Speed Paintings

Speed Painting is known as a time-lapse video featuring the construction of an image by an artist taking you behind the scenes of an illustration. It is primarily a digital art form whereby the image is hand-drawn and rendered using a tablet and graphics editor such as Photoshop or Painter. Artists may use their imagination or take direct inspiration from a live scene or recreate an image depicted in a photograph. Whilst the artist works on the illustration, their actions on the computer screen are automatically captured and compiled into a real-time video. This recording is then accelerated, thus giving the term Speed Painting.

Here is a collection of incredible speed paintings showing you the process behind some of the most breath taking paintings on the web.

Speed Painting the Mona Lisa by Jason Baalman

Using MS Paint. Illustration took 2 hours 30 mins according to the artist.

Speed Painting Spiderman by Nico Di Mattia

Speed Painting A Dragon by Chris Scalf

Speed Painting Batman by Manlio Noto

Speed Painting Ironman by Nico Di Mattia

Speed Painting Ironman by David De León Luis

Speed Painting Optimus Prime by Nico Di Mattia

Speed Painting Adriana Lima by Massimo Mastromarino

Speed Painting Jennifer Love Hewitt by Nico Di Mattia

Speed Painting Beyonce Knowles by Steven Maguire

Speed Painting Hank Moody by Steven Maguire

Speed Painting Indiana Jones by Steven Maguire

Speed Painting Jack sparrow by David De León Luis

Speed Painting Petra Nemcova by David De León Luis

If you have other cool speed painting videos please post the links in your comments.