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For stupid questions and questions that don't deserve their own thread.
Post here if you don't expect your thread to reach 100+ replies.
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>>7167880
i love that gif
question:
do all artist sketch with pencil, then ink and delete pencil, or do some artist ink directly?
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>>7167883
Google kim jung gi
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I've never gotten digital artwork professionally printed before, what's your experience with it?
I drew a 4200x3300 300 dpi piece of art for a convention, (I have it in multiple file formats including a monstrous 237 megabyte TIFF) and I want to get it printed in nice poster quality.
I've heard from other artists in-person RGB is fine but only when using a good print service, because CMYK can do weird stuff (he showed me an ocean he drew that turned purple when it was supposed to be blue)
Any online print services that will show an approximation of what your printed picture will look like BEFORE you go and pay for it? It's really, really stupid that they'll show you what it looks like when finished but only after you gave them money and it's too late to really do anything about it
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>>7167880
I'm an avid visual learner and I'd like to learn more about art history.
Is there a complete video course (or courses) about the subject, explaining techniques, artists and characteristics of each period and movement?
Which would you suggest?
I'm interested both in western and eastern art history but mostly western
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How do you approach studying an art piece? Like, what's the checklist, what do I need to do - do I watch it closely first, do I copy it and if I do, what should I do with it?
Right now I'm just copying stuff from Bridgeman and trying to pay attention to proportions and gestures, but I feel like my approach is not correct and I'm not learning anything.
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>>7168082
depends on what you want to learn from it
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>>7168083
Right now I want to learn how to draw ok-ish figures that are proportional and not stiff. I'm not even concerned with bones and muscles yet, I just want to learn basic landmarks, proportions and movement (or rhythm? I don't understand the terminology sorry) of a human body.
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>>7167883
Yes
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>>7168039
learnig types are a meme made up by an australian supernintendo, ya doofus
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>>7168109
You aren't getting past any gym without learning types.
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>>7168039
If she wasn't retarded she would be hot as fuck
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What anatomy books or vids should I choose to begin? Loomis? people say his methods are hard but I need and want to get better at this

the sticky is dead btw
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What are some good books on composition. A few for both classical composition and more modern stuff used in animation/movies would be ideal.
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>>7168376
vision - hans bacher
Composing Pictures -Donald Graham
edgar Payne's book
creative illustration - loomis
creative fundamentals books - Devin korwin
fundamentals of composition - Vladimir mogilevtsev

that's enough stuff to go through for at least a decade
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>>7168374
Loomis is all imagination and perspective up front. And then a grueling three page spread of all the surface muscles in the body. You'll get crazy good at perspective and posing and there's a current draw thread for fdfaw going on rn.

Bridgman, vilppus video anatomy (great for beginners imo), hale's anatomy lessons from the great masters (great reference for years but requires outside study to see what muscles connect where). Also skeletons (expensive) are a good resource to draw from as well.
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>>7168378
Thanks! neg recommended that vision book and I was concerned it was jp only.
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where can I get grayscale still life reference photos like picrel but high-res? I know I can find some on pinterest, say, but they tend to be of lower quality. I am also interested in singular references, say ones with just a sphere, or just a cylinder.
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>>7169052
DIY:
Download Blender, add your ball, add light, switch render engine to cycles, press render. Play around in Blender
pic rel. "Not-pro" setting or hardware, tho
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>>7169086
sounds fun (and useful). thanks for the rec.
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Any good desk for digital art?
I want to prioritize the width of it, something that can fit a screen and a 16" drawing tablet if possible.
I'm thinking on those desks that have the screen raised, but I don't know if the space I'm left with will be enough for the drawing tablet, I'm thinking about 60cm (23.62In) total with 40cm (15.75) left after the monitor raiser is set up. But I don't know if I could get away with less and still be comfortable.
As for the length, I think 120cm (47.24in) would be just enough space, I think I could fit 150cm(59in) in my room, but maybe you guys use even less comfortably.
I really don't plan on using speakers, just headphones, and my keyboard will be mechanical, so it takes little space.
IF possible, variable feet height, my floor is slightly uneven but enough to be annoying.

And finally, price. There's a lot of cheap Chinese brands that seem to work for as low as $90usd, but even Chinese quality rises with price, generally.
So, any good desk that can fit these characteristics, my limit is 300usd. And if it's Chinese $120usd stuff, that is robust enough to at least last 2 years.

Here's three models I like, not precisely the specific desks, just the format in as much as 300USD.
>inb4: mx, yes I'm Mexican
https://a.co/d/4e3qDN3
140cm x 60cm can support 60kg, 55in x 23.62 in, can support up to 160lb
$170usd

https://a.co/d/evxVfXK
110x45(65 - 20 from the monitor raiser) / 43.3x17.7in (25-7)

https://a.co/d/9CQpwoQ
120x55/ 47.24x 21.65 but has keyboard compartment, can support up to 30kg/60lbs
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How to stop slacking off and basically become motivated/gain the necessary worth ethic.

I question if i even like drawing but i always want to try it again whenever i quit so i don't think i don't like it.
I don't draw a lot though. Maybe like 2 hours a week
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what are you supposed to take away from art that literally did not have construction or follow any anatomy
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Should I get really good at one style of drawing before learning another? Is there one that I can learn to master them all?
I want to be good at drawing all sorts of stuff but I secretly want to draw Avatar/Korra pornography
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>>7169429
That it's shit and not to make the same mistakes as that artist
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reposting:
Does anybody know any good Ipad apps for connecting it to a computer to draw on as I can use it as a drawing tablet? I went through my sketchbook already and I have an older Ipad that I might need to use. I think I'm getting better at a lot outside of shading, which is harder to do on paper, so I want to use my Ipad for it.
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Hey, I was wondering if I should look at Hogarth or Morpho? Specifically for clothing and drapery and why?
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>>7168379
I happen to have access to a life size skeleton replica. What are some good ways to study from it?
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>>7169052
You can download a whole pack of them for free: https://770451664554.gumroad.com/l/basic-forms
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>>7169700
these look great, thanks anon
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>>7167880
what causes vagina bones? is it the lower half of the abdominal muscles?
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>>7169429
What do you like about it? Maybe it's the bold graphic shapes, the sense of motion, the overall composition, the color choices?
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whats the best practice to get an intuitive understanding of 3d space? Is it just drawing lots from imagination like loomis mannikins or is it getting super into backgrounds and vehicle sketching like robertson and erik olson
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>>7169821
visualize a perspective grid
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>>7169884
terrible answer try again
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>>7169888
visualise a good answer
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what's the fastest way to fill something properly in photoshop? for krita I just use the fill bucket with the grow option but ps doesn't seem to have anything like that and I have to manually fill the lineart which is a pain in the ass
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>>7169821
Nicolaides suggests doing blind contour studies to get a sense of feeling the form. Draw some object in front of you, but do it without looking at the object. You must convince yourself in your mind that you are actually touching the object while you draw. You could also try drawing some simple forms on a premade perspective grid. You'll know you're doing it right when you feel like you're moving your pencil around in a 3D space. If you mainly work in digital, try traditional pencil and paper.
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what is this made from?
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I want to make a game with these graphics, but have problems balancing a low resolution (not past 2000 pixels) and defined outlines. Is there a trick or something like that? Maybe a brush? What advice can you give me?
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>>7170554
Forgot pic related because I'm stupid
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>>7170560
youre basically running into aliasing which is an insurmountable problem. you could try dithering the edges but fundamentally you can only place so much information in a picture when sampling at a certain resolution.

