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 No.8344[Last 50 Posts]

Previous thread(s) >>6753 >>2437

As before, this is a thread for anything you make. Drawings, paintings, sculpture, crafts, (no, it does not have to be bara related) either just to show off, or to ask for criticism.
Remember to always keep conversation civil and polite. We're here to share ideas and help each other.

Have fun!


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long time no see, I'll kick it off,

fuck my shit up anon.


>fuck my shit up anon.

Good luck eon!

I'm still encouraging you to budget your lines more thoughtfully. However, I do see that your lines are getting tighter so props to you on that.

Line details on the face is making the design look overworked. There is also a point where the details starts calling attention away from the focal point to themselves.

Right now, I want to highlight the mohawk guy as there is little benefit in putting that much work on the hair. People won't be zooming in to scrutinize every detail at an extreme close-up and all these details will be lost if you have plans to scale down the image. My down to earth answer right now is when viewed from a reasonable distance the buzzed hair looks like a darker skin tone with compression artifacts dotting the scalp.

On the flip side the quality of the hair on the second guy looks good. Intentional or not the black shade hides the scratchy quality of the line and it makes it look sharper.

Just life drawings. Yes, still. And more of it. Quick 30 second bursts. You need to start implementing long confident strokes and a time restriction will teach you to be more economical with your lines. This is becoming a cause of concern for me you see.

Dip into caricature. You've drawn enough that the same face is coming through from different characters. Study and draw caricatures to get a hand on different facial shapes and topographies.


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More of a progress report for another entry to the Barabox contest. Pretty much finished with McCree and in the middle on completing Hanzo. Lost of empty space right now as Im planning on cropping it after I finish. First time doing pool water so it is a learning opportunity.

It looks a bit too bright on my phone. May have to turn the brightness down. And yup its pre-mech arm McCree.


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I'll focus on the middle one for now. First off, the next time you draw try counting every line you make. Cuz it's a lot…. try to make a drawing using as few lines as possible, it will help your brain teach you proper contours. Also don't bother drawing each hair, even professional artists who draw in great detail don't even do that(even though it looks like they do, they don't) all it's doing is adding a lot of time to your drawing…..

Anyway, I took the original image and used the lasso tool to fix some of the big problems I noticed right away. The ears are just flat pancakes so I added form. The eyes were just an artistic choice that I chose to change…. but the jaw line is rather formless, so I tried to fix that.
Also, the hair is way too flat, it makes it look like the top of his head was chopped in half.
Then I drew him in my style for fun….


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McRee is golden but hanzo has a few deformities to deal with.

I tried to move things around to try and fix the form…. sorry its a little rough.


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A bit of shading on Hanzo now.

Ah, it's not immediately obvious because of the lack of reference points but I'm using a corner of a fish-eye perspective on this one. Hopefully, once I draw in the waves and ripples, it will make it more apparent by creating a grid on the surface of the water. I also have Hanzo in a more slouched recline.

Silhouette-wise it would probably look more readable and less deformed with just 2 or 3 point perspective but my poses are starting to feel too staged and fake so I'm putting some camera anomalies by warping the lens.

However, I wasn't too in love with how boxy his tattooed arm is making his body so I moved it a bit. Made some very small edits on his abs.

Thanks for the notice!


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> I also have Hanzo in a more slouched recline.

I noticed…. that's why I changed it in the edit….. he looks like he has severe Kyphosis with his head so far forward while still in a reclined position.


Lol point taken. I think I can shift his trapezius forward and shift the base of his neck and compensate by making his headrest thicker on my next edit.


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Anyone else playing the remastered crash games?


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All done. Hopefully the back doesn't look too bad now. Unfortunately it is still hard to distinguish the perspective with this scene. Oh well.

Good lord how does he make it all fit?!


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He's Snatch Bandercat he's got room for everyone.

The anatomy looks a lot better on Hanzo now.


Pocket Ass-mension? lol
Is that the final art? Looks awesome, Imma gonna set it as my phone wallpaper.


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I'm trying to work towards a line-less style that you see some artists do but there isn't actually a guide on how to go from line to no line, I actually just colored in the sketch layer with these ones using a multiply. I'll be the first to tell you, the hair did take a long time and definitely needs to change.

