My mom wants me to send her a drawing for her birthday. What the fuck? What should I draw?
For whatever reason, the shape of the head is always something that alludes me. But I'm getting closer.
A dood I may or may not finish.
>An inside joke
A scrabble joke? Something about oatmeal? I'm not good at these.
>A small comic of you trying to make something for your mom with the last picture being the drawing
That's just cheesy enough to work.9
We'll put that in the 'maybes'
Maybe I'll send her a naked lady and be done with it.
so me and some friends have come together to make a comics zine and would love to hear some feedback. Heres a link to a imgur album with our 2nd issue
btw the comic im posting now is something i drew for the zine.
Applying finishing touches. Not sure if I should colorize the linework and sort of need to figure out something for the background. Was thinking some faded hieroglyphy things, but not quite sure.
Added some highlights and a gradient type background.
Here's my 30yo virgin SoundMage. Don't really know what colors to paint him with, so any help will be extremely appreciated.
Art for a "friend"
He's doing a comic. Hopefully I might get to story time it one day
Inked this last night after watching the Adventure Time leaks. The Empress- Tarot characters are always fun to make fanart for.
This is an old one that I decided to fix some things, its a rule 63 of Fionna, this is already a rule 63.
I changed an old painting up a bit and added a background
you are right on the neck since it was going to be covered i did not bother to fix it
Beginner trying to learn how to draw bodies. This is was the hardest position I've tried yet. Crits and advice would be appreciated.
Does this feel heroic or knighty enough to be a holy warrior?
WIP from something I put on pause for way too long.
very cute. not totally sure what to feel about it though. Nice use of colors.
Please don't tell me it has a relationship with humans.
Only complaint is the picture is a bit too flat.
Doing some character drawings.
I like it, has a cyberpunk look going for it, which I'm a sucker for.
Critique please, I am new to comics.
I flipped things on this page to follow the 180 rule and made sure stuff generally flowed from each panel (hopefully), are there any major errors?
It's a bit hard to follow to be honest. I'm not exactly sure what's going on in the 4th panel.
Your figures are good though. You've obviously got a good grasp of how to draw a dog.
Worked some more on that dragonkin kobold witch I tossed into the thread a few days ago.
Redid her with another costume and some light background work.
You're a skilled artist, coloring and shading is professional, dog looks great, and the perspective in Panel 2 is really well done. Gotta work on panels 3&4, the scene doesn't flow well there, you should flip it back. Panel five, has the dog fallen into a bathtub? Can't really tell. Panel 6 works great, dog blacking out is easy to read and is a solid scene closer.
Your storytelling is fine, from what I can infer the dog is trapped in a bathroom. It leaps to the bathroom window, trying to escape, and sees a car speeding away with the MacGuffin in it. Dog loses footing, falls back out of the window into the bathtub, damaging its neck or jaw with a loud crack, shortly before passing out.
What's the dog's name?
Yours look better than mine so I'm not sure I can offer any useful critique. I attempted to replicate the same pose and found some inconsistencies in the shaping - not that my example is great either. Does this help?
Like the arm on the right side of the picture has a prominent elbow shown - but it feels weird that the elbow is almost 'recessed' despite being shown with such a sharp angle.
Maybe something more like this (sorry I'm bad at arms)?
Still continuing my ongoing test of drawing nicki minaj over and over until I get her face right.
>Eyes and nose are too far apart.
Do you mean the eyes are too far from her nose?
Or that her eyes are too far apart from one another and her nose is also too far from them?
Thank you anon.
Thanks guys, i'll work on those panels asap. Really appreciate the critique.
The dog's name is Ellie; it's part of a comic i've been made to illustrate (I didn't write it) and since I haven't done a comic before nor ever been overly interested in comics it's been a bit of a learning experience.
If you're still in the mood for critiquing, here is another page i'm working on (context: dog finds starved friend dog, hears monkey nearby, accuses monkey of killing dog friend. the 3rd frame is meant to have the monkey's hand on the tree and the 5th frame is the dog's mouth in bite mode).
I like this page better than the other. Even without the context of your post I would be able to understand the story from the art. The second and third panels are really expressive. I like the perspective of someone the dog is barking at behind the tree and the reveal int he next panel. Good job.
Eh lemme alone Baman. I just spent the last 12 hours inside an IHOP. I ain't drawing nothing right now.
But I will be at CTN next weekend.
