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Speed Painting and Studies

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We prepare selections of topics and make speedpaint studies from them.
The next theme will be announced on the 15th of each month.

Everyone is invited. You find a folder for each theme in our gallery.
We expect you to make speedpaint studies - that means you make the study in 2 hours and don't use tracing and the color picker. You can compare your results to the other members and hopefully you give and receive feedback.

You find the references in the Favorites of this group - i wanted to add the references in the galleries but that needs the stock provider to coorporate and some visit their stock very seldom.

As our group grows, so do the onslaught of submissions. Our group is not a portal to promote yourself, but rather a learning study group. If you do not actively participate in challenges or offer helpful feedback to others, dont expect us to accept your art in the non-challenge speed paint study folders.
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Hi everyone!

Looks like the ‘Insects, Spiders and creepy crawlers theme’ won your votes for the September speed paint challenge!  

Just in time to help get you warmed up for Halloween next month!

There was a great selection to choose from and my friends really did a great job of picking out a nice variety of creepy creatures to inspire our studies this month.  I hope you like them as much as we do ;-)  

Oh yeah, I almost forgot to introduce myself!

I'm Indu!  Though I've been a member of the group for quite some time now and many of you may already have seen me lurking around your submissions as well as your DA pages, I was only recently asked to help out with the more administrative side of things.  I am of course very happy to join such a great team and contribute what I can to this project.  Oh and yeah, being new comes with it's quirks, I'm really sorry to have finally gotten around to posting this so late on the 16th of the month instead of the 15th.  I guess it's part of the learning curve that comes with being a newbie.  Won't happen again...PROMISE!

That being said, let's get those creepy crawler juices flowing and get painting! :-)

This month's selections:

Praying Mantis Stock Image 2 by zpyder

Lady bug 2 by yinetyang

Transparent Lives by vabserk

Dragonfly by Eirian-stock

Big freakin spider! by LucieG-Stock

Spider macro by TacDrol

Team Work by death-pengwin

Wasp 1 by Avahlon-Stock

Here's Da Rules

Same rules as always. 2 hour time limit! No tracing! No color picking from the original ref! Figure out your own colors. Make sure you include credit and links where you got your stock photo in the DA description. Not only do most stock provider want to be informed if there pictures are used, but for study reasons referencing to the original source is better for getting crits.

:star: When your done submit it to this folder here: speedpaintstudies.deviantart.c…
Also say a few words on your study in the description. Helps others when commenting on your work. Its always good to take a moment and reflect on your studies so you can better tackle and improve on those areas in the next study.

Common things to answer are:
►What did you learn from doing this study?
►What did you find difficult?
►What area's do you wish to improve on?

As always, if you're participating in these studies, it's highly encouraged to comment on other peoples studies when they get submitted to the group. Sharing advice crits and tips will help each other grow!

That's it! Best of luck this month! We are looking forward to seeing each others studies!

- Charfade, Wolkenfels,  Yinetyang and Indu-Art
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yusefth Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello group!
I have a doubt about the use of brushes, I can use any kind of brush or limitations exist for these?
yinetyang Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Not at all. Any brush can be used.
Indu-Art Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Hi Ysefth, brushes are open.  No limitations, you can use any custom brush you'd like as long as you are having fun :-)
yusefth Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ^-^
deerbard Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am not an admin but I can tell I haven't heard of any limitations :)
yusefth Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you Dreebard ^-^
Rockyon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i hope i can join the study :D great group
deerbard Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wanted to study the guy with the sword, that watermark though...
charfade Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
laurelineparis Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Artist
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