While I agree with you on a lot of the suggestions like the ears and the top of the head (also lines again end my suffering), I don't agree with a lot of the physiological changes as it fundamentally changes the appearance of the character by giving him a square-er jaw line, bold eye brows and smaller nose. I think the one you did from scratch looks a lot better as you had more agency. Is there a way to do what you said but for a character with a round face and a vaguely pointed chin? The character is supposed to be kind of unattractive and out of shape.

I use the rule of a characters eyes being halfway down the skull but i am told time and time again that my heads look wrong, send help.

Also please tell my anything I should worry about with my lion head thing before I move on.

Also information overload, here's a page from a thing I'm doing, it has lines, KMS.


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If you want to start getting into a lineless style I'd say you need to get into painting and portraiture, then simplify down from there.

Also…. there is so much wrong with that one panel I don't even know where to begin… and I'm not talking about the art……

If the wheels are not supposed to touch the ground either a) it needs to be using energy to hover… or b) use a natural levitation such as opposite polarization of magnets……(artificially created magnetism is also generated with electricity) which would require a sort of "track" that can provide the opposing force. If this track is to be the road then literally all infrastructure everywhere would need to be replaced for these new vehicles to work…..a fairly expensive undertaking…. no doubt utilizing an ungodly amount of recourses…. and they could never deviate from these tracts, lest they be stranded. Though lets say that in this future all surfaces have been coated in a suitable polarizing material for "public use" of hovering transportation in which nothing needs to ever touch the ground and surface to surface contact is entirely superfluous…. the professor should be concerned that there are wheels at all, and not that they touch the ground… because like I said earlier…. something has to touch the ground when it's not in use…. otherwise it's using energy while not in use….. which is not very "efficient"


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As far as getting the features you're trying to convey I agree with wolfskie. Caricature will not only help with expressions but also how to simplify and convey the traits you're thinking of. Pointed jaw with chubby cheeks. Pout lips or stern lips. Bitch face or calm relaxed face… all kinds of things have different facial cues, and it's good to learn these so you can create many different characters with unique features.


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I wonder what's the white area on the circles meant to?

White boxer brief? Or bandages?
Sorry if it's meant to be lore friendly and all. Not an avid Overwatch player lol


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I'm gonna tackle this one since this is the first time I've seen you do sequential art. There are some good in here so he is my good,bad, recommendation.

I don't know if the character on the lower right is the main character but is she suppose to be sad because she is late? Well I made the assumption for a clue on what is going on.

That is the problem with writing science fiction. Somebody who sees a technical misfire will call you out on it an rightfully so. Heck not even just sci-fi but any inaccurate element that you used in your story. Either write what you know or do some research to get by with story. That or just fill the dialogue with vague scientific platitudes.


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Haha no, not for lore reason. Just me being anal about the details. It's suppose to be hints of the inner netting you have inside swimming trunks.


I see I see. Makes sense ;)


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The hover cars things is an in-joke in Overwatch, they said they were going to have only floating cars in the whole game. When there was a parked car in the uprising event that was touching the ground people made a joke about the game being literally unplayable. I'm sorry, I didn't make the rules.

also ill try to change as much as i can with the speech bubbles and some of the minor elements.

here the next page in advance of me putting in the last bits.


Also I forgot to mention, that looks way better imo. More like Brendon, don't get to see my own characters illustrated back at me often so it feels really cool.


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I've been thinking about a story about a Tarot-based adventure for the longest time now, but what I really wish I could make is a tactical RPG in the style of Final Fantasy Tactics.


I love your art style! :D


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I usually draw bodybuilders on the side so I'm in that muscle mentality when drawing bara. What do you guys think?


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Very very very nice. The only thing I think I can say about this is that the nipples look a little weird. Everything else is immaculate.

While everyone does sorta have different nipple placement, typically 1 its much closer to the armpit than the sternum. And 2 moves up or down depending on the muscle and or fat underneath. Usually fat pushes the nipples up and/or out. Which is how women get that "perky" nipple placement in youth before things start to sag. Muscle however pushes the nipples down. 90 percent of the pectorals are already above the nipples, so the bigger those muscles become the 'lower' the nipples appear. that's why some really ripped bodybuilders sometimes appear to not even have nipples when viewed from different angles. But it does depend a lot on the muscles that they chose to focus on, there are different muscles in the pecs that can be worked out differently. In any case, most usually, at least to some degree, push the nipples further down on the pecs.

All in all though your painting is amazing, proper values and color, all excellent. Keep it up.


Good lord look at head-crushing thighs!

