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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.