Lost Adventurer, Aleks Kirilenko (3D)
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05-27-2008, 11:08 AM
Hi Guys,

I want to start an new speedpainting thread.

We are a couple of guys working together and we want to post a new speedpainting every day. Feedback would be welcome.

If you want to join, you are welcome.

- time-frame for each speepaint 20 Minutes (when more is needed, post your time)

Let's start with this nice picture.

Best regards,



05-28-2008, 07:18 AM

This is my attempt.



05-28-2008, 08:50 AM
Took my time on this one, but I really liked the pose, and wanted to get something accurate. I erased the legs and waist several times and restarted, after comparing them to the original image. I had them much too wide each time, and it made her appear much shorter. Anyway, crits/comments appreciated :)


05-28-2008, 10:56 AM
Today it's fruity.

Have fun with it!

Any critics are welcome.


05-28-2008, 12:06 PM
greetings to my mom and my favorite sweater!!!


05-28-2008, 12:49 PM
greetings to my mom and my favorite grey sweater


05-28-2008, 03:29 PM
took around 24 minutes. not very happy about it...


05-28-2008, 03:34 PM
hey da_ul,

first pic online. I think it would help you to make longer and smoother lines... even if the lines are not as correct as they are now... but the image would become a lot more dynamic.

05-29-2008, 07:42 AM
this one took me about 20 minutes.


greetings from liptonice, whoīs too dumb to post a pic once...

05-29-2008, 10:00 AM
Hi there,

another lovely girl. I love the colour of the hair and the backlight.

Hope you enjoy it.


05-29-2008, 12:52 PM
Hello, this one took about 55 min.


05-29-2008, 02:11 PM
first steps on a tablet ;-


05-30-2008, 09:15 AM
Hi, heres my strawberry..


05-30-2008, 09:51 AM
This is kind of a nice Friday speedpainting reference.

Hope you enjoy it!


05-30-2008, 01:29 PM
Here is my attempt:


05-30-2008, 02:19 PM
Heres my attempt on todays topic... would love to see some comments or some other guys speeds.. have a nice WE.

05-30-2008, 04:15 PM
Very good body proportions and colors! The only thing that bothers me is the face/eyes, but I know thats one of the toughest parts to do.

06-02-2008, 10:09 AM
another fine picture. I guess I could need some vacation.


06-02-2008, 10:25 AM
... because of that, just a raw sketch from pam.


06-02-2008, 11:05 AM
wow today it was pretty hard to get the colors right, there are quite a few blue tones in that picture... color picker is a tool from the devil:D

06-02-2008, 02:59 PM
...but the mountains look a bit random for me. (make a few dots to have something)


iīm still afraid of hard edged brushes...
and the horizon is too clear/sharp, additionally a few thigs are different in my pic.
- 20 minutes again -


06-03-2008, 10:48 AM

I like your picture...what I would recommend is a brush that has hard edges 100% but I put the flow down 85%.

If I had to critisis you pic I would say, that the shading of the boat looks a bit turbulent because you used a much smaller brush on it. And that there is no bounce light on the buttom side of the boat.

06-03-2008, 10:52 AM
a furry guyhttp://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/6w2x-1.jpg ... looking forward to your interpretations

06-03-2008, 12:14 PM
i hate cats... :-/
- 20 minutes -


06-03-2008, 01:05 PM
my attampt guess it took me around 30 to 40 minuteshttp://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/6w2x-2.jpg

06-03-2008, 03:25 PM
liptonice, gotta say i am amazed by your progress, since i havent checked your stuff for weeks. last thing i remember is you telling me about being afraid of using colors... ;)

keep on the good stuff

06-03-2008, 06:22 PM
hey guys, love the idea of doing some speed painitings but just have one question because never done any before:

I'm guessing theres some sort of time restraint? Could some one just expand on that one.



Well i did a quick painting, took about 35 mins?
C&C welcome

06-04-2008, 08:36 AM
hey ash,
first I have to say I really like how you approached the cat. The way you blocked in the colors is pretty good, and although you didn't add a lot of details you described the form of the cat really well.

You asked about the timeframe a speedpainting should take. I can only speek for this thread, we normal take 20 minutes for every picture but if you can't get it done in that time or think you just need some more time to bring it to a satisfiying state then just take that time. And it is allways helpfull to write down the estimated time the painting took.

06-04-2008, 09:57 AM
to cool down everybodys thoughts...a nice snowy picture for today. enjoyhttp://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/6w2x-4.jpg

06-04-2008, 10:09 AM
hey guys, love the idea of doing some speed painitings but just have one question because never done any before:

I'm guessing theres some sort of time restraint? Could some one just expand on that one.



Well i did a quick painting, took about 35 mins?
C&C welcome

we set the time-frame to 20 minutes. thanks for your posting!

06-04-2008, 01:04 PM
ok first painting by me here.
:shrug:not really my cup of tea tho..

around 40 mins.


06-05-2008, 09:03 AM
nice, to see some stuff from you again raven!
i really like the trees and the hard edges.

according to the ref, i painted another snow picture:
iīm not happy with the colors. :shrug:

06-05-2008, 09:55 AM
i think the colors are fine, the usage of bright grey instead of gleaming white makes the piece look very much like a offline painting, if you compare it to mine. i shouldnt have chosen bright white i think.

you could have added a few brighter highlights on the right tho... to make it look less flat ;)

06-05-2008, 09:58 AM
Nice work guys! Want to see more : )

06-05-2008, 10:03 AM
hi there,

today we are going to do a beauty made of stone

have fun!

as always: 20 mins!


06-05-2008, 11:30 AM
"as always: 20 mins!"

20 minutes more as yesterday? ok, i painted 1 hr. :rolleyes:
too many details... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v632/blackraven235/fun/statue_boris.jpg

06-05-2008, 11:52 AM
all those colors with a hard brush and no colorpicker is quite hard...http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/6w2x-5.jpg

@liptonice: realy nice picture of you! nice stroke! The mountain...

