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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)
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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)
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.
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so..is anyone posting their art soon?
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.
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I did. I put it through a website called "tineye" and just now through "labnol". God damn. Guess we will never know
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Painted this a few months ago
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holy shit anon, this is gud. I love you
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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
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Trying to learn acrylics + to draw still life nature. Any critique is welcome!
I can’t think of anything in particular but it does give off an oldschool anime vibe, in a good way
She is! Its a little hard to get the hair right but I'm glad that u recognize her.>>102845
Thank u for ur kind words anon~
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and old piece of mine of a fancy fish
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Here I go. I’m planning on releasing a small zine in the near future
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.
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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?
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.
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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)
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.>>102824
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.>>102857
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.
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fancy fish anon here, with larvae lady. these are all old af, because now i'm freelancing animu art kek.
Love it! I could see this being a cover of a book or something>>102921
You got any more pictures? I love your art style
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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.
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.
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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.
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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. >>102714
that said, i gave him some plastic surgery. Clip studio doesn't have liquify, only mesh transform, but i tried my best
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.
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I-I have this but it’s way too amateurish imho
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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.
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?
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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.
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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.
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>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.>>102912
Slap that shit on a shirt anon, I'd buy it asap.
It looks good anon! The only thing is it's very bent looking. I know some penises curve upward but it kind looks broken. >>102978>>102968
Geez we have so many talented artists in this thread.
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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.
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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.>>102906
Noted! Thank u for ur critique anon!
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Acrylic painting part 2: electric boogaloo
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because of the colors it makes me think of pic related
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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…
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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.
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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. )
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.
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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.
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You inspired me to start this challenge.
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My first attempt ever at using gouache
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I swear I have more doodles and ideas than complete pieces lmaoo but hoping to make some finished pieces soontm
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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.
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Original pic for reference. I know lots of anons don't like jenna here but she's way too pretty to not draw.
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.
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>>103568
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!
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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
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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
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Sartorial_E on twitter, go get your old hollywood dreamboats, anon
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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?
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.
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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.
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.
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Recently just finished this
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I don’t understand how to draw clothing folds and I’m starting to think I never will
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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!
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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
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).
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?
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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A boy I just doodled
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my artistic skills had been in a continues declining but here is a drawing of a picrew i made
So happy to see a thread like this, and anons actively posting! Hope it's gonna thrive.>>104679
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.>>104697
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!
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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.
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I love your style>>104823
your anatomy is good, was this a sketch or a study?
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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
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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.
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I figured this is a good way to cope with my depression, but I don't feel joy from acrylic painting.
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>>104855
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>>104846
This is so cute, it reminds me of those notebooks with the little girl printed on the edge of the page
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.
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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
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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.
Oh, yes I just noticed i forgot that lol.
Any other thing you can tell me to improve? Thank you.
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!
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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
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.
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I did this yesterday
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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.
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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
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.
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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.
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.>>107702
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.
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!
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I'm still new to digital art, I'm using clip studio paint. Need some advice. Yes, I used a 3d model.
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.
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.
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practiced some more… the blue tones really helped
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.
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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.
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Maybe you could add some more shine like this. But I think it looks very good as you made it.
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I do not care about any criticism because this is my son no matter what.
But yeah, anon, this is a good drawing of one.
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i did this a day or two ago using a variety of micron pens
I couldn't ignore this *
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):https://www.google.com/amp/s/schweizercomics.tumblr.com/post/11966164633/the-schweizer-guide-to-spotting-tangents/amp
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.
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I like to draw every now and then but I am in no way an artist
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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?
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.
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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.
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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
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!
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.
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feed my ego
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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.
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Miu Iruma wip. I'm not sure what the other hand should be doing
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First try at pixel art.
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I love the concept, you should add some shading like this so it's easier to "read" the shapes.
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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.
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Same person from >>107767
Not a figure, but still keeping up with digital art. This was done with only a mouse.
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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.>>115736
Ah, yes kek. You're right, thank you. I really need to measure things out before winging it.
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I just recently rediscovered watercolors and I'm in love
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.
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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.
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Not the best photo and it's been a while since I've painted a bird, but I think I've done ok
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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
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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
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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?
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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.>>119384
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.
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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.
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she looks like a psychopath I think
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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.
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.
And thanks for the artist recommendation as well! I’ll check out his animal paintings.
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I'm just playing around with a different style but I'd love to know what you think!
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.>>121037
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.
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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.
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Thank you !>>121026
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 >>121045
I love it ! It makes me want to draw glamfur too
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I've been having trouble painting/rendering things more realistically. I don't have a clue how digital art works
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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. >>102824
I'm the same artist as this one by the way.
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.
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.
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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
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>>121053
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.
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I for one welcome our new glamfur overlords…
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.>>121471
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!
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the blue thing is a tramp stamp
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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?
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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!
i love this anon >>121866
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.
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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.
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Getting back into it after a long time. Thanks for the feedback. :)
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>>121871
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!>>121872
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
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Something I did after a month long break from drawing
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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?
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I did this a few days later and wanted to share it. It's still a little outdated compared to how I draw now.
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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
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it's still a WIP but im drawing a koi girl haha
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just a quick sketch with color but she looks like ariana grande lol
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i mostly draw guys.. need to work on drawing girls :T(:T)
ah right now i'm gonna get a ban for it sigh
its happened to me twice already, god
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another stupid sketch
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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.
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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
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thanks anon for the advice >>130276
samefag but i sketched these a week or two ago
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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.
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I'm a weeb
Is it supposed to be Kanae?
What's with the autism necklace.
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samefag, I just sketch this shit to past time kek
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
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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…
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i really enjoy drawing on my phone even though the quality is still shit lol
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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 offence, but her head looks like a squished in doll head; her right eye is placed wrong, but the colors are beautiful.>>132849
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
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.
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.
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not good at art at all but this bitch looks so weird
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incoming drawfag post
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lmao I can't believe I attempted to make fanart for alizee the absolute autism
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when you’ve been playing too much genshin impact lately holy shit
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finally decided to contribute>>136351
cute, would be cool to see it in color!
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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.
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Character design for a friend
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i’m so embarrassed of my art, I feel really afraid of posting it anywhere else but here
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!>>137471
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
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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
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
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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>>137471
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
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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!
Thanks, I made it with oil paints and then with pencil over it. Thanks for mentioning angles, it gave me an idea>>137785
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
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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)
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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.
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black and colored versions. something about this is really bugging me and I did this on my phone, any suggestions anons?
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
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)
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)
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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
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something I’ve been drawing on and off for a few days kek
Belly button and the line above it are too low down >>138723
The legs, among other things, are atrocious
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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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>>140898
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!
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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
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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.
>>141014>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 shoulderValid
take, I thought you were focusing on the faces and lips with your previous comment, and this part is fairly well copied
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.
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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
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how do I make my lineart look a lot more smooth anons?
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i drew this
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I'm getting into colored pencils for the first time and I love them! Any thoughts on my shroomies?
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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.
You can’t use emojis, nonnie
, It’s better if you delete this post before you get banned.
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xenoverse has me perpetually in OC hell