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For stupid questions and questions that don't deserve their own thread. Give it a try and find your question in the previous thread before asking.
>>5064803
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>>5094485
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Should I learn simplified anatomy before realistic anatomy? I’ve always thought that that made more sense, but recently I’ve seen some anons (who seemed to be serious) say that it should be the other way around. That seems counter-productive to me, at least generally speaking, but I’m open to hearing a valid justification for it if anyone has it. I also wonder whether it would be best just to learn realistic anatomy from the outset and about learning any simplified variants.
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>>5124137
>about learning
avoid*
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>>5124137
Simplified anatomy should be things like Michael Hampton's construction (go through his figure drawing book if you haven't), which you should learn before you get into the more complex anatomy.
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So in the last thread someone told me to learn to shade a ball so i did.
Now i tried to bring the same concept into my figure studies pic is my attempt .
How is it ? i tried some textured pencil to mimic traditional .
sorry anatomy is fucked I'm still learning
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>>5124155
to further clarify this is something i did from imagination not reference in case light source seemed fucked
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>>5124155
looks pretty nice. gotta keep it up GMI
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>>5124155
Keep trying. The planes aren't clear enough yet. Be very careful about the half-tones. Every tonal shape should be an independent plane.
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>>5124161
Thanks anon will try my best.
>>5124162
Thanks for the critique
could you please clarify more ? I'm still beg if possible paint over it?
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>>5124137
Learn realistic anatomy as you go along to gain visual library, then learn simplified for when you want to create.
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What is the filter in photoshop that allows you to simplify the value in 2/4/6+ tones?
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What's the point of mannequinization in figure drawing?
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How do I get in the zone?
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>>5124579
Image > Adjustments > Posterize
This can give better results depending on what you want:
Filter > Filter gallery > Artistic > cutout
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>>5124581
Proko has a nice article and video on mannequinization.
https://www.proko.com/mannequinization-structure-of-the-human-body/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRHfcqjbPq8
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>>5124626
Am I supposed to do manequinization as a separate thing or is it part of the figure drawing process?
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>>5124630
as it's own thing for practice, but always start with a basic gesture otherwise it will be stiff. Once your decent at it you can incorporate it into your figure drawing process. Proko, Vilppu and Michael Hampton all have similar ish workflows you can learn from their courses.
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>>5124605
Thanks!
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total /beg/ question but for grinding fundies (drawabox/vilppu/etc.) and doing basic drawing exercises like figure practice, is it better to practice using very thin brushes/lines in order to better expose flaws in linework? Using thick lines always seems to make my practices look "nicer" but that isn't the point of grinding, and I assume I'm basically covering up a lot of flaws this way.
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Are we supposed to take 2 showers a day? 1 shower a day?

I don't worry about my skin drying out because I have eczema, so I have to moisturize intensively throughout the day anyways.
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>>5124007
How do I stop being uncontrollably horny when I try to study anatomy?
I have been failing for many, many years.
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I'm having a retard moment: if you took a camera and filmed yourself at different angles but just kept the camera level and moved your head around, versus moving the camera itself around your head, is there a difference between the two? Like do you get the same reference? I do know the neck is going to be moving when you move your head instead, but what is a better way to understand the head?
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Is there a website like skeb but for artist not in japan? I like the idea of having a middle man where someone just request something and pays for it, as opposed to doing all that myself
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Bump
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>>5125096
someone please answer me. It's evening soon, and I need to decide whether to take a shower or not.
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>>5125096
1 shower a day but if its too cold and ur feeling lazy skip one day
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>>5126296
ty
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>>5125261
Drawing realistic anatomy like loomis and nude models instead of COOM reference.
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>>5126299
But then how do I stay horny instead of becoming an emotionless autist who studies everything and sucks all the joy out of it?
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Is there a way to change the ads on here to not be porn?
I can’t fucking stand coming here anymore.
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>>5126350
Let it be. It's your opportunity to leave this place.
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>>5126350
You don't use adblock?
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>>5126350
stop cooming then
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>>5126355
how i do that
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is scott eatons digital anatomy course good for trad fags? i plan on going to digital eventually but i gotta stick to pencil and paper for now
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How do certain artists replicate those anime frames/cels really well? Do they just study the concept art like hell and create their own drawings?
I want to know specifically the practice structure of how they've learned how to draw like the actual animators from whatever show they're drawing fanart of.
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>>5126350
use Brave browser (think of it as firefox with adblock, it's really neat) or ask /g/
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I am looking to track my art progression over the new few months/years (like those sketchbook threads on art forums) and was wondering what the best way to do that is.

