What keeps you coming back to /ic/?
>>5129542my need to COOOOOOM
resources and booksthe few helpful anons who were willing to share tutorials and explain stuff are barely around anymore it seems, thus this place is at the brink of complete irrelevancy
Shitposting and cooming/booba
>>5129542my frens :D
Vent threadsSQT Any thread where I can post my work and get critiques
i feel like at least in this board there is new stuff to look at
>>5129553we might as well be voices in your head
>>5129550how do we save it? Or is 4chan just dying?I was here ages ago and it was really good. I wonder if we can get people back here. Maybe it's the fucking porn ads
to send cryptic messages to my art bff
I enjoy (drawing with) you guys and you have some advice on art that's actually assisted my works.Plus having /ic/ anons as mutuals on social media and getting inspired off each other's work is a great feel.
>>5129542>4chan search>”mega.nz”>dig for gold ic is arguably one of the best places on the internet to get resources. Don’t be a retard and actually comment on shit
I only go here so I can masturbate and find to new nsfw artists to follow and give my money for.
>>5129560The ads definitely don’t help
>>5129560>Maybe it's the fucking porn adsuh idk about that, most probably use adblock and I don't think that's really a problemsimple answer is that they don't feel appreciated for their work they put in explaining something or going their way to buy, scan/upload etc only for some kid to call them faggot or instantly request more shit.I know the majority of nuartists are borderline autistic and have barely any social interaction, but there needs to be some common sense. Fags pretend like being on 4chan instantaneously turns them into feces eating goblins, but they are probably the same everywhere and people naturally avoid them, just like the few good anons who bailed this shithole.
>>5129542This is possibly the one place, for better or worse, where I can ask for critique with more depth than 'that looks good'.
>>5129542Force of habit
>>5129589lol you really think the feeble autistic retards have the balls or the audacity to act remotely like this in real life? They likely avoid other people if anything because real talking scares them
>>5129542Occasional helpful advice. Most mostly memes.
sometimes the art here is really good, so i save it and study it and try to improve
>>5129627trying to improve is cringe just save the files and post them directly to your socials
>>5129542I really enjoy the atmosphere here. there's also so many hot takes on everything here that I can compile a pretty comprehensive list of "do's and dont's" for art. tho sometimes its hard to tell if a given take should go to the "do" or "don't" category.
>>5129560I'm making a living off art (semi-anime style patreon stuff, environment art, etc) and whenever I give honest, positive advice here, 95% of the time the response is "beginner", "bet you don't even draw", "gibberish", "ngmi" or such. But I'll keep trying.Other than that, I come for the occasional wisdom from other posters, the book suggestions, the tablet and software discussion and just for inspiration.
>>5129542gotta do something when i poop
>>5129639>I really enjoy the atmosphere here.Confirmed retard
I have no friends. I just wanna bant about art a bit. Also I use this to transfer pictures from my phone to my computer because I deleted facebook and this is easier than getting a usb cable.
I got all the resources I needed a long time ago, so shitposting and laughing at stupid artist drama. and some booba cooma.
>>5129646how long did it take you to achieve that cutie lol?
>>5129542I usually lurk a lot, save a few things, read threads, draw something, check the self-promotion thread for people to follow and sometimes give a anon some feedback on their work./ic/ is really in a bad spot right now though
>>5129754why? is it rel'ated to treump?
>>5129759that’s MR PRESIDENT to you sweaty
>>5129759No. It's the threads that suck.Too much drama and shitposting.
>>5129759That's Mr. traitor you mean.
Debilitating internet addiction
>>5129646Cool. I'm gonna stick around because /ic/ was my starting point back in the day, I got heaps of great advice from the old posters. I kinda became a concert pianist though so I'm only back now. It's good to give back (especially since this place is now a pile of shit). Keep up the good work anon.