I would look into vector graphics instead of rasterization though. Google will be your friend here.
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>>7170563
Thanks, anon. I understand what you say, but the image I showed is from a game and with a resolution of 1400xsomething it can look like pic related. So, how can achieve that? I understand the part of not showing much info because of too little space, though.
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>>7170425
Likely polymer clay. A popular brand is super sculpey or monster brand
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>>7170568
thanks
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>>7168086
For figures I'd recommend figure drawing alongside copying bridgman. You don't really know what you're learning until you put it to the test.
>or rhythm? I don't understand the terminology sorry
that would be gesture. there are good youtube videos that cover its basics but if you want to really understand it you should find some books on it. Hampton's figure drawing is a pretty good starter though.
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>>7170578
Likewise, i am now a fan of this artists work!
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>>7170588
Thanks for the Hampton rec, got it and I like it so far.
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is greyscale to color a viable method if I have no interest in multiply layers or gradient mapping and the like? I cant really find digital artists that dont use a lot of digital tools in process videos. I was thinking of doing quick value sketches and then doing the finished work with color and having the value sketch for reference, I did that with one recently and thought it worked but it seems like a roundabout way of doing things since youre not using the sketch towards the finished work
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why is all the advice nearly useless on this board. At this point I just do the opposite of what I'm told here because I know I'll be less wrong.
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Drawing always feel easier seeing a reference image. Best places for them?
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>>7171324
why not just learn color theory? that way you can just put the cool colors down without any fancy digital stuff
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I made a Twitter account, now what?
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>>7171456
now you sit back, kick your feet up, and watch the numbers climb, baby! joking aside, if you want specific advice, you should specify why you're even on twitter/what exactly your goals are.
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>>7171459
I guess I'm basically trying to dip my toes into the social aspect of art and get my stuff actually seen by people outside of some discord servers.
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Photoshop just decided to stop letting me copy transparent images off of chrome. They appear in a black background now. Pretty sure I could drag and drop them before. God I fucking hate photoshop.
Is there any solution that would let me regain the basic ability of copy and pasting or am I just fucked forever? Theres solutions online that tell me to copy the link and place embedded but it sounds like a drag, I just want to copy/paste again. Fuck photoshop.
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>>7171476
Basically just be social. Comment on the posts of artists you like, retweet art you like, etc. Your skill level doesn't matter as long as your art is appealing enough and you actually show up on other people's timeline, whether or not if it's one of your comments or one of your posts. I check out random people's profiles all the time just because they leave comments on my posts or retweet my art. It also helps to put something like "I do art" in your description so people who do see that initial popup of your profile might be inclined to actually check out your art.

But to be honest you won't see any real gains in numbers in the first few months unless you completely whore yourself out to trends and coom (and even then that depends on your art's appeal). Focusing on making art you like and making art often is the best thing you can do so you can avoid getting that social media fatigue.
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>>7171523
>>7171476
Also side note, if you're browsing on desktop download the twitter control panel extension so you can filter out all the bullshit the algorithm tries to show you. I have it set up so my timeline only shows posts from artists I follow. It's seriously a major mental health improvement to not constantly be in the digital vicinity of arguing retards.

if you're browsing on your phone, delete the app and browse on your desktop lmao
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how THE FUCK do you log into csp in the app? the little paper clip is greyed out, i don't get a launcher asking me to login, google has been useless
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I don't draw ever. How do i change that?
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>>7171664
pick up a pencil and draw
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>>7171670
Too hard
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>>7168374

try everything. pick parts that you like and mix it. you don't need to start with anyone. you just need to start.
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Do artist taking commission in south American countries pay taxes?
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I want to finally start to post art on twitter and instagram. Anybody knows the best timeframe or days to post?
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what do i need to learn in order to draw furries in pretty dresses? :3
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What's the ideal size for illustrations that would be posted on twitter, ig, fb, etc? Also, is there a standard size for commissions (lewds)?
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Does anyone have a crack of Lucas Peinador's ink brushes for CSP
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>>7173710
>pretty dresses
My nigga.
Study drapery, learn the gesture of the fabric, how it stretches and folds etc, google the 1277 method. Get yourself some books on this topic, I like Morpho Clothing folds and creases.
Also just start hoarding scans of fashion magazines RIGHT NOW, something like Gothic and Lolita Bible. I believe archive.org has some ancient fashion
mags somewhere, but I haven't tried it yet. lolibrary.org has a lot of fluffy dresses from different brands which you can then google and find highres pictures from.
>furries
Can't help with that, sorry, ask in /fag/ (furry art general) on this board. I wish you success brother/sister/whoever you are
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What would you call this art style? If you look for 3d minimalist on google you get nothing similar. The same goes for cel shaded. I was looking for another game that had this look but I can't remember its name.

The games are Antichamber and Manifold Garden
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>>7174411
indie slop.
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>>7167880
Do the morpho books have a specific order? Or do I just read them in publication date order?
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>>7170565
Anything over 640 x 360 is not worth worrying about keeping it "low res". Even 640 x 360 is pushing it because its on that obscure line between too high res for pixel art and not enough res for hand drawn unless it's god tier like Blasphemous.

For your example I would draw the assets in 4x 16:9 resolution then align them on a spritesheet.

You could also parallax map it and add collison if you're like me and hate spritesheets but you'll lose real time 2d lighting that engines like godot offer
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>>7174411
technical/engineering drawing
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When painting, do you let your brush's size be affected by pen pressure?

Wasn't answered last thread. :(
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>>7174949
I do. It acts more like a real brush if you enable it. The bristles on a real brush get more spread out as you press harder.
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I don't know if I got brain damage in the last years or something but I can't tell anymore what I like, movies, art, whatever it's like I can recognize value and stuff but if I start thinking about a game I like, for example, I'm fucking blank
How the fuck do I fix this? Is it that I'm burned out on media or something?
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Would it be retarded to try to make a webcomic on Ms paint because I'm too poor and stupid to use anything else? I thought about doing this since they recently added layers
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>>7172140
if you want views, is better to get retweeted, times matter shit if nobody sees your shit, trendhopping helps with this
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would it be helpful to branch out a bit and study and practice the anatomy of non-human animals?
not a furry btw
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Alright Fuckos, I know one of you knows how to do this

in PS

I want to make a brush that is soft when I press lightly and hard when I press hard. Not opacity, not flow, just soft and hard. googling this shit is like pulling teeth so I thought I'd ask here

whoever gives me the right answer gets virtual head
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>>7175840
Depends on what you're studying and what your goals are.

Animal and human anatomy is, fundamentally identical. A lot of the same muscle groups in roughly the same areas. Studying that helps you make informed decisions in creature design.

If the branch of art you're interested in has you painting animals, study them and how they work. I wouldn't say its a fundamental, but its not a waste of time

>>7175807
Yes kind of? There are so many freeware options, not to mention just pirating shit. Unless you plan on getting really friendly with ms paint it would probably be better to grab Krita or Gimp or CSP/PS off a torrent

>>7175471
Probably friend. Check your mental health. Not enjoying things is both a sign of burnout and apathy. Slowing down on media consumption and investing yourself in something very deep in content will allow you to enjoy media more. The more you invest in a book/movie/show, oftentimes the more enjoyment you get out of it
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In this video of Toriyama drawing Goku and being interviewed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y42oRITnDMg

...What is he using to do the first, rough sketch? It looks like a mechanical pencil but can anyone tell? Thanks.
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>>7167880
What mango this from? Thread died before I could ask. Author is female apparently and has 4 series running?
warosu.org/ic/thread/7175132
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>>7175974
God I hope that becomes me.
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>>7175974
Himawari: Kenichi Legend
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>>7167914
In most of them you will have the "print zone" that is a zone, a street, in your city, common know for have multiple print stores, most of them are located close to universities, specially if they have art, design, architecture deparments.
I usually went to some in my city close to an faculty of design and architecture, and look there for samples. Usually they offer some paper finishes such as the traditional glossy or opaque ones, glossy are better for illustrations, papers are usually from cheap to black and white text like 75grs, or more like 150grs that are good for images full color.

