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After finishing most of my pieces I go back and look at the sketch. I've noticed that when comparing them, the finished drawing with lineart and color always looked more stiff, I dont know how to fix it..
It happened really bad especially in this case.. Any tips?
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Okay but how do you correct this so as to maintain flow and movement within thr final lines?
make the shoulders relaxed and not shrugging and it already fixes the unnatural look

as another anon has said, look at pics of people and their posture/body language
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The body language is completely different. The left's body language is more excited, focused, and bubbly. The right look more awkward. I think you accidentally put so much focus into making sure everything technical was correct, that the body language got lost. Her arms should be straight, resting on the side of her feet, legs out straight, shoulders back and together more.
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>ill try doing more sketches and make them make sense,

Not them, but honestly just look at people in poses and practice capturing body language. You can use reference photos from the Internet or pictures of your own body to keep anatomy on track. That's what the pros do. And I will fight anyone who says Frank Frazetta was wrong for using his wife's hot body for a model.
It's called economy of details; your draw less and the brain fills in the details. This is why rough sketches look better than finished work

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Post your socials
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Here's links to all my socials and art.


here's links to read my webcomic about bards and idols in ancient Ireland:
Here's links to buy Oi! Volumes 1-3

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Posting stuff again soon
Oh that's real nice, anon. I really like your style
Love this stuff, reminds me of when i drew stuff because I loved it and not out of this weird obsession I have now.

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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: >>6935545

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

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

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I think that image is enough for all of that, what else you need to know anon
all the different effects like gun shots, smoke, rocks breaking, etc
Just thought i would ask on the English-speaking manga community
Can someone recommend me a mangaka that draws hair simply that isn't Kishimoto? I need to copy someone because I am so fucking shit at this.
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>Any books for this stuff
Manga volumes and comic books.
You wanna learn how to draw smoke? Watch a mangaka draw smoke.

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>What is /fag/?<
This is the Furry Art General thread, here we post everything related to kemono, furry and animals alike.

>Rules & Guidelines<
Please refrain from flaming, causing drama or replying/feeding those who cause such.
This is a SFW thread only, please take caution so you don't get BANNED for posting NSFW art.
This general is NOT and NEVER will be affiliated with any discord servers, DO NOT click any of the discord links that are spammed here!
As always, don't be afraid to ask for critique!


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Boxes this boxes that… Draw a fucking circle for Christ’s sake!!
What if I draw boxes, and then a circle inside that box?
I just suck at boxes so that's what I'm practicing right now okay
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Draw boxes to get a feel for the inner architecture of the things you want to draw. Use cheap paper,and sketch quickly and roughly,for these will be your reference material for your sketchbook designing.
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Why is it that when I'm not drawing I feel like shit and self-defeatist and procrastinate while thinking about drawing, but when I start drawing I feel good and confident and think "hey, this is pretty damn fun!"?

I'm literally the exact opposite of picrel.
I do this too, it is just a weird brain block from starting usually due to mental illness.
It feels like if you start you will be mad, take too much time, hate your art you make, have what you make not be good enough, etc but then you finally start and it feels nice and like you wonder why you were so scared to start in the first place
Even when you create a turd in that timeframe drawing it feels good and like you made something and tried and it feels good to learn from your mistakes.

I think I have gotten around the weird urge to not start by just being like, I have a few hours and I am going to put on music and draw. Give yourself 10 minutes you have to draw for and if you are still not feeling good about it you can do something else.
In my experience, that 10 minutes is just enough to get past that block and realize you are having fun drawing and want to keep going
The same thing happens when procrastinating on writing papers, anon. It's all in your head, that's why the most important part is to just start. This is the critical point, you just have to do it. This is where not-doing turns into doing. Just. Start.
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Drawing for you is like exercise to some people. Your unhelpful distracting thoughts melt away when focusing on a task
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Sounds like some sort of performance anxiety mixed with (subconscious?) imposter susdrome
This might be projection but it happens to me with a lot of things, I perform well once and then I dread doing it again because what if I fail or don't perform to the same level and retroactively prove my previous attempt wrong and I was just a big fat failure all along?