I don't talk to anyone but my family all day. I used to be more active with more public groups, but they're mostly bitchy women and very cliqueish but are very popular on social mediaI like it here because I find more relatable people, a lot of resources, interesting thoughts on artOnly issue I have is there's so much coom shit everywhere, but it's pretty eays to block on pc but I lurk on mobile and sometimes the ads don't hide. Also a lot of anons don't know how to give a proper critique, you need to point out strengths and weaknesses. I know there's a lot of talk about crabbing here, but why try to hinder an anon from never drawing again because anyone points out are flaws and they never see growth
>>5129910True. Restrictive. I play few instruments.
>>5129611it's not about acting, but their character and how they think of others in general
>>5129754as you can see from the various non-artist incel replies in this thread, yeah it's a shithole
this place rarely provides anything of merit to me but i enjoy sharing my work and getting feedback regardless because any opinion is better than no opinioni still sometimes argue about really stupid shit though and it wastes my time. wish the board had less retarded coffee questions
>>5129542Same thing that keeps me coming back to 4chan in general: boredom and the fact this may aswell be the only way I currently have of socializing
>>5129542Reading all your self flagellation and seeing you struggle to put pen to paper makes me feel good about myself.
>>5129542Fried up dopamine receptors.Inertia.
My friends are too nice to give me real criticism on my stuff and too inexperienced to explain why my stuff looks off
only place where i can help others with drawing related stuff while also being a dick
>>5129939yeah, this is also why i've been holding back on posting.I really don't get this people.
I have no idea. I don't even get made fun of anymore. Just ignored.
>>5129553Same>>5129558I collab with friends I made here and we uplift each other on social media.
>>5129542courses and art books, this place is a shit hole.
i keep coming back to be amazed at the number of people who can't seem to figure out how to draw
I am addicted to the internet and have no self controlhelp
>>5130202If I can’t help myself I’m certainly not going to help you
>>5129907Google the apk clover or other app for phone lurking.It hides the ads.There are threads on /g/ about sometime go check.Inspiration and this place make me want to improve.
>>5129542Believe it or not, I want to help people. There are people that come here that are genuinely trying to learn, and when I see them, I help them if I can.And while I'm not comfortable posting my own personal work on 4chan, the critical process itself is helpful for your own growth.
>>5129542Hopefully I get a gf here
>>5129910>>5130259Critique from people that don’t post their work is worthless.
>>5130286Post your work.
>>5130248i really like kuroba for shitposting
>>5130304Scared, huh. You're right, no need to post it.
>>5129542I hope that I will finally find my exit ticket from the shit that is "art" communities today.
>>5129542Escapism so that I don't have to practice
>>5129542Used to be to help /beg/s with redlines and shit, but now it's just lurk and post studies every now and then. As much as /ic/ is a shithole, I like how quickly everyone replies. Leddit can take forever, and twitter is too busy.
Shitpostsometimes help out a sincere beg that's not full of self before even able to draw a straight lineBoredom
>>5129542I don't have friends so when i'm not drawing I'm bored.
>>5129542if the jannies did their jobs thered be like 10 threads on this board.
>>5129542sometimes it makes me feel like an artist to hear people talk about drawing methods
Motivation to draw after I make a ton of awful drawings.
Sometimes I have questions about art and don't feel like asking where people can see all my other retarded questions
>>5129542At lesst people comment on my art :(
people ignore my art 7/10 times, people call it bad and don't say why 3/10 times, and from time to time someone says "Hey that looks good also try to work on this and this okay" <---I live for ths. Discord and reddit is all "that looks good", deviantart was something I left at age 14, and I'm barely ready for artstation
>>5129542im not the greatest, but everyone here is fucking shit and it gives me a huge confidence boost to see such shit art from such egotistic maniacs
>>5129542I don't have that many art friends to talk to, sometimes I hang around because its fun to think critically about some of the things being brought up. It's sort of like watching a minecraft video instead of watching anime. I could be doing something better but I need a change of pace.
>>5130274>that don’t post their workHow would you know it's their work, hmm?