The thing is that if you go to the store people will tell you, the options, if you dont know, so that solve all your problems, they will show you the different papers, and you will see some prints there because they always have some to show.
Regarding the rgb-cmyk thing. I'm gonna explain it very simple to you: CMYK works with the inks for print, is a substractive things, RGB are just light on screens, aditive.
So for your example with that person, CMYK works better because you use colors that will be direct to transfer to the printer medium, but, it happens that some prints stores just convert the RGB to CMYK, and that's it, or not, will need to tell the people the color profile, most of the store will use some CMYK related thing.
So where is the problem? could be a lot of things, usually, usually, differences happen because the creator of the image has his monitor with bad calibration, the colors, because some people work with a lot of brightness and constrast, some monitors have "profiles" that change the color profile, in TV's is more common, like "sports", "movies", "games" profiles, PC monitors have some for default too, so that could affect. Some online websites offer simple ways to make a standard calibration. Windows, by default, has his own that you can use, that helps (dont remember where but you can look on google). That's enough to adjust most of that.
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>>7176008
sorry in the firt line i mean "in most of the cities".
If you happen to have some friends or know some people that study design related carrers, or architecture, ask them and they will tell you stores and ways to do it correctly because they have a lot of practive on that.

If not, you can always go and ask the print store what color profile they use and look the samples. That's really the best option and the more secure.
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>>7168039
read a book, you can't go more visual than that, because most of the videos are poorly made and have little image reference, proper art history books have plenty of images better explained and more fast to digest, yes more fast than videos.
I suggest read the books and check in your library the art books focused on images, they are plenty with full color proper printed images.
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>>7169052
dont really know but you can always build them yourself, is very easy, just stick some paper or some more thick material, like cardboard, paint them white, a cold light, that's it, for the background just buy some white paper, you have a fairly generous price range in most places.
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>>7169167
si eres mexicano te respondo en español, aportando de mi experiencia dibujando tanto tiempo.
Lo más importante pero mucho es la altura de la mesa, solo por ese aspecto elegiría la primera porque no sabes la influencia que tiene la altura en el flujo de trabajo.
Si has pasado varios años usando pc lo habrás notado, una altura incorrecta te provoca presiones molestas en las extremidades, desde los antebrazos a los dedos por partes o grupos enteros, por muy pequeñas que puedan ser, son acumulativas, entonces en algún momento te molestarán más.
La altura regulable te salva de toda esa porquería.

Si tienes menos presupuesto lo mejor sería irte por lo local y buscar alguien que haga muebles en tu región, y cotizar por uno, yo tengo un señor que literalmente trabaja en la feria libre de mi barrio, y hace a pedido, basta que le marques las medidas y como son muebles simples casi cualquier persona que haga muebles podrá hacerlo.
Lo ideal es tener la altura con tus brazos a 90 grados, si no te has percatado pues empieza, fíjate cómo se comporta la presión en tus manos en tus escritorios-mesas de uso diario, y sabrás rapidamente si debiesen ser más o menos altas. Las muñecas no debieran tener presión de estar apoyándose en la mesa, o de extensión porque estén algo más arriba, deben estar perfectamente reposando sin esfuerzo ni presión, en toda la zona, la muñeca los antebrazos y los hombros.
Basicamente quejate mucho pensando en eso e irás notando el detalle de la altura perfecta, si no puedes ajustar la mesa, eligue la más estandar cercana a tí y tu altura sentado, y mira tu silla, si es que la puedes cambiar o no. Si y estás bien sentado en la silla sin problemas entonces enfócate en el escritorio-mesa.
Mandarla a hacer también te soluciona lo del tamaño porque la haces a tu gusto, si es de madera y simple te debería salir relativamente barato.
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>>7167880
I don't know where to start studying anatomy. I am not a total beginner, I have done many still life drawings and technical drawings, but I don't know where to start studying the human figure. Could someone recommend a book to get me started?
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>>7176092
hey, i also started studying anatomy recently and my way of practicing is studying 3d models from sketchfab and drawing them accurately from different angles, i use stonehouse anatomy notes book as a guide for what part of the body study next
i also asked someone more experienced(meow25meow3) and pic related was his answer
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I'm thinking of streaming from Procreate on my iPad, and I have everything set up from a technical side as far as I know. Any tips for prepping my iPad or best practices? I just want the least risk of doxxing myself because I'm sharing the whole screen. I'm thinking all I can do is close all other apps and turn on Do Not Disturb so I don't get any texts. Other than that I guess I can't export or else it would show some of my contacts' info in the share screen, right?
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>>7175997
Thank you
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What's a free alternative to photoshop? Or any free drawing software with decent sized resolution since IM FUCKING BROKE DAMN
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>>7175854
>The more you invest in a book/movie/show, oftentimes the more enjoyment you get out of it
Yeah I haven't been able to invest myself into anything in the last five years or so. I just get hyper interested while I'm consuming the content but as soon it's over it doesn't leave me anything. This goes for drawing too, if I have to think about something my mind keeps going back to the faded memories of what I liked as a teen. Everything is boring. Everything is predictable. Nothing really grasps me. Probably back then I dug too deep with constant 2deep4u stuff exposure and coming up with the result that nothing really matters in the end, all the phylosophy and search for meaning is ultimately a coping mechanism to mask the fact that most times you just don't have a choice and you have to eat shit kind of poisoned me
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>>7176258
most streaming softwares have an option to just stream a specific app so even when u switch what u see on your screen it will still stream the app you chose
as far as i know when streaming something like photoshop even some of the menus are hidden when doing this
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>>7176212
Thank you! I'll do that
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where do you guys go for environmental reference now that google images is essentially useless because of ai?
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can someone help me identify what is gwen hairstyle called? I asked gpt, it said that her hairstyle is bob with braided twisted crown, but when I search that one, the result was a bunch of sheboon with sheboon braided hairstyle.
I want to know what those twisted pretzel looking bang is called so that I could draw her fanart
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>>7176335
Krita
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>>7177202
They are spiral twintails like Kasane Teto has. Sometimes called "drill hair" or "twin drills" on boorus, "ringlets" in hairstyling lingo.
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>>7177215
yeah that's the one! I think amy from soulcalibur also have this drill hairstyle. thanks anon, thank you so much
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>>7176335
pirated photoshop
pirated CSP
krita

Unless you use the more niche tools they'll all do just about the same things relatively well, and any skills you learn in one will translate over once you get used to the different keybinds and whatnot
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>>7177210
>>7177296
Never heard of krita, gonna look it up
Hope it's not some chink junkware
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I don't know anymore why I draw
Why do you draw?
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What are some effective demoralization techniques
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>>7177463
Looking in a mirror
Making an account in any social media to post art you make
Wanting to become a professional artist and actually making a living out of it
Browsing /ic/
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I want to draw but i don't do it.
Should i change that? I'm just so tired all the time.
I don't keep my dreams realistic so i'd like to draw for a living if possible one day.
I don't do it at all though. Like i've drawn for an hour or less this week. I realize this renders my dream infeasible at best.

