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

/msg/ - Master Studies General
This thread is dedicated to master studies, where you copy artwork you admire as a form of study. They are the quickest way to improve and learn about any fundamental you are having problems with. If you need to work on your hands, copy hands from other artists, and if you're having trouble with rendering, make careful studies of paintings with lighting you admire. Studies can be quick or long. You can even copy anatomy books like Bridgman, Morpho, and Hogarth. The type of studies you want to do depend on your personal goals and the types of problems you are grappling with.

Artists of all levels are welcome. Critiques and redlines are encouraged.

Recommended watching:

artbook thread: >>6168159

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Should you treat your art account for business/professional or shitposting/personal?
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Why do internet artists rarely talk about progression and how they got started? They rarely talk about how often they practice or how they practiced. Of course I know they aren't obligated to but it's weird how so many just gloss over it.
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Examples of comic art styles that allow you to work efficiently while still having good visuals?
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/beg/ & /int/ - Beginner and Intermediate Thread
Today's /beg/ challenge: Draw an Atlantic bluefin tuna

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.

RESIZE YOUR IMAGES TO ~1000 PIXELS using one of the following methods:
1. screenshot the image and post that instead
2. change camera capture settings to something smaller
3. send to computer and resize in MSPaint


New collaborative sticky (anyone can edit):

- Keys to drawing
- The Art and Science of Drawing
- Perspective Drawing Handbook
- Vilppu Drawing Manual (and literally any other book made by Glenn Vilppu)
- Figure - Design and invention
- Pen and Ink
- The Natural Way To Draw

- How to Draw by Scott Robertson
- How to Render by Scott Robertson
- Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter by James Gurney
- Morpho: Anatomy for Artists (and Literally any other book made by Michel Lauricella)
- Anatomy for Sculptors

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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Mexico Testing Limits of Using Law to Bar Cultural Appropriation
>The Federal Law for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage of Indigenous and Afro-Mexican People and Communities empowers groups to sue if someone without permission copies or imitates symbols, designs, or other elements of their heritage, “even in a degree of confusion.” It carries up to a 10-year prison term for illicitly producing or selling indigenous creations.
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Recs for experimental and/or innovative art software?
I'm talking the likes of Heavypaint, Alchemy or EbSynth: Programs that bring their own take at digital graphics, and are not meant to compete with or replace other applications, they're just their own thing. Can be for 2D, 3D, animation or anything in-between. Thanks.
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/mg/ - Mechanization General
Post and discuss art relating to mecha, robots, vehicle, weapons, and everything else that falls under man made object or machinery.
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/sag/ - Schizo Art General
Why was the last thread deleted? Why are there multiple AI threads but the janny deletes an actual art thread?

Anyway, this is a thread for schizos to share their schizophrenic art.
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/asg/ - Anime Study General
Why You Should Copy Anime:

**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.**

Japanese Book Collection:!UcNG2AiT!jeyWwP1gtQXXz6R29o5bgw!sddDyarD

Recommended Resources:

/mmg/ - Manga Making General:

Previous Thread:
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Actual /beg/ thread
This is a thread for ACTUAL beginners who've barely touched drawing in their lives. This is not a thread for intermediate/skilled faggots who post in /beg/ threads to fish for compliments.

Post your art work
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That’s it, I’m throwing in the towel.
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>Pen matches up with everything
>Open File to draw
>All of a sudden it decalibrates
>Re calibrate, Restart pc and check for updates
>Still doesnt calibrate
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How do you make things with no eyes cute?
Drawing cute things usually means giving them big wet eyes. But what do you do when you are drawing something that has none? Picture related.
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Has anyone here actually felt their art improve thanks to ic?
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/dtg/ - Drawing Tablet General
This is a thread to discuss all kinds of digital drawing hardware: non-display graphics tablets, pen display tablets, portable tablets and more.

Why you should not trust youtube shills: [Open]

If you have any additional questions, ask them.
Remember to ignore all chinese shills.

>I'm thinking of getting the Wacom One, should I buy it?
Fuck off retard. Ask a better question.