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how to learn painting with watercolors?
any good book,yt channel or course?
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Pay me§1!!1!!1§§
ill assume money is not an issue, since watercolor is not a budget friendly medium. Even if you know nothing about color theory and end up wasting materials, learning on cheap ass paper and paint will be almost impossible since the quality makes such a big fucking difference.

Avoid celulose paper like the plague, only 100% cotton paper (Strathmore or Canson Heritage for practice, arches for fine art). You also need vibrant paint, otherwise your work will look chalky and childish. For straters buy a white nights or sonnet kit. Go for paint pans, tubes can be a pain (just buy them to refill empty pans). Buy a white Gouche for hightlights.

Bad quality materials are basically WORTHLESS, probably more than in any other medium with the exception of pastels.

I remember my first time working with watercolor, I bought some Daler Rowney Simply paint tubes and Canson Watercolor paper, but man, looking back on it that shit was atrocious and almost made me quit painting. Im being seriuos when i say that your shouldnt even buy them for a Child, might aswell give them a fucking crayon.
Are Cotman watercolor sets decent?
How many and what brushes would you recommend for starting?
if someones plan is to just colour a drawing of an animu woman you can make do with midrange paints and unexpensive paper.
Yeah Cotman is ok for starting actually.
At first just buy whatever brand of watercolor brushes you find. At the very least a big ass round or flat one for washes and a medium to small for details.

Paper > paint > brush

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The truth is anon, you can do it. The only things holding you back are you and the things you choose to believe, really. If you do the work and stick to the plan, you can make it anon. Making it or not is all on you.

Not AI.
Not your genes or lack thereof.
Not your situation.
Not your IQ.

Do the work today, tomorrow, and the next day. Then keep going. Life is hard no matter what path you choose, so just get on with it already. Life is passing by, so live instead of passively drifting along.

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Hey anons. Just checking in again. Did you draw yesterday? Today?
People with lower IQ are the ones that go /pro. They just draw like autists for hours on end.

it has nothing to do with IQ
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Yes and yes
if you can teach a 85 IQ individual to become an infantryman in the army, why wouldn't you be able to teach them to draw?

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>shitty garbage ugly art
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>soulful cute art
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>just draw le seggsy Newgrounds OC bro! XD
I do far better, far more technically skillful, far more creative shit than this, with "appeal" even, and while I have gotten some positive reception, it's always been inconsistent and certainly not overnight. Porn really is ultra easy braindead retard mode. It's fine, it's fine. Say I'm coping if it helps you cope, but this is why you learn now to take shitter seriously. I pray for you soul if you do.
Gonna cut you off right there, anon-chan: no
>popular waifus
Do not use words you don't understand.
There's even layers!
>invasion of Poland
The slightly smarter NPCs will get a kick out of it.

What are some other (pulp) artists who are like him? (his nephew ken kelly comes to mind for me). What's a good way to learn to draw like him?
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hey, cool chocobo.
ok, but we've seen his bbc work. something was not right...
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Michael Whelan

>Badass Rock Band Album covers
>Many book covers including The Storm Light Archives.

Never heard of him and now I'm in love with his work. Thank you
lots of artists draw blacked cuckold stuff nowadays but I admit he was a true vanguard of the genre

