around theese days and i found your art, really interesting to be honest. Well, i decided to rapresent one of yout works, but there is one little problem. My teacher asked me to say something about the author, like how he works, if he works alone, maybe his age. I mean, can you tell me something like yourself? Like a presentation; thanks :)

Hey, thanks for taking the time to send me a message.

Well, my name is Kenn Yap. I’m 19 and I work as a freelance concept artist in Singapore. I work alone but I do so in the presence of some of my artist friends and we give each other feedback which is great.

Speedpaints.
Okay, I think that there’s a general misconception about speedpaintings. The sheer ammount of speedpaintings on Youtube delude many people into thinking that all artist paint STRICTLY like that. And then we all try to paint later on subconsciously trying emulate the speed of the sped-up videos. I know because this happens to me all the time. Speedpainting for me now is just for warm up. To get me going and get me focused. Then, I slow down, thumbnail, figure out my composition and perspective on my main piece. I hope this was helpful in some way :)KEEP ON PAINTING

Speedpaints.

Okay, I think that there’s a general misconception about speedpaintings. The sheer ammount of speedpaintings on Youtube delude many people into thinking that all artist paint STRICTLY like that. And then we all try to paint later on subconsciously trying emulate the speed of the sped-up videos. I know because this happens to me all the time. Speedpainting for me now is just for warm up. To get me going and get me focused. Then, I slow down, thumbnail, figure out my composition and perspective on my main piece. I hope this was helpful in some way :)

KEEP ON PAINTING