Recommended tablets:

>Intuos 3
Best screenless tablet. Look for one on Craigslist or Ebay.
>Intuos 4, 5 & Pro
Also good options. Will burn through your nibs.
>Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Budget portable display tablet. Very solid drawing experience with Wacom EMR tech, but a small 10.4" display area.
>Used iPad Pro 2nd Gen 12.9"
Best option for a display tablet.
>Galaxy Tab S7+/S8+
Good premium alternative to an iPad Pro
>One by Wacom - solid cheap option (not Wacom One)


>XP-Pen, Huion, Gaomon and every other Chinese brand
Poor build quality, lackluster pens, broken tilt, struggles to register light pressure, horrible customer support and the displays are not calibrated. All Chinese brands have the same problems. Check out the webm to understand how bad they are. Also watch out, Chinese companies shill HARD on /ic/; they do a lot of samefagging and frequently hurl personal insults.

>Microsoft Surface Pro
The N-Trig digitizer means you will always get wobbly lines.

Bad drawing performance because they're not designed with art in mind.

>iPads (brand new) - Bad value
>iMacs and Macbooks
Never buy this garbage under any circumstance. It's a locked ecosystem with rubbish hardware you can't upgrade.

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Art platforms
Is it normal to only have slightly more than 100 followers on IG? I only get on average about 10 likes per post. Theres the occasional post that gets more than that but its usually when its fanart.
What are some good platforms to post my art? I want to gather a larger following.
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/cbsg/ - cute boy 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:

>figure drawing for all its worth

>Do not take the bait or derail. Don't be a sperg.
>Only post SFW shota, link NSFW from catbox.
>Don't fight about different male body types, shota/ikemen/bara. 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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Define "soul"
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/fag/ - Furry Art General
Clean it up 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!

>Resources (JP) (EN)

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The OC Redraw Thread
Welcome to the OC Drawthread:

Draw someone's OC or post your own. All skill levels are welcome.


1: Post a brief backstory if your OC has one.

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

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

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

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Realistically, how can you outperform a machine?
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sketchbook thread
sketchbook thread! post stuff you drew in your sketchbook, anything goes.
you DO have a sketchbook, right?
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/ALT/ Alternative Art/Stylization General
Previous thread: >>6153244

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
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Naomi Happy
I am making a game. I have an ipad and clipstudio, but no artistic skills or even knowledge of anything art-related. My most technical skill is that I know how to use layers and was able to turn off anti-aliasing. Here is a random character sprite I drew. Tell me how to improve.
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The Holy Trinity of beg traps.
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What is a good ratio of likes/retweets to impressions? As in, how many likes/retweets per 100 impressions do I need to get in order to "make it"?
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Painting sheds
You might make the owners very happy. Like I did.

Ever did a drawing that someone very happy?
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/dsg/ - Drawing Software General
Which drawing program do you use and why?
Have you tried any new programs lately?
What are your favorite software techniques?
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/DAD/ Do Art Daily
Previous thread:

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):
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/wct/ - Water Cooler Talk
If you're on a break after drawing and feel like sharing what's on your mind about what you're working on, the industry, things that excite you about art, or anything that frustrates you about drawing or the process of art then grab a cup of water and chill out here. Remember to keep the discussion on-topic as much as possible
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post artistic video game covers
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How do you become the drawing equivalent of this dude?
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How's this thing with the vanishing point where everything is aligned to make you go from close to far called and why does it look so kino?
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Whys it so hard to paint anime in a western medium like oil paint?
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what do you listen to when drawing?
>inb4: nothing

synthwave is very relaxing to me and puts me in the mood for cyberpunk/anime/robots etc
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Inspo 2022
Post fresh inspiration

Hello from the other side edition
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Drawpile Thread #5: Amnesiac Edition
Drawpile Artgain imsosorrythisOPislameicannotachievelommissenseis charm
Let's Draw Together!
>Join any time
>Open 24/7
>Meetups Sundays at 2pm CST

Drawpile >> Session >> Join >> ""

Hope to see you there!

