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Is it just me or is studying heads and portraiture totally pointless? It's incredibly complicated, yet gets zero recognition and 99% of your potential clients will want to see moeblobs, anime and heavily stylized faces.

I see good portraits getting intense scrutiny, and retarded shit like pic related getting praise just because it's stylized anime crap. It's insane.
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>>5520732
this is a successful visual novel series, though they did end up getting someone to come in and redo these godawful sprites
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>>5520732
Its just you
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>>5520734
It's over.
Just grind moeshit and anime. Portraiture is the most complicated and useless thing in art. It's like studying architecture and perspective when your client just wants a symbol drawing of a house.

>>5520743
Enjoy studying heads for 1488 years just to get mogged by moeshitters.
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>>5520732
>kastu
I miss him
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>>5520732
The reason why so many artists study that could be the fact that we're exposed to a lot of faces so many of us want to do that when starting out.
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>>5520744
Heads and hands are the 2 most expressive things that you can draw.
It only takes a couple weeks to get a good grip on the skull dude. If youre having trouble with that and youre this discouraged already then you should probably just give up on drawing entirely.
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>>5520744
>chile
Cringe
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>>5520806
I'm discouraged because I have studied portraiture for 2 years and whenever I draw realistic faces I get zero attention. Yesterday I posted some moeshit doodle on my twitter and I got 4k likes (on an account that had 200 followers, up to 300 now). Go fucking figure dude, all that effort was a complete and utter waste. I should have been grinding anime and moeshit instead of portraits all this time.
I should be happy but at the same time it hurts because I genuinely have lost so much of my sanity learning to draw good portraits just to realize that nobody wants to see that convoluted crap. They want to see faces like the OP pic and the chile moeblob.
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>>5520744
>Chile
gross
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>>5520734
soul vs souless
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>>5520998
Damn, they really sucked the personality out of it by making the proportions anime generic
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>>5520998
The steam sprites are absolute garbage, ps2 version is decent though
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>>5520824
Pyw i dont believe you.

There are lots of arists who get popular drawing portraits and if you studied for 2 years just portraiture you ought to be quite good
So post your work or fuck off you demoralizing larper troll
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>>5521454
>There are lots of arists who get popular drawing portraits
Like who
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>>5520732
>first thread to randomly crab me
A new milestone in my art journey
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>>5520732
Just combine the two, retard
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>>5521496
I was absolutely fucking fuming when I made this thread and you were the first person to come to mind. Apologies.
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>>5521502
this. you are so fucking stupid OP if you know how to draw a face you are halfway, just stylize it, and you are done, the base is the same so you didnzt sacrifice nothing, and making a good face (in whateverstyle) is 80% of the job
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>>5521511
if all you care is recognition, you're never gmi lmao
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>>5521599
if people dont recognize you yo udont get paid and you're by default ngmi
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>>5521599
soul
>>5521644
soulless
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>>5521459
>Like who?
Are you joking?

Dave rapoza
Ross tran
Kushinov Ilya
Stanley Lau (artgerm)
Fernanda Suarez
Darren Butcher
Jeremy Mann
Colleen Barry
Sammy Khaleed (Chigg)
Mehdi Farsi (mehfarsi)
Bud Cook
Kezui
Felicia Forte
Stephen Bauman
Sargeant

People love looking at faces retard, if your portraits arent popular its probably because they suck.
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>>5521683
Faggot
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>>5521683
Can't put food on the table with muh sovl :(
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>>5520734
Ah yes, those were the days of good entertainment, not the recycled shit we get today
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>>5520732
>heads get zero recognition
>99% of potential clients want to see heads
Pick one
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anything you learn from it can be applied to any stylization you want to do after
don't be a fag about learning new shit just because you're not getting 15 dollar twitter commissions as quickly
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>>5521496
based and GMIpilled
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>>5521496
May i ask????????? why fairy tail??? don't you want to make your own characters. why let the corporations control you. don't you want to draw fanart of my beautiful "08" >?
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>>5520732
cry about it
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>>5520732
just keep drawing
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>>5520734
>this is a successful visual novel series
It is also almost 20 years old it came out in 2001 you know. It is literally older than some of the people browsing this board.
We made some advancements since then.
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>>5525146
older than you as well? Or are you older than Higurashi?
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>>5520734
it was too powerful, even now.
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>>5523302
soul // soulless
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>>5520732
You need to understand the anatomical forms of humans to draw attractive stylized characters. Asanagi is a good example unironically, extremely stylized but clearly understands the forms represented
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>>5520824
Liar, liar, pants on fire.

But if you're telling the truth, then the reason you can make appealing "moeshit" is because you have a solid foundation to drink from. It means you're so good at realistic faces that a simplified one can get mastered with the least of effort.

>>5520998
Wish I could play the VN with the audio they added on the remakes, but keeping the original, cool sprites.
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>>5523302
You should deep-fry this picture a little further, my dear phoneshitter, I can still read most of it.
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>>5520732
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>>5521459
literally every instagram artist
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test
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OP is obsessed >>5516358
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>>5527128
I can confirm that's a different person because that's me. I was surprised when I saw this thread too. And by the way, you can tell I write differently from op. I got my mind off of things and played some video games and coom. I feel much better now.



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