2022 July: Speedpaintings

I had a thought in the last week of July: why don’t I lay down some blobs of color on a canvas and see what kind of painting results from it?

I only got to do two paintings, but here they are. Both took around 25-30 minutes each and were done with various watercolor brushes in Clip Studio Paint.

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This one was painted on July 30th. This is only half of the original canvas; originally, the mountains extended further down and there was a river/pond. I eventually decided I didn’t like it, and cropped it out of the canvas.

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This one was painted on July 31st. I decided that the previous day’s palette was too boring, and I wanted to use more vibrant colors. That’s why this one is orange and yellow. I spent a lot more time on the clouds than on the mountains with this one.

Now that I’ve done these two, I can say I don’t particularly like the watercolor brushes. I think I’ll try out the oil paint & gouache brushes the next time I do something like this.

July 2018 Painting Practice

In July of 2018, I decided I wanted to practice digital painting. I made a rough sketch, inked that sketch, and then decided I’d paint it with a couple of different palettes to see what I could do with it.


This was way back when I was still trying to figure out how to paint, and what particular style I wanted to use. I’d seen plenty of people paint underneath digital inks and produce great paintings, so I wanted to try that out for myself.


This was my first attempt. I don’t remember where I got the palette from. I might have picked random colors on my own. I don’t even remember which brushes I used, though since I did this in Clip Studio Paint, I’m going to assume that I used the dense watercolor brush for at least some of it.

I still like this one. The colors are too smooth in some places (the grass), but the colors ended up pretty good overall. Also, I think the yellow sky makes it look ominous.

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This was my second attempt, which is kind of….bleh? I didn’t bother blending colors for this one or even trying to paint anything. Just blocked out the colors and left it like that.

I think the colors here are a bit too natural. Nothing actually sticks out.

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Third attempt. I like this a lot better than the previous one. At this point, I’d decided I wasn’t going to worry about blending, and focused instead on blocking out colors to see if they would work well.

And this one does work well! Even though the colors are still “natural”, they’re a lot bolder than the previous attempt.

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Fourth attempt. If I ignore the first actual painting, this is my favorite. It’s got all the colors I like the most! It’s also the most similar to the kind of digital paintings I do nowadays.

Perhaps…I should repaint this in my current painting style?

Ocean Overlook (2018-09-15)

Finished 2018-09-15.

This is a painting that was done before I developed my current painting style. It was done entirely in the Dense Watercolor & Oil Paint brushes in Clip Studio Paint, and took about an hour. Also, I did everything (except maybe the sky in the background?) on one layer.

I haven’t done anything like this since. Perhaps I’ll try doing another painting in this style sometime this year.