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No. 102700

There is no active artist judging thread in here so I thought it might be nice. There's no rules: you can post digital art, charcoal, anything.

No. 102704

And out myself as a lolcow user? Nah

No. 102712

File: 1596641435200.jpg (21.21 KB, 500x500, 1512708433935.jpg)

I support this thread, and I'm not a bitch. So someone post their art so I can rate it genuinely instead of just shitting on it.

(I promise you, you are a nobody and no one is going to recognize your art)

No. 102714

File: 1596642681648.jpg (3.73 MB, 4608x3456, 20200802_191227.jpg)

Hey anon! I'm the one who opened the thread.
Pic is my latest drawing, I started drawing ~2 months ago and before that i was a complete beginner.

I'm thinking of opening an instagram for drawing process but i dont wanna end up in the "bad/hideous art" thread here lol. So, what would you guys rate it out of 10?

(I know i should use better pencils/paper but i'm unemployed now due to covid so don't wanna buy non-essential stationary stuff)

No. 102716

Maybe practice another 5 months then come back, beginners aren’t really ratable on a scale of 1-10 tbh

No. 102720

Ah ok, still thank you. Guess it's too early to share for now. I just can't be sure if this was something that looks ugly or average.
My friend told me it was average. "Not something i'd look at twice but not in the bad art category" (her words). i couldn't be sure if she was just being nice though.

No. 102721

It’s not “bad” anon. Bad arts that get posted in the shit thread are distinct from simply beginners arts. Bad artists have little to no grasp of fundamentals AND no desire to change this. All they care about is clout chasing and turd polishing.

No. 102722

Good style, bad comp. Master where the parts should go so they don’t look like God’s Genetic Mistake and you’re golden. That’s always the problem with starting faces is the placement.

No. 102728

File: 1596651609781.jpeg (53.83 KB, 632x632, 1586844727675.jpeg)

so..is anyone posting their art soon?

No. 102731

Is it alright for me to post my art if my art is unfinished and I've stopped drawing years ago?

No. 102733

I think its fine, go ahead anon.

No. 102743

what is op pic from?

No. 102746

Unfortunately idk anon. Its been on my phone for so long, guess it's a tumblr artist or something.
if you're on PC try putting it in google reverse image search.

No. 102747

File: 1596659207253.png (152.16 KB, 720x675, Screenshot_20200805-222500~2.p…)

I did. I put it through a website called "tineye" and just now through "labnol". God damn. Guess we will never know

No. 102749

try not drawing sideways, it might help

No. 102751

google is easy

No. 102754

Cool, thanks

No. 102824

File: 1596729367938.jpg (263.73 KB, 768x565, 20200806_105419.jpg)

Painted this a few months ago

No. 102833

File: 1596730511399.jpg (28.39 KB, 500x333, xetsojlp.jpg)

holy shit anon, this is gud. I love you

No. 102835

File: 1596732765362.png (312.24 KB, 1011x883, Capture10.PNG)

Did this as a birthday gift for a friend!
Does my art remind u guys of anything? Like an artist of some sort. Cuz my friend told me that my art looks nostalgic even though i didnt intended to kek

No. 102837

This is trippy. I love it

No. 102842

File: 1596734585756.jpeg (2.16 MB, 4032x3024, 03D96519-F1DA-4159-A835-2ED338…)

Trying to learn acrylics + to draw still life nature. Any critique is welcome!

No. 102843

Also yes that’s a pizza box kek

No. 102845

10/10, amazing
I can’t think of anything in particular but it does give off an oldschool anime vibe, in a good way

No. 102846

it kind of looks like Card Captor Sakura

No. 102849

das a good-ass leaf. carton makes the colour pop

No. 102854

She is! Its a little hard to get the hair right but I'm glad that u recognize her.
Thank u for ur kind words anon~

No. 102857

File: 1596737419100.jpg (619.73 KB, 1683x2110, 1089-F353-513-D-40-AF-A3-F4-CB…)

and old piece of mine of a fancy fish

No. 102858

I like it! Tres cute. Do you have a finished image of it or plan to finish it?

No. 102861

Ah I love this!! Love all those fish skin details. Please post more of your stuff

No. 102890

File: 1596748326481.jpeg (2.56 MB, 2400x3800, 710CB994-279E-4178-806C-29CF9F…)

Here I go. I’m planning on releasing a small zine in the near future

No. 102891

Cool, I dig it

No. 102896

This is a cool concept and a decent composition, but I think you need more variation in value. Try drawing a value study in charcoal or pencil before starting on the final piece so you remember to include darks and know where to put them. Generally you want your focal point to have the most contrast.

It looks like you're going for a Hieronymus Bosch thing here. Maybe do some studies of his artwork to practice.

No. 102897

File: 1596749175409.png (751.84 KB, 1501x1489, 2017vs20202.png)

i ain't afraid of no ghosts, and i love critique. left is from 2017 and right i did today. is this enough progress for 3 years?

No. 102898

anon I fucking love this please tell me you have more

No. 102900

Definitely not enough progress for 3 years, I'm sorry to say. Someone could reasonably progress like this within a few months if they have the right tutor/intruction.

I'll be honest, it seems like you follow a bunch of random tutorials to make your art "good" when what you really need is basic stuff first! I like your style, colors, etc. But what needs work are your shapes and poses.

No. 102906

This is adorable, my only critique is maybe adjust the position of the right (true left) eye

No. 102912

File: 1596753913930.jpg (Spoiler Image, 2.25 MB, 1436x1794, praise me punish me.jpg)

i got banned last time i outed myself as a horny gay scrote, but occasionally i like to draw homoerotic religious imagery (i went to private catholic school in the deep south for 10 years). it's only linework because i made cheap little risograph prints with it, but i've been considering adding flat colors and screenprinting it larger, maybe on shimmery fabric or with metallic ink or something. idk, i want it to look faggy but refined… curious as to what you guys think(horny gay scrote)

No. 102913

you literally could have just not mentioned the horny gay scrote part? but nice artwork, scrote.

No. 102914

Idk how you've gone 3 years and still not learned how to draw a proper face shape. You went from obese, blobular jaw disease to putting fucking timothee chalamet's jawline on a tiny anime girl. It's truly baffling.
The body is also insanely stiff and awkward. It seems to me like you've spent all your time learning to draw Animu Eyes and nothing else. Either you have never spent time studying how to draw humans, or you have unfortunately hit your peak capabilities already. Some people just plateau at a certain point.

This is conceptually great anon, but I think adding more contrast would help it out a lot. Also, for landscapes like this, you'd be surprised how much good a little atmospheric perspective (things getting lighter as they recede into the distance) can do.

This is hilarious, I really like it. I think if I could say anything I would say you could maybe push the variation in line weight even more and it would have an even more pro look.

No. 102915

pretty adequate progress for a casual hobbyist. if you haven't been taking studying seriously it's a decent marginal improvement. your lines are definitely the largest improvement, you're starting to get the hang of line weight. if you dig into studying form/fundamental 3d shape you'll have some passable art skills imo

No. 102916

i love everything about it, especially the composition. it doesn't necessarily need any flats imo, but i think it would look nice as a monochromatic piece, with differing shades of pink and such

No. 102918

Stop drawing anime and maybe you'll get somewhere in art

No. 102921

File: 1596755553165.jpg (Spoiler Image, 4.44 MB, 2977x3963, D6500-B21-8-DC0-44-BA-AF33-F48…)

fancy fish anon here, with larvae lady. these are all old af, because now i'm freelancing animu art kek.

No. 102922

You're so talented anon! I understand if you wouldn't want to post them, but do you have any full/finished pieces? I would love to do a creepy-ish style but I'm shit with texture.

No. 102926

Love it! I could see this being a cover of a book or something

You got any more pictures? I love your art style

No. 102933

File: 1596766258624.jpg (272.98 KB, 1689x2048, 116370133_1053185391751244_759…)

Does anyone have any tips for progressing past just perpetually doodling? My art skills have pretty much plateaued due to lack of confidence and being unsure about where to begin even though I'd like to do bigger/more serious pieces.

No. 102936

I love your artwork, horny gay scrote– this is the exact sort of thing I really like (both in terms of the style in subject matter.) If I came across this drawing on social media, I'd like/follow you.

Which brings me to the fact that LCF just isn't the place for you. Try Instagram or a different image board.

No. 102938

Buy a set of markers and actually start outlining. It'll suck, I hate lining my sketches, but you can get past that and then start coloring/scanning

No. 102941

File: 1596769953604.jpg (2.09 MB, 3456x4608, 1596642681648~3.jpg)

It's hard to explain this without a visual, but I'm on mobile and pic related is the best I could do with my finger. There are a lot of proportion rules you can use when drawing a face straight-on.

The mistakes here are all really common for beginners. First, the eyes are too large and the nose is too small. The top half of the head is too short– unless someone is looking up or down, the bottom eyelid is always the exact center of a head without hair. Also, the distance from the fold of the top eyelid to the bottom edge of the nose is three eye-heights. The size of the eye basically determines everything else because it's a point of measurement.

You need to think of the mouth as a group of three-dimensional objects, not a single shape. The fact that it's a different color from the rest of the face is deceptive in that way. Don't let the color distract you; just pay attention to the volumes.

In terms of medium: don't use grid paper. Use large, plain paper (at least 20" tall) with a moderate "tooth" (texture). Textured paper "holds" material better. Your darks and mid-range values aren't dark enough, which is a common problem for people who begin using pencils. Use charcoal or chalk instead– they're much softer and you can make a dark mark much more easily.

No. 102951

3 years? Damn anon this is why you shouldnt only draw Anime

No. 102956

File: 1596776661972.gif (462.46 KB, 577x774, lcb4after.gif)

I take issue with your critique of the lips– it sounds like you're just parroting that common critique about 2D looking lips without actually looking at anon's drawing. The lips are one of the more properly done looking things anon did– they already have figured out that the top lip should be in shadow and seem to understand basic radial shading on the bottom lip.
that said, i gave him some plastic surgery. Clip studio doesn't have liquify, only mesh transform, but i tried my best

No. 102958


She looks cute! tho i recommend looking into some tutorials, your anatomy seems a bit stiff and wonky. The coloring is decent imo. I would also recommend working on lineart aswell, you should add weight to it and such. One anime artist i can recommend watching is SomeNormalArtist, he has a tutorial on how to put on line weight onto your art and many other things, focus on that please.

Just keep drawing and practicing, you will get there some day.

No. 102960

Holy shit the drawing went from incel to chad

No. 102962

No. 102965

File: 1596785278017.jpeg (1.27 MB, 3149x4724, 5AA8C3A1-6D10-43BD-9A55-9BC465…)

I-I have this but it’s way too amateurish imho

No. 102968

File: 1596789976165.png (1.34 MB, 1240x1539, instagramm.png)

Got a request from smaller-following instagram drag queen.
I usually don't do requests but loved the colors and it was a chance to gain some extra followers, so why not.

No. 102970

I love how you use the colours

No. 102974

woah you made my art go from beginner to professional so easily.

thanksfor both of your contributions. i swear i could tell that something was wrong with eyes but for some reason i never realized it was how big they are.

i'm thinking about using rulers and tracing (as a start, not always) since they proportions seem to be something everyone points out. is this a good idea to learn proportions or will it cause me to get dependent on rulers for understanding distance/proportion?

