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How do you learn to make weird / creepy artwork? Do you have to have a weird / creepy personality?
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>>3711589
Holy fuck, this is so real and morbid. Like, just imagine, this dude stood outside in what was probably a nippy German November in 1944 drawing anywhere from several minutes to a half hour using a literal fucking corpse as a reference. Life's brutal. Jesus Christ.
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stay alive thread.
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>>3711914
Kek
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>>3712319
At least he could trust the model to sit still for a goddam minute
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>>3714415
Goddamit I laughed.

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This thread is brought to you by coca cola. Open a bottle of coke, open happiness.
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>>3715004
Don’t associate that beautiful meme with this wretched thread you heathen.
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>>3715021
>>3714970
lol have you ever thought to yourself that the way you dress and look or your mannerisms towards other people affect their impression on you. Normal people can smell you autism a mile away. When's the last time you took a bath? Are you wearing the same clothes from last month? How greasy is your hair really? Do you ever get some exercise? People probably think you're a creepy rapist lol

>>3715042
Horny poster is a blessing. I'd date him no homo
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10/10 Art, saved and based.
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>>3715047
Ok.

There's a 70% chance that the 2020s will absolutely not be the same talentless garbage as the 2010s, I can already see the signs.

Why didn't you strike between 2011-2015 when the world needed you the most? So many ways to gain money, momentum, popularity.
You know what was most obvious thing which nobody bothered doing? Creating alternate improved versions of cartoons everyone hated or everyone saw great potential which only required a modicum of talent and effort for great results. You should have tapped that.

What are your plans now?

[Studying, Drawing, Practicing, Etc]

The flow state has always interested me. It's unfortunate that any literature I read on it is always shrouded in 1970s hippie language and existential wonder. It would be nice to get an actual account of the experience one has when they are fully concentrated on something they're either interested in doing or something they had to do such as studying for a final. So I wanted to know and understand your process to compare it to mine as I feel that I'm not focusing enough.

1.) What is going through your mind?

2.) What do you do so that your focus doesn't break?

3.) Do you really forget about the passage of time?
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I only get in flow if I'm used to certain things.
>What is going through out mind?
It becomes a matter of just doing it. I start thinking in concepts and act on them instead of using words. At that point it doesn't matter if I fuck up hard, I can destroy my previous work and start again.
>What do you do so that your focus doesn't break?
I work at night, with music on
>Do you really forget about the passage of time?
Kind of. I eventually look at the clock and am like "huh, it's already been 5 hours". It kinda sucks. I wish I had the room of spirit and time.
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(excuse my english)

1 - just the usual stuff you thinking about when i work. this is not some kind of mysterious force y know
2 - to use it as a momentum for making further progress. A side from deadlines and similar stuff i think your brain will get in to focus mode if you are able to make progress without pauses or interruptions > further concentrate on the thing that you re doing
3 - yeah time flies when you are 100% into doing something whether its working or playing video games everybody know that
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>>3714805
1. Most of my shit comes to me from a combination of what I'm feeling at the time, themes related to that, and how to execute it into a drawing. I usually only draw when I'm in a certain mood, usually a mixture of boredom and creative spark.

2. I listen to music that reflects these feelings and themes. Sometimes a get stunted by a some that comes on that doesn't really fit.

3. I don't think about the time unless I feel tired, then I'll look at the time and contemplate going to bed. Given, I usually draw in the late hours.
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>>3714805
I only experience such states without realizing it. It's only later that I notice. I cant do it on demand. My drawings are better when I'm in that state probably only because I stop being anxious or worrying about messing up.
I think most people who have talked about flow states are overselling it. Most people can experience it when concentrated on something and their sense of time fades away.

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Previous thread: >>3706775

Porn Thread
Thread for those who enjoy drawing pornographic images

Rules and Guidelines:
-Hide images you don't wish to view, etc, etc.
-Please refrain from posting NSFW images of underage characters(loli/shota)
-Refrain from replying to trolls that give no valuable input.
-Post finished works and W.I.P's here for critique.
-Any questions in regards to reference materials will be answered.

