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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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Aug 15, 2012


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Hey speedpainters!

Before we begin, we wish you Happy Holidays! :D And my apologies for being slightly late. This month got best of me!

Anyway, this study, armors and metal, will be a simple one for a change.  Just choose one (or more, we won't stop you ;)) and be sure to do it within two hours. The focus here is, to understand how the contrast and the reflection work here. The texture and object will vary so feel free to choose one that might be "easy" for you, but I highly encourage you to challenge yourself! Don't forget, though, to have fun and don't stress yourself out. Nobody is perfect. We only get better by practicing! So, what's stopping you? You got this group's support! Go for it! :D

Package - Armor - 1 by resurgere Silver Teapot 05 - Stock by Thy-Darkest-Hour Lock Stock 2 by hyannah77-stock Goblet 12 by jaded-reflection Armor Stock 17 by FairieGoodMother One Knight Stand 26 by AilinStock

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 you're 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. It's 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 people's 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!

Have fun!

Dm7, Wolkenfels, Indu-art, Charfade and Yinetyang
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starduskmoon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ooooh I wish I knew about you all sooner! :) I would love to join/participate.
Earlinwe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the idea of this group! May I join?
DM7 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes of course! Welcome! By the way, your gallery is lovely!
Earlinwe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much for accepting me and for the compliment :-) but, well, I'm not very good at speedpainting, so I hope I'll improve!
DM7 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, and that's exactly what this study group is for! To study and improve until you become a super artist! Well, something like that. ;)
sahinduezguen Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
DM7 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nice studies! :)
deerbard Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I just studied one of the photos from "torso" folder. I found it difficult to find a folder where I should upload it now, the structure of folders is changed and I don't see a "torso" folder in the gallery. Help? :)
deerbard Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha sorry, my mistake, there has never been such topic :) That explain the lack of the folder.
DM7 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I took a fast peek and you're right, torso subfolder doesn't exist. ^^ I suppose you could submit it here at speedpaintstudies.deviantart.c… since it's not part of the official challenge. I hope that helps a bit? :)
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