I'm guessing a blog would be best, but I have no experience with blogs, so I'm unsure what would work best for my needs. Any suggestions?
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>>5124007
Loomis Creative Illustration scan quality is atrocious, why I haven't seen anyone mentioning this before?
Does any kind anon have this book but with better scan quality?
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>>5127253
Get a job and buy the damn book
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>>5127264
No.
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Pretty noob painter here. I'm working on a big 2 x 1m canvas, which has a red background. Oil paint. I think I put on a rather thick layer, and then somehow scraped some shit off semi-dry. I then tried to fix it up.

My two questions:
How do I equalize the two? Do I try to fill in the holes, or try and thin the surroundings?
To prevent this in the future, was I painting too thick, or was it fine and did I just scratch it like a retard?
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Do you always paint in grayscale first and then glaze over it with color?
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>>5124007
I'm looking for inspiration
Who are the most hateful artists ever?
Maybe people who had to live through awful times were everyone was shitty
No concentration camp stuff because I already watched a lot of it
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How do I download someone's entire Pixiv account?
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Should I bother trying to learn grayscale or should I just paint digitally with color from the start?
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>>5127886
google pixivutils2
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Advice for drawing more hours without getting bored/tired? I'm a /beg/ grinding fun with the pencil if that helps.
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How do I draw a mech suit?
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Any recommendations for pens to buy? Trying to force myself to draw more deliberate lines.

Also what are some good beginner animation books? I have the Animator's Survival Kit but it's slightly beyond me.
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>>5128741
Learning animation requires more hands-on tutor than learning to draw. If you can, take the entry-level classes at a community college, so that you can get direct and immediate feedback from an instructor who knows what they're talking about. Far better than any book, in my opinion.
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Is Steve Huston reputed in his actual works, outside of being a good art instructor?

Do big boy drawings still have markets nowadays and can still make you a world-renowned artist, or are they considered too boring among the modern art stuff?
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>>5128498
Doesn't work.
It recognizes the artist's account (name, icon, etc.) then says "No Images"
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How do i create textures for games? I get that i should create 2D sprites for 2D games and give them colliders but what about 3D games? Hmmmm?
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>>5128741
Pen has nothing to do with deliberate lines.
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>>5129145
try gallery-dl then
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how do mental illnesses actually contributing to art?
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Anyone have that screenshot of FireZ advice?
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Does anyone know good resources for drawing facial expressions? I’ve been trying a few basic ones but my drawings still always come out as stiff, or way too subtle, or with shitty anatomy. The guides I’ve seen either lean way towards the cartoony exaggerated stuff or the hyper realistic, it’s hard to find a middle ground.
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>>5131178
For clarification, when I say my drawings come out as shitty, I don’t mean the anatomy for the body. I’ve been so focused on the anatomy of the body as a whole, that I forgot to do faces. Body is good and fun, face is not.
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Can Karl Gnass and Glenn Vilppu be studied simultaneously? or should I get comfortable with Vilppu's teachings first?
Asking because I've heard Gnass stuff is a little more difficult to understand... and I'm loving Vilppu so far so i'll stick to him.
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Should I use opacity on pen pressure or just set it manually all the time? On one hand, setting it on pen pressure allows me to paint and mix colors fast, on the other, it gives less control and feels like a mess overall. How do you set your brushes?
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>made my nib slanted
Is this normal? am I retarded?
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>>5131188
Vilppu is a bit more flexible and comprehensive than Gnass, from my experience. Probably don't need to study Gnass at all.
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>>5131313
opacity on pen pressure, for both painting and drawing.
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This is a really stupid question, but here goes:

