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

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ok so im looking to improve my drawings when it comes to drawing machinery/futuristic mechanical limbs/ general cyberpunk aesthetic style stuff. anyone have any advice in this department? it would be greatly

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which is better?
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The right one, always, forever
>your style | my style
Right has a more raw and expressive emotion conveyed.
both are repulsive
the left is fucking gay.

I'm sort of a beginner pixel artist, and I wanted to know if this looked good to other people. Also any tips for how to improve my art in general?
>>3282612 if you are good at art you will be good at pixel art.

this isnt 100% /beg/ but more like 90% /beg/

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Who are your favorite digital artists?
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Ryan tien, wlop and marcbrunet
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Adolf Hitler

Let's do a study today to get out your comfort zone. Draw this mongoose in less than 10 or 5 minutes. Let's see how skilled people here are.
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Well, fuck...
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15 mins
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12 minutes
The face is quite fucked up, I'm sorry
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>better than 95% of /ic/
>still NGMI

snippety sneppity
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We did it guys, we made it.
This painting is so boring. Yeah, the expression is cool, but the colors choice, the brush work, the values, focal point, its just blank, shallow, no sense of atmosphere. Her fingers are salsiches. Her hair plastic. Dont trust this guy, he knows nothing.
post your work
if you cant see this is objectively bad, then you are a ngmi. Im still practicing and studying, not gonna post my work.
According to you, I can't trust anyone whose work isn't good, so post your work so I can decide whether or not to trust what you say.

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Time to do a study, /ic/.
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Senpai, use parallel and horizontal lines to see where elements line up to get more accurate measurements.

Like the bottom of her lip is nearly at the very top of the sphere or her thumb and nose tip are on the same 'line'.
Not the guy you've been talking to, but you seemed to come into this conversation with a boatload of unnecessary assumptions that you kept unnecessarily obscured.
No one ever said "draw the OP picture because reasons, it's all you'll ever have to draw, congratulations you are now a master artist." Of course it's application of knowledge. Application of knowledge is an important part of being able to integrate that knowledge into your work.
This is a study thread, not a "how to study" thread, the implication is that people understand what their purpose is and don't need it explained, it's simply presentation of a quick opportunity to study a provided image selected by a stranger whose interests and tastes may challenge your own and expose you to new things, and to do it among a plethora of fellow artists who have their own tastes, skill levels, techniques etc, providing an opportunity to compare and contrast and pick up things you might not have noticed on your own.

/ic/ isn't a community or a class, we're not educators, we're a collection of self-driving individuals who gather for the benefit of resources, mutual observation, and potential feedback (of very varying quality, which one needs to vet for themselves as to whether it's worth taking on board).

If someone wants a teacher, they should go to a school, not a cantonese finger painting auditorium. I don't know why you expected "how to study 101" from a staple thread with 5 words in the OP.
So this is where all the cool kids hang out.
So just take the resources from the sticky, and run?

I'm new, but take a random comment in a thread and the majority are bait, purposeful misleading, or memes.

Was it ever better than this?

Who makes professional quality art on her. Is it just me and brian? Post work.
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>No reference used
well, why don't you use a reference then? if the result is this awkward, floppy picture that falls apart in dynamics, composition, colors and stylistic elements ….
many artists do studies of individual elements of a painting. it is a good way of preconceiving how the final painting can look like. jumping right at the canvas with no idea what will happen can lead to a very uneven composition, like in your painting(s) (as i've seen you post your stuff on here many times already).

there's nothing wrong with using references, if you do it the right way. hell, you can even project your own drawings to scale them up for a painting on canvas. all these tools arent evil per se, it's how people choose to use them to - tracing blindly and without understanding from a photo is one of the many bad ways to use tools. you can see a lot of people doing plain copies of photos in a very bad fashion, just to please themselves.

correct way to employ references in your work:
>i need a man picking something up in the street from a certain angle
>call a friend
>pick the right daytime-light or situation
>take a picture
>go home and use the cut out posture of your mate as a reference for your painting

wrong way:

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Aw stfu. Nothing is wrong with this painting
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>Nothing is wrong with this painting

everything is wrong with your shitty beginner painting, you complete and utter dumbass. you are an amateur painter and the worst kind, because you actually believe you are good. hell, you have the audacity to say you are "close to mastery"
even this shit is less awkward than your painting style
you are proud of not using references and you mess up the proportions of the portraits completely
you are literally proud of sucking
dont feed the troll

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Post your current drawing here and give constructive critique to others!

Please make sure your posted image is clear, downsized to around 1000 pixels wide, rotated to the correct orientation, and that any unused space is cropped.
If you want critique on a drawing from the previous thread, you can delete it there and repost in this one.

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This was a commission i did for a friend....
You need professional help dude. Please seek out a therapist.
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Finished, I think.
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Any tips for how I could push the appeal of these types of paintings? I need something to make it more interesting.

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stop drawing anime
keep drawing anime
maybe by drawing anime
Well heck, you get better by drawing more from real life objects and humans.

Do more studies you big dumbo

This is a semi serious post. I’ve been doing art for a while now. I must say, I am rarely inspired. I am close to mastery and I am stuck. Like I said, black artists don’t inspire me and white and Asian artists don’t deal with my subject matter. I rarely find people on the forums better than me. If you think you are feel free to thumbwhore. It’s lonely at the top. So much so that I am thinking about leaving. If you know of an artist that do traditional mediums that is better than me please post. I want to be inspired. I know most of y’all will post paintings of artists that grid, project and trace. Please consider that I freehand. My baby mama grids, projects and trace. I endured 12 years of people saying she was the superior artist because she cheated to get the proportions. I really don’t need that in my life now that we broke up. Please. Look purely at my painting skills. I have mastered my style.
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holy fuck
very nice work
these eyes are almost aligned
dude you are one step closer to mastery
>almost aligned
like so?

--> >>3282503
so mad.
well look at your shit paintings, you suck ass!
a blob of naive color and stereotypical symboldrawing
can't even mix colors, a fucking garish mess.
go roleplay somewhere else

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/ic/ i have a question

I've always thought pieces like these were more interesting than a lot of people seem to give them credit for, and regardless of what you might think about art like this how would one go about getting those slight variations in the fields of a singular color?

in the yellow or the red patches, it's not just straight yellow or straight red, there are slight variations throughout that make the whole piece more interesting to look at it, along with the rough edges between the colors. Is there some kind of technique or brush or some kind of media/medium that gives this affect?

How long have you been drawing for ? Seriously drawing I mean.
Post one of your first drawing and a recent one you made. Do you feel like you improved ? Are you happy with your improvement and your skills ?
What can you do now that you couldn't before ?

>Picture isn't mine.

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Why is singing easier than drawing or painting?
Singers seem to have an easier time than us in their field
Singing is much easier to pick up, hard to master.

Whereas drawing is not as easy to pick up, hard to master.
Music in general is more appreciated than visual arts as a whole in most cultures, it's just by the nature of it.

Same reason as why dance is more difficult than drawing or painting, because its just not very popular as an art form which means you have to be very good to make a living off it.
why is fishing easier than doing accounting?
file clerks seem to have an easier time than us in their field.
why are apples more green than oranges?
comparing the two literally seems to be a proverbial phrase.
>Music in general is more appreciated than visual arts as a whole in most cultures, it's just by the nature of it.
This. Learn a few fucking chords on a guitar and you get chicks easy.
Jokes aside, people can be easily impressed by singing and music more so than you think.

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