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

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>AI will go away
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1: Post a brief backstory if your OC 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. Artist Only. No spamming OC/infodumps for multiple threads without delivering.

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

6: The template is encouraged. We are being raided, and everything is getting derailed, so do what you can to help.

Previous Thread: >>6852350 is pretty bad
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Post masterpieces
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What exactly makes this character design unintentionally hot even if it's absolutely not sexual in any way shape or form?
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Video Course General v.20
Ron Lemens color theory course
Video Course General v.19

Ron Lemens color theory course Edition

>Matrix channel


The rutracker search plugin has some nma stuff

/ic/ official torrent
>>>/t/1069595 (Dead)

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

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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:

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

-2.2 Beta Users: Exercise caution when using the new brushes, until we can get the server updated your work could be altered after a cache reset. The Auto Reset feature will be disabled until this is addressed to maximize the safety of your artwork in the interim. Save often!

-MEGA archive:

Old Thread: >>6794115
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/beg/ & /int/ - Beginner and Intermediate Thread
gallery edition
If you are a /beg/inner or /int/ermediate in art, please use this thread to post pieces for critique or ask for advice.
Use this thread instead of making new threads or post in the drawthread with fundamental exercises.

New collaborative:
When giving feedback, avoid vague "advice" - point what's wrong and try to give the anon you're quoting a clear direction
to improve their art (study heads < watch THIS VIDEO about head structure, read THIS SECTION of THIS ARTIST'S BOOK, etc).
You, feedback seeking anon, should also try to be clear and concise when asking for critique/help.
When posting your artwork, say what you want help with, and what's your goal with the study/artwork.

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/lsg/ - Loli & Shota General
Previous Thread: >>6839984


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

2. Do not post child photo references, legal or otherwise.

3. Due to this general's PPH (posts per hour/thread activity), please wait until the thread falls to around page 5 or 6 before making a thread. Use archived(moe) or warosu to retrieve the old threads.

4. Do not pretend to be retarded. For your sake.

>Lolicon Artists Directory & General Information

>A training course on modesty for young ladies

>(Kinda sorta) abandoned FAQ/Q&A

>Temporary General Resources
Loli loomis book
Book Scans
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So, I'm an artist and I'm currently taking classes for painting and I exclusively paint portraits of women, the one I'm currently working on is a nude. I ask nude photographers online for permission to paint their work.

So, if you were me, how would you respond to questions asking why subject matter that appeals to the "male gaze" was chosen, why are you choosing to objectify women, etc?

I'm having an exhibition next year of my work, and these questions are going to fuck me in the ass.
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/beg/ traps
Stuff that is too advanced for beginners but gets recommended to them anyways and stuff that is completely useless.
>pic related
Not a good simplification of the head to study as a beginner. There’s too much going on. It’s not basic enough.
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Figure Drawing Thread
I’m very rusty, trying to get warmed up again with some figure drawings. Figured that we could draw together. It could be fun

Post your figure drawings
Share figure drawing resources
Post references and cool poses to draw
Draw at least 100 figures
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>forced on meds cause schizo
>meds make me tired, disoriented and unfocused
>sleep whole day away while on them
>when i do rarely draw it feels like a chore

>go off meds without doctor cause i had a breakdown
>been off them for a week
>been drawing all day every day
>drew for 7 hours yesterday
>very happy and love making art again

What the fuck do I do bros??? They might notice I'm not on my meds but being drugged takes away all my creativity and motivation and all I want to do is create art! Is there a way to do this while on meds?
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/dtg/ - Drawing Tablet General
Wacom CTH 661
Not using the shill's early thread.

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"
Large (22"+): Wacom Cintiq 22, 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 really 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. Someone in the /csg/ general on /g/ once got an email from Gearbest asking him to post positively about them on the "csg chinkshit general thread" on 4chan's /g/ board. You will very likely see dozens upon dozens of aggressive, insult-laden posts in this thread; always assume they're from a marketing department.

>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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/dtg/ - Drawing Tablet General
This is a thread to discuss all kinds of digital drawing hardware.

Recommended tablets:
>Pen tablets (non display)
Wacom Intuos
Huion Inspiroy
Xencelab Pen Tablet
XP Pen Deco

>Display tablets
Wacom Cintiq
Huion Kamvas
XP-Pen Artist
Xencelab Pen display

>Mobile tablets
Wacom MobileStudio Pro (a bit old/outdated hardware)
Apple iPad Pro
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Surface Pro 8/9
Kamvas studio

>What tablets does /dtg/ use?