I'm such a loser man
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>>7177499
>I'm such a loser man
Everyone here is man. Everyone.
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>>7177519
At least they draw and get better. I just doompost and lurk
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when you learn to draw something, it is better to do it on digital or traditional?
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How the hell do i respond to criticism man, I like it when people do that, but will i come off as weird? Or will just ignoring the do? Or should i just look them in the eyes and make out with them?
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>>7177532
It's ok anon. I'm a huge antishitpost guy, but sometimes, someplaces, it's ok to be an ass. Don't be too hard on yourself man
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>>7177568
Trad
>>7177573
Don't worry about that, just do whatever you want. People automatically assume you're a weirdo just because you draw stuff already
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>>7177578
I want to do better and the inability to do it is killing me
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>>7177597
Then just sit down and try to do something man. Do it now.
Half an hour it's fine
And do yourself a favor, don't come here a couple days, ok?
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>>7177499
>Should i change that
only you can answer that question. I used to be terribly lazy about drawing, but over time I worked on my work ethic and thought more about how much time I've wasted and realized - in a deeper way, not just some superficial thought - that I do not want to live with the regret of not at least trying to get good at art. if you truly want to do it, take the gradual steps to improve your chances
>I'm just so tired all the time
try to figure out why that is, if you don't already know. I don't know what your day-to-day life is like, but perhaps you, like I have done in the past, self-sabotage by opting to play vidya all day, browse 4chan, YouTube, other social media all day. seek out and try various methods, the pomodoro technique, the 5 minute rule, read productivity books, meditate, etc. and
>I'm such a loser man
don't be too hard on yourself. I know it's not necessarily easy, but it would do you some good to try to look at yourself as if you were a loved one. if you had a child, for instance, who had the goal of becoming a professional artist but was lazy, you wouldn't call them a loser. be honest to but understanding of yourself.
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Is there honestly an age-related cutoff for getting pro-tier?
I feel like most people I see making sub-par stuff are 25+. Do those people just give up on criticizing their work towards improvement or is there some real biological reason?
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>>7178175
>I feel like most people I see making sub-par stuff are 25+
the vast majority of art made is sub-par, you just don't see it
>Do those people just give up on criticizing their work towards improvement or is there some real biological reason?
assuming by "some real biological reason" you're talking about the brain, as far as I can tell, no one - certainly not anyone on /ic/ - really knows the limits of IQ, brain matter/neurological make-up, and people's full potential to make conventionally good and compelling art. sure it can be harder to learn art at an older age, but realistically most people also have a sub-par approach to improving their art. you also have to consider a person's obligations as an adult and the fact that they simply don't have the time they likely did as a child. presumably you're ultimately asking to get some clarity about your own prospects, in which case you can only know your full potential by giving yourself the best chance possible to become pro-tier and not make any excuses.
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>>7167880
I worry about lack of creativity. I think about ideas for characters, settings, and stories I want to tell with my art, but nothing really clicks. The few ideas I do like I feel are too similar to my inspirational artists, so it'd be like copying them. What is the best way to become more creative, have interesting characters, and actually "tell a story" with my illustrations?
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Would it be a good idea to just post new art on your first social, or post older art to start?
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>>7179021
that depends on the purpose(s) for your social media and potentially the quality and/or style of your older art compared to your newer art, and only you know that at this point.
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are there any alcohol markers for poorfags that dont suck
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>>7179026
Posting SFW mostly. I know people like seeing artists’ progress, yet just posting new art feels safer. Also I kind of want to make NSFW again when I get certain techniques down. That won’t be for a while though.
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>>7179041
>I know people like seeing artists’ progress, yet just posting new art feels safer
if you're doing it to satisfy your audience and potentially gain more of an audience - which is totally fine, as far as I'm concerned - you could look at the habits of other artists in the same niche as you to gauge what the norm on that is. though if you know your audience would like to see it more than most artists show their old stuff, by all means post it more. worst case scenario, you post your old stuff a few times and get considerably less engagement than when you just posted your new stuff, in which case you can adjust your posting habits.
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>>7179050
I see, I’ll have to consider my niche more and go on from there. And although it’ll be newer stuff mostly, I’ll post a select few older drawings at some point. Probably to show progress or illustrate something. Thanks for the advice!
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I don't know how to draw hair. I hate how I draw hair. How do I draw hair.
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>>7180060
>I hate how I draw hair
show us an example and explain your process a little
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>>7180060
Here's some tuts I put together about hair. The key for me is to think of hair as 3D masses chunked up into the major regions (bangs, sides, back of the head)
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My art practice is running on fumes and I really think I need to start making comics or something to rekindle my passion. What would be the most baby-tier, can't-possibly-fuck-this-up type of story project for me to start?
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>>7180207
Adapting a short story like Little Red Riding Hood or something. Very common project for students.
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How do you make body highlights like pic related?
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In this image, why are the shadows of the blue scarf more desaturated than the side that's in light? The light is more warm and the ambient light is sky blue, so shouldn't the shadow side be getting more saturation?
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How many alts do you guys use? I want to start over with a new alias because I'm bored, and then practice getting a following on new aliases like a speedrun.
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How does he retouch vegeta skin so well or at all ? I’d paint bucket the whole project but I want to redub and colour in yakub and make them black and Asians and shit
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>>7180499
Overlay layer mode, use it.
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I'm looking to commision a page border design thats somewhat flexible. I want a static subject in the corners, and I want the repeating pattern border to adjust according to my page size.
but I have no idea what file type I would ask a designer for so that I could use it on multiple projects.
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>>7169748
/fit/ here. Its a complex, assuming a thin subject, its the under development of the abdominal core, and overdevelopment of the hip flexors, a muscle that goes through the body and attaches to the spine.
bad situps/lots of leg lifts/ running with no abs

