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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.1111
File: New_Canvas.jpg -(111543 B, 1456x1500)
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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.

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Hey guys/girls,
Can your give me some critique on this?
Thanks :3

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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. :/


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!

[-] [+] No.909
3d try 
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Source: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/rayse/

Well as you can see i tried to make something in 3d.

Not sure if it looks good at all but i was wondering what you all think. I think i could improve it a little but first i wanne know if it's even a little worth it.

It's just about the 3d part not anything to do with the drawing :P

[-] [+] 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.


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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.

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

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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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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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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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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.

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