>General guidelines when picking a tablet:
- All of the recommended models are part of large lines with multiple sizes/generations available. Buy the biggest/newest in your budget. Medium-Large pen tablets or 16-24" display tablets are considered the sweet spot by most artists.
- If you don't see a tablet you're interested in listed, ask about it. This isn't a definitive list, just one to give you an idea where to start looking.
- Avoid Chinese tablets 4+ years old or made by literally who brands like gaomon, ugee, parblo, etc. They were generally dogshit, and the reason Wacom had a monopoly for so many years. Newer models from huion and xp-pen are much better.
- Wacom is still the industry standard, but they're overpriced. Chinese brands have mostly caught up in the past few years and will provide a near identical user experience for a fraction of the price.

>Display Calibration tools:
(Use this guide to roughly calibrate your display if you don't want to invest hundreds into a colorimeter you'll only use a few times)

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DAD Do Art Daily: Low Effort Edition
Previous thread: >>6839049

Do Art Daily:
>Discord: You must have a DAD streak of at least 14 to join. Ask Vastian#0988 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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The Lewd OC Redraw Thread
1: Post a brief backstory if your OC has one.

2: Character design critique and discussion is welcome.

3: For SFW content please go to the OC redraw threads.

4: This is NOT a request thread. Artist Only. No spamming OC/infodumps for multiple threads without delivering.

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

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/sex/ - Sexual art stylization thread
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If you're looking for a place to practice and post all sexual works, from pinups with exaggerated proportions to pornography, then this is the right general for you. Both Eastern and Western styles can coexist here.

>Rules & Guidelines
1) All forms of cartooning styles are welcome; submit and receive feedback from others.
2) Please resize your images below 1000x1000 before posting.
3) Share your knowledge, any tips are certainly welcome for all beginners.
4) Do to not be afraid of asking for critique, please be specific on what help you need.
5) Remember all GB3 related content such as LOLICON, SHOTACON, FURRY pornography, FURRY and BESTIALITY are banned on ALL boards, including red boards, except /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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>created one of the best drawing and painting courses ever made
>classes demonstrated clearly
>perfect balance of difficulty, with progressive tasks

>rarely remembered
>IC talks more about Korean teenagers who draw anime on tablets
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what is a good career path to follow while working my way to being a professional artist? my day will come soon, but i need money to not starve in the meantime
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Find the landmarks on this
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/TRAD/ Traditional General
Traditional art general

Post Art you’ve made in trad media for critique or feedback

Work MUST have appropriate amount of FINESSE otherwise it WILL be reported to janitors and you will be BANNED from further /TRAD/ threads NO EXCEPTIONS
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/dbag/ - Digital Brushes and Assets General
A thread for recommending and sharing brushes/digital art assets for CSP, PS, and Procreate.

>Publicly editable rentry for CSP assets. Feel free to contribute brushes you have.

>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.

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Redline this
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So, which one /ic/?
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Art Rival
Who's your art rival and why, /ic/? C'mon, Everybody has one!
Who do you think of when you're tempted not to draw?
Who fuels your hatred to the point it gives you energy?
Who do you want to surpass so badly that it moves you to tears?

Hate and spite are very strong emotions, emotions that have driven many men of the past to achieve monumental things.
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I want to git gud at art so people will finally love me
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Many of you lot study art without actually "studying". You need to write out notes and observations, the relationship between two things/concepts, etc.
When I was studying morpho, I active wrote observations and connections to help remember.
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/cgsg/ - cute guy study general
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/ 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.
/cbsg/ - 》/cgsg/
Previous thread >>6796003
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/mmg/ - Manga Making General
Dorohedoro v11-142 2
The general thread for Manga / manga-styled comic-making, manga-style illustration and related comic work.

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: >>6803350

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 Dorohedoro volume 11.
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Figure Drawing Challenge
It's time for some figure drawing practice. Draw these 5 poses and post results.
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How come, even as a beg, I can usually tell with certainty that a character was traced from 3d? I know there are some artists who do it can mask it REALLY well like Akira Hiramoto but the vast majority of artists are not that good. There's a certain uncanniness to the drawings like they are stiff and too on-model and other things the artist draws are not the same quality or style. When looking at artists who draw freely like Kim Jung Gi or Glenn Vilppu there's always life to the drawing that you can't achieve by tracing.
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/sqtddtot/ - Stupid Question Thread
Always leave text about this thread here.
It's thread
It's questions
It's answers
Post here if you don't expect your thread to reach 100+ replies
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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. Artistic nudity is fine but nothing sexually explicit please.

