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How long does it take for you to draw?

Keroki

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My sketches take me like 10 minutes, but the lineart... I hate lineartttsss.
Once the lineart is done, after like 1-2 hours, painting and shading goes on so easily.

All in all about 3-6 hours depending on the detail and if theres a background.
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SkyeLegs

Reet Mazer
Sketching is always the hardest part for me, trying to get the posing and perspective just right. It can take me well over an hour. Line art is probably my favourite step, I find it relaxing and I can get into a nice flow. Takes me about an hour or two depending on the piece. Then colouring and shading usually take the longest, another couple hours for stylised shading or several hours for detailed fur and texturing. So typically anywhere from 4-10 hours, depending on complexity.

That said, in reality, it takes me days or weeks to actually finish a piece because lazy.
 

MikeTheBrownFox

Starving Artist
For me, it can take me about 6 hours to finish any drawing. Even drawings that look simple and quick to draw can take me a long time.

I really need to improve my drawing speed, I'm tired of drawing for hours on end while everyone else makes quality drawings in about less than 2 hours. I really need advice here.
 

Keefur

aka Cutter Cat
Yes. It takes me a while, too. At least three or four hours at minimum. I don't use a tablet. I draw with a mouse. I do like shading. I don't do a lot of commissions, although I have been told by others that I should. Here's one I did.
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foussiremix

Guest
Around 7 hours or 13 hours.
I take alot of time while drawing and because of the shading.
 

Patchclaws

Member
my usual art generally takes about 30 minutes to 4 hours, but it goes up from there if there's backgrounds, several chaacters, or lots of painty style rendering.
this took me like 20+ hours if i'm remembering correctly
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and its always the rendering that takes me the longest for this style of art
also finding references for background elements -_-
 

Galaxseed

Member
Depends how energetic I am that day. Sketches take me about 10-20 mins , lineart about an hour and a half , coloring - 40 / 70 mins and last adjustments may be up to 20 mins to an hour (because I'm so indecisive with colors sometimes). I can def finish one piece within a day or two if I was really REAALLY motivated.

If I was exhausted tho , It would probably be double the time sob and take me 5 days or even more sob
 

TazTopaz

New Member
It depends, it can take me about two hours to a day for a full scene but if I'm just going for my usual portrait style it takes about 45 to an hour and a half to do it depending on if I need references, how I'm feeling that day and how well I can draw hands.
 

MadKiyo

Imma bat in yer rafters
20 minutes for just drawing a quick concept of something to 2 - 3 hours for something that fills the page. It sounds fast for a full-page drawing, but I get away with it using bastard techniques to make drawing detailed backgrounds quick.
 

Jane Hollywood

The Fabulous Moolah
Banned
my usual art generally takes about 30 minutes to 4 hours, but it goes up from there if there's backgrounds, several chaacters, or lots of painty style rendering.
this took me like 20+ hours if i'm remembering correctly
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and its always the rendering that takes me the longest for this style of art
also finding references for background elements -_-

Right because you actually do this shit the right way and make gallery level.
 

Deathless

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It all depends on whether it's digital or not but usually digital art takes longer then traditional paper, pencil, outlining, coloring. Not sure why but it's more relaxing drawing on paper which makes me more motivated to finish it... maybe it's because of the screen, I don't know.
Usually, since I procrastinate more than usual on a digital art piece, it takes (depending on complexity) at least one or two hours, but a paper and pencil piece takes a good 30 minutes (unless it's something I really care about or I get shading involved will take longer, making the most time spent about 2 hours)
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