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Previous thread >>6472598

If you're looking for a place to practice and post all sexual works, from pinups with exaggerated proportions to pornography, then this is the right general for you. Both Eastern and Western styles can coexist here.

>Rules & Guidelines
1) Any form of cartooning styles is welcome; submit and receive feedback from others.
2) Please resize your images below 1000x1000 before posting.
3) Share your knowledge, any tips are certainly welcome for all beginners.
4) Do to not be afraid of asking for critique, please be specific on what help you need.
5) Remember all GB3 related content such as lolicon, shotacon, furry pornography, furry and bestiality are banned on ALL boards, including red boards, except /b/ and /trash/.
6) DO NOT reply to bait AI posts. Hide and report, let the janitors and moderators handle the problem.

>Community Resources
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>>>/ic/artbook

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>>6511102
whatever happened to robot jones?
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>>6511194
Beaten by bullies then breastfed by a femanon.
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gave the globohomo style a try
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>>6511102
fucking adorable anon. keep up the good work
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>>6512160
You are a visionary, anon.

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4 or 5 years ago i saw this exact same reference along with a drawing that someone here made, and i was so impressed by their drawing that i tried to do the same but with 0 knowlage or training whatsoever, i dedicated quite some time to learn how to draw and it was worth it, so thank you 4chan. my drawing now vs the one i did years ago
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>>6511778
great, anon
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>>6511778
Great work anon!! I'm proud of ya. 4chan also inspired me to draw but for the opposite reasons. When I was 13 I tried my hand at drawfagging in the steven universe general and they fucking tore my art to shreds. I was devastated and angry but that fueled my spite to prove them wrong. After two years I went to the undertale general and for the first time somone said "whoa, who drew this? Its really good" and when I started drawfagging there I got nothing but compliments and even got a few commissions out of it. Suck on that, /sug/.
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>>6511778
oh hey i remember that thread from years ago too
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>>6511778
Draw more, render less
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>>6511778
you improved a lot, keep drawing.

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Is it true that anime figures are good for anatomy study?
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>>6512122
yeah, very mad go take your meds on reading comprehension
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>>6511027
get a cute bjd doll instead
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>>6511317
cute dolls are NOT barbies
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>>6511049
>Lots of figure collectors are biological females
This, I was surprised when one of my female co-workers posted on her faceberg a photo of her room and it had lewd anime figures. I'm a degenerate that loves animu porn and even I would never ever buy explicit anime figures.
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>>6512107
Trannies aren't biological woman

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Why you should not trust youtube shills:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twy5Wo8m284

If you have any additional questions, ask them.
Remember to ignore all chinese shills.

>I'm thinking of getting the Wacom One, should I buy it?
Fuck off retard. Ask a better question.

Recommended tablets:

>Intuos 3
Best screenless tablet. Look for one on Craigslist or Ebay.
>Intuos 4, 5 & Pro
Also good options. Will burn through your nibs.

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>>6512115
Don't you dare disrespect the founders of Wacom again, I spit on your face.
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I've been using huions for a few years now and I can say my only real problem with them has been that on the micro-USB corded tablets, the connection ports wear out. By this point I prefer a screenless tablet, but I was getting very frustrated with my 1060 disconnecting over and over because the plug was wearing out.

A few weeks ago I decided I'd try one of their wireless tablets, and found an odd one that appealed to me, the KD200. I was pleasantly surprised that they had changed the charging ports to USB-C, despite the website saying it was still micro-USB. It takes about an hour to charge it to full, which for an 18-hour battery life is very nice.

It wasn't advertised but since I'm a bit of a stop-and-start artist I liked that after about 5~ minutes it goes to sleep and stops wasting battery. I was able to get it for a good discount, 115 dollars instead of the 150~ i was planning to spend, and i'm pretty happy with it so far

ok blogpost over call me some slurs
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>>6511988
I care, I'll add that my own XP-Pen is still working fine as well
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I did check the ebay for old wacom tablets and they're shipping from USA or Japan. For europeans this means you have to get a brand new wacom or just buy an XP-Pen or Huion, considering the costs. You're double-fucked if they don't come with a stylus
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>>6508097
Don't understand why anyone would defend a company like this. Has if they based their entire personhood around a soulless corporation.

