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>be at work
>slow day
>scribble shitty hellboy on a post-it
>Hey Anon youre an artist!
Ye-yeah, sure
Stop building up my failures
You have autism
Did you come up with that all by yourself?
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Thoughts on the latest release?
I'm trying to think of a good way to use the new quick access menu but I already have all the shortcuts I need mapped to my keyboard.
The autosave feature is a nice thing. It's just a shame it doesn't give you more options.
heh, i follow that artist on tumblr
Pretty sure that’s there because of the iOS release

What do you think?
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I like it, but it needs darker and lighter values to be more striking. Basically, more contrast.
>beginner thread
Aleksander Hardashnakov
This. Also, do more linework on the branches, and they need more texture.
Yeah, dude. Unless you’re Alek, why are we critiquing his work?

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Post 'em if you got 'em.
Resize, Rotate and another Relevant word that starts with R


Figure Drawing directory (US/Canada):

Online Art Stores:

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>the quality
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I don't keep a traditional sketchbook. It's more I have several sketchbooks and piles of scraps of paper I have tucked between the pages. Here's a scrap of paper
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And here's an actual page in one of them.

Ay, not shab. The propertions are looking good.

What'd help here is just a mid tone before the shadow transition circuit, a little light clean up & it's on track.
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I normally only post in /beg/, but even through hes not symmetrical i am pretty proud of this guy.

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/IC/ challenge:
render pic related with your chosen medium
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why? I could draw you a doodle but that would probably just upset you.
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i honestly feel bad for anyone with jupiter in capricorn
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Why do all artists, teachers, lessons, videos etc always address practicing art/studies as a negative thing? You always see "the GRIND" or the "journey", always emphasis on negative adjectives such as "exhausting". Painting the idea that "art is never truly mastered, you will always need to improve something". The only glimmer of positivity is usually something like "but if you endure the aching grind for years and years and years, you will notice improvements". Wow, what a dream to cling to. I'm sure new artists can't wait to "notice improvement".

So, why is the art world so negative in this regard?
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Some people really, really enjoy academic painting. Your figure drawings, still-lifes, plein airs, and so on.

Other people enjoy technical drawing. Architecture, perspective, mechanical design and so on.

Sometimes people like to just draw or paint, maybe even sketch or doodle.
Making my Patreon a paywall would probably bring me less exposure and with that less new Patrons than if I had one. A paywalled Patreon, at least in my opinion, makes no sense.

The biggest added value of my Patreon are the commissions, the random sketches for my top tier patrons and my private Discord server.
Only then come the HI-RES images, which were never available to anyone before Patreon.

I post all my web resolution stuff on tumblr, twitter and Hentai Foundry.
Seems like not very much reading/study material for how advanced your skills are?

I'm this poster >>3236465

I've not seen your work before. So yeah, I had no idea if you did the "paywall hide all thing." -- I meant not disrespect but it appears you took it that way to some extent.

See. You do it better imo. "FEW" VERY few, artist who draw ( As good or better than you, not an insult, just well; I know there's others who draw better than me and seen it as a good goal to try and match or beat. )

I'm not 100% ok with Patreon, too many artist saw a few "super populars" start raking inn thousands per month. And now, everyone no matter the skill level or content, ability to put content out etc. Are abusing this too the point where. Many fans are left hanging ( Hoping ) people they follow will bother to share.

Which makes people angry. Thus, angry people pirate from patreon pay-walls. ( Which I don't support or agree with. All this does is make those artist want to become more entrenched and make it even harder for people who may/may not buy art from said artist vanish. )

Then the other side of the coin is, you have artist who offer everything, despite Patreon, which makes the supporters angry and they stop supporting. Which in-turn alienates them from their fans.

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Well, I had a ton of experience from winging it all those years prior to that. I just needed to be pushed in the right direction. And that book helped me a ton.
At the end of the day hard work and grinding is what pays off the most I guess.

You have to have a patreon that offers some exclusivity (hi-res art, personalized art tips and redlines, persomalized art in my case), but making it a paywall imo is not the right way to go. But that's just my opinion.

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Ok so what do you guys think of this shitty weird plant thingy that I created?

I'm trying to get better at painting in photoshop but I'm still really shitty at art in general hehe.

