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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.1038
Lupus Thread 
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Hi ( ・ω・)

I've messed around in Photoshop before and I thought I'd finally try my hand at furry.

Critique?

No.1048 - Link Quick Reply Reply Report 1048

Color in the nipples so they stand out more.

Her belly need to be longer so she won't look fat. Unless thats what you were going for.

Its good.

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Very informative post. Thanks for taking the time to share your view with us.



[-] [+] No.915
Um, hello there.... 
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I made a thread here a long while back, and I don't know whether to bump that or to make a new thread.

So, seeing as it has been at least a year since the last time I made a thread in here, I think it might be more appropriate to start a new thread.

tips and advice needed. Will post more later. Image attached to this post is of my fursona/avatar/whatever. His name is Ahmad "Sego". He is... well, I kind of declared all my furries as belonging to one species that developed after humans got altered by a virus...

but because that's silly let's just say he's a lion-bear-devil-man. This was drawn with a mouse. Because I was desperate to draw something and I had no scanner.

Funny little symbol is my signature. I call it a hexface.

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>>915

No furries in this drawing... but crit is crit and there are already sufficient furries, and there shall be more. I need tips on how to use those mixer brushes in Photoshop. I tried experimenting with them and this is what resulted.

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I make up for the lack of furries in the last thing with this. It's an attempt at making pixelart/sprites. I need tips relating to drawing the characters and things like trees and whatnot.

please disregard the grass, sky and hexface.

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>>915

I'd say the face looks a bit flat and the pants look a kinda stiff but It looks pretty nice

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>>915>>923

lol there are two faces in that one so I assume you mean the one on the dude

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>>923
get out



[-] [+] No.584
Just curious..... 
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Just wondering what strangers have to say about this...give it to me unabridged. I can take it and I welcome it. I know it isn't perfect(far from it) but as I said...I'm just curious.

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The body is quite ok for a comic character.
But the head don't work. Try to understand how other succeful comic artist draw their head. Draw bigger eyes, give more expression and expressivity to your character, turn the direction were she is pointing the nose.

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Very Interesting Post! Thank You For Thi Blog!



[-] [+] No.866
Looking for the artist? 
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We got this commission from Anthrocon via third party since we could not attend. We gave him all the details he needed and wrote it down for him. Normally I'm not picky about things like this but when you shell out 40 dollars I would expect a much higher quality than this.

I would like to know who the artist is if anyone recognizes her art style. All my friend remembered was the name Tris(s)?

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>>866 /crit/ is for your own work, not others.



[-] [+] No.1109
Is this good? 
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745107 No.1109 - Link Quick Reply Reply Report 1109

I made this and did I do good on it and is there things in need to work on?

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>>1109 No, it is not. Take an art class.

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>massive image dimensions
>weaboo stylings
>gross misuse of japanese text.

Can you get anymore stereotypically newb than that?

Give up while you're ahead.

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Huh. Well what a dark place this place became.

Anyway, as for you Vivi no this is not good. It's rather immature to be honest. But I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you have just recently began 'doodling'. I don't have the patience to tell you everything that is wrong in this picture beyond what the average eye can already see. If I may give my opinion on what route to take towards becoming a better artist I would say you should start where everyone else starts out at some point. Start drawing basic shapes, move on to sketching live objects when you feel comfortable enough, and then tackle human anatomy.

I'll probably be gutted for this too but if you want some guidance, and you have a DS, I'd pick up Art Academy. It's a simple, but nice program to learn with.

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I would just like to say yahahahahahahahahahahah I could draw like that in first grade XDDDD



[-] [+] No.472
New style, new advice? 
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Source: Furaffinity.net/user/stinkbird

Hey guys, I'm in need of more advice. Yall have been super helpful in the past, so, let's get this thing rollin'

Alright, so I've been going towards this style of art that doesn't use any lines. I'm using Photoshop CS3 with pretty much one brush. It's just pressure controlled opacity. This is the third time I've actually applied this method, so, I'm seeing a bunch of mistakes already.

Here's where I see I messed up. For starters I was pretty timid when it came down to laying down some good difference in values. I probably did the spots wrong, too. I just put a layer on top of the main one and laid down some black... The ruffles on the neck were completely new to me. It probably looks more like a bunched up sweatshirt than feathers.

So here's my question. Should I have attempted to go lighter to make the picture 'pop', or should I have gone darker? I had a really hard time finding a deeper, more saturated shade of tan/brown...

