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speed paint 2015 02 01 by torvenius
speed paint 2015 02 01

Its been like a year I think. Well, daily speed paints are back - first swing at this in a long time.

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I start almost everyday with a speed paint to warm up the wacom board. I often film these speedies, to keep track on my process and see what I am doing right/wrong. I thought I might wanna start share these with you.

These are SPEED paints. I have a timer I set for 20 min, so most of my speed paints are around 20 min. If a speed paint takes more than 1 hour, I don't think it's a speed paint anymore, then it's an illustration.

I sometimes use my speed paints as start ups for other work, and it's kind of sweet to have a huge folder with "sketches" to choose and pick from if you're running low on ideas some times.

also, there are always things you see as soon as the time is up, that you realize you should have done different, and there are always loads of stuff you miss or do wrong. But the important thing is just to nail something, a feeling and basic design in 20 min. This one is done in 23 min.


Q: you should have music on your clips?
A: I record these as a quick note. I simply dont have time to put music over it, and edit these. It takes enough time already to make them and upload them on a daily basis

Q: What program/tablet do you use?
A: Photoshop CS6 and and a wacom Intous 4.

Q: Where did you get your custom brushes?
A: from everywhere. friends and internetz, a mix

Q: Can you share your brushes?
A. I will try to put together a pack and share/post via my homepage in the future, I will not email you specifically with my brush-pack. No, regardless how many times you ask.

Q: Do you know when you start what it will be?
A: No, almost never. I go with the flow and it often changes under the process. Thats why it often turn out like poop. sometimes it take 85% of the time to just find some interesting to take further.

Q. At *insert random number* min/sec in the clip, you do this and that and I cant really see what is happening, do you mind to tell me about and explain it all?
A. No I am sorry no (I don't have the time to sit and write x number of ppl personal tutorials etc - further on, there will be properly done video tutorials from me). What you probably is asking me is the coloring thing I often do. It is just color on a separate layer on top of the image and then I go thru the different layer blend-modes.

Q. You should have commentary over your clip?
A. I will make proper full length tutorial further on. these are just quick uploads.

Q. You should work for gaming Industry?
A. I do

Q. Why just all this speedies?
A. read above info again - for more work:

I am open for freelance work. If you need my services feel free to send me a note or email at

As long as it NOT VIDEO GAME/digital game based I am up for it - any other publication, card game, logos, cover, illustration, rulebook interior art, RPG, concept art or even custom commissioned sculptures -  its all good.

Some quick bullet points:

PLEASE do not email and ask me to make work for a video-game or game for a digital media, I simply just can't.

PLEASE do not email and ask me for working for free or close to 0 budget, it's a waste of my time reading your email and waste of your time writing it.

PLEASE do not email me and propose its beneficial for me to get 0 pay from you but great exposure from doing stuff for your project/homepage/game/publication whatever. I f you want to make an interview of feature me - thats something else.

I take down-payment on all gigs (unless rare occasions).
cheers Axel

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  • Listening to: EBM
  • Reading: Occult stuff
  • Watching: japanese bdsm
  • Playing: dead space
  • Eating: sushi
  • Drinking: martini and vodka


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axel torvenius
Current Residence: Uppsala, Sweden
Favourite genre of music: EBM, Neofolk, Death Rock, Goth & Industrial
Favourite photographer: Witkin, Santarineross & Lithium Picnic
Favourite style of art: Anything related to death and sex
MP3 player of choice: winamp
Shell of choice: the human body
Wallpaper of choice: Arty ass
Skin of choice: Pale white, almost transparent
Favourite cartoon character: TOTORO
Personal Quote: l o n g l i v e d e a t h



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krakeart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  New member Professional General Artist
You have a great style! I like it!
trackrunner49011 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Nice weapon concepts!
nbear1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Hey I was wondering what brushes do you use in photoshop? are they custom brushes that you made or downloaded or are they just stock brushes that can be found in the menus? 
MissViscid Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You made the cover for Grendel - Chemicals & Circuitry? Wow! I loved it when I saw it first .. actually it was the reason why I bought the CD and became a little fan of Grendel. ;-)
Impressing stuff - you have a good eye and taste!
Helios437 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday mate!
Koenken Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
NemoAlleinTraumwelt Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014   Digital Artist
happy b-day genius ^^
AlienoidToxikoid Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
happy b-day :D
MSCajax Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy birthday.
Chigiri16 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Zum geburtstag fiel Gluck, zum geburtstag fiel Gluck, zum geburtstag lebe Torvenius, zum geburtstag fiel Gluck! Und fele mehr! Happy birthday!
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