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"/ic/ - Artwork/Critique" is 4chan's imageboard for the discussion and critique of art.

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To draw right, you need to draw left.
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/int/ & /beg/ - Intermediate and Beginners General BRING HIM BACK edition
If you are a /int/ermediate or /beg/inner in art, please use this thread to post pieces for critique or ask for advice.
Please stop replying to crabs, nodraws and howies and instead focus on posted works!

New collaborative:

>WHERE to get study materials

>Want to practice figures?

>PYW and give your feedback
What can be improved?
Are there any resources videos or books you'd recommend to them?
Maybe a redline or a technique, be specific.
Try to reply to someone as you post your own work.

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Let me guess... You need more?
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/cgsg/ - cute guy study general
official CGSG OP (1)
Thread to study the male body. Post your art, discuss artists, and post resources related to the subject of cute boys and handsome men.

Some resources:
>English Youtube channel with tutorials about ikemen/anime boys:

>Do not take the bait or derail. Don't be a sperg.
>Don't fight about different male body types, ikemen/twink/bara. Nobody cares.
>No femboy/trans/traps/futa. Go to /salt/ for that.
>No shota. Go to /lsg/ or /ssg/ for that.
>No tits, no coochies, no female body ratio.
>Females are welcome so long as the image remains male focused.
>Don't sperg if a feminine male (not femboy) is posted, ignore if it's not your cup of tea, keep in mind the nature of stylization and simplification in anime and cartoon art styles before you choose to derail the thread, though crit is welcome like always.

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Towergirls Drawthread
Be sure to bother patch about registration to put your art in:

Post-free dice rolling tool that you'll ignore:

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Drawing when tired
How do you maintain a decent level of quality drawing when you're dead tired?
I'm overworked from my dayjob, but I love art

I find that even if I keep drawing the quality just isn't up-to-par with what I can usually make.
I don't just produce less, it's not even as good...
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Self portrait thread. Share yours now.
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Ayo chat is this real?
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What is your end goal in art? Why do you draw?

Mine is to make visual novels in Japan...
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/fag/ - Furry Art General
not gay edition

>What is /fag/?
This is the Furry Art General thread, here we post everything related to kemono, furry, and animals alike.

>Rules & Guidelines
Please refrain from flaming, causing drama or replying/feeding those who cause such.
This is a SFW thread only, please take caution so you don't get BANNED for posting NSFW art.
This general is NOT and NEVER will be affiliated with any discord servers, DO NOT click any of the discord links that are spammed here!
As always, don't be afraid to ask for critique!


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Photoshop, etc
adobe is being sued for shitty practices such as cancellation fees.
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What are your most controversial art opinions?
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/artbook/ - Artbook Thread

Be specific if you request something: post the cover, book's title, artist's name...
Please be patient, board is slow, someone may answer you a week later.
Please search in the thread and links below before asking for something, it may well already be there.

Unencoded links are frequent targets for trolls and bots!

>Thread recap file, updated 07-JUN-2024


>What the hell are these links?
>Are they encoded somehow?
>What the hell do I do with them?
No, they're not info-hashes or magnets; we're encoding the links to keep bots and scripts from recognizing and harvesting/reporting them. You will see a GIF in the first two or three posts that explains what to do. Don't understand some of the terms in the GIF? Google them. Some of the encoded links *may* have multiple layers - like ogres ... or onions! You might have to "peel" them more than once to get to the good part.

>Have you seen them?

... and before some dumbass asks, here's the book from the OP image:

>360° Any Angle, Perfect Mastery! Introduction to Manga Character Faces, Hairstyles, and (53 MB)
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What makes this lineart work? Is it just the "pooling ink" effect when many lines meet?
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Did you draw today?
did you have fun? remember fun is the key to improvement anons
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What's the best art advice you received?
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Now that the dust has settled, was she right?
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What to do when you feel like giving up
I dunno if I’m depressed or what but art has been getting stale. I have so many ideas but drawing them seems like a massive undertaking. I used to draw obsessively and would do like 10 a week and now I can’t be fucked to do anything.

I’m in a great position to make loads of art since I have 2 days a week free but most the time I just want to sleep until 12pm and watch YouTube for the rest of the day. Even gym isn’t fun anymore.

How do you push through this? Make art even if it isn’t fun?
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Quick question
Does adding the pen and marker lines make it better ?
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OC sharing and discussion thread
>0 Thread for people who are interested in OC discussion and sharing. DO NOT post work expecting fills or hoping to get returns.

1. Art trades should be directed to the Verified Art Trade thread.

2. Critiquing designs, lore, and writing of characters and character designing are welcome.

3: Avoid off-topic discussions and DO NOT respond to bait posts.

4: Be sure to thank Drawfrens for their hard work as soon as you can, it's just common courtesy :^)

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Drawpile Thread
Join artists from all over the world in the Drawpile, the Premiere Cross-Board Collaborative Drawing Event. A 9500 x 9500 pixel shared canvas awaits!

