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speed drawing "figure study", photo by Marcus Ranum ([link]) an amazing photographer, with kind permission.
graphite on smooth bristol board, 50cm x 65cm,
tools: mechanical pencil, dry brush, mechanical and kneaded eraser, grid, shammy

have fun watching the speed drawing video on youtube: --->[link]<---
100 hours drawing in about 3 minutes


and visit our Speed-Drawing group if you like drawing time lapse videos =)
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing of a great figure!  :-)  You have really great tonal work, and I love the grace and curve of the pose.

(Of course, calling 100 hours, "speed drawing" seems just a bit counter intuitive... but I'm not here to argue that.  ;-) )
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for your nice comment! Yes right, I've been thinking that timelapse videos of drawings are called speed-drawings. A google search for "speed-drawing" indeed suggests mainly timelapse videos of drawings or paintings. I blame it on google :D
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha!  I suppose if Google is the Fountain of All Knowledge, then it can afford to take some blame now and then.  ;-)

Seriously, I was thinking in terms of "gesture drawings", which are typically done with live models (as opposed from a photo), and done in two or three minutes.  You really are scribbling, trying to capture as much of the "feel" of the pose as possible, without paying attention to details.  They are a GREAT training tool, making you really look and SEE what you are drawing, and getting the line, balance, weight, proportion and sense of motion in the pose.

Of course, you're on the opposite end of the spectrum here, but I love your pencil work!
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015   General Artist
Thank you very much! I've seen your beautiful gallery! And I appreciate and understand your point of view much better now! You're talking about life drawings and I used a photo as a referrence. That's a very different approach indeed and by the way all the credits for the beautiful light and composition and model belong to the art photographer Marcus Ranum. Check out his wonderful gallery.

I have called it speed drawing only because of the youtube video which is the actual artwork. And for me it makes sense to call "videos of timelapse drawings" simply "speed drawings", with the speed referring to the watching speed rather than the actual creation time. I think to watch 100 hours working time in 3 minutes is quite "speedy" =)
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, now that you explain it, "Speed" does make sense!

I'm having a hard time imagining keeping the camera and paper fixed in their relative position, unless you have a special fixture holding the camera over your drawing board.

Just saw the video.  Fascinating process!
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015   General Artist
Thank you very much!
Yes, I've used a tripod to hold the camera in position.
I'm glad you like the video, too!
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work!

(I've tried a couple of times to take some "in process" photos of my sculptures, but i think I move around too much to do something like a time lapse compression. ;-) )
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015   General Artist
Thank you! I've made a little turorial for the Speed-Drawing group about how to film a timelapse drawing. Maybe some ideas and settings can be used for a sculpure, too.
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Frommyhand Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's just amazing, especially the feet.
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015   General Artist
Thank you!
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IamDogged Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
What is your secret to making the hands and the line of the neck so grace in this position? When I try similar poses, the neck is always too long or short, and my fingers look stiff/awkward. I especially adore how you've done the curve of the spine into the hip--it's so graceful! Sorry to sound like such a fan girl but I truly admire you talented figure artists. To date, I have only 4 figures I've drawn and they all have marked/glaring flaws of technique...
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! My secret is to make very precise measurements and in this drawing i use a very thin grid with 1 cm squares. I start with thin lines which can be erased then i check the drawing very often with the reference to spot differences. When the lines seem ok i start with the volumes and shadings.
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IamDogged Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome! That's a brilliant and logical way to assure artistic quality and integrity. I'd heard mention of that in some classes a long while back, but never got around to trying it. Either way, your result is a masterful mix of both fluid and precise technique. Consider me a 'fangirl' :p
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   General Artist
Thank you soooo much! That made my day!
If you have any questions about my technique, feel free to ask. =)
Have a nice day!:sun:
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IamDogged Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Amazingly dramatic shading skills! The texture changes from curve highlighting to hair to muscled leg is magnificent! Must add to my Faves!
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014   General Artist
Thank you very much! =)
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1stSurugi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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badlilmunkee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This drawing of a figure study is truly beautiful.

I just watched you speed drawing link and was simply amazed at how precise all of your pencil strokes were.

But what really impressed me was how you wold jump from the middle of the model's arm/leg and then begin drawing her hand/foot- only to link the two after the hand/foot was fully drawn. Am I right to guess that you only started drawing her hand/foot after measuring? I'm guessing that would only make sense, to keep everything in proportion.

Needless to say, I really found this speed drawing video most thought provoking. Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us. :)
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   General Artist
Thank you very much! Yes you are right, I've made a very fine grid which is almost invisible in the video to keep all proportions as exact as possible. The "jump" from the middle of the arm to the hand for example is rather because of the new camera position and because i draw mostly from left to right and from top to bottom so i don't have to lay my drawing hand over the graphite and don't smear finished parts of the drawing. Most challenging was to not even touch the white paper at all because the paper would pic up tiny amounts of oil and water from my hands which would make smooth shadings much more difficult. The steam of my hand would also make the paper expand and make bumps.
I hope this answered you question about the "jump" and thank you very much for your attention to my work. =)
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badlilmunkee Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
~ i draw mostly from left to right and from top to bottom so i don't have to lay my drawing hand over the graphite and don't smear finished parts of the drawing.~

Ooh, wow, good point! I honestly never gave much thought to where I begin and end a drawing until now. So being that I am left handed, I guess it would really make a whole lot more sense for me to work from right to left, as well as from bottom to to top.

Thanks so much for answering my question. :D
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome! =)
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ArtistTaylorAnn Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful piece. Very elegant and calming. A lot of work for an incredible result.
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Waa2 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful
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saoirsesushi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
beautiful shading!
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pjs1998 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you do the original justice!
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sylvainArtist Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really amazing work. :clap:
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   General Artist
Thank you!=)
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Mak-Made Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wooow you almost made me want to quit drawing ^^
This one is very impressive : )
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   General Artist
don't^^ and thanks =)
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!!! You are amazing! This is wonderful! :clap:
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   General Artist
Thank you!=)
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are always welcome :glomp:
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diavolinas Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
:wow:
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JohnRose-Illustrator Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Most excellent work. I can definitely see this being a 100 hr. project.

:love:
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   General Artist
Thank you!=)
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JohnRose-Illustrator Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure. That's a LOT of work there… :faint:
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MonikaLoesser Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
FABULOUS!
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Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfeaturedplz: This excellent piece of art is featured in #AllWomen's journal. [link]
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
this is gorgeous!
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Doarted Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very awesome video
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jairolago Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really amazing drawing!! You are very talented! :) [link]
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Flipper1980 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Oh, wow! You've really caught her beautiful lines
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danyboz Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful drawing :thumbsup:
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LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the hair! Beautiful :)
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   General Artist
Thank you very much! :sun:
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klody Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg thats beautiful and so well done, we can almost dont believe you that its really a drawing :P :love:
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F0ggi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Magnificent drawing:).

Love the shading in this work especially with the lighting, that's brings out the details. Great form with the pose very elegant and soft as well.:heart:

You did an amazing work, keep it up.

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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very nice shadding!
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