Post em now.
-Do not rate or give critiques unless if the artist specifically requests it.
-If someone is RUDE tell them to not expect much from an hour's work.
-Posting WIP's, studies, "doodles", and random sketches are highly encouraged.
-The art must be fresh. Like you just drew it in the past hour.
thinking about giving him a tail, not sure yet
i dig it, you have a blog or gallery?
looking at leydendecker's for ref while using sargent ps brushes
I recently just got a drawing tablet so I drew this.
It's not the beginner's thread,
the purpose is to SHOW what you've done in the last hour, not to get critique to improve.
On another note, here's my drawing of a witch. I haven't done much full body anatomy, so any critique that improves my anatomy would be appreciated.
I am currently working through Loomis
>any critique that improves my anatomy would be appreciated
Why are you asking for this in this thread?
You've just said that beginner's thread would be a better choice when looking for critique, since
>the purpose (of this thread) is to SHOW what you've done in the last hour, not to get critique to improve
My faces don't seem to improve whatsoever
Thoughts on my errors? tips?
Well heres what I've got.
I've assumed "Trying to improve" means I can critique a bit. 1 is your drawing, 2 is what I assume your construction was, 3 is how I would have done it, and 4 is just a comparison.
A - > Right Shoulder seems too wide
B -> Hip area seems very odd with how the thighs are placed
C -> Head doesn't seem to have space to fit inside the hair
D -> The bend here and the rest of the torso seems to imply 3/4ths, but the armor implies straight on?
I'm posting this here because *I actually did it in the last hour* which is the point of the thread. And, while the point isn't for critique, you're still allowed to ask for it. The OP doesn't say "No critique", just "None if they don't ask for it.".
I'll post this on the beginners thread and ask for critique there I guess.
Drawing guidelines won't help if you don't measure at all. Either you cropped that photo really badly or that head is squished to hell. Not to mention it looks like you proceeded to ignore the guidelines you drew anyway.
Take a few minutes to actually plan your drawing out. The point of doing construction isn't to slap it down in 2 seconds to show everyone you tried, it's to make sure everything is in the right place before you add details.
No. The idea is to have a no-pressure thread for just sharing art and doodles. Not everything has to be all academic all the time. Sometimes it's nice to just be able to look at people's doodles and things they do to cool off or warm up, it opens an avenue for other art related discussions. Anyone who has a serious piece they want help on can go to the beginner or draw threads to get full critique, but there's nothing wrong with having a place to just see what people are up to without worrying about getting ripped apart, feeling obligated to offer crit, or feeling discouraged if your pic gets ignored by critiquers. And having no crit as the default means a less cluttered thread. A post with text asking for crit stands out more among just image posts than every post saying no crit and looking for one saying pls crit.
It's really amusing how much that one little "rule" upsets people here. It's almost as if like a baby, the only way you can think of to understand things is by sticking them in your mouth and chewing on them or tearing them apart. Set it out of your reach and you only want to get at it more. You just can't accept that somethings just aren't for you, you just have to put your grubby little hands on everything. It's kinda cute. Kinda.
You? in the contemporary art world the academic is almost frowned on. Perfect 1:1 oil paintings aren't interesting any more. Not that anyone itt will make it, but don't pretend that it's the 1920's any more.
Pic related. Karin Mamma Andersson. One of Swedens most bankable artists. This painting is about 1x1.1 metres and is valued/sold at a million bux.
not the person you're replying to but if >>2335849
is yours, you are in serious need of practice, study and fundimentals. calling something a doodles thread is the weirdest way to stave off judgement and beg to compliments. you dont just post art online unless you want a reply, and if you've made critique the uncalled for thing then what you're expecting is someone to come along and boost your confidence. Please, go be 15 somewhere else
regarding your drawing, its painfully obvious how bad you are at drawing. calling it a doodle doesnt magically erase the amateur quality of every aspect of it. and for the love all that is holy, don't redline things >>2335877
you are not helping, you have no idea what you're talking about
I haven't posted any art in this thread, nor any critiques or redlines yet, the post you just replied to was only the second post I've made this thread, the first one explaining the purpose of these threads being the first.
The bottom line is this: there are consistently half a dozen threads where people are humbly lining up their work for your target practice. If you want to whine that there's one thread that isn't for that and how much you feel oppressed by it (despite the fact that nobody is actually stopping you from criticizing things posted here) there are two Feels threads right now where you can cry over it, or you can take it to tumblr with the rest of the self proclaimed victims.
First off that's not me.
Second off, I was only answering a question for someone else, and actually asked for critique on my art, which I would appreciate rather than merely "work on fundamentals", which I'm doing because as you pointed out,
my work still has that sort of "amateur" feeling to all the fundamentals. Even telling me which specific fundamentals to work on.
Critique is meant to be constructive. If you can't add anything other than "Do more fundamentals" then at least say "Read the sticky".
And if no-one else is helping the guy at least I'll try to point out what I can. If you want to give him separate advice you're free to do so.