I'm going to be talking not about anatomy but in purely aesthetic taste. If you cover up the rest of his body and isolate everything from his collarbone and up, he looks like a normal guy because his neck's thickness is slightly average (relative to the rest of his body) and his trapezius is a slope instead of a hill. Not to say that guys can't neglect building that area but as I said just a matter of personal aesthetic.


It was probably based on a photo and nipple placement can vary depending on the person.


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Hey guys, I've recently been learning to digitally paint. But I've been stuck with cell shading for a year or two. And now I'm eager to go beyond. I've been gathering a lot of inspirations from other artists such as Dopey (aka yy62401). I've been trying to get my hands on painting muscles tutorials but so far I haven't bumped into any. Overall, I know the shading and lighting is totally off but I would love to hear feedback from you guys. Thanks!.


Thank you for this! Like >>8471 said though that's what the guy in the picture looks like, but I think it's much more important to understand how things work than just copy an image, so thank you for the explanation!

Thanks! And yeah, that's what he looks like in the picture too, I made him a bit beefier so I should've probably made his neck proportional to that.


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Okay so I really need some help with the lower body parts in this drawing I'm doing, especially the legs/feet. I'm not sure if they are drawn correctly…


I don't mean to be preachy but the thumb of the left hand is a bit too big.

Also the upper back makes him to be a bit hunched(?)


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Hey DFK. The first thing to bring up there are a lot of noticeable parallel lines on his back. Parallel lines just flattens the form making it look robotic and not to mention it brings the attention to itself. There are also some mirroring curves with the way his tricep and bicep forms a big circle on his arm. Since his arm is bent, compress his bicep more while the tricep stretches.

Next is the line of action. With the way his torso curves, it looks like he is trying to bring his chest out instead of being hunched over like a big spoon with the compression point on his side instead of his back.


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Here is a flour sack of what I think the line of action should be and where the compression would go from the birds eye view.

To keep his upper arm from becoming parallel from his body, bring it out more and it will fix itself.

I also brought his right leg a little bit in so his lower legs won't look too mirrored from each other and it just makes the flow of his gesture less interrupted.


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Since you're asking about lighting and shadings, I'm only going to touch the areas affected by it. I'm not the most eager to tackle painterly but here goes.

With the way the form is painted, you're missing some bumps and creases created a toned body. The brow ins't defined by lights and shadows so the eyebrow looks like it's stuck on a smoothed surface.

This part is a bit hard to explain without demonstrating it upfront. Lighting looks like it simply goes from light to dark. There is a very pronounced yellow back light being projected behind him. This will create a very dark core light that rings around the form just before the back light plus a very minute reflected light. The plain white hotspot depends on you unless you want the skin to look more diffused or more oily looking. Also a you can elect to add a subsurface light around the perimeter of his silhouette due to that light if you are willing to add a hint of realism on your style.

My recommendation is to study not just life drawing with a spotlight but also still life painting to get acquainted with how different materials play with lights and shadows.


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Finished this yesterday


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A little late but thanks for the feedback/help! I attempted to change what I could from your edits. Although I am still having difficulties drawing out the hand on the pillow properly. Been looking at references but even then it didn't help much. As far as everything else, perhaps the legs and feet might still be a little iffy.


Is it just me or waifu2x.udp.jp is now dead/nonfunctional?

I keep getting "Error: Invalid Request" when trying to convert.

And can anyone point me to some other alternatives?


If you want something with this level of detail you should probably look for some photo references first. Is not that easy to figure out poses that require gravity on more points of the body than just feet.


This one looks 2d cellshaded but at the same time it feels 3d. senpai teach me how to achieve such effects?


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The upper body is great, and the style is so clean and sexy.

The belt area though is a little strange looking to me. The belt doesn't look like it's positioned well. It looks like it's synched tight….. but at the same time it's seated well below the waist and the strap goes right across the buttocks. Meaning as soon as he starts walking, his belt will start walking down to the floor. Even if it's kept loose, it'd probably look more natural if the back of the belt sat at the top of the buttocks, sorta resting there.


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Well I just gotta keep looking in that case.

Ever since I had this work on stand-by, I worked on another drawing so here it is.


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The drawing is really flat. I tried a little bit of stretch and skew Ina few parts to try and add form, but really I'd recommend that you stay away from head-on poses until you get a bit more of 3d form understanding.


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How does everyone feel about trying weekly challenges?

I think it'd be fun to all draw from the same prompt and then provide critique afterwards. And since the prompts are all vague we'd each end up drawing completely different things. I remember doing something like this with a group back in high school and it was really fun.


