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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.1586
File: gentlewolf.jpg -(130339 B, 500x1167)
130339 No.1586 1586
Source: http://furaffinity.net/user/laser

I've been getting mixed reactions to this and want some specific feedback on what i have to work on

things I see myself:
lightsources aren't completely coherent
there is a difference in style beteen the lower and upper body (this actually results out of it being originally only a bust - i added the legs much later)
the pose might look weird because the object his foot is placed on is not visible
shading is too smooth for fur. I'll add fur texturing when i find a tutorial for SAI that works for me.

All of those aren't complete dealbreakers in my eyes, so what am I missing?

File: quickcritique.png -(323182 B, 500x1167)
323182 No.1587 - Link Reply Report 1587

I'm noobish in the ways of the draw so take my words with a grain of salt. While it is that the factors that you've listed won't break yer pic, my hunch is telling me what betrays your sense of being finished is... that your subject isn't fully drawn!

The subject is all we, the viewers, see in this picture. We have no background, no supporting characters, only the subject and three props. We need more info to further define as to why the subject is posing as such and his relation to his light sources. I suggest adding in the rest of the character! Complete his body and give in a soap box or sexy servant! Edit the more obvious shading/highlights to eliminate the confliction of where the light source is emanating from (Unless he's close to something which is reflecting the light?)

I wish I could help you further when it comes to light sources and suggestions, but I'm still noobish in the world of drawing. If anything, I'd highly suggest just taking notes of the flaws that you're aware of and just move onto the next image.

TLDR Version:
Finish up the rest of the subject (Legs, hand, tail, soapbox) and edit only the obvious highlights which conflict where the light is emanating from. Define as much as you can for the viewer, it'll help translate the image better. Don't toil on this image too long, move onto the next pic!