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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!

Here is the month selection:

Cavern 39 by ferelwing-stock

Stalagmites in Caves of Choranche by A1Z2E3R

desert rock 07. by greenleaf-stock

Crystal Stock 2 by Burtn

Big Rock by Burtn

Crystal Stock by Burtn

Eagle Rock - Landscape Reference13 by faestock

Israel 66 by joanielynn

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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TeachingMyselfSpeed Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I'm new to this group and I'm a bit confused about the gallery. They all look empty. Where do I see the submissions for various challenges, etc?
Indu-Art Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Hi TeachingMyselfSpeed, and welcome!  Yes, at first it can seem confusing!  Due to overwhelming activity we've had to subdevide our foulders.  So, when searching for clouds, for example, you'll need to go into the Nature Folder and find the cloud categorie  and so on...  Looking for on 
the anatomy foulder and Forage down, same thing with buildings and so on.

Hope this helps!
Zearthus Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Is this still going? 
yinetyang Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Yup! Here we go, all fresh and new: speedpaintstudies.deviantart.c…
charfade Featured By Owner May 15, 2015   Artist
The group? of course ^^
DM7 Featured By Owner Edited May 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Eh what happened to the images?
yinetyang Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Could you be more specific?
DM7 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I took a screenshot since I think this speaks more than my words anyways...

As you can see, no images in the gallery at all. Weird eh? Am I missing something?
yinetyang Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Yes indeed, it's normal. The group's founder reorganised as he thought it was messy. So, there are subfolders now. But don't worry, one of the co-founders had the same reaction at first, lol!
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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?
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