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Before starting my first crowd paintings I undertook a project designed to increase the speed and directness of my artwork by sketching portraits from life with extremely short time limits. The interesting discovery for me was that more time does not necessarily mean better quality. Often I would allocate a working time limit of one minute for every year of the models lives which was fine if the model was forty but it could be a real challenge if they were seventeen!