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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.1686
Making characters look more adorable 
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373699 No.1686 1686

I'd like my future girls to look cuter, more adorable, sweeter, girlier.
I'll post an example of what I'm going for.
Now my question is what the fuck does make a character cute? I have already tried huge eyes, or a huge forehead, or overall a huge head. But that just looked not so good, because I'm going for some sort of realism. While I don't want to go completely anime-style, I'm open to adapt some tricks from the anime guys to make my characters look cuter. I just don't want to go completely anime style, because they do some weird stuff, like the "flunder mouth". (that's like when the mouth goes to one side of the face.
Also are there ony tricks I can do on the proportions on the rest of her body?

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68972 No.1687 - Link Reply Report 1687

That's what I'm going for...
She looks so sweet and adorable, but I just don't know what it is that makes her look so good.

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1847410 No.1690 - Link Reply Report 1690

'S' is for 'sexy', 'silky', and 'success'. Make the figure pose in a slight 'S' shape. Be mindful of the eyes and shoulders, they convey a lot of emotion too! I've corrected some of the lines on your figure. The red dot is where the center of balance should be. Look at how far forward your toes and forelegs are... far too forward to support a weighty tail. Anywho, the one on the right is an overhaul because a simple redline was not going to fully cover all the aspects.

No.1693 - Link Reply Report 1693

Bigger head with smaller snout and bigger eyes.
You should learn to draw smooth, confident strokes instead of scratchy lines, it helps with the feminity too.

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193735 No.1694 - Link Reply Report 1694

thanks guys. here's the finished pic. i haven't applied the advices on this one, but i'll gratefully apply them to my future pictures.
Many many thanks again! :)

No.1769 - Link Reply Report 1769

The girl in the picture you posted as your target seems to be in a much more natural pose, I think that helps a ton.

I think things will get better automatically if you keep improving your perspective.