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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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my drawings 
File: crit_1333026518417.tixr_horor_nuar_color.jpg -(567054 B, 1575x1250)
567054 No.1516 1516
Source: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tixr/

is looking for constructive criticism of my drawings.

No.1519 - Link Reply Report 1519

You're going to do what you want but please stop tracing people/copying pictures of people and just adding animal muzzles on them. It's creepy.

No.1521 - Link Reply Report 1521

Thanks, but I find creepy something like this http://fchan.us/src/crit_1317776541483_MonsterandCat01.jpg or this http://fchan.us/src/artist_1192135445986_monkeynaughtyink.jpg
Use a reference&3d models to create a work, I think it's the right way.I trying to draw not animals, i try to draw the people like animals. And the inner world is often frightening. That just does not seem to find a middle ground and in this looking for help.

File: crit_1333743118841.tixr_noir.jpg -(314912 B, 1600x937)
314912 No.1524 - Link Reply Report 1524

You're saying you find cartoons creepy, but tracing your references and 3D models is an appealing visual to you?
If you were trying to paint a horrifying world it might pass but looking through your gallery you are clearly trying to make them sexually appealing.

< This is not sexually appealing to most people. This is a freaky looking trace with features added in incorrectly, and a bad use of texture.

You were on the right track much earlier on before you started "using" references/3D models, and all I can really suggest is that you just...stop doing what you're doing.

File: crit_1333743309531.tixr_sketch.jpg -(70266 B, 611x733)
70266 No.1525 - Link Reply Report 1525

This is an example of "using references" wrongly. You have clearly traced a majority of the image from a photograph, and then added the muzzle in. It looks pasted on, the angle is off significantly, the ear is sewed on in a tacky fashion, and it makes the viewer uneasy to look at this.

Want an example of using references right?

File: crit_1333743555526.jpg -(167166 B, 852x600)
167166 No.1526 - Link Reply Report 1526

NORMAN ROCKWELL

The man was amazing at piecing together references from photos and using them in a fresh, lively fashion that made the imagery accurate and appealing. He knew how to bend the rules and adjust a reference correctly.

Instead of getting defensive about your "style," reevaluate where you actually intend on going with it. Oh and read this:
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=130468

No.1528 - Link Reply Report 1528

Thank you, this is - constructive criticism and useful! Got a lot of information for reflection, it will try to come-in the following works.

No.1530 - Link Reply Report 1530

Thank you very much for the constructive criticism and a great article (although having trouble with English). but now I finally abide in an impasse with respect to anthropomorphic characters. anthropomorphic - because of people like, means the boundary of a vague as ever ...

File: portret.jpg -(201640 B, 2289x3294)
201640 No.1531 - Link Reply Report 1531

some cute cat? painted in the style of realism. with bloody claws, corpses, and the other by appropriate attributes? I want to somehow combine the faces of the people and the essence of the animal.

No.1532 - Link Reply Report 1532

I wish I knew someone who spoke your language as well as English well enough to get the point across. I feel that is our barrier right now and unfortunately there isn't much else I can do.
I'm sorry.

File: The_pupet_seler.jpg -(1583288 B, 1600x1354)
1583288 No.1618 - Link Reply Report 1618

>>1532>> tried to consider all the recommendations received, the use of references.  Here is my latest work, in which I tried to come-all the knowledge

No.1629 - Link Reply Report 1629

>>1618
Woah, that's an improvement.

No.1632 - Link Reply Report 1632

>>1618
The drawn light/shade on the foreground is off from the background, making it out of place. Pay attention to shading, angles, etc. Looks a little awkward.

File: on_rat_by_tixmr-d7drj6c.jpg -(136303 B, 999x799)
136303 No.1740 - Link Reply Report 1740

continued improvement of the style, here is my latest work. Experimented with a combination of features of man and beast, but not successfully. In the future, try to shift the balance in favor of animal traits.

File: doberman.jpg -(871049 B, 1600x1066)
871049 No.1742 - Link Reply Report 1742

Finally solved the problem of technique. So according to my best

No.1750 - Link Reply Report 1750

please stop tracing photos and adding muzzles to them