If any of you have tried your hand at painting, you probably know how difficult it is. There are those who have a knack for it, such as Agnes-Cecile, and then there are people like me… people who are better off admiring the artistic works of those far more talented than myself. If anyone ever needs child-like drawings of dinosaurs or aliens, I’m your man.
Silvia Pelissero, who goes by her artist name Agnes-Cecile, has quite the gift for watercolor painting. What’s even more fascinating is watching a time-lapse of her work, as each stroke brushes the paper and contributes to what eventually becomes an amazing painting. It’s not often that one gets a chance to see the entire creative process from start to finish, and personally, perhaps I can learn something from her work. One day I too will be capable of drawing beautiful watercolor dinosaurs.
Agnes-Cecile Time-lapse for 1000 Drawings
This is one of those videos where the journey is just as entertaining as the destination. Though we’re only watching her create a painting, there’s a certain quality to the film that made me want to keep watching to see what came next. It’s almost like Lost, but with a much better pay-off. We get to hear excellent piano music… we get to see a talented artist at work, and at the end we aren’t left in a state of purgatory – we actually get to see the finished piece!
Now, though I enjoyed watching the entire creation unfold, I really enjoyed the part right before the second eye was drawn in. The lack of a second eye gave the character an almost cyborg like quality, one that I quite enjoyed. Once she got hair and both eyes she looked amazing too, but perhaps Agnes-Cecile will consider painting me a cyborg one of these days. Honestly, who doesn’t like cyborgs? Was The Terminator not amazing?
Agnes-Cecile created this painting for an event in Amsterdam called 1000 Drawings, but you can find plenty more of her work on her official website. She’s done numerous other watercolors, all of which are completely incredible.