>All art styles welcome so long as the focus is cutesty 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.
>Again, artistic nudity is fine. No trans/lolicon/futa/. Go to /salt/ or /lsg/for that.
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/asg/ - Anime Study General
Why You Should Copy Anime:
Krenz Accuracy Imgs:
Krenz Courses:

**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:

Previous Thread:
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/fag/ - Furry Art General
>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!

>Resources< (JP) (EN)

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Guro: Cringe or based?
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Is this a western cartoon art style?
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>Try studying the Google doc
>Get bored and stop and fuck up the first drawing
>Try studying Loomis
>Legit suck at basic trig and can't understand how to construct heads and can't understand how it works
>Get visually overestimulated with sketches and all the lines and interconnected parts
>Have tons of ideas in my head but just give up as soon as I try putting them to paper
>All I can do for drawing is just drawing circles until I get bored and look at my phone >Autistic
>Left handed
Am I legitimately just too retarded to be an artist? I can't ever focus even with medicine.
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Please Critique
Miguel WIP
Been working this drawing for a while now, how do I improve it? Thanks in a advance.
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So, CuteSexyRobutts.

How the fuck do you draw like him. He is like a modern day michelangelo. How do you get his style?
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2 random characters I made
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Draw in the shapes.
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Is MFA in Illustrations worth it if I plan on being self employed?
The Summit of the Gods
What's the point of an MFA if you're not trying to be a professor?

I know that in art, you don't actually need a degree, your skills and portfolio is what matters. I heard that master's are mostly for people who are trying to become professors. If you're not doing that, nor trying to get hired by someone else, then is there really a point in going? At the moment I don't have aspirations to work in the art world, show up in galleries, or get an art job where someone pays me. I am hiring myself, work made by me, paid by me. I want to draw my own stuff and launch it online.

I don't know if I will find what I am looking for if I get into an MFA program.
Maybe an MFA program will teach me stuff like marketing and presenting my art better.
I realized I am easily distracted off the art path and don't thrive without a good peer group and mentorship.
I want an environment to focus on and improve my own art, be surrounded by established artists who just want more edge in their careers, and get mentorship.

Debt won't be an issue for me. Tuition is free and I will get a stipend with my schooling. My current job(s) are also pretty flexible.
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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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Got back to working on a piece I started years ago, wdyt? I like to mix the look of stained glass a psychedelic art.
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How much critique is too much
So I’ve been living with a rooomate at uni, and trying to learn digital art on my own. The problem is, my roommate is always critiquing me. Whenever im working on anything, he has a habit of just standing behind me while I work, and tell me what I should be doing. I know he means well, but Its super fucking annoying to have someone constantly telling me what I should be doing. Its to the point where I dont feel comfortable doing art around him, and I try to only do art when hes not around. I dont know, mabye im just a fuckin pussy. You fags got any ideas what to do? I cant tell him to fuck off cause I live with him.
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What is the easiest way to tell you're looking at eastern art and not western art?
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How to enter NSFW properly
Hello everyone. I was really wondering if anyone with experience with both SFW and NSFW art knows how someone like me, who only does SFW, could gradually ease into ALSO doing NSFW content, as well.

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I'm in total respect and awe of Bridgman. I have these feelings when I copy Bridgman. It's a spiritual experience. It's like the altar, every time I open Bridgman I thank God for letting me do this. Sometimes I've been close to death when I was copying Bridgman, but that's how far you have to go if you really want it.
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I keep telling myself I will try to use more colors then pussy out in the process. I can only imagine how hard it is with trad.
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Godsent book for begs
Don't get keys to drawing, don't get loomis, get this. It's modern, has you do exercises and easily understandable. 10/10 can recommend
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For me it's HB.
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Self Promotion Thread
Self-promotion thread
Show your work, social media and promote yourself
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Artists posting their studies
[18-08-13] 1029104471706546177_p1
can someone rec me accounts of artists that post their studies? I find them very helpful
pic rel by @Af_Cf_
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Is "just draw" the greatest NGMI filter?
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One of us!
One of us!
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Out of curiosity...would it be a valid way to learn how to draw by copying rough shape sketches/outlines of other drawings?

Like when you watch someone construct a character with basic shapes, you copy it (as in you draw it yourself not trace) just to get a feel of how to construct characters, even if you don't know a huge amount about the fundamentals of drawing/perspective etc. etc.?