I guess those highlights and shadows I added weren't sufficient enough then. Always thought this didn't look "as" flat as you say it is, but I suppose I'll have to take your word for it.


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Its not a matter of how many shadows and highlights you add. You can fill the whole painting in high contrast with practically all highlights and shadows but if they don't correspond to the shapes of the drawing then it adds no depth at all.

For example… you added shadows under the flare of the collar on the jacket…. no I don't know what it's called… the floppy things on the front where one might pin a boutonniere. You added a rather substantial shadow there. It is one of the most defined shadows in your image. It is one consistent line throughout from the top to the bottom which tells us a lot about the shape of the form that the shadow rests on(his chest)…. in addition to the distance between the floppy thing and that object(again, his chest.) with a shadow that size, I'd guess the floppy thing is floating at about one half to one inch away from the chest…. whereas typically it would rest against the chest unless popped outwards. In addition, since the shadow is a more or less constant thickness from the neck downward, we can also assume that this man has no clavicle. Or pectorals which connect to the clavicle.
On the picture I drew the three basic angles for the upper front chest as it should probably be represented with your shading. The current way you have it shaded make the chest look like it's shaped like the second picture… that's why I said it looks flat. It reminds me of those dress shirts that are packaged folded on a cardboard square, but the collar is popping out to keep its shape, while everything else is kept flat.

In any case. You should keep in mind that proper shading is just as important to the form of the drawing as the lines are. If the shadows don't convey the proper shapes, no amount of line work can save you, just like how no amount of proper shading, can fix improper anatomy or structure of an object.


Ah, now I understand my mistakes. In hindsight, I was actually thinking of making a semi big wide shadow in the middle of the jacket where his chest should be, but then I thought it would look more flat and it does appear to be the case as well considering your edits and advice.

Anyway, I appreciate the criticism and I'm hoping to fix this soon since I will be reusing this drawing at some point later again. Thanks.


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So this is what I worked on today….

I don't know why I find junkcree so cute, but apparently there are very few people who share my opinion….
Also, anyone know how I might be able to Australianize junkrat's speech a bit?


Woudnt be easier just show an example?


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My original response had a quick edit to try and fix it a bit but to really show a good example I'd have to redraw the entire page for him….and right now I'd rather use my time drawing things that I want to draw…like weird ships that no one asked for :D


>Oh, I wish I could but I don't want to.

Oh, well, you suggested the weekly "challenge" after all. The less you could do was at least try to encourage people showing some work of your own. But hey… you do you.


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You must be real fun at parties.

Here is a sloppily painted example of what I was getting at with the flatness. Now my drawing is greatly exaggerated, but you can see how the form of the body is not lost completely when given clothing….a good bit of detail gets lost, but the structure remains. (sort of the same principle to how you can usually still see female breasts even under thick or heavy clothing, there's still some boobs under there)


He isn't wrong though.


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And one with no tiddies


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It's time again to dubiously place the validity of my self worth on the opinions of strangers on internet image boards.
Another portrait that uses too many lines, and a another comic page that uses a few less.

I have an honors project that's killing my time atm I'm afraid, but that would be fun in theory. I am secretly dying from lack of people who share my interests IRL and it makes me wish I had the energy to participate.


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Wow. Many pronouns, much confused….. what the fire truck is happening?

I've found that for myself, personally, writing the comic out as if it were to be published just as a book by itself, really helps me focus on the proper and concise dialog that needs to be spoken. It also makes it a little easier for me to figure out the choreography because it's written in conjunction with the dialog that it goes with. Then all I have to worry about when doing the layout is the cinematography. It's tough to do all 3 of the things you need to do well enough when you're doing them all at once. When making a comic you're an illustrator, writer, and movie director….. so you should break things down into smaller pieces so you can focus on everything individually and give it the attention it needs.


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I finished this not too long ago.


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Woah there, leave some colors for the rest of us.

The colors you've used are all high chromatic…. which you should only ever have one fully chromatic color per image…. sometimes you can break this rule but only sparingly…. aside from this; because you've used so many oversaturated colors, it's impossible to sell the light of the lamp or the phone… since both would naturally have less luminosity than whatever light source is filling the room. I converted your image to greyscale and used some overlays to add more subtle color…. now you can actually imagine that he's in a dimly lit room.