Dedicated thread sticky- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uwaXKU7ev6Tw_or__o8ARpUb6r2rCZYJGqwSFV9AD98/edit#
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>>3714853
for the amount of time invested, it looks like shit.
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Finishing this off tomorrow with flats.
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>>3714770
Blog?
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>>3714853
Too much contrast and the buildings are unnecessary

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Be specific if you request something: post the cover, book's title, artist's name...
Please be patient, board is slow, someone may answer you a week later.
Please search in the thread and links below before asking for something, it may well already be there.
All MEGA links SHOULD be cloned, they die every time they're posted here.
If any of the links expires or breaks, please inform of it.
Can't find something? check vk, rutracker, ehentai, cgpeers, etc

> Beginner essentials
https://mega.nz/#F!sSYAxKqb!f2gWy-eQZJNvRfiUTu1ASA
See https://pastebin.com/riFtG6n0 for details

> Main Book Links
http://pastebin.com/VG8dcWcf
Artbooks:
http://www.mediafire.com/folder/17axpf4d7k05u/artbooks#myfiles

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Anyone know where this image of Yoh Yoshinari Saber Artwork came from? I found it on weibo, I used to had one in better quality from the same site. I thought the image could be found in the Yoshinari You Gashuu - Illustration Hen artbook, turns out it isn't there. I'm really clueless where this came from.
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>>3714436
Those pants o.O
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>>3713750
>Takehiko Inoue Art of Vagabond and SlamDunk
>https://mega.nz/#F!gjJHnKQZ!3fixe1pD1bQsq5LzNZiYBQ
musashi...
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>>3714895
rather just buy it yourself, nobody is interested in that.
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Requesting "the art of ____" books.
Preferably of cartoons or anime. But I'll take anything I can get. If you have em please post em.

Thank you in advance kind anons. These threads give access to art books a lot of us can't afford, I appreciate it a lot.

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IF YOU ARE A /BEG/INNER IN ART, please use this thread to post pieces for critique or ask for advice. We should not have to make new threads or post in the Drawthread with our fundamental exercises.

Previous Thread >>3704318

Feel free to post even the smallest exercise you have done to show you are still trying, do not give up, make someone proud.

RESIZE YOUR IMAGES TO ~1000 PIXELS:
1)
>screenshot the image and post that instead
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>change camera capture settings to something smaller
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>send to computer and resize in MSPaint

READ THE STICKY if you need guidance when you haven't even started

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>>3715020
>also when painting from reference and i keep getting lost in details, i blur the reference strongly and paint that. then i blur the ref a bit less and so on until when i reach the unblurred ref, i have only the details left to paint as it was impossible in the blurred stages
thx anon those are some great tips
>and if i were giving an advice to my past self: get rid of linework as soon as possible. in terms of pictures produced but also while in the process of painting itself. every couple of minutes reduce the sketch layer visibility by half while keep defining form to "recapture" the parts of the picture that got lost with the line visibility.
do you mean getting rid of the sketch ? i understand your point. The thing is i have seen many artists that paint under the sketch like dave greco.
>>3715022
kek dw
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what program or brush settings have the best charcoal like look? i would like to do some gesture drawings but im so use to doing it in charcoal when i do it traditionally
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Are people actually learning anything from these threads? It seems like it's just beginners trying to teach other beginners.
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>>3715000
Thanks. I'll look into that
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alright so i completely redrew the figure and changed the pose. the left arm is now resting on the leg and the torso is leaning more to the right so that the tilted hips would be in a more natural position.

