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Is it good to take time

Fast is the way to go, it shows more skill
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No, I take mine time, that way it turns out better
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It depends on the artist
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Offline Ag.

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« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2006, 12:21:19 pm »
I used to take much longer drawing, but an artist looked at my sketches and advised me to train myself in speed producing pencils in 15 seconds, then allowing myself to take longer, but in this exercise never longer than two minutes. In my case this was because I was far too tense and that tension was actually becoming bad for my health as well as causing me to get so fixated on small details that I missed the point of the overall picture.

Now those exercises were an extreme designed to get me out of a fixated way of thinking and into a more relaxed way of viewing my work, but to this day the basic roughs never take longer than ten to fifteen minutes with additional detailing adding perhaps as much as another 45 mins on top of that.

All told I can put out a relatively simple image out from sketch to full computer colour in about two and a half hours (see the image I drew for Fen fen for an example of the general level of skill used), but I must admit that what works for me doesn't work for everyone.
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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2006, 01:43:20 pm »
Depends with me.

I can knock out a half-decent sketch and ink it in about 10 minutes, or I can spend 2 hours on a proper work and do it right.

I think it's a good thing to be good at drawing quite fast, that way, when you take more time they look freaking sweet '<img'>

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« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2006, 07:02:24 pm »
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it really depends on the person.
I'm wayyy to ADD to take like 6hours on something. more like an hour or two. three tops.
i'd like to think it dosen't show too much.


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« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2006, 09:04:01 pm »
I think I'd have to say that it not only depends on the artist, but the work itself, as well. I'll generally spend a fairly short amount of time on all of my drawings, but some I have to mull over or stop attempting to complete for a while until a better time arises. Other times, an image will slap me in the face (right after I turn the lights off to go to bed) and I have to sit down and draw it out before I forget.

Of course, going back over the sketches many times often improves my work (this takes time), making sure inking oopsies don't occur helps (this takes time), and actually colouring the darn thing (grr).

So yeah, it depends-- it's all relative. People answering positively to more than one poll response proves this. I think I also have to say taking my time never hurt me (except during dealines!)





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« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2006, 06:37:59 am »
I take my time. I`ve been working on the same picture for 3 days now and I gotta say, so far it`s the best thing i`ve drawn. ^^

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« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2007, 01:17:10 pm »
It really does depend on the artist.

I have tried to go slow on pieces, tried very hard, because a lot of people have told me that I am suposed to, but I just can't. I work quickly, but I don't rush it's just how I work. My longest art so far has taken four hours on a large full acrilic painting. I think it just depends compleatly on the artist.

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« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2007, 02:54:07 pm »
IMHO, I take it slow. ^_^ It lets you really examine your subject, and make it as you really want it before inkage.

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« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2007, 01:11:44 pm »
Oh I can take months on a picture... Well firstly I don't have all the time in the world to do it (school, parents, etc.) and I can only do it when I have the urge to... They end up really good though, and they (usually) meet my standard.
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« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2007, 01:27:14 pm »
Depends on the Artist.  Some people produce good pieces quick, others take their time and produce the same quality of work.  

My drawings usually take about 20-30 minutes to sketch, then 10 to ink and about 15 to colour.

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« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2007, 01:55:16 pm »
I think it's not only artist dependent but also situation dependent. Looking at my dA I think in my case taking time is probably better. There's a relation between the time you take to make something, and the quality it turns out with. I personally work on a piece until I feel happy about how it looks or I'm just fed up working on it (which "surprisingly" is mostly the same moment).

Usually pictures I start out with while just doodling will probably not even make it to shading. Sometimes I get an idea of a picture I like to make, these usually become multi-day projects.

I don't draw to create drawings. I draw because I like to draw. I think that's more important then to create great pictures.

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« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2007, 03:30:56 pm »
I don't think there is a very long or very short drawing with good quality. Everyone sees a long time in another perspective. 6 hours can be short for one but long for another etc. That's my idea so long for your doing is the right thing  '<img'>
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« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2007, 06:26:39 pm »
I answered it depends on the artist because some can really make a great piece when casually sketching but can put it to death by just over working it and over detailing it.

Whereas some artists need to sketch an idea out a few tmes until its really to become finished and that can take time.

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« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2007, 01:45:27 pm »
I take my time but it also depends on the artist.  Some times I just get this image in my head and the only way I can draw it is fast cuz before too long I lose the vision and can't get it back.  In those cases tho I usually go back to it later and refine it.

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« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2007, 11:52:42 pm »
I take my time, but if I'm really into it I can do a fully completed, great looking picture in less than an hour--Depend on how big or small it is though--Also depending on how much detail I put into it, but stay at you're rate, and what works for you, that is what makes it the best, that it's personal, and you did it your way!
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« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2007, 11:41:21 pm »
The artist. Some are more comfotable drawing quickly, and some are not.

For me, I like to take my time. I finish a 'detailed' outline in around 2 hours, and it usually looks pretty good. Color would be great though...  ':p'

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« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2007, 01:11:40 pm »
Nobody has mentioned that is also depends on the piece.

If I'm just trying to get an idea down on paper (or on the computer, as it were, since I prefer my tablet), I don't spend too much time on it. If I want something to be really, really nice, then yeah, I'll spend more time on it.

Of course, this is for serious work. When I'm just doing cartoon Ozzie, I'm more proud of myself when I can get it done fast, because it means I have more time to draw more Ozzie!

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« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2007, 12:15:47 am »
I just relax and go wih the flow, unless I'm looking for an intentionally fast pace (two minute drawing, for example.)

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« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2008, 02:02:36 pm »
Take your time.
Do it right.
The idea is to express yourself as an artist, after all.
Setting a deadline on yourself is silly. Only animators really need to push stuff out insanely quick, since they have tight deadlines and taking those drawing shortcuts is all part of the style in the first place.
 
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« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2008, 10:03:23 am »
For a person who thinks fast, gets distracted easy and so on, bang it out.  I've seen some very fast artists who can crank out very high detailed work quickly.

Oh, wait, I live with one!

However, I never was good at working fast.  I like to think about things, tinker, experiment and play with things.

So, no one should try for one way or the other.  Find out what works best for you.
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