Here's also an example of color selection when it comes to highly saturated colors and why I said what I did about trying to choose only one. Notice how the orange is highly saturated but all of the other colors, especially those that get further away from the color orange, are less saturated. Yet, the landscape still looks naturally colored, with colors other than orange…


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Things I like to use high chroma on are usually magic or a light source.


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>magic or a light source.

Yes those are usually the most common uses of over saturated colors. And because both of these are very powerful lights and colors, they actually change the color of other things around them, that's why having other saturated colors that are not light sources usually doesn't work well. Take this first image for example. The elf is wearing a rich red armor…but because he's wielding bright green magic the red is pushed darker and less saturated to make sure it still looks natural. If the red in his armor was kept it's orginal red then it would not look realistic…because it would give the effect that it is also a light source (like a glow) and that it exists in a separate dimension from the lighting of the environment.

But this rule also goes for white too…in this other picture she's wearing a very light cloth…either white or close to it. But if it was painted with pure titanium white…it wouldn't look realistic. It would look out of place since everything else is being affected by the blueish grey lighting.


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Red armor does look so sexy too…. so I drew this today…..I don't know what's wrong with me :P


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Yeah. Im total shit when it comes to coloring. Thanks for the pointers.

also i sketched this a while back


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i fixed the dialogue in page 3, also these a lot of empty wall space in page 4 that I'm not sure about, and then there's another page.


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Push it darker, also put the words on the bottom, not in the first panel.

You can really make this scene feel cold and alone by keeping everything as dark as possible. I chose to add some cactus flowers around her to pop out of the darkness to let the reader know that there is more than just her in the room, but I wanted everything else in the room to be black… I actually wanted to push it darker but then you couldn't see the light show and I wanted to keep that in so I stopped playing with the levels.
But you can also make the scene feel more alone by only having the teacher be backlit by the door, and the student being frontlit by the hologram. And you can also put the teachers words in white text without a bubble, or just a white line surrounding the words. That will help to sell some of the isolation that the character is feeling. Just a couple ideas.


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One more thing I forgot to mention; when changing scenes it's usually best to include an establishing shot, even if it's only one panel. Even if it's just one action that's not of the environment, like a hand knocking on the door, it's still better than nothing.

Conversely you could use the delaying suspense approach and use the large panel with the room as the establishing shot…. but you still need some mind of lead in from the last scene. This can be a fade in, or again a minor action like the knock.

Without these transitional frames there's nothing but the page numbers to tell the reader that they haven't missed something. Just look at only the last panel of page 3 and only the first panel of page 4…. seem a little confusing, even at all? That's also why I'd recommend putting the dialog in the lower panel rather than the first because there's just no lead in at all. Also, since the door is only just opening as she speaks it's almost like she saw flowergirl in the room before the door even opened.


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proto establishing shot for zymmetra'z hidey hole, yeah I agree about the establishing shot, there's one more scene change remaining I need to remember. a freshly darkented and re organised speechbubbleed page 4


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Drew a lot of botw smut today…. so have a Ganondorf in gerudo-wear… I tried to imagine what he might look like if he was actually in botw… I think I missed the mark but it was still fun.


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ganondorf has always been a bit of a tart.

also establishing page for scene change..


Dude, learn to use the straight line tool for the background. Also, the quality of your line work is a rough copy at best.

I recommend you use Sai for line art and Photoshop for coloring. I find Sai has crisper edges if the setting are set right.


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making an assumption that's directed at me, I did a bit of a tidy up, in my defense, I was under the weather. also the technical term is "dogs breakfast"


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one more for the time being


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Beginner artist here. What do you guys think if this?


whoa that's sick! there is a bright future ahead of you if that's your beginner art skill level


Haha thanks. By beginner I mean I still have a lot to work on to improve. I've been drawing for about 6 months. Before that even my stick figures were bad.


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wait, so you're telling me you've been drawing for only 6 months and this is your results so far?! well shit… I got a lot of reevaluating to do.


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I focused my art on just portrait studies, and I posted a lot of my work on 4chan to get roasted.

Here's some tips I found useful:
·Don't be afraid to shade
·Use values, not lines to describe forms
·Blending stump/tortillon/chamois are your best friends in getting rid of the scribbly look of filled areas
·Toned paper allows you to simply draw highlights on the subject, instead of having to draw everything around the highlights



Oh my… i better not say how long I've been drawing *hiding* XD


well….i don't do much traditional drawing but thanks for the tips.


