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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.1611
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.

[-] [+] No.1446
Fox girl try 
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Hi all, never tried a fur before, or tried female curves. So it was mostly that I focused on.(background is terrible, I know). So critisize the hell out of the character, I would like to know as many flaws as you can find :)

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Thanks for the feedback! Haha, why would I have been scared away so soon? I've been around for a long time here but just not done this kind of art before, so I know how... some people.. in the fandom can be.

I'm not afraid of critizism though, I'm looking forward to hearing more. I'll make more art soon, but in the meantime I guess I can upload some of my older stuff here too.

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so the red lines belong to the initial sketch and the blue lines are the cleaner render.
hope this is some help

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That helped a ton. Thanks, I'll think about all of that for my next work. I like to try different poses and angles, even if it can be difficult sometimes.

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Sketch from my latest project I'm working on. As usual, I'm trying a different pose and angle, the hardest things were the hands as I've decided not to cheat with hands anymore, and the head. Now my problem is her chest area, I want to give it a feel like she's leaning towards the viewer a bit

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Source: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/7351665/

Well, anyway, this is how the pic ended up. I think it's okay, but not much better than that. I have to study alot more anatomy to get better.

[-] [+] No.1588
Tell me what you think and critique please. 
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A friend told me of this site has a critique section so I've decided to stop by here.
Here's a pic of my new blue wolf fursona. His name is Tabloc. I made this pic with a picture reference. Tell me your thoughts and if you have any critique or constructive criticism, don't hesitate to tell me. I'm all ears. I'm willing to improve my artwork anyway.

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It seems you made no effort to improve or even practice since last time. It's still ugly as hell and trying to point out everywhere that needs improvement is a waste of our time.

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Well... that was harsh... harsh but honest. Well I did wanted to know your thoughts. So I guess I've gotten them. Not the type of response I was expecting, but that's okay. I already know it's gonna help me strive to get better anyway. Just to prove you that I can improve and get better! Sorry for wasting your time and for you wasting mine.

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I'll try to be as constructive as possible... I've certainly seen worse, far far far worse...

The head, IMO, is the best part and shouldn't need too much change, although I'd question the use of facial hair & the red stuff (blushing?) as it doesn't really make a lot of sense on a furry. Although if you must make a beard, you can make it an extension of his chin and cheek fur as shown in red. Also, either his head needs to be bigger to match his body.

I messed around a little w/ your pic to show you some of the things I'd have done. Mainly because I'm a bit drunk at the moment, as I usually don't do this, but people like >>1589 piss me off.

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Pretty much covered what needed to be changed up. But what I would suggest is grab s'more reference shots and just try to draw the form of the human body. Break everything down into basic shapes and work off your rough. There's a reason why in art 24/101 you draw a LOT of primitive shapes ;)

Another tip I'd have for you is to observe other peoples works. Find some art streams to get an idea for process, or even just take a look at some regular pics/tutorials. Heck, hit up the tutorials up top, they'll help believe me!

I'd also suggest the following websites to further aid yourself in learning how to draw.

A website which its primary focus is digital painting. If you hit up the CtrlPaint - Unplugged section, you'll learn the goodies that most Art 24/101 student will learn in college. I HIGHLY recommend this if you want to get your basics down, it contains the fundamentals you'll need.


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Thank you! I seriously thank both of you guys for helping me out and giving me some great tips! Oh and some good websites to look after! Now all I got to do is just practice... a whole lot!

Anyway, thanks again!

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Source: http://furaffinity.net/user/laser

I've been getting mixed reactions to this and want some specific feedback on what i have to work on

things I see myself:
lightsources aren't completely coherent
there is a difference in style beteen the lower and upper body (this actually results out of it being originally only a bust - i added the legs much later)
the pose might look weird because the object his foot is placed on is not visible
shading is too smooth for fur. I'll add fur texturing when i find a tutorial for SAI that works for me.

All of those aren't complete dealbreakers in my eyes, so what am I missing?

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I'm noobish in the ways of the draw so take my words with a grain of salt. While it is that the factors that you've listed won't break yer pic, my hunch is telling me what betrays your sense of being finished is... that your subject isn't fully drawn!

The subject is all we, the viewers, see in this picture. We have no background, no supporting characters, only the subject and three props. We need more info to further define as to why the subject is posing as such and his relation to his light sources. I suggest adding in the rest of the character! Complete his body and give in a soap box or sexy servant! Edit the more obvious shading/highlights to eliminate the confliction of where the light source is emanating from (Unless he's close to something which is reflecting the light?)

I wish I could help you further when it comes to light sources and suggestions, but I'm still noobish in the world of drawing. If anything, I'd highly suggest just taking notes of the flaws that you're aware of and just move onto the next image.

TLDR Version:
Finish up the rest of the subject (Legs, hand, tail, soapbox) and edit only the obvious highlights which conflict where the light is emanating from. Define as much as you can for the viewer, it'll help translate the image better. Don't toil on this image too long, move onto the next pic!

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This is my first attempt of any kind of sketch using Photoshop,
So can people just recommend how I can fix it, what needs to be changed/added and any more appropriate brushes that are available etc. Thanks heaps, hopefully if I get the hang of it i might be able to contribute some proper and descent works D:

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As opposed to what? Disgusting non-realistic?

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all of you brothers are making contributions to a thread begun by an individual who's desires are to start emotional distress.

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Obviously normal, humanoid penises. Looking at dog dicks is too close to bestiality for some peoples' liking.

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You people are all stupid as hell, that's all I have to say. This is a fucking furry art board, deal with dog dick, or stop being a furry.

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I can't sleep so I decided to try making a furry drawing. I've never really drawn furry stuff before but it was fun.

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Source: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/silverlonewolf/

First time drawing furry? This isn't bad at all!

And this is coming form another artist.

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Critique and tips plz! 
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Here's a wip of a new wolf character I'm trying to draw. I want to know how my anatomy is, and muscle work is. Any critique and constructive criticism will be greatly appreciated.

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It's Banjo... It's a bear.

Please read over the tutorials at the top of the page, practice - a lot - more, and come back in a few years.


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Okay! ^^

Wait a minute...

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I have problems drawing hands, and I was wondering if anyone could assist with that. This is my most current piece.

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You are drawing with one hand but where is the other?

Fill pages of drawings based off your observations of your own hand and the hands of others.

There is no shortcut, and since hands are something we tend to focus on, you will have to practice.

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