No. 102978

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I stopped drawing for a good while, just picking it up again a month or so ago. These are a few years old from when I was 17, haven't drawn a finished artwork in years so I'm pretty sure my skill level is the same as shown here. I'd really like to improve how I draw faces, make them more dynamic and expressive, I usually draw them very stilted I feel.

No. 102979

File: 1596809170075.jpeg (359.73 KB, 1920x1080, 5361CC33-F57A-42E3-A951-C5D88B…)

I’m not a pro at proportions but I find adding a grid helps me, it gives consistent reference points and I think it’s more helpful than tracing. Just make sure to draw the grid lightly in pencil or even secure it under your page if the paper is thin.

No. 102999

anon never stop I love this. You are amazing.

No. 103003

File: 1596818249403.png (Spoiler Image, 26.25 KB, 226x290, lmao.PNG)

>tfw all i have to offer is this
I want to get into drawing lewd stuff, but I'm not sure if this disembodied wiener has me heading in the right direction or not.

Slap that shit on a shirt anon, I'd buy it asap.

No. 103004

Not gonna lie that looks good.

No. 103005

Ahh thank you anon, I won't let you down!

No. 103006

I like that he's sweating lol, like he's stressed

No. 103007

It looks good anon! The only thing is it's very bent looking. I know some penises curve upward but it kind looks broken.
Geez we have so many talented artists in this thread.

No. 103011

File: 1596821132805.jpeg (119.22 KB, 1047x767, 5419F535-3C9B-4910-A940-36E346…)

This is more of a recommendation than a request for critique since these are both pretty old, but I want to recommend a YouTube channel. The difference between these two drawings is 2 weeks. Yeah, 2 weeks. The secret sauce? Istebrak on YouTube, specifically her 14-day challenge critique videos. Binging those is like taking steroids for your art.

I think the reason her videos help so much is that she does not hold back and sugar coat her critiques like pretty much all other art critique youtubers. It can be jarring at first to see her tearing people apart, but, well, look at the difference between the left and right drawings. Her concept of “don’t value share!” enlightened me.

No. 103012

I’m actually doing this right now, which videos helped you the most

No. 103015

File: 1596822461384.png (81.95 KB, 287x295, 75266086_2443633742541231_2535…)

I'm sorry anon, I don't think I'm gonna finish this anytime soon cuz I'm still practicing on how to digitally paint. In the meantime, enjoy this piece that I just whipped up.
Noted! Thank u for ur critique anon!

No. 103017

File: 1596824464883.jpeg (2.62 MB, 4032x3024, 310A1021-9374-4C22-86B1-E681E6…)

Acrylic painting part 2: electric boogaloo

No. 103021

File: 1596827272550.jpeg (14.83 KB, 225x225, images.jpeg)

because of the colors it makes me think of pic related

No. 103035

File: 1596831281442.jpeg (152.89 KB, 749x960, DDF57704-28C5-42A3-B85B-D11EBE…)

New to procreate so I’ve been trying to figure out a good way to digitally shade. I’ve also been slacking on studying anatomy (struggling with it more than usual) does anyone have any youtubers I can watch to help with that? If anyone has tips for drawing faster that be great too! I’ve been struggling a lot recently and it’s been annoying. I don’t get as much art finished as I used too…

No. 103036

The leaves look very nice and vivid, so they kind of make the flowers not pop as much. It's not bad though, just the flowers need more work

No. 103037

This is a pretty stupid question, but can collages be posted here?

No. 103039

i would argue that if you make them artistically and not for some meme kind of thing, they could count if you want them to be rated. OP said "digital art, charcoal, anything", so they technically count.

No. 103041

Aw I really love him. I like your style and lines, it can get really versatile because it isn't too strict and restricting. He looks so lovable though, adorable. Whenever I get rusty, I spend a week, 30 mins everyday, on croquis cafè. It always helps.

No. 103043

Hi, i'm OP. You can post whatever you want ♡ it would be nice to get different forms of art forms here.

No. 103097

File: 1596862168734.jpeg (Spoiler Image, 3.21 MB, 3576x5371, E3D2A8B1-72FB-481D-B423-412BE6…)

Hello! I made this a week or so ago. I usually draw portraits and bust shots but I started drawing more background details. I’m not familiar with proper anatomy and i can’t unsee how long I drew her neck.

No. 103098

really beautiful and interesting piece! i can't draw for shit but the upper arms are way too long, compare them to the forearms

No. 103100

Ayrt I definitely agree! I need to learn proper anatomy kek

No. 103107

oooooo anon this is really cute!

No. 103110

NicE, anon!!! I love it!

No. 103138

This looks really awesome, like something you would see a Japanese horror artist like Junji Ito draw. Great work!

No. 103145

This is great! The neck length adds to the photo imo. Like the other anon said, the arms are too long. When you're drawing arms, try to imagine what they would look like if she had them by her side. Arms should always fall mid-thigh.

No. 103161

Ayrt thank you anon! I will definitely remember this when I am drawing! God knows I need help with perspective and anatomy.

No. 103173

Wow anon this is legit super super cool. I love it, would love it as a print

No. 103390

why so much details in the knees anon

No. 103493

File: 1597111449471.png (11.16 MB, 4096x2823, Untitled446_20200811025642.png)

So I did these pieces a while back. While I am personally proud of them, I would like some feedback in order to improve. (If you're wondering why I did two of the same pieces, one of the things I like to do is to do a digital piece and then try and recreate it with watercolour or gouache or vice versa. )

No. 103498

These are beautiful anon! One issue I see is the fabric shading. When you paint fabric folds it's better to have variation in the shading instead of it being just one dark streak. Also, it's lineless, so it doesn't really make sense to have the hair so defined in the digital piece. It doesn't feel like it fits cause it's the only thing that's that detailed.

Either way I think these are really cute, the right looks like the cover of a childrens book, in a good way.

No. 103504

File: 1597117148772.jpeg (Spoiler Image, 3.19 MB, 3722x5363, CBE62509-EDB5-49DC-A3F3-19712E…)

Okay so I think the arms here aren’t so bad compared to the long arms I had on the other post. It turned out a little muddy imo.

No. 103514

anon, i love your artwork. i love the way you color and how unsettling your themes are. really cool, keep it up!

No. 103516

File: 1597129242025.png (140.44 KB, 640x1136, 1567EFEB-0C0D-406A-8164-0A0BA6…)

You inspired me to start this challenge.

No. 103521

File: 1597137623004.png (11.7 MB, 2336x3264, Untitled296.png)

My first attempt ever at using gouache

No. 103540

I like how you made the teeth yellow. Those kinda small, unconventional stuff really make the drawings unique.

No. 103546

The coloring is hella cute. I'd rate it 7/10. Nothing special or unique, but nice to look at. If my friend gave me this as a gift i'd put it on my wall.

No. 103547

File: 1597152789579.jpg (540.33 KB, 1926x1356, doodles.jpg)

I swear I have more doodles and ideas than complete pieces lmaoo but hoping to make some finished pieces soontm

No. 103562

File: 1597157899772.jpg (Spoiler Image, 4.61 MB, 4608x3456, 159715747521137950790747038574…)

Samefag, i know it's only been a week since i drew this but i made another portrait.
(I know hair sucks, havent watched any tutorials on that since im only focusing on faces for now).
I tried following the advice like making the eyes smaller, nose bigger etc. I'm trying to follow the general rules like the eye is 1/5th of the vertical line etc. but i also try to follow the reference photos. Somehow, my drawings gotten worse lol.
I know i shouldn't expect too much since i only studied like 2 hours this week but i didn't expect to regress this fast.
Sorry for blog-type entry. Just wanted to share it here.

No. 103563

File: 1597157999986.png (323.55 KB, 475x428, jenna marbles.png)

Original pic for reference. I know lots of anons don't like jenna here but she's way too pretty to not draw.

No. 103566

she has a horse face and is average at best lol

No. 103567

The ones on the left are cool. Slap a background and it would be so much better than it is as doodles.
Also the one hand you drew seems to lack… depth? Idk how to say it but it looks like there is no joint at the wrist, so the hand looks dough-ish (english is not my native language so sorry if this doesnt make sense).

I think they're nice anon. But you should improve from doodles to full drawings with backgrounds that tell a story so that it becomes more interesting.

No. 103568

i can tell you're a more detail-oriented person (i love the way you render faces and textures), so my biggest tip for you on making finished pieces is to study composition. there are lots of resources online for this! to practice, draw rectangles in your sketchbook (i can see you're already kinda doing this) and rough out basic shapes with characters in a setting/background. pay less attention to details and more to the way the drawing fits into the rectangle as a whole. try different things, see what looks/flows best! it'll be a lot easier to do a full piece when you have a loose reference for how it should end up looking, rather than just starting and seeing where it goes, if that makes sense? 'cuz once you've got the basic shapes in you can go hog wild with the details.

No. 103572

The eyes are good proportions now I’d say! There is some improvements from the last piece. The only thing is the head seems too round and lacks depth compared to the eyes, mouth and nose. Don’t get discouraged by “regression”, it means your artistic eye has improved but not your motor skills. Keep drawing and eventually they will start matching

No. 103590

thanks for the feedback anon <3 i always draw the head shape last, maybe that's why it ends up looking wonky and round. also now that i look at it, it does lack depth. for some reason i thought i was supposed to fill in the rest of the face as opposed to shade it.

No. 103591

Oh yeah the hand is super awkward, I really need to rely on references more. Thank you I appreciate the feedback a lot! I might scan some stuff I like and try playing around in digital
Thank you! I am not sure how detail oriented ı am actually because I get jittery whenever I try to focus on textures etc but this is nice to hear. I think I might go back to that and try that yeah! I struggle with composition a lot and I remember reading a post on thumbnailing and it was very similar to your description, I always draw rectangles to do thumbnails but end up getting distracted. The shapes tip is eye opening because I didnt see it from that angle, thank you!

No. 103633

File: 1597178507412.jpg (Spoiler Image, 2.83 MB, 4608x2592, 20200807_130754.jpg)

can someone give me an honest rating of my junglebook drawing? been practicing traditional art for awhile, but i'm not sure if i suck or not. i hide my art from most people, so i get almost zero feedback. would really appreciate some advice

No. 103635

File: 1597178768443.jpeg (165.68 KB, 1024x841, ESrKaSKU4AEXEVa.jpeg)

I love it! Personal preference, but maybe you could try adding more texture with hatching like pic related? I love this artist and her traditional stuff

No. 103639

Who's the artist

No. 103641

File: 1597181102961.jpeg (Spoiler Image, 265.09 KB, 1200x1500, Ee0fNwuUcAAGn69.jpeg)

Sartorial_E on twitter, go get your old hollywood dreamboats, anon

No. 103696

File: 1597212183768.jpg (Spoiler Image, 2.3 MB, 4032x3024, image.jpg)

Ive started trying to learn how to draw after 10 years of not doing it. The pupills are too small so she looks creepy but other then that what else can I improve with?

No. 103698

The pupils are the right size, that's not your problem. Unfortunately this is a case where I don't even know where to start because you're basically not doing anything right. I know this is gonna hurt to read but I'm trying to be honest.

If I had to say one thing, it's that it's clear you are drawing with symbols, which is what everyone does as a kid, but you need to ditch that way of thinking if you want to make any progress. You need to think about the face and its features as 3D shapes, and then learn how to choose lines that best represent these shapes. Forget what you think a nose is and observe real ones. This is a hard process and it's a skill that all artists continuously develop throughout their lives. I guess you could start with tracing over some photos of real people, as a very basic way to start learning. This will help you stop using symbols.

