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Thread: How Long Is Long?

  1. #1
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    How Long Is Long?

    I'm just curious to see how long ragers spend on paintings?

    I'm doing one at the mo that I've been on for weeks with many a flight hours spent, and I'm only ~1/3rd through. I'm just wondering if I'm a slow painter.

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    Won't know that till you show your work will I?
    Be well,

    "Teach, Learn, Thrive"~DM


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    It really depends on what folks draw, what they are looking for in their work (a work of art, or just some stress relief, for example), and how talented they are. When fooling around, I can create many "throw-away" paintings in short period -- but I am having fun or playing with a technique. On the other hand, I had a large floral one that I did that took two long nights -- which is about as long I normally spend on something I care about. I have a low patience threshhold! I'm sure the better artists here spend much longer - and get wonderful results. I have one detailed one that I am playing with now that I can only focus on for an hour or two each time, so total time may not be that long, but it is being done over weeks.

    D.

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    Usually, my paintings take 2-8 hours to do. I've found, however, that if I can tell if a painting is going astray in the first couple of hours, I will tend to throw it away and start over, whereas with natural media, I will tend to work at it more. There is no control-Z in the real world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fashmir
    Won't know that till you show your work will I?
    Heres a WIP then :?
    Its 20% the original height.

    and its of my niece (she's in the background. I'm not a zebra :wink: )

    I'm thinking maybe airbrush for the zebras satiny dress, maybe mix of airbrush and light load brush for the hair & hairfur and a heavyloaded brush for Maisie's skin.

    It would have been nice to get it done for father's day, but that isn't gonna happen.
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    As far as I can see with all the effort you make.
    Just keep it like this, it shall be great !!!

    I am now busy on my best until now and it costs me a lot
    more time and effort. But when it is finisched
    I will be very proud. even if I have to say it myself.

    Your painting look already great, just take your time.
    It is the result that counts!

    Johan

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    That is so good!
    Whatever time that took was the perfect amount.

    Never paint against the clock if you can avoid it.
    Luck is infatuated with the efficient.

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    I'm very happy that you like it

    I'll stick to the same pace and get there in the end then

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    That's almost photo realistic! Could you post a portion of the Zebra's head at 100% scale please? I'd love you see your brushwork up close

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    Hi NewCube.

    To paint the fur I first did a roller layer, which was more for my reference than actually being seen on the painting.

    Then I added a glitter layer using a small gun size and tiny glitter size, to get the texture I wanted.

    Then on top of that I added an oil paint layer to get the colours I wanted.

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