>>5129542This art community has some of the best resources around. Also, I like the art challenges. It helped me a lot during lockdown when I was having a hard time drawing. Also, I do appreciate people's honesty and it's a place where I can give an honest critique. I don't try to be mean or anything, but running into people:>in denial>being overly mean to themselves, acting as if it's too late to draw unless they started drawing when they were in the womb>looking for pity>complaining about being cancelled when it's obvious they deserved itis pretty annoying here or anywhere else on the internet. The difference is that here you don't have to feel compelled to kiss their ass, because they are looking for some kind of validation.
>>5129542I want someone to feel enough sympathy to draw me zora women, it worked once (thank you anon that did that)
I come here to tell cumbrains to kill themselves
I like seeing all my fellow anons improve and post their art :D
>>5129542>Basically other art forums are InferiorThat's about it, even though IC is shit I struggle to find interest in other boards/forums because they are hyper sanitized and frankly boring. This board is boring too, just less so. Not by much though.
BROOOSS AARGGGHH I'M GONNA COOO---COO--COO---complete this drawing I have in my WIP folder.
/ic/ is an extremely women and tranny infested board and as such, retarded and meaningless platitudes get spammed ad nauseum. I'm here to offer some counterweight to that.
>>5129542/ic/ is a good place to learn and ask for critic, or find resources which are useful to me. It's also the only place where I feel at home.
Cheer on anons to go the distance and drop a steaming deuce in shitty threads.
>>5129542my niggas (you)
>>5129565why do you draw some chink video game's character so much? are you an autistic gay? please stop being so obsessed
>>5129542In this thread I can get a sense of what is trending or not.
>>5130056Get a bullet journal
>>5134510Darius is heckin based, especially with ghost/ignite
Resources, I like to see what others have done, and I only come here while taking a shit.
I keep clinging to the delusional hope that one day someone will point out a resource that explains drawing in a way that makes sense to me.
>>5129542Habit, legitimately. I've already cut /v/ out of my life but I've been lying to myself, pretending I still need to browse /ic/ on the off chance I find something helpful (I won't)Eventually I'll finally outgrow this website entirely and move on to greener pastures, but until then I'm still here taking the same bait posted day in and day out.
I come here when I'm too tired from work to do anything else. Coming here to 4chan, the whole website really, to shitpost and fight for no reason is actually kind of cathartic.
>>5129542For viewing/sharing cunny art
>>5129542There was a thread a couple of months ago, someone posted a bunch of links to a lot of photoshop brushes, they were these anime brushes that were a one click job, basically you just click once and the job is done, they were for a wide range of thing from sweat and cum drops, to nipples and ground and destroyed backgrounds.At the time I didn't save them because I didn't have a computer, now I have made 3 threads asking for them but you selfish asshole won't share them.Fuck anyone who has them and won't share them.
It's the only pressure-free art community I know.
>>5129560Turning this board into a blue board would significantly improve the quality of /ic/. Pornfags are the most annoying bunch of that keep people away from here. Maybe if there was a containment board for porn art it would fix both of these issues. Most of the shitposters here are pornfags.
>>5139591It's no use. Porn addicts are zealots and they reason like SJWs (including the obsession with sex and jerking off) where there is no such thing as too much of their thing and if you don't accept that they'll talk about porn and fetishes 24/7 you are a bigot and a fascist and you should go away. The only way to avoid this stuff is to create a separate community and state that you will ban things on a case-by-case scenario with no vague rules that can be exploited by the pornfags like "ohh I made a disgusting anime blob of flesh with XXXXL oily tits but there are no nipples so it's SFW".I fucking hate degenerates so much.
>>5139601I agree. That is why good artists don't come here as often anymore. Pornfags are just too repulsive.
>>5139601/ic/ still had pornfags even when it sucked less my nigga, your extremely divisive "pass the blame" attitude is part of the reason it sucks nowno one draws, no one gives advice or good crit, no one posts their work, no reasons to draw or good discussion, its all shitflinging over the perceived opression of x or y group or just the same 6 threads repeated ad nauseum
>>5139676Porn attracts the lowest of low into here. Most of them aren't even going to make it because they didn't have the will for it to begin with. They are all desperate faggots dragging the quality down as the crabs they are.