Drawpile Software:
Session URL:
NEW- Browser access URL (iPad):

Server is accessible 24/7

A growing amount of sporadic activity can be found throughout most weekdays, official meetup starts Sundays at 5pm CST. Hope to see you there!

Be conscious of the canvas size and considerate of others with the size of your own drawings, make note of your own monitor resolution and magnification. Try to stick to 100-200% magnification-or even higher depending on your native resolution and the relative complexity of your intended work. Read the room, let's try and get the most out of each theme!

Canvas images posted to the thread are .jpg files at 70% scale and 40% quality to meet 4chan's resolution and file size requirements.

For high quality raw .png canvas files, use the MEGA archive here:
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Why the fuck do people treat learning to draw like homework. Every time you ask about learning to draw everyone screeches same shit as if you must draw cube from 100 different viewpoints before ever daring to have fun
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/dbag/ - Digital Brushes and Assets General
A thread for recommending and sharing brushes/digital art assets.

>Publicly editable rentry for CSP assets. Feel free to contribute brushes you have purchased. Assets that have been deleted from the store are also welcome to be uploaded here.

>CSP assets store wishlist

>"What brush does this artist use?" / "What brush looks like this?"
1.)Search "brush (from:artisthandle)" or " (from:artisthandle)" on twitter if that's where they post mainly. Make sure to set it to the Latest tab to see the artist's tweets. Or use Nitter.
2.)Search brush posts on their Pixiv Fanboxes/Booth/Patreon. Then try to see if it's on kemono or archives.
3.)If none of the searches work, then ask here.

>"My CSP is cracked so I can't use the asset store"
As long as you log into the asset store it works even on cracked copies.

>"Where are the other brush sets other than the CSP ones?" / "Has this brush set been uploaded yet?"
Check the archive, chances are if they're popular some anon has probably shared them already. We don't put them in the rentry on purpose because those get targeted for takedowns.

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(Brush in the OP is in the rentry.)
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/lsg/ - Loli & Shota General
Last heartbreaking episode that shocked viewers >>7184369

>New here? Please read best practices.

1. Don't post too revealing works (especially porn). If you think it's too lewd, post a censored copy here and link to Catbox ( or any off-site that hosts images for your works.

2. Keep it to 2D Anime/Cartoon characters only. Do not post child photo references (legal or otherwise), and do not talk about issues regarding real children.

3. It is recommended to let the thread reach page 6-7 before starting a new one. Use archived(moe) or warosu to retrieve the old threads.

>Main resources & FAQ
>Lolicon Artists Directory & History of Lolicon
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Do Art Daily - /dad/
rayminscule - sketches
Who the fuck let the general die edition?

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>Discord: You must have a DAD streak of at least 14 to join. Ask Vastian for an invite.
>Found an issue with the site? Lost your streak and want to appeal? Please message the contact link at the bottom of the site instead of posting in the thread.

>Draw every day (or your preferred frequency)
>Submit your work by 23:59:59 GMT
>Spend at least 30 minutes on each submission
>No loli or shota porn
>Miss a day and you'll be alright, just keep going!
>Maintain your streak and you too can become the LAST ARTIST STANDING!!
>Have fun!

Go and comment on each other's artwork; dads love attention!


What is the goal?
>To form a habit of drawing. The gains you make are dependent on you.

I am /beg/gar and not know draw, can I join?
>Yes x99. Stop asking and start submitting art, chum. Make something!

How long does it take until my account is approved?
>Between two to three weeks, usually when you reach level 3. Even unapproved submissions count toward your streak!

A brief history:
>Last Artist Standing (LAS): The original site, created by Lava (presumed dead, rest in peace). It has changed and ruined the lives of many lassies.
>Draw Every Day (DED): A short-lived site between LAS and DAD, run and abruptly cancelled by w.
>Do Art Daily (DAD): The current site, by the dadmin and developer banana.

Community links:
>LAS discord (alternative to DAD discord):
>Crit Dashboard:
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Can we have an enviro thread?
You can use this thread to post about Environment/Landscape/Stage concept art, or post only Scenario type illustrations. You can post your work, tutorials, information, references, artists and so on.
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Why do you still make art?
Not being toxic, just genuinely curious. Social media has become an advertising platform that actively blocks your reach unless you pay for ads and anything you can create with pure talent can be emulated with AI anyway. What’s keeping you going? Getting 12 likes on instagram? Doing it for the love is fair enough but even after that the “fun” starts to feel more like work. Every time I get back into art I enjoy it for a moment and it feels like I have a fruitful hobby but then go silent again for another year once I realise how fucking pointless it all is.
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/sex/ - Sexual art stylization thread
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Welcome to /sex/, your general thread dedicated to sexual artworks ranging from simple pinups with exaggerated proportions to explicit pornography. Please feel free to pick your best works in progress, or finished work, and post them here.

