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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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Hey all!

First an announcement: We are lucky to have a new moderator in our group. Indu-Art is so kind to help us preparing the challenges - so maybe next month we are ready on the 15th and not one day late like today. ;)
Welcome Indu!

The theme for this month is Garden. Like every month we hope that we found some interesting references in all kind of difficulties.

I also want to ask all of you to help finding new references for our favorite folders and help us finding new themes for future challenges.

Here is the month selection:

yellow garden stock by TrishaMonsterr-stock

Dragon bridge 6864 by fa-stock

Spokane Manito Park 14 by Royce-Barber

The Secret Garden by MistaBobby

Gardens 11 - Stock by Inadesign-Stock

Gardens 10 - Stock by Inadesign-Stock

Japanese Garden 16658267 by StockProject1

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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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
gothicAge Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh…the challenge of May seems to become a revenge on the previous theme…
Someone called an ambulance! 
yinetyang Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Lol! We'll see... for months now I'm waiting for food theme. Maybe this time!
gothicAge Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice idea…maybe adding also a table with -some- dishes,
instead some fruits, if i can suggest Sweating a little... 
yinetyang Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Why not, you can pick the one you like and put it in the folder so it could be in the selection.
gothicAge Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey, somebody missed to post the April challenge on front page…
charfade Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Just did it now, sry, I was on a 2 week vacation and I was the one who normally updated it. Should be up and working now. 
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