No. 103699

No this is what I want to hear thank you! I have a bad case of not being able to visualise, are there any challenges to help with visualisation

No. 103700

Well, yeah, like I said, draw from life/from photos for a while first. You have to build up a visual library in order to be able to visualize things properly. If the information is not there, you can’t just will it into existence, and you’ll get frustrated trying. So go enter some information into your visual library and do some studies.

No. 103722

File: 1597228661947.jpg (419.62 KB, 1000x1250, fun challenge one hour.jpg)

Drawn for a one hour drawing challenge with friends, we had to draw something including these prompts:
neon, woke up married, many horns, e-thot, vampire fangs
Trying to render something was probably a bad idea considering the time limit.

Also I never completed Istebrak's 14 day challenge but it kickstarted my understanding of rendering, so overall her videos were pretty helpful for me.

No. 103731

i like the idea but some things look messy, maybe because of the fact that you only had one hour.
like the guy's torso. left boob seems to be higher than the right one and there is a weird "dip" on his back.
the girl's body seems kinda emerged into the background? like there are parts where you can't tell where her body ends and the surroundings start.
overall, i don't have a good eye for art, but these are my criticisms. i like the piece though.

No. 103810

File: 1597265642959.png (Spoiler Image, 2.69 MB, 1910x3002, Untitled336_20200525144232.png)

Recently just finished this

No. 104011

File: 1597370397004.jpeg (5.31 MB, 2337x3072, C67870AC-514E-4079-B651-730FEC…)

I don’t understand how to draw clothing folds and I’m starting to think I never will

No. 104019

File: 1597377022135.jpg (Spoiler Image, 67.45 KB, 975x1390, bare-footed-woman-walking-on-t…)

1. Her foot's not going the right way. I can't find a ref pic, but if you stand like that yourself, you'll see the right foot would be pointing forward.

2. Her hair and skirt are being blown in two different directions.

3. If the brown part at the bottom is supposed to be the floor, it doesn't have much depth to show that.

4. Her left foot is too oval shaped. The way you've drawn it makes it look like she's actually standing on the tips of her toes when really shes standing on the pads of her toes, ya'know? Pic related for reference of how they should really look. Change to fit the type of shoes she's wearing obviously

5. Her hair is also a lot brighter where the light is shining than her skirt. The books in the background show that the amount of light is consistent from top to bottom, so the light on her skirt should be brighter.

I hope this wasn't to nitpicky, this drawing is really cute anon!

No. 104020

Sorry for samefag, but on the first one I meant the foot should be pointing out

No. 104492

File: 1597512638610.jpg (278.18 KB, 736x736, 2020-08-15_154638.jpg)

I don't know is there other thread for that but: where should i get clothes ideas from? I'm not creative, which sucks, because i have problem with OCs too

No. 104494

TBQH I actually get my fashion ideas from the quarterly lookbooks put out by labels and department stores. I have a couple from Barney's and Neiman Marcus on my shelf right now.

You can probably call and get on their mailing list. Ask for the studio services department if needed - they send these things to film & tv costumers a lot (which is where I got mine from).

No. 104495

I use shoplook.io, it's the polyvore refugee site. If my character dresses up in a certain trend or fashion I just take a handful of outfits from that category and modify them. Also because they don't use models there's a lot of versatility in how your characters can wear them and how'd they acessorise it. Hope I'm making sense, good luck anon.

No. 104504

Thank you so much anons! I'll look it up

Btw pic i posted is my sketch, so i have questions again. What is the method to achieve manga tier art? I'm not using loomis or anything at all; you can see circle and lines under "lineart" but i used it to draw hair and hair only. I'm literally drawing eyes and then i hoping face will do okay too- which isn't good method and never was. That's why I'm afraid i'll be stuck in the future. I can't learn and it's annoying. Is there hope for me, anons?

No. 104506

Idk why animefags think they can just start off at anime stylization and things will turn out fine. You still have to know the basics of real facial and body structure before you can properly stylize it. Your drawing looks like shit because you don’t know what the lines you’re drawing are based on. Learn loomis and do some figure studies and then when you actually get the basics, you can come back to anime.
Ever wonder why most good artists follow the “draw shitty anime in middle/high school -> drop it and learn realism for a couple years -> go back to extreme stylization only now have actual skill” pattern? There’s a reason for it.

No. 104507

Try pinterest or any kind of aesthetics insta blog. For your, ''manga tier'' question, just look at your fav mangaka and try to emulate the elements. Thats what i usually do.

No. 104515

Like the other anon unnecessarily angrily said, you should focus on learning foundations of things that will carry through no matter how you stylize your art.

Anatomy can be warped to create stylization, but that knowledge is needed in order to make a figure look structured and solid. Fabric folds and weight, lighting, composition, etc, will all affect your art no matter how you stylize it.

What helped me years in was actually just regularly taking figure drawing classes. Understanding how bodies move and work can help you create more dynamic poses, no matter how much you stylize or simplify your work. I would try doing gesture studies, or using posing/model software to start really getting anatomy basics down.

In terms of creativity… very few people are truly creative. Instead, it's a lot of absorbing materials and understanding how to repurpose them - "The art of originality is concealing your source." I'm fortunate enough to work in the industry, and just seeing how many beautiful pieces of concept art I've admired turned out to be photobashes composed of different images really changed my view and opened my eyes to how artists recycle ideas, objects, and concepts.

Plus, I'll 100% be real - a lot of artists have frankly shitty OCs.

No. 104641

File: 1597611480907.jpg (5.32 MB, 3072x3958, 20200817_033807.jpg)

Trying sth else for a change…im getting back again after months and months of hiatus. Im not giving up, things will get better soon…Lets hope for the best.

No. 104646

I think you have a nice idea there anon, but you'll definitely want to study facial proportions and anatomy. Where the eye goes, what the side of the nose/chin area look like, that kind of thing. And on the triangles, if you're going for a geometric look, it'd be a good idea to use some kind of masking fluid or tape for sharper edges so it doesn't look messy.

Try not to abuse white gel pens. You may've been better off using white acrylic in some areas, because some of those gel pen lines look really scratchy and take away from your art overall.

No. 104647

The colors are really pretty anon

No. 104653

honestly i really dig the style. just get better at coloring and you'll be golden

No. 104655

imo you should have kept the eyelashes and the long neck, but I will agree with the other anons that i really love the overall aesthetic and themes

No. 104657

this is really good! But! his mouth is too big, junglebooks mouth is actually kinda small. And his hand is SLIGHTLY too big, hes got big hands but not that big

No. 104679

File: 1597621435123.jpg (166.94 KB, 624x728, unknown.jpg)

A boy I just doodled

No. 104697

File: 1597646209710.jpg (80.37 KB, 883x886, fgfgfgfgf.JPG)

my artistic skills had been in a continues declining but here is a drawing of a picrew i made

No. 104705

So happy to see a thread like this, and anons actively posting! Hope it's gonna thrive.

The earthy colors are so nice! I like your style, do you have any finished work to show? I'm curious how it looks on the more polished stage.
Wish there were some stronger highlights so the skin, just one additional brighter color so it's more vibrant. The pose is really cool though!

No. 104820

File: 1597714815161.jpg (126.58 KB, 600x375, herrscher.jpg)

Yeah I didn't have time to fix everything, just kinda winged it as fast as I could.

Here's a little sketch I'm probably not going to do anything more with.

No. 104823

File: 1597718477739.png (Spoiler Image, 591.85 KB, 500x667, qqqq.png)

No. 104824

I love your style

your anatomy is good, was this a sketch or a study?

No. 104828

just a sketch. I should be doing studies by now but im lazy as shit

No. 104846

File: 1597746144096.jpeg (736.61 KB, 1967x2980, 9BD50A2E-6606-4398-8B35-81C649…)

I used to draw this constantly when I was 12-14 lol, like all over my school notebooks and papers. Sometimes I’d give her longer socks or boots and put a hat on her. Notice how badly I did the ribbon in her hair lol. Regardless there was always a thought bubble turning into a storm cloud above her head. She was my own little moody dark gothic character I created, and I cut out this certain drawing and stuck it on my shelf, just for shits and giggles

No. 104855

File: 1597752620766.jpeg (204.74 KB, 1123x1123, FF57F34C-CC94-49C7-B520-200D1B…)

I love art but I barely draw anymore. I get discouraged cuz the stuff I wanna draw involves more realistic anatomy and my skills just aren’t there yet. I’m also not entirely comfortable with using a tablet, it feels slippery to me compared to pencil and paper.
Anyway this is a doodle I did in about 30 mins after trying to draw something more realistic for over an hour.

No. 104863

one word, practice.

No. 104867

File: 1597759561469.jpg (2.58 MB, 3088x3088, 20200818_070507.jpg)

I figured this is a good way to cope with my depression, but I don't feel joy from acrylic painting.

No. 104868

Try oil painting maybe. I love oil painting, it's really soothing, acrylic paint may look similar but it's such a chore, it dries too quickly and it doesn't feel as nice on a brush but maybe that's just my thoughts. Your paintings are pretty nice
I also have daisy earrings!! But yeah if you want to draw something realistic you have to practice first by drawing something with a photo reference, don't get discouraged if you can't do it right away
This is so cute, it reminds me of those notebooks with the little girl printed on the edge of the page

No. 104873

Thank you. I was looking to purchase some fine art tubes of oil and a gesso wood panel. How do you think that would look? Do you use stretched canvas? Also, what are the basic colors I should get? Thank you so much <3

No. 104896

I use stretched canvas mostly, I think wood panels are even better because you can make very fine details without the canvas texture getting in the way. You could also get paper for oil painting, I don't know what it's called but they make these blocks of sturdy paper with a canvas texture.
I don't know what brand of paint to recommend because I use whatever. You can get a set of various paints but if you want to buy individual paints you need:
- titan white and zinc/zinc-titan white (zinc white is for mixing with other colors, titan white is for when you need a really opaque white color),
- a warm red and a cool red (there's lots of variations of their names, the warm red is usually called vermillion or cadmium red and is closer to orange, and the cool red is sometimes scarlet and is closer to purple),
- a nice yellow (honestly I hate that cool lemon yellow I can never find a use for it, it always needs a bit of red so I recommend a warmer color like cadmium yellow),
- dark brown,
- a cool blue and a greenish blue (you could use only a cool blue like almost a navy color, I can't remember some normal names but I remember my cool blue paint is called phtalocyanine blue and it's really nice, you could add some yellow to make it a greenish blue I guess but I think it's worth it to have a greenish blue paint too, like cerulean blue)
- black, you can make a nice natural black from brown and navy but sometimes you just need some true black
You can make whatever other color you need by mixing these. It might be better if you're not sure you'll like oil painting to buy a set of paints because individual paint tubes (the big ones) can get expensive. But it's definitely more worth it to buy individual paint tubes because in a set, some paints will just be used more often than others. I'm sorry if I wrote too much, and good luck with painting.

No. 104900

These are really nice anon. The compositions are good.

No. 105045

Oh I forgot two very important things: you need turpentine and linseed oil. Linseed oil makes the paint dry more slowly and makes it shiny, and turpentine makes it dry faster, you can also use another paint thinner, I use "white spirit" idk what it is but it smells like benzine. If you try to paint with just paint it will be too viscous, you need to dilute it with something, if you don't particularly need your paint to dry faster or slower just make a solution of 50% linseed oil and 50% paint thinner and dilute paint with it.