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have you tried using hard brushes to block in the light and shadow instead of trying to shade and gradate everything right away?
The answer to your problem is blending, but don't use a smudge tool/brush, it creates cancer. Colour pick the colour on the edge of your strokes and go over it with a brush, then pick on the both sides on that stroke and so on until it looks good. And when you make a bad stroke, don't ctrl z, fix it with another stroke of a different colour.
I think that's part of my problem. I'm trying to do all of the above at the same time. Mostly I start out with hard brushes to get initial shapes and shading, and then soft brushes to 'soften' things up, but it clearly isn't working great.
I think I need to get better at just using hard brushes and blending, like you say. Still need to practice lighting more.

Cool, i'll try that method for blending. Sounds alot better than what I'm currently doing.

Anyone have any suggestions on brush opacity? I typically keep it at like 50%, but idk if that's too hight or low. Or should it ideally be controlled by pen pressure?
Here's a few things. I'd say take away the color for now and practice blocking the shapes with hard brushes until you feel comfortable, and start using low opacity for blending. It's helpful to have a palette beforhand (with B&W is not necessary but having a few values of gray doesn't hurt) so you can start throwing those tones and blend wherever you see fit. Keep in mind there's different ways to blend and it's possible to do it with a hard brush, so having visible lines can be okay depending on how you throw them.

As for the image itself, desaturated hues are important and help a big deal when trying to make an image more readable. You might wanna check Marco Bucci's youtube channel, has lot of insight on painting and lighting and adresses some topics that may help you.
Pen pressure 100%, it makes everything so much easier.

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I know it's been asked a thousand times, but I never paid attention as I wasn't interested in doing it. But, how effective is drawabox? I'm going to try it regardless, just curious what kinds of results people got from using the homework for a year or so
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It helped me build up line confidence and practice 3D thinking. It really helped me as a basis for life drawing.
The first two lessons are the only essential ones, but also the most boring and draining. Of course there are books that go more in Depth like Robertson's How to Draw, but Draw a Box is easy to understand. The dynamic sketching section is nice, maybe look up Peter Han's course for additional input. The figure drawing section sucks, better sources for that (Loomis, Hampton, Bridgman)

I would also suggest to do more pages than what the site suggest. Practice until you're able to draw near perfect lines and ellipses. Until you can draw boxes from every perspective and know how forms intersect. Think about what you're doing when drawing boxes in space, else those repetitive practices are useless. (Only the line exercises are purely for developing motorical skills)

Also take your time with it. I was going through it over the course of a month, doing 12h a day and got pretty burned out. It still helped. But don't expect to be good ar drawing after DaB, you will just build a tool set that helps you with the next steps in your journey.
So basically draw eyes untill you can draw the whole human body
Sounds right
Draw a box is just a watered down verison of what they teach in some schools they may label it as viscom (visual communication) or dynamic sketching its all the same concepts but imo gnomon school and peter hans course teaches it the best

But peter hans course on cgma is over priced.
see >>3236486
>3.) after you feel satisfied with your eye making skills, start drawing eyes with a nose
>And after a while, you'll start to be able to draw the whole human body

What did you want me to do? Write, draw eyes and nose, then draw eyes nose, and mouth, then draw eyes nose mouth, chin, then draw the whole bald head, then draw the whole head with hair, then learn to draw the different types of heads. then draw the head with a neck. then draw the head with a neck and shoulders. then draw the head with a neck shoulds, and the upper arms in different angles and positions.....

Look. Im just here to teach people how to draw. I cant fix anyone with a sub 50 iq. For that, i rec learning math.
Thanks for the post, so loomis/hampton/bridgman are good steps after draw a box?

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Lets do this
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shojou is truly the max level of anime styles
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>this thread
>see this
>it's way better than I can do
>anon says it's not very good
That is discouraging, I do have a problem with distance, size, positioning and perspective.

What do, back to loomis?

Would anyone be interested in doing a Rime Sombra porn commission? I can go up to $300 for it.
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Hey man, I really like legs too. Heres a sketch.
How did you cheat your way into drawing this? 3d? Shitty trace?
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I could use a bit more serious project, hit me up if you're still interested.
no rules just tools
>more serious project

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Not OP but I think his art is pretty cool. Ok I'm not going to suck on his belly button but, you guys should look some further then 'ebin memes', 'loomis', 'rendering', 'bait' et cetera.

