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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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Sketchy... thing 
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I've looked around and I'm seeing some great art quality around here... which makes me wonder, is this good enough to try coloring or should I go back and resketch it? Constructive criticism is welcome.

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Well... It could be better. Personally, I'm rather disgusted by this but I'm not going to judge.

I can't tell if the doctor is suppose to be a furry or a human, I'm thinking it might be a cat or an asian guy due to the lack of eyes.

I see that he has military dogtags and a gun. So I'm going to assume this is a military thing. Which dosen't really fit the atmophere of the place.

And then theres the gut-wrenching hand-in-ass. From what I see, The doctor should be able to grab his heart from how deep it is. Its just really werid.

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>>1047 There's a sort of a backstory for the image, but it's a little too long, so I'll try to be brief. The military doodads and a gun (a stunner) are for the safety of the security officer, due to the wildly varying temper of the supposed "patients". The patient (victim? heh) is an Ayari, a medium-sized subspecies of the Mii'Ari, a race from a universe/multiverse I'm building. The procedure is a security measure for Mii'Ari arriving to Earth, to prevent smuggling of unknown substances or devices. It is necessary (and possible) because the Mii'Ari are a product of "unintelligent design", a symbiosis of medical nanomachines of an advanced humanoid civilization (deceased) and local fauna, that evolved together for a long period of time. The Mii'Ari tissues are thus rather opaque to most normal forms of scanning save ultrasound, which still doesn't give an acceptable result, and their digestive tract is simplified to a single segmented intestine surrounded by support organs, in which material is disassembled on a molecular level rather than merely digested. The glove in this case is not for sanitation purposes, but to protect the arm against aggressive nanotech. And yes, the process is rather squicky. I'm not sure why I had the idea to draw it. I guess practicing extraterrestrial anatomy can be done in less mentally damaging ways. :)

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>>1049 Also, no edit button? I know this is an imageboard, not a forum, but still. Can't even delete my own post, and I forgot proper formatting for the wall of text...

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>>1050 And while I'm multiposting, another sketch, E rated this time. I'm just starting to clear it up.

The human spotter is mostly for size comparison with the ell-ayari(ellari) and the imm-ayari (immari), the two extremes of the Mii'Ari size range. The ellari girl has handholds and latches mounted onto the immari's armor, which allows her to provide fire support with whatever weapons she's carrying, without getting in the sniper's way or having to keep up with his long stride.

[needless explanation] The Mii'Ari physiology offsets the Square Cube Law by virtue of increased efficiency and durability of both their bones and muscles, as per the symbiotic evolution's benefits, though not as much as would be possible were it not for the slight increase in overall density.

An adolescent ayari standing roughly at a normal human's shoulder height is usually at least as strong as the human. At roughly 2'8'', the illari is incredibly agile and has strength comparable to a human teenager. The 10' tall immari have proportionally less agility than a human due to mass, but they still have much stronger bones and muscles, allowing them to wield weaponry usually mounted on APCs.

In all size variations, Mii'Ari usually avoid wearing armor (indeed even clothing, except where required) due to their skin providing ample protection, and their body being capable of recovering, if slowly, from very severe injuries without leaving visible traces of them.[/needless explanation]

I really should try to get my universe a better medium for representation...