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.
This isn't a request for critique, but rather a critique I have for artists (especially up-and-coming ones) that are making explicit art.
Please, please study facial expressions.
It annoys me so much when I see the generic 'amused' expression all over the place, especially during intense sexual/sensual moments. STOP IT! It comes down to suspension of disbelief - If your subjects' facial expressions do not match what's happening in your scene, the suspension of disbelief is broken, and you lose the interest of your audience.
The most glaring example of this is in O-Face pictures. I can't tell you how many pictures I've seen on this site and others depicting an orgasm, where the characters look as though they've just been told a mildly amusing joke.
Positive example #3 and the last one I'm going to post.....for now.
I'm interested to hear what you guys have to say about all of this. Does it bother you? Have any of you struggled to create dynamic, life-like expressions? And most importantly, does anyone have any resources (tutorials, reference charts etc) on expression drawing that they'd like to share with the fchan community?
I agree with the idea that it's stupid to just show mild amusement or even indifference when there's an orgasm happening. Though there is the other extreme, where artists draw EVERY face roaring and shrieking with pleasure no matter what's going on.
There may just be an issue with "default face" for artists... I can certainly think of a few famous examples of cookie-cutter faces in popular artists' work.
Stop being an idiot. You don't need to be an artist to know how something should look, and he didn't say he wasn't, anyway. You strike me as a whiner if you think he's being a douche for presenting legitimate critique.
I'm surprised to see this thread still around. Although, I suppose /crit/ doesn't get too many submissions compared to the other boards :<
>>1490 Don't get me wrong, I'm absolutely shit at drawing. I'm trying to get better, but fuck it's hard (heh. heh....). Still, pointing out stylistic elements that don't work well doesn't require a good artist. It just takes someone who's willing to look, and speak.
In related news, I've been watching a live streamer recently who does a really amazing job with faces, all the time. Her FA is Jailbird ( http://www.furaffinity.net/gallery/jailbird ). You guys should all go give her some love.