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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.1030
no "wow" effect 
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39957 No.1030 1030
Source: africa

helo dear users

i just had some fun with that sketch but i am missing the "wow" effect
it´s just another stupid average sketch

anyone has a suggestion?

also: would u fap to this if this was the fursona of a 40 year old guy?

best regards.

No.1034 - Link Reply Report 1034

>>1030
It's perfectly fine. Better than a lot of the garbage that I've seen.

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74172 No.1035 - Link Reply Report 1035

>>1034

thanks alot but i wanst happy with it

i think i fixed it now, just bigger + rounder tits

No.1036 - Link Reply Report 1036

>>1030

you should try a "shine" or "oiled' effect.

No.1053 - Link Reply Report 1053

>>1030 Actually, I think it's looking fine the way it is. I'd like to see some more though. Got an online archive anywhere?

No.1057 - Link Reply Report 1057

shure go and look on (too slow to reply) FA for Niemand
if u are Os; we 2 wanted to oc a long time ago

No.1078 - Link Reply Report 1078

What you need is shadowing. I'd say go for really really soft and diffuse light, a little in just the right places to create depth.

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148652 No.1108 - Link Reply Report 1108

>>1030 There is a multiply layer for a reason. This is just with shadowing and highlights. Adding light sources can add atmosphere as well.

No.1113 - Link Reply Report 1113

Way to sign a shoddy job.

No.1116 - Link Reply Report 1116

>>1113 Like I want to spend an hour on another person's art. Way to comment to make an idiotic point.

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76763 No.1119 - Link Reply Report 1119

There's only one thing that can WOW me.

No.1146 - Link Reply Report 1146

>>1119 glorious

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299012 No.1163 - Link Reply Report 1163

I like your style. here's what 15 minutes and being bored did.

No.1225 - Link Reply Report 1225

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