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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.1588
Tell me what you think and critique please. 
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209434 No.1588 1588

A friend told me of this site has a critique section so I've decided to stop by here.
Here's a pic of my new blue wolf fursona. His name is Tabloc. I made this pic with a picture reference. Tell me your thoughts and if you have any critique or constructive criticism, don't hesitate to tell me. I'm all ears. I'm willing to improve my artwork anyway.

No.1589 - Link Reply Report 1589

It seems you made no effort to improve or even practice since last time. It's still ugly as hell and trying to point out everywhere that needs improvement is a waste of our time.

No.1590 - Link Reply Report 1590


Well... that was harsh... harsh but honest. Well I did wanted to know your thoughts. So I guess I've gotten them. Not the type of response I was expecting, but that's okay. I already know it's gonna help me strive to get better anyway. Just to prove you that I can improve and get better! Sorry for wasting your time and for you wasting mine.

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305696 No.1591 - Link Reply Report 1591

I'll try to be as constructive as possible... I've certainly seen worse, far far far worse...

The head, IMO, is the best part and shouldn't need too much change, although I'd question the use of facial hair & the red stuff (blushing?) as it doesn't really make a lot of sense on a furry. Although if you must make a beard, you can make it an extension of his chin and cheek fur as shown in red. Also, either his head needs to be bigger to match his body.

I messed around a little w/ your pic to show you some of the things I'd have done. Mainly because I'm a bit drunk at the moment, as I usually don't do this, but people like >>1589 piss me off.

No.1592 - Link Reply Report 1592

Pretty much covered what needed to be changed up. But what I would suggest is grab s'more reference shots and just try to draw the form of the human body. Break everything down into basic shapes and work off your rough. There's a reason why in art 24/101 you draw a LOT of primitive shapes ;)

Another tip I'd have for you is to observe other peoples works. Find some art streams to get an idea for process, or even just take a look at some regular pics/tutorials. Heck, hit up the tutorials up top, they'll help believe me!

I'd also suggest the following websites to further aid yourself in learning how to draw.

A website which its primary focus is digital painting. If you hit up the CtrlPaint - Unplugged section, you'll learn the goodies that most Art 24/101 student will learn in college. I HIGHLY recommend this if you want to get your basics down, it contains the fundamentals you'll need.

A website filled with not only reference shots for poses, but also a slew of other goodies. You can learn new techniques and check out other peoples works.

A powerful reference generator to help aid you in drawing lively figures. What's great about this website is that you can learn how to efficiently draw faster if you utilize the timer. Whether it's roughs or a speed drawing, this website is for you.

Good luck to you friend, keep on drawing!

No.1593 - Link Reply Report 1593


Thank you! I seriously thank both of you guys for helping me out and giving me some great tips! Oh and some good websites to look after! Now all I got to do is just practice... a whole lot!

Anyway, thanks again!