the abs sit on top of this muscle and if they're under developed you get vagina bones.
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>>7180442
textured brush, that's all
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>>7180491
probably you are a kid, but yeah no serious guy use alt because is retarded, you are taking extra steps, or, a more fitting analogy, you are reseting the game everytime instead of just pause or use a save state, completely retarded.
You use a second account to extend the range of drawings and topics and nothing else, that's why the meta is sfw-nsfw account if you want to try that, because anything else is retarded and just shot yourself in the feets, you kill your grow, the reach, all over again each time.
Also divide yourself in multiple styles is stupid unless they are very particular areas, lets say digital drawings vs analog paintings or portraits, yeah completely different end points, so is fine, but another account for just yourself drawing the same again.... or trying to change your style... yeah you are a kid playing the social media shit, or a beg trying to cope, because in that time that you are loosing numbers, you could just, you know, improve your technique and people will look the improvement over time in your account, you could use that to make redrawings and easy fast drawings to keep the upload consistency, yeah.
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>>7180516
If I may take a guess, they may not have to be under developed, unless you're using that word to describe something that may be worked on, just not to an extent of the rest of the body, you could achieve the vagina bones with a strong abdominal core by simply working on your abs. In magic the gathering terms, give a 0/2 creature a +4/+4 to make them a 4/6.
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>>7180526
Nah I went from 300 followers to 1.4k followers but it was just over one artwork that blew up and I don't really like my current following. My art only gets like 20-100 likes now.
So I think, if I can get an account to blow up like that again and consistently get 1k follows that means my work is actually good, ya know? I won't repost stuff.
Also NSFW/SFW alts are for pussies. I want to pretend to be someone else.
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>>7180530
no. the vagina bones disappear with development b/c the hip flexor is very deep relative to the abdominals. you could also get away with extremely undeveloped obliques and slightly developed abs, but just about any development will cover it up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKqE6qGlJ_0
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>>7180558
see this girl with almost no development
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>>7180537
hmm, is valid then, but consider that change your alias completely is, yeah, you are missing the part that images keep on the internet under the alias so the more you have the more instances of passive reach you have, specially if you draw things like fanart that people could possibily come again to search even if years pass (i have some old drawings that have gained like 20k views over the years just because people see those fandoms all the time over the years, without having to do anything on my part ), so getting a new alias stop the passive grow that you were building. 1K is really not much to consider anything, but if you consider that you could do it again, i dont see the problem.
If you still want to do it is ok, i recommend you trying to go more simple an fast in the new style and if you can grow with that, you will gain double because you gain time and invest. And the market is very wide so with a little appeal and correct reach you can make simple shit and grow even faster because you will made more drawings.
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>>7180560
but this girl with even a little development it goes away except in extreme cut.
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>>7180568
this girls a bit of a freak but shes the rare abs and vagina bones. b/c she has the undeveloped obliques. you can clearly see the delineations between the hip flexor, the external oblique, and the Rectus abdominus.
but precisely the prominant ridge of the Hip flexor where it protrudes from within the hipbones, over the front of the hip and attaches and creates a ridge next to the leg insertions. and this ridge is in line with the crease between the ab rectus and the oblique
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>im trying to apply Bridgman to draw this furry girl
Am i over thinking stuff?
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>>7180597
its location is called the inguinal fold
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>>7180597
Vagina bones? Isn't that called mermaid line?
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>>7180597
noted. Thanks for clearing that hypothesis up.
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This is a scam right?
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>>7180598
Sauce?
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>>7180889
I have a suspicion that it it the same guy that tried to scam me on twitter the same day. It was the "hey, I sent you 3000 dollars but you'll have to pay a fee of 50 dolars to receive them " sceme. What are the chances of receiving such generous /shady offerings on the same day
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>>7180889
>>7180893
Now that I think about this, it's obvious and funny at the same time.
His name is like the most typical name for a regular english-speaking white guy, imagine something like Tom Miller, yet his english is even worse than mine.
It's like having a Mark James as you partner on tech support and the first thing you hear is a thick indian accent lol. It's so obvious now.
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>>7180891
Herbivore highschool
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i'm gonna start my journey by heavily referencing pieces i like, and by heavily referencing i mean tracing
surely this will help me in practicing this skill
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>>7180476
Shadows on planes that point towards the sky get tinted by the ambient light, but shadow planes that point downwards do not. Generally they are tinted by the light reflected by the ground, which tends to be brown. Warm brown + cool blue = neutral gray. Could also just be a stylistic choice from the artist. The image has an overall warm tint so maybe he just put warm shadows because he felt that it fit the theme.
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what's the difference between a 3000X3000 canvas with 72 DPI and a 3000X3000 canvas with 1200 DPI
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>>7182208
DPI is just the ratio of the pixels to the ink dots-per-inch that the printer uses. The physical size of the print changes, that's it.
Some DPI dependent effects like screen tones will look bad if the DPIs don't match.
DPI only changes the pixel resolution if you use physical page size template like A4 or 8x12 inches or whatever, If you're not printing stuff you don't need to worry about it at all, just use the default DPI and select a pixel resolution rather than a physical dimension template.
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>>7182247
feels like DPI setting should be selected on the printer then, not in the drawing software
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>>7177176
Yandex. Even their web search engine got vastly better results; or more like google got worse over the years...
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>>7181207
My guy, just do it without tracing. You'll train your observation skills and may do a better job than you expected
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>>7177580
why is better on traditional anon? if I have the chance to do it on digital directly isn't better?
if not... why not?
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how do if I know if I'm practicing incorrectly and teaching myself the wrong things?
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>>7183008
if you are going to do self learning then you are supposed to already know the learning methods that you use and work best for you, also you have a critical mind well enough to understand critical parts of the learning process like the basic "i'm fucking it up" or the "i dont know what the fuck i'm doing", based in your learning methods. If dont then you are just wasting your time or you never pay attention to yourself in school.
Most capable people can teach themselves the basic stuff because they already have a basic comparison method based on simple try-error-compare, then use their common learning methods to the topic, you know like any other thing that you learnt on school but without the grades part.
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can anybody help me track down a pair of booklets with bunch of advice and tips on how to draw?
they were roughly the size of a cd jewel case with no more than 30 pages each, one was about drawing people and other about objects (cars, buildings)
had them as a kid and they were translated, so no clue what terms to search with, but one thing i remember for sure is in the people one foreshortening was explained with a person from below as if he's landing with a parachute
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bump
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>>7167880
How do I deal with my Twitter account that I never used, but is possibly a danger to leak my info?
I heard deactivating it will only open the nickname for someone else to use.
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>>7169611
Morpho books are more straight to the point
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How do you keep from getting so angry at your shit work that you delete it and all your other wips?
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How do I use Ai to curate my art style? After scrolling and learned that some of my fav artist died young, I want to create a robot that resembles myself.
should I draw every single pose individually, different weight linearts and painting colors separately so the AI will learn to create new artwork based on my permissible art?
Which AI that could do this?
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>>7188385
>Wasting your precious time on earth worrying about how your art is seen when you are dead
Lol. Just like make art bro.
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>>7167880
is it frowned upon to 1-to-1 copy a ref image pose when doing a commission?
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>>7189081
yes, but normies wouldn't know
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>>7188385
get off your horse napoleon. nobody will care about your art after your death, at most and that's if you are not a beg your relatives will create a page to sell aislop and profit from it, but they probably won't manage to profit.
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How do I draw a straight diagonal line while drawing in Krita? shift only works for 90 degree angles, Photoshop has Ctrl for it.
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>>7167880
who can I check for cool comic/inking art of a jungle/forest environment?
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>>7189318
Switch to the line tool or hold down the L key before you make a stroke to temporarily invoke the line tool. Start your brush stroke, then hold shift and it should snap in 15 degree increments.
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>>7189322
So it only is possible with the line tool? No way of doing it while still having brush tool selected like in PS?
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>>7168039
punchable face
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>>7189081
No, nobody cares
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>>7189324
It will automatically switch back to the brush tool if you do it via the invocation feature. I think the default might actually be the V key, not L like I claimed before, sorry. You can change the keybindings in Configure > Canvas Input Settings
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>>7167880
Why is gesture in modern artbooks this wiggly woo mystical thing but in older books like Loomis or asian how to draw books it's pretty much a stickman
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>>7189689
It's the shift for me, just checked, for some reason I thought it was doing only 90 degrees, but it's any angle. Maybe because I had default profile before? Now I set photoshop profile.
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Where can I find references for things like gestures and poses? And I mean moving ones, not models that sit.
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>>7191743
The standard practice for animators is to film themselves. If it's too difficult to find something in films and yt, film yourself
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Do people pay commissions done in Ms paint?
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>>7191806
If the art is nice then yeah
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>>7191743
Here is a great reference channel with hundreds of videos of fighting moves and character acting: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqeI_GYUEzbtbPyTccs7MKA
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Question: I love to draw but I want to focus on learning to draw sexy pinup art cause it's fun but also could earn some money on the side.

At work I have a pocket sketchbook and a ballpoint pen/sometimes pencil.

How can I use these to better myself at pinups when I have spare time to draw?
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is there an alternative to baraag for lolisho
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When I switch to line tool while in brush mode via shortcut, the angle of the stroke always snaps to something specific instead of moving smoothly. When I use line tool by straight up selecting it, I have no issue with it, the line doesn't snap. How do I make it stop snapping when in brush mode?
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>>7193177
Don't hold shift
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>>7193182
Then I won't be able to switch to line tool on the fly
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>>7193183
Hmm, since you're using the Photoshop shortcut scheme, try holding ctrl at the same time.
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>>7193211
Holding key alongside shift cancels the line tool, i tried ctrl and alt
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>>7192577
Do figure drawings whenever you get a little bit of free time.
You can do any of the reccomended books like Bridgman or just use websites like quickposes or pinterest to find models and poses to draw. Also find some anatomy books to copy and study.
That's basically all you need if you want to learn to draw sexy pinups. Pencil and ball point pen are great tools. You can look up some tutorials to learn to do very light sketches with both so you learn to not stop every 5 seconds to erase what you did wrong and just keep drawing over your mistakes. And that's basically eat have fun.
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>>7193217
Try pressing shift first, pen down to place the starting point, then ctrl.
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>>7193226
It worked! Thank you anon!
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>>7167880
There's something wrong with the heads in picrel.
I have no idea what's it it tho because I'm /beg/
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>>7193614
Lmfao an /asg/ retard is getting paid for drawing trannime shit
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>>7193721
>/asg/
Yeah it really feel like someone from there drew the poster, just look at that blond's face.
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a question. Is it generally agreed on AI art is pretty limited and won't be able to replace or devalue a true master? I feel like this is true, but I wanted everyone else's thoughts here
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>>7193858
Rent free
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>>7193878
What?
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>>7193614
>>7193721
>>7193787

I cannot tell you how much it hurts to enjoy this series and realize that the production for a slice of life spin off "slime dairies" has WAY better production quality, in terms of animation, fight scenes, little movements, and most of all CHARACTER MODELS. Why the fuck did the spin off get so much love and season 3 which is running RIGHT NOW looks so shoddy in comparison.
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>>7167880
Why do you call the AIDS shot a vaccine when it doesn't prevent anything?
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What's the point of drawing if nobody, not a single person loves my work?
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Is it worth making a patreon or subscribestar?
I have a Fanbox, but I’m contemplating abandoning it in favor of one of the two.
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>>7194495
Point of drawing just like any other hobby is to engage in something you enjoy.
So even If no one else enjoys your work, you still have personal enjoyment as a motivator.

