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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!

Its that time of month again! You voted for Value studies and getting back to basics! Great choice! We've searched DA high and low to bring you this months selections. As always we really wanted to give you a variety of choices to pick from. Different subject matter, surfaces, materials, textures are all things we consider when we make our selections.  Indu and Yin also added in a few of their own to make sure we covered all our corners.  

Value study 3 by Indu-Art

Value study reference stock by Indu-Art

End of the Tunnel by MYstiCSouL92

Leaf values 2 by yinetyang

Garlic Bulb 14653221 by StockProject1

Motorcycle by Polyduke

Remember When... by Venesmir

RIDY 08 by fabienbos

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
More Journal Entries

Vote for February Speed Paint Study Theme (Starts February 15) 

28 deviants said Back to basics Value studies
9 deviants said Free style studies from life (speedpaintstudies.deviantart.c…)
6 deviants said Ears (speedpaintstudies.deviantart.c…)




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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.
Indu-Art Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Hey Deerbard!  

Here is what DA recommends: 
Deviation linking

To link to images found on deviantART in your journal please visit the deviation page and in the sidebar to the right under the "share" or "details" header please copy the code that starts with ":thumb:". Once you have copied that :thumb: code you can paste it in to your journal and it will automatically generate a thumbnail image for that deviation when the journal is displayed on site.

If further problems persist, just give me a shout and we will dig further.
deerbard Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it doesn't change anything, same problem. It changes for a thumbnail but after I save the picture, there's no thumbnail, just a broken link. Or can you see a thumbnail under my spider study? Maybe it's just what I see as an author? Would be strange anyway.
deerbard Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Forgot to inform - they fixed it. After pasting the link into the description, when the thmbnail shows up, there are two options after mousing over it: change to link or remove. After changing to link everything works fine as it used to.
yusefth Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello group!
I have a doubt about the use of brushes, I can use any kind of brush or limitations exist for these?
yinetyang Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Not at all. Any brush can be used.
Indu-Art Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Hi Ysefth, brushes are open.  No limitations, you can use any custom brush you'd like as long as you are having fun :-)
yusefth Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ^-^
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