posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 10:24 PM
The guy has talent and a lot of patience. It's the artist and not the tool. I'd say it's definitely real, and although he's not tracing, he is
using a reference image. You're seeing a sped-up time lapse of a digital paint, but likely not showing all the tools. From his perspective there's
probably more than one brush and the ability to pan around and zoom in and out.
I occasionally go to a website called iScribble which is similar in functionality to this tablet app, with the caveat of making art simultaneously
with multiple users. It's a Flash-based paint chat, which is bare-bones in terms of tools when compared to full fledged digital painting programs
like Photoshop, Sai, or Painter. It seems about 90% of the people there are kids just goofing around, but then there's this 10% which is mostly older
artists (not always though) that bring another level of dedication. Some, like the time-lapse in this video, produce a level of quality comparable to
that of the image which they reference their works upon. It's not done all in one go though, sometimes a project will take weeks or months. It's
saved and occasionally added to later on.
If not interested in the social aspect, some other sites also have paint apps without the chat. DeviantArt's Muro is probably well known enough and
will replay a paint session, and some Joomla based sites have an add-on called Fla#ool, there's also two or three Facebook apps for this if so
So yeah, it's real. It's impressive what some people can do with simple tools and a bit of dedication. And if you want to experience similar on your
computer, look up various paint chats and sometimes you'll be surprised by artists with a similar level of ability.