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Lines, shapes, value, form.. when will you finally realize that the most fundamental aspect of art is SOUL?
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When something looks too similar to other stuff youve seen, its soulless.

You get soul by breaking the rules. In order to break the rules you need to understand the rules.

A kids scribbles have soul but they still suck.
>You get soul by breaking the rules. In order to break the rules you need to understand the rules.
>A kids scribbles have soul but they still suck.
You contradict yourself in your own post, kids don't know any rules in painting.
Kids don't know any rules and therefore the only thing they can do is break them. Its entirely original, 100% soul.

If you want your drawings to not suck you need to know the rules. But if you go 100% rules, you will be only repeating what everyone does and get no soul at all. Therefore you need to break the rules.

The thing is, for a drawing to both look skillful and soulful you need to be aware of what you are breaking. A broken neck is soulful but also ugly, but if its on a waifu that youve drawn for coom then youve messed up.

Fundamentals first, soul will come after.
nice art
cringe book
So what you mean by that is, that as we roam our lives, our soul will get distorted by the individual occurrences.
However, through the acquisition of the fundamental energy that we learn from the fundamentals of drawing, we recognize our destroyed soul and this now finds itself to its origin by ultimately returning all parts of fundamentals which wie studied and is able to give life into our ability in which we can create now with a soul purpose?

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doodles? sketches? studies? you're welcome here to share your shit probably no one is ever going to see

[spoiler]shitty car edition[/spoiler]
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ok ok, I thought posting my studies will be a little bit boring, I will try to vary my drawings
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i dunno what this is supposed to be
that would probably even do you some good! no pressure though

you can do it anon
Get out of /ic/
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What's /ic/s opinion on hyper realistic artwork? (specifically done with pencil on paper)
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It's retarded as hell and only low IQ normalfags like it.
>woodcutter making a very intricate bonsai from a tree trunk
uhh... I don't think bonsais work like that anon
hard to do but not really worth it

kind of like painting the walls of your home with a small brush rather than with proper equipment. It's impressive in some way but what's the point
>haha why climb a mountain just use a helicopter
There's a parable in the pali canon which is precisely about this. Basically there's this old monk who trained for his whole life to be able to walk on water, and, prompted by his disciples, the Buddha goes to visit him. Once he gets there he asks the monk to give him a demostration, and the monk does so by crossing a river by walking on it. The Buddha considers him for a brief moment, then he crosses the same river by using a boat, he then tells the monk that he wasted his whole life learning to do something that could be achieved by simpler means, calls him a retard and leaves.

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>hes a 5
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>carpal tunnel syndrome
>severe squint
>100 IQ
>30 years old
>stage 1 parkinson's

Am I gonna make it bros?
Learning about light and practicing gesture made me go from 2 to 1
5 with eyes closed
1 with eyes open
im a 5
i literally draw only from own my produced refs so no faggot can call me out lol
>inb4 muh imagination drawing youll need refs for poses that dont exist!!!!!!!
shut the fuck up retards lmao
I fucking hate this. I believe everyone isnabout the same but its a breakdown of communication. Some dumbasses think others actually visibly hallucinate and can see things imagined like its sitting infront of them irl. Nobody actually hallucinates unless theyre on some hard psychadelics maybe.

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Sort of like the video explanations of Huston's book. I see some odd videos scattered here and there, but I'm hoping to find something that covers the entire book. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You'll hate and ignore my answer op, but have you tried copying every single drawing in Hampton as you worked through it? Single most helpful thing you can do, and I regret not doing it at first when I had Hampton. You can't understand him just by reading or watching him, you have to really study every drawing and that can only happen by copying his drawings.
I guess I'll give it a shot then. Did not realize how important that is, thanks!

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Post the best ones. Paolo Serpieri is my favorite right now.
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there's something off about her face in the mirror
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Italians seem to be really good at erotica
pic is Guido Crepax

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What software should I use?
What tutorials should I use/videos should I watch?

I currently have a surface book 2, a stylus, and use sketchbook.
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Use a reference
Use Loomis
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OP here. I think I'm figuring it out. Let me know what you think
You need to learn how to just draw, my fellow beglet.