06-05-2008, 01:34 PM
so for todays picture... I had really a hard time with this one.. this is my second try and I used some good tips from herr schattenhttp://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/6w2x-6.jpg

06-06-2008, 10:04 AM

Try to use more an s-curve in your figure drawing. Your Figure could lean more over to the right side. In the whole quite well. :)

06-06-2008, 10:05 AM
This one is going to be a tough. Really smoth transitions between light and schadow. Looking forward to everybodys speedpaintingshttp://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/6wvw-2.jpg

06-06-2008, 10:11 AM
Well, this is my attempt from yesterday.


06-06-2008, 11:35 AM
spent an hour again. quite ok i guess but not really matching the reference.


06-06-2008, 01:12 PM
used about 1 hour for that, I liked to original very much ;-) And I guess I could work on that for hours...http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/6w2x-7.jpg

06-06-2008, 03:28 PM
Hey guys, did another speed painting done this morning. Took best part of 27 mins i reckon. There was alot of subtle tones that my eyes completely missed now that I look back on it, I think i better practise collecting and organising tones in future. :)

C&C welcome

now on to the next one

06-06-2008, 03:37 PM

have to say that again, I realy love how you block in the form. And reducing it to just a few colortones is a skill in my eyes. Do you use the colorpicker for selecting the color, or do you just select dem yourself, because I think your selection was quite good. I am looking forward to your speedpainting of today...

06-06-2008, 04:32 PM
first of all shout out for the nice ref! nice choice

nice as usual. i like the feathers and the highlight on th mouth.
i think the breasts are too far on the right side?! imo

took me about 20 minutes to made it this far:
but i think iīm gonna finish it in the next couple of days...

06-06-2008, 06:15 PM
That was really tough but i had some fun with it.


06-06-2008, 10:14 PM
fishkopf is in the house, its good to see you. you managed to get the perspektiv and the rotation of the head right. While I somehow tilted the head to the profil...

raven I like your colors, they are nice and warm...

06-06-2008, 10:42 PM
Todays attempt was good a challenge in digital blending, something I'm not used to at all. With respect to that, does any one have any tips in digital blending? My approach wasn't working too well initally, hence probably spent closer to 35 mins on this one.

Thanks very much, always nice to have work appreciated. Regarding color choices, I don't actually use the color picker in my work flow, though I did use to. I reckon this is down to the fact that for the last year I have mainly been painting in more traditional medias, a nice side effect i guess :)

06-07-2008, 02:04 AM
i want to try and produce some kind of work everyday. i thought this would be a good excercise.

my attempt: (20 min)

ive never timed myself when working (cant manage to keep track of time at all when i draw) and i was interested in seeing what i could produce in 20 minutes time. i wish i had more time tho cuz this is no where near where i wouldve like to have gotten it. maybe ill quicken up with repeated tries :)

i like the attempts for today. a lot of different techniques.

edit: @ash30- heres what i learned from todays speedpaint. hope this helps

06-07-2008, 12:15 PM
Hey guys, just working through the back catalogue. I do enjoy painting landscapes as its more a case of creating depth rather than form so mistakes are more forgiving I reckon. Took 22 mins on this one. C&C welcome

@lestikitty cheers, yeah that is a nice insight you give, reminds me of the kind of annotation that I was always told to do at Collage but always forgot to do :). Very informative, I'll try and explore these ideas next painting.

06-07-2008, 12:43 PM

I like the way you paint with reduced colours. Moreover I like your "Schwung" in your paintings - very loose! Nice work

06-08-2008, 11:45 AM
hi all, this is my first post in this thread! 2hrs Photoshop o_O


06-08-2008, 12:19 PM
this is the original painted file whithout postprocessing! wasnt sure whats better?


06-09-2008, 09:32 AM

i spend another 20 minutes on the picture.
let me know what you guys think... :)


06-09-2008, 10:08 AM
hi all, this is my first post in this thread! 2hrs Photoshop o_O


me likey very much :) actually i like the processed one more, as the colors are more vivid and stuff. cool feather brush or whatever it is on the lower right as well!

liptonice, your complete image came out very good too..

oh and welcome to teh thread lestikitty :)

06-09-2008, 10:45 AM
liptonice; great picture... good stroke and you did not overpaint it. Very nice.

06-09-2008, 12:00 PM
Enjoy the picturehttp://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/6uh9-3.jpg

06-09-2008, 03:08 PM
my pirat.. 20 minshttp://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/6w2x-9.jpg

06-09-2008, 03:24 PM

20 minutes

06-09-2008, 03:31 PM
sorry, but i couldnt help ^^
just couldnt think of anything else...


06-09-2008, 03:57 PM
Really enjoyed todays pictures, just something nostalgic about painting pirates, i dont know really :) Keep up the good source of pictures guys.

As usual I took about 25 mins, C&C welcome

@fischkopf Cheers for kind words, never heard of the word "Schwung" before :), but I know what you mean.

@rdkl75 I like the post processed one as well, as the colours are more attractive, but perhaps try a little less contrast, as it kills off some of the great gradient work you did on the women's body.

06-10-2008, 09:44 AM
Today, we'll take a shaolin as a reference. Have fun! : )


06-10-2008, 11:11 AM
15 minutes


06-10-2008, 11:17 AM
I always have the problem that my poses lack of dynamic they are stiff and just not interssting. Since I always seem to miss the spot where my drawing gets stiff. So today I tried to concentrate just on the pose. Before I started drawing I tried to take the time to analyse the pose, which I normaly don't do indept. And I stoped every now and then to step back and check the pose again. Everytime I did a snapshot to create like a drawing history...I would love to here what the other guys do to ensure the pose doesn't get stiff and boring.http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/6w2x-a.jpg20 minutes

http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/6w2x-b.jpg4 minuteshttp://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/6w2x-c.jpg9 minuteshttp://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/6w2x-d.jpg16 minutes

06-10-2008, 11:32 AM
tednindo, your steps look good to me. when i do casual drawings, i mostly start with line of action and combine it with a stickman. around the stickman bones i usually draw the body and then lay the clothes etc. onto the body.

whatever, speedpainting is war and war has no rules :) and with speedpainting i mostly try out new coloring and painting techniques. i am not so much about the sketching.

heres my shaolin guy, took about 35 mins. not quite happy with it.

