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SSSS-speed paintings by MinnaSundberg SSSS-speed paintings by MinnaSundberg
Oh yes, I've finally started to practice the wonderful art of speed painting, and making some concept art/ enviroment studies for my upcoming graphic novel thingie (which you all are probably tired of hearing about by now. xB) These are my second try (I did them as a set one evening a few weeks back). The first set is naturally way more awkward-looking, but I've got them up on my art log anyways. Beacause early attemps at stuff is always interestin to view, especially when it doesn't really look that good. I've also got the estimated times spent on each speedie written down there, I think these three were all between 1-2 hours (Yes, that counts as a speed painting for me x/ )

Anyway, link to the art log entry with the earlier speed paintings: -art log entry-


Drawn in photoshop CS4 with a wacom cintiq 12wx, the brush is some kind of square chalk brush.

"SSSS" is the very convenient abbreviation for my upcoming graphic novel "Stand Still. Say Silent". Next year, my loves, next year... *rubs hands together*

*edit* Hahah, it's been like a month since I made these, and it wasn't until just now that I noticed the crazy Escher-isque perspective thing that's going on with the vertical pole in the foreground. It was supposed to just run straight through the shot quite close to the camera, but somewhere in the panic of trying to get the painting done in an a reasonable frame of time I apparently connected the upper part of the pole to the roof while the bottom part still continues past the bottom of the image. So now it is simultaneously existing in both the middle- and foreground. Yaay! 8D
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DenimBirdie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Do you know a good place to buy CS4? 
CobraChristianity Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The 2th is very beautiful
Child-of-God Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I love this style of art. The darker colors, the realistic's almost like the beginning of a really great mystery!
R00-ha-ha Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I love your enviros~
aedifico Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I like them all! Well done. I'm not even good enough at painting to do something this nice at a regular speed, so the fact that you did them quickly is extra impressive. :D
Lady-Dragon-Rider Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the different feeling that each place presents! And the lighting for each piece is amazing! Great speed paints. :)
AbedeLovelace Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Treyos Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not sure that you're looking, but if you'd like some tips on speed-painting, this guy's a pro: :iconbradwright: He does some first-rate finished work, as well, but he posts up his speeds regularly. Twenty minutes and I could write a story about damned near every one of them.
MinnaSundberg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Utter awesomeness! I'm so going to follow this guy. o__o
Treyos Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He's amazing, isn't he? Pretty good guy, too.
CorruptGod Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your work needs to be on Magic the Gathering cards. If it's not already, that is.
MR-chan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
veinne Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Photographer
speed painting? :o this is marvelous!
slavawoman Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
wow. just... wow.
Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Love these! Especially the last one, I really like the overall feeling of it.
soggymuffinhead Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful.
blessedcreations Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Stormful Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I adore the feelings each image gives...
Elphinor Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Great job on all 3. I feel the bottom one is the weakest though as the houses almost feel to clean. They need to have more snow built up around the windows or something. Fantastic job all around by far.
QuantumCrab Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Dude, don't harsh yourself. I can't do this. I am massively impressed by what you've done there. True, you made mistakes, but your mistakes look friggin rad! Lol. You inspire. Keep up the good work!
ZEBES Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist
The last one is so awesome... it totally "takes me there"
Singarl Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student
awesome! I absolutely love the first to paintings! Love the colours you use in the first one. Looks so monocrome and yet you kinda put complementary colours in it and it fits just right :D
And I love how the green of the grass returns in the glass of the windows in the second painting *o* And the clock adds a great atmosphere :D
Stalfrost Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You just started making speed paintings, and their already amazing...:iconcryforeverplz:
DrawsTillIdie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
I like the third one, it's so cozy- looking:)
Doomsday-Prophyt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like them all. But a question: what are they standing on in that first painting?
Even at street level on a sidewalk, I would imagine them to be in water at least covering their feet, given that the water has covered the bottom floors of all the surrounding buildings.
Also, should that one guy be leaning on a rusted support girder like that? :D
Tenki-101 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I agree with the first statement. Absolutely brilliant.
Carbon52 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Why would anyone get tired of hearing about something exciting?
Felidire Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally awesome, especially the those two! - I love derelict-industrialization-scenes. X3
Jumei Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great feeling to these paintings
RADification Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Personally I just get more excited when hearing more about your upcoming graphic novel. These speed paintings are beautiful (I really like the bottom-most one of the lit up village nestled in mountains) and they seem to fit quite nicely with what I imagined the landscape for your next story might look like.

Not that I presume to know anything I'm just overly eager I think ^^;
grindilow Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
I especially like the middle one for its colours though the others are nice too. :heart:
And I've got to agree with "Moriiko": I'd never be able to create something like this in such short spaces of time. Of course you should never say never, but it's very unlikely...
obsessedkitten Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
These are sooo nice!
Moriiko Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
lol i love when artists are like i did speed paintings and im looking at masterpieces and just thinking DANGGGGGGGG
pPmArt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
same to me :S
roemesquita Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely brilliant!
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