No. 105360

File: 1598022655897.png (267.02 KB, 672x641, 284781924.png)

I am trying to develop my "painting" style, since my normal art is basic anime-ish.
I was wondering if anyone could give me an opinion in regards to this piece? Color wise, and any tips for blending and all of that in general.
(I wasn't aiming for a photorealistic style or anything btw)

Thanks in advance

No. 105363

It looks weird that you’ve shaded everywhere except under the bangs, which is where the clearest shadows would be.

No. 105366

File: 1598024556193.jpeg (758.07 KB, 2048x2048, 12B6BFF6-E2B6-4188-BA00-475B13…)

I started sculpting again this year and made my mum her little dog styled after a miniature bisque doll, but I'm part of zero art communities so getting critique is impossible. Is there a better method to painting fimo than baking the acrylic in the oven for an extra twenty minutes? I feel like it made it tacky and now I'm afraid to use acrylic sealant on it. Websites all have different advice and info but I didn't like their finished product appearance. One time I used oil and it stained the piece incredibly deeply and it never dried. Nothing removed the colour again, but I'm nervous to try certain things because the damn item itself is plastic. Any advice is so wanted.
Also yeah hindsight 20/20 I would have crocheted a hole in the dress for the tail since now it looks like she's shat herself, but I was on a tight deadline and finished the dress on the final day.

No. 105367

Oh, yes I just noticed i forgot that lol.
Any other thing you can tell me to improve? Thank you.

No. 105371

Sorry anon, I don't have any advice but I adore the dog figure! What breed is it?
Would love you to make a doll out of my pug. You should consider selling those on etsy once you figure out all the kinks!
I second the tail hole idea. It would be so cute to see her tail!

No. 105404

Thank you! And I would but the price/time put into it wouldn't be worth it. I just make them as gifts for family! It's a Frenchie, pugs would be fun to do because they're even more pushed-in looking

No. 106263

File: 1598751393288.png (1.29 MB, 720x1095, sketch.png)

it's a light sketch but I've been recently trying digital art and it's very difficult to get into
traditional art just gives you a better experience than digital idk why

No. 106271

These are so pretty anon! The legs on the girl sitting down are out of proportion to the rest of her body (the legs are too small, and her left thigh and right calf are super skinny) but idk if you did that on purpose.

I think trad art gives more experience cause you basically have no short cuts, and it's harder and longer to do some things. Like blending for example.

No. 106291

File: 1598773732091.jpeg (1.94 MB, 2931x3642, 12BB780B-918F-4EF6-B2C2-270BE2…)

I did this yesterday

No. 106309

Wow, really nice anon.

No. 106311

File: 1598807282630.png (814.79 KB, 1800x1300, test.png)

I've always wanted to do a webcomic of my own but I feel like my art is too stiff and unattractive to manage that, but I've been trying to work on consistency and character design to pursue it anyway.

No. 106314

It is pretty stiff, but it's already more competent than 90% of western webtoons anyway so I say go for it & you'll learn along the way.

No. 106315

I love this. Thank you for sharing

No. 106316

you got some nice lines

No. 106438

I like your art anon, you should go for it! You often see webcomics where the artist's style has improved over time, and you're more than talented enough to get started. So why not follow your dream while continuing to get better? I've seen many others artists who started comics when they were much less experienced but still got popular. Don't shortchange yourself.

No. 106472


Thank you both. I know drawing regularly like I'd need to for a comic will help me improve, and you're both right, I should go for it. I signed up for a figure drawing course this term to hopefully help loosen my art up some, too. I'll keep at it and try to get some decent pages together and up.

No. 107371

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I think it would be pretty damn rude to drop my drawing here without offering feedback on others so I would critique their problems but I am in no position to give actual advice though
>>106311 It is stiff but still pretty good
>>106291 Cool atmosphere and design - rather stylized so there's no comment on the anatomy
>>106263 Legs are short but still really cool
>>105366 i have no idea what criticism to give but its so cute

No. 107526


I like the look of your art! It reminds me of detailed fashion art. I think it's good you used a few examples too. I love how you sketched different hair textures, hairlines and facial shapes, that really makes them stand out nicely. Your clothing choices are thoughtful too and I see how you've shown cloth volume through shape and some shading. Keep that up!

If I may suggest since we only have a sample size to work with; find a few photos of people in more poses you find interesting to try. It doesn't need to be wild or in a direction you aren't comfortable with yet, just more variation for you to have fun with and use. Doing a lighter undersketch should help structuring poses and positions. There's a ton of ways to visually break down the body, some work better or worse for people so experimenting is key. Off the top of my head is the 'bean' and 'circle and lines' techniques, might not be word for word on the last. The hands of the 2nd look good; it's a lot of work but keeping their hands out enhances the look a lot in most situations. So if you choose to use the above advice adding in some more hand practice would be great. Of the 4 I feel 2 and 3 have confident lines which help them stand out and (personally) feel more appealing.

On the note of standing out, I don't know what paper you usually use I really feel you should treat yourself with sketchbook paper. Experiment and find a texture you like. What you've shown, to me, shows even more potential. Having a clean page to draw on would help your work and details show through much more clearly. Thank you for sharing your art and giving others positive criticism.

No. 107702

File: 1599835882395.png (103.45 KB, 341x582, ohman.PNG)

hello guys, i started drawing this yesterday and theres just something i hate about the shading but i can't pinpoint what it is? any advice? also struggling with hair shading.

No. 107705

>>106311 You should go for it anyway, these are really well drawn. You should try doing some croquis exercises to help you loosen up some of that stiffness.

Wow your style is really unique, she's super cute! As far as critique goes, you don't seem to have a consistent light source so your shading is kinda all over the place.
The colors you've picked for the shadows look muddy too. Try not to shade with a darker version of the base color, have some difference in hues as well. As a rule of thumb, if your light source is warm toned, your shadows should be cool toned and vice versa.

No. 107706


yes muddy, thats the word i was looking for, thank you!! im going to watch some lighting/shading videos when i get home.

No. 107710

this style is adorable anon, I really like it

No. 107715

She’s so cute, she reminds me of a Pokémon game protagonist

No. 107736

s'cute anon! if you're not already, try using more opposing colors for shading. for example on the cream colored turtleneck, add some blue/purple hues to the shading in order to create depth. same with red corset, try adding some green. the corset has the best shading imo.

keep in mind you are losing line when shading in this piece, especially in the hair and shirt. your linework is really delicate and thin (not a bad thing but it is easy to lose in coloring process). best way to keep thin linework as a focal point is to realllyyyy restrict value changes and color palette, or else you may have to thicken your lines in places where it disappears. just my thoughts, feel free to ignore lmaooo. you have a good style!

No. 107767

File: 1599899395780.jpg (347.43 KB, 1600x1200, vgirl.jpg)

I'm still new to digital art, I'm using clip studio paint. Need some advice. Yes, I used a 3d model.

No. 107770

I'm not sure what kind of feedback you expect here, it's clearly very beginner art. I'd just recommend you study art fundamentals so you get yourself a good foundation to improve your art on.

No. 107786

Something you should focus on is practicing your lines, main beginner mistake is to make multiple, messy lines like this. It's harder to get right with digital art as compared to traditional, but the same exercises will work just fine, for example the very first lessons of Draw A Box - simplified version of these is presented in the video I link here. Draw and delete the same line as many times as you will need, but don't draw it over another lines like here because it's only creating illusion of a defined shape, and will not help you learn.

3D models are okay tool to learn with but not when you trace - place the 3d model next to your canvas and try to replicate what you see, this is how you'll learn basic shape language and better anatomy. Tracing doesn't require any understanding so it's a shortcut that can really hurt your improvement when you're only starting out.

Overall the colors are really nice and don't get discouraged! You'll see the improvement very soon.

No. 107792

Good to see a sculpture anon, the detailed on the face is pretty good. Generally with oven bake clays like Fimo, you paint after baking completely and seal with a spray sealant, resin or a brush on gloss. Hopefully this helps

No. 107793

warm vs cool will take this far, either pick a warm light and cool shadows or cool light and warm shadows and go to town. Also think a little more about structure and form when you're rendering. It looks like youre looking at shadows as a 2D texture instead of carving form into something 3D.

No. 107809

Thanks for the advice!
But yeah, even in traditional my hand is a little shaky, so inking always looks wrong. Also line art tends to be hard to do, so I need advice on that.

No. 107815

File: 1599946489351.png (195.78 KB, 477x589, ee oo ee oo.png)

practiced some more… the blue tones really helped

No. 107868

Oh yeah, the cool shadows definitely broke the monotony.

Careful with the light source, it's unclear where the light source is because the hair, skin, clothes all are lit differently. You can use multiple light sources but it can complicate things since it'll impact forms in a more complex manner. Either way if it's gonna come from the right side then all parts of the render should support that.

No. 107891

File: 1600009128065.jpeg (4.74 MB, 3600x5318, D0618C05-B0E5-4C45-9CA1-D43A03…)

Hello! Do you guys have any advice on portraying transparency—in this case plastic? I just added white lines and I’m not very happy. I want to re-do it but I don’t know how to properly execute it.

No. 107892

File: 1600009931778.jpg (6.91 MB, 3600x5318, img.jpg)

Maybe you could add some more shine like this. But I think it looks very good as you made it.

No. 107897

Ooh!!! I like that! Thank you anon!

No. 107904

i really like your style anon!

No. 107925

Thank you anon!

No. 107929

anon this is sick! what medium is it?

No. 107932

Watercolor and thank you again!

No. 107942

File: 1600073185576.jpg (74.68 KB, 637x847, PicsArt_09-13-10.47.46~2.jpg)

I do not care about any criticism because this is my son no matter what.

No. 107944

this cute, i love it. nobody criticize the birb

No. 107946

i love it!!

No. 107952

Fuck birds.

But yeah, anon, this is a good drawing of one.

No. 107970

He be looking like a juicy peach

No. 107989

File: 1600121161458.jpg (3.42 MB, 4160x3120, batstuff.jpg)

i did this a day or two ago using a variety of micron pens

No. 108042

Heh heh thank you anons. I used Koi watercolors and a Micron pen. I suck at art but watercolor feels so forgiving that I am getting over my dear of sucking.

No. 108043

I couldn't ignore this **fear

No. 108091

I really like her anon, super cute. I can't put it into words well but there's this fine line where pin-up looking stuff will annoy me and feels boring and sexualized, compared to where it feels sexy and playful, and I feel like this is in the latter category. I like her little succubus adventurer design and cat-like eyes. Her right forearm being so thin bothers me a bit (seems like a stylistic choice but a bit too extreme for my personal taste). Other than that, fun concept and good job varying line weight without it being overwhelming.

No. 108124

I like your idea, but I think if there's something that might help it look better, it's to try and avoid tangents more (not a hard-and-fast rule, but here's a guide to spotting them):


At a glance, the heel of the boot and her knee, as well as both elbows have some tangent action. It can get pretty visually confusing as to where one shape ends and the next thing begins, but having more overlap or more separation both help improve that issue.

No. 108149

File: 1600243902349.jpeg (45.78 KB, 800x754, USER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_orca-ima…)

I like to draw every now and then but I am in no way an artist

No. 108821

File: 1600888901473.png (453.52 KB, 2048x1537, Screenshot_20200923-142004.png)

I'm just now getting back into digital painting after trying briefly and getting discouraged. I usually draw more cartoony stuff. This is the first "painterly" piece I've made that I actually like… Any thoughts or feedback?