06-10-2008, 12:25 PM
@ TedNindo

I like the sketch. You made the pose stronger by exaggerating the way he stands. In comparising with mine you bend more the upper part of the body to the left. Very nice! = )

06-10-2008, 03:06 PM
Really enjoyed todays pictures, just something nostalgic about painting pirates, i dont know really :) Keep up the good source of pictures guys.

As usual I took about 25 mins, C&C welcome

@fischkopf Cheers for kind words, never heard of the word "Schwung" before :), but I know what you mean.

@rdkl75 I like the post processed one as well, as the colours are more attractive, but perhaps try a little less contrast, as it kills off some of the great gradient work you did on the women's body.

Hi Ash, I really like your "spachtelstyle" with lot of "schwung" in it, keep going!!!

06-10-2008, 03:09 PM
Hi Ted,

I really like the 16 minute post most.

It hits the target, very nice fast sketch!

You hit the pose and it looks very dynamic and natural. Good work!!!

06-11-2008, 05:23 AM
thanks for the welcome blackraven235. too bad im gonna be gone on a trip for pretty much the whole summer with no way of posting any more sketches.

i drew the conclusion from viewing other works that it was having loose strokes that kept a drawing from feeling stiff. for me, its making sure i start off with a good sketch that doesnt feel stiff that keeps the end result from feeling stiff. im not comfortable enough with painting yet to get that sort of feeling for my paintings.

i hope its not a problem for me to post my paint of the pirate since i missed it yesterday. plus that shaolin ref looked more intimidating than the pirate one, heh.

i took way too long on the sketch before actually painting. 40 min

06-11-2008, 08:18 AM
@ lestikitty

very nice painting. you caught the pose and you picked the right colours in my opinion.

06-11-2008, 10:16 AM
Polarbear taking a bath. Enjoyhttp://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/6w2x-e.jpg

06-11-2008, 03:18 PM
seems quite simple at first but I still had problems with the anatomy of the head.. 24 min

06-11-2008, 03:55 PM
i agree with you. the anatomy of the ice bear is hard to read because of the front view and the foreshortening of the snout. did you use some construction before you painted?

06-11-2008, 04:55 PM
i agree with you. the anatomy of the ice bear is hard to read because of the front view and the foreshortening of the snout. did you use some construction before you painted?

yes I used a simple construction for the head. Just a circle, where I placed the snout, eyes and ears... but it didn't quite worked out as I would have liked it.

06-12-2008, 09:42 AM
Okay, this is the reference for today. I like the dynamic pose.


06-12-2008, 10:57 AM

Hello everyone first time posting here. 20mins. i think i missed out on him leaning forward. :)

06-12-2008, 11:51 AM

from the top off my head. about an hour.

06-12-2008, 12:39 PM
had my problems with the gay brown bear...
took me 25 minutes to made it this far :


06-12-2008, 12:40 PM
I have always some kind of problems with choosing colours. The sketch was done in a little while but colouring is still my problem. Working on it

Here is my sketch

and here the colour version


06-12-2008, 01:10 PM
hey there fischkopf, nice pose.
Here's my attempt: (~24min)http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/6w2x-h.jpg

06-13-2008, 02:13 AM
thanks fischkopf :) i usually have to do a lot of playing around with the "color", "saturation", and "luminosity" blending modes to get the colors that i want. that and a lot of picking a color, using it, seeing its not what i want, and going back and re-picking the color, haha.

i dont know why i try so hard to match the colors of the references when ive seen plenty of great speed paints with colors that dont match the ref.

you can have my color picking abilities if i can have your sketching skills XD

@karlrickhunter: welcome to the thread ^_^

06-13-2008, 07:57 AM
@ fischkopp

I don't know if it's just me, but I some how recognised that on your sketch i the upper body leans nicely to the front... and that isn't that strong in your colored drawing. I wondered why thats like that. Because it is the same drawing, just with colors..
The only thing that I figured out was that the belt covers a part of the collar, that could have some influence... I know its just a detail and I was just wondering

06-13-2008, 09:30 AM

You caught the pose very well. But your right arm with the shield is a little bit too short.

Yes, you're totaly right! I guess it's that little detail. The concavity of the belt is the reason for that feeling.


haha... yes, borrow me some of your colour choosing abilities. I could need them! : ))
thx, for your kind words

06-13-2008, 10:25 AM
This reference has some nice foreshortening and a good to read silhouette.


06-13-2008, 12:35 PM
Here is my attempt. Sketch and colour version.



06-13-2008, 12:50 PM
breakdance took me 18 min

06-13-2008, 01:16 PM

I like the way you drew the face.. you got his facial expression is a perfect hit

06-13-2008, 01:34 PM

thanks, Ted! : )

To get more the effect of foreshortening try not to use hard lines if some lines overlap like on the right knee.

Here is an good example (http://matthewjamestaylor.com/art/girl-with-ring) to see what i mean.

06-14-2008, 07:15 AM
Since this thread is called "daily" lets continiue on weekends as well...at least we can try ;-)

06-14-2008, 08:25 AM
that alone took me about 20 minutes and there's still much not quite right...

06-14-2008, 09:20 PM
hey, ted!

the face is quite good. just the back of the head is a bit out of proportion. a bit more hair and you get it. the rest are just details as the nose, corner of the mouth and the left eyebrow.

06-14-2008, 11:21 PM
thanks FK, It was a pain to get the head somewhat right. Faces are so difficult!

06-14-2008, 11:29 PM
for today let's take a nice landscape:

06-16-2008, 09:43 AM
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum! Here is the image for today.

Cheers! ; )


06-16-2008, 11:43 AM
this was difficult.. to much information not enough timehttp://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/6w2x-j.jpg

06-16-2008, 03:24 PM

You're totally right! It wasn't as simple as i thought! Damn it! And my colours look so washy.