Previous thread: >>5979812
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Is it possible to translate the beauty of live-action cinema into 2D art?
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/fdg/ Figure Drawing General - Quantity and Quality
Figure Drawing
In this thread we practice and share pieces of figure drawing, one of the most important ways of learning form, depth and even values, mostly focused but not limited to the study of the human body.

This is in an effort to train your observational skills and develop your ability to understand what you're looking at, how to simplify it and how to put it in paper.

You may want to:
*Practice at least 10 figure drawings exercises every day.
*Ask and OBSERVE others' works in order to implement useful approaches to your own process.
*Post no matter your skill level, the point is to learn, not seek outside recognition, if you get called a /beg/ that's par for the course.
*Use any medium you feel most comfortable with, be that digital or traditional.
*Draw as quickly and efficiently as possible, focus on the general form and DO NOT get caught in on the details.

Some resources to help practice:
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How the fuck did Raphael draw like this without Loomis?
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Art Supply General
Let's talk about Art supplies. Did you buy anything recently? Is there something you want to buy but want a second opinion on? Want to recommend something to other anons? Any tips? Post about it here.
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/lsg/ - Loli & Shota General
Previous Thread: >>6187777

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. Note: If you're having issues viewing catbox links, use a VPN.

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. Keep all outside drama from other generals, boards, or outside communities from /lsg/.

>General Resources

>Specific Resources

>Drapery to clothe your lolis

>Abandoned(?) FAQ/Q&A

Remember to get up and exercise every now and then or you'll die from a heart attack. The worst possible fate is to die a fat bastard.
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Formal training
What's holding you back from going to art school? What makes /ic/ so appalled at the thought of formal training, yet all the tuts, books and inspo being shilled is by formally trained artists?

Not trying to heckle, genuinely curious.
What's your reason?
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>When conceptualising human and machine creativity,
we find that artists highlighted a difference in scope:
while ML models could help produce surprising
variations of existing images, the artist is irreplaceable
in giving these images artistic context and intention.
As artists highlighted, the creativity involved in art-
making is about making creative choices––a practice
beyond of the capabilities of current ML technology.
Reflecting on their ML-based practices, artists
found many similarities with past periods in art history:
the code-based and computer arts of the 1960s and
1970s and the harnessing of randomness by much
experimental art. Many also found the generative
capabilities of ML models to be a “step change”
departure from past tools.
Ultimately, however, most agreed that despite
the increased affordances of ML technologies, the
relationship between artists and their media remains
essentially unchanged––as artists ultimately work to
address human, rather than technical, questions.

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What was the longest you've gone without arting?

What was the first thing you made to break the hiatus?

>8 months
>a rare pepe
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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.

All MEGA links SHOULD be cloned, they die every time they're posted here.
If any of the links expires or breaks, please inform of it.
Can't find something? check vk, rutracker, ehentai, cgpeers, etc

>Pastebin Archive

>Text file of all thread recaps

>Beginner essentials!sSYAxKqb!f2gWy-eQZJNvRfiUTu1ASA


>Miscellaneous (books, vids, brushes...) 38 gigs!BXJkjSKI!ef2mMsm1mkj2nf3amonPEA

https://vk com/topic-4918594_27696136?offset=0

>Have you seen them?

... and before some dumbass asks, here's the link to the book in the OP:

>強い筋肉の描き方 超描けるシリーズ
>How to Draw Strong Muscles
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Video Course General v.6
Official video course general. Don't let it die this time.

>Matrix channel


The rutracker search plugin has some nma stuff

/ic/ official torrent

Uncharted waters, lots of contents

Last thread: >>6154942
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/KTD/ Keys to Drawing General
Only the chadest of chad art books!
How are you doing? What chapter are you on? Questions or recommendations?
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The myth that gesture drawing is the most important fundamental needs to die.
1.-Gesture is only relevant to figure drawing.

>Scott Robertson doesn’t use gesture
>Industrial design artist don’t use gesture
>Architects don’t use gesture
>KimgJunggi doesn’t use it (but he does use perspective)
2.- Even In figure drawing gesture is meaningless without perspective.