>And if no-one else is helping the guy at least I'll try to point out what I can. If you want to give him separate advice you're free to do so.
its like watching a blind person explain to another blind person what color is
By the way, not leaving a critique doesn't mean the only other reply you can leave has to be a compliment. You can ask about what they've drawn, what materials they've used, and maybe suggest a good tutorial or book that talks about similar techniques as what they've used or an artist they might be interested in studying because of similarities you've noticed. Maybe someone posts some characters they're designing that interest you and you ask about the story or what they intend to do with the characters. There are more ways to discuss art than just technical execution, and these threads leave breathing room for that. Not seeing the value in that is truly short-sighted.
i rlly like drawing torsos
niiice do you post your stuff anywhere other than fb?
Playing with weird perspective and proportions, I still need to learn colors and values
Head and face studies, sorry for the shitty picture.
i've been drawing on and off for a while, but i just came to the realization how bad i really am because i was trapped very early to depend on reference pics. i'm making an effort to draw from imagination. any tips? any type of feedback? any resources recommended?
i used a random noun generator, and it gave me 'soup'. i sat for a minute or two and thought of a scene. what are you guys' creative thought processes?
same guy as >>2336436
feedback requested. pick my stuff apart please!!
wow this is cool. i love brushpen work and you've really make it work. the variety of line widths really makes things interesting. not much else to say from me. keep up the good work.
ignore the text my girl friend insisted. Anyways thoughts? must have only spent 5 minutes in total but this little doodle resonates with me.
Working on this right now, I'm liking it so far but not sure where I'm going with it.
A quick sketch of someone in one of my classes, messed up the braid a bit, critique/ advice would be cool
Proportion practice for a child character.
Please feel free rate, critique, and call me a faggot
And one I did yesterday of the same character and a friend
Forcing myself to work on drapery and lighting. I suck at shading and differentiation between tones so it becomes sharper. So I'm working on it as much as I can to fix it.
oppa gangnam style
here another drawing ?
am i doing it right anon ?
you're doing these anatomy studies but you're not focusing on just one thing for the study. bodies in tougher to draw positions, a few hands, a face.
focus on learning how to construct the body instead of drawing it how you think it needs to be. Once you're comfortable with that move into these harder to draw views like foreshortening.
also break free of the chicken scratching. it looks bad.
It's great that you're playing with depth and volume.
You'll have an easier time if you base your perspectives on "real" objects. Mess around with shapes that correspond to body parts and build details from there.
Icon I'm working on for my portfolio blog
which feels really weird to me because usually I just screencap a show I like, whatever
So I guess I can just draw side faces now? I mean its still shit but I'm somewhere now
Some quick brush pen doodles, still getting used to it.
Working on a poster right now, and it's gonna take me some time to finish(starting work again tomorrow). This hand looks weird and I even took pictures of me in the same pose to fix it but I don't know.... maybe it shouldn'tbe a fist.
What do you people think?
That drawing style reminds me of this cover
yeah i've just been messing around with brushes the past hour
Well I did this in the dark with the flash of my phone directly on my face, so everything was actually too dark to paint. Not sure if I will continue to work on this one but I may do more with different expressions.
I didn't use swatches, I just use the eyedropper tool on the painting itself. For opacity i use the "tablet pressure controls opacity" option. Thanks btw.
I feel like my shit is way better when I'm loose and don't give a fuck. It's hard to draw loosely over my construction layers without the lines becoming stiff or thick.
Little 5 minute doodle.
Confident, loose, "I don't give a fuck" lines are the best.
Pic related is by Zooque, one of my favorite tumblr artists just because of how confident her lines are.
How do I add contrast without just adding black lines?
I feel like the nose is working best because of the dark shadow, but where else can I put it? I guess I need to have a clearer light source?
Didn't mean for her to look like Roon Roon.
Contrast is achieved by using contrasting values, the values on your picture are all very similar shades of grey, squint your eyes and look at your picture, do you realize that everything just looks kinda the same? Now squint your eyes at pic related, don't you see how even squinting, you can clearly see the shapes? You gotta make your values more extreme, the shadows darker and the lights lighter, I would recommend just doing studies of Sargent's portraits in black and white and it will start making sense.
Told myself that I would learn to draw this year.
Pic related. Second day of fucking around.
Beginner here. Trying out some lewd stuff. Wouldnt mind some critique, still need to get what i am doing wrong and how to make the paintings look interesting.
like 15 min doodle, not that it matters.
I couldn't draw the hands, so i'm being a piece of shit and playing Minecaft instead.
nice for a beginner very nice, i would like to see some more imaginative stuff but just as lewd, keep on painting, the only critique would be lighting and clean work, i like the blurry part but , if you are just beginning out i'd say your on one hellofa track
sketched a robot/mech insect type thing
pick this apart please
its another draft of this >>2336438
since it was a fun concept
if I had to nitpick, that part of the arm is too fat, one of the blades is out of perspective unless it's supposed to be broken, and there MIGHT be something wrong with the horizon that could be fixed to make it look better but that's probably me being stupid. Otherwise I really like the pic and story
anatomy mistakes (arm and the hand on the wheel), goggles look flat, leg blends into the plane, bad perspective, cloud too similar to island, make futile for foreground objects thicker than background for depth, plane wings don't line up properly at the back etc.