>General Rules & Guidelines
1) All forms of art styles are welcome and encouraged; submit your work and receive feedback from others.
2) Please resize your images below 1000x1000 pixels before posting.
3) Share whatever knowledge you can. Please provide references whenever possible.
4) Do not be afraid of asking for critique, be specific on what help you need.
5) Remember all GB3 related content such as LOLICON, SHOTACON, FURRY and FURRY PORNOGRAPHY along with BESTIALITY are banned on ALL boards, including red boards, except for /b/ and /trash/. DO NOT post that content here.
6) DO NOT reply to AI bait posts. Report and hide, then let the janitors and moderators deal with the problem.

>Community Resources

>NSFW image resources

>Timed drawing gallery
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Indie animation
Why aren't (you) working on your indie animated pilot, anon?
Who knows, you might become the next big thing
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>Hand to eye coordination is shit
>Never been good at hand writing
>Autism, ADHD, learning disability,
>Stimulants make me shake too much to do any fine motor skills
What do I do?
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Art Supply Thread: Dip Pens Edition
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For me, it’s Platinum Carbon Black.
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/draw/ - Draw Thread
Previous Thread: >>7102789

Post your current drawing here and give constructive critique to others! Don't take anything personal!
Please make sure your posted image is clear, downsized to around 1000 pixels wide, rotated to the correct orientation, and that any unused space is cropped.
If you want critique on a drawing from the previous thread, you can delete it there and repost in this one.

>dA /ic/ group :

>/ic/ Resources/Reference/Downloads/Links:

>General resources :

>fellowBro's books :

>Figure Drawing Tool:
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Got high and drew this today
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Give it to me straight. How hard is it to learn Japanese, and to becoming a professional mangaka, serialized in a weekly or monthly magazine?
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colored manga
Sans titre 28
it looks bad ,what should i do to make it slightly better?
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New Animation Thread General #02
>Animation Thread Discord

>51 exercises to try

>basic programs


>Anime .gif/.webm repository

>Sakuga Extended: Add ons to play video on sakugabooru frame-by-frame
Mozilla Firefox:
Chromium based browsers:

>Reference (artbook, settei of actual anime production, color designs):

previous thread >>7086680
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Are art youtubers /beg/ traps?
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Figure drawing is a fun and good way to get better at drawing humans.

Some free resources

Might as well check archives and active /ic/ threads for references.

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OC Sharing and Discussion Thread
>0 Thread for people who are interested in OC discussion and sharing. DO NOT post work expecting fills or hoping to get returns.

1. Art trades should be directed to the Verified Art Trade thread.

2. Critiquing designs, lore, and writing of characters and character designing are welcome.

3: Avoid off-topic discussions and DO NOT respond to bait posts.

4: Be sure to thank Drawfrens for their hard work as soon as you can, it's just common courtesy :^)

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Comic criticism
Hi /ic/
Can you criticize my silent comic
I still an amateur and developing my skills, practicing every day despite my busy university scheduleand your advices and criticism is really important for me because it's direct and real (not sugar coated like the one's I got from my peers)
Thank you
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/dtg/ - Drawing Tablet General
Why you should not trust youtube shills:

Do not read anything into pressure levels. 1024 is more than enough.
If you have any additional questions, ask them.
Remember to ignore all chinese shills.

Recommended tablets:

Intuos 3, 4, 5, Pro, One by Wacom

Small (10-11"): Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Medium (12-16"): Samsung Galaxy Tab S8/S9 Ultra, used iPad Pro 12.9" Gen 1-5
Large (22"+): Cintiq 22HD, Cintiq Pro 27 - Make sure they have VESA standard mounting holes.


>XP-Pen, Huion, Gaomon and every other Chinese brand making Wacom imitations
Poor build quality, pens with wavy lines, wobbly nibs, broken tilt, issues registering light pressure, terrible customer support, uncalibrated. All Chinese brands have the same problems. Check out the webm to understand how bad they are.
Do not be fooled by myths like "Chink companies are just as good as Wacom now" - they've been saying this for over 8 years, nothing has changed. Consider reading the amazon reviews, particularly the negative spectrum and you will find some very common themes.
Chinese companies have also been proven to shill on 4chan. You will see dozens upon dozens of posts in this thread by a chinese schizo shill, who will either be bitching about the OP, gaslighting as a Wacom fan, making pointless spam posts or giving terrible advice (like recommending Huion). Just ignore and report him.

>New iPads
Massively overpriced and overhyped.

>Microsoft Surface Pro
More optimized for palm rejection than good quality drawing. Wobbly lines when drawing slow and straight.

>Cintiq 13-16"
Completely outclassed by the Galaxy Tab Ultra & iPad

>Cintiq Pro 16, 24, 32
Overpriced, QC issues, loud fans, proprietary mount interface

Worse than Samsung in every way.