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Wow, sex appeal is all al is good for after all.
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Transwomen are real women and your daughter lost her sports scholarship to another girl. Fair and Square. Literally the girl was square.
Why did you take time to quote their posts when you have nothing to say? Fucking mongoloid.
>3rd world programmers vs 3rd world doodlers
Lets see how this plays out
>this entire thread
most of you sound like mentally ill potential school shooters
the truth is that the only difference between your average AI grifter and your average commissioncuck is that the latter spent years learning how to draw
jobs have been getting streamlined and automated for a long time now, art is no exception, with all the digital tools and shortcuts available this is exactly where it's been heading. if you have integrity you wouldn't work for someone who would replace everyone with AI anyway

and if this was truly your passion you wouldn't feel so threatened

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My art is getting to the point where I have an okay grasp on how to get the form down and understand the basics of value conceptually, but I'm totally fucked when it comes to color picking. I like Mucha and Alma-Tameda, but who else should I study or what should I do to try and improve my sense for color?
>7 year old girl's face
>30 year old man's arms
Learn color theory, if you have not done that already. I also suggest just stealing colors from photos and art you like. If you colorpick a shade of skin that you would not have used otherwise, it will expand your mind to the possibilities. Same with color combinations. You cannot really "steal" a color palette, so don't worry about that.

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Previous thread: >>6914440

Do Art Daily:
>Link: https://dad.gallery
>Discord: You must have a DAD streak of at least 14 to join. Ask Vastian#0988 for an invite.
>Found an issue with the site? Lost your streak and want to appeal? Please message the contact link at the bottom of the site instead of posting in the thread.

>Draw every day (or your preferred frequency)
>Submit your work by 23:59:59 GMT
>Spend at least 30 minutes on each submission
>No loli or shota porn
>Miss a day and you'll be alright, just keep going!
>Maintain your streak and you too can become the LAST ARTIST STANDING!!
>Have fun!

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But I keep getting mogged by the me from tomorrow.
It's depressing.
You're doing great by the way!
That's fine, you'll get to mog that (You) back two days later anyways
thank you, anon!
seems counter productive, how else are you going to make friends :(

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Am I literally too retarded to be an artist?
Whenever I sit down and try drawing I can't even do something as basic as foreshortening and drawing hair. My brain makes me get confused on basic details and construction. I legitimately can't even follow the Loomis guide. Let alone the fact that I have no idea what I want to draw and why. Whenever I try drawing, I just draw circles in my sketchbook until I get bored and look at my phone again.
I literally cannot comprehend any of the guides that anybody gives me and even when I do follow along, I have no I idea how to put it into praxis for things I actually want to draw. Nor can I actually bring myself to really sit down and try to fully comprehend them.
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Yes you are retarded and are not able to train your creativity or learn. Congratulations
How does that work?
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Hello hello, catanon again. You draw quick sketches in different positions to see which one looks best. Like I did here.
For this one I bought some wooden blocks for kids, placed them in different positions, and just shone a flashlight on them.

By the way OP, this thread sure has been up for a while. You draw anything yet? A cute little cat maybe? An ugly one's fine too. Anything at all?
Also I haven't personally done a lot of negative space drawings myself but that's not a bad method. Get a PDF of Drawing on The Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. It'll teach you why you do negative space drawings, and also it'll teach you to shut your brain up and just fucking draw.
>Anything at all?
Nothing. Because I can't actually bring myself to do it other than just sitting and laying in my doing nothing.


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.

Unencoded links are frequent targets for trolls and bots!

>Thread recap file


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Archive org has 1 and 2 if you look for Terada Monkey King
Somebody have any books of The Art of Juanjo Guarnido?
no problem big shot
i found cleaner vers. still in russian tho
the one on head:
the better vers. of fundaments one:
Smear>Particles>Lines(done well)>After images>Lines(done by a beg).
Don't know what you're saying but that's not a book

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Winter is coming edition

This is a thread to discuss all kinds of digital drawing hardware.

Recommended tablets:
>Pen tablets (non display)
Wacom Intuos pro
Huion Inspiroy
Xencelab Pen Tablet
XP Pen Deco (v2 if you can afford it)

>Display tablets
Wacom Cintiq pro
Huion Kamvas plus/pro
XP-Pen Artist

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my hand is dragging pretty badly on my drawing tablet despite me using an art glove. any advice to fix this? I've tried printer paper which worked but it gave way too much resistance on the nibs I'm using.
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I wanna draw on my tablet in bed
Then get an iPad pro
I have a Samsung

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