No. 108828

Hey anon, don't get discouraged, practice will pay off soon enough! I like your anatomy and shapes it has a lot of potential.
it feels a bit too blury, try using a different brush with more defined stokes to define some edges.
As for the values I recommend this proko video.

No. 109088

File: 1601138457153.png (556.1 KB, 1500x1900, Comparison.png)

So I really didn't know where to put this because all I need is some advice on which one is better. I'm trying to go for a specific style with the screentoning but idk which one is better. Some advice would be nice I guess lol.

No. 109092

paint tool sai, medibang has too harsh of screen tones that doesn't complement your art, it distracts form it. Although you could always combine them by using screen tones from each program depending on your taste.

No. 109095

File: 1601141878215.jpg (441.04 KB, 1080x1834, IMG_20200926_193800.jpg)

seconding this, at first I posted that medibang is better because pic related is what I saw on my phone. WHY DOES THIS EVEN HAPPEN

No. 109097

paint tool sai by a long shot, the screentone particles are smaller and create a fine and more pleasing texture. the one on the right isn't bad, but larger dot particles require less sophisticated character designs and bodies imo. the style on the right seems to work well with more 'chibi' style drawings, basically anything with less lines and detail.

don't have much advice, you seem to have a nice hold on anatomy (hands be a lil small tho) and shading, which adapts itself to your style. i really like that lighter part of the skirt near the hip, but it is basically the same texture and shade as the hair so i'm losing it in the overall composition. perhaps lightening it or moving the hair placement minutely can fix that. cute style anon!

No. 109099

WOAH That's weird because I saw them switched place on mine

No. 109276


I agree on SAI. The halftones on the right are too big for a character that detailed. Also I like the shine on the hair.

No. 109310

when you unzoom and zoom on a "mesh" texture, it moves to bigger and smaller spots, try it !
in my mind its bc it's so fine that your computer has trouble making it even smaller while keeping the tiny tiles, but what do i know.

No. 109501

File: 1601436983792.png (9.15 KB, 300x300, art.png)

feed my ego

No. 109502

its bad

No. 109503

File: 1601438015872.jpg (57.83 KB, 843x469, 83089269_1024246654621457_6575…)

No. 109585

11/10 better than all the faggots in the artist salt threads

No. 109589

File: 1601504174121.png (730.89 KB, 1780x1780, lace.png)

still pretty much a wip and needs more work including redoing the skirt and obviously colouring it, was planning to finish it today but didn't get to so i'll post here to get my dopamine release. and also criticism for stuff to fix when i do feel better and continue working on it.

No. 109593

First thing that strikes me is her torso and arms look way too short and small compared to how big and long her legs are. The position of the arm facing us is also really awkward, reads almost like a plastic baby doll arm that's just hanging there. It would probably look better if you had her holding her hand bunched up in her skirt material or something.

No. 109594

tf is up with those calves she looks like a street fighter character missing half the polygons. hair is cool though.

No. 109627

sorry if this is a retarded question anons, I don't know anything about rendering (I do vector graphics but I would like to learn to render) but I see all over the internet that using white as a base is a big no-no, why is that?

No. 109639

As with anything, there's no reason to NOT do it, but it's more tiring for the eyes and influences the way you perceive colors; basically since white is so bright, even light colors will look dark against it and because of it you'll not go "deep enough" with your shadows making your painting look flat / washed out.

No. 109654

pure white fucks with both the art process and the end result. it can wash out or enhance colors, distract the eye, and mess with your sense of value. best to fill in a slightly darker and hued version of white and work off that.

No. 112896

File: 1603559896876.jpg (469.06 KB, 1120x1500, New Canvas.jpg)

Miu Iruma wip. I'm not sure what the other hand should be doing

No. 112936

File: 1603589020982.png (7.4 KB, 400x400, Untitled 10-24-2020 12-47-44.p…)

First try at pixel art.

No. 112946

File: 1603600942065.png (7.46 KB, 308x404, shaded.png)

I love the concept, you should add some shading like this so it's easier to "read" the shapes.

No. 112959

I like the original more lol, the shading looks weird

No. 112960

He looks like he'd steal from me. I love him nonetheless.

No. 112968

I hope it's okay to post art-related questions here, but hypothetically, what is the best way for an artist to deal with someone else tracing their art? Asking for a friend, of course.

No. 112969

NTA but I love the shaded one so much more, it does read much easier and is more pleasant to look at. The original one is too flat and the colors are confusing without shadows

No. 112979

Ayrt, thank you so much for the feedback i love the shading that was done to fix it. that is something i will start practicing!

No. 112995

Please be aware that your pixel art was very cool from the start. You are good at this! Add shading and your work will be pro

No. 113023

File: 1603736301012.jpg (196.93 KB, 1352x1761, rootroot.jpg)

tried these koi watercolors i bought on my sketchbook. i'm not used to drawing men at all so i think i should start practicing that more.

No. 114815

For anyone wanting to improve anatomy and such, I really recommend a site called line of action. It is really good for proving anatomy and helps you learn what to prioritise when sketching https://line-of-action.com

No. 114828

that's really amazing anon

No. 115736

I know this is from a while ago and I wanted to say this before but one eye is way higher up than the other one

No. 116080

File: 1606117235361.jpg (148.99 KB, 800x1200, redstone.jpg)

Same person from >>107767

Not a figure, but still keeping up with digital art. This was done with only a mouse.

No. 116082

File: 1606120202085.jpg (12.88 KB, 554x554, stone.jpg)

I think a few sharp, white highlights would really make this stone look more shiny. And some dark values, it is very mid-tone heavy currently.
Ah, yes kek. You're right, thank you. I really need to measure things out before winging it.

No. 116086

When doing the art, I knew in my head it was a type of semi precious stone that wasn't transparent, which turned out to be coral. But yeah, I think it currently looks very dull too.

No. 116115

File: 1606150286604.png (954.82 KB, 700x701, 1606149036058.png)

I just recently rediscovered watercolors and I'm in love

No. 116116

this is so pretty anon

No. 116120

anon this is so beautiful!! wtf teach me your secrets

No. 116130

The style, the colors, the attitude! Someone marry me so I have a chance to wear a fancy doublet like this

Also anon do you mind sharing what brand you use? There's a sort of chalkiness to this that I really like.

No. 116142

Gosh, thank you! I use St.Petersburg white nights watercolors and then I fill in some details with colored pencils. The highlights on the hair are gouache:)

No. 116144

looks like a soap bar. yum

No. 116269

File: 1606298804480.png (1020.99 KB, 774x932, hhhhhh s.PNG)

What expression does this look like to you guys? I'm trying to go for a combination of terror, pain, and viciousness; not sure if the emotion is displayed right, it kind of looks ridiculous to me after adjusting it so many times.

No. 116272

Yes it looks exactly as you said, it looks amazing. The teeth look a bit too small but that's because there's more of them than normal, so that's probably what you intended. THe light is amazing anon you are the best

No. 116274

Looks good anon! I will say that the forehead looks a bit botoxed compared to the rest of the face, just one darker brow furrow would break that out

No. 116332

Glad you like it! I see what you’re saying about the wrinkles, and teeth, so I’ll focus on those a bit more too.

No. 116392

I think bringing down the inside of the brows more, and adding a vein on the side of the forehead would improve it. Maybe more of a curl to one side of the lip to become more vicious.

No. 116499

Putting this here because I can't think of where else to ask, is it a good idea to start a webcomic while you're still a bad-mediocre artist? I'm incredibly self critical and I'm worried that if I wait til I'm good at drawing I'll just keep running in circles of not ever considering myself good enough. I was thinking I'd pinch an Adventure Time-ish style, so anatomy doesn't matter too much.

No. 116537

do it anon!!! with time your art will improve as long as you gain a critical eye and understand your mistakes, but don't be afraid to make those mistakes. it's all a part of learning. Also a bunch of webcomics start off with a shitty style that transform over time

No. 117920

File: 1607635758253.jpg (964.46 KB, 1673x2439, 20201210_212842.jpg)

Not the best photo and it's been a while since I've painted a bird, but I think I've done ok

No. 117922

Aw anon that's adorable!

No. 117923

This is adorable anon!

No. 117925

Thank you so much :D

No. 118619

File: 1608125185516.jpeg (369.4 KB, 1412x1510, B1AF88B7-F3C3-4A45-B4DC-7281AB…)

I want to hop on the vtuber train and I have been building my avatar, just for fun between work and study. People told me she looks like Gumi and now I’m a bit bumped

No. 118620

I don't think she looks like Gumi, I think she looks like a cool mad scientist who takes cocaine sometimes. I hope your videos will be about explaining chemistry because that would be SO cool. But whatever you do I'm sure it will be fun so good luck.

No. 118664

She doesn't look like Gumi but she DOES look like she's going to kick the shit out of me & I'm scared

No. 118693

Seems like a stretch, anon. They're probably seeing similarities because of the palette, but she doesn't look like Gumi

No. 119220

File: 1608632992812.png (822.48 KB, 1654x1500, thum.png)

Does the anatomy look alright with this? I've only worked on the hair for the shading, and I'm going to revisit the hand lol

No. 119384

File: 1608801435370.jpg (222.48 KB, 981x1289, IMG_20201224_101209_272.JPG)

Does this skeleton look ok, I'm looking at photos online but it's hard to see if it looks weird because I don't know what a skeleton looks like off the top of my head. I think his finger and arm bones might be too thick and his shoulder too forward but I don't know really, what do you think?

No. 119398

File: 1608814491039.jpg (237.6 KB, 1920x1142, skeletonref.jpg)

The shading and the colouring is okay, everything else isn't, the anatomy is broken and it's all over the place. I can redline it for you if you want.

I love the concept and the painting so much, the fingers and arm do look a little too thick and the forearm too thin, the spine drops are a little too long but overall it looks beautiful I wish I can have it on my wall.

No. 119399

File: 1608815504514.png (188.43 KB, 537x601, foranonily.png)

one more thing, there are many ways you can move around a 3d model of a sketelton to see how everything works, to find what I used here just look up "kineman movable 3d human skeleton model " the fingers aren't movable so I couldn't make a heart.

No. 119401

Thank you so much, I am playing with the skeleton model now, it's great. Your heart skeleton is so cute lol I love skeletons.

No. 119539

A good rule of thumb (haha) is that an open palm is three quarters of the size of your face. Your girl has great fashion sense, but little itty bitty baby hands

No. 119798

File: 1609279436159.jpeg (1.62 MB, 2838x3576, C927D863-F966-4085-9C4C-2450AB…)

she looks like a psychopath I think

No. 119800

Fucking NICE anon. Reminds me of villanelle a bit!

No. 119807

I love the eyes. Gives off a smug, sadistic vibe.

No. 120694

File: 1609383459377.jpeg (Spoiler Image, 7.35 MB, 3922x5776, C9E5F10D-579E-4693-A4D3-E9470D…)

Hey guys, do you have any tips and technique to draw or paint fur? The one on the teddy bear she’s holding looks clumpy I didn’t know what I was doing as usual.

No. 120782

no advice here since i'm dogshit at drawing fur. i just wanted to say i love the colors you used, they look awesome

No. 120811

I love your work! The way you've stylized the person but still shown you understand anatomy is really good. The colours are amazing.

For the fur, it just needs more variation in colour and light. The fur needs to be treated as multiple objects rather than one.