@ Ted

I like the way your ship looks. It looks more bulky than mine. My cargo ship looks a bit flat... hmmm...

06-16-2008, 08:52 PM
Guys, sorry to interrupt but I think that you're posting pieces too difficult to be good speedpaintings... just a thought...

Anyway, I don't have time right now or next week, but could I join you whenever I have time to do a piece from a pic you post?

06-17-2008, 07:23 AM
Guys, sorry to interrupt but I think that you're posting pieces too difficult to be good speedpaintings... just a thought...

Anyway, I don't have time right now or next week, but could I join you whenever I have time to do a piece from a pic you post?

Absolutly, we would love to see anybody participate. The more people take part the more input we and anybody else gets out of this threat and thats the main purpose. Everybody has a special approach to solve different problems, like anatomy, perspecive and so on..

About the picture selection: You are right here and there the pictures selected are difficult for the given time frame. But I guess one should be still able to abstract the forms and colors seen. If not possible anybody can take as much time as he likes if he just makes a time specification if it took more then 20 minutes.

06-17-2008, 08:09 AM
fine ;)
about 1 hour 20min.


06-17-2008, 09:12 AM
hey there vyse-soa nice to see someone from my home country ^^

I really like you picture. Nice brushes, nice technics. Especialy in the water. You captured the massive appearance of the ship.
Nice lights in the background (sky)
The only thing what I would criticize is that your ship looks much more modern then the original one.

06-17-2008, 09:12 AM

Wow! What a beauty! I really like your saturated colors and your interpretation of the water.

06-17-2008, 09:54 AM
A friend of mine took this picture here at the Hamburger Zoo "Hagenbeck Tierpark". I like the picture a lot!


06-17-2008, 10:55 AM
20 min of linework...


06-17-2008, 12:03 PM

5 minutes for the sketch. colouring still my big problem ; )

06-17-2008, 12:50 PM
Thats quite fast :wip: it took me 20min only for the linework :D

06-17-2008, 01:01 PM
just about 25 mins


06-17-2008, 01:38 PM
had quite a lot problems with the anatomy and therefore I had to change a lot. Would say it took me around 30 minutes.

@Vyse-soa: I like the way you put your lines. Dynamic and good weight. Here and there it could use some more details to clearify the forms.

@fischkopf: super fast. I would say that the back part of your lion is a bit to long and the head is a bit to big. It looks a lot younger. As for your "problem" with the colours.. I think there is no problem, just try to go with more contrast. Don't be shy with contrast, it describes the form.. but as you can see in my picture writing about something and doing something are two different things

@MadMatix: You hit the pose pretty well, maybe the legs in the front are a bit to short...

06-17-2008, 01:44 PM

I really like your painting, especially the back legs and head!


I would say you have drawn the best front half so far, the front arms are very well done, and it really seems like he is indeed stretching.

06-17-2008, 04:26 PM

cool linework. nice expressive sketch! I guess the line of the belly could be bit more arcuated.


you caught the pose. just the head could a bit bigger (longer).

thanks for your advise. next time I will try to put more contrast into my painting.


the posture is good. the shoulder maybe a bit lower and the head a bit up.

06-18-2008, 10:17 AM
Today, we will draw a cloud panorama. I like the mood of the image.


06-18-2008, 01:56 PM
sorry, but that picture was just to crazy for me. Way to difficult so many difficult forms and so diverse colours... just couldn't come up with a simple solution to block the image in. I'am looking forward to see some good approaches, because mine is just .... not so successfull.http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/6w2x-l.jpg

06-18-2008, 03:33 PM
Round about 30 minutes, with several breaks.

It took me some time to get the right brush.

Done with Painter.


06-18-2008, 04:04 PM
@satzer71: Nice picture. It looks really nice and atmospheric. Although you simplyfied the picture quite a lot. Which may is not the badest approach. I'm still wondering, what other ways there are to block those clouds in.

06-18-2008, 10:16 PM
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/1383/aspeedcloudtc0.th.jpg (http://img181.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aspeedcloudtc0.jpg)

This is my first post!

Anyways... I am not very experienced with speedpainting, this is my second one ever I think. Clouds are so complicated...

06-19-2008, 09:57 AM
I am very anxious to see your paintings. Have Fun with this plane.


06-19-2008, 12:31 PM
Nice reference! Took me quite a while and it would need a lot of cleaning. (45 minutes)


@ mizzliz


I like your cloud image very much. You blocked those clouds in pretty good. But I don't like that the part of the sky without clouds is so soft (blury). It would like it better when you had hard edges there as well.

06-19-2008, 04:04 PM

Very very speedy. Took me 15 mins max, not happy but I didnt like the picture much :shrug:

06-19-2008, 07:42 PM
I think experiment with the spacing of a textured brush would help you guys, I don't know if I could nail it, I haven't tried it, but I've seen other guys do it...

06-20-2008, 07:35 AM
I think experiment with the spacing of a textured brush would help you guys, I don't know if I could nail it, I haven't tried it, but I've seen other guys do it...

what exactly do you mean when you say experimenting with the spacing of a textured brush, what result do you think should be achived by doing that?

06-20-2008, 10:11 AM
I gues this is a nice posture for speedpainting.


06-20-2008, 04:15 PM
Hi, this is my first post in this thread, I hope to get some critiques please... This is a 35-40 mins. piece...


06-21-2008, 08:40 AM
@arielmedel: nice to see you taking part in this thread. I hope you will contiue that in the future.
For the short time given you hit the target pretty well. Nice colours and the posture is good although not perfect. the hip should be more tilted to the left and your upper body is almost upright. Thats why your pose isn't as dynamic as the original.