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I'm in a mildly upsetting situation. Been working on this Winx Club fanart for some time now. I have received a lot of feedback telling me the line arts anf flat color early versions for it are far better than the fully rendered ones, with all the shading and stuff. Takes a lot of work to get all the colors, lights and shadows where I want, but it seems everyone thinks that just makes it ugly.


for real? who the hell told you that? a blind person? lol i think they look great, i personally love the colors, they look so alive! while it's okay to listen to what others say about your art you don't have to do everything they say, it's your art and no one else's, if you keep changing your artstyle and feeling bad whenever people say it doesn't look good then it won't be your art anymore and you would become a slave to a bunch of people whose opinions are subjective and not final, i bet they don't even know what they want from your art! be yourself, express yourself through art and ignore those who don't enjoy your art for what it is now, i mean they might have a point if it was deviantart-bad but it's faaaar from that buddy


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First of all you did a great job with the line art itself. It's very successful. I must say that I was never a fan of the Winx style but the translation to your style makes it easier for me to appreciate. I think since you are veering close to realism, it is a lot less forgiving than when you just lay out the flat colors. In the flat colors you can see the line strokes and it makes the work effortless.

I want to highlight the Flora work. I get that you are working with faeries but the lighting is getting to be too overworked. Luminescent wings, I get that. Silky clothing material, yup. But when it comes to the organic surfaces like skin, hair and petals, the way they react to the light makes them look like they are also made of silk.

The spectacular behavior of her legs and face looks too hot especially making the rendering look too overworked. What I have attached is a composite of your line art, flat color and full render and played with the transparency. I personally think that with the skin a little bit more diffused, it makes it look softer.


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Your artstyle reminds me of odin sphere, I like it a lot.


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Honestly besides the silly muppet arms,(which are probably true to the source material)I think the only problem is the nose.

And the reason the earlier stages were kinder in that regard is because they were undefined. If left undefined like in >>9205 then I doubt anyone would've found offense with the final result…. but because you chose to define it… anatomy is then paramount. And yes, I know noses are hard to paint….. it took me much longer than it should have to paint this one, and I know I made a lot of mistakes…..


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It sounds like you may be one of the few people that is learning the right way from the start… most people learn everything backwards (myself included) are then forced to unlearn everything so that they can then learn the right way. You get to skip that step lol.

So good on ya mate.


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Last two pages, I really want to make the bleed image look beautiful.


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I find most people make the mistake of trying to make a pretty sunset image by defining the sun and the sky….. but it's usually the ones that focus on the landscape which are the most beautiful and interesting.

Sometimes they don't even have a clearly defined sun or flashy colorful clouds in the sky, yet are still beautiful sunset images.


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So I've recently discovered that whenever I'm sketching random characters, if I want them to look endearing, whether old or young and whatever expression they're using….. for whatever reason I draw them with big ears.

….but while I find them endearing…. they probably look terrifying to everyone else….. so what do you guys think?

((sorry, I went a little too tumblr on the coloring))


Keep drawing your characters the way it makes you feel best and give no fucks about "what will others (usually freaking "normies") think", that way of thinking is nothing but a big shackle that will only make you struggle, to the point of loathing artmaking altogether.

They don't look terrifying at all. I love that chunky gobbie and the light scattering effect!


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I want it to be a landscape of the edge of the city, with the river reflecting the sky like in the first image you linked. The green part is meant to be a flat jungle like the one in the photo I have included.

I find people who can listen to be endEARing. k ill stop


Hey Taro! Can you teach us how to draw fricking ears? Mine looks like a buttons!


Sinix is a much better teacher than I.



Alright I got the gist of it. Thanks man.


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I meant to turn it into a wreath…but i didn't have enough stems….

So now it's a pretty purple crown for this redhead fag. Yay.

I really want to plant one of these at my house……but I'm already out of space for more plants lol. I might have to combine some of my fruit trees into one tree to make more space…..


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Sketched out Kubard from Arslan Senki.


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Finished compiling these magic spells I animated some time ago!


surely amazing :o


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Hi! First time posting here. I have recently Finished this. So what you guys think?


I love him. Do you have an FA/Twitter?


Unfortunately I do not have an FA/ twitter account. I think it will be four months since I started drawing again. I have a lot to learn.

But I think I might make an FA account. I mean it might be fun.


Please let us know when you do. I think I'm already a fan. ;)

Do you have a username? Would you consider posting on tumblr?


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Orcs are supposed to be scary lookin right?

