Saturday, June 24, 2006


Another WIP timelapse video, this time for Illustration Friday's topic 'Rain'.

You'll notice at a couple of stages I flip the canvas. This is a good way to spot mistakes because it gives the artist a new perspective on the drawing. Although, no matter how much I flipped it, the guy still looks like a dork. But hey, he's standing in the middle of a downpour grinning away, so he can't be too clever.

A clearer, hi-res version of the video can be found here.


Blogger Alexiev said...

Que buenos trabajos... increible verlos en funcionamiento...
Saludos desde buenos aires...
best regards...

1:52 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Gracias, Alexiev.

Usted dibuja grandes ilustraciones!

2:09 AM  
Blogger Sr. Gris said...

It's really fantastic be able to see the whole process. Nice work Chris.

4:46 AM  
Blogger carla said...

That was really cool! It's fun to see the whole process.

5:45 AM  
Blogger Elisabeth said...

Wow, LOVE watching those videos, hope you put up more! :)

7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Agree With Elisabeth......................Lou

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's pretty slick. Did you use Painter or Photoshop on that? I'm going to check out the rest of your blog right now. You've got yourself a new reader.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Tatiana said...

I really like the drawing, something out the simplicity of black and white gets me. The video is a great addition too.


8:46 AM  
Blogger Willie Baronet said...

Awesome. I'm soaked.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks everyone! Glad you all enjoyed it.

Ryan- Drawn in Photoshop.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Jeremiah McNichols said...

I just blogged about your site here (direct link) on my blog, Think In Pictures (general blog link:

Thanks for putting out a great blog.

10:33 PM  
Blogger stp-illustrations said...


11:13 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Jeremiah- Many thanks, for the write up on your blog. Very much appreciated.

Also thanks to the 'Drawn!' blog for the write up as well.

stp- Danke!

11:24 PM  
Blogger Weichuen You said...

I love the joyful look on his face against the rain. Really beautiful.

11:41 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Miragee.

Some nice pics on your blog. Good luck with your quest to become an illustrator. Keep at it!

12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was the most fun I have had so far today! Thankyou! I really enjoyed the whole show! Please do more!

1:08 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks, catraven.

More on their way...

1:50 AM  
Blogger Christine Lim said...

Thank you for the demo and tips! I am a fan of your work. You are superbly talented.

By the way, how do you capture the process? What program do you use? I think it's a fabulous way of helping others to draw. :)

2:00 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Christine!

I use a screen capture program called SnapZ Pro to record my onscreen tutorials.

To create the timelapse effect, I playback the movie on my desktop, rerecording again in Snapz, while I drag along the 'play' arrow in fast forward. A pretty unconventional method but it gets the job done.

2:28 AM  
Blogger Ben Baker said...

Really cool! The rain effects are nice done!

2:37 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I like the dorky expression... he is standing in the rain after all. Neat having the video demos of your process, too! Thank you for such detailed posts!

5:26 AM  
Blogger studerdoodle said...

yous got skills!!!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

wow that was great. Thanks for sharing.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks everyone, for your comments. Always appreciated.

11:55 PM  
Blogger katzenjammer studios said...

amazing stuff. keep up with your great posts.

3:15 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Katzenjammer.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Da Ghost Prod said...

so wonderful ! real pro artwork ! i'm really "souffler". Bravo !!!!!

5:45 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Merci beaucoup!

J'apprécie vos commentaires.

9:03 AM  
Blogger arvindh said...

this is fantastic - great expression!

2:04 PM  
Blogger arvindh said...

and, by the way, the video rocks!@

2:05 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks arvindh x2!! :)

12:46 AM  
Blogger Skipton said...


love your work, in fact, I've got a book to illustrate so can you give me a call on 0416221522,



11:54 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

skip- apologies for never contacting you about this project. I'm not taking on any large outside projects at the moment. But thanks for the offer.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Matt Jackson said...

Have you know shame?
I thought we talked about this?
; )
Mr Wahl as always, it's a pleasure to be your agent.

Jerry Macguire

5:38 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Maddjax- Thanks, Matt.

Show me the Moneeeeyyy!! :D

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you using a Wacom tablet for this drawing?

4:40 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Yes I use a Wacom Intuos.

8:57 AM  

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