06-21-2008, 09:34 AM
that was not so easy, the pose is quite difficult to nail. But it was none the less fun. I would say, that the upper body is to short, an that the hipps are not pushed forward as in the original. The pose is to flat. 40 minutes


06-21-2008, 09:47 AM
ok, lets take an other s-pose. But this time from the back. Enjoy.http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/6uh9-9.jpg

06-21-2008, 02:04 PM
ok about 45 minutes. colouring took me quite a while and I dind't hit the skin colour. Other paintings, critics and comments are appreciated. As allways :-)

06-21-2008, 07:03 PM
hi, this my first post, about 38 min painting in ps,
c&c pls :rolleyes:http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk101/leno780/woman.png

06-21-2008, 10:14 PM
Here's my contribution, I was distracted a lot by phone calls and by chatting, but I think it was an hour or a little over an hour to do this. I did the entire upper part in just one layer, and the legs in another layer.


I did this only using shapes, no line work, which makes it harder for me to nail the pose, What do you guys think?

I'll be contributing as often as I can, thanks for the welcome, TedNindo (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=328403)! :)


My sketch thread (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=31&t=643865)

My other thread (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=31&t=644985)

06-22-2008, 02:48 AM
TedNindo (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=328403), I like it. I just think she's too thin...

leno780 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=332872), hi, I like your effort a lot, but from the hips down it's not as good. The pose is too forced I think, although I think you were very close to the ref's pose. :)

06-22-2008, 06:31 AM
hi, i repost a coloured version, it take me about 30 min to put colors, thanx for the advise arielmedel :)

06-22-2008, 10:08 AM
@ arielmedel: hey really nice. I like the upper part very much. But I would say that the lower body and the legs are not in the right proportion - two big. You picked good colors and described the form really well. Go on. And yes I think you're right, in my pic she is a bit to thin, but what bothers me the most is that she is a bit to stiff in the upper part of her body. Especialy if you compare it with leons picture.

@ leon: welcome to the thread and thank you for your effort. Very nice picture. you exaggerated the pose in a very good way. it looks super dynamic. I also like the way you described form in her shoulder/arm/face. But the legs are a bit blury and a bit to big in my eyes. I hope you will go on in posting in this thread.

06-22-2008, 10:21 AM
Ok, I know this is the 3rd human pose in a row. But i think this is a really nice one. A lot of information in his leg area (anatomy). And the pose isn't as easy as it looks. I guess it will be quite difficult to get him leaning backwards as in the picture. I'm looking forward to your contributions.


06-22-2008, 01:58 PM
hi, my first attempt in B&W on PS, try to catch the dynamism of the scene, about a hour.

06-22-2008, 02:58 PM
hi leno, I absolutly love your picture it captures its essents perfectly and the grayscale makes it even more beliveble. reminds me of old b&w tv. Maybe the upper bodypart is a bit to upright, but thats just nitpicking so.

For my attempt, I tried an other brush then I usualy do. So it was like an experiment to me.
The brush althoug digital, felt almost like a real one..


06-22-2008, 04:34 PM
hi TedNindo (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=328403) thanx for your comments, I like your picture very "strong looking", exuse my poor english :blush:

06-22-2008, 05:43 PM
Around 45-50 mins. I tried to make this one more abstract using a speed painting style I've seen where they make things pretty abstract, yet it looks real. I didn't go that abstract but I think that although the proportions are somewhat different from the ref pic it look good.

Please any comments?


06-22-2008, 05:45 PM
leno780 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=332872), what I like about you is that it doesn't matter how abstract you go on your painting, your style seems alsways defined and clean :)

06-22-2008, 07:36 PM
Great work, Ariel :) Keep posting!

06-22-2008, 09:01 PM
hey arielmedel,

fantastic work I like the way you went, a bit more abstract. The legs are super and the pose is very strong. Exellent work!

@leno: no need to excuse. My english is far from perfect. As long as we can understand each other everything is fine

thank you both for contributing such nice efforts :thumbsup:

06-23-2008, 05:22 AM
Actually the three of us have bad english, hehehe. It's really cool being in contact with people from parts of the world that are so different and gather here to make art... :D

06-23-2008, 06:26 AM
hi every one, this an attempt with "more details" c&c please :love:http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk101/leno780/bleuTshirtgirl.png

06-23-2008, 08:26 AM
hi leno, woooow! Absolute lovely! You hit the pose perfectly. the colors are superb, skin/hair/shirt. The only thing I would critc is the top border of her pants is a bit to straight. The roundness would describe the form of her belly better. But again, just nitpicking.

06-23-2008, 09:31 AM
Great works guys! It is so inspiring to see such nice paintings.

This is the pic for today. Have fun!


06-23-2008, 09:41 AM
35 mins. I was way off on the bottom half.


06-23-2008, 09:54 AM
Good proportions. The upper body should be tilted more to the left and the knee should be bended more strongly. Anyway its good to see you back posting

06-23-2008, 11:25 AM

It took me about 30 minutes

06-23-2008, 12:05 PM
good job fischkopf (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=50605) I like the subtil way you paint the model, this my attempt "not very proud :blush:" about 43 mn in PS

06-23-2008, 12:11 PM
Hi guys ..

I see really nice activity here. I am a complete newbie to digital painting. But to be frank the works are nice :)

I was wondering if any of you cd perhaps record the way you work (using camstudio or some such software) and post the recording online ?

It would be great help !


06-23-2008, 01:00 PM
Around 40 minutes.

06-23-2008, 02:32 PM

thank you for the kind words!

It looks very persuasive to me how you painted the glance and shadow of the horse. very nice. the proportion of my horse looks a bit streched. but it works to me.


this is the best painting i ever saw of yours! you caught the pose very well, you adapted the glance of the surface of the horse good, too. just the grass could be a bit more dynamic... nice work, ted! : )

06-23-2008, 02:48 PM
@ leno: Why are you not happy with your pic I think you captured the colors and the glance of the fur very well.

@ asterias: welcome to this thread, even if you describe yourself as a complete newbie you're welcome to participate yourself with pictures and comments if you like.

@Fischkopf: Thank you very much! Really kind words. I was a bit afraid of that picture because I don't draw animals that often. And then I was surpriesed how "well" it turned out. It almost seems that the daily speedpaintings are starting to pay off. I'm happy about that.

06-23-2008, 04:28 PM
What a horse.