>Yours look better than mine
Don't say that, It's pretty good reference, you seem to have a better grasp at how it should look better than me.
you did this in a few minutes while i been redrawing this same exact area for a few days now...I'll try tackling it in the morning your way since I really didn't plan this out that well since i was originally going to go up her chest and ignoring everything else.
Where do I start if I want to learn how to draw?
How much time would it take me to go from point zero (=not being able to draw a circle) to 'decent' stuff?
Sorry for the monologue.
I really want to learn how to draw but it reminds me of when I was 15 and learnt how to play music. At first I didn't know a single thing and it took me 2 years to be decent and 5 years to start being able to write, play and mix good stuff. After which I gave up music because the problem with it is that you need to have several people on the same level (of everything) with you if you want to get serious with a band, which isn't easy as it sounds.
So I'm thinking, art, that's something I enjoy, and you don't need several other people, but I'm not sure I'll have the strength to work for another 5 years.
Really wanna get my comic moving, but I'm struggling with stuff like lighting/shading and it's really bumming me out and slowing things down.
Panel 2, Ellie's expression is kind of hard to decipher. Going straight from Panel 1 to Panel 2, I think that Ellie looks sad, mourning the loss of her friend. Ellie in high-action pose barking in Panel 3 is kind-of jarring in that context, but if Panel 2 is Ellie hearing the monkey, she needs to have a more "alert" expression. Panel 4 would benefit from curling Ellie's lips
The shading on the starved dog is really well done, and your use of color is superb. The lighting around the fallen dog in Panels 1 and 3 works well at drawing the eye towards the scene naturally. Use of perspective is great, and the Panel 3/4 jump in perspective is very visually exciting
Thanks, man.I think it's mostly the colors that are holding me back, I just don't have an eye for what would look best, I guess? I'm trying to make the color of the forest she's in reflect onto her a bit better.
I've already drawn some light porn with her for friends.
A couple more sketches of this character before bed
While listening to pound the alarm on repeat
I've said this before butYou're overthinking it dustin. the best thing you can do is pick a temperature. For this I'm assuming a cool color and so just have all the shadings be a slightly skewed hue from what you'd normally use in the direction of a cooler color.
Or just shade it normal and keep it pushing and figure it out as you go. The most dangerous thing you can do is get hung up on it.
Not really drawn recently but here Batman.
I made a mistake on the abdominal muscles but all in all I think its fine.
Contains pubes so don't open if you don't like seeing them.
Thanks! I just wanted to make a cutesy version of the classic sphinx.
You use a lot of closeups and extreme angles. This makes stuff look dynamic, but also confusing. I recommend you add in some establishing shots that show how things are in relation to each other (like, I'm not sure how high and how large the window is in relation to the dog).
Cool, although the background and the figure feel a bit unrelated to each other as the figure is clean lineart and the background rough/smudgy and the lighting doesn't match.
Very professional vibe.
It seems like /co/ is literally filled with optimistic and enthusiastic beginners. Which is good in a way. Even the webcomic threads seem to be "I Want To Be Good One Day" tier
Not that im fantastic or anything
Start with simple shapes, then step a little outside your comfort zone with stuff like drawing your hand or your finger and cartoony stuff like 30's Micky Mouse, powerpuff girls, Pokemon (The first evolutions)
Is mine decent? I was toying with the idea of a new Flash villain. Bodies are easy for me but faces hands and feet always give me trouble. Sorry for the shit quality, I don't know how to work my scanner yet
Why not get a cheap little sketchpad or non-lined notebook/refill pad?
The way I see it, if a beginner has a fancy, expensive sketchbook, they might be terrified of making a mistake and 'ruining' the book; if it looks 'good' it has to have 'good' art in it.
With a cheaper alternative, there is less pressure to avoid making mistakes and they can just scribble, sketch and experiment freely.
Or maybe that's just me. I tend to have a cheap little pad just for scribbling out random ideas and doodles.
Then again, a hardcover book is a bit sturdier than a cheap notepad, especially if you aim to carry it everywhere. I also have a lined pad for writing in and the cover came off due to being jostled around in my bag.
Ideas, drawing, liner notes of the drawings, paper for when people ask for paper so I don't have to use my sketch book
Because it was on sale and I had a 30% off coupon
I only draw lewd ducks.
and I am terrible.
here is a meme reaction image.
Woah, thanks, guys.
That was some random five-minute-doodle I did for the thread.