I figured it may help you get used to drawing characters even if it won't allow you to get very far (that's not really the point, but it'll at least get your brain used to drawing characters so you can learn the rest much more easily).

However, this may just be because I learnt other skills in a similar way before I was able to apply what I learnt to my own things. Is this a valid learning method early on?
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Show me a finished piece of yours that you're really proud of
I don't care what it is or if you're a beginner or a pro, I want to see something you've done and hear your thoughts about it; what you thought of while you were creating it, the problems that arose and the solutions you found for them
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Post what you drew today
You DID draw today, didn't you anon?

Draw the OP image and practice your hands
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I'm fucking losing it
>see shitty goyslop twitter ''manga''' and garbage copypaste webtoons
>tones of exposure and fans
>meh, alright
>accidently stumble across a genuinely well made series that has good art, characters and storytelling with a consistent schedule
>it has literally no following
>instantly demoralized and want to kill myself

What are the fucking stats for this shit? I refuse believe that luck has such a role in making it. Marketing maybe, but random trash and slop always seems to pop out of nowhere with minimal presence. Fuck
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is loomis overrated?
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How do I use this book?
Just copy the drawings? Some stuff looks confusing us there any tutorial videos
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I am more or less satisfied with my current level of drawing on paper, or at least with my progress so far. However, when I try to use ipad it's like I am being time warped 10 years back in my skill. It just feels wrong in every way possible and I can't even explain what exactly is wrong. I just can't draw anything and that's with the screen. Will it get better over time? How did you learn to use tablet anon?
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How do you get the motivation to actually draw instead of fucking around in vidya or something, when you have free time?
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How do you paint like a child?
What is your opinion on this quote and his childlike work? How do you go child mode? Or do you think it's cringe because we are LARPing as naive kids?
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Does ANYONE know what kind of construction method is this and where can I learn it?
ポュ❕ - タイムラプス🐋 [15191571787220210944]
It's not Loomis, it's not Vilppu, it's not Hampton, it's not any of the stabilished authors, I've been looking everywhere for it and I just can't find it
A lot of JPs seem to use and a lot of pictures of construction seem to have it

They don't use the Loomis head or anything like that, I want a slice of this pie, I don't think anyone knows where it comes from

MAYBE maybe it's boxes, but I wouldn't know where to go to learn it properly

Maybe it comes with skill and time. but I can't see how something like Loomis evolves into this
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Why do so many retards here "copy"?

Do you think copying actually makes you better?
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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:

Previous Thread: >>6733636
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>used to be the most influential porn artist of the 2010s
>nearly everyone back on tumblr used to copy him or add in elements of his art style in some way
>now is completely forgotten, copycats like Wamudraws completely outclassed him in both popularity and in skill
>people even mistake his old ass art for Wamu's and copy the quirks Wamu took from Noill
What are some other artists that used to be incredibly influential but fell off to the wayside in recent years?
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Do you like your own artwork? Will I ever be able to like my own artwork?
longing 2020
The main reason I started taking art seriously was to draw cool stuff and one day be able to say "damn, I made this, I'm so fucking good".
Fast forward years later and although I've clearly improved a lot, I've never once felt satisfied with my art.
No matter how many likes I get, how many people praise it, it's no use if I can't like it myself. I wonder if the artists who inspire are aware of how good they are, if they are able to appreciate their own drawings.
I feel empty and I've been dreading the possibility that this hobby just isn't for me.
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Rembrandt and frens
>let's call it the Zorn's palette
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disgusted tanuki
I just want a small quality tablet that doesn't weigh 1 million tons. Where is it?
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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!


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(Previously known as /msg/ - Master Studies General!)
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This was taken from our schools
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Draw any or all of this in your style. Have fun.
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pixel art thread
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What are fundies?
As someone who has been drawing "wrong" all this time. How do I ensure I get a solid understanding of the basics?

What even are the basics?
Construction, perspective, color theory and anatomy?

I want to draw human figures that look appealing and 3d.
I want to draw scenes in various angles instead of "anime girl staring at the void full frontal or 3/4ths".

I wish I had someone to mentor me and keep me in the right path.
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/mg/ - Mechanization General 3.5 EDITION
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.)
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Screenshot 2023-09-18 234105
This guy started drawing at the same time I have, yet he's so much better. My process has been so inefficient in comparison to him. I have never been more humbled this badly in regards to art.
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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


>What the hell are these links?
Pay attention to the GIFs in the first two or three posts. Don't understand some of the terms? Google them. It's not that hard.
Some of the links may have 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 link to the book in the OP:

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Who the fuck is tableguy? Is he a /beg/ artist or has he made it?
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Youtube Thread
Post Youtube channels for learning to draw. Only the best.