I guess it would help to mention that I'm sort of aiming for an older 50s look to art. People like Leyendecker and Rockwell really appeal to me, so, I'm trying to go for their look. I did one practice run before this for color and value, but I sort of disappointed myself this time.

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271080 No.473 - Link Quick Reply Reply Report 473

And here's the practice
The anatomy is atrocious, I know... I am shame.

But that aside, you can see kind of what I'm aiming for. There is definitely TF2 inspiration in my coloring.

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I honestly think you need to get a book or three on shading and depth perception. Not necessarily anatomy, but yeah, drawing some skin-less muscle-figures would likely help you work stuff out as well.

When comparing your images with Leyenfeld/Rockwell there's one glaring difference: Your images are both extremely flat, while their art is ridiculously three-dimensional.

You attempt to shade things a bit, but do so only for the legs and then seem to lose motivation/direction for the torso, head and arms.

Maybe try drawing figures that consist only of geometrical shapes, like cubes, cylinders, etc. without relying on line-art, but making sure they they are uniformly three-dimensional.

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>>476

Hey thanks man, I'll give that a shot. I found a neat book called 'anatomy for the artist' by Jeno Barcsay that's chalk full of skinless figures. At first I thought it was a medical book because of all the crazy detail, but I think it'll do just fine for what you're suggesting.

Also, yeah, the whole three dimensionality thing is really pissing me off. I'll work some more on that.



[-] [+] No.838
Penelope & Fruit 
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1366433 No.838 - Expand Link Quick Reply Reply Report 838

This is my first work for Fchan, I would like to know your opinon about it, and also if you have any idea to make 3D

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>>840

Yoink some premade models, move a bunch of sliders, and there you go, poser porn so easy even a severely-inbred retarded republican can do it.

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>>843
I dislike someone impersonating me and make me look like a stupid deluded. when you create a penelope and fruit, my intension was never to boast of something that I have,

>>842
poser is certainly easy to use graphics program, but I am still very new to their use and in my opinion tend to make many mistakes withthe light, the use of textures, I have also not good for a proper subject inmaginacion.

that's why I posted my work here, to know the unbiased opinion of others in order to improve every day a little more

Attn: Randou
Post my apology if I make any mistakes in grammar, I speak Spanish and I have to use google translator to post my messages

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>>839

Immature little piss ass kid starting shit?
You don't say.

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Unfortunately I have to agree with rude yet true comments that were made by people above. First question is "Did you create these models yourself?" if yes then we can go into more "what is good and what is wrong" thing... If not then I guess here the discussion ends. Sorry but using premade rigged models in any 3D program is just too easy. Ok it could be animated... animating requires skills too, but it's static. I suggest you should learn modelling first (assuming these are not your models).

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I regret that there are people with so little courtesy, but I can not change the world, if it is true that models are prefabricated to the poser, the program allows me to mold clay as one mode, but not altering its structure.

if art is to create something from nothing, then I have to agree with you and say that my work is useless.

But I think that art is not only that, but also give a sense art aesthetic, and exotic to the figure, the way try this is using poser doll, and in the same way a puppeteer does conveys an emotion .

Written by criticism here is obviously not get it, but not stop trying to not only ask you that before you criticize, think a bit what they are saying,

if the problem is critical because the doll named penelope is hermaphroditic, can rest assured that it will put more here, (instead placed the girl mouse who is female), my intension was not to offend his tastes

Attn: Randou

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[-] [+] No.973
I would like your oppinnions on this 
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121454 No.973 - Link Quick Reply Reply Report 973

thought I would post this up and get your oppinions on it. this is kinda the first full body pic that have really done. So any opinions would be apreciated.

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>>973
Hidden hands, hidden feet; not full body. I don't even know WHAT's going on with whatever it is she's supposed to be sitting on. All the shapes need refining.



[-] [+] No.1068
Any things I should fix? 
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Source: WooferWoof

I got a tablet for xmas, I've been practicing my coloring. And, I don't like how this turned out. Any thoughts, suggestions about this ugly work?



[-] [+] No.670
Hi :3 
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Source: Me

So despite all the refs and adjustments I'm plowed through, the anatomy on this still looks -awful- to me. Especially the legs/crotch area, ugh. Any ideas on how to make this look less terrible/awkward?

Also it just seems really dead and flat to me, idk if anything can really be changed about that, but advice on livening up my work would be crazy appreciated.

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>>670

adjustments I'm plowed through

lol

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The nec seems too long.



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