As far as reference pictures go, is there a real difference between a photo someone takes of themselves with a phone camera vs a webcam? Does one stretch/distort more than the other?
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how does one draw a cube? like every side would be a perfect square
the ellipse method fucking sucks specially on a drawing tablet and it's almost impossible to get it right and if it's not 100% accurate then the whole thing is fucked
any solutions?

it's not a stupid question but i can't make threads so
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>>5131178
For me getting eyes to be expressive is understanding the brow and mouth express most of the character in a face heres an image i resort to when i want an idea as to how to pose the eyebrows or what mouth shape to use.
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Where do you guys go to get drawing ideas, for one reason or another i am neigh incapable of coming up with shit on my own by which i mean coming up with an idea for a pose or character design on the fly it just doesn't come to since im not particularly creatively minded even though mechanically i know how to draw all the threads on 4chan i frequent are usually slow going in terms of activity.
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>>5131733
Draw from ref (real or 3D models) for a while until you're comfortable with eyeballing it.
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>>5131847
the whole question is about getting it right and not just eyeballing it....
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Is this really on the level of simply knowing fundies? Obviously it's a pro artist but it feels like there's a more happening here than just perspective buildings, walls, etc with light and details
I can tell where the eye level is but I don't really get how you would go about constructing this scene
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>>5131829
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>>5132098
....burn?
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I'll just copy and paste from the Beg thread.

Help me develop confident lines. When drawing from the shoulder/elbow, should I just hover my arm? Or is it alright if I rest it on the table/slide it over?
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Are the Brent Eviston courses good for digital or only trad? I'm using CSP, if the brush engine makes a difference
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Assuming im drawing on white paper so i'm using the whiteness of the paper as a highlight on the figure right ? now on pic the area i redlined ( pecs ) that is close to the highlight what kind of value should i give it ?halftone while gradually going into highlight ? while using a 5 value system ?
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>>5124155
you seem to have absorbed the lesson behind the sphere study
complex objects are made out of less complex objects
that's it, there's nothing else to drawing except taking this further and further until all you see are colored shapes and the gradients between them
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My sister wants to learn to draw. Im not sure what books to buy her.

What would be both informative and fun for a middle-school aged girl? I'll also be teaching and guiding her.
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i thought artists and art communities (excluding here) were generally more liberal.
how come they seem to be the least sympathetic towards the idea class struggle and how that affects a person
more so than the "buckle your boots" conservatives
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>>5132201
take brent eviston
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>>5133001
Depends on what she'd like to draw but I guess Keys to drawing book is fine. If she doesn't care about subject then any book that teaches fundies: loomis, vilppu, bargue, etc.
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>>5132201
forget confident lines. Just draw in pencil, then ink over it.

You can scribble and scratch however much you want in your sketching phase, but your final drawing should be clean. Inking and learning to ink well will help you develop clean lines. Your sketching will get better as a result too.
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>>5133903
Most of them are from rich families that never knew real hardship
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will learning to draw fill the void in my soul?
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>>5132433
Bump
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>>5131838
you need to look at a lot of art, watch film, etc.
what excites you? what kind of stories do you want to tell? what's the most interesting event in that story were you to photograph it?
once you have some answers, start looking at things for inspiration. if it's a time travel story, look at other time travel stories/films/paintings and see what they did. what new perspective can you bring? maybe you merge some of your own life experiences into it.
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>>5134463
definitely not, but it'll probably help you explore and learn to live with it





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