Try separating the furry object into smaller sections and group together fur that would act similarly. To do that, identify the "shape" of the fur (is it a round curl or a straight hair, which direction is it pointing in, etc) and the position (is it affected by anything touching it, where is it in relation to the light source, etc). Shade and colour each section as if it were its own object.

I'm probably not explaining this amazingly, but I hope you get what I'm saying! Check out Edwin Landseer - he almost exclusively drew animals and he sectioned the fur without adding too much detail and painting every strand.

No. 120822

Thank you!
And thanks for the artist recommendation as well! I’ll check out his animal paintings.

No. 120855


Ughhhhhhhh Anon your paintings are so cool

No. 121021

File: 1609683466801.png (50.25 KB, 394x554, uhh.PNG)

I'm just playing around with a different style but I'd love to know what you think!

No. 121022

This is adorable anon

No. 121026

shading and lighting a part before laying the base color for the others is a crime, another crime you committed is coloring against a white background because your preception will be skewed.

No. 121033

ntayrt but what’s wrong working on a white background? Asking because I’m used to traditional mediums so I don’t know much about digital art

No. 121037

Ntayrt but does the shading before adding the base only for digital? I use this technique with watercolor and it’s less harsh than the latter.

No. 121038

High contrast influences how you perceive colors saturation, so it's good to not work with big surfaces of pure black or pure white as background UNLESS you intend to keep it white/black in the final piece. It's also a common practice in traditional mediums when possible.

No. 121039

Pure white tricks your eyes and once you add a backgroun everything will look different, even if you're not gonna add a background never use pure white but use a grey-ish yellow-ish white instead.

I said shading before laying the base for the whole drawing, you can't shade without a base otherwise you will be just painting, it's saves time and helps you keep your shading and lighting style consistent through the whole drawing.

No. 121041

Oh yeah, I suppose all the paper I use is off-white rather than pure white, ty

No. 121045

File: 1609704772699.jpg (252.4 KB, 750x364, glam.jpg)

Has anyone else been possessed by their 12 yr old wannabe goth selves since browsing the glamfur thread…I wasn't skilled enough in 2003 to participate but now I'm fucking consumed. I'm not looking for a rating I just didn't want to post my goofy OC in the actual thread.

No. 121049

File: 1609708211565.png (593.52 KB, 1540x1920, 03.01.21.png)

Thank you !

Yeaaah I know, but it started as a small doodle I didn't intend to finish. I did it the right way after your post though

I love it ! It makes me want to draw glamfur too

No. 121050

Cute! this is much better.

No. 121051

File: 1609709707532.png (182.83 KB, 1080x1080, 01012021 cow.png)

I've been having trouble painting/rendering things more realistically. I don't have a clue how digital art works

No. 121053

File: 1609710953842.png (1.35 MB, 660x878, polycyst.png)

Does anyone know ways to get exposure online? I've been trying for years with no luck. I've tried Instagram so many times and I've never been able to get over 100 followers despite putting art hashtags and stuff like that. It's frustrating.
I'm the same artist as this one by the way.

No. 121066

People get exposure online with fanart and participating in trendy hashtags, that's an awful reality of it. Your aesthetic is so unique and alien, you could try applying it to these things I've mentioned above if you care about exposure above all else, but I feel like it would take away from it's uniqueness. If it's some kind of income you care for, your best bet would be IRL networking, looking for some opportunities to be featured in art exhibitions, getting interest of local buyers, because I'm sure these paintings could fit some alternative decor flats, or bars, or clubs… unfortunately, it's really hard when you actually bring something new and weird to the table as you do.

No. 121068

samefag, but additionally, when it comes to instagram numbers, try to insert yourself into a community of artist doing the same thing as you do; more in a direction of psychedelic theme in any medium, than just oil painters. Dedicate about 10 minutes daily to just go on a following spree, some percentage of these people will follow you back, then you can just unfollow them; of course many will do the same but ultimately the number will steadily rise which will slowly make your account looks better, at least from the numbers perspective. I think people actually rarely explore tags on instagram considering how messy they can be, so following people that like the same things as you do will be far more effective when it comes to finding these that enjoy what you do than just waiting idly for them to find you in the tags. Also, interact more; if you're just posting your things and waiting for engagement to happen, it will not. Comment on things you like, if you have twitter, post your art in replies (not retweet!) to people posting prompts like "unknown artists, share your portfolios!" and so on. Unfortunately building the following and keeping engagement is a work almost as time-consuming as creating art itself.

No. 121142

Thank you so much for the advice anon! I'll try my best.

No. 121184

I'd follow and promote the shit out of you. Your art is fire

No. 121187

File: 1609874698134.jpg (270.49 KB, 1280x852, PSX_20201221_201416.jpg)

Anon I'm not even an artist and i broke 100 followers on tumblr doing shitty surreal edits like pic related. Just tag your things like weirdcore, oddcore and dereality because those tags/trends are really blowing up lately

No. 121192

If you want to render things more realistically, just find a photo for reference on details. Your cow is very cute, but its nose ring doesn't seem to be going through its nose or maybe I am retard
My friend made an art account for the two of us and she just obsessively follows all sorts of art accounts. We are following 3000 people now but also we are being followed by 1000 people. It's not all dedicated followers I guess and I think we should have let the followers come to us on their own but we have an audience now.

No. 121273

this is so cute anon! love your style

No. 121425

File: 1610096884036.png (270.31 KB, 514x503, completewithmsilyrics.png)

I for one welcome our new glamfur overlords…

No. 121436

That's so good, it really looks authentic. Especially with that font, I think the shading on the face somehow gives it away, I think there shouldb e more contrast maybe

No. 121471

YES god this is amazing. Everyone needs to post their shameful glamfur art. I know there has to be more.

No. 121475

This is absolutely wonderful! I'm one of the main contributors to the glamfur thread, your art is very true and authentic to the style. Great job, and feel free to post more.

I keep wanting to post mine (it's not nearly as good as that anon's, though) but freelance art is currently my only source of income and I'm also very conscious about my digital footprint and don't want to risk being recognized, lol. I hope any other farmers who've made glamfur art post theirs, though!

No. 121578

File: 1610241975383.png (30.93 KB, 400x500, relatable king.png)

the blue thing is a tramp stamp

No. 121582

i’m late to the party but i’d love to have your artwork as prints to hang in my room, really beautiful work!

No. 121739

File: 1610424415702.png (1.03 MB, 1500x2668, DB260049-36DA-4B6A-A469-7FF9A1…)

this is a work in progress but I did this in ibis paint

it’s so weird that I can sometimes make decent stuff and then the rest is awful is it because of my gaps of skill?

No. 121779

your art makes me think of weird 70s psychedelic shit, i love it!

No. 121789

The only thing I could really see here is her right leg looks too short, and her head seems like it could be too big, but honestly it's not a bad piece. If you draw one part of the body more than others maybe that's why you're better at drawing one thing?

No. 121791

Samefag, I should clarify it's our right and her left leg

No. 121866

File: 1610551304290.jpg (1.31 MB, 989x1806, IMG_7794.jpg)

Chronic doodler so no complete pieces , perspective on the hat is so fucked idk how to fix my lack of sense of form (I know studies and practice but it feels like my brain is refusing to understand it). Not asking to be spoonfed obviously but if anyone had the same problem and got over it then tips are very welcome!

No. 121867

i love this anon

i really enjoy your style and (please don't take this the wrong way) don't think i'd enjoy it as much if it weren't for that sketchy pen look that it has.

No. 121871

File: 1610553193972.jpg (99.21 KB, 800x800, rappen-rotring-rapidograph-tec…)

Reminds me a bit of the doodles I had in my sketchbook ages ago, style-wise!
In general, as basic as the advice can be, but you have to push yourself unfortunately. If you want to stick to traditional mediums, what can help is getting some new supplies that would motivate you more to spend time on your stuff. Something that helped me specifically was rapidograph, the way it works kinda forces you to go slower with your lines and be more precise as it's tip is super small and encourages to draw out all the tiny details you'd otherwise maybe not even think of; just because of that it's kinda harsh to rush with it which results in more polished and finished-looking drawings.

No. 121872

File: 1610553653847.jpeg (1.24 MB, 4096x4096, Koi fish.jpeg)

Getting back into it after a long time. Thanks for the feedback. :)

No. 121875

I think the shadows are a bit distracting, everything looks like it's floating above the floor and not immersed in water. The composition is cool

No. 121877

Got it, thanks! Will try without it, and with it bur closer to the fish bodies. Might make it less distracting.

No. 121879

Aw thank you, also no I completely get it! I end up drawing very differently digitally and it is so unsatisfying because it does lose that sketchiness because I try to render and make it look more put together which ends up looking like ass. So I am still figuring out what I want to do digitally
Oh I am happy to hear! Sketchbook doodles are peak comf.
Also yeah I definitely should just sit my ass and push through it. I also never seen those pens, I've been using micron ones since the dawn of the times but I feel like the tip is too brittle. I dont know how similar they are but if I find them I will definitely give it a shot if they sell them here, thank you so much!
I think the fish turned out cute and I agree with anon above with the shadows and composition, I also really like the texturing on the lily pads

No. 121919

>everything looks like it's floating above the floor and not immersed in water
I thought this too, but I fucking love it, the thumbnail looks like papercraft art

No. 121963

This is so cute. I wish I had better feedback, I just really like it. I like the coloring and something about their little googly eyes is just adorable. Good shit anon.

No. 124657

File: 1611971771021.jpg (6.95 MB, 4000x3000, MVIMG_20201230_212758.jpg)

Something I did after a month long break from drawing

No. 124670

beautiful, anon!

No. 124673

So pretty! I love how graphic it looks. I'm jealous of your eyelash drawing skills, I can never get the bottom ones right lmao

No. 124697

more variation in line weight is what you need in order to take this to the next level.

No. 125059

File: 1612141107518.jpg (900.05 KB, 1660x1660, img1612140538361.jpg)

I'm the anon in >>124657 , thank you all for the feedback! Recently I've been trying out a new art style, what do you guys think?

No. 125061

So cool. what is the color made with? markers, watercolors?

No. 125065

Thank you! I did it with coloured pencils

No. 125981

File: 1612453655075.jpg (294.47 KB, 3000x3508, sweater girl.jpg)

>>119539 >>119398

I did this a few days later and wanted to share it. It's still a little outdated compared to how I draw now.

No. 127195

File: 1613020973581.jpeg (591.65 KB, 3661x1550, download (1) (4).jpeg)

I've been doing some pieces on procreate and trying to find my style but I still struggle so much. All the art I love looks so cohesive, but I can't get mine like that where everything just melts together visually and looks so intentional I've been drawing everyday for hours just trying to practice and learn so I would love some specific critiques

No. 127196

do more studies, they look like kids' drawings

No. 127202

Study and work on anatomy and gestures, right now everything looks disproportionate and the poses look unnatural (in the left drawing especially). Be careful with head and body proportions, unless you want the characters you draw to look like kids. The arms appear a little too thin, the breasts look flat and in the left and middle drawing it looks like the shoulders are popping out of place. Shading doesn't make sense.

No. 127207

this looks much better! are there any recent works that you can post?

No. 127228

Thank you! I've been doing a lot of gesture drawings to learn anatomy better but I probably need to do more actual human studies before trying to make it stylistic.. I keep not liking my work and I'm glad someone was able to put into words why it looked so off

No. 129177

File: 1614063921505.png (441.52 KB, 574x792, kgil.PNG)

it's still a WIP but im drawing a koi girl haha

No. 129186

Her hand is on backwards.