This one really hurts. I am still trying to understand brush settings in Painter but anyway the anatomy of the horse went totaly wrong... which is not a problem of brushes...

Will need much more practise but I am full of confidence.


06-24-2008, 06:57 AM
my horsie:

http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/7694-1-jpg.html http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/7694-1-jpghttp://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/7694-1.jpg

I would like to add structure on the horse texture, but that would exceed the time for a speedpainting for me.


06-24-2008, 07:51 AM
Hi ted

@ asterias: welcome to this thread, even if you describe yourself as a complete newbie you're welcome to participate yourself with pictures and comments if you like.

Thanks a lot. I ll be a silent visitor for sometime and then start giving you all trouble :)

Thanks again


06-24-2008, 10:27 AM
Okay guys, we hope you like this pic for today.


06-24-2008, 11:04 AM

I think it is not the anatomy you didn't capture so well, it is more the proportion of the horse that is a bit squashed and stretched. The snout of the horse is a bit expanded as well. To get more the dynamic in the picture I found out that the tail of a horse is not so unimportant. Try to get more an S-Curve into the tail next time. It supports the dynamic of movement a lot.
I like the glance of the horse. You implemented the glance very nice. It's convincing.


You caught the pose very good! The silhouette of the horse looks very accurate. The tail of the horse is a bit too dominant in my opinion. As I wrote to satzer, try to get more an S-Curve into the tail.
You put the glance of the horse on the right places but it looks a litte fungous. In a whole nice work. Go on da_ul! Want to see more : )

06-24-2008, 03:42 PM
omg that was just to much! Don't like my result that much, because its very rough, it doesn't look finished, even as a speedpainting. And even for me it is super untidy... well I hope next day it will be easier/better. About 40 minutes


06-24-2008, 05:03 PM
yes, ted! punish me for your pic choice, today! (ted is my workmate) haha : ))

06-24-2008, 05:12 PM
yes, ted! punish me for your pic choice, today! (ted is my workmate) haha : ))

I know, I know. It was my suggestion :surprised

06-24-2008, 08:51 PM
nice pic TedNindo (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=328403) i like the way you put colors in the scene :cry:
this my vision of the scene more than hour ..:)

06-24-2008, 10:14 PM

i like your pic!

the proportion isn't that right. but i guess you know that... it seems a bit squashed. but i like a lot how you work with colours. i like the fullness of your colours in your painting.

what do you mean by it doesn't look finished? what do you think when a painting is a finished painting? it doesn't look so rough as you think... that is my sense...


you caught the sense of the picture very well and you chose nice colours!

06-25-2008, 08:31 AM
well compare lenos picture with mine.. his picture looks homogeneous it has a consitent style through the whole image. Mine is VERY rough in background areas and a more detailed helicopter with lots of untidy places. Thats why I think mine looks I was interrupted while painting...

06-25-2008, 09:11 AM
ok, I wanna speed up the speedpainting thus I made this one really fast (for me): about 15 minutes.


06-25-2008, 09:31 AM
Ok here is todays speedpainting subjet. Looking forward to your interpretations.


06-25-2008, 09:33 AM
... and here is mine from yesterday...


06-25-2008, 11:01 AM
here's my scottsman: 38 minute.
I don't know, do you think it would be interessting to post the state of the image around the 20 minutes timewindow?

06-25-2008, 12:32 PM
around 40 minutes...


06-25-2008, 12:42 PM
nice fischkopf! Your sketch strong and and dynamic as always. But this time the colors are strong as well I really like them. It is really nice how you use a few simple stokes to define form especialy in the head, legs, shirt- area! :applause:

I like the face you drew. You can see how concentrated he is.

06-25-2008, 01:07 PM
Fishkopf, maybe by showing his teeth and a vein on his neck you can bring more pressure to his head. Your figure is more looking like he's steering a remote controlled airplane :D

06-25-2008, 01:23 PM

yes, you're absolutley right! but actually it is a speedpainting and I don't want to spend more time into this painting.


thanks ted! : )

06-25-2008, 10:23 PM
hi this is my post today, i try to simulate traditional media, c&c pls :)

06-26-2008, 10:03 AM
This is a very dynamic pose... very interesting!


06-26-2008, 11:12 AM
@ leno

i guess you simulated that kind of traditional media very well. i like how you set the highlight in a decent manner. it is not so dominant.

06-26-2008, 01:31 PM
back leg is way off, what else is new?


06-26-2008, 03:46 PM
just a quickie...


06-26-2008, 03:47 PM
Wow that pic is cool, Iīll try to make a quick sketch later on today... hope I can make the time for it...

06-26-2008, 03:49 PM

nice madmatix! you caught the pose and it looks dynamic. just as you said before the back leg is a bit way off. maybe the head could be a bit bigger and a little more down.

06-26-2008, 03:53 PM
hi, a 30 minutes speed painting :hmm:


06-26-2008, 04:11 PM

wow, that looks really cool. you can really feel how he ducks down. i like a lot your color choice and that you used the color blue in shadow.

06-26-2008, 05:33 PM

well, you pwnd us once again! very well done! nothing to criticize


i like yours, but spend more time next go around! ;)

06-26-2008, 08:25 PM
Iīm posting although I think mine blows :S


06-26-2008, 08:37 PM
hey really nice speedpaitings. Great that you faced that quite hard reference.
ariel I don't think that yours is blowing :hmm:... I would say that the riffle seems a bit short and his left arm is a bit long, but you captured the scene very well. Good colors.
Leno you did it again, "simple" yet very nice, very dynamic. Love it.
Fischkopf that was a really fast one, huh? You made your pic a bit flat with lining up the two lines under the two feets, else really nice.
Matix you too captured the feel and the pose very well. I would say that the legs are a bit thin and you missed some key shadows like around the head. Thats why the form is not flawlessly readable everywhere.

06-27-2008, 07:53 AM
-here's my speed around 20 minutes


06-27-2008, 10:34 AM
I guess this pic is full of atmosphere


06-27-2008, 12:57 PM
I am not quite satisfied with the result...


