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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 all!

First of all! I'm very proud of the Water challenge pictures. We got many and valuable submissions.
I'm pretty excited by this month topic and I'm sure we'll see some great results as well. So, happy painting!

That being said, let's move on to this month's selections:

Tree stock 5 by yinetyang

Dawn pine by RoB-FranKsDad

Tree stock 4 by yinetyang

Forest 48 by AnitaJoy-Stock

Beech Tree by annarey-stock-art

Connemara - Mossy Tree by Bladewing-Stock

Autumn Stock 11 by Malleni-Stock

Quite a variety, so now to your stations and let's have some fun!

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:
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!

Indu-art, Wolkenfels, Charfade and Yinetyang
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8 deviants said Anatomy: Torsos (speedpaintstudies.deviantart.c…)
3 deviants said Enviroments: Snow (in progress)




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nickbernstein Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been having non-speedpaint related images show up on my feed as submitted by speedpaint-studies. Have we been hacked again?
Indu-Art Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
The problem has been resolved thankfully.  We appologize to all our members for the inconvenience.
fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Your group really looks interesting! :nod:

Is it acceptable for anyone to join, or does one have to be a certain "caliber" of artist? ^^;

And if we aren't able to participate a whole lot in the group, would that be a problem? ^^;
Indu-Art Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Everyone is welcome to join the goal being to help each other on our journey to improvement.

There is no minimum or maximum participation required.  We only ask that members critique and comment on each other's work.
fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Student General Artist
:w00t: :nod: Ah OK got it. :huggle: Thanks so much for clarifying :giggle:
I'll be joining up now then :la:
yinetyang Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
EVERYBODY can join! And no matter if you fail at a study, the purpose is to improve. So don't hesitate and join us.
fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Student General Artist
:dummy: Ok then, awesome!
:huggle: I shall join right now :giggle: Thank you!
Tsuki-Nii Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't know if it's just me, but I don't see the button to add art to the Eye folder for this month. It shows on every other folder, but it's missing there.
yinetyang Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
I've given a look and it should be fixed now. Tell me if it's not and thanks for the feed back.
deerbard Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can anyone help with linking to reference? Seems like it doesn't work now for some reason...
I used just to copy paste url of the reference image but now it's beeing converted to a broken link instead.
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