Here's the original sketch the commissioner declined
Everyone's always drawing the bears as the Crystal Gem so I decided to spice it up a bit.
Made the one on the right (clover) a bit stockier than I meant to.
I think this is one of the only scanned pictures I haven't posted before. Pretty quick drawing done for a friend's birthday.
Shit got me laid
Ooh! I found another one I haven't shown yet.
This was right after I got my first watercolors.
Decided to ink the crappy copy of the sketch someone else here made.
After all, just because something is crappy, doesn't mean you shouldn't draw it. Drawing only "masterpieces" is self-limiting, self-stopping.
I'll colour this eventually and post when done.
Something like that. Clover is a saxaphonist who wants to go to a big international music competition but when she meets Sweet Grass she decides to first show her around the world before the competition, on the understanding that if they miss the trans-continental train they're going straight to the music competition (Clover timed it out so that they'd be able to JUST make it back to the competition so if they miss a train they'll miss the competition).
Also Clover has a cyborg arm and Sweetgrass has cyborg legs.
A sheep chef who's job is to shoot big things and then make food out of said things
That's not how breasts work. Does she have boob socks? Material will envelope and turn breasts into one, mobius-like shape, and also because it looks skintight, it'd also make breasts hug each other. Breasts would only be that far apart if she'd be naked. Google how women in tshirts and dresses look for reference.
Sorry for the sloppy redline, it's just there to sell a point.
this was storyboarding homework but I decided to fix it up a bit and forgot to change the filename
Following is post with an example
I've been working on animation for a while, and I'm looking for advice/critiques. What do you think?
I've just finish this. I don't have time to do a decent background... Not that I would knew how, anyways.
I want to have fun and sometimes I do, but I'd also like to be better.
We all want to have fun drawing, but it's hard to have fun when you are incapable of drawing the things you want.
For example I want to have fun making wacky art but I'm shit at expressions. Takes out the enjoyment went it doesn't look right ya know?
But I agree with you anyway.
Because all fun with no work kills the soul
I've been on a Super Moms kick again and have no legitimate idea why.
That's actually pretty good advice, I do usually keep my expressions the same throughout someone talking. Thanks anon, I'll take it.
I'm going to be working for 6 days a week for 10 hours most of those days.
I'd rather not be working on other people's stuff, mostly because I prefer to have a quick turn around when I get commissioned.
I like sleeping.
I drew Death as part of a friend's birthday gift. I feel like I messed up the omega symbol and the eyes, the purple is too dark on the robe, I don't know how to properly detail and shade the skull, I clearly can't draw a nasal cavity, I didn't add the neck so it looks like it's just floating inside the hood, the lettering is bad, and I don't know what else to fill the white space with.
Bringing blackface back.
>one on left is from last year.
When in doubt: Black Box (or any color box, really). That is what I do if I really feel like I need a background. Prime example:
I still want to make some changes to this drawing and add words or designs to the box with white out pen.
On a side note: I GET MY TOUCH MARKERS TOMORROW! YESSSSSS
finally drew a hellboy that didn't look entirely like a pile of garbage.
Basically drew, color and shade Macy only using the Binary Pen.
I'm trying to start up drawing more often. Might look a bit awkward so far, but it's been stress relieving for me at least.
Dude that's radical, only grips I have are with the feet. Even though he's a cunt try Sycra.
Yeah I thought of that after making it, so I made this with some starry night image tha I found googling.
I like drawing cool monsters and shit. Here's one I doodled earlier.
So, the owner of an animation studio has show interest on my works, and I will show him some new drawings on the next week.
If I am luck, I could get a job there...so guys, what youthink of this one?
Well I'm going to give you an honest answer since you're considering entering a professional environment.
Looks like something that was drawn by an artist who picked up a pen 2 years ago.
If that is the case, good job keep on improving. You're on the right track.
If you have been drawing longer than that, start studying anatomy and different colouring techniques right now.
The overall form or idea of the wolf isn't that far off, but the muscle structure is all over the place.
And since you're going for the werewolf thing, you need to make him way more hunched over.
Back needs to be wider and bigger, at the moment the wolf upper body is too big for that human body.
Now it looks like a man's body standing up with half a wolf protruding out of his shoulders.
Also those lines look like they could use some anti aliasing, now they're overly sharp.
If you used a pen tool, try freehanding the lines next time around.
Use more different line widths. Lines in the face are too thick.
Overall not that bad if you haven't been drawing that long, but there are basic concepts you need to study a bit more.