I don’t even mean basic 1-2-3 point. Gesture without perspective are literally just random scribbles because you won’t even understand what the hell it means in 3d space. You don’t even understand things get bigger the closer you are.

And all the teachers that say the opposite is because they forgot perspective they grasped perspective first it comes as second nature.

3.-People can’t even agree what “gesture” is.

Everyone has a different definition. At worst you get a “feel the energy” bullshit everyone regurgitates. At best you get a” line that cone ran the forms’ explanation which is not helpful.hatsoever.

Perspective IS the most important fundamental, not gesture.
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/salt/ - Sexual art stylization thread
—Giving good critiques edition—
Previous thread: >>6159242
>Welcome to /salt/
If you're looking for a place to 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) Any form of cartooning is welcome; so submit and receive feedback from others.
2) Please resize your images below 1000x1000 before posting.
3) Share your knowledge.
4) Remember to not be afraid of asking for critique.
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/.

>Community Resources
FellowBro's Book Collection

>Timed drawing gallery

>Image reference (pw: croquiscafe21)
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this nigga booth is insane
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Progress thread
Post your progress.
This is my progress after having a 6 month break off drawing.
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people in my painting class were really mad about how this got in first place, i don’t blame them lol, most of the stuff in the category were tributes to dead celebrities and other role models that people actually look up to,
imagine, putting your own blood, sweat, and tears into a project for the person that inspired you, who you loved, all of that work went down the drain once you see what’s been chosen for first place, a chad,
of all things, a fucking chad
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>use my own body as a ref
>commissioner faps to my boney ass
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What do you think of these new character designs from pokemon?
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Art tricks/gimmicks that you figured yourself and never seen anyone else talk about or use them.

P.S. Shizos- you welcome.
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the amount of artists that can illustrate the human body on a whim at any given angle with perfect lighting is increasing more than ever now as the barrier of entry is eliminated and every elite resources that was once paywalled now openly available on every pirate site. Soon drawing mastery will be a skill no different than riding a bicycle, It will be a necessity and fundamental skill anyone should be able to do.
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/atg/ Animation Thread General
>51 exercises to try

>Books basic program tutorials, etc.!3p8CwQZD!DR2mC-kw0TyQQ8Uw3T6JYg


>Anime .gif/.webm repository

>Play YT videos frame-by-frame
or just pause the video and use the , and . keys (This doesn't always work but worth a try)
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How to keep your privacy when posting NSFW art?
Parrappa Rappa
So, for the past couple of years, I’ve been making art that I do not feel comfortable posting directly on social media accounts. I’m not interested in trying to profit or become famous; I mostly want to let others see the stuff I made and get feedback to help me improve. I have been posting on /beg/ from time to time, but that place is far too crowded for me, and half the time, I don’t even get any helpful feedback. I have been thinking about making a Newgrounds account and my own website to post some stuff, but I don’t know if this is the safest thing to do.
The biggest problem I have is that although I enjoy making NSFW art, I still want to make normal artwork. I’ve seen many NSFW artists have difficulty switching over since people care more about the porn they did than their traditional art. Not only that, but I am also worried about my future as well. I don’t want ten years to go by and get fired from my job just because of some lewds I made years ago on an old account. Is there a way for me to post NSWF artwork online without risking someone possibly tracing it back to my identity?
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Futanari General
No Sissies edition