It looks cool and the videos gave me a good vibe!

Don't judge to soon about this or you'll just become another wall in the echo chamber.

Expand you horizon, anons.
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Yeah, everything is taken far too serious. Respecting the greats is always great. It's inspiration for what is possible and as tools for you to warp a "borrowed" move.

I just bust in here like a crazy motherfucker because it's a blast, and I hope it wakes up some of the fellow artists within this board.

I love to see the shit splayed on 4chan, however! HA HA HA!

I act like I am the toughest motherfucker here, but it's a ploy. Too many betas, man.



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I am switching to my logo, "Betty," now.
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I love everybody in some way. I feel by being a weird-nasty fuck helps with breaking tension with humor.

I have to learn from myself though. I need to be friendly not because people are used for my manipulation, but because I want people to work for themselves.

If you follow your heart and blow up, you broke something right.

I don't even know what I am saying, but it feels right. I don't feel wishy washy. I feel like a budding flower of love.

(The troll in me wants to refer to a herpes blister as the budding flower.)
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This board is too often a penis size contest.

My dick is a bit bigger than my middle finger.

That's about how much I care. I get tired of this game we keep playing with each other.

The culture in all of 4chan has been trolled by 12-year-olds to wizards.

I speak loose tongues to let the lava lamp flow


Like me picture ;)
>with his deep blue eyes, the Führer scanned my DNA
>identifying haplogroups
>and saw my Jewishness
>Hitler wept
>he wailed:
>I dun wanna c Jew anymoa
How many bottles a day are you up to?

Should I join /ic/ ? I mean all the submitted works I saw there are bad.
Maybe I should try ?
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3 or 4 panels
It's always done anyways
You could just read manga and see how they do it
>You could just read manga and see how they do it
Yeah that is why I was asking for recommendations on manga, ones that are dialogue driver preferably.
>3 or 4 panels
I have actually been doing around that, I try not to drag scenes too much
This looks comfy af and I'm not even into women.
>Right to Left
>No greys, screentones and ink only
>Nothing sketchy or amateurish

I dun fucked up
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I could be participating on this, but I had to be only interested in making ero-manga.

Can we have a Bahi appreciation thread? Not only does the madman make animu art not look generic. Not only did he do the artwork behind skullgirls. NOT ONLY DOES HE WORK FOR ANIME STUDIOS FROM HIS HOME TOWN OUTSIDE OF ASIA WHILE HAVING A HOT JAPANESE WIFE. I mean, the fucker is not just an in between animation guy. HES A KEY ANIMATION DIRECTOR. THIS GAIJIN, LITERALLY BOSSES AROUND OTHER JAPANESE PEOPLE! AND WHAT MORE....

He did it all without going to animation school. You cant get any more based than this man. The only thing missing though, is he hasnt made his magnum opus yet. I think he should write and direct his own anime one day. And i bet itll be on par with Kill la Kill.

Last i heard though, hes only making like 15 k a year. WHEN IN REALITY, IT SHOULD BE AROUND A MILLION
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How is Murata a "meme artist"? Does meme artist now stand for everyone who happens to be very skilled at what he does?
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meme artists is just anyone popular on /ic/. nothing to do with skill:
>ruan jia
>kim jung gi
>and (maybe?) mark crilley

All meme artists. Have you not been to /ic/ the past year? Theres at least one thread every week where some anon praises murata's work with a fair number of replies. In fact, it wouldnt surprise me if youre some assblasted murata fan saying this. So let me emphasize this again:

meme artists have NOTHING to do with skill. Its just the FREQUENCY of how much theyre posted on /ic/. Better? You didnt crap your diapers this time, did you?

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Popular =/= "meme"

I don't think that word means what you think it means.
who tf?
Yeah, well i dont think youre straight. So how about that?

mangaka of berserk. he and murata are the only /ic/ approved mangaka artists pretty much.

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Maybe if people cared they'd post in your thread
Don't lie to us, Anon. It was drawn by you.
he ain't gonna make it
Just tell him to read the sticky.
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seriously should have just aborted him desu

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