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The Doodle Thread
Doodling is very important as an artist, it helps you with brain storming ideas, puts away the pressure that finishing pieces sometimes entails and it's overall a fun way to relax while drawing.

Post your doodles, low effort studies, early WIPs. Doesnt matter if you think they are bad or just not good enough, if you had fun while drawing it, it's a good doodle.
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Any have this pack reference?
file (10)
I know they publish several packs of reference images, I wanted to know if anyone has this, publish, thanks
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Likes are now useless for growth. For your post to now get traction, retweets are the only way when posting art. Thanks to the latest update.
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>hackmd doc updated again
>half of everything got removed
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Gabe's art if it was appealing
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/dsg/ - Dynamic Sketching General
-TRUE UP 2024 edition-

This is a thread for those who want to go through dynamic sketching as a group in an effort to improve drawing skills starting from the very fundamentals. Here we share the tedious grind, crit and encourage each others.
Please specify the week you're on and if it's dynamic sketching 1 or 2 when posting your work.

>What's Dynamic Sketching?
A class by Peter Han that focus on improving draftsmanship, construction and design. It is intended for beginners, but the second class can be useful even for /int/. It covers a wide variety of subjects, but not figure drawing.

>Where to get it?

\Course\Form and Construction\

>Peter Han says to get a lot of material, are they needed?
Your choice. Honestly, just draw. Use what you have. But if you want, you can get it. You can do it digitally, but try to refrain from using ctrl+z and other features. At the end of the day though, do what you want. As long as you put the work you're gonna see progress.

>I'm /int/ (as if, pyw faggot), should I bother?
If you want to expand your range of subjects, I recommend it. It also covers a lot of fundies that doesn't hurt to revisit. I suggest you start with DS2 though.

week 1: Lines and ellipses
week 2: Organic forms and textures
week 3: Perspective, basic of light
week 4: Form intersections
week 5: (Optional) Materials: markers, paint, pencils, etc.
week 6: Plants
week 7: Redesign
week 8: Preview of DS2: military vehicles
week 1: Recap of DS1
week 2: Insects
week 3: Bones
week 4: Animals
week 5: Cars
week 6: Military vehicles
week 7: Planes
week 8: Reworking, Portfolio, New redesigns
*every week of DS2 include a redesign homework

Mess up a lot, get that mileage in, but most importantly pyw
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/asg/ - Anime Study General
Why You Should Copy Anime:
Naoki Saito:

**Strive for quantity AND quality.**

Anime Studying:
>Copy anime references exactly and draw them from memory. Use illustrations, screenshots, anime figures, 3D models, etc.
>Don’t copy recklessly. Use construction, color theory, and other fundamental concepts to rehearse a drawing process that you can later easily manipulate for original artwork.
>Post all of your anime studies. Post even when you’re told not to. Create an art community that actually draws and improves together instead of just talking about it.
>Number your attempts and link to your previous posts.
>Critiquers should lead by example by posting their studies.

General Anime Style Discussion:
>Questions about achieving certain styles/techniques/compositions etc.
>Drawing methods, study habits, resources, tutorials, tools, software, etc
>Be specific and try to post a sample of your study attempts before asking for help.

**Draw copies from good anime styled references to mindfully up our mileage, internalize appealing aesthetics, and learn from each other’s processes and knowledge.**

Recommended Resources:

/mmg/ - Manga Making General:

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Moai drawing: Continuation thread
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what is the point of people joining and leaving patreon now that you can get people to pay up front?
every now and then I'll get people who join and then unsub within minutes and they still get changed, I don't get it. do people think they can pull a fast one and nab everything before they get charged?
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What is the best way to "grind"

>set a time limit for myself for each piece before moving on to the next one
>spend as much time as necessary getting each piece to the point where I'm satisfied with it

I noticed it takes me very little time to produce something that looks "complete" but when I start fixing little things here and there it can take me hours until I get it looking like something I like, and it feels like I could've done 3 more "complete" drawings in that time period

Which one would result in better gains? Pushing my limits on each piece or just getting a huge volume of various types of drawings out
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/ssg/ - shota study gerenal
Thread to study little boys. Post your art, discuss artists, and post resources related to the subject of cute little boys.

>Do not take the bait or derail. Don't be a sperg.
>Only post SFW shota, link NSFW and suggestive from catbox. Don't post real life references.
>Don't fight about different male body types, shota. Nobody cares.
>No femboy/trans/traps/futa. Go to /salt/ for that.
>No tits, no coochies, no female body ratio.
>Don't sperg if a feminine male (not femboy) is posted, ignore if it's not your cup of tea, keep in mind the nature of stylization and simplification in anime and cartoon art styles before you choose to derail the thread, though crit is welcome like always.
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Do you ever feel attracted to what you draw? Do you ever draw for the sole purpose of titillating yourself?
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not an artist myself but looking for options from other artists. ordered a decently important commission from an artist over a year back, since then i haven’t gotten any proper sketches or responses, they often leave a ton of my messages on read. ik this stuff takes time but it feels like they’re playing around it? this piece was for something i was working towards and having absolutely zero progress after a year just sucks ass
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Overrated japanese artists
I'll start. Why does every weeb and their mother fucking worship this yoh yoshinari guy?
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Stylistic Assis
Hey people of /ic/! Just a random artist who comes in here from time to time! I'll try to cut to the chase.

