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Art critique and advice; beginner artists are welcome to post here; includes an oekaki. (NO FLAMES)

Artists, read before posting!

Before you post your art to ask for critique, please read these tutorials. They explain the basic principles of drawing and figure drawing. Most posts where these basics are missing will never get a response, as people are quite frankly sick and bored of explaining over and over that you would have to pretty much learn how to draw first, before you could improve.

Courtesy of Arne Niklas Jansson: Basic and comprehensive drawing and painting tutorial
Courtesy of Bakaneko: Figure Drawing Basics, Further Anatomy, Hands

These were brought to my attention by Aeresque#Artist. Courtesy of Scribd: Drawing the Human head, Drawing Dynamic Hands, Dynamic Figure Drawing
And for those of you who want it a bit easier, we also have the whole thing as one neat rar with all three books in pdf form.

NEW! These were brought to my attention by MajorTom in #fchan. Courtesy of Andrew Loomis: Creative Illustration, Drawing the Head and Hands, Eye Of The Painter, Figure drawing for all it's worth, Fun with a Pencil, Successful Drawing, Drawing Dynamic Hands.

If you think you know a good basic tutorial that would fit in here, feel free to contact me under Xenofur in IRC and I will add the link.

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[-] [+] No.1606
Fuzzy dick 
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Source: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9014810/

Your thoughts?

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Was not expecting THIS kind of dick. But yeah, looks pretty good. The art style makes me think he looks like he belongs in SOME setting, but I can't think of the name of it...

As far as logos go, it's definitely a good start. Does the character have a name? I'm also not entirely certain of the gender...

[-] [+] No.1756
First Furry Futa Foray 
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Hope you like it. I like extras.

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Loving the positioning of the hands and the double grope of the balls/ vagina.
Try to make the part where the nails are digging in slightly lighter, it looks as though the nails are going right through the skin. Also the neck is slightly off center, asides from that it's pretty hot :3

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Loving that background. like eating mushrooms.

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need a fellow artist help 
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Working with an old medium figured I get into furry 3d art agian made a couple of sad posters a couple years ago but now I'm gonna kick it up a notch. Just wanted to see if the fellow furrverts thought I was going down the right direction or abandon all hope

Ps The original image was not my own Just love the art so much I had to make my own Then make it 3d .... Give props where its do ...plus Don't want people thinking I'm a Complete troll

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To give a better idea of what I'm trying to accomplish kind of like the ghost posters in the haunted house at Disneyland these posters have a slight forced perspective about them that makes the poster or image seem to be 3d or alive by adding the proper amount of layers too many and it becomes a hand grenade in assembly not enough and you don't seem to get the image you want. Any tips or any help will be appreciated

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[-] [+] No.1675
3D cat 
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I started working on this a while back but just can't seem to get her face right. Any suggestions or tips would be appreciated.
I had also considered giving her a pair of breasts but don't know if that would be too appealing.

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Rear view. The topology is not that great, but it works alright.

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Last of all a full rotation of the model.

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I honestly don't see much wrong with it.
You should model it with the eye lids half closed, just so it's easier to rig and keyframe latter, but other than it looks fine.

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Making characters look more adorable 
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I'd like my future girls to look cuter, more adorable, sweeter, girlier.
I'll post an example of what I'm going for.
Now my question is what the fuck does make a character cute? I have already tried huge eyes, or a huge forehead, or overall a huge head. But that just looked not so good, because I'm going for some sort of realism. While I don't want to go completely anime-style, I'm open to adapt some tricks from the anime guys to make my characters look cuter. I just don't want to go completely anime style, because they do some weird stuff, like the "flunder mouth". (that's like when the mouth goes to one side of the face.
Also are there ony tricks I can do on the proportions on the rest of her body?

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That's what I'm going for...
She looks so sweet and adorable, but I just don't know what it is that makes her look so good.

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'S' is for 'sexy', 'silky', and 'success'. Make the figure pose in a slight 'S' shape. Be mindful of the eyes and shoulders, they convey a lot of emotion too! I've corrected some of the lines on your figure. The red dot is where the center of balance should be. Look at how far forward your toes and forelegs are... far too forward to support a weighty tail. Anywho, the one on the right is an overhaul because a simple redline was not going to fully cover all the aspects.

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Bigger head with smaller snout and bigger eyes.
You should learn to draw smooth, confident strokes instead of scratchy lines, it helps with the feminity too.

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thanks guys. here's the finished pic. i haven't applied the advices on this one, but i'll gratefully apply them to my future pictures.
Many many thanks again! :)

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The girl in the picture you posted as your target seems to be in a much more natural pose, I think that helps a ton.

I think things will get better automatically if you keep improving your perspective.

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What do you think about this picture ? 
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What do you think about this picture?

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>>1764 I really like the anatomy in general. Though, could the fox's hands be a little bigger?
The lineart in general looks ok, but in some parts it looks kind of strange, specially on the fox's right arm.
The coloring could need a little more work: in some parts it looks fine, but many "white spots" are visible even without zooming in.

