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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.579
First Comic 
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Hi guys, This is my first comic and I was looking for a few opinions on it. I think my biggest problem is buizel's eyes, but I know there's other stuff that could be improved. All comments are welcome, so point out anything you see. Thank you!

No.580 - Link Reply Report 580

The layout of the comic is god-awful. It's very hard on the eyes. Especially that triangle frame- out of no where and constantly pulls my eye back to it. Also. Work on anatomy. Draw from life.

Keep it up.

No.592 - Link Reply Report 592

Oookaay, I'll work on the layout when I make more pages, because you're right, it is very crowded. Anything else? Preferably more constructive.

No.595 - Link Reply Report 595

It doesn't all have to be on one page.

No.597 - Link Reply Report 597


It's not all on one page, that isn't the end. Like I said, i'm going to fix the layout on the next pages

No.691 - Link Reply Report 691


There are 19 frames. That's AT LEAST 13 frames too many for a single page. The more frames on a page, the less valuable the information presented in each one becomes. Crowding is total wreckage in comics, it's not just a small issue.

Triangles, and other angular shapes, present feelings of tension and such.. I don't know if using triangles for frame shape can even work in the hands of pros, so you shouldn't even try them (or other weird angle shapes) until you're a pro at regular layout concepts first.

Research research research professional comics. How do they use their space, and what makes it work?

No.696 - Link Reply Report 696


One more thing, no fluid that comes out of anyone's body is blue. It's also the only color there, so it make it extra weird and noticeable.