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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.1678
My attempts 
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Hello, I started my "adventure" with tablet few weeks ago and this is my latest work.
I drew it in paint, got photoshop but I cant get used to it. And I have some nasty habits from using pencils and only sketching.
Could I ask you to critique and maybe some advices how to make my works more visable and clear? Even as an author I have problems to see details sometimes.

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Don't know about photoshop, but sai is an incredibly easy and intuitive tool for sketching and linearting. Check it out and draw something with pressure sensitivity, you'll see the difference.
Also, stop with the chicken scratching, man. I think you know very well yourself that's the main reason your sketches don't look as clear as they could. You'll have to get used to drawing with longer and smoother lines eventually. Have more confidence in your drawing!

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OP here, thanks about sai annon, pretty nice program. I gave it a try and made this art "recently", unfortunetly I dont have time to finish (alot of welding courses in this and next month...) , and its not furry related - still its made by same person and hopefully shows something more.

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Source: me

What do u think about it?
clothes, hair, face
Lines, anatomy,...
I will add some details to her clothes/jewelry when i start colorin
Started as a "learning-doodle" so I didnt finish the legs.

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i like it! i loved her ears, so cute! here's my advice, the hair: needs practice, movement, it needs to be flowy! that's all i'll say... there's plenty of tutorials in deviantart, try to look at them if you want!

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>Started as a "learning-doodle" so I didnt finish the legs.

Yep I'm gonna learn how to draw a thing by avoiding drawing a part of the thing
that'll totally work.

Read that thing at the top.

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You don't know what you're talking about.

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Raise the clothes at the sleeves; make sure that one side of the chin mirrors the other; round the hands(disclaimer that I only know what it should start to resemble*no ref); define the characters contours from shapes that angle away from the viewer like the abs; same with the crotch area, don't forget the leg has a but, so that thigh gap ,unfortunately does not receive negative space; The anterior muscles of the leg should be round, or this will make it harder to see the angle of the leg; the jeans pocket on their right side should not really show up; shorten their left eye, it doesn't seem to match the length of the one on their right.
That's as best I can suggest. This is just what I would do though. Good luck!

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Anatomy Help 
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This is one of my first anthro picture's I've done that I have actually liked, could someone critique and/or red line it? I would love to learn my strengths and weaknesses. Thanks ^^

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The hands should be larger,especially the males. His arm also seems short. You can't really tell her neck from her chest. His pants also look furry.
Look at and reference from human anatomy guides,and study people which includes yourself and then apply it to anthro characters.

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so cute! i like it so far, well, the rest has been said, i'll add something about the shoulders... agh i dunno how to explain it without image tutorials, but you need to draw it like more looking down... arms looks stiff too! but it can be easily resolved by using curvy lines
action lines, don't be afraid on using them, it always helps!!
of course study anything about constructing anatomy first to know how to apply action lines later
remember folds are important too, always take references! don't be afraid

about the shading... contrast, use alot of colors to make it more fun, but also make a balance between lights n' stuff, something long to study too, but slowly you'll be getting it!

[-] [+] No.1665
Improvement & painting 
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Source: catwolf

catwolf here

rate my improvement.
also, i'm just getting into digital painting (sai only), if you have any tips to me to draw full bodies with a very rough presketch please let me know.

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full size of my painting for crit

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this is one crazy improvement, i can notice you've gone in a long way... one little advice? use grayscale first and later color in overlay, so you can feel differences and the volumen of the characters (you can reference any photo if you want)

[-] [+] No.1653
need help drawing hoofed legs 
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hey guys, been drawing regular human legs/feet on my furries all my life and want a change
REALLY want to get in to drawing the hoofed legs (like shown) been trying for ages, but for some reason am finding it a lot harder than i think it should be haha

any basic guides/tips/help would be greatly appreciated thank you :)

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The hoof is like a toe nail. It should probably start about where the toes would start. The way it is now, it starts after the toes should end.

Look at some references. From the looks of it, you're going for more realistic, so look at images of real horses and reference those.

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My second attempt to draw a face.
Any suggestions?

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My suggestion is don't use most step-by-step guides to learn how to draw, unless they're extremely in depth, giving multiple examples and realism based. It's not teaching you how to draw, but how to draw a very specific thing in that person's style.

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Fucking this

[-] [+] No.406
My shitty doodles Flash 
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Figured I may make a thread like this. I'll be posting various studies/drawings if that's coo. I'll be using Shi Painter. Shit sucks, keep getting a 500 error whenever I try to post with an upload from Shi Painter...

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Personally, I love >>1291 >>1296 >>1297 (oh god hope I did the links right) They aren't clean and precise, but they feel a lot like someone was recording with those old grainy B&W cameras. All fuzzy and awesome...

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okay guys it's BEEN A FUCKING WHILE but here you go, a request I'm working on.

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[-] [+] No.1294
whats wrong with this picture 
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i dont know this is a rough draft of a picture i want to make how can i make this better

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The tits man. They don't look real. They look like two balloons cause of the height of the nipples. Nips are supposed to be lower, and the shape of the boob is supposed to have like a tear shape, big & round at the bottom, and getting more narrow at the top.

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What exactly is that supposed to be (animal form)?

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I don't know what I'm doing wrong but it's definitely something. (Don't tell me it's because they have no lower legs. I am aware.)

Relatively new, started drawing last year, critique appreciated.

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Anatomically not a whole lot.. the one on the left's head is HUGE in comparison to the rest of her body though. Same with the neck which is thicker than her waist.

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Hey! It's an OBVIOUS trace!

Get the FUCK out. Thanks.

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Callout with a source, otherwise you GTFO.

[-] [+] No.1495
Hint or tips to improve me? 
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Be the critique that you are. I'm nervous putting this out here, but if you don't take steps, you'll never know how to walk.

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>basic proportion is fine

No, it's really not.

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I did this literally out of boredom, and I know I didn't cover everything. But hopefully it helps

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The corrections look pretty good in anime style, but if this person is going for realism, there's still a lot wrong with that (e.g. enormous head and eyes, tiny shoulders, mouth disappearing and reappearing across the face, ears disproportionate and oddly placed in the form-drawing on the right, a nose that's actually less realistic and detailed than the original drawing you're correcting).

Really not trying to troll- within the realm of anime style this is well-done. But anime is still very stylized and unrealistic.

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Actually laughed aloud... I got a report to clear out >>1527 because it's "Non Furry."

Really, whoever reported that? For real though?

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