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Welcome to /ic/. If you are looking to hone your creative skills, please consult these general resources:

One-Stop Beginners' Guide
The w/ic/i

And don't forget to HEED THE RULES

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Show me your gains and dreams:
When you started drawing seriously, what was your skill like?
What is your skill now?
What's your inspiration for where you want to be in 3 years?

Let's make some gains:
How much do you spend actually drawing/practicing every day? Be honest with yourself.
How much can you increase your time practicing by? Double it, or add 10 minutes to it, whatever you can commit to. Do no more, no less for a week.
How well did you do?
Check in every day or every week if you want, whatever keeps you going. Don't be shy, post your shit. Face your fears, it'll make you stronger.

Take critiques like a man, know when to accept it gracefully and when it's just abuse and ignore that shit, move on. Become your better self.

Let's stop hoarding resources and start using them, no matter how much the process of getting better can hurt, it's better than being stuck in this mediocre hell.

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this is the first drawing I ever submitted to a contest, which I guess marked my "getting serious about it"
That's cool. Would like to see you improve.
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and this is a recent study (yeah yeah noise and chromatic aberration but still)
That's good improvement. I don't think the fabric lays on the skull very well though, it's like it's resting on top of hair that isn't there at all, and it's in an odd perspective for where it is.

What do you want your work to look like?
How many hours a day do you study?
How much do you want to do every day for a week?
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The reference I used has the fabric laid in the same way.
I was just gonna do the skull but since not all of it was showing in the original I also did a simpler version of the hood to go with it, and ommitted some other details as well.

I'd like to be as versatile as someone like spacecoyote in terms of style, but have Murata's technical skill.
I balance it with college but an hour or two a day, something like that.
I'd like to dedicate 5h a day just to studying but that's unreasonable atm.

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No need to make a thread if you only have a single question.

Don't know where to begin? That's understandable. You see, the first time you visit /ic/ you will see a stickied thread with a thumb tack and lock icon. That specific thread has links that will HELP you. Read that first.

Would you like to then build a habit by drawing daily? And post to a website for encouragement and support of your colleagues? Then LAS(t) is for you! Wait what website?: >>3421874

For general art critique, try the draw thread: >>3413860

Beginners post here, you will be welcome in this thread: >>3418375

Artbook Thread - /ic/s best resource center for downloading books and materials (ctrl+F the 'artbook thread') >>3407029

If you have any other thread you might think should be available please, use ctrl+f before making a thread.
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Is it worth buying Arches watercolor paper to learn on? I was going to get Canson or something like that, but I keep hearing that cheap paper isn't worth buying even to learn on, because it doesn't work right?

Is it just people being elitist about expensive materials?
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That’s a weirdly specific ideology, but okay, muh sheeple. Tell me what the enlightened thing to do is. Because working in the industry to make nihilistic and homogenized shit doesn’t seem so enlightening to me. Neither does flippantly using the NGMI-curse as a petty insult.
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Screenless or screen tablet?
If screenless, you’ll want something with decent drawing space. My Wacom bamboo splash has a very small drawing area and it feels cramped. It makes large strokes and details difficult without constantly zooming in and out. You can get a very large screenless tablet for $150, with all the bells and whistles like hotkeys and 8000+ levels of pressure sensitivity. The only thing I don’t like about my cheap 5 year old Wacom is that it’s small, but otherwise it works fine. If you’re just getting started with digital art this is a good option.
If you want a screen tablet, you’ll need a bigger budget. For $200 you could get a 10.1” XP Pen tablet, and that could be workable if you’re okay working cramped. I’m of the mind that it’s better to save up the money, and I would save at least $400 for something that you won’t struggle so much to use.
Screenless tablets from Wacom at least are durable as fuck, buying used shouldn’t present any problems. If I were you, I would buy a medium or large screenless tablet, save the money, and get a screen tablet if you even NEED one. The simplest tool might be good enough for you.
Is Huion a reputable brand known for quality? I don't want to spend excess money on replacements because it broke due to it being made of chinesium. I can only find either cheaper small wacom tablets or more expensive medium sized wacom tablets (relative to $150)
I also see the xp pen deco 03, which is surprisingly cheap and cheaper than wacom but has a larger active area. however I haven't seen this brand before but I am going to assume it's recommended?

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If it's in your sketchbook, it belongs in this thread.
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Oy vey
Needs a bigger schnoz
here, lemme do it again...
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I'm trying to make a foursome happen between this girl, the guy who works at the bar who she's sleeping with, and my friend who really wants to fuck me. Still working out the kinks but I'm getting there. I just really want to sleep with an older guy and two girls my age, that to me is the perfect group of people.

