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Trial and Error

Speed Painting…What do you think?

March 8, 2007 12:18 PM

If we needed more evidence that viral video is for people with two much time on their hands, may I submit the latest viral video trend?

It’s speed painting. Remember those videos from last summer where someone would take a picture of himself every day for a year and then edit together, like one of those cartoon books where you flip the pages quickly to watch the images change? Now imagine doing that with Photoshop, but you watch the Photoshop process. Only faster.

Get the idea? Speed painting is sort of similar.

Here are a couple examples. The first one is long at nearly seven minutes, but weirdly transfixing. And the second one is mostly just odd.

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y14g50q4hQ0

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVqZVFf3B1A

So what do you think about Speed Painting?


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Comments (3)


Haha, I just watched that Scarlet one this morning! It's pretty neat, but not something I'd watch multiple versions of. Plus, I couldn't figure out why the artist kept darkening and lightening the picture over and over. Seemed unnecessary.


Did you think it really looked like her? I thought it did at times, but I kept waiting for it to really look like her and it never did.


Yeah, I thought it looked like her.

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