David Finch:
Ethan Becker:
Mark's Drawing Tutorials:
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>artist is really good
>Feel inspired and want to practice from their work
>check gallery
>its all just loli porn
any artist similar to pic related or will I just have to take the dive and practice from the loli stuff
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Any guide on choosing colors that work well together?
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/draw/ - Draw Thread
Previous Thread: >>6725980

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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How were the old masters so fucking good?
We're talking about an era where there were no textbooks, no iinternet, no top of the line drawing tools and yet they were better than 99% of the self-proclaimed artists today.
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hello miya
beardless Miyazaki
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There was a wholesome advert depicting a nuclear family with ideals that reflected western values from forty years ago, and because it caused a culture shock from the contrast between the subversive modern time adverts and an advertisement with a simple family you can even consider being kitsch you already see a number of fanart being churned out despite being but a couple days of being noticed. Why can't we have organic growth without having vultures swoop in to start bastardizing the original concept? Now I know how canonfags feel when someone who has never consumed a piece of original content start making knock off versions purely to seek and gain clout it's pathetic.
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How important is line control
Being able to draw perfectly straight lines or drawing perfect circles.

If it's really important how do you learn this?
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Remember to manage your stress.
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Recent oil paintings
There you can see it's not going very well. I will get there in the end but bloody hell this is difficult.
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You have been offered the opportunity to study in the Rhode Island School of Design, all expenses paid. Would you do it? Why or why not?
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How do you create good pixel art sprite animations?
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Kelsey Swolovay
Finished this earlier today. Not an everyday concept, but it came out nice
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What does /ic/ think about this guy's force drawing book?
It's very helpful for me. Made it easy to draw dynamic poses
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>be me
>50k followers on twitter
>saw the beatnik meme of raising your comm prices to $20 an hour
>charge $400 for my comms now
>instantly lose 3000 followers and way less people liking and rting my art, literally nobody asked me for comms for weeks
>twiddle my thumbs everyday to drop it back to $75 per full color because i need the money
are we permanently doomed to charge $4 an hour for comms now
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Have any of you ever been to an art exhibition?
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if i have been drawing for 10+ years and I still suck
Should I give the fuck up or keep drawing assuming
>I have no followers/never received commissions for my shitty art
> I have studied all fundies,memes,draw bridgman two times over and over again with no avail
> No defined art style
>No anything
>Its just shit
> However I do it since I basically suck at virtually everything this world has to offer in terms of hobbies and jobs (including gayming) and drawing is "what I have some affinity with" in spite of me hating my own works
> I hate my drawings
>I hate myself
> I am a failure
> It's over and billions must suffer and die
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Stop browsing /ic/ and fucking draw…
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The longer I spend on a drawing, the worse it is.
Like a 30 minute drawing is usually better than a 1 hour drawing. And if I put 2 hours into it, it gets even worse.
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/NATURE/ - Nature Thread
Nature OP
A general focusing on the beauty of the natural world.

Art with an emphasis on landscapes, plants, animals, and mythical creatures are welcome!

Some resources:
>Wildlife Reference Photos:

Animals Real and Imagined:
An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists:
Botany for the Artist:
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How do I learn to draw old school anime like ghost in the shell style
I want to be a real anime arts!
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This thread is for everything related to commissions.
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>okay but how do you draw
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Online art communities
Do communities where you can get quality critique and discussion still exist? No coomer twitterfag shit either.
Online communities are either reddit/twitter normie hugboxes, dead discord servers full of autistic/socially retarded twitter artists, active discord servers full of wannabe calarts trannies, or /ic/ where people pull shit from their ass because theres no way to verify their credibility.
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Is it possible to mix anime and cartoons with trad painting techniques?
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Urban Sketching
How do I get into it?
It seems fun but places either have overwhelming detail or not enough to make an interesting drawing.
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anyone know painters similar to BROM?
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Art as a job
Don't know if this is the right board / place to discuss this but I'll do it anyway. Art is pretty much one of my only interests that actually stick instead of fading after half a year.

How realistic is doing art fulltime?
I'd much rather do art stuff and hope to make a living out of it than get a wageslave job tbf, also my country has stupidly good pay for jobless people so I could pretty much survive on no job and just focus on art stuff until it would actually pay out.