I'm trying to understand these two artist's artstyle (Flayfright & Plastiboo), but I'm kinda retarded Honestly it's more of an issue of not knowing where to begin. There is an element of colors to these images that makes me assume that it's being done more with a layer effect than it is with natural color picking and I'm curious how to evoke it! Beyond that there is a mixture of texture and toning/dithering work that I'd be curious to learning more about! If any of you guys know how this shit is done I'd love to be pointed in the right direction also if you have any more examples who people who draw like this I'd love to be pointed in their direction!
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What happened to him?
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A guide to becoming a successful hentai artist?
Hey guys, I draw a lot of hentai for fun. It's why I started learning anatomy and drawing in the first place.

It would be a dream to be a professional hentai artist and get paid to do it. When I post in draw threads, anons seem to like my stuff and I reverse image search the smut I've drawn and it shows up on a lot of reddit, forum posts, and hentai websites... However, I don't get a lot of followers to my actual accounts for it.

I was wondering about how any of you guys were able to take the patreon route or work for smut companies drawing NSFW stuff. Like I said, my main artistic motivation is to make dirty smut, it's my life's passions as both a coomer and a pencil holder
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Post your work and I criticize it to the best of my abilities
I'm a /beg/ and my word should be taken with a grain of salt. You can choose to accept what I have to say but refusing my words won't make you a worse artist in my mind

And no I won't post my work
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/NATURE/ general
No one is reviving the thread and I think it's so sweet that /ic/ has a space for this, so I guess it depends on me now
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How do 2D animators endure the physical pain?
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Let's talk Krita (the desktop version)
How does its engine compare to the popular ones? I mean strictly in terms of painting and drawing, no text manipulation or vectors.

It usually gets high score in yt ranking vids but when I look up art made in krita it's all mid at most, even their splash screen is low-end mid, but I'm reluctant to blame it all on the software, it could be the user base. You can have the best brushes and still do crap job with them. If it's good, why there is not many who use it?

IDK, has anyone used it along other programs long enough to tell about things like stroke sensitivity, color blending, texture clarity etc?
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Exactly how many hours, days, and recourses until I can draw a fox like this?
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Time attack thread!
See what you can do in a set limit of time. Pic related don in about an hour and a half.
What can you do in between 1 and 2 hours? Post results here!
Get to drawin!
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What career path exists for someone who excels at the anime-aesthetic art style?

>animation industry
Americans only draw in Disney and Calarts style
Only Capeshit and LGBT
feng zhu style concept art only
>art teaching
You have to draw realistically for that
>fine arts
Are you serious?

Is commissioning, convention hopping, and hentai the only thing anime artsits can do? This is literally the most unreliable thing though, given the volatile, changing social media algorithms and the quickly turning tide of public opinion. Are there really no companies who are hiring anime artists?
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Pose Reference Thread Sexy Hung Dudes Edition
Most male art ref packs are either regular Joes or ENORMOUS BEEFCAKES, hard to find packs with a variety of body types. Also not much "artistic" stuff out there with big ol' salami swords.
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/Studies/ General
>There is one thing not to do, and that is simply to drift along with the daily routine, making no extra effort. You will soon find yourself middle-aged, having done nothing more than routine jobs, and being little farther along than you were years ago. The extra effort is the difference between the great mass of mediocre artists and the comparatively small group of very good ones.
>And in Art, study can never stop. You will find sketches galore in the studio of the good man, with the paint quite fresh. The mediocre artist's sketches are old and dusty.
>I have seen so many middle-aged artists still hoping, whose samples are frayed at the edges, and thumb-marked with time. Sometimes it has been a matter of years since they sat down and actually did something to give their hopes any promise. They are plodding their lives away at something they hate, and doing nothing about it. These are the men who never seem to have had a chance. The truth is, they never seized a chance.
- Andrew Loomis, Creative Illustration

/Studies/ General is all about improving your art and never settling for mediocrity. Every artist is a student, forever and ever. Anybody, from beginner to pro, can post here. Any style is accepted. Critiques are welcome and encouraged. Let's make this a productive thread!

Read the fucking sticky:

Recommended Resources:

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Opinions on pixelart? Is it easier? More profitable? Or maybe none of these
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Is this good character design
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Why do people commission art?
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copy loombrigpu twice
Now that the horse has decomposed, was the pawell project the conclusive evidence to prove /IC/ self help tier books all dont work?
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/ic/, I need your help.

