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How long does it take you on average to finish a picture? 

590 deviants said More than 5 hours O.o?
401 deviants said 2h-3h
341 deviants said 1h-2h
315 deviants said 4h-5h
116 deviants said Under an hour

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mikelis Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I'm just drawing with pencil it could take even up to 6 hours, because of tweaking all the time here and there , if I go digital then there can be days even on some simple drawing cuz I have really big painting problems and understanding it ... lack of knowledge ofcourse , I'm self thought.
ayllasousa Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I could finish a drawing in less than 8 hours intercalated on a day, but i rather put effort on a drawing on an avarage of 3 hours per day until i'm finished with it. It makes me more observative on what i should improve on my drawing, makes me pay more attention on any mistakes or weird proportions, makes me more motivated to draw for long hours and makes me more experienced by letting it(the drawing i'm currently working on) rest within the days i'm working on it until i'm done. 
Dropdeadcoheed Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It usually takes a couple days for me
LovelyDragoness Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Depends on the project.
Sketchs are 10 mins to 20 mins (more time for detailed).
Outline takes 30 mins to an hour.
Painting takes 4 hours on my program after tracing the outlines.
Timmytushoes Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends on what I'm drawing, and it depends on what medium.

Any Painting I do takes at least 1 hour right off the bat, I've never finished a painting and been satisfied with it in less than an hour no matter the size. (Even 2 in. by 2 in. dollhouse paintings leave me tweaking them), and can clock upwards of currently 9 hours. Though I will definitely spend more than 9 hours on paintings in the future.

Any digital drawing takes about an hour right off the bat as well. Mainly because I have a shaky hand and digital art is actually one of the most difficult mediums for me, due to this. It doesn't help that I used a trackpad because my tablet doesn't have a pen and my mouse broke :P The longest I've ever spent on a digital drawing so far is probably about 2 or 3 hours, though that was when I was just figuring out GIMP and such, now it's more like 1-2 hours.

Any drawing, pen or pencil, that I've done is usually done within an hour. Including every pen and paper thing I've drawn so far (Granted I don't have many good ones posted currently) I think the longest I've ever spent on a drawing was maybe an hour and a half, and it was drawing 40+ characters in a school setting a few years back. Sketches literally take me minutes, and concepts take me maybe 10 minutes. coloring is probably the longest process honestly. 

Admittedly, every single thing on my DeviantArt currently took less than an hour to make, except for one of the Paintings (The textured one) because I was continually unsatisfied with it. I guess I oughtta start posting more quality stuff, nice poll!
SHearts12 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hahahahahaha finish a picture!?!?!XD I've only done that once -_- ....the ones i post is just me saying "i hate this, it looks horrible... but im sick of it... so ill just post it and never have to work on it again"
primenatorgirl217 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Depends on the picture. A large picture, such as a Transformer, takes a butt load of time and effort because of the detail. For individual people/poses it usually takes me a couple of hours to finish, but I rarely work straight through. I work on my art off and on throughout the day, and I'm always editing or adding to a picture.
xXxshadowsneakxXx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
2-3 hours. I'm a fast drawer. Plus i only use colored pencils which only takes a little over 30 minutes
anjelleshadow Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Normally a few days...reason being that I get distracted and forget all about it for a while...
ForeverSoaring Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On average, about two hours for a finished digital portrait.
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