If you’re set on getting others to like your art, it really just takes time & effort on your part to both improve and properly market yourself. But desu, until you’re at a point where drawing becomes more a means of finding work, I don’t think You should have to worry about others enjoyment, just focus on your own/try to have fun with it.
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>>7194192
Season 3 is a joke, 6 episodes of meetings and most viewers already dropped it.
People watch this anime for the action not for the world building and politics.
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>>7194495
If your goal is to have others liking, you have to sellout. Research their tastes and what art they like then study it.
Otherwise just do whatever the fuck you want and hope for the best.
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What should I study if I want to make comics (not capeshit, no webtoons)? My current plan is to do studies of bargue plates and my favorite comic/manga pages. Is there anything else I can add?
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What are some good youtube channels (or other places) that have entire videos of good artists making art start to finish? It's kind of silly but I've been just playing stuff from super ani muted in the background, and I find that when I feel like taking a break just glancing at the screen and seeing the fucker still drawing fills me with determination to keep going.
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This is not an "art" question, but I'm not sure where else to ask.
My cat recently passed away and I'd like to make a little framed memorial piece for her. My idea is to take a piece of black backing (satin?), and then arrange all of the fallen whiskers that I'm finding all over in a pattern that matched her whiskers, and then sandwich between a glass and a firm backing.
Any ideas on the best way to start? Should I look into flower pressing? Can I just get two pieces of glass and a piece of black cloth to get it to work? do you think I should use a black frame, or get it painted to her green eye color?
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Why do people commission art?
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Is artists n clients a good place to get commissions?
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What happened to /trad/?
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Any good places to find normal outfits and fashion for reference?
My knowledge of fashion is only for hoe shit. I don't know what normal people were.
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will learning how to draw cure my depression?
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What is the best way to get an arthoe gf?
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>>7196274
be a tall, handsome, rich progressive who's good at art - nothing to it
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Does realistic art come first or cartoon art?
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>>7196328
>first
first for what? for whom?
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>just wanna draw coom.
>no reason for drawing other than coom.
>no inspiration or ideas other than coom.
Pretty sure it's beyond fucking over for me, but how do I fix my fried brain and get dopamine like a regular jackass?
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>>7196334
The first in existence.
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Would buying replica or actual skulls/skeletons be worth it when studying animal anatomy?
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>>7196452
you shouldn't feel bad for drawing what you like (yes, even coom), but if you're tired of it and want to do something else, you get creative ideas from real world experiences. go out and do something with your life. try new foods, new hobbies, new places, new people, etc. find a passion or interest that even remotely clicks with you and start there. test the waters and find out if you like it enough to make it your thing. not liking it? find something else and repeat the process until you do.
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>>7196738
>Touch grass
Trite ass tranny kill yourself
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>think about drawing
>have ideas, can visualize fine
>get to drawing
>no ideas, can't even visualize an apple

Why
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>>7195818
Google maps
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Ipad doesn't want to work since it's very old. Should I just get a drawing tablet for my PC at this point? I'm not sure if I want a tablet to draw on so it can be portable or to have it connected to my PC.

Also what are the best drawing tablets?
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Is it okay to have an unrealistic dream?

I'd like nothing more than to draw for a living but i realize that i'm being a dumb fucking retard for having aspirations like that. I don't even draw for an hour a week because i'm a dumb self-defeating loser. People who have been drawing for the past 12 years struggle with work so why should someone like me be able to suddenly change my ways and do it? The truth is that i'm probably just like most people and can do no better than 9-5 wageslavery retail work for the next 50 years.

I'll try it regardless just because i really want to but i realize i'm being an idiot and a stupid cunt.
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>>7197221
first of all, please stop with the self-deprecation. you are truly not doing yourself any favors there. secondly, I don't know your worldview and sense of morality, but there's certainly the question of whether the pursuit of your artistic aspirations might conflict with obligations - or even other important aspirations, for that matter - which you have. only you know what those might be, but if you yourself at least believe certain things to be obligations, and your artistic aspirations are getting in the way of them, then obviously that would be bad. beyond that, you are free to use your leisurely time however you like. that said, you would do well to think long and hard about your long-term self and whether you will regret your decisions 5, 10, 15, etc. years down the line. as far as I can tell no one knows the future, so all you can do is do your best to reason about your future self and try to make the best decisions in the moment. being realistic is not a bad trait to have, but if you enjoy making art then striving to reach an unrealistic goal can still be very meaningful.
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>>7197238
I'm not going for wife or kids and i have no obligations other than taking care of my pets and making enough to support myself sorta(still in that grace period where i live with mommy so no rent).

As far as self-satisfaction goes that's the only thing i ever actually wanted. I was just always(and still am, sorta) too defeatist to actually get into it. But like, out of all the things that you could do, that's the one that i want to do. Of course that might change in the future which is why i really really should give it an earnest try just to actually see what is it like and then make an educated decision whether i actually want it or not.

That being said nothing bad could come out of trying to further my skills as a hobby, which even now i'm not doing at all.
>So maybe you just don't like drawing
I like it when i'm actually doing it. I'm just depressed or whatever so i'm not really doing much ever in general.
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>>7197253
>But like, out of all the things that you could do, that's the one that i want to do. Of course that might change in the future which is why i really really should give it an earnest try just to actually see what is it like and then make an educated decision whether i actually want it or not.
at least broadly, I was on a similar boat as you. out of high school I got the urge to make compelling, beautiful art. I sucked at it, felt very uncomfortable/unfamiliar with the process, and had other hobbies I had staked a good amount of time into, so I ended up qutting shortly after picking it up. but the idea kept coming back to me, for whatever reason; I found that the desire to make beautiful, compelling art was something that had formed in me deep down. so after an eventual four year hiatus I took the practice back up. I had made some progress in terms of my character and work ethic, to the point that I could more consistently practice. I have still had many days of not enjoying the process, but I have gotten to the point where I enjoy it in general. I think I just needed to get more familiar with the practice and see some progress, to see that I could actually improve if I stuck with it. so if you enjoy it, and it brings meaning to your life, and no other obligations are hindering you, then I would think you have the green light to keep doing it.
>I'm just depressed
I really wish I could give you meaningful advice, but I feel like that can readily be found elsewhere. I have something of a neurotic temperament myself, and the best thing that has worked for me is to be (in some sense) schizophrenic about my moods, to try to realize that they are temporary, that they are there but do not have to be "me," regardless of how immediate and severe they appear. also, having some humility and taking what you can get - say, drawing consistently three days a week, if previously you've only managed to do it for one or two - as wins can have profound effects.
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>>7197283
>so if you enjoy it, and it brings meaning to your life, and no other obligations are hindering you, then I would think you have the green light to keep doing it.
At this point i'm gonna do it regardless because i would feel too stupid if i didn't after yapping so much.
Regarding the depression stuff, yea you gotta stick with small wins. If you can get those consistently, that's a big win right there.
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>>7197304
>At this point i'm gonna do it regardless because i would feel too stupid if i didn't after yapping so much.
worst case scenario, you realize you don't like it. perhaps that might seem like time wasted, but if you hadn't tried it you wouldn've never known and perhaps lived with the regret of that ignornace. the sooner you try, the sooner you can move on to something else that you will find meaningful, assuming drawing doesn't pan out for you.
>Regarding the depression stuff, yea you gotta stick with small wins. If you can get those consistently, that's a big win right there.
exactly. not to make this about me, but again I used to be very unindustrious in the past. now, for the better portion of a year, I have managed to draw every day for over 30 minutes. the point being that I used to be very pessimistic about my potential to do that and often felt like I was stuck with my laziness. but I ultimately kept an optimistic mindset and gradually got to where I'm at now. so I don't think you're a hopeless case yourself, anon. whatever you end up choosing, I wish you the best of luck.
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anyone know any focused/structured online art communities? local figure drawing venue closed so I'm looking for something similar online, 1-2 times a week. I've tried discords before but ideally I want something a bit more organized, since discords without any clear goal tend to just turn into group chats. (not necessarily bad, just not what I'm looking for)
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>>7195818
Random Flickr photos
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>>7192290
Thanks!
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>>7167880
what is FOTM and how do i find it? i wanna hop on trends and make shitty loop animations
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are there examples of games that don't use pixelated or chibi graphics that are hand drawn?
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>>7189314
>>7189504