How realistic is doing art full time. How much is it luck based. Best ways to do it ie drawing furryporn in twitter or trying to get reputation as like an actual "actual" artist.
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Which artist are your sketches closest to?
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How would go about learning anatomy if you had to start over?
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Jun 18
How do I learn to erase any sign I am not japanese in my anime girls?

Is pic related good enough to trick retards?
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Longshot, but does anybody have that picture of an artist whose photographed a collection of objects in their home (cushions and stuff) to make a loose base for a landscape which they then overpaint?

I help run a digital art club and I think it'd be a good exercise for the kids, I just can't find this picture on my hard drive.
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how well do you draw minority features?
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Imma post 3 pictures. While using at least one of them as a base (as a template, the actual photo itself, heavy inspiration, or whatever else) try to draw something with a moderate level of detail.
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Anatomy troubleshooting
Can we have an anatomy general thread? And can someone show me what's going on with her ribcage/abs/pelvis?
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Hi /ic/, I just wanted to ask two simple survey questions to you all:

1. Did you draw a lot as a kid?

2. Even when you sucked at drawing (either at a young age or for late bloomers, as a teen/adult), did you find it fun? Or did you have to force yourself to draw when you were bad?
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Would drawing while sleep deprived impair my learning in any way?
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How do i color?
I'm so lost.
I dont know how to do it.

People said to read gurney but i just learnt real life tools and paints from it. I learnt very little about painting like techniques strokes or fucking anything.
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You niggas need to start reading centuries old art books.

Ironically a lot of them teaches shit that not single modern book teaches, like composition and ornaments.

Not modern art book teaches properly the WHY of beauty in a drawing.
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Genuine question
If you are an artist and you commission some other artist to draw something, is it considered cuckoldry? You are paying another artist to do something that you could’ve attempted yourself. Pic unrelated
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Why haven't you developed your hyper popular waifu character yet?
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Bruh I don't even know what I'm into anymore, all of life's hardships and stresses and sickness and bills have made me put my interests at bottom priority for years and I think it trained my brain out of creativity. All I can think of mostly is what is trending but there isn't soul in that supposedly. How do I become creative again?
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what the fuck are you supposed to do when someone tell you to pyw?
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How the FUCK does he make it look so easy?
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So this is the greatest artist of all time, huh.
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Itt: Questions you have that no one can seemingly answer
If you can't seem to find answers to a very specific question you always had despite all the anatomy, painting books, pigment analysis of paintings, or classes, ask here because in all likelihood asking a teacher or author directly won't yield and answer but a random person on 4chan might.
I'll start.
Why the fuck do the traps sometime grip onto the top edges of the scapula and act as an extension of it, caused by the arm being lifted at a acute angle, instead of obtuse, this happens regularly in the human body and is copied in art, but no one explains this pose, additionally why has the deep trap muscles not received as much attention in anatomy, sort of like how sub striations are the back are ignored by everyone but a few artists?
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Tell me /ic/, do you use the doll?
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The OC Redraw Thread
1: Post a brief backstory if your OC 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. Artist Only. No spamming OC/infodumps for multiple threads without delivering.

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

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>drawing characters playing chess
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Copy twice
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Low poly low res no filters
Hey /ic/. I love this style
>Low poly low res no filters 3D
>Usually saturated colors
>Flat lighting/"Unlit"
>Geometry that's not just perpendicular quads

But it's hard to find more like it. Let's post all we have
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YCH, Sprites and how to recycle assets?
I want to be able to use YCH bases that I have made myself or others like people in older internet used them for sprite animations and sprite comics, and to some extent flash cartoons, to recycle bases for my own projects but I am having trouble thinking of how to do it?

Should I just google YCH bases I’m google and yandex and cannibalize them for my animations and my art and other stuff?
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/beg/ & /int/ - Beginner and Intermediate Thread
high quality edition
If you are a /beg/inner or /int/ermediate in art, please use this thread to post pieces for critique or ask for advice.
Use this thread instead of making new threads or post in the drawthread with fundamental exercises.

New collaborative:
When giving feedback, avoid vague "advice" - point what's wrong and try to give the anon you're quoting a clear direction
to improve their art (study heads < watch THIS VIDEO about head structure, read THIS SECTION of THIS ARTIST'S BOOK, etc).
You, feedback seeking anon, should also try to be clear and concise when asking for critique/help.
When posting your artwork, say what you want help with, and what's your goal with the study/artwork.

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