No 10 Time Lapse Watercolour Sketch – Sleeping Child
This week`s Watercolour Time Lapse is of a sleeping child, actually my elder Grandson. Through the years I have done many sketches and paintings of sleeping children. When my four children were babies I often did sketches of them whilst they slept, however I soon discovered that this was not infallible as children move in their sleep more often than we realise. I therefore learned to take “back up” photos to help if the child moved before I had finished.
This little sketch again took me about three hours continuous work in real time. Hope you enjoy the video and of course as ever please “Like”, “Share” and “Subscribe” if you enjoyed this video. As always thanks to my son at Cornwall DMC for his help in editing and putting together this video. Have a good week everyone and see you again next Sunday at 1530BST
This is Time Lapse Video Number 9 from my You Tube Channel (Carie Sauzé Paintings).
This is my latest video, so I hope that from now on I will remember to upload the videos every week.
My videos are released every Sunday at 1530 BST (or GMT in the winter!) on You Tube.
This week’s time lapse Watercolour is of Maker Church in Cornwall, which I thought was topical as it’s Easter. It’s a lovely church, but very cold in winter! It stands quite isolated on the crest of a hill ridge and can be seen for miles. To the right of the church, just beyond the trees, the graveyard opens out onto a wonderful sea view. There are beautiful walks from the church down towards Mount Edgecumbe House and grounds.
The actual sketch, again took me about three hours to complete. I added the St. George’s flag at the top of the tower, but regretted it afterwards as I made it too big and it doesn’t look right. Oh well that’s what sketches are for and I won’t make that mistake if I decide to work it up into a full sized painting.
I’m still working on making some “how to” videos. At present my aim is to continue with the weekly Sunday time lapses but to add occasional additional Friday videos, in which I will try out different content. Maybe do a time lapse of a full sized painting with commentary on how I go about the whole process from beginning through to completion.
As always please “like” and “share” if you enjoyed, and please subscribe. See you next Sunday at 1530 BST. Thank you again to my son for putting the video together.
This is Number 8 of my Time Lapse videos on You Tube.
This week’s time lapse is a watercolour sketch portrait of my cat, Phoebe. I have two cats. They are sisters and look almost identical. They are “rescue” cats from the BSPCA (Bahrain’s SPCA) and were adopted into our family over 11 years ago and flew back with us two and a half years ago when we relocated to the UK.
For this sketch I used two photos, one which showed Phoebe with her eyes open (a fairly rare occurrence as she sleeps a lot!) And the other photo, which shows the shape of her ears, plus a bit of background to add interest. I wanted the background to be stronger around the cat and fade off at the edges. If I’d been doing this as a finished painting I would have paid more attention to positioning it correctly on the page, but as a sketch it doesn’t matter.
I would normally have used masking fluid to mask out the white whiskers, but frustratingly I discovered that it had dried up, so I need to purchase some more, and I therefore had to use my white gel pen which didn’t work as well. In addition to the watercolour and white gel pen, I also added a few details with a very fine black drawing pen. Thank you for watching. Hope you enjoyed viewing the sketch and as usual if you liked it please “like”, and if you would like to see more please “subscribe” and “share”. See you next Sunday at 1530 BST.
This is Video Number 7 of my You Tube Time Lapses.
This week’s time lapse is of a doorway with wisteria growing around the terrace. I was probably a week too late as the wisteria was past its best, so I did add some artistic licence with some extra blossom.
I’ve had to use my son’s GoPro the last couple of weeks, rather than my usual camera as I was out in Spain and I couldn’t take my heavy tripod with me. So I had to have something lighter that would fit on the Gorillapod tripod, which, being so small does intrude into the picture.
This picture isn’t strictly just a watercolour as I added some pen and ink details to the shadows on the wisteria and the shadows between the leaves and blossoms. So really this is a “Mixed Media” painting. I did this sketch over a couple of late afternoons outdoors and thus the light does alter throughout the videos.
This is Video Number 6 on my You Tube Channel (Carie Sauzé Paintings). I think this is my favourite so far.
(APOLOGIES for the Typo in the title on the initial title page!)
Hi Everyone, this week’s timelapse is of a child on a bike. Actually from a photo of my middle son many years ago when he was learning to ride his bike. I was inspired to do this image because it has lots of “negative spaces” to think about. Using negative spaces really means thinking about the outline of the spaces in between the object and once you get the hang of seeing and drawing negative spaces it makes everything much easier to draw, honest!! However everyone finds this difficult to start with. It’s a bit like the famous picture which can be seen as a vase or two faces and flip flops between the two. Well hope that has given you something to ponder. Thank you again to my sons for their help. Hope you enjoyed the video and as ever if you did please “like”, “share” it and if you would like to see more “subscribe”. See ou next Sunday at 1530 BST And thank you for watching. Carie Sauzé
This is number 5 of my time lapse videos on ‘catch up’ from my you Tube Channel.
