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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.972
Input por favor 
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just wanted to see what people thought



[-] [+] No.1096
This picture is driving me nuts! 
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Emphasis on the word nuts! anyway what I'm trying to do is show his tailhole, and so far I have not gotten the angle right on it...I also feel other things are not properly proportioned. could somebody show me what I am doing wrong so that he can look right?

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>>1096

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>>1107 If your anus was placed there you'd be shitting out of your nutsack. Just saying it should be raised an inch, give or take a couple of centimeters.



[-] [+] No.488
Let's try this again. And let's be real about it. 
File: Dark_Cavern.png -(356164 B, 512x512)
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First pic of several. Posting furry, clean and not. Landscapes.. well you can't have anything erotic there lol. And just about anything that I'd like critique on. Varying levels of time and effort placed on these - nothing was intentionally half-assed (except for some sketches where I just want advice on proportions and stuff).

Anyways, first pic. I've mostly got good comments on this. Let's see what y'all have to say.

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> I was told it shouldn't be a big deal posting non furry work here

It isn't.

>>488
Lots of detail in there. That's the good i can say about it.

The bad: Utterly terrible lighting. For me this breaks the whole image. I cannot get any sense of real perspective from this. Especially bad are the spikes at the ceiling which are lighted from left and right, while the ones no the floor are only lighted from the right.

Then there's also a problem with the water: The "detail lines" are just random white lines for one, with no real intent behind them. For the other, the ones in the distance are of the same thickness and fidelity as the ones in front, again destroying any possible sense of perspective.

>>489

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>>490

these links my help you out a bit

http://characterdesigns.com/

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=30

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Aren't you supposed to be in the other thread, busy waxing poetic about poorly replicated weaboo penguin with not-so-well-thought-out penis attachment?

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>>497
wat

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>>497

Did you say something?

Shoo. :)



[-] [+] No.706
Durp 
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Source: meeeeeeeee

Well, here's something I threw together yesterday. I don't usually draw porn, I guess it shows :P
I'd like to hear how well it reads, what catches your attention, what it makes you think etc. Other critique is also welcome of course, if anything looks or feels annoying please speak out.

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>>706
This is damn good.

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>>710
Thanks, but that's not really a critique is it? :P

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First, the good: you did a nice job on the composition, setting the mood, and on the lighting. The light work on the bedsheets is particularly attractive. Composition is balanced, and the entire piece has a very "lazy Sunday morning" look to it, to me.

The problem, really, is the figure - not his anatomy, but his posing combined with how the light falls on him. Honestly, I wouldn't had been able to tell it was porn if you hadn't mentioned it! Because he's made out of black and gray brushstrokes with none of that nice lighting hitting him like the rest of the room, he ends up looking undefined. It really doesn't "read" as anything other than a dude leaning up against his bedframe on its own. You can get away with compact poses with lineart, but when you're working with what is essentially a silhouette, you need to pose things differently, possibly a bit more exaggerated, so it is immediately clear what is going on to the viewer.

I do, however, like the silhouette look, it makes the piece much more dramatic - the problem is making sure the silhouette is obvious without explanation. Your art should speak for itself, after all!

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>>712
Thank you!
You're actually not the first one to point out that I should work on my poses. I need to do more life drawing, too bad I can't get on any classes right now :/
Anyway, I took some notes based on your critique:

-think of the viewers, they won't see it like you do.
-The picture must speak for itself
-exaggerate the form when needed

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>>713

You're welcome! That's just about what I was rambling about, yeah.

Thing is, though, you really don't need classes to work on posing and anatomy. I personally like to people-watch and use posemaniacs (listed above) since I'm studying in a medical field and really don't have time for extra math classes. The issue isn't where you study, just that you do, in general. As long as you're constantly turning a critical eye towards your artwork, you will eventually learn and understand anatomy on its own. However, it does take more discipline to do this on your own.

For an example of good silhouetting, you may want to look at old Warner Brothers animation - just look up some old Bugs Bunny cartoons on Youtube or something, and pause through the more expressive actions. These old cartoons are really, really good at clear poses, albeit very, very exaggerated ones. Obviously you wouldn't make such exaggerated, cartoony poses with what looks to be your semi-realistic style, but I do find that drawing very loose, fast, silly sketches before hitting the "real" drawing helps keep my work from looking stiff.