Previous Thread: >>6187827

Welcome to the third installment of /FG/ a general thread you may use to post Futanari, share references or discuss how to approach the anatomy behind a Futanari.
>Why a Futa/Trap General?
In order to prevent any disruption from the regular draw threads who do not wish to partake in pornographic content you may post your Futanari related content here instead.
>Is Western art allowed?
The term Futanari implies the eastern anime style, however you may post a Western style in order to accommodate the /salt/ generals.
>What if I don't want to post Futa? This is a red board after all.
Nothing will stop you from posting other forms of content but you may find that the other general draw threads may offer better chances of you receiving feedback.
>Any resources? What artists should I look towards to as an example of a Futanari?
You may find Futa content from >>>/d/ in the mean time as these generals are relatively new. The Futanari artist Efuya Messy may serve as an example of how you may depict a Futa. You may also find that Messy also illustrates the internal organs and other theoretical applications of his Futas which may prove to be useful in understanding the Futa form.
These generals are still in their development stages, there was an attempt to include Traps but the general sentiment was that because Traps are technically Males Traps/Femboys belong in the CuteBoyStudyGeneral /CBSG/. If you wish to provide feedback or suggestions about these generals or share any resources please do so.
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I would like to make art that shows how ridiculous Bitcoin is.
How do I do that?
I was thinking of making an excelcoin but that's not ridiculous enough.
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Why is it that all those academic artists like those in Proko, NMA, Watts Atelier, absolute suck at drawing faces? It's always those Tumblr esque YouTubers that draw the most aesthetically pleasing faces
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Drawing prompts
Does anyone here know some good channels/sites for drawing prompts/exercises? Stuff that motivates you and gets your pencil moving.
I like to do some of these prompts from time to time:
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talent is real.
Are u better than a random 10 year old boy from nigeria?
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I don't get it. is this supposed to be impressive?
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I am currently studying faces, so I am looking for refs, preferably not just the generic Pinterest girl with a blank stare. Also if you know of artists that draw good faces post them as well.
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What are the Pro's thoughts on AI?
Basic Farm Hourse, Scale transfers, application into something tangible
So, what are Krenz Cushars, Feng Zhu, Craig Mullins and the rest of the Pro concept artists and Ilustrators thoughts on the new AI?
I can't find any of their thoughts, its gotten to the point where I am genuinely considering not bothering spending 12 hours a day grinding perspective anymore. Seems kinda pointless.

Anyone know what the pros think?
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Naoki Sato's Fastest Way to Improve
Thread to post your studies by following Naoki Sato's method
[YouTube] 【完全版】イラスト最速上達法 (embed)

Let's start by posting your ''Role Model'' or post gains thus far

previous thread: >>6156290
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Commission Stories and Experiences
ITT Commission stories from both artists and commissioners. Horror stories, pleasant experiences, pricing, snipes, etc.
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/mmg/ - Manga Making General
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: >>6168218

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
2000AD Script Book
Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga

Habanero Scans:
Full MANBEN Series link:
Urasawa Channel:
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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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Did I shoot myself in the foot?

Left is how I used to paint
>3 layers of shadows and one layer of highlights.
>shaded textures for different materials.
>used to get commissions

Right is how I paint now
>2 layers of shadows no highlights
>shaded grainy texture for everything
>not getting any commissions

I honestly like the way I paint now better, but I guess people are talking with their wallets.

What do you guys think?
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what is your favorite thing to draw?
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The best method to improve drawing
To get better at drawing as much as possible as fast as possible. The only solution is isolating your mind from anything but drawing and between you and the stuff you consume. Or in short, limit everything to only one thing, the urge to draw and observe the shapes of the world. When you get bored, when you are burnout, when you are working, when you are hungry, only drawing and observing.

It has been 1 day since I have been trying this method. I'm planning to use this for 3 whole months without day break. I also urge you to try the same, anon. This is the only method that can help you get out of your low beg stage. I promise 100% it will work, come along with me, observe and gather the beauty of this world into your sketchbook and let's improve together. Our life will change for the better. You and me.
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what will I achieve by grinding Hogarth's heads?
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>go through life being told you're great at art, get accepted to art course, be praised by teachers, peers, family
>add commission samples to a tweet you post that got big
>get replies saying i should get a new hobby that i should quit art entirely etc
whos telling the truth?
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Do you have tips on creating similar artstyle?
The artist viltisvm is currently my art inspiration. I still can't manage to replicate his artstyle. I tried to play with "Threshold" on Photoshop, but the results weren't that good.