This week’s time lapse is of a local creek in Cornwall. I take lots of photos and crop them in Photoshop and then draw from this. These little sketches are often “try outs”, experiments to see if I want to work them into full paintings. I’ve decided that this week’s sketch would make an interesting full size painting. This small sketch took me about two an a half hours in real time. As always if you enjoyed it please “like” and “share” and if you are interested please “subscribe”.
Thanks as usual to my sons for their invaluable help and advice. Carie Sauzé
I am still trying to catch up with posting my You Tube videos on my website. I am now actually up to number 9 on You Tube so I will just go ahead and try and post them all this evening on here and then they will be up to date until next Sunday. I post my videos every Sunday at 1530 BST. I hope you enjoy them.
“This is a Watercolour sketch of some pink Orchids. This week’s sketch has been a bit of a challenge for me, as I dislocated my ring finger when I tripped crossing a road. I also managed to fracture the finger as a result of the dislocation, so it’s been a bit traumatic and painful, but at least it was my left hand and I am right handed! I started this sketch by drawing out the negative spaces between the central flowers and drawing and painting the backgroud first. Thst helped me to position the flowers better on the page. I painted a pale wash on the leaves and then the petals and this helped to know which bits would be pink and which green. I also painted in some masking fluid to keep the whites when it is removed at the end. I did add a few whites at the end as well with a white gel pen. AGain thank you to my sons, especially Peter who did lots of work on the upload this week. Thanks for watching. Please “like” if you enjoyed it and subscribe for more videos and share. See you next Sunday.
Happy Painting Carie Sauzé”
With thanks for the help in making and editing this video to Cornwall Drone Media Company
(Sorry I’ve got a bit behind with sharing my You Tube videos on my website! So I will try and catch up over the next few days. Just for info I publish a new video on my You Tube channel, “Carie Sauzé Paintings”, every Sunday at 1530 BST or GMT in winter.)
This is my third time lapse watercolour sketch. This time of a child. The actual sketch took about three and a half hours in real time to do. I am going to try to do an explanation video of the process that goes into these sketches soon, but if it doesn’t get done this week then at least there will be another time lapse next week. Hope you enjoyed watching this little video and see you next Sunday at 1530 GMT with more. Thank you for watching and if you enjoyed it please “like” it, feel free to “share” it and if you are interested in seeing more please “subscribe”. Thank you again to my sons for all your help, couldn’t have done it without you!
So here is the second time lapse video of my work. Again it is just a quick little practice sketch this time of a beach scene. My sons helped with putting the video together, but after watching a ‘how to’ video, I managed to add the music myself and even the fade out at the end, so I am learning. The production side is still quite in its infancy and so far I haven’t really got the lighting right, but one of my son’s has lent me a photographic spotlight, so I am hoping that will improve the lighting. The beach sketch took about three hours to paint. My intention is to post videos twice a week eventually, but last week I only managed the time lapse and never got the descriptive video done. Maybe this week I’ll have more time. I guess I will be trying out ideas and seeing if they work or not for some time.
I’ve worked out how to “schedule” videos on You Tube and will now post videos on Sundays at 1530 GMT and possibly additional videos on Fridays. Next week’s sketch is a Watercolour portrait. If it all works out and you enjoy the videos then please “like” them, and/or subscribe, and if you wish share them.
This is my first ever attempt at a time lapse video of my work. It is just a quick little practice sketch of a duck. I had a great deal of help from two of my sons with putting the video together and adding the music etc. The production side was a steep learning curve and took much longer than the sketch itself, but hopefully as we become more familiar with the production techniques it will become quicker and the quality of the videos will improve. The sketch took about two and a half hours and putting it together several days (although we were doing other things as well)! I am hoping to post videos twice a week, with a time lapse of a sketch and then a second video a few days later with a description of the painting process for the sketch in the time lapse, but for now I am just trying out ideas and seeing if they work or not. Additionally I also hope to occasionally make time lapses of the process of a full painting but that will have to be shot over a longer time span as for more complex paintings it can take me several weeks to complete a painting so it will have to be in “episodes”. I will try it out and find out if it works or not. so it’s all about experimenting to see what works. I’m also contemplating making up a beginners course in drawing and watercolour but that is just an embryonic idea at present and to start with I will concentrate on the quick “sketches”.
My present thoughts are to post videos on Sundays and Fridays but that might change. If it all works out and you enjoy the videos then please like them, and/or subscribe, and if you wish share them.