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I'm a fantasy artist and illustrator. I'm taking any requests. Fantasy art only, landscapes, creatures, etc

What should I paint?
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>>3483978
big snails?
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>>3483978
I like this
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>>3484109
This
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>>3484109
Delivering tomorrow. that sounds good.
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>>3484446
I will tm. Real.

可愛いな。
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translates to "she needs to piss"
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>>3485352
she should ask her mama first
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どのようなかわいい5月の火のエンブレムの描画!可愛い!

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>WHAT IS THIS?
Structured and focused study thread based off this FZD video so watch it to understand what we're gonna be doing.
Starting out with simple stuff and progressing to harder subject matter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLqWX7onVmU

Week 1 - Stones, rock formations
Week 2 - Trees, branches
Week 3 - Animal bones, skulls
Week 4 - Bugs
Week 5 - Hairless animals
Week 6 - Old historic buildings

GOAL: 5-6 pages with 10 sketches on each page (each sketch should take 20-30 minutes) by the end of the week.
That totals to about 5 hours per page or 25-30 hours per week.
Obviously do as much as you can and it's fine if you can't meet the goal but just keep it in mind.

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>>3479129
... the fuck?
What kind of a sick, dingleberry, ngmi, lazy PHAGGIT doesn't
draw rock formations in their spare time?

Get on your knees and give me 20 pushups!
When you're done, I want to see some damn rocks!
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>>3478897
if im doing this on a tablet should the stabilizer be off
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>>3484204
You should just draw. Even with a dry turd and the floor. The end goal here is to draw with an objective.
Dont sweat it!
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Feng already stopped his video on it LOL
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>>3484032
this

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>random person sends you such message
>overthink it because you not sure if he being serious. Because he probably will never answer back or worse - tell that he has no money even if you named the lower price
>answer anyways
>wait
ANONS I GOT AN ANSWER FROM HIM
let's see...
i will post an answer here
BUT IM 100% SURE that he either
1) have no money (basically the client thinks that it's 5$ for a picture or something like that)
2) or some weird stuff in the message

im opening the message right now and will post it
let's see if my paranoja true or not...
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>>3486034
lol yeah
>sends me a message telling how much they like my style and how they would love to see a picture from me in that style
After person got an answer where i named the price im getting this.
They probably scared away by my price and not sure now.
I wont answer back - been there many times. Talking further will be just a waste of time.

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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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>>3486672
Thanks!
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>>3474270
Just thought I'd let you know pages are missing.
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>>3487089
ok I found the link to the book after fiddling around a bit.
4chan doesn't allow me to post it for some reason. let me see what I can do.
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>>3487105
http://ibs.natlib.uz:8011/en-US/Record/Details/13a33e58-7c80-47a8-9eb1-83a4c422faa6?publication=Элeктpoнныe%20yчeбники#.Wy9Ml98VTxM

here's the link, if you scroll to the bottom of the page you can find the download link. it's really slow, so please upload it to mega for me and others.
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>>3484481
https://pan.baidu.com/s/1gfBruVp
password: ween

Haven't checked it so download at your own risk

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How does one become a good painter?

>Inb4 practice
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>>3485815
smart practice. its highly underrated what to learn at what moment in what depth. this is also quite diffucult because it requires exact observation of your mental state as well as honesty with your own work.
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>>3485815
You are either born with a talent or a burning desire. Things sort themselves out from there.
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>>3485815
If you want to be a really top notch painter in a traditional medium like oils, ateliers are the way to go - the intense work load and small class size, working with masters is the only way to get the focused education that the old masters typically would get. If I were starting out now, I'd be looking at them pretty seriously - art schools are more focused on "modern" art and don't drill down, except the top schools like Pratt or ArtCenter, that still respect the traditional techniques.

On top of that, being a good painter means thinking like one. Forget anime, forget game design, forget furry porn - if you want to paint, dedicate to it, and immerse yourself. Spend your time painting, reading about painting, talking to other painters about painting, and go look at paintings. Like any creative pursuit, you have to get obsessed, and stay obsessed, and train your mind to not get distracted by other things.

And yes, you have to practice. A lot. There's simply no shortcuts. Your goal is the same as a woodworker, or a guitarist, or any creative type - you have to get to know your tools, yourself, and learn confidence and intimately know your tools so you're working from not only intent, but intuition and familiarity. You can't master something like painting overnight, it's gonna take years, starting from zero.
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>>3485901
Thank you. That was motivating
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Bump

Anyone know of artists who successfully combine painting with linework? I need examples/pieces that have pulled it off. It can be interpreted either way: painting done under linework or painting that mimics colored pencils/pastels and is more like drawing than painting. I hope I'm able to get my point across well enough, not sure how to articulate it more clearly.