I was more focused in creating an outfit, so her eyes looks kinda weird.
Finished (?) it, might come back to it at some point
thanks for the feedback. i actually bad my bro take a picture of me in that pose. i tried to make it all skinny so that it looks like an old guy. i need to learn the difference between old people bodies and younger people bodies. the blade looks fucked up now that you pointed it out. and the horizon is probably messed up because i free handed it. thanks again!
thanks for the feedback. how can i make the goggles not so flat? how would you shade the leg/plane so that they don't blend into each other?
i can´t stop drawing in the bathroom.
i wonder if i am the only one?
Just did a 20 minute gesture drawing.
Not my best work.
News print paper, 18 inchesx24, inches canvas, 2B graphite
Any thoughts? http://www.deviantart.com/art/Fire-Blood-Outlines-582364110
Been working on this turnaround of a knight character. I was hoping to get it done and mostly cleaned up tonight but I'm starting to feel run down as fuck and don't wanna work.
Consistency is the goal here so feel free to go nuts on any errors I've made.
Feels like the design is missing something. I would give him a shield or a cape or something. just to bring in another shape and break up all the thin swooshy shapes you have because his entire body is monotonous.
i keep being told i draw faces wrong. The fuck am i fucking up?
Trying to create these characters, how can i improve in making they look the same every time?
Also i know some people dont like lined paper, but this is what i got.
same concepts as in the video but identify what is unique about the character and repeat it, keeping in mind the distances of features in the face
Just gonna post some more things
In beginners thread, want to see how well I'm doing, c&c welcome. Will post reference after this
First time poster, long-time lurker. Just got a intuos for christmas. still trying to get used to it and corel painter. critique is welcome.
quick 20 min sketch still working on poses. man i can't wait to focus on clothing, i have no idea about it at the moment :/
im i doing it right please anon ?
A friend said something about how this one other drawing I did looked like a creature that was assembled from a hundred fragmented worlds. This came out of that.
Kinda meh, but meh, ya know?
Shit, but it's my shit. Sorry for whatever angle it comes out with
Another master study im working on. Who painted the orginal? i think he was from /ic/ but i cant remember
Sketched from the statues thread. Still just beginning. The faces are weird, but I was focusing more on body placement. Critiques welcome.
I also did this for a friend but the body was traced
drew this at work while some downtime. I really was practicing because I have a large vinyl poster I plan to spraypaint(the mall threw away a bunch of vinyl posters and I copped them all).
Please rate and critique while being rude
i feel like the hair should be thicker in the back and her forearms are a bit short especially the left one
also the angle her face is at doesnt make sense in relation to the neck
>try making your head tilt like that
other than that
first of all study a little bit of anatomy and realistic construction
i know its annoying and hard and it feel like you dont need to, but if you put a little bit of effort into anatomy every day it will go a long way in your cartoons.
>i like do toons
i really like it exept for her legs
wats goin on there? you should learn the construction of the induividual parts of the limbs (especially legs)
when you find out exactly what shapes arms and legs are made of, then your symbol drawn joints and messy legs will evolve into more professional looking ones
this still looks nice but i dont think this id what you want it to come out as
a good set of exercises to do is coloring with different 'moods'. sad, happy, intense, etc.
plan your color pallette ahead of time and THEN incorporate it into the drawing
this is how the pros do it
>not implying i am one
ive been drawing since kindergarten(im 20), but i started drawing people(mostly dbz characters) in first grade. i know people love to hate it but Naruto really got me into art and i draw more than just weeb stuff now because of my studies(still has that eastern/manga-esque feel to it though).
Practicing digital inking. Taken from Batman Unwrapped: Dark Knight.
Thanks! I've been drawing/doodling since I was a kid. But never anything serious. I started fundamentals a few months ago but stopped within a month... So I just started up again this week.
Fiddle with your brush/tablet settings, you're getting shoelacing on your strokes (where they suddenly get thinner at the end instead of tapering off properly)
It's pretty ugly and brings your inking down. I'm afraid I don't actually know what causes it so I can't be of any more help than pointing it out.
nothing really to show, gave up on this. stipling takes too long
i posted this in draw thread but it only took an hour so i guess it can go here too. please crit me guys
spent more then an hour but fuckit. study focused on the face only, worked on understanding forms and rendering them. Won't finish since the rest is detail/texture stuff. Suggestions and crits are appreciated.
the under sketch looks like a mess. I'd work on being able to get a good and confident line drawing before working on colour. try getting good at drawing faces in pen traditionally and force yourself to not go over a line more than once
the nose and ear are pretty incorrect. i'm not too sure about the shoulders either
curious, when you say "I've been drawing/doodling since I was a kid. But never anything serious" do you mean you never meant to make money, or that you drew like anyone else in class and such?
Procrastinating drawing full bodies by doing a turnaround.
I call this "I realised her arm was stupidly fucking long so now she just doesn't have one"
I started to can into letters, comments and suggestions are welcome
We should meet , we have the same thing in common
Not bad, I always worry when I try to do really dense, colourful abstract art that it's just going to come out looking brown, but I think you left enough white so that didn't happen.