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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.1810
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Hi there. I'm looking to break into furry porn, and would appreciate some critique of my line art in general.

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One thing that jumped out at me is that your lines vary in thickness depending on the detail. If there's more detail (like the feet) you use thin lines; if less (big curve of a belly) the lines are thick. Try challenging yourself in a couple of ways:

-Try using all uniform line thickness. This might make some areas look cluttered and other areas too sparse: how to solve that? Maybe find a way to imply details where you can't draw them all in. Maybe find a way to add details where it just looks too empty.

-Another challenge to try is using line-thickness to show light and shadow. Where the light hits the subject, using thinner lines makes it look brighter. Where there is shadow, thicker lines imply that.

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Those are excellent suggestions. I think I can see what you're getting at. Thank you!