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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.983
Rough Sketch: Suggestions? 
File: Cody_and_crim_lap.jpg -(78514 B, 581x800)
78514 No.983 983

Just looking for tips/ suggestions.

File: Untitled-2.jpg -(107650 B, 581x800)
107650 No.988 - Link Reply Report 988

>>983
Tried a quick re-lining of it :3
the anatomy is still a bit off, but this should be helpful :3

No.994 - Link Reply Report 994

>>988

You should try to make the canine's legs a little thicker. His leg proportions look more like those on the rodent, but there is an obvious size difference you were trying to accomplish. When you fix the legs, make sure to compensate for proper torso length too; I've seen corrections solve one problem, but create others. The rodent's left leg has a rather poor transition between the thigh and the calf. Try to give the leg a little more body, and it should work greatly to your advantage.

The actual position is a little awkward, but it works. Sometimes bizarre poses make the most interesting pieces in the end, anyway. No one likes a static pose unless it's a reference sheet, and even then that isn't always true. So far, so good. Good thinking on redoing the lines, it makes it much easier to see.