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November 4, 2012
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- High Key Speedpaint - by Anathematixs - High Key Speedpaint - by Anathematixs
A quite simple speedpaint... Got stuck on a commission, so I decided to doodle a bit and pretty soon I got inspired and painted this.
I'd love to write an elaborate story to go with it, but it's really just a speedpaint :P

Photoshop & Wacom tablet

This work may not be used, tubed, redistributed, posted, altered or printed without my permission.
My art is not stock!
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deathindenim Mar 22, 2014  New member
Amazing! Very impressive:)
seinme Mar 19, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
wow! Your picture is so pretty!
VixenNymph Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really don't like it when people with talent call really nice looking art "speedpaint" just because it didn't take them a livetime to make. It would take an average person AGES to make something like that. Being too humble is an insult to other people's talents.
Anathematixs Feb 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Firstly, I want to thank you for your comment. It's not every day you get such an honest review from someone who is not afraid to speak their mind.

Without wanting to take a defensive stand here, I would like to explain my reasoning for calling this a speedpaint.
I did not post this artwork with the thought of saying "Look at me! I am so awesome that I can paint this in a little over an hour!" (or however long it took me) To be honest, I had no idea this work would get half of the attention it got. There are paintings in my gallery that took me forever and a day to paint, that have not gotten an inkling of the attention this piece has gotten, so my personal feelings towards this painting are, quite frankly, wry.
I am very sorry that my description offended or insulted any one, as this was never my intention.
These paintings are all blurry with a few strategically placed details, making them look more detailed than they really are.

Would writing a tutorial for paintings like this make a difference?
VixenNymph Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for clearing that up! I know you or any other artist never meant to offend or belittle anyone else with lesser talent, it simply looks bad on paper.

A tutorial is something I think everyone would appreciate as you're very talented and if making THAT amazing thing didn't take you long, I think a lot of people would be inspired to try. I know I would delve into it straight away!
Anathematixs Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem!

I will try to make it a video tutorial, since I find that those explain a lot more. Easier to understand when you can see what I am doing whilst I explain it, I think.
And I'll be sure to post a journal about it when it goes up.

Again, thank you for the comment.
VixenNymph Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great, I really can't wait! I do digital art too and dream of self improvement. I think your style and techniques will prove useful to me. :3
Anathematixs Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Dedicated to you :hug:… (The link to the video is in the description)
VixenNymph Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow <3 I'm gonna watch it right away!
Stunning artwork. Have used it as my avatar with due credit in Batoto Forums.

Awesome work!! :D
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