Pic unrelated
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>>3485771
Watercolors are a good place to look for that kind of thing.

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So how far will this book actually take me? Where are the REAL books that teach how to actually draw and paint?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQtvstrkPU0
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Real life will tech you the things you need to know, stop falling into the grind/ loomis meme.
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>>3484198
I disagree in that you shouldn't treat it like a linear process
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>>3484192
what possessed you to think books and youtube videos are enough to get good?
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>>3485167
Practicing real life drawing a lot still counts as grinding though

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What are some things /ic/ (or any other art community) told you to study only to be completely wrong?
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>>3460768
Correct. Also try as hard as you can to do it from memory, really trying to find the forms. Then when you get stuck and look at reference (don't spend too long looking for refs) the things you forgot about and didn't know will jump out, and you will learn.
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>>3468417
Ngmi
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>>3471834
please be bait
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>>3459821
it does though.
ESPECIALLY on /ic/ were most people are deviantart tier people who don't even have the arm muscle mass to control their lines properly. minute details always work on the long run, if they don't you aren't pushing yourself hard enough and you forget your progress between each piece. Drawing isn't like bike riding, you actually forget about how to do it over time, and it goes away fast, 3 weeks are enough to get back to needing the basics.
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>>3461006
>Form, shapes, value, what the fuck ever it doesn't fucking work.
you are fucking retarded I guess?

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Feel free to ask away for some autistic artistry
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A couple more examples
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I can tell you can draw pretty well OP. Buckle down and apply yourself and draw something that isn’t bullshittery now. I want to see.
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>>3485361
It's the good ol drawing-memes-so-you-cant-say-its-bad-and-i-dont-have-to-improve trick. I wish I would have never done this before it stopped all my progress.

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I hate having these enchanting, incredibly detailed images in my head and then trying to put them onto paper and ending up with stick figures.
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>>3485525
So figure out where you are lacking and improve those aspects.
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Luckily there’s a simple fix. WORK THOSE FUNDIES. Unironically. Do studies and add to your visual library so you can translate the picture in your mind (which isn’t as detailed as you think if you’re only producing stick figures btw) to your canvas
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>>3485525
so does everyone
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where is the FUCKING crybaby thread man i thought that came back
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Someone post the comic strip with the guy thinking about drawing a tiger

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What the fuck am I drawing what the fuck. How do I know how to make the side plane circle how do I figure out what direction to draw the chin line or how low to even drop the lines from the ball just what the fuck.
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Keep trying. Do it until you feel it. Work on your line confidence and draw circles and ellipses until it feels natural and good. I'm no expert but improvement can be attained. You can do it senpai, I believe in you.
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>>3485585
>OP is such a noob that they have trouble drawing a simple ball and plane

Come on, this is obviously a joke/meme thread.
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>>3485504
My phone auto-corrected. Aren't is what I meant to type.

You are drawing a circle on the sphere, you can see some of the side planes you drew wraps around and vanishes from sight. You do not want that.

Look at step 4 and see how the side of the head is "cut off". Look at your attempts and see how the 2 look different
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I have a loomis head sketchup file. You can turn it and it's transparent. I got it from some gook website. Anyone want it?
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>>3485657
Post that shib nibba

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Just face it - if you started ages 14 or above, you're not gonna make it as an artist.
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>>3485644
Good. It's too late for you desu
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>>3485648
reported enjoy your ban
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>>3485625
Just face it - if you weren't trained by your parents at birth to draw, you're not gonna make it as an artist.
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>>3485625
Pfft.
How can I NOT make it, with a brain like this?
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by started do you mean digital? because if not i started at like 5, if you mean anatomy than probably 12 or 13

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I give up, /ic/. I don't know where else to put this so I'm putting it here. I've grinded 2 years, tried so many things with no meaningful output or improvements. I guess some people just aren't wired for it, fuck. This is the one thing I wanted to be good at. I put in countless hours. I worked hard as fuck. It's over for me. I fucking tried. Time to find something else.
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>>3483223
He said 2 years, so it's 1.460 hours actually. Which is roughly 1/7th of the 10.000 meme.

~12 more years and OP will be good.
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>>3484472

Oh, you're right.

2 months it's still little to nothing tho.
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>>3481284
the faces make them look like old or middle aged ladies but that kind of makes it hot to see them wearing young school girl track running clothing
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>>3484475
It's enough to get a decent grasp of art. It's twice the time I put in Monster Hunter. And I'm good at Monster Hunter.
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>>3480869
I think I already did that but still gave up on drawing. Recently touch it again as a side hobbies while doing nothing in life.

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えびふらい
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>>3485637
Fuck off, I thought you were the nip that posts doom screenshots and got excited



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