This is a redraw of the original portrait, obviously done by someone much less skilled than the original artist.

I lack the artistic nomenclature to articulate how and why it's worse.

Could you guys help me?
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Biggest blackpill for me is seeing art that is 1000% better than mine, but still looks like shit.
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Video Course General v.29
Video Course General v.29
Hampton edition

>Matrix channel


The rutracker search plugin has some nma stuff

/ic/ official torrent

# WEBSITES: (you will find some, plus books)
Uncharted waters, lots of content

Creative Sketching with Jens Claessens
Steven Zapata's Form From Imagination
Michael Hampton's Introduction to Figure Construction

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>be me
>Lives in parents basement
>My basement room has a fridge and laundry so they come down stairs frequently
>I want to draw stuff like pic related but can't because they might see
>Can't tell them not to come into my room because of the fridge and laundry which they need
>Can't keep hiding the sketch book Everytime they come in cause it's sus
>Can't use a tablet cause I prefer pencil and paper
>Can't turn my entire ass table with 2 monitors 180 degrees cause there's no space and it's mad sus
>Can't wait until night to draw cause I like sleeping the same time they do
What do? My creativity is being hindered
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Do you aim for perfectionism in your work? Or do you embrace the imperfection that comes with human skill?
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Is this cheating?
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Women don't really appreciate my art and find them weird. A lot of women I met just see my art as a distraction that gets in the way of our relationship, and in every relationship my GF wants me to spend less time drawing.

Is this something that bothers you? I don't even tell women I draw anymore because they get annoying about it.
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How do you go about shading a line artwork?
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What is the best framerate for pixel art sprites?
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What does your art studio look like?
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>It has always seemed to me that if you really wanted to excel in drawing the figure, you should go and study with the greatest living master of figure drawing. But the trouble is that there is no one alive today who can draw the figure even as well as the worst artist represented in this book.
This was written 60 years ago today. It's so fucking over.
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Artist: @pear87_ on twitter (12.4.21)
I really appreciate the color palette in this one. The lighting is also excellent. The lemons are a nice touch. More of this? Doesn't have to be the "anime" style, moreso the mood it evokes.
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Daily reminder that literally all criticism that comes without work posted is worthless. 99.99999% of posters here are dogshit beginners.

That being said, ITT post your work, and give advice. Any general advice is welcome, as long as you post work.
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it really do be like that
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/mmg/ - Manga Making General
The general thread for Manga / manga-styled comic-making, manga-style illustration and related comic work. That said, everyone is welcome here.

Support each other and talk about your work or the work of others that excites you. Inking, character design, paneling / layout, writing, planning, and other discussions are all welcome.
Post resources, questions, in-progress pages, breakdowns of other works, etc. If a work is not yours, credit the maker (unless it's fucking obvious like a full page of One Piece or something).
Thanks to everyone for making /mmg/ a level-headed and helpful place. Remember, drawing and making comics and manga are difficult endeavors, and we're all in this struggle together.

Previous thread: >>7173656

Some resources:
/asg/, our stylistic sister-thread series for those focused more on illustration >>>/ic/asg

Understanding Comics
Making Comics
Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga
Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting
Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga
The Shonen Jump Guide to Making Manga

Habanero Scans:
Full MANBEN Series link:
Urasawa Channel:

Source of OP image is Grappler Baki chapter 185.
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Jung Drawings
>[...]In addition, I was exempted from drawing classes on grounds of utter incapacity. This in a way was welcome to me, since it gave me more free time; but on the other hand it was a fresh defeat, since I had some facility in drawing, although I did not realize that it depended essentially on the way I was feeling. I could draw only what stirred my imagination. But I was forced to copy prints of Greek gods with sightless eyes, and when that wouldn’t go properly the teacher obviously thought I needed something more naturalistic and set before me the picture of a goat’s head. This assignment I failed completely, and that was the end of my drawing classes.
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/int/ & /beg/ - Intermediate and Beginners General WAR ON BEG edition
If you are a /int/ermediate or /beg/inner in art, please use this thread to post pieces for critique or ask for advice.
Please stop replying to crabs, nodraws and howies and instead focus on posted works!

New collaborative:

>WHERE to get study materials

>Want to practice figures?

>PYW and give your feedback
What can be improved?
Are there any resources videos or books you'd recommend to them?
Maybe a redline or a technique, be specific.
Try to reply to someone as you post your own work.