yes but you run the risk of the people who know the original embarrassing you by calling you out under your comments if it's posted publicly.
If it's private and the customer wanted the specific pose I don't see why not.
Maybe try moving the camera to get a different angle on the same pose.
Personally I don't do it but fuck it, get that money anon. Just dont get caught
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if i'm learning a new thing to draw, it is better to do it directly on digital if I have the chance? if is, why? if not, why?
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Does anyone know a good examples of concept art portfolio. And by good I mean one with which a person was hired by a big studio.
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>>7198891
stay glued to social media and make it a point to watch big showcase events/trailers/releases to catch potential hype trains (ex: popular webtoons, games, movies, tv shows, etc.). sometimes things just become huge out of nowhere and can't be predicted, so you'll just have to jump on the bandwagon with everyone else as it happens.

>>7199375
it doesn't matter what medium you learn on, as long as it's what you're wanting to use in the end. no point in doing either digital or trad if you're only going to use the other. if you're doing a mix, you're more than likely starting on trad, scanning sketches/line art, then moving to digital to finalize. the answer should be clear there.
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>>7197213
you could buy a new tablet, just stick to apple or samsung that are the best for drawing and have almost zero competition in the tablet's market.
For just pc... you are good with any mid tier price, of the well know brands: wacom, huion, xp-pen, buy according to your budget, you can't go wrong with those brands (as long as they are mid or high tier products, dont buy the ones of their cheap range, i will said... less than 60usd, yeah, the cheapest wacom is like that range, and in the other brands you find x2 the size and the quality of drawing is the same, so check the range of prices in your particular country)
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are thick lines and "sculpting" the drawing crutches that keep you stagnant? think laying out the big shapes and going from there instead of neat, thin linework. I've heard both ways that some people just work better with shape, and Ive seen some say that its harmful to growth. I can get proportions and everything much more accurately when I can make those kind of big shapes, like direct painting, but I wonder if I should drop it and focus much more on building up slow deliberate lines first. I just did this as a rough sort of example to try to explain. I think I was only really able to do the pencil sketch because I had already approached it as shapes first.
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>>7199891
thank you for tips, ill keep them eyes peeled.
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How does one properly assess the origin and value of a painting with no identifiable artist signature?

I bought this really cool African looking painting from a thrift antique store, and I plan on never selling it, but as an avid antiques roadshow fan, I am curious as to if I overpaid or underpaid for it, if it’s valuable, and just generally any background information I can learn about it, what stylistic region or period it might have come from.

For some reason I think this is a really beautiful captivating painting, I don’t know why an artist wouldn’t sign it.

The only major clue I’ve been able to see is in the bottom left corner, which I circled in red. It simply says “Eritrea”, which I know is an African country. So that doesn’t tell me too much.
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>>7194728
Why don’t you study comics that are neither web toons or capeshit? I’m particularly fond of comics from 1900-1930.
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How important is it at Lightbox and CTN to have business cards and printed out portfolio. Do you just pass out your business cards like trading cards to everyone you meet?
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Anons, i want to buy a print on canvas
Francisco Goyas "Fight with Cudgels"
the problem is - its not popural enough to be sold on amazon ( i have bough "Garden of Earthly Delights" off the amazon, and i was lucky to find a decent print, although a little too dark )
so my question is, do you know a reliable place to buy a print, based in EU? ( i dont want to pay import taxes, and i dont trust some chiness no-name site )
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>>7199072
Cuphead?
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People who call characters that they designed "OC" are fucking faggots. How come?
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>>7201165
I mean, you're the one making that claim. perhaps you're right, but unless you can justify it, you can't rightly say that you know it to be true.
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>>7201166
>This is my OC, Mr. Faggot
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>>7167914
Could you try printing a really small version as a test first to see if the color is going to get messed up
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indecisive retard here.
please tell me what resolution i should use, what brush i should use and how i should adjust my pen pressure curve, so i can set and forget it and just draw. i'm using CSP and want to draw anime style.
am i good just using the default gpen?
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>>7201287
pyw NIGGER
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>>7201287
Find an artist that
>you like
>want to make work like theirs
>shares their brushes (ideally full resolution PSDs and/or workflow videos too)
Start by copying them and see how you like their brushes and workflows. Repeat for other artists you like. Take what works for you and use that to create your own personal workflow. You will have to customize and experiment with the brushes and tablet settings so they suit your preferences, there is no one-size-fits-all. Default gpen is a good starting point, a lot of popular brushes are just the default gpen with custom settings.
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loomis or keys to drtawing?
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When you guys draw, do you see what youre drawing in 3D space? I don't mean in your head, but on the paper/screen itself, a sort of optical illusion. I'm very much a beginner and had a couple experiences like this, wondering if anyone else had something same or similar
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n-not sure how to heal or recover a passion for art, after years lost being abused by overtly malignant predators who shamelessly exploit art and LGBT to wash their hostility and narcissism from whom I got scooped when they doxed me and feinted assistance requests. this is definitely cringe but my past self was empathetic and vulnerable from neurodivergence (low verbal expressiveness and persuasion; coerced to adapt in intoxicating linguistic). disturbing, if not traumatizing abuses rewired how I interpret art and platonic love, mayhaps ASD-like overliteral interpretation of visual space is a factor, but everything are random shapes and colors that more or less match human survival attachments, nevertheless meanings in generative ai.

they claim to be «artists», yet literally accused me of everything they have done to me while doing it themselves. I can’t join art discord channels, post on /ic/, or anything, because of DARVO, and I was never allowed to defend myself to begin with while they abused narcissistic mirroring to turn me into a meme, nail in coffin for the social anxiety of mine. last time I have discussed with them was over https://kadena.moe/thread?name=Pink-washing%20extreme%20internalized%20racism%20is%20the%20worst%20thing%20that%20happened%20to%20LGBT. and I didn't answer most of the gaslighting. Now I am just another grumpy autist, quick glance at their coalition, they still have infinite energy for virtue signaling, toxic positivity, and noise. >>>/biz/58624391

sorry for gloom and doom
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They were bombarding me with invert accusations long before I ever said anything explicit about them, while I was in a distressing psychosomatic state from all the incitement to suicide and intimidations. Somehow eventually I have recovered physically and financially. These cryptobros shill a project that does not even scale (literal big block obscurantism), they are salesman. I get it, this website is alligator water, I shouldn't expect decency nor emotional support.

