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    How long does it take for you to complete a drawing?

    I mean on average
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    Need more info. What size drawing... in pencil, inked too, charcoal, from the model... a drawing can be highly sparse or filled with detail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev ferrara View Post
    Need more info. What size drawing... in pencil, inked too, charcoal, from the model... a drawing can be highly sparse or filled with detail...

    kev

    I edited it and made the post alot shorter because I wanted to delete the thread, how do you delete a thread when one's post is the only post in it?

    Well anyway, I mean in pencil a fairly detailed work....like let's say you're drawing a fanart of an existing character. My friend is drawing fanart of a character for me but it's been 2 1/2 years now and I didnt get it...should a drawing take that long?
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    Tough question to answer in general.

    What size?
    What medium?
    What level of detail?
    What purpose?

    Lots of variables to consider...

    I have personally done drawings rangeing from 30 seconds to over 15 hours in length.

    I tend to do lots of short sketches (5-10 minute things) when I have a bit of time to kill. I suppose the longer the drawing, the less of them I produce (just by simple math). I think my favorite drawings usually end up somewhere in the 6 hour range.

    Anyway, lol, why the question? As long as you are enjoying the process, why does it matter how long it takes? (Unless you're doing stuff on a deadline, but that's a whole 'nother ball game.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MephistoLV View Post
    Tough question to answer in general.

    What size?
    What medium?
    What level of detail?
    What purpose?

    Lots of variables to consider...

    I have personally done drawings rangeing from 30 seconds to over 15 hours in length.

    I tend to do lots of short sketches (5-10 minute things) when I have a bit of time to kill. I suppose the longer the drawing, the less of them I produce (just by simple math). I think my favorite drawings usually end up somewhere in the 6 hour range.

    Anyway, lol, why the question? As long as you are enjoying the process, why does it matter how long it takes? (Unless you're doing stuff on a deadline, but that's a whole 'nother ball game.)

    Thats why I wanted to delete the topic, how do you do so? I went to edit post when I first made it but didnt see anywhere to delete it.

    But also it's because my friend's supposed to be doing this drawing for me and it's been 2 1/2 years now and I havent even seen any sketches of it from her yet! She usually says she is busy, but could one character drawing really take years to do?
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    Simple: If you paid her, ask for your money back.

    2 1/2 years is crazy dude! A drawing takes five hours!
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    I think only moderators can delete topics entirely.

    As far as your friend's drawing...she may have been "working on it" for 2 1/2 years, but I seriously doubt that she's been going continuously for that time (it would likely be one hell of a drawing in that case, lol). Most likely, she has spent a total of maybe a few hours stretched out over that time span (although if you haven't seen any of it, you must be wondering whether anything is happening at all!) At any rate, I hope you are not paying for it cause if you are, you should consider making the deadline a wee bit shorter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MephistoLV View Post
    I think only moderators can delete topics entirely.

    As far as your friend's drawing...she may have been "working on it" for 2 1/2 years, but I seriously doubt that she's been going continuously for that time (it would likely be one hell of a drawing in that case, lol). Most likely, she has spent a total of maybe a few hours stretched out over that time span (although if you haven't seen any of it, you must be wondering whether anything is happening at all!) At any rate, I hope you are not paying for it cause if you are, you should consider making the deadline a wee bit shorter...
    Yeah but 2 1/2 years? Well now she just said she is going to start the drawing soon so that means in all that time she hasn't really done anything with it. I dont know how it's conceivable for a person to be that busy and if it is, I dont know why propose doing the drawing in the first place (although I appreciate the gesture) if it's going to be a long wait. I'm only tolerating it because it's not a commission (although I wanted it to be), it's a trade...and also because she's a reasonably good friend and her art is pretty cool so I'm curious to see how it will come out looking after all this effort. But man...2 1/2 years, compare that to when she did a drawing of my favorite character for me without me even asking for it, it came out great and she did it for me in one day!
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    2-1/2 YEARS!

    Holy shit...your friend's yankin' your chain, dude. The worst time I ever spent on a drawing was roughly 5 hours a day for 9 months (about 1,300 hours) but it was a major piece 15 x 20 done with a 000 rapido as a pointie exercise...

    I have spent as long as 20-30+ years on one painting or another, though, mainly because I constantly get interrupted, so it's not straight time...heeheehee...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae View Post
    2-1/2 YEARS!

    Holy shit...your friend's yankin' your chain, dude. The worst time I ever spent on a drawing was roughly 5 hours a day for 9 months (about 1,300 hours) but it was a major piece 15 x 20 done with a 000 rapido as a pointie exercise...

    I have spent as long as 20-30+ years on one painting or another, though, mainly because I constantly get interrupted, so it's not straight time...heeheehee...
    I want to tell her to forget it since it's been too long but I'm curious as to how the finished product would look, although I get the feeling that I'll be saying "It's a great drawing but I waited 3 years for this!??"
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    Ilaekae any chance you could show us this 1,300hr drawing id be interesed to see it

    Edit* oh yeah and I guess on topic my average would probably be 5-7hrs I guess (I feel like im kind of slow sometimes), but Ive taken a lot longer on some things a lot shorter on others-sounds like your friend has more of a problem with the motivation to do the piece rather than any actual production time thang
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