Previous thread >>7200056
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How to finish art? Chronic doodling
Hey anons. I realized I have an issue with finishing stuff, but it goes a bit beyond just laziness. I feel like I've doodled do much that trying to spend anything more than 30 minutes on a piece of art just leaves me... lost. Like, I'm just sitting there not knowing what to do or how to do it. I know how to draw quickly, but not how to take my time and add detail.
My mind kind of goes like this:
>Okay, clearly this isn't that great
>how can I make it better?
>detail? What kind of detail? How do I do it? I would just mess it up
Planning out a drawing helps a lot, but I still run into this problem. I see a lot of artists that struggle with finishing things, so I think a thread could be beneficial for others here.
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Self-Promo Thread
Post boggu links. X/Twitter, Instagram, Patreon.
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What does /ic/ think of the new art social media platform Cara?
>it's anti-ai btw
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how the fuck am i supposed to construct THIS out of boxes???
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/cfsg/ - cute female study general
Thread to study the female body. Post your art, discuss artists, and post resources related to the subject of cute girls and beautiful women.

No NSFW, to differentiate from /sex/ /asg/ /other generals.

>All art styles welcome so long as the focus is cutesy girls/ beautiful women. Nobody cares about east vs west debates.
>Males are welcome so long as the image remains female focus.
>For male focused thread post in /cgsg/.
>Do not take the bait or derail. Don't be a sperg.
>Don't fight about different women vs girls, Nobody cares.
>No trans/lolicon/futa/. Go to /sex/ or /lsg/ for that.

Previous thread >>7056387
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How do you respond without sounding mad?
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I just saw an art tiktok, is 28 too late to start?
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/sqtddtot/ - Stupid Question Thread
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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It's been a week since I bought my first sketchbook and it's still empty.
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i hate how art is viewed as low status
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Well loomisfags? Explain this??!?
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/wmg/ Webtoon Making General - Let's make a webtoon!
>What's a webtoon?
Webtoon is the ancient Korean art of scrolling comics. Instead of traditional manga/comic pages, panels are spread out individually for easier reading on cell phones.

>So they're just spliced manga/comic pages?
You can do that if you want, but they're fundamentally different for a few reasons. For example, panels tend to be drawn longer to fit phone screens, and traditional 2-page spreads are not possible to fit in scrolling format.

>Are there standard page sizes?
Technically yes, but it depends on which platform you post in. Naver Webtoons uses
800x1280px, but the site automatically splices & resizes images anyway.

>Do I have to make it in color?
If you want subscribers, yes.

>Why would I make one?
To be rich & famous, of course. All jokes aside, the pay is low if you're lucky enough to get hired in the first place, the deadlines are more brutal than the manga industry, and the average reader age floats around 11. But as a novel medium with a growing industry, it may still be worthwhile enough for you to experiment.


>WHERE TO PUBLISH (Application only)

previous thread: >>7073603
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Portfolio pieces
armadura 1
Hey /ic/ I am working on my portfolio but I haven't found any solid examples on how to structure one. What types of work would you include in one?
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/ALT/ Alternative Art/Stylization General
-alt- 2
Previous thread: >>7066089

What is /ALT/?
If you're looking for a place to post your cartooning then you've found the right general. This is /ic/s 1st and only merged hub where both Eastern and Western stylization can coexist peacefully, hence the double title.
>Rules & Guidelines
(1) Any form of cartooning is welcome; so submit and receive feedback from others. (2) Please resize your images before posting. (3) Share your knowledge and (4) Remember to not be afraid of asking for critique. Most importantly, keep discussion at a civil level.
>I came for anime. Why does the image OP say cartoons general?
To distinguish from the anime study thread (janitor supported). Please post your studies there and personal work goes here.
>Community Resources
>Tag the OP if you want a resource included here.
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Verified Art Trade Thread
>0: Thread for people who are interested in trades.

1: Post a brief backstory if your original character has one.

2: Character design critique and discussion is welcome.

3: Keep it fairly SFW. Lewds are fine but no explicit porn.

4: This is NOT a request thread. Artists ONLY. No spamming original characters/infodumps without proof of prior delivery.

5: Be sure to thank Drawfrens for their hard work as soon as you can, it's just common courtesy :^)

6: Avoid off-topic discussions and DO NOT respond to bait posts.

7: Leave all the chit-chat out unless to thank drawfrens. Draw more and talk less.

Previous Thread: >>7118785
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Finishing Drawings
Screenshot 2024-06-16 134143
How do you take your permabeg sketches to the next level? IS it really simple as putting in the work?
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given any two vanishing points of a cube (blue), how can I find THE singular vanishing point of the view (red)?
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traditional to digital….NEVER EVER!
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Should I try NSFW ?
drawing was a hobby to me. Until I saw a guy drawing really amateur bad crap with almost southpark anatomy. the guy was getting paid and I still can not believe it. This sketch is mine, should I try NSFW?
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Useless art tutorials
more and more glow
do you think following tutorials is better than just drawing and discovering the things yourself?
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I think i made a huge mistake drawing corkscrew sex
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/mg/ - Mechanization General
General dedicated to posting and discussing art of either:
1. Manmade objects, vehicles, tool, weapons etc. (of any kind and any historical era, as long as they fall in the ballpark of "technology") and fictional derivatives of such
2. Objects,vehicles, creatures etc. that aesthetically fall into the visual space of mecha/robot/artificial/cybernetics etc. regardless of level of realism.
Helpful to mention the level of realism, if any, you are taking into account in the art.
Old general resoruces (hopefully these ones aren't empty):

>Scott Robertson's How to Draw

>Scott Robertson's How to Render: the fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity

>Cache of /m/ artbooks (Patlabor, Gunbuster, Muv-Luv, etc.)