Draw someone's OC or post your own. All skill levels are welcome.

Rules:

1: Post a brief backstory if your OC has one.

2: Keep it fairly SFW. Lewds are fine but no explicit porn.

3: This is NOT a request thread. Artist Only. No spamming OC/infodumps for multiple threads without delivering.

4: Be sure to thank Drawfrens for their hard work as soon as you can, it's just common courtesy :^)

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>>6512369
Get drawing anons. >:D My beautiful little girl demands tribute!

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I lived in small towns and suburbs all my life. Never had the chance to meet with artists in real life, but I like making art (comics, animations). What is a good city to live in that will inspire creativity, and that has a large artist population? LA looks like shit. New york looks interesting and I've heard good things about it.
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>>6510596
What do you mean by creativity? Creativity isn't some nebulous thing you achieve by looking at le most inspirational things, creativity is the way we come up with solutions to solve limitations or time constraints.
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>>6510641
I go outside every day and I live in New York and I used to go to the city all the time but not anymore. The city is going down to the shitter. Weed-infested, dirty ass streets, awful taxes, expensive shit everywhere. I have lived in less developed places in the world better than the shithole that is New York. New York likes to parade itself for its arts but like the other anon said it’s more editorial/publishing/fashion focused and when it comes to real artistic creativity it’s hard to find. Most of the artsy people who live in New York are hustlers out of touch with the real world, but I guess there are also the pot smoking artists too. Most of the local art shows and fairs in New York are shit anyway. The only things worth going there for are the art museums at least for the experience.
>>6510708
If you’re talking about networking and industry shit sure I agree, but when it comes to truly interesting and unique culture that you expect to challenge your worldview, no. It’s a melting pot but there is no depth in its culture it’s extremely surface-level you might as well go travel instead. There are definitely a lot of opportunities and it’s better than suburbia but if I were to argue personally on an interesting place for inspiration outside of wanting to work professionally or networking I personally would not be in New York but be in a foreign country.
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>>6511081
There are aprox 1400 art galleries in NY. Howw many have you actually visited?
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>>6510604
nyc isn't that bad
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drug and sad

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Is it worth it for studying anatomy?
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>>6512146
no
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I've been arguing with pajeets all day and this is somehow the most retarded thing I've seen yet.
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>>6512173
You don't even draw, go draw
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>>6512173
medic students do use anki though
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>>6512146
which anki deck did raphael and pontormo use?

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Has anyone here learned Japanese for the purpose of expanding their world of art? I find their instruction and videos to be significantly better overall than what I find in English even when there's no translation available and I have to extract all the information visually. I also think it would be neat to have a bigger internet to search through for references and whatnot. I just don't think art is taken seriously enough in the western sphere
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>>6510626
> the chinks are better anyway.
How do I learn from them?
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>>6510379
>He wants a machine to do the job for him instead of seeking for knowledge himself
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>>6510891
Nah, I'm learning Chinese instead. They have better art tutorials and a rising economy. Fuck Japan.
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Big Undazard moment here this thread
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>>6510376
If you have time to learn a useless language like Japanese then you should probably spend that time drawing.

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I've finished Han DS1 (in 2 months) but I feel like it's not enough to get to the next level and DS 2 feels too advanced and has too little content. I do 50% actual study 50% for fun. I try to draw at least one to two hours every day.

My favorite subject is the figure and one of the reason why I started drawing other than I want to create my own story and anime is AI. I know it sounds cringe but to be the one of last true artist before robots take over feels cathartic to me. Thanks.
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>>6509585
>Sure you do. Us humans, we always express and do everything in these precise percentages, we kaeep track of that. Artists especially.

This doesn't sound like a hard thing to keep track of at all actually.