>>5139601Yea /ic/ got subverted by coomer fags.Welcome to 2021
>>5129560honestly the drawthreads on the other boards are 1000% better than /ic/ if you want to find people to draw with. Only come here to shitpost, find resources, and the inspo threads. Hell even /i/ is better because the people actually draw on that board instead of arguing about Sakimichan
>>5139676I don't give a shit about your faggot opinion and you only deserve to be replied you with a beating, but I know that there was always lewd shit on 4chan and you're a fucking faggot. It wasn't like this before. You can lie all you want about it, and the other cultists here will support your lie, but it's a lie. There was always sexual shit on 4chan in general but right now it's become so pervasive, so forced and so fucking unmanageable that there is no room for anything else.This is why people have left.
>>5139601And you've got to be fucking blind if you can look at art on social media from as little as 5 years ago and compare it to what it is today and think that nothing has changed. You are simply schizophrenic, you faggots become brain damaged by porn. It's the ultimate proof that this shit makes you retarded.
>>5139703Basically this. Tumblr has successfully invaded here throughout the years. The lewd erotic art was replaced with pervasive degenerate shit and this place lost it's identity. It is true for every board on 4chan as well. This place is beyond recognition at this point.
>>5139709The only way to make an art community that isn't shit right now is to have a leading figure or a community of few who know what common sense is and have an agreement between community members that bans will be arbitrary instead of based on generic rules.The problem is that common sense now enrages people so the guy managing the community will make a lot of enemies for little to no benefit in return. This is why this needs to be a community effort, there need to be like-minded people who want to do this for the sake of a community and nothing else. The problem is that 99% of artists right now exclusively want to make money and get followers and act with the same businesslike mindset as camwhores, when the definition of art and artist itself is blurred it's hard to even get to the part where you find other artists.>inb4 the same bunch of faggy answers like art was always a business and other stupid shitno, it wasn't always like this, fuck you
>>5139722If only bans were directed at any porn related thread this board would get cleansed from trash in an instant. By porn i don't mean any nude/lewd/erotic art, but blatant coomer shit that is pervasive and gross. Once this is enforced those faggots would no longer come here and they would leave /ic/ along with their cumbrain fans.
>>5139735This will never happen because you are not a janitor, and even if you were you would not be the only one. This is out of your control and being against cooma booba spam 24/7 is also an unpopular opinion on this site by now, so the only thing you can do at this point is leave the sinking shit and form another community instead of enduring day after day.It will not change, you cannot expect others to "fix" a large community that has gone to shit on the internet. This is why the internet as a whole went to shit, people want to be on the big site where common sense needs to be replaced by broad arbitrary guidelines in order to integrate as many people as possible, then the guidelines become more and more lax so that the place grows bigger and the place goes to shit. It's as predictable as physics, it's only a matter of how fast. If you feel alienated then work on being part of another community and accept that this community will not be as big as the big site. 4chan is a big site, it's the public toilet of Twitter and Reddit just in case you didn't realize.
on the contrary /ic/ is slowly dying
>>5139749>it's the public toilet of Twitter and Reddit just in case you didn't realize.It wasn't always like this. I want it comfy again bros...
>>5139722ain't going to happen.
for any kind of a good community you need smart people but everyone is a schizoid freakso I'd give up on the notion of a good hobby board
>>5139829What are schizoid freaks?
>>5139796More like>oldfag:you do not fit in here>newfag:okay i ll keep coming anyway>a few years later>newfag:you do not fit in here>oldfag:not anymore
I'm a celebrity here
>>5139879which usually follows>community goes to shit due to newfags not lurking>more newfags flood in>they don't lurk at all>community becomes an unbearable shithole>oldfags leave>now you have a shit community filled to the brim by retards who don't know shit about the community and talk about complete different things>newfags complain about the community not being good anymore>more people leave>community dies because of some faggots who didn't fucking lurk moar