Wednesday, July 18, 2007

George Lucas Painting Video!


Blogger Unknown said...

THAT was the coolest thing ever!

9:48 PM  
Blogger Kei Acedera said...

HEy Jason! You freakin rock! that was sweet!

9:48 PM  
Blogger benjamin trobat -cartoonist- said...

wow man amaizing caricatures! benja

10:25 PM  
Blogger Roderick De Jesus said...

i'm just going to let everyone know that that song was ACTUALLY playing the entire time he was painting.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Larry Seiler said...

hahahahaaaa....I can believe it roderick!!!! Sounds like Jason was in character to do caricature!

wonderful, Jason...nice way to end off my special day today watching this...! I feel blessed!

love ya kid


12:09 AM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

Stunning work Jason! Thanks for sharing this! Silly question having seen it - but how exactly do you transfer the drawing? (do you cover the back in graphite / charcoal)? May the force be with you young Seiler!

5:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Mister, I'm very impressed...

Thank you for sharing all these but same question ; what's exactly this way to transfer your first sketch on your paper ? (if you dare sharing all your secrets with some french drawers too...)

Thank you for everything, anyway.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Ibrahim AlGwaiz said...

truly amazing work.
Thanks for sharing.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Amazing Jason.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Thomas Fluharty said...

COOOOOOOOOOOOL .loved the camera angles. this was very cool my friend~T

10:13 AM  
Blogger SEILER said...

Thank you so much everyone, I'm really glad you all liked it! The video was filmed by my friend Nathan, he edited it, put the music and everything all on his own . . . then surprised me with it! I think he did a great job!

As for how I transfer my images to the canvas . . . besides using the force, which I highly reccomend . . . . . . . . . I use old typewriter paper, the black on the back transers quite well . . . then I just beguin painting. The nice thing is that I can re-use the typewriter paper over and over again, I'm not sure if they make it anymore. It was given to me as a gift and I've made use of it ever since.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

Thanks for the tips Jason! I half expect to see paintbrushes floating at your will in the next video!

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, thanks a lot, Mister Seiler.
So simple that I couldn't think of it.

The Force, the old typewriter paper AND ... your talent, of course.

I'm a great fan.

Have a nice day.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Marcelo Vignali said...

Wow, that was fun. It was better than Episode one.

11:55 AM  
Blogger DeJarnette Designs said...

Truly spectacular!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Julkillo said...

Great tutorial(and amazing work)

2:34 PM  
Blogger Shawn Escott said...


9:35 PM  
Blogger Roderick De Jesus said...

To anyone who can't find typewriter paper, Saral makes a transfer paper that's works really well and is reuseable. Make sure u look at the color before buying though. White is kind of useless.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Dan Johnson said...

A pleasure to watch! I've never seen one of those sticks you use to keep your hand off the canvas. What's that white thing at the end of it? Can you buy those, or did you make it?

7:54 AM  
Blogger Marco Bucci said...

awesome! Thanks for posting this. I love watching other artists at work.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Ryan Wood said...

Friggin' awesome!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Charles Allen Harris said...

When I used the stuff once upon a time, it was called _carbon paper_. It was easier to find in office supply stores than art stores, although these days anything is possible (since nobody actually TYPES anymore).

You can fake it by rubbing powdered graphite into a sheet of paper to use instead. Lay the graphite side against the painting surface, lay the sketch onto that, and burnish away.

Great work, by the way, and a really fun video. Well done! And yeah, Empire is one of the best soundtracks of the last thirty years, hands down.


11:55 PM  
Blogger SEILER said...

Dan, the stick thing is called a painting mahl. I use it to lay over my painting so I can steady my hand and paint in details. They cost about $30 in stores . . . I made mine for about $2, just bought a rod from ACE and some make up pads from the grocery store, then duct taped it to the top and put another pad over the padded duct tape . . . cheap and works perfectly!

Thanks again everyone, really glad you enjoyed it!

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you do this all in one run, or do you dry the layers in between?

2:07 PM  
Blogger SEILER said...


The George Lucas was done in layers . . . usually I paint wet into wet.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

that was greatness!

10:54 AM  
Blogger Dale Stephanos said...

Jason, very nice work. I enjoyed seeing the process. One picky little question though. Do you always work with a lamp on the right side or was that more for camera lighting? I used to have the lamp on my right and my hand would cast a shadow onto what I was painting. Finally a buddy asked why the hell I was doing that. Anyway, fantastic stuff, keep it up.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was pretty damn beautiful. I can tell a heck of a lot of work went into developing those skills, well done.

2:34 AM  
Blogger JimmyPereira said...

Were you using oil paint or acrylic?

8:54 PM  
Blogger Jamie Schumacher said...

how long did it take to paint in total??

3:44 PM  
Blogger Carlos Ranna said...


6:57 PM  
Blogger Chubasco said...

wow !!! your work is very good man !!!
I am mexican cartoonist and your work it is wanderful!!

12:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amazing..he is a great artist no doubt.

1:22 AM  
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7:17 AM  
Anonymous guillaume said...

May the talent be with you!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Bob Lizarraga said...

Really great- thanks for sharing your process-

2:31 AM  

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