Do you guys have tips on having similar artstyle?
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Please use this thread for your stupid questions instead of creating another stupid thread.
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are this guy's tutorials a good way to learn anatomy if you are a beginner?
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How important is touching the subject to learning how to draw it?
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A thread of nothing but advice
>Draw like a feather.
>Slow down and simplify
Pic is what I was copying when I game myself this advice.
>Draw when you want and don't let it be a mood
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This is a meme, right? there's no way you can do a good lineart like that.
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Ref Dump
Post references or inspiring images, backgrounds, animals, clothing, poses, anything that sparks an idea in your head
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Thoughts on this style?
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Where teh fuck do I upload a webcomic?
Can't have violence in any way.
Can't have even suggestive content in anyway.

Can't have violence in any way.
Can't have even suggestive content in anyway.

Can't have violence in any way.
Can't have even suggestive content in anyway.

>Self host your own comics
No money.

>Publish physically independently
No money and am outside the US/EU so no real profit ever.

Where the fuck am I supposed to upload stories I really want to write? I don't want to write for children ffs.
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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.

RESIZE YOUR IMAGES TO ~1000 PIXELS using one of the following methods:
1. screenshot the image and post that instead
2. change camera capture settings to something smaller
3. send to computer and resize in MSPaint


New collaborative sticky (anyone can edit):

- Keys to drawing
- The Art and Science of Drawing
- Perspective Made Easy
- Perspective Drawing Handbook
- Vilppu Drawing Manual (and literally any other book made by Glenn Vilppu)
- Figure drawing for all it's worth (and literally any other book made by Andrew Loomis)
- Figure - Design and invention
- Pen and Ink
- The Natural Way To Draw

- How to Draw by Scott Robertson
- How to Render by Scott Robertson
- Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter by James Gurney
- Morpho: Anatomy for Artists (and Literally any other book made by Michel Lauricella)
- Anatomy for Sculptors

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.

[YouTube] Critique - How the Heck Does it Work? (embed)

Previous thread: >>6203309
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Thoughts on this character design?
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How much time should you dedicate to making full drawings in between practice?
Like say, 1-2 days/week new drawing, 5-6 days/week practice.
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Were anime artists in 2005 worse than anime artists today or is the difference just stylistic?
If you need a comparison heres the first 20000 images uploaded to danbooru which were all posted in 2005/2006 (higher page number = older image)
If you're interested feel free to share an image you like or think is "soulful"
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whosji gym
Sometimes you just gotta man the fuck up.
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Is this a polished turd?
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Your best advice in regard to layers.
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Head of a Deer
What book do I need to draw animals like this?
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Okay, so Iv'e been studying "Keys to Drawing" by Bert Dodson, as per the sticky's recommendations. Iv'e been enjoying it so far until project 1c, where I guess I am supposed to somehow shade my drawing even though I know absolutely nothing about how to draw tone with a pencil? what the hell do I do? How on earth do I draw something with no clear boundaries like lines have?
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How to do smooth shading without making it look like dirty airbrushing?
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You don't know how to fucking draw
>his drawing only has the smurf fungi looking basidiomycotes
>his drawing only has 2-3 graminedes grass at best
>his drawing only has ants, butterflies and nothing more from arthropodes
>his drawing only has a single chicken breed and less 3-4 orders of birds
>his drawing has only 2-3 farm mammals and only 3 mammals orders
>his drawing only has a single fern type
>his drawing doesn't have lychens or even a single bryophyte (moss)
>his drawing doesn't have algae
>his drawing doesn't have gimnosperms
>his drawing uses diclotid flowers on monoticlotids plants
>his drawing literally doesn't have lizards or snakes more than 1 type
>his drawing mixes tortoises features with turtles
>his drawing only has a single city dove type
>his drawing doesn't have emus, orchids, rhaids
>his drawing doesn't have a single trilobyte
>his drawing doesn't have some fosil reference to dinosaurs
>his drawing mixes toads with frogs
>his drawing doesn't have a single acacia tree
>his drawing doesn't even have a fucking single protist
>his drawing only have 2-3 varieties of angiosperms bushes and trees
>his drawing doesn't have a single cactuses or aloe veras
>his drawing doesn't have orchids
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Crazy workflow for 2D animations
It's even possible, like technologically possible to combine the limited techniques of modern anime, cut out, and stop motion, 3D and pixel art sprite animation, to produce a hybrid style that can look similar to traditional but takes 1/10 of the effort.