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>>3714714
he doesn't look so good too
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>>3714714
Where I’m from Muslims have a reputation of becoming mad unexpectedly. They can be your best bud one moment, chugging down beer and pork sausages, and the next they can snap into fanatic mode
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This is unironically a good challenge to do.
>b-but if you can't draw hands, what's the point?
Then use a reference of some kind. And study hand anatomy. The point is that many people suck at hands, yet never want to draw them and so they never get better. Myself included. Strudy and reference, then draw some hands, and analyze what went right and wrong. Think critically, even though I know it's a rare thing to do now. People will do every other fucking meme challenge under the sun but when it's time to draw hands, they pussy out. And that's how you know this challenge is actually helpful.
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>>3714807
kinda spooky
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>>3710685
Fell for this meme already, about three years ago - I drew around 700 heads, then I compared the newest to the oldest thinking the progress would give me motivation to continue. There was practically no difference.
I wasted so much fucking time.

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I'm trying to hunt down the original artist for this image. Anyone have any leads?

Tried saucenao, deviantart, and google images
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looks like a /r/equest
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https://twitter.com/gadget_bot?s=09
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>>3715018
>guy can’t ask for artist on art board
Looks like a /f/aggot

What should I offer as my rewards if I'm a fucking poorfag?
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>>3706030
Be careful with raffles they're technically against site rules. I think just because some countries don't allow gambling.
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>>3704832
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>>3713226
How can I paint like this based god? Love his stuff, meanwhile I am mostly a horror artist
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Some ideas:
>full res pics / psd files
>access to sketches / wips
>access to private drawing livestreams
>ability to vote for contents of your pics
>mod rights in your personal discord circlejerk if you have one
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>>3704824
make exclusive videos, livestream drawing, sketchbook tours, get stickers or some shit

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>>3714974
Shadow makes no sense

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What makes an attwork 'soulless'? Or here's an even better question: what gives 'soul' to an artwork? Just what is it?

Bonus point if you're as objective and real as possible
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>>3713451
What are the most soulless drawings you can think of? The first things that come to mind are blueprints, anatomy books, etc. Of course they’re not supposed to have ‘soul’, but if you look at them you realize what’s the quality they lack. They’re often devoid of lineweight, gesture, color, values, and so on. What’s lineweight? It’s the contrast of thick vs thin lines. Gesture? The contrast of straight vs curve. Color? The contrast of warm vs cool. Value? You get the point. Contrast is the quality that gives energy or soul to all the elements of art. Obviously the problem that arises from this is, well, how MUCH soul. Go too far and you end up with some formless Pollock abomination, which is so brimming with soul that it doesn’t even have a body. It’s up to the artist to find a balance between the extremes of contrast and sameness, just as it was the lot of the composer to find harmony between dissonance and consonance
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>>3714596
eh nah, they're right

while saki's renders are very polished, they end up going into a sort of overrendered territory and come out looking lifeless, and it's pretty clearly /only/ done for commercial purposes

it's like the difference between AOR and shoegaze
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>>3715030
sorry, should have put a comparison in

something like ilya repin's works, where there's a great amount of polish but it's still allowed to be painterly, emotional, and a bit rough around the edges
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>>3713503
You just described the 2010s.
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If it makes me feel insecure about my ability

>Animation Thread Discord

https://discord.gg/Ju9NuWN

>Books, Basic Program Tutorials etc.

https://mega.nz/#F!M8s0XYjB!mo_9uNAKJUnVD3Ne9X9vgg (NEW)
https://mega.co.nz/#F!3p8CwQZD!DR2mC-kw0TyQQ8Uw3T6JYg

>Reference Material

http://www.referencereference.com/
https://vimeo.com/groups/aniref
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRvspTjApofA2Yg3i10gTdQ
http://www.rhinohouse.com/

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>Firez became an actual top tier artist
>meanwhile you're still the same mediocre anon as always
How does it feel?
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>>3714913
>hatefuck
You have to be more gentle
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>>3714926
No, he's perhaps the most insufferable out of all you faggots on this board. If I ever had the chance to hatefuck I'd give him a new meaning for Carpal Tunnel.
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>>3707517
Woah I can’t stop watching this
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>>3698902
>>3698950
I lack rendering+appeal (inb4 manface) but the reason the image looks so dead is the lack of acting.

(added bangs because this was probably referenced off of a cosplay and damnit luka has bangs)
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He has some skill but his work is boring desu




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