Doodles of mine have always been high functioning trash, but now I have severe anhedonia. It's difficult to describe how bad this is without experiencing it. Everything is infinite abstract meaninglessness.
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>>7202094
>>7202250
shut the fuck up delusional retard and go see a mental health doctor because you’re clearly schizophrenic or out of touch with reality. get help. break the conditioning, consider this a sign, a wake up call, just go to the doctor right fucking now, you’re babbling nonsense. it’s not coherent English.
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keys to drawing or drawabox first?
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>>7202262
Thank you for the kind and empathetic answer. I don't have schizophrenia. Neurodivergence of mine does not impair my ability to maintain a coherent apprehension of material substrates. Nonetheless I have difficulty to translate inner world into conventional neurotypical information systems, and have impaired understanding of irregular, non-explicit grammatical structures.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5394165/

I understand, noisy narcissists like you, or them, operate on primitive cravings and can not be reasoned through meta-cognitive suggestions. You believe kindness is weakness and power is truth. And that you will never have to admit being wrong, even to yourself, when you can simply move goalpost, double down offenses on victims with cartoonish predatorial gaslighting, the "two wrongs make a right" mantra, or project your emotionally-driven rhetorics and extrinsic reward incentives. Eventually you fit perfectly into this primitive society. I am the oddball. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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My goal is to get okay at drawing dudes in medieval armor, fast. I am going to skip detailed anatomy and I'm not going to bother learning to draw women at all. Does that sound sensible or will I regret it?
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>>7202296
see but no, that’s the thing, apprehension of material substrates, that phrase doesn’t actually make any sense in this context. your grammatical syntax is the one that’s fucked up, weird and schizo sounding don’t you get that? intuitively I get what you’re saying when you’re rambling about “inner world being hard to verbalize” you’re saying it’s hard for you to appropriately articulate your thoughts in a neat and digestible way.

what I’m saying to you is, learn how to say what you have to say in a paragraph or less or STFU and keep it to yourself. people can even generally be fine with attention seeking behavior but at least make it coherent.
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>>7168039
Gardeners art throughout the ages libgen
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I can't ever get a grip if whatever practice I am doing is adding to my growth of lineart or not. I get the idea that visible growth is slow enough that it's not felt in real time, but it irks me. I hate the idea of an effort being wasted. Is this something I just need to get over and trust "the process" or is there a way to better guarantee that I learned something without any waste?
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This doesn't seem like a thread to ask about image editing. Where should I go for that?
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>>7202699
/gd/ although the board is rather slow
/wsr/ and /r/ has edit threads, people in there could probably help too
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>>7202718
thanks
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I couldn't find any other threads that seemed suitable to ask, so anyways:
Can anyone confirm that the CSP 3.0.4 torrent on rutracker is legit? I haven't installed it yet because Virustotal gives 18 fucking positives for its crack (none of them are very certain in pointing to a real virus/trojan, most are detecting VMProtect which is a code obfuscation tool), despite there being no complaints about trojans on the forum.
In comparison, the 1.19 torrent they have only gives about 7-9 generic positives, so I went with that initially (works fine, but I wanted to try the new versions for posing 3D models).
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Art frens, can being /fit/ benefit an artist in any way?
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>>7202981
yeah
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>>7202981
>Art frens, can drinking water benefit an artist in any way?
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>>7202981
Yes, your health is the basis for being able to draw.
The healthier you are the better and longer you'll be able to draw.
It's cumalative over time.
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>>7202981
I used to be /fit/ around 2019-20 and all of the time I spent researching exercises for different muscle groups means that I ended up acquiring some decent knowledge of the human anatomy, so yeah, kinda.
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>>7202995
b-but wawa is yucky ><
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I'm wondering what my study habits should look like - how much drawing from reference should a beginner do relative to everything else, if my goal is to draw from imagination?
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What size of paper should I paint on? I'd like to do an exhibition at some point, maybe sell some stuff. I usually just do A4, is that too small? Or is it best to vary sizes a bit and there is no perfect size?
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help ,_, what is the name of this font? ToT
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>>7203212
impact, you fucking infant
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What happened to the 2TB /ic/ Mega folder with all the pdfs, brushes, etc. Is there an alternative?
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>>7203253
I'm....only 25 bwos.... ;_;
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Should I finish my old sketches if I now don't like the fandom I was back then?
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>>7202981
alleviated a lot of my neck/back pain issues. Also lifting is just fun, you put in effort and get an expected positive return. Unlike art where you put in effort and anguish over whether or not you're really improving
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>>7203492
if you don't want to finish them, and no one's holding a gun to your head, then don't finish them. not to say you couldn't get something out of it, but you'd get just as much if not more out of doing a similar sketch of something you actually cared about.
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>>7202487
Oh then, how to heal anhedonia. PTSD is a trigger. I am already taking vitamin D and NALT supplements.
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Wasted entirety of my youth not drawing. Now i'm about to become a wagie with nothing at all going for me. Not even a cool hobby.
Shit sucks.

It might be over honestly.
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>>7195818
a website i use often for "random people" references is: http://oh-hi.info/
sure you dont have hundreds of poses for the same model/outfit but its varied enough
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>>7203872
cool. got a question though?
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>>7204028
Should i bother with drawing still if i couldnt make myself do it back when i had infinite time and now i'll have to work 8h a day or more??
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>>7204044
the best time to start is 10 years ago, the second best time is now
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>>7204063
This doesnt adress my concerns which are based on empiric observation and rational thought.
>Couldn't do it with unlimited time
>Less time = less results
>0=0
>Nothing changes
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>>7204071
yes your situation is more difficult but it sounds like you just want encouragement. physically there's nothing preventing you from drawing. you are still healthy, you still have hands to draw with, you still have a desire to draw. no one is holding you back, just do what you think is right.
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>>7204075
I guess so. It's moreso thay when i had unlimited time i didn't draw, so now that it's limited i'm just less likely to do it over anything else.
On that note, do i play Amnesia The Bunker, or do i draw some bs?
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I fucked up my commission deadline. which one would be more preferable as an apologize? a free sketch or a 10$ discount?
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>>7167880
I would like to get a normal pen for drawing. The pen I use for writing has a 1,6mm diameter, and I don't like it for drawing. Any suggestion? What diameter would be good in your opinion?
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>>7204310
Meditation
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krita, pirate csp or pirate photoshop?
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>>7204511
get all three and try 'em out, see which you prefer
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should i aim to be able to make lines confortably from any position or should i just not mind that and flip the canvas to make things easier?
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>>7204546
there are no obligations, do what you want. maybe practice drawing at realistic but more extreme angles for a couple weeks and see how you enjoy it. if you'd rather just rotate the canvas, then just do that.
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>>7167880
>browse pixiv
>even the most shitty /beg/ tier art is oozing with SOVL
how the fuck do nips do it? how? how? is it their culture? their work ethic? I just dont get it
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>>7204585
post examples, it could simply be that you have bad taste
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>>7195818
https://www.earthsworld.com/ - Mostly portraits, but some good wide shots as well
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>>7204744
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Fellow autists, is there a way to shake off the urge to delete your art posts?
I want to be like those artists who upload their every sketch and scrap, because eventually they do get an audience, meanwhile I'm fighting the urge to delete my stuff everyday. I was like this since forever.
No, I'm not looking to improve, I doubt it's the problem, I'm satisfied with my skill level. I don't know for sure what the problem is, I'm most likely scared of how my art psychoanalitically speaks for me as a person. If I tried to improve in a way that would make my art presentable with a free conscience, it would be generic art even moreso than it is now.
I need to not give a fuck/get over myself.
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>>7204876
I can empathize. I've made the silly mistake to share my "art" in this thread, and I want to rip off my skin. Interactions with humans are deeply intoxicating. These animals form mold-like collective constructs who generate low conscious encompassing force fields coercing interfacing entities into equivalent unawawareness and limited meta-cognition through mycotoxin language equivalent collective gaslighting dynamics.

Potential solutions are either non-discriminatory mass murder, or accepting the painful chaos crawling in our soul with compensatory belief in the completeness and fundamentally good design of a non-theological God's holistic tautological perfection and non-linear intelligence.
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>>7204876
You might understand the full meaning behind your works and what it says about you, but everyone else gets 10% of that
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>>7204876
perhaps the most practical thing you could do is keep posting. you might experience some suffering in the short term, and perhaps you will never fully get over the discomfort, but as you do something more and more it tends to become ever more trivial. if your problem is more severe and deep-rooted, maybe only deep, extended contemplation/meditation and/or drugs can help you.
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>go on /ic/
>Most of the board is demoralization central
Why is it like this?
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>>7205821
>most of the board
I'm not sure that's true, but to the extent that it is, it's hard to say. this board is not the slowest, but it's relatively slow. there really could just be a small group of demoralizers who get their kicks off of acting as they do and have a lot of time on their hands. the medium obviously lends itself to that sort of exploitation, and the more earnest users are nevertheless human, so they're often inclined to respond to those sort of threads and posts.
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even if /ic/ does not understand exposure to malignant narcissism can i has a consolatory (you)
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>>7205875
there there
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>>7205893
T-thank you.



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