No. 129187

And her trapezoidal neck shape is very bizarre, anyway you gotta be careful with them hands kek

No. 129816

File: 1614432169903.jpeg (2.21 MB, 2893x4092, heartsoutfit1.jpeg)

just a quick sketch with color but she looks like ariana grande lol

No. 129819

When copying and mirroring the other eye, change it up a little, make the highlights come from the same side for example

No. 129823

I'd exaggerate the silhouette by accentuating a triangle shape

No. 129825

i love your shapes

No. 130064

Hey anons do you have any good tips and advice for someone wanting to explore and master oil paints and copic markers? I've never used either of these mediums/ materials before so it's all new to me and I feel lost, especially with oil painting. I really want to make amazing art though. I do have a few copic markers and would like to know exactly how to properly use them to get the most out of them. I don't want to be using them incorrectly, and I think the few attempts I have made so far have been hopeless. Got any helpful tips and tricks, YouTube channels, tutorials, text you recommend? Thanks girls.

No. 130086

>master oil paints
Years and years of practice my friend

No. 130098

File: 1614577159173.png (1.09 MB, 1597x1580, aaaaaa.png)

i mostly draw guys.. need to work on drawing girls :T(:T)

No. 130101

It's cute but don't use emoticons

No. 130102

ah right now i'm gonna get a ban for it sigh

its happened to me twice already, god

No. 130107

Just learn to integrate in general, don't rp using asterisks either lol you sound like a minor

No. 130123

Okay i'm prepared for that. But where do I start? Do you use oil paints anon?

No. 130128

looks very good anon. i like the coloring. he kinda looks like emotionless white boy, tho, you should practice expressions

No. 130134

There are so many resources on youtube if you just search for "oil painting for beginners", it's far better for you to use these than rely on whatever written advice from someone on LC that you can't even actually confirm whether they know what they're talking about or not.

No. 130135

She sounds 15.

No. 130137

nta maybe he is meant to be an emotionless white haired nazi boy

No. 130156

maybe, but he looks like waterhead

No. 130199

nazi kaworu anon needs to show us another piece so we can decide what's her deal

No. 130276

File: 1614657281656.jpeg (1.13 MB, 1500x2668, 353895AD-2B0B-477A-A9A8-B87C65…)

another stupid sketch

No. 130289

The pose is a bit stiff and the arms are too different sizes (the hands also, it seems), but the rest is cute

No. 130317

File: 1614681126426.png (313.74 KB, 562x1000, Untitled-3.png)

The face is super pretty, you have very marketable aesthetic going on. To add what other anon's said, be mindful of your angles, her shoulders are leaning down towards right side so boobs should follow a little bit, yet they're in a straight line; waist should be a bit lower too.

No. 130364

File: 1614706728788.jpeg (67.37 KB, 934x684, CDD8F5A1-2975-4E2B-9411-D07DFC…)

haha he’s not a nazi I just like coloring black clothes and have a preference for white hair! Here’s another piece I did

No. 130369

If he’s a himbo, I want one.

No. 130370

Bitch, is this my robosband to be

No. 130397

I love your style but can we see some emotions on those faces ♥

No. 130500

the verdict of the court: you should work on eyebrows and wrinkles. if one character is emotionless then it's ok, but all of them? It's literally this one thing and maybe you gmi

No. 130518

File: 1614779698256.jpeg (657.81 KB, 750x1334, 4DDA1FDB-2BD1-41BE-882B-9700F8…)

thanks anon for the advice

samefag but i sketched these a week or two ago

No. 130554

No. 130582

File: 1614804341837.png (80.77 KB, 526x713, 7d6a2bb7c7bf5c01084103fd7e488b…)

sorry if hard to see. I don't really do a lot of art anymore because of life woes. But I liked my little sketch I made this week and wanted to share.

No. 130606

So cute! I love this!

No. 130925

File: 1614990577664.jpg (523.26 KB, 1120x1800, my art.jpg)

I'm a weeb

No. 130929

I love you, your art is great, and I want to marry your character.

No. 131034

Is it supposed to be Kanae?
What's with the autism necklace.

No. 131048

this is really cool anon, but the ear looks a bit less correct than the rest of the drawing. Your coloring is impressive, please post more !

No. 131053

Quality weeb stuff, I like it a lot! Love all the nuance you've achieved with gradients, clothes look great

No. 131611


Cute colors but work on your clothes. Nothing floats like that, it just making everything look bad.

No. 131904

File: 1615594049573.jpeg (1.01 MB, 1500x2668, 9F80FC65-E355-4F74-B5BE-0619B2…)

samefag, I just sketch this shit to past time kek

No. 131909

I love her she reminds me of winx. I really like the eye shapes you draw

No. 131916


No. 131918

thank you anon!

No. 131925

weird thought but I feel like I've seen your art in a draw pile server like 2 years ago. its nice

No. 131937

The left arm is a bit short but other than that, it's really cute! I love how you draw faces and your lineart.
I'd love to see lady gaga in the gucci polka dot dress in your style, she looked so gorgeous in that

No. 131976

File: 1615642945245.png (232.8 KB, 557x1003, kinky david.png)

I wish I wasn't too depressed to get out of bed on most days but I drew this as a joke for a friend. I wanna get back to seriously studying art eventually…

No. 132837

File: 1616177320177.jpeg (683.03 KB, 1500x2668, D8FBB217-C468-4E5A-B817-44FA48…)

i really enjoy drawing on my phone even though the quality is still shit lol

No. 132847

The flesh in her calves is migrated a bit too far down and the placement of her right inner elbow is a little too far left. The hair and the colors are good, I like the dress in particular. Ot but it reminds me of the Marching Band outfit from Cencilia

No. 132849

File: 1616184744260.jpg (4.47 MB, 2669x4032, 20210318_164246.jpg)

Sorry about the notes. Trying to draw Yashiro. I've been drawing for a few years but my hands are still so shaky, no matter what I do.

No. 132852

No offence, but her head looks like a squished in doll head; her right eye is placed wrong, but the colors are beautiful.
Try to draw a long line instead of lots of short ones; for me it's easiest if I draw lightly a few lines first and then draw the correct one a bit darker so I can erase all the other lines, because it's hard to draw a long line correctly from the first try

No. 132861

What is good about these colors? Anons, are you blind?

No. 132872

Then tell me what’s wrong with the colors instead of being vague

No. 132918

There's not much to say tho: it's literally flat colors randomly picked of the bunch.
But maybe I'm wrong, I want to listen to anons who called it beautiful because I may be missing something. This thread is like a pity party.

No. 132919

All of the colors work together lmao

No. 132929

Study a bit instead of talking out of your ass, these colors objectively work together nicely. Blue and warm yellow are complementary, yellow and the dark orange-ish of the skin tone are analogous and again the latter still complements the blue. Light pink works well with the white section and also looks good with the blue and gives a nice summery vibe. The rainbow hints aren't too much either so it's fine.
And flatness is about style, not colors. Just say that they're not your taste.

No. 133242

File: 1616434921677.jpg (470 KB, 1748x2480, classic.jpg)

not good at art at all but this bitch looks so weird

No. 133247

This is cute! The only problem I see is the left leg. I know you drew it that way because of the angle, but the hip/thigh is too straight. I wish I could find a ref of your pose to show you, but tbh I'm too lazy to look lol

No. 134612

File: 1617317401803.jpeg (3.35 MB, 4032x3024, 41BD36F5-6327-4D86-B027-D7052E…)

incoming drawfag post

No. 134630


No. 134702

super cute, you should do one with color

No. 135242

File: 1617639855234.jpg (396.43 KB, 2400x2699, alizee.jpg)

lmao I can't believe I attempted to make fanart for alizee the absolute autism

No. 135480

File: 1617738750056.png (19.68 KB, 826x844, rianbowfish.PNG)

No. 135484

this looks creepy af

No. 136114

File: 1617957340070.png (328.92 KB, 415x834, Cap.PNG)

Mindless doodle

No. 136115

I couldn’t tell what it was until I read the file name but I honestly love it. If it was a top (as in the entire design was like a bralette) I would buy it.

No. 136351

File: 1618016920041.png (139.29 KB, 472x671, CD69682E-3B4D-4F34-8066-143393…)

when you’ve been playing too much genshin impact lately holy shit

No. 136355

File: 1618018172984.png (283.85 KB, 900x900, untitled_1.png)

finally decided to contribute
cute, would be cool to see it in color!

No. 136518

File: 1618096089772.jpeg (2.11 MB, 4032x3024, 8A09D914-AE42-4CC6-B4D7-7539D1…)

did some fan art the other day in an attempt to shake off some cobwebs. i haven’t inked anything in awhile and it felt good. i’m ready to get back to original art.

No. 137471

File: 1618463463402.jpeg (695.38 KB, 1536x2048, 073B05B0-DFD8-47BF-B804-DBECDE…)

Character design for a friend

No. 137579

File: 1618516696441.png (3.01 MB, 1500x2668, 7811A26F-2087-47AB-A0D5-F16AB5…)

i’m so embarrassed of my art, I feel really afraid of posting it anywhere else but here

No. 137586

The eyes are kinda weird and I wonder what her hips actually look like but she's still cool

No. 137587

no need to be embarassed, nice job with the silhouette! If you didnt use pure grey but put a litte color tint to it, the color choice would be perfect!

this is so cool, especially that weapon, is it an arrow? or a staff? the shape is really interesting. I hope you're ok with feedback, because i just want to way it would be even cooler if you moved things around for a cleaner page composition! like maybe smaller color swatches to have a bit more space in the bottom half and moving the sketch and head on the top right a bit down to avoid empty space. But I take it's just a reference for a friend not a portfolio work ofc

No. 137676

File: 1618572949292.jpeg (850.28 KB, 1375x2048, 5F8BFE38-9294-43A7-B468-289FCD…)

Aye thanks anon! It’s actually an electric Cello! It’s been a minute since I made a character sheet so I’ll definitely clean up the area! I’ll add the concept poster here too just cause it’s been such a fun project! I should start posting my art online more haha

No. 137680

Ohhhhh I see it now, I've seen some electric string instrumets have the most bizarre silhouettes so it totally makes sense, I could totally imagine such design exist in real life and it would be so cool!
The poster looks great too, nice clean colors, what kind of project is that, a comic? Looking at characters I imagine it could be an interesting RPG campaign with musician adventurers

No. 137688

It’s actually a concept for a TV show! The idea is Pandora’s box, but make it a musical! I’m just the concept artist but I’m really hoping this one takes off! Thank you so much for the crit and compliments anon!

No. 137776

File: 1618612981868.jpg (Spoiler Image, 1.04 MB, 1920x2560, IMG_20210417_003155.jpg)

Everyone I love looking at your drawings, please don't stop posting them. Also please tell me is his torso too long and are his hands too small and if you can see the leg outline I drew with a pencil, should I move the leg there or leave it me? Thank you
I think she has a bit too much stuff on her, too many tiny details on accessories, they just distract when you have such nice shapes in the instrument and dress and shoulder things

No. 137783

I dunno anon I really like the perspective you got going here! I really can’t crit too harshly because you put the work in and it shows! Very nice technique! Did you do this with a combo of coal and pencil? Idk say keep playing with angles!