I don't see any real studio picking up a work of that quality.
So good luck and in getting that place, but if I were you I wouldn't get my hopes up.
Keep on practicing.
Ha funny, to be honest I started to draw with the wacom two years ago.
Thanks for the honest criticism fella, its very helpful.
Right now I am trying to at least improve it a bit, like removing the black lines inside the body.
I did this werewollf some months ago for a book, I will try to work on some other thing this week and post here.
Just checked Photoshop and couldn't find an anti aliasing lines option.
Now that I think about it, I think PS does it by default, so the lines being too sharp is about something else.
Maybe your pixel per inch count is too low or maybe the lines got fucked when resizing image or something.
If you're using Manga Studio, then you can just click AA on from the brush settings.
New guy here, attempting the ball-and-plane method. How's this base look?
Early concepts for a fighting game that I may or may not end up making with a friend. Constructive criticism is appreciated!
Yes I know one hand is way too small
this guy's idea is that he's a shitty art student with a cursed notebook that can temporarily make his art real, which he uses for attacks. He has to charge his doodles, kinda like Hakan's oil mechanic in Street Fighter 4
New Touch brush markers. Man these things are awesome.
You know that feeling you get every few months, if you manage to peel yourself off online games of course, that sudden realization that you suck and you really should learn, that short burst of creativity followed by a shock at your low level of skill? Yep, having one of those right now, last was at the beginning of September I think.
i actually took this more from Mouse Guard with a dash of DiTerlizzi than anything. though, the former took a lot from Redwall itself
anyway, a little update. middle eastern patterns are dead 'ard
This response may be a bit too late to be seen but the side plane on your cranium is wrong. The side of the head is flattened and this is poorly represented in your drawing. What's more is that the guidelines on the side plane are wrongly placed. The horizontal which helps with determine the X-axis of the head should be angled in the opposite direction to what you've drawn to accurately represent perspective and placement of the ear. The same is true of the vertical line.
I don't have a tablet but here's a quick MSPaint mock-up of what it should look like.
Check your priorities. Do you prefer a creative hobby like drawing or do you prefer mindlessly consuming the same games and the same matches over and over again? If you're ok playing only video games, then it's ok. Give in to the reality that you just enjoy playing more than drawing and forget the stress. But if you want to draw... drop the games for a while. When you learn to enjoy drawing and you can draw a few hours here and there while enjoying it (this is the important part)... You'll find out that you have no need to play the games, that you'd rather spend the few hours after work watching a movie and then maybe drawing two-three hours than playing a video game.
These look very cool and fluent. However, they all look very similiar. Are they a group of side characters or are you planning just a few drawings with them? Are they in a situation where everyone is feeling tranquil peace? If not and they're main characters of a comic or such, they should have different, conflicting personalities, postures and looks imo.
Bumping with a rather good article on men's hats. I'm sure some of you may find it a good reference.
Really, I think it's the way you dress, if you wear a fedora or trilby you better have a smart suit on as well. Just having it on with your meme t-shirt makes you look like a neckbeard.
no, just an illustration to depict a caravan of a spice trader and his assortment of bodyguards and mercenaries. they're no major characters in any case. I wanted to do something akin to the Osprey books detailling whatever's happening in the picture for the setting i'm making.
anyways, more progress. redrew the driver since i didn't like how he looked at first.
Any particular reason for anthropomorphic mice? I like stories that anthropomorphize animals to reflect the characters' personalities. I also like stuff like The Autumnlands that gives a reason for animals being humanlike with the ancient hero being revealed as a human.
much like the weasels that achieved sapience. they're generally xenophobic and a bit paranoid about other, bigger creatures though, it's probably almost everything in the setting are trying to eat them. they eventually banded up, conquered the shit out of places and became one of the most populous races in there; even they are still hunted down by predators losing a ton of people each day. they've also a spiritual side which they're more attuned to using magic and have connections with the spirits and the spirit world.
the mice there are mercenaries hired by the caravan. these mice usually don't conform to the social norms of other mice so, they're more open about joining with their natural predators so long as they get paid
You know...I tried to make tribute art on the Green lantern 75th anniversary.
Some basic construction I've thrown down. Thing is I'm never really sure when or how to start throwing down the 'finished' lines
Now, I need a catchy line like the green lantern one.
Anyone got suggestions?
Anons, I'm currently trying to make a comic of Don Quixote and I want to do it in Adventure Time's style since I only have 4 hours to do it.