06-27-2008, 01:29 PM
Hope someone will show a simple yet good approach to takle that picture... I couldn't come up with a satisfying solution


06-27-2008, 03:21 PM
hi this is an attempt for this scene, too hard to do :wip:, but very useful (:, C&C pls.

06-27-2008, 03:58 PM
yes, this is a really hard to do.... but this is so interesting to see how you guys compete with this reference.


i like your interpretation of the ground but it looks more like leaves.


your pic looks very nice. you captured the atmosphere. i like the brush. is this a dry brush? i should experiment more with different brushes.
maybe your lights could a bit more bright. cool painting!

06-28-2008, 10:13 AM
After that hard picture yesterday lets take something more "pleasent". At least I hope it is.


06-28-2008, 12:06 PM
Arrrrr... nice : )

06-28-2008, 12:42 PM
hey here's my attempt:


06-28-2008, 01:23 PM

Hey, nice attempt! I like your sketch... you tried to loosen more up. But it seems to me that you are a bit reserved because of the subtle lines. I like the thick lines in the middle of the figure. With thick lines you place more accents on the shape of the figure. Keep at it!

06-28-2008, 02:05 PM
Wow, howīs that girl?

06-29-2008, 09:48 AM
And today something completely different.

06-29-2008, 11:15 PM
App. 17 minutes

06-29-2008, 11:46 PM
No image is showing for me...

06-30-2008, 07:00 AM
@ SpetsK: Welcome to this thread and thank you for your participation. I think you hit the colors very well and you even draw the small fishes! The only "negative" things I can come up with is that your shark is a bit turned to the left but just slightly. Head and tail seem a bit to small.

06-30-2008, 08:27 AM
here's my attempt. I don't know how long it took, because I was talking to someone while painting. But I would say 30-40 min

06-30-2008, 10:14 AM
An interesting looking tree.


06-30-2008, 03:22 PM
#200 Nice ;-) Here's my try for todays image... 35 minutes

@ariel: which image couldn't you see? The shark reference?

06-30-2008, 03:56 PM
TedNindo, I couldnīt see SpetsK (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=218870)īs image. Now I see it. :)

SpetsK (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=218870), I like it, the only thing I would crit is that if you could have been a bit more careful with the detail and it would have been even better. Nice work :)

06-30-2008, 07:19 PM
TedNindo: Thanks and it's a nice thread as it's my second day here! :P I love yours, did u use fishy-brush for small fishes? Very nifty!

arielmedel: Thanks, and I sure need to pay more attention on main objects, so I did on the next image, 20 mins:


06-30-2008, 08:13 PM
hi every one :wavey:
nice thread fischkopf (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=50605)
welcome SpetsK (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=218870) i like the way that u give the sensation of bend on the tree:bowdown:, nice pic.
this my attempt think it's the worst since i strart post on this thread :cry: the next post will be better "promisse :) ".

06-30-2008, 08:43 PM
Hi SpetsK; yes I did a brush for the fishes hehe, I'm lazy. I like your tree you used lot of swing so the tree looks strongly bended. Really good.

hi Leno. I have to thank you for participating so regularly. It is a pleasure to see your pictures. And for the actuall one. Let's admit it's your worst one. But it's still pretty good so no reason to be unhappy.

Everybody... please add your timeframe if you go over 20 minutes. We don't want do demoralize anybody who fights to stay into these 20 minutes.:argh:

06-30-2008, 09:19 PM
hi sorry ted nindo idraw the tree in about 45 mins :wip:. i don't add a timefram coz i don't matter a lot about time, i'm just trying to familiarize withe the tablette, coz i'm a new user :),but i'll add the time frame of my paintings in the futur "promise", and sorry again :bowdown:

06-30-2008, 09:24 PM
hi, done in 12 mins

06-30-2008, 09:28 PM
this painting is based on the sketch posted earlier , it's far to be perfect or finish but i expiriment some technics in this work :wip:, c&c please _ done in about 4 houres_

06-30-2008, 09:58 PM
Hey Leno! Very well painting! I like it a lot. :beer:

The head of your painting is a bit longer and a bit narrow. The breasts could have a little more volume
You painted the hair like a dream... wow! Good work! :bowdown:

06-30-2008, 10:02 PM
leno780, wow. Itīs amazing given the time you spent on it. The arms are really good. the abdomen has many issues, and the real problem is her left breast. But as I said for a four hour piece, itīs great.

The only thing I would have a comment is that everything you do, except for this, is done as an unfinished regular illustration. Looks great but doesnīt look like most speed paintings. Most concept speedpaintings Iīve seen incorporate techiniques that allow the artist to make an illustration seem finished and realistic even if pretty abstract. They use custom brushes with pattern and stuff like that to minimize the timeframe on each piece. That way they can work fast and produce enough work. I think that if the idea is to do speedpaintings, your work lacks that.

06-30-2008, 10:05 PM
wooooooooooooow:drool: hey leno! Amazing!So if I had to crit which is not really nessesary but I still try to get something from the viewers of this forum so I also want to give some comments back... bla bla bla ;).
Ok, I would recommend using darker "black" in the Hair or, the panty.. and soften some of the edges, for example on her ribcage (left) or in the neck area. she looks a bit skiny on your picture.
The nose is a bit short too... don't get me wrong. I don't think you need to change these things but they came to my mind while "traveling" your picture.

As for the timeframe. I don't think time is that important when it comes to painting. But just for this forum I think it would help other peoples. If they see images like yours they often want to know how long somebody needs for such nice pictures. And theres no way you could compare a 20 minute picture with a 2 hours picture. So I guess it's just nice to have a certain timeframe.

And keep on posting...it's a pleasure!:drool:

06-30-2008, 10:57 PM
Leno, since you took some time to do that, why donīt you go back and correct the things people have pointed out. Itīs a very nice piece, but some details make it look like it was a bit rushed. Itīs not far from perfect so why just leave it at very good?

Iīd sure love to see a corrected version.