Depending on the tool that you used and also your experience as a artist, this is a rather impressive work with some flaws that could easily be fixed with more practice. Congrats!

[-] [+] No.1754
How to anthro 
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So I tried drawing anthros for the first time, it was terrible and I'm confused about what to do.
Now I supposed I should do some animal studies and then see how should I mash them up with human figures or should I study from artists I like?

What do you guys do?
Pic not mine.

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Well, practice of course, but also, a research work can be added.

Check for anthro focused books, like "Draw Furries How to creat anthropomorphic and fantasy animals" by Jared Hodges and Lidnsay Cibos, also check the video tutorials by Glenn Vilppu.

And don't forget the most important ingredient to the formula: NEVER GIVE UP.

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Learn the english language. (i'm only saying this because I assume that English is your first an primary language)
Do you know what Anthro means?
It actually means man. (humans/the human species)
Anthropomorphic art is art that resembles the human figure.
An anthropomorphic creature/character would be a creature/character that resembles the features of a human or possesses observable human qualities.
And now you know how to correctly use the phrase/term "anthro"
Good luck!

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First things first: Popular anthro art highly draws from the human figure. So if you're lacking on your human physiology/kinesiology (how the body moves) focus your practice there. There are so many references, tutorials and other learning aids on the human form this should be an easy area of study.

Once you can draw humans well, the transition to anthros is fairly simple: Change the face, add ears and a tail, and decide if your characters are going to be digitigrade or plantigrade (both foot/leg styles are very successful/popular but have different fan bases).
-tails should start above the butt, a lot of artists put them too low (sprouting from between the cheeks) or way too high (small of the back above the pelvic crest). Feel on your own back, there should be a bony knob right at the top of your crack. Tails start there or no more than a (scale) inch higher to account for musculature/fur fluff.
-digitigrade feet can look weird till you get proportions right. Keep in mind the very long foot will make a character very tall unless you scale the shin and thigh appropriately (most quadrupedal mammals have very short femurs and thus short thighs). Scaled up to human size, a canine's metatarsals (what makes the bridge/arch of the foot) would be nearly a foot long. You can either go this route with a shorter shin/thigh or fudge things a bit for artistic aesthetic and go with a shorter foot and more humanistic shin/thigh. Both look good if you get the ankle angle right. I wish I could offer more advice here but I SUCK at digitigrade.
-feline muzzles are blunt and short, with the skull being pretty much oval (round off one end of a rugby ball and it's close). Canine skulls have a pronounced muzzle but don't have the pronounced dip/angle at the "bridge" of the nose like you see in a lot of art, it's more of a concave curve. I don't have good skeletal references for other common mammals, and ofc "fantasy" chars like dragons can be whatever looks good.

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[-] [+] No.1752
Komodo Sunrise 
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Source: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/spiritd/
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My new piece, just started on FA, last month or so, every bit of advice is helpful

[-] [+] No.860
Lion-Headed Statue 
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Can I please get a critique on my Lion-Headed Statue so far?

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it looks nice for a statue sketch. they neck looks a tad thick though otherwise it looks like a statuesque!

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Need help livening up this dragon! 
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Been working on this sketch, and I think it looks good but I'm finding, the more I look at it, that it's so static and bland.

He's meant to be summoning/spell casting hence the odd stance.

Any ideas or redlines to help give him a little more movement?

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Maybe a background, or even color. Color will definately give it more life, especially if you color whatever spell he is casting (like fire, ice, etc) looks good though

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I always have the same problem. The pose does need work; adding colors won't fix it... unfortunately, as I have the same problem, I'm not sure what to fix. I tend to get stuck with straight lines and harsh angles... so perhaps aim for more curves? It produces a "whooshing" effect in the composition.

Maybe angle his head down dramatically, so he's not just looking straight ahead, and bend his right arm tightly, like a "YESSS" fist (lol)!

BTW, I really like it. Props for not posting the usual fchan fap fodder.

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I've found that choosing a pose is more about how you feel the the character is feeling.

Have you ever been involved in a stage play or dance? How did you feel about the character? Was your portrayal sharp tongued, sneaky, majestic/proud, or solemn?

Martial arts also use this a lot, especially in Taijhi Quan. I've used how I felt about the character to convey poses.
Grab a mirror. Don't watch yourself while you get into a pose if you're your own worst critic or you'll feel uncomfortable, lose the feeling, and lose your result. When you find the 'feel' of the pose you want, observe the angles of your arms and body like the angle degrees and what not....or if you can just imagine yourself and the pose, don't bother with the mirror, just do some Qi exercises. Draw it.

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I think adding in some perspective might do the trick, have the viewing angle panning up at him instead of just an oblique flat perspective. :3

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Do something with his tail! Make it sway in one distinct direction, instead of making lots of little waves.

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