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For me, it's Brent Eviston.
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Deja a mi madre en paz, marica.
Wait, who are those books meant for, exactly?
Check the artbook threads
I'm on week one and really like the approach

Does anyone have any experience with geometry/pattern in art. I’m working on an old style Iranian-esque artwork and doing the borders of it alone has been a fun but time consuming project. I’d like some tips if people are knowledgable on the subject. From what I can tell this board is mainly just anime girls but I'd like to ask anyway.
Pic related, it’s a rough draft right now though. Tell me what I could change or improve out of this so far if you would like. I can post my processes too if anyone wants
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This is p sick anon.
unfortunateky iti is one of those subjects that you become better at invention of through familiarity and not so much information dumps. and it is also that is historically dependant on materials and old techniques available.
good stuff
tangentially related but I absolutely love gothic stuff
Cool, what got you into doing this kind of art, was it something you just enjoyed doing when you were younger?
>I usually make Asian Traditional art and calligraphy
Can we see one of them?

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I'm fairly new at posting and selling my art, my commissions are constantly open but finding buyers isn't quite so easy! Anyone have any advice for me, artistically or business-wise? :)
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>Your rendering is garbage.
I'd say it's not too bad but she could do better, that being said:
The stickers aren't rendered properly and look like they're floating above their skin, the eyes look very symbol-y, the hair is barely and not properly rendered, which causes it to clash with the airbrushed skin and the left shoulder of the left figure is dislocated (red circle in pic related), you should practice anatomy more OP
I kneel to our new queen. Please post feet.
>another bait thread about some anon larping as an artist he doesn't like
why is this a daily thing
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You won't get buisness coz you ain't ready. You still have a long way to become good enough in your art style. Improve the product.

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/Beg/ here.

Went to crtpaint.com who teaches to use a soft brush for gradient and erase the excess with hard brush. Using that I did this painting.

Then I find Istabrak who teaches to block out with a hard brush then blend/smudge in gradients and whoever varies is trash.

Does it really matter?
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That's the thing about digital painting, there's no standardized way on how to do it.
I'd recommend going hard to soft, because it forces you to make clear decisions and gives you more control over your shapes.
I'll try it. Thanks.
Whatever works for you anon. No rules only tools.
I like the textures I get better going from hard to soft. Dark to light with the rim lighting under my lightest layer of soft colors diluted to an extent.

I like my flesh to look like plaster of paris or peach skin. Maybe my bias would be different if I didn't draw so much hentai. Like if wanted a more sleek, cold, or shadow intensive look or needed something better suited toward animation where people expect a sort of flat, plastic look.

I don't know. I imagine you could get identical results either way, I just don't know how to do it the opposite and if it's not broke; don't fix it.
softbrush with lasso tool

Buckle in buckaroos, PS just got obsolete.
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>huejitter or atleast something very similar is confirmed in the video.

Then as long as there is "dual brush" support too I can see photoshop brushes working

LIQUIFY is really the last thing that artist needs to use right now

I see a lot of artists who do great paintings in CSP
This sucks let's be real
mixer and smudge brushes suck fucking dick compared to csp's blender brushes
>mixer brushes are g-
Have you ever considered the fact that you just suck dick at art and that CSP is also just completely lacking in anything that isn't lineart related and that using it for anything it isn't tuned to provide is just cope?
>Comic tools
this is why CSP is better for making comics, but for painting i'd use Photoshop

I think it’s beautiful
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to me it looks like a twig and a leaf floating in a koi pond from the perspective of the koi.

i rate it 10/soul
and yes, i would buy it if it was less than $250 US

imagine using regular pencils instead of automatic ones
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Imagine using pencils instead of your finger and powdered graphite
>have to press the button for every x mm of graphite you want
semi automatic at best
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>using pencils at all
Pussies. All of you.
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I can't, I have aphantasia.

post a robot you’ve done right now
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Needed to loosen up before inking

Looks like you've already got a screw or two loose
>badumm tss
This is one of those challenge threads where I want to participate but don't have the time. Anyways, I enjoyed all your works guys keep it up!
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Can i post an old robot work instead

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