I think I'm doin sum'n wrong cuz mine keep lookin kinda cute.


Nah, I like your orcs Taro! It's so cute.
It adds a little diversity to the entire race you know? Not all orcs are musclebound scary green goblin thing.


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Yeah…… but the muscle-bound part ain't so bad…


Aww he's a big beefy doofy-doo! I always love cute bara art like this rather than the raunchy ones.

Now I know why people like orcs so much. I think I'm a fan too hehe.


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it brandon again, but this time in under 15 mins


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Y'know, if you practice drawing with as few lines as possible you will develop a better visual library and save so much time. I have carpal tunnel in my hand so I usually can't hold the pen for more than 15-20 minutes before I have to take a break…. from left to right it took me 15 minutes for the old guy. 11 minutes for the kid. And less than 60 seconds for each of the line drawings. Then I counted the lines so you could see how few lines you actually need to make a vague face. An exercise I recommend you try. Try drawing a face, and then draw another face using half the number of lines and keep going until you can't make faces anymore.

All I need in a man is that he can make me smile~
That's why I'm going to be marrying Reddit, ha.
the internet is full of stupid amazing shit.


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Working on a request over at the 2D drawthread. I'm aware of Divinity and these two characters but I haven't played a title on the series yet. Anything wrong with the sketch that I don't see before I commit into cleaning the lines?


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I do see one issue I'll sketch out for you in a sec. Don't put one to paper just yet.

And as a trade, let me know your thoughts on this. Apparently Jacksepticeye is doing an inktober event where he's going to be looking at a bunch of fan art. My tumblr has explicit content so all posts are blocked from searches…. so I'll have to make a new account if I actually want anyone to see my shit :p
I think the head needs to be a little smaller… but I'm not too sold on the pose. He's supposed to be holding Sam in his right hand, dangling by his optic nerve between his fingers. And the left hand is supposed to be scratching his head with a knife. In a sort of laid back relaxed pose.


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Here's two variations on the pose. Its a little messy but I hope it reads okay. I think right now your guys arm is stuck between these two poses… right now his wrist looks pretty broken. I did one sketch with the shoulder forward and one with the shoulder back so you could figure out which suits you best.


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Ah I see. I was really going for the number two but I over shot the backward bend of his forearm. I was really overcompensating to not directly copy the reference pose but kinda did it too much.

I'm not familiar with Jacksepticeye so I just did a cursory google search about him. I'm not too keen on nitpicking anatomic details because quite frankly you're versed on it. His head could be smaller, you're call, but at first, I thought you were going for a large headed style because of the detail you've put on his head; sort of like how caricatures also uses enlarged heads to focuses on the details of the face. Anyway, most of these aren't much of a correction but what "I" would do…

1. Fairly small thing but his eyes looked like they are focused on something next to his left foot. Just the teeniest correction needed for this one.

2. I think the eyeball or Sam (?) is the focal point of this scene. A little tricky because he is the smallest element in the picture so the composition really need to direct the focus onto him. I lifted his right arm up to make the silhouette stronger. In terms of composition, it creates a spiral flow to point back to Sam.

3. I don't really know the nature of Sam but is he drawn in any way to show emotions or is he just a detached eyeball? Anyway I just had fun with it and drew the eyeball with a smiling squint to show "happy". You can just draw him as an eyeball if he really is just that. I also drew him looking at Jacksepticeye to show the interaction.

4. You said you wanted to show relaxed so I pulled his left arm back because there is urgency with how it originally stretches. Showing that he is scratching his temple with his thin knife is very very very tricky to draw without it looking stabby. At first glance with the combination of the severely posed arm, I thought he was about the stab the eyeball.. I also dialed the knife holding back a bit by having him scratch using the blunt of the knife handle instead.

5. Just small adjustments. I thought that with his skinny build, his neck could match the rest of his body. It kind of makes his enlarged head not so out of place now.

6. Similar to 2, how the legs are placed isn't so bad but it doesn't really help the composition. I re-positioned his legs so it creates a radiating arc spiraling back into Sam and to make the overall pictures less left-heavy.


Yeah I always forget about composition. I just get tunnel vision with the anatomy and expressions.


You are improving, keep the good work


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The silhouette didn't work out the way it did on my mind. Hopefully their skin tones will separate them apart from each other. Depending on how the coloring works out and my mood I might add more to this one.


That's look really nice


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Thank you

I posted the rest of the series over at the 2D Request Thread.