The rest of the post sounds like you're oddly salty at OP for no good reason.
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>>6509805
good pick, its one of the youtube channels Im actively archiving on my hdd
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>>6509559
Will Weston figure drawing
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>>6510025
>sound like a
I want to see what your hands have to say, not your ears, faggot. Im salty at op for being an AI poster.
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>>6512096

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a b c -- Always Be Cdrawing
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>>6509615
You turned a tree into a bush lmao
I don't see much wrong with the colors though
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>>6509621
yeah, all sense of scale went out the window. :(

i think there's just not enough yellow in the tree.
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bump
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messed with it a bit just bumping to keep thread alive ill draw more this weekend
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>>bump

>it’s too late
>i have ligameme
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>>6512136
A literal one at that
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>>6511863
more anime characters, is this what art has become?
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>>6512310
What has comics become, riddle me that
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>>6512310
yes drawing anime characters is 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 times harder than drawing cartoon ones.
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>>6512365
How did you post something that has more soul than most anime.

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so what's that about people doing daily drawings/sketches that are not meant to be finished but rather as daily practice? every time I use my wacom I put about 4 hours or whatever it takes to finish the entire drawing in one sitting, as I always draw complete pieces

anyway, I think that's cool and I want to get into that daily sketching mood
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That's kinda the value of practice. Doing a little thing over and over some you get better at it and learn to chain it into something bigger. I couldn't imagine just starting right at the big thing and expecting to do it well.
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Right now it's taking you 4 hours to do a complete drawing, instead of doing 4-6 sketches in 4 hours.
If you're a beg it's going to benefit you more to practice the core fundamentals that are in every sketch, than the detail and finishing work, or else you're just polishing turds
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>>6506383
/beg/s should be focusing on mileage, get your fundies down
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>>6506376
You as an artist are the only one to decide if a piece if finished or not. You are never forced to do lineart or color. It is only a matter of choice.
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>>6506376
Ye, it's not all flowers and sunshine here
Just stagnation
I can't finish shit and I feel awful
Please maybe reconsider
man I suck balls

Fucking anime

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Do any /ic/ anons have experience with this? Is it really as bad as it seems?
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this shit works like a charm
https://youtu.be/fdD7CgN5FGg?t=130
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bump for something important
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>>6504700
dont draw with your wrist too much
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>>6505446
Means holding the pen at the other end so you don't have to do wrist turns for every fine line and your grip is gonna be a lot looser. Not resting your hand on the tablet means it's a lot easier to draw from the shoulder too. Look up how painters hold a brush.
In terms of exercises stretches are overrated. What helped the most for me both in terms of healing and prevention of RSI was actually forearm resistance training.
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Had some issues, not straight up CTS
but ye BiGG issue of course fo me
Started drawing analog , problem disappeared mostly
Now I do analog+digital alongside eachother

The thing that sucks is that now my parents know that I just draw anime all day so that sucks but is OK sometimes get asked to work on anime for the big boy studios (even though I fuck that shit up 99% of the time and I don't know fucking why, but I will keep trying and they fucking fire me every fucking time it hurts a fair bit)

So frustrating working for the meme studios. I don't like it at all but I will keep going on and one with it.

The general thread for Manga / manga-styled comic-making, manga-style illustration and related comic work.

Support each other and talk about your work or the work of others that excites you. Inking, character design, paneling / layout, writing, planning, and other discussions are all welcome.
Post resources, questions, in-progress pages, breakdowns of other works, etc. If a work is not yours, credit the maker (unless it's fucking obvious like a full page of One Piece or something).
Thanks to everyone for making /mmg/ a level-headed and helpful place. Remember, drawing and making comics and manga are difficult endeavors, and we're all in this struggle together.

Previous thread: >>6478292

Some resources:
/asg/, our stylistic sister-thread series for those focused more on illustration >>>/ic/asg

Books:
Understanding Comics
Making Comics
Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga

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>>6511375
how do you reconcile your first comic series being inconsistent in quality if it goes on long enough that you get pretty good at drawing? Do you just use some kind of throw-away idea and then move to your dream story once you get good?
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>>6511356
Storyboard your sequences out quickly and roughly so you can hash out issues like this over several pages. If you can't make it work, then make a concession and change something.
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What ink is typically used for manga/comics? Waterproof india ink?
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how do you balance simplicity and interesting designs?

wanting to do comics more, but i feel my default go to designs are usually simple enough but they start to blur together and they're just not that interesting to look at,. but i dont want to introduce too many frills and unique aspects because i'm a lazy fuck
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