Basically mixing GGXrd techniques of toon shading, but like using it for the base limbs and core of the body, while you use something like a cut out system from 2D toon boom rig for the head and hand, while the fingers are drawn later in another 2D traditional animation tool like TV paint in some post process paint over, while the flowing skirts and hair are just traditionally animated by pen and paper, and later add in a compositing tool, and in a later step, do some post process where you paint over quickly some fixes and do like add inner drawing animated by traditional animation like flowing folds, then do some post process it to give 80's grainny style?

Basically, like a multi compositing paint over animated layer step.
1) Make the 3D base using stuff shit that doesn't really change, like human limbs.
2) Paint over to make it look 2D and fix mistakes.
3) Create a library of cutout hand and head shapes and ear and mouse and nose dots.
4) Create an animated version of the eyes moving in the scene, being traditionally animated, while tracing the scene.
5) Composite the head and hands into the 3D paint over animation.
6) Traditionally draw in pen and paper, keeping some printed frame reference, some 8-12 frame loops of the hair, flags and other windy clothes like skirts.
7) Paint those hair loops, using 2D painting tool.
8) Composite these into the other pieces, as some paintover.
9) Fix some errors using paintover.
10) Do post processing to make it seem like granny old VHS film.

There's not a single reason I have to think I can't separate my 2D animations into a 3D base using toon shaders of the static body limbs, fix with some quick paintover, then do two aditional layers.
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Why did you tell me this was shit?
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so is it good?
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Art books
To anybody that has done an art book in full, which one was worth doing and which one wasn't? Been procrastinating from art for a bit because of college stuff. I want to git gud. I didn't like draw a box because he didn't explain stuff properly and fun with a pencil kinda talked down to me in a weird way. I kinda understand what symbol drawing is but I haven't been able to apply it to my "style" at all. Im also not the smartest, analytical or deep thinking individual ever. How does one get out of pre beg hell?
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/bg/ Background General
Are your characters stuck in a perpetual void of nothingness? Do you loathe having to draw backgrounds for projects and end up phoning them in every time? Do you use the perspective tool & premade assets in your drawing software more often than you care to admit? Do YOU want to draw better landscapes? Then this is the pace you want to be to hone your skills.


>Graphic L.A.:
>Launch Paint Demo:

>Draw a fucking background.
>No derailing unless you're discussing a train wreckage piece.
>No characters in a blank void or else I will cum in your mother and take responsibility for your autistic ass being as your real father didn't.
>ALL skill levels welcome: NO gatekeeping.
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Textured or smooth brushes?
Lined or lineless?
Hard or soft shading?
Exaggerated or realistic?
One layer or multiple?
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Fine art bros..
How do you market your art? Is there a way to make the right connections without going to art schools?
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Can you draw good without pen pressure? especially if its digital?
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Left just seems vastly superior to right. What am I missing?
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How much do you think this costs
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What should I do if Ive been drawing for months with no improvement at all? The best I can do is draw boxes but nothing else and I went to figure/gesture drawing with literally zero to very very miniscule improvement from when I started 2 months ago. I've been drawing nearly everyday too.

No crabs please
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What is you most favorite work of pixel art?
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Rate my work
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Does abstract concept art exist in the commercial space?
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Quick fix thread
jpeg gos 4
Post your WIP if you're stuck, and get some tips on how to move forward/what is going wrong.
I'll start. I like the composition on my goose caricature but the lighting isn't working. It's a dark scene with a pink floodlight in front of him and an ambient blue glow at night. I can't figure out how to balance the lighting contrast without breaking the scene. (Turning him candy pink, making it not night, etc)
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What is the best and worst art advice you've seen on /ic/?
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In the market for some kind of figure that I can use as a reference.
Accurate/detailed anatomy and it doesn’t have to be posable. Any recommendations?
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Academic General - /ag/
jeff watts
All things Academic Art: French, English, Italian, Russian, Spanish, German, etc. Full span of centuries from Cennini, before and after.