No. 137785

File: 1618615119692.jpeg (Spoiler Image, 208.16 KB, 1200x1719, 156A841A-FEB5-4D2C-98B6-38FB71…)

Spoilers for hentai, but I like to draw hentai when I’m bored, and I’ve been practicing a little bit more poses just because I love the human anatomy sooooo much! With toes though, what do you think I should do for the background girl? I also know the legs look a little funk but once it’s all shaded in it should be better haha. I literally suck at feet but I don’t think this piece is gonna go anywhere!

No. 137802

did you use 3d models and draw over it? looks reminiscent of a 3d model trace over

No. 137804

Ding ding! Haha I am trying to lay a solid base but deadass you’re right

No. 137861

Thanks, I made it with oil paints and then with pencil over it. Thanks for mentioning angles, it gave me an idea
The bottom girl's shoulder looks really weird, like she pushed it forward as high as her jaw, if I were you I would make it a little smaller. About the toes, I think it's good how you made them like she curled them like in a fist (but like on a foot… sorry I don't know how to say it) but her feet overall are too small
>I literally suck at feet

No. 137901

File: 1618670166231.png (5.14 MB, 5021x2367, Sukeban (sombra suave) (retoqu…)

Character design I did. First time I made a full piece with a graphic tablet. This a cropped part from a character sheet(?) looking thing
The profile face looks a bit weird because I rarely do profiles and also I realised I didn't know how to make a strong shadow with the light coming from up (if you have any tips for that that's cool, I probaly should had tried looking up a reference)

No. 137907

File: 1618671747552.png (2.8 MB, 2511x1184, bazooka.png)

Hi sorry for butchering your painting in ms paint but from the side an eye looks like a triangle, also there will probably be no light on the lips and chin because the rest of the head casts a shadow over them. Also, the fingers look like gummy worms (no offense). I really like the colors you used and the pose.

No. 137909

File: 1618671987530.jpeg (1.73 MB, 3464x3464, 6AF7DBC4-B9E3-448D-9089-55100E…)

black and colored versions. something about this is really bugging me and I did this on my phone, any suggestions anons?

No. 137910

1) her shoulders are uneven (my shoulders are uneven too though)
2) I love her top
3) I don't think there's anything else wrong besides the shoulders, it's just that she's wearing her clothes so asymmetrically that makes it look suspicious I think

No. 137912

Absolutely adore your style, anon!! It reminds me of those old how to draw manga books in the BEST way possible. Maybe the pants not being as shaded as the rest of her is what's throwing you off?

No. 137913

tbh I did go really lazy on her hand there
Thank you anon, your change on the cheek shadow was also helpful btw (made me realise I need to figure midtones better)

No. 137914


I gotta agree with anon! It’s like, Y2K nostalgia and I love that! Her head does seem a little off to the shoulders, so just expand them slightly and you will be all good!

No. 137916

NTA but how do you draw even shoulders? That's a big problem for me

No. 137935

1) make sure the neck is horizontally and vertically in the center of the shoulders (assuming the person isn't pushing one shoulder up or something)
2) ????
3) Profit!!!

No. 137937

I love this so much.

No. 137943

File: 1618689578804.jpeg (236.46 KB, 2048x2048, D9591A2B-FC70-4C9B-8A4A-CEF0E2…)

Because you all have been so incredibly helpful and cool I wanted to leave a little guide for you! When you draw your skeleton, add triangles to give dimension! I sketched a little guide if you needed a visual aide! It’s not the best, but as artists we all be learning everyday

Thank you guys again for being so cool. I really love the art boards here

No. 138723

File: 1619055854052.jpeg (1.06 MB, 1500x2668, DBD20E52-6D1C-4BFE-9AEB-D9809A…)

something I’ve been drawing on and off for a few days kek

No. 138754

Belly button and the line above it are too low down

The legs, among other things, are atrocious

No. 138760

The stylized drawing on the right is very cute! You're pretty good with lines. I personally really like the shape of the legs, though maybe the hand could be posed a little more naturally.
The drawing on the left has a few more issues, the hand and forearm look stiff and weird (does she only have four fingers?), the top of her head may be too big and uneven. Are they drawings of the same girl? The features look different, like the stylized version wouldn't "translate" to the semirealistic one in that way.

No. 139703

File: 1619583393289.jpg (190.06 KB, 1080x1920, FB_IMG_1619582648374.jpg)

Ahhhh. I've posted this on my personal accounts but for some reason I'm way more nervous posting it here. Getting back into art after years of stagnancy,but really happy with where drawing again is taking me. Trying to focus less on worrying so much about anatomy/realism and going back to my surrealist/cartoon-y comfort zone since worrying about being too cartoon-y really sucked the enjoyment out of art for me, started this sketch in late 2020 and just finished it up last week.

I'm able to do clean line work but long ago one of my art teacher's told me my work looked more interesting when I layered my work and left the under sketching/sight lines/etc visible and I've come to really love the look it gives too.

I'm cool with any criticism, comments…whatever you wanna say about it to me. She started off as a oiran rokurokubi and as I added more and more she's become a bit of a hydra too.

No. 139705

File: 1619583822866.jpeg (102.47 KB, 1011x1920, received_1329723914091795.jpeg)

Same anon with another one of my pieces that started years ago and hasn't been finished. I plan on drawing her palms on the blank sides of the paper, and the backs of her hands/arms on the reverse side of the paper so that when it's folded it looks like she's covering her face then opens to reveal her face and palms.

No. 140898

File: 1620417116561.jpeg (3.5 MB, 3447x2922, 0E2FF293-CF4B-4049-85D6-128219…)

Can I get some critique, please? I’m trying to get back into doing fanart after hardly drawing anything other than the occasional doodle for the last 10 years. This is Utena and Anthy from the Revolutionary Girl Utena movie. I mostly used colored pencils. I’ve always struggled with drawing profiles, so this was definitely a challenge for me. I’m not wholly satisfied with the blush on Anthy’s cheek in particular, how could I make it look better?

No. 140984

Late reply, but I really love this kind of drawings done in pen! Especially the Geisha one is impressive. Love how you did all those necks! The other drawing is very cute, love the idea of her showing her face
The drawing is a good copy of that frame, but I think that the blush could be blended more into her skin. Don't ask me how to do that though. BTW, the shading is super impressive!

No. 140986

The anatomy has the usual issues that come from copying anime, but the hair is slightly jarring. You haven't decided on the hairline of the characters, so it's just like they're bald with comb-overs and no sense of where their head is, with the gaps at the side of utena's head we should see part of an ear.

No. 140994

File: 1620488656381.gif (1005.26 KB, 500x227, 62e (1).gif)

Not OP but you made realize the drawing isn't an exact copy of that Utena screencap. It's very similar, so maybe the original is to blame for the hairline issue? IDK

No. 141000

I would recommend looking at some photo references of people kissing. Even if you're drawing in a manga style, references from real life can be helpful.

No. 141001

File: 1620494771031.png (Spoiler Image, 542.11 KB, 559x823, 1620282094376~2.png)

Totally embarrassed myself by posting this redraw in a cow thread. What do I need to do better? Obviously I'm not going to redraw cows' art anymore because it's arrogant and derailing, but I would still really like some advice on the technical aspects of the drawing.

Spoilered because I don't want people to see it on the front page again.

No. 141004

She copied a frame from an anime movie. It's how the kiss was drawn originally so IDK why you suggest references to her. Like maybe they will be useful, but you can't tell based on a copy of someone else's artwork

No. 141014

nta but maybe OP should practice actual poses instead of coping them from anime. Remember, art style is not an excuse, especially when original anime shot didn't include that broken shoulder. So yeah, she should look at other references or look at this one longer.

No. 141022

Given the original was a wreck, this is cute and a definite improvement imo, so most of the hate you got was probably just because anons in artcow threads are sick of redraws at this point. It'd be more interesting to see an original piece from you here to critique since I don't know how much is your actual style/technique and how much is you trying to emulate what you think the original artist wanted to achieve.

No. 141023

>art style is not an excuse
For your original work no, but if you want to copy someone's artwork, that's different IMHO. The whole point is for your picture to look as close to the original as possible (unless you are doing the one exercise in which you improve upon the original, but I guess this wasn't OP's intent)
>especially when original anime shot didn't include that broken shoulder
Valid take, I thought you were focusing on the faces and lips with your previous comment, and this part is fairly well copied

No. 141043

Copying anime screenshots generally isn't a good way to learn/improve though. Most of the best mangakas learned realistic proportions/anatomy before shifting into more stylized work. You have to learn the rules before you break them.

No. 141046


I'm >>140898 and thank you so much for the feedback, I honestly appreciate it a lot. I definitely do want to take some figure drawing classes at some point. I mostly just redraw anime screenshots for now and I'm always torn between a desire to copy as close to the original as possible or to put my own spin on things. I just draw things for fun, I'm not attempting to be a professional artist or anything.

No. 141049

File: 1620535957041.png (583.3 KB, 1700x1788, image0.png)

I'm looking for critique more design wise. I feel like something's kind of off? Or maybe too plain? Not sure where to place it…(the shoes have no laces because I tend to paint those in later)

If anyone has any suggestions lmk would appreciate it

No. 141050

BTW he only has three of those diamonds on his face, it doesn't extend any further

No. 141059

I feel like the purple accents make too strong a statement and take away from the rest of the design. Having just teal and gold as accent colors would be more harmonious, imo. The decoration on the lapel of the dress shirt kind of throws off the design since it’s not balanced by something else (unlike the asymmetric designs on the pants)

No. 141060

It's fine! Come back here with your other pictures whenever you want

No. 141080

The tentacles are too big I think. Try to imagine how they all attach to his back; they wouldn't fit

No. 141085

Yeah I think it would be cool with lavender instead of the royal purple and some other color instead of black. Maybe white with silver stripes

No. 141342

File: 1620745314380.jpeg (3.55 MB, 2800x3850, 36C20B11-A1C1-4CA0-BC8D-91ABEC…)

how do I make my lineart look a lot more smooth anons?

No. 141346

File: 1620747676259.jpg (21.65 KB, 297x239, unipig.jpg)

i drew this

No. 141348

what have you done with my pig son

No. 141353

Turn up the stabilizer settings.

No. 141366

File: 1620756669468.jpg (1.26 MB, 1988x1538, InkedIMG_20210511_0001-1_LI.jp…)

I'm getting into colored pencils for the first time and I love them! Any thoughts on my shroomies?

No. 141367

My thoughts are: lovely

No. 141383

what a lad

No. 141384

I love this, kinda reminds me of the witch comics

No. 141391

Really nice shading and I love the vibrant colors

No. 141394

ah thank you, kind anons!! This made me so happy!

No. 148882

File: 1624018326965.jpeg (Spoiler Image, 172.65 KB, 450x640, DA5E863C-7108-43F1-AD80-041133…)

Hey guys I’m trying to incorporate little gore on my art. I noticed that there’s no difference in the way I drew guts and brain so I’m wondering if you guys have any tips regarding that or anything else.

No. 148912

I love this !!

No. 148918

Cool Monster High fanart! At first I thought the left character is only inspired by Draculaura, but then I noticed Frankie… BTW I think your anatomy got better since the last time!

No. 148929

Thank you anon! Yes it is a fan art I wanted to put a gore twist to it(emoji)

No. 148931

You can’t use emojis, nonnie, It’s better if you delete this post before you get banned.

No. 148936

Brains and guts both look slimy and shiny and coily, they do look similar you don't have to worry. Your artwork is great as always

No. 149008

File: 1624073490170.png (36.64 KB, 383x677, Gelatina.png)

xenoverse has me perpetually in OC hell

No. 149024

adorable pixel art, anon.

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