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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.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)



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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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Face 
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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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>>1649
This
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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da

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da-derp

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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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Also.



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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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Halp? 
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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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>>1628
Callout with a source, otherwise you GTFO.



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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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>>1522

>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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>>1529

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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Need some crits please 
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So yeah, I've been working on a project for a while now and I'm proud of how far its come and the general reception its gotten over the years. One thing I'm looking for though is some way to make my art more appealing for those on the fence about my game. Understand, I'm busy with work during the week, and even when I'm not I only work on art a little bit every day, so don't expect me to make any serious progress quickly.

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Some sort of dog sex position 
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Oh, hello.

I'm wondering if the faggots here can help. I don't usually visit this image board very often, anyway, so I guess I'll just put some of my WIP artwork out here that I haven't posted yet on my account.

So this is probably one of the most complex poses I have ever drawn so far. So in this image the female dog is supposed to be humping the male dog in a "reverse-missionary" or cowboy style sex position. The male is supposed to be pulling her arms to stabilize her positioning, while also biting her tail and pulling back on it too. So it the way it's drawn can get confusing.

Now keep in mind that this implicates an unrealistic situation for which the male dog cannot move around very much. So the female dog would probably have to use her legs to move up and down, but she has her legs up for a moment in this image.

So the male dog uses her arms as leverage so he can safely lay down, bring his feet up to her breasts and then rest his feet there.

I mostly want to know if everything looks like it's in order before I go on with this. Are the snouts too long? Are the shoulders, necks and heads a bit off? What else can you suggest or critique? Thanks.



[-] [+] No.1598
SIlverlonewolf Looking for Help 
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Source: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/silverlonewolf/

I am looking for critique for my work. Take a gander at my FA page.

This is my work I am not afraid of critique or even being poked fun of. It actually fuels me to be better, and hopefully I can called a "decent artist" some day.

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And how do you want your pieces judged? I'd rather not look like a judgmental ass to everyone when in reality I'm just doing what you asked for. PM, E-Mail, so on so forth?

I'd also prefer to not outright put critique on the pieces on FA in case this is someone else asking people to do this as a troll LoL.

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Well, about the pic you attached here :
There's unquestionable improvement from 2006, but you already know that.
What throws me off in the 2012 pic is the shading. I think it's too soft, and too uniform. Judging from my own experiences I sometimes tend to treat every anatomical or structural part on its own when shading, disregarding the whole, and that gives the image a uniform flat look.
I'd suggest you try with the simplest brush available, usually a hard circular one, and first work in black and white over the whole pic, dealing with the largest forms or simplifications of forms. When you have your values looking ok as a whole for the larger forms, you can elaborate on the smaller ones. Avoid softer brushes or blurring tools, they can be very very distracting, and the final result should be better without them anyway. They're good shortcuts sometimes, but can mask flaws you would otherwise have corrected.
If you struggle with something, it's almost never because the basic brush is inappropriate, and much more common there's something you don't understand completely about that pic, be it anatomy, lighting or something else. Do sketches for that part until you're completely sure what it is, and what it looks like, and then try again, with the (reasonably) simplest tools available.



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