>Historic Info
Training of Artists 15th to 21st century [YouTube] Artistic Arsenals 4, Part 1 Training Artists from the Fifteenth Century (embed)
"19th Century Academic European Paintings" - lengthy article on number of topics, including training.
[YouTube] Studio Gossip: Conversations on Academic Drawing 1870-1889 by Ramon Alexander Hurtado (embed)
[YouTube] Ramon Hurtado 19th Century Parisian Ateliers (embed)
Albert Boime The Academy and French Painting - Hard to acquire, but very descriptive.

>Where to Get Started, Training, Competitions, Contemporary Info

>/ag/ Megas
High Quality Charles Bargue Plates
Philippe Faraut Art of Sculpting 1-3

>Instructions for Bargue

Post your bargues, your juliens, your casts, your still life and your figure paintings.

Will follow up with some commentary on training.

Previous Thread:>>6141646
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On becoming a coomer artist
How hard is it to get into the field? Is it easy to get commissions? I have no idea how much competition there actually is nor how much you can make drawing nsfw/furry stuff. I never considered it, because of personal/morality issues, but health problems came in and I could use the extra money. How do you even get clients? Ty in advance anon
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Sorry but an AI will never be able to do anything that look as good as pic rel
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This is a gif I did a bit ago
growing ducks
I consider it a "fast food" gif as I made it in a relatively small amount of time. With animation, that is what I tend to do. Any advice on animation or general advice on focusing on big projects are welcome.
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When are they going to give a proper update to this piece of shit? It's the 10th anniversary yet the best new feature they could add was a new splashscreen and icon. Zero big updates this year so far.
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>CTS, or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

, is a common condition that causes numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand and forearm.

>RSI, or repetitive strain injury,

is caused by repeated use of a body part, such as your shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist or hand. Symptoms usually start gradually and can include: pain, which may feel like burning, aching or throbbing. stiffness and weakness. tingling, pins-and-needles or numbness.

>What is the diffrence?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) specifically is caused by pressure on the median nerve in your wrist specifically whereas Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) can affect nerves, muscles and tendons.

>Tendon Therapy / How to Alleviate

post stories, effects and how you overcame this injury/steps you chose/stuff you'd reccommend against it.
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>Just draw bro LMAO
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golden bs
are composition tools useful or bullshit?
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>artist is on 9 different websites
>not a single one allows you to message them
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index 2
Is there such thing as a site where I can download a file, or a free offline app, with thousands of images of paintings and lithographies in HD?
I want to download many gbs of modern paintings to look while I'm on the bus or waiting something.
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Which brush to use in ps and tips?
images (3)
I'm a new digital user
I use 0.7 mechanical on paper, how do I convert it to digital brush?
Also digital feels weird what pp should I keep? And more tips?
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>have fun art idea
>spend all day thinking about art idea, the different poses, the coloring
>cant even get a basic sketch down

how to get out of a rut like this? I haven't been able to draw anything I'd like to in months
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Friend's art
This is his neko character, thoughts?
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Why is Loomis always recommended to beginners?

Fun with a pencil is a particularly awful beginner book. There's no point drawing any of that stuff until you know how to draw basic volumes.
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191 (1)
>mfw i hide the hands behind the back of the anime girl or ofscreen at the bottom
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Today's /beg/ challenge: Draw a raft spider

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.

RESIZE YOUR IMAGES TO ~1000 PIXELS using one of the following methods:
1. screenshot the image and post that instead
2. change camera capture settings to something smaller
3. send to computer and resize in MSPaint


New collaborative sticky (anyone can edit):

- Keys to drawing
- The Art and Science of Drawing
- Perspective Drawing Handbook
- Vilppu Drawing Manual (and literally any other book made by Glenn Vilppu)
- Figure - Design and invention
- Pen and Ink
- The Natural Way To Draw

- How to Draw by Scott Robertson
- How to Render by Scott Robertson
- Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter by James Gurney
- Morpho: Anatomy for Artists (and Literally any other book made by Michel Lauricella)
- Anatomy for Sculptors

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.

Previous thread >>6201001
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How to capture and show likeness?
What about small details, minor changes and so on?
What if faces too simmilar to each other?
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