I have to mention the girlīs belly looks weird in the picture, thatīs why in your illustration it looks weird. My advice is that if you go back and improve your image, you be very careful with that, also you might want to improvise a little to make it look more ĻnormalĻ. If you leave it like that and include it in your portfolio, people wonīt think: oh, the belly looks weird but thatīs cause the ref pic was weird. They will just think: the belly looks weird and thatīs all. Just a suggestion. :)

07-01-2008, 09:46 AM
This is the Borgund Stave church in Norway. I guess this curch has an interesting style and design.


07-01-2008, 10:03 AM
Great new picture! Even more great that I have been there! They didn't let people to visit the church inside, as they were afraid of someone burning it down. Carefully protected ;) I can't wait to get home and grab my pen to scribble it :)

07-01-2008, 11:52 AM
Hi, I am Bruci...

Did this shark today which was a big pleasure. It took me an hour with several breaks.

I started with the background first, setting up the colours and the light direction. The i have done some basic perspective lines. Beginign with the main fin I also used it for proportion and size reference.

As always a lot of space to improve but could have been worse.


07-01-2008, 01:22 PM
Sorry for this one but somehow I didn't get into that image.. somewhere below 20 minutes.


07-01-2008, 03:55 PM
hi every one, n thanx for ur comments they help a lot :applause:, this my attempt for today it took exactely 23mins.

07-02-2008, 09:47 AM
I guess this picture has an interesting angle...


07-02-2008, 11:14 AM
Just a sketch... not happy with it. But nevertheless here is my attempt.


07-02-2008, 12:02 PM
hey fischkopf, I like your sketch. I like it that you added some textures. Why are you not happy about it?

07-02-2008, 12:14 PM
it's not loose enough...

07-02-2008, 01:03 PM
heres mine. 40 minutes


07-02-2008, 01:06 PM
it's not loose enough...

One thing I would critizise though is that the angle of her backarm is to flat. Like that some of the tension gets lost.

07-02-2008, 01:52 PM
Over an hour. At first I had just a "normal" speedpainting, after about 25 mins, kind of like what tednindo had, but then i began shading, then began erasing the incorrect sketch lines, and after that this is what I got:


07-02-2008, 02:35 PM
While revisiting this thread after more than an hour I saw that the head of my geisha is way to big. So here's a slightly corrected version:


07-02-2008, 05:52 PM
fischkopf i like your sketch very intereting :cool:
this my attempt a 55mins speed painting.

07-02-2008, 05:59 PM
leno that is amazing :applause:

07-03-2008, 09:29 AM
This was my second try, which was about 10 minutes.


07-03-2008, 10:05 AM
Funny picture ;)


07-03-2008, 10:32 AM
22 mins or so
I tried something different this go around: I drew everything on one layer, and did not use the erase tool. Normally I have about 3 or 4 layers and use the eraser quite a bit.


07-03-2008, 12:37 PM
hey madmatix;
this new technic fits you well as it seems. It looks quite good. For sure there are some problems like the too short legs, but there are also some really good points. For example the right guy is very dynamic. Because of your linework it seems as he would move slightly.
And one thing that catched my eye also in your last picture with the woman is that your figures sometimes suffer the "marshmallowman-syndrom". That means that outlines of a figure are moving exactly opposit to each other. Which allways looks undynamic and does not exist often in the real nature. I try to explain that in an example. I hope you know what I mean. And I'm sure some other guys in this thread could tell something to expand that topic then I myself try hard to get rid off that problem.

Example on the left boxers right arm:


07-03-2008, 01:46 PM
About an hour


07-03-2008, 03:39 PM
Here's a link to the same topic:


and I can remember a much longer thread about that topic a read some month ago, but I couldn't find it. Maybe someone else knows where it is.

oh... and found it seconds after posting this :cool: :


07-03-2008, 03:44 PM
very good example, ted!


that is good! you tried to draw in a loose way. a good way to explore the posture and anatomy of the figure. i like the right guy a lot. dynamic!

07-04-2008, 08:25 AM
it took me a while: 75 minutes.


07-04-2008, 09:41 AM
Hi guys! Today, we take a gorilla as reference. Have fun!


07-04-2008, 12:54 PM
20 minutes

07-04-2008, 12:59 PM

I very like the right guy! The posture looks very loose and dynamic. Both legs look agile and dynamic because you watched the opposing curves and that is good. :)

07-04-2008, 01:03 PM

Whoo! Cool Ted. You worked more in a rough mode. That's good. You should do that more often!

I like how you put down the background. The colours are nice. Maybe bit more yellow dots in the gras would be great.


07-04-2008, 02:44 PM
It took me about 25 minutes. Have a good weekend guys!


07-05-2008, 01:51 PM
For todays reference lets take this strong pose.


07-05-2008, 02:02 PM
Did this last evening. About 1.40 hours ( little long for a speedpaint, I know :-))

07-05-2008, 02:28 PM
Hi Adamse and welcome to this thread.
Thank you for your participation. I like your effort. Really nice face. Good to see that you mirror your paintings now and then, which is a good technic to supervise your own paintings and get a fresh view.
This thread is called speedpainting yet speed is not everything. Speed comes with practice thats why the main purpous of this thread is daily practice no matter how long it takes you to paint.

07-05-2008, 03:31 PM
here is my attempt:

22 Minutes

07-06-2008, 09:08 AM
Since the image of yesterday didn't receive to many replies lets try with this image for today.


07-07-2008, 09:31 AM
no replies :cry:


07-07-2008, 09:38 AM
I guess this is a nice picture for today.


07-07-2008, 05:28 PM
another one :).
About 1.5 h. Took me some time to catch the pose of the guy.
Nice thread. Really makes you focus a little time after work to improve the painting skills

07-08-2008, 09:42 AM
Hi Adamse, I like how you captured the feel of the images good colors too, although I would say that you shouldn't take that much black for your shadows. They normaly contain a lot of blue especially in exteriors.
But keep up the work.

07-08-2008, 10:00 AM
The coolest tank on earth! ;)


07-08-2008, 11:08 AM
here's my attempt to yesterdays image (28 minutes):