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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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Hello everybody,

This month topic is "Exterior Buildings" - I hope we found a good selection of different styles and different level of complexity.

We hope you help us finding good references for the next challenges to come. Feel free to send in new theme suggestions any time.
The picture selection:

Uspensky Cathedral 1 by ceeek-stock

Invalides Paris by yinetyang

Thai palace by yinetyang

Dutch Windmill 2 stock pack sample by dierat-stock

Old Farm House2 by NHuval-stock

Shrines : Temple Building 08 by taeliac-stock

Winchester 41 by LadyxBoleyn

Dsc_001 by vanner

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 and yinetyang
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shaina773 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I can't submit my speedpaint to Exterior Buildings, is it possible to get this fixed? Or am I just submitting to the wrong folder? Its for this months speedpaint
chelsea-the-tomboy Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there! I'd love to join your group, it looks fantastic- but I don't see a button to do so anywhere. Do I have to be approved by an admin, or something like that?
There is a button on the welcome home widget: "join our group". Just click it and we will validate.
NicoleLaneArt Feb 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Is it alright to do the speed paint study in a different medium than digital?
It would be a first but yes, no problem.
gothicAge Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi there,
i used another reference from Skydancer's stock as the one suggested in the challenge journal.
Can i add my entry anyway? (sweat)
Well, I guess it's ok, the best thing to do would be to add the reference in the groups favourites.
How exactly do we join? Just click the join group button or do we have to fill out anything? Because this is just the group I'm looking for and really want to participate in it!
Just push the join button and it's ok. You'll be just fine to join our actual november challenge. not the easiest month to begin with but hard doesn't mean we don't have to try :D
Oh okie dokie thank you!
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