One of the things I love doing most is speedpainting. When I first started, there was a lot of trial and error. For the first ones I did, I wasn’t sure about the subject, about what it will be. But I practiced a lot and found my voice.
With time I would usually start by thinking about the themes I wanted to work on. Not every time, though. Sometimes I would just start drawing and then, in the process, I would find out what the painting is about. That’s the crazy thing about speedpainting: it just takes you to places you never knew you were going!
I think the most important thing to know about speedpainting is that you need to work without thinking of time limits. It’s much better to let yourself go, let yourself create in a crazy rush and see what comes out of it. Start drawing something, even simple lines crossing each other, it doesn’t matter. The more you do it, the easier it will get and this way you’re sure to get something original.
The best thing with speedpainting, for me, was that by exercising every day, doing at least one speedpaint a day, it changed my way of creating art and it affected my style. In the beginning, for example, my style was rather raw, but now, after a couple of hundred speedpaints, it is really different. It’s cleaner and crisper.