Any guidelines I can follow?
Some Cap vs Superior Spidey. I need to expand my marker collection. I need a wider variety of colors so that I don't have to wing it as I go along when I don't have the exact color I want/need.
Still, pretty happy with it. Already sold it too. $150.
i have finished the sketchings, Buttman
nah, i don't think so. i like how it turned out in pencils, so i'll just leave it at that
Working on a character reference drawing. I need to do some work on the left arm.
Working on a rule 63 version of Sokka.
Trying to imrpove my linework.
Trying out Krita for the first time. It seems better than Painter but worse than SAI.
Draw some Maggot Malone from Captain Hurricane, he's pretty expressive.
Really though some good advice would be to get a desk mirror, pull some faces and draw them.
JFK's torso is a bit disproportionally long. This is mostly a problem because the rest of JFK's body is relatively realistically proportioned.
Lee Harvey's pose has more character/expression to it than JFK's face and posing do.
I can do expressions pretty okay, although I should still keep practicing them. I want to practice avoiding characters having the same features, and practice differentiating people as my style evolves.
Looks good. Reminds me of a fusion of Theodore Roosevelt, Lenin, and Freud, who is an eccentric cheerful avuncular type.
Dropping this here on behalf of a friend
Working on a short comic for the Zootopia thread. Using a scene from the Reno 911 movie.
it has to do with the shoulders imo. they look like they would go with lowered, straight arms rather than ones that are sticking out like in your drawing, even at an angle. i think they could be re-worked.
I recognize that style... He adds tits to everything.
He's got a webcomic too, about some titty monster that wants to jump her brother's bones or something.
What the fuck? Were people just more easily scandalized back then?
>"The common form of the story, as reproduced in many books, has it that he was arraigned before the Lord Mayor on 15 January 1797 on a charge of breach of the peace and inciting a riot, and was required to post a £500 bond. Reportedly he had "appeared on the public highway wearing upon his head what he called a silk hat (which was shiny lustre and calculated to frighten timid people)" and the officers of the Crown stated that "several women fainted at the unusual sight, while children screamed, dogs yelped and a younger son of Cordwainer Thomas was thrown down by the crowd which collected and had his right arm broken"."
All I want is a set design for this cat girl but nothing seems to stick with me. Her character never changes, but her appearance has gone through so many phases. It's annoying at this point.
Well, this was the time when people hanged a monkey because they thought it was a French spy
>According to local folklore, the term originates from an incident in which a monkey was hanged in Hartlepool, England. During the Napoleonic Wars, a French ship of the type chasse marée was wrecked off the coast of Hartlepool. The only survivor was a monkey, allegedly wearing a French uniform to provide amusement for the crew. On finding the monkey, some locals decided to hold an impromptu trial on the beach; since the monkey was unable to answer their questions and because they had seen neither a monkey nor a Frenchman before, they concluded that the monkey was in fact a French spy. Being found guilty the animal was duly sentenced to death and hanged on the beach.
But to be honest, they would never be able to tell apart a french and a monkey. They should have be able to know that he wasnt french tho, because he didnt surrended to them.
We know that the french army is teach on how to surrend on every language of the world.
During the Napoleonic period, the French conquered most of Europe and were widely regarded to have the most powerful land army in the world. Even going into WW1 and WW2, where they got their stigma for being cowards and surrender-monkeys, they were still seen as a truly potent force; hence why the world was shocked that the Nazis beat them so easily!
God it annoys me when people make that joke about 18th and 19th century French...
Here you are, bud'
's a romantic comedy you've got there. Be ready for boobs and occasional scattered feels.
Something I did for a irl friend that I met on /tg/.
Take a sheet of paper
You just do it until you get good.
Also, draw on printer paper. Go to Staples or whatever and buy a block of the stuff. You'll want to draw as much as possible and as you're starting out quantity is going to matter more than quality. Keep on practicing drawing basic shapes until you can get them down.
Also try and learn how to steady your hand, draw lightly as a lot of your lines are rather hard and shaky. Think of your pencil like a brush, you can always add more to a little bit of pencil marking but it's a lot harder to take it away, so start off soft.
Messing around with Jo's design. I'm getting a bit happier with her proportions.
Thank you! I'm still playing around with the design, but it's one of the few I actually like.
Uhhhhh I have an art blog on tumblr, techyvillarreal, but it's not exactly current. My deviantart is TechyTechy.