While doing my research and planning my RILS experience, I conducted a “play-test” of my design to see how things would run. I will be the first to admit that I am not the best traditional artist. My strengths are more in video and photo manipulation, though I love painting and try to practice as much as I can. Continue reading to learn about my experience running my RILS exercise.
The reason for this is to get my artists engaged and actively critiquing and being inspired by their peers. I feel that one of the most inspirational things an artist can do is watch other artists. Queeky makes this so easy, as all paintings are recorded and able to be played back in time-lapse fashion.
After finishing my RILS plan, I took a practice run through the process. As I said, I’m not the best traditional artist in the world, but that doesn’t, and has never, stopped me from practicing and receiving critiques. This is the strength of this RILS exercise; student’s can upload their work and have it critiqued by an extensive community of professionals and peers.
Changes I will make before implementing my RILS plan
- Increase the time limit of the painting exercise to 20 minutes from 10-15
- Choose a simpler image for the reference
- Give a practice session before the full implementation
- It took me a while to get used to the workflow, and I don’t want that time cutting into the actual artistic process
- Produce a more in depth PDF or instruction for the process of getting work into the group after creation (took me a few minutes.)
You can click here to view my final product time-lapse on Queeky.com. I will continue working with the software and will link to some other works later I am sure. I was terribly disappointed with my final product; I am much more used to painting in Photoshop and the transition threw me off. I spent most of my time learning the software, and only spend a few minutes actually painting. This is definitely something I will address before implementing my RILS.