Then again, in a masturbation pic, maybe that's the point. :V



[-] [+] No.206
Hello /crit/ ! 
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Well, first of all, excuse me if my english makes you shiver, it's not my native language. Thank you. :)

Picture I uploaded is my last sketch, and while I drew it I confronted two problems: as you see, legs are kinda off. I tried different postures, but I still don't get the right position for the person standing against light wind. Google answered nothing.

The second thing is drapery (or what is the term for foldings on the cloth?): I observed various kind of cloth, even folded my own coat different ways, but I still can't grasp the concept. So, are there any good tutorials and excercises about it?

Plus, if there's something I missed, I will be pleased to receive further critique. Thank you. :)

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>>206
Ha-ha, you should draw porn or penises to get criticized here fast. ;)

On a serious note, you could use a good anatomy book to learn how legs and pelvis interact in different positions. Plus, I see you've hidden her fingers in the mittens. I suppose it's cold in the picture, but don't avoid drawing fingers, this way you'll learn it faster.

Regarding cloth, the only way is to watch how it folds in real life. Just go outside and watch it on people noticing how light is arranged, i's not so easy, but its worth it.

Everything else seems to be okay, except minor errors: her head looks too wide, or too low, I dunno, her hair doesn't look good enough. And there's no shading on the picture. :(

Hope, it helps.

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>Ha-ha, you should draw porn or penises to get criticized here fast. ;)

Haha! No.

We'd only tell him/her off faster.

And I just haven't bothered here much recently.

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Still looking for help on this?

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>>293

Excuse me for the pause, I'd really like your help, please, even this one is kinda old already.

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>>762
http://fchan.us/crit/res/541.html



[-] [+] No.754
Looking for anatomy critiques, and possibly a redline! 
File: AtaraxiaKittyPinup.jpg -(160937 B, 900x900)
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How does he look? :O
And I feel like there's something wrong with his right (our left) arm, I just can't figure out what it is...

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>>754
And if you're feeling extra nice, would you mind telling me how my watercolors are?
I realize the anatomy/perspective is pretty wonky, but I'll just say THAT'S MY STYLE HURRHURR.

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>>754
LAST THING.
Cat in the picture is the same as http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3232298/
I was trying to keep that same slender build but make it look a little more correct. :S

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Dammit guys,
reply faster. :I

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>>754
Well, so much for that.
Sorry, I work too quickly. :I

Finished thing here: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3929469



[-] [+] No.673
Digitigrade 
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Source: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3652236

I've recently started tackling digitigrade feet but i feel as I'm having trouble really getting down the makeup of them and digit layout.

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Digitigrade doesn't mean that he stand simply on his tip toes.
Watch some dog legs structure to understand this.
Also keep the draw simple at first.



[-] [+] No.1111
ODE TO LEGS 
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I think I suck shit at drawing legs and you should too.

Any type of help appreciated because nothing fucks me worse than the legs.

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I don't see much wrong with your legs. Besides some parts being to long or thin, they look fine. You also need to draw the left leg, but I think you already know that.

What I can say you need work on is proportion and foreshortening. The angle you have him at doesn't stay true to the way you drew his muscles. Meaning if he were to face you, he would have uneven sized muscles, and they'd be at an upward slope.



[-] [+] No.1058
crit? 
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Hey guys/girls,
Can your give me some critique on this?
Thanks :3

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>>1059

i'm not into the porn myself, but that's a little uncalled for, considering where we are
are you seriously attacking the ~generic content~ of a porn pic?
i didn't realise that innovation was so important in fap material

this might not even be all they draw, it could just be they want critique on this particular kind of picture. don't be so haughty. :/

>>1058

as for critique, i can't really help you, i doubt my artistic skills too much to redline someone else. but this is nicely coloured!

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>>1058 the head is too skinny, and the body looks weird because there isn't enough ofa shadow on the edge of the left side of his body, and is just a little too wide. Try to make the pecks just a little more visable, too.



[-] [+] No.1067
Need a once-over 
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Source: SilasFox

Hey again.

This is a commission piece I'm doing for a friend of mine, and my deadline is two days from now. The problem is I've never really had much experience with the male form, and would like a little advice as to how it's turning out. Muscle placement and such.

I've gotten some good help here before, and since I would like this commission to be worth the money I'm getting for it, any help you guys have got to give would help. I'm aware that my line quality at the moment is utter shit (I only started doodling this about ten minuets ago), so I know I need to work on that. The work won't be going in color anytime soon, so all I need to know is whats working and whats not before I go much further.

Again, I thank you guys for your help.

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I find myself coming to your blog more and more often to the point where my visits are almost daily now!



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