Previous Thread: >>6790069
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>/ic/ - Artwork/Critique
>posts art
>get called dumb faggot and told to kms
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Why is rendering so easy to learn, compared to inking/drawing/etc?
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Ever since I began working at a new company I can't find the energy to draw and just want to lie down watching useless shit on youtube. I have no desire to make it, as I like my job and it pays well, but I'd like to draw as a hobby too.

I try to sketch something sometimes but nothing good comes out. What can I do to overcome this?
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If I draw something in one medium, is it worth to redraw it in second one for learning purposes?
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What do you guys think about these proportions? (found at my mom & dad's house)
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>wanting lots of followers is bad, you just want external validation
Yes, and?
I draw in my own time for fun but when I post publicly, yes, I want to be famous
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Is this actually a real thing or just some /beg/cope?
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Art & Health
So many artists in such bad health.
Art is damaging to the body in many ways

What should artists with minimal time be doing to preserve their health?
What are (You) doing to take care of yourself?
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18421 - SoyBooru
/ic/ humour
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ic what the fuck does SOVL mean? and why does this differ a very good work, from masterpiece and SOVL? I think SOVL is a way of referring to certain information conveyed by a painting/drawing, that ignoring the technical issues focuses more on something spiritual/mental of the author.
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How do you cope with some loser bug-person stealing your artsyle 1 for 1 using ai and causing you to lose commission work? I'm literally considering just abandoning my art side hustle for something else. I'm totally demoralized. I actually hope they get raped by a close family member. I have the rage inside of me enough to commit assault and arson. I cannot cope I literally need vengeance.
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Humble Bundle is such trash, lol. I can't believe people buy books/courses from them. They're always bottom of the barrel shit.
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How many hours per week do you dedicate for art?
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Does having poor and stunted social skills prevents you from learning how to draw well?
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(6) イラストレーター_アニメーター 米山舞 - Drawing with Wacom (DwW) - YouTube - 0-4-05
you fucking pricks told me i had to hold my stylus properly and draw with my whole arm
what the FUCK is this then?
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What are some common pieces of art advice that you actually disagree with?
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Be Honest
Do you pay for it?
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Question about construction
cube construction
There's something I'm pretty ignorant/confused about when it comes to construction. I see highly detailed and planned out drawings using constructions and methods to get everything perfect. Pic related I got from /beg/ just as an example. Drawing the dragon's head in various angels using this method along with human faces or full bodies.

I want to ask is this what needs to be done every time whenever I draw something? I see some videos of people who just jump right into drawing a dude no construction. I also see so many different methods and levels. Some people go ham and measure everything out, other people just have loose blobs. I see gesture drawings and construction and I'm confused on which order they come in. Some people start with a line of action, sometimes it's boxes. I'm not sure exactly what's the best approach or how to meld all of these into one. How does someone keep up with weekly manga schedules drawing like this? Do they do this every time? Sorry for stupid questions.
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Is the NMA Michael Mattesi force course worth looking into if you want to get back into figure drawing?
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You HAVE been doing your daily box studies, right anon?
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>tomorrow i'll play that videogame i've been meaning to finish for a year now
>wake up and draw all day
How do cure this addiction?
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I'm having a problem studying the fundamentals. I don't know who to study from. what do y'all think I should improve on?
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My self portrait, can anyone rate my art next?
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How do you get this good at painting? This is not about perspective, or anatomy or anything like that. This is not in any textbook, how do you figure out how to make paintings like this? Are there "fundies" for appeal?
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been drawing with a mouse for 3 years. never looked back. pens and pencils are archaic 18th century bullshit. computers exist and we should use em.
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I made this
I cant draw like the others so my drawing looks emotional but the origin is actually fun
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give me anything to draw
I think I’m a passable beg but I want to see if I can draw *anything*, not just what my smooth brain can come up with
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>construction and anatomy is useless for ani-ACK!!
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Separate blog for NSFW?
Anons, I want to start drawing NSFW but I don’t want to associate it with my main blog because I’m starting to get freelance work from companies that cater to children and teenagers.
Am I being paranoid by thinking someone will eventually find my NSFW blog and make a retarded call-out post?
How do you keep your main blog and your NSFW blog separate without anyone finding out? Should I learn a new language to larp as a non-Westerner or something?
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