She's playing a Switch btw. Second time I've drawn her.
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>>3442074 max shnoz
you know what's gonna happen?
they're gonna have a threesome while you'll be in the corner stroking your sweaty wrinkled snake

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
See https://pastebin.com/riFtG6n0 (embed) for details

> Main Book Links
http://pastebin.com/VG8dcWcf (embed)

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Requesting any studio trigger art book or any books by it's artists i'm not fussed on a specific book but if anyone has anything by them it would be appreciated
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- THE LANDSCAPES (This one would be AMAZING)

Both are by Richard Schmid.
Yes, I know about the first Alla Prima.
phew, is this book available to download?
memory drawing
Have you looked at Muybridge's stuff? There should be a book of his somewhere in the links

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>This board thinks this visual diarrhea is good
I guess no matter how much practice you get, you still can't just develop good taste.
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Post yours if you're so cocky
Apparently there are some kind of level tests that the school does? It's weird because he has drawings on them that look similar, but it's not shaded or anything. Maybe it's more focused on appeal? His first attempt was terrible, but it gradually gets better as he does like ten more of them.
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>the guy developed more in a year than literally anyone I've ever seen

your deviant-tier "experience" doesn't mean shit. Stop embarrassing yourself
show us some better improvements?
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lol a lot of abnormally angry anons in this crab-magnet thread

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Why does this dunning-kruger beginner think he's qualified to give anyone art advice?
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you answered your own question, because he's a dunning-kruger
thanks anon, I really needed this
How do I reach this level, /ic/?
>I'm not very good at it, but it doesn't matter it's just the fun of doing it
This is advice to encourage young children to draw, doing so is the foundation of learning.
If you suck that's all the more reason to do more and keep learning.
That's good advice even for this board.
grind fundies in crayon

I don't think I'm going to make it, dudes. I've been drawing for like five years and all I can manage is not--quite-anatomically correct handless and weightless figures floating in space.

>can't draw faces, simplified or not
>can't draw hands
>can't draw feet
>can't draw landscapes
>can't draw perspective, buildings or machines
>can't draw drapery or costumes
>can't design
>can't color or paint
>can't even remember how to draw the things that I knew how to draw yesterday

in short

>I can't do any of the things that make a visual artist what they are

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Post your work so you can get some help.
>giving money away
ha that's a subtle bait
>I've been drawing for like five years
5 years can be 14,400 hours to someone who draws 8 hours a day. but to someone who draws 6 hours a week, it would be 1,440 hours.
> I've been drawing for like five years
How many hours a day?
How many days a week?
How did you studied?
Who gave you feedback?
Define "making it".

With structured regimented training you can make it in another five years.
>can't even remember how to draw the things that I knew how to draw yesterday
sounds like you're proof talent is real, and you have a complete lack of it.

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>"Sumimasen, it seems you've left your... sketchbook at the bar. Sorry.. a few guests already peeked inside while I was serving the front row"
>Notice multiple unsettling stares from the dark corners of the bar

How fked are you?
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skulls and nudes and master copies and nazi regalia. my teachers looked through my sketchbook sometimes but I didn't give a fuck. free country niggers.
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>Be a beginner
>Don't know how to make clothes/learning anatomy
>All your drawings are naked girls
I know that feel. Got to learn the nude before the clothed figure.
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>Parents are proud of him for drawing porn
>Thinks his friends are jelly of him for squeezing money out of thirsty 9 year olds
>Is unironically proud of himself for being beg

No bbc, I really think the joke's on you..
>out of thirsty 9 year olds
say something like 14 years olds next time

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Daily reminder you don't need fundamentals to make appealing art and succeed as an artist.
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fuck i remember this video. I want to return to that era, I was happier
I remember early Flash animation, I used to think a lot of those animators were geniuses, but they were really bad and a lot of them have stagnated since. I wish I made crappy Flash animations way back in the day, you didn't really have to work hard to get noticed then, you just simply had to be able.
nvm just watched the video, it's MS Paint. But still, to get popular with with MS Paint nowadays you have to do amazing stuff like this guy
I think most people agree skill isn't everything but those animators weren't afraid to do work and put it out there, which your average IC anon doesn't do. They have a desire to produce art despite their lack of skill. Most of IC is too busy figuring out the prime art schedule for peak efficiency rather than actually do anything.

