JeffJag is a Denver, CO psychedelic abstract artist who draws and paints while recording time-lapse and stop motion videos. Follow the daily updated progress on my TUMBLR Art Blog - http://artblog.jeffjag.com
This is animation progress 19, recorded on November 22th and December 6th, 2013.
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The drawing is called Amazing Realization, and it is an enormous pencil drawing on a 22" x 30" sheet of fine heavy bristol drawing paper. In the drawing, I use many 0.3mm mechanical pencils. I use mostly to HB and 2B graphite leads. I occasionally use paper shaders and erasers to blend the pencil, but again, the vast majority of it is hand shaded using a very careful amount of hand pressure.
Whenever I'm holding the pencil much further back from the tip, I'm allowing the pencil's own weight to press down on the paper which makes for very soft shading. I am also not a robot drawing robot, so I use erasers. I use the white plastic erasers that work so well with drafting pencils, and the rubber gray kneadable erasers you can form into shapes. I like those for lightening areas which have been filled in too dark, and to keep my pencils from rolling off my drawing desk when I'm not using them. I use a horse hair eraser brush to remove eraser shavings from the drawing without smudging my work. I sometimes use a latex glove on my left hand to keep the oil of my hand from getting on the paper, and for a similar reason, I put a sheet of paper under my drawing hand to keep from smudging parts I've already drawn while shading.
In November 2013, I started a Kickstarter to make prints of my new abstract pencil drawing, Amazing Realization. This is quite an epic project for me. On January 1st 2013 the Kickstarter was successfully funded at over 200% of my goal. Now I'm just working away at finishing the drawing and doing what I can to show the making-of process along the way. The backers get email updates with new photos showing the progress of the drawing the night I work on it, and I release the photo updates of the drawing daily on my Art blog, http://artblog.jeffjag.com
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I started this drawing in November 2012 (yes, twenty twelve) and I'm in the last stretch of drawing in of this video. So there's a lot left, but it's getting close. For this video alone (number NINETEEN), I captured 6,083 frames. Each of these frames was taken between 1 and 10 seconds apart. It varies due to the nature of stop motion and the complexities of drawing with one hand and capturing frames with the other hand. I'll have a rough estimate by the time I post the final time-lapse project video. Subscribe to my channel and you'll get it delivered right to you from the friendly YouTube folks.
SOUNDTRACK - "Somebody Knows" by JeffJag
I created the soundtrack using Moog Animoog and Propellerhead Figure apps on iOS. It was mixed in Audition. All composing, recording, sequencing, and mixing was done by myself specifically for this stop motion time-lapse video. The soundtrack is used exclusively for this video and is only available in this video. © & (p) 2014 JeffJag LLC, All Rights Reserved. The track is not available for download or for commercial purchase. (This notice is posted here as proof of my commercial use rights for the song I created just for this video.)
TIME-LAPSE and STOP MOTION
Stop motion and Time-Lapse are used at different intervals during this video. The first two videos in the series were shot at a frame every 5-8 seconds. Later on, I decided to get out my remote shutter release and you can see me holding the button in my left hand as I draw with my right hand. Starting with video 10, I use a wireless shutter release which is super awesome, and a latex glove on my hand to keep my natural oils from getting on the paper.