If you're a low tier pleb and already looking for a way out of hard work I doubt you'll amount to much of anything. Professionals with high skill levels still study and practice constantly and try to learn new shit. Niche artists who were popular 10+ years ago for a hot minute, then faded into obscurity, isn't a long and sustainable career you'll need to live a semi normal life style. Skill doesn't guarantee that either but it certainly makes you harder to replace then a pleb level animator of the week.

Using the extreme example of a handful of low skill guys who made money vs the far larger current field of working artists as a gauge for "making it" doesn't really make any sense. It's like hopping to win the lottery, yeah it'd be great if it happens but for 99% of people it never will. You don't need to be Jason Chan, James Jean, RJ, or Mullins to get work but you also shouldn't be taking the attitude that you don't need to try because artist "x" has crap art and still makes money.

Being an artist as a career is a shit ton of work running your own buisness, lazy people won't make it.
Does Flash have a replacement yet?

How do I draw anime?
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Red Saber > Blue Saber.
That's cool man, we all like different things.
If I could summon a servant and I wound up with Saber, I would use a command seal to order her to tie me up and dominate me, step on me, rub her sweaty feet in my face, and ride me
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Just draw.
Keep telling yourself that and you will go far my man
I'd adopt

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>Looking for: art buddy
>Requirements: boy/girl, no age restriction, good manners, willing to improve, skill level similar to krenz
>What I offer: in-depth chink and nip knowledge, a friend
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Right now I'm drawing circles and lines!
meant to
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lol stay lonely fag
What do you want to draw after that
Cute things and cool things. I can program well so I'd probably end up making a game of some sort.

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>Be neet
>Have all the time in the world to draw in your comfy room and make the best of every hour of studying and drawing
>Fall for the wagecuck meme
>Work 12 hour shifts while feet sore as shit for a paycheck that you don't know what to do with
What do I do to get good at art while balancing out work?
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After the first week? I can't do that!
Sure you can. Unless you're a pussy beta cuck. You gotta man up and talk with your manager or boss and tell them that you can't work for 12 hours and you want to quit. They'll tell you what you have to do after.
I'm more worried about what people, particularly my friend who works their and my parents would think.
After months of searching for a job I find one and I drop it after the first week isn't gonna settle well for any of them.
>What do I do to get good at art while balancing out work?
carry a small sketchbook with you and draw during breaks. Use plain ole pencil or pen. Gradually add colored pencil or whatever medium you desire. If you have one, use a tablet with a paint app if you want to paint since it's obvious you cannot carry all that equipment at work let alone the prep/ clean time painting consumes.

doing this for 15-30 min during lunch breaks is better than nothing. And the place you work at can provide you with lots of subjects to use to practice on.
Tough it out, collect as much money as possible, quit when you find a better job.

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Porn thread for people who like drawing porn.
Hide degeneracy you don't wish to view, etc, etc.
NO furry, mods saids so.
Post finished works and W.I.P's here for critique.
Any questions in regards to reference materials will be answered.
Don't know where to start? Check the updated sticky- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uwaXKU7ev6Tw_or__o8ARpUb6r2rCZYJGqwSFV9AD98/edit#
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Honest question, is it better to whack a dick before drawing porn or avoid masturbation at all?
I'm so glad this aspect of my stuff is appreciated. Thank you.
did you crop it or is that the original composition? the only thing I don't like is how much weight and action is being thrown off-screen. otherwise really cute
Do you mind if I put a real dick in her mouth?
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from imagination, critique?

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Anime thread to rule them all edition.

This is the place for:

1. Participating in anime group studies:
>Keep it to 1-3 group references. The less the better. There is plenty to learn from any given image.
>Mindfully break down the reference in various ways instead of mindlessly copying.
>Keep your copies true to the reference but don’t overwork it. Start a new drawing.
>Make multiple copies. It should get easier each time. If not, reevaluate your methods.
2. Posting your individual anime studies:
>They should be studies drawn with a reference or tutorial.
>Provide the reference used if you can.
>Your study should be a direct copy of some aspect of the reference such as the shapes or colors.
3. Serious discussion about emulating anime style art:
>Questions about achieving certain styles/techniques/compositions etc.

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you can copy whatever you feel ready for, or feel the need to learn. like progressively moving up the chain of line art to coloring/shading when you feel that you have a good feeling of how the pro nip artists draw. If you're just starting out I also recommend watching speedpaints/VODs of artists art process (if they exist), it helps to get a feeling how artists work through their art
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i been drawing a lot of these but just to try and "feel the form" since i can't grasp loomis, i hope that helps at least

thats actually p good
Wow, more helpful advice. Thank you so much.
any good speedpaints/vods you recommend
WIP study

sauce: https://twitter.com/tourabu_neko/status/894159343146344448

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