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So this is a WIP, still not sure how I feel about the head and everything else… at least before I go into the lineart.


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Hey DFK. I'm going to focus on just the face as you've said. I think if you just scale the eyes and nose triangle on his face bigger, it will make it look better for most parts. I've attached some of my notes.

1. If you isolate just the eyes and brows, they look like they belong to a front facing face. In this angle, the nose sellion should slightly overlap the farthest eye.

2. At first I thought the upper lip had too much face but Asuma actually has a prominent nose so I made it even longer to balance it out.

3. Lines add age and even though Asuma is middle aged, he doesn't look that old in the show. Also, his mouth is way too wide. But like the upper lip, this will balance itself if you scale his nose and eyes larger.

4. Just like last time: watch out for parallel lines. Those two lines are making his sideburns look like a part of his head gear. Break it up with flow and show that it is hair.

5. I don't think those two lines are suppose to be scars. If they are cheek bones, just have the color shading take care of them. More lines is more age. Also, cheek bones starts on the mid level of the ears.


tbh a lot of this is just based on your personal art style and frankly in this case the fact that you made his facial features closer together just makes his head look smaller which looks really bizarre on asuma so idk take this with a dash of salt


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I greatly appreciate the advice, although I believe that some of the facial features a little too close together compared to when seeing some references of him. But I could always try to separate them a bit and the eyes always threw me off one way or the other so thanks.

Also I forgot to mention this but, I'm actually trying to draw Asuma more older. I'm trying to draw him as if he were still around in the series, but I also don't want to make him look so old either. I was thinking he would look more like in his late 40's. Apologizes for not bringing that up earlier.



Sounds fair. If you are aging him up, the usual way to do it without him looking haggard is make his nasolabial fold visible, and yes, draw in the cheek bones as well.

I'm still taking a stance on how his eyes are drawn though. Even when drawn in-style in both references, the sellion is still partially overlapping the farthest eye.


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Well after seeing him just a bit younger with only a bit of stubble I imagine that as he gets older his beard covers more of his face.

Also…. what would you say does a 'dad-bod' look like on a shinobi?


make his body a bit thicker, he looks like an african kid


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Naruto characters aren't exactly thicc.


Oh, right, nice excuse.


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I'm sorry


they're not but if you tried to give asuma a dad-bod you'll have to make it bigger than that


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Another request from 2D. Tried a painterly background using a reference.


Wow!What a perfect body.
I think you should torture him thoroughly. LOL


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Learnt how to crochet last night. Made a hat.

It's too tight though….. so guess I'm giving this one away.


Hi guys I currently have a furaffinity account. I was wondering if I can share my ideas for my art here.
I have a lot of ideas but I want to stick with one so it’ll be easier. Is that okay?


Taro that's a cute hat, I love it! :3

Maybe I should crochet something for my bf too. Got any good crocheting tutorial vids?


I guess it's ok. It's /dis buddy, not /2D lol


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Here's the video that taught me the hat. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSOn0XsmQRc) it was easy to follow, you might just have to rewind in a few spots till you get it right. You may need to look up another video on how to do the magic circle. I got it from this video but it took a few tries because she used some really kinked yarn to show you how t do it instead of fresh straight yarn… so it's a bit hard to see what's happening.

And if you've never crochet before two things I'll let you know that messed me up for a good 15 minutes at the start. One is to use the right size hook (a lot of yarn will actually tell you on the label what size hook to use, so just buy a basic set. They're about 12 dollars for a 6 piece aluminum set of hooks.) and also, don't pull the working yarn taut. I spent like 5 minutes trying to figure out why my hook was catching every loop I didn't want to catch. It was just because I was pulling the working yarn too tightly and the loops I needed to pull the hook through were too small. I'll also say that in the video she gives a warning about the last row of single crochet stitches and how they can become too tight… it's not exactly the single crochet itself that you have to worry about being too tight; it's the fact that after the slip stitch around the outside edge you'll lose ALL of the elasticity that you had before. So, if you find that yours is too tight too, just pull out all of the slip stitched you did along the brim and just slip stitch the last stitch of single crochet. You won't get the nice finished edge but you'll keep the elasticity so the hat will still be the right size.

And after you've mastered the hat, check out this video if you wanna add some little bear ears. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtAM9E7qsH0) my end goal for learning how to crochet was to eventually make something like this sweet stegosaurus hat.


Sorry What I was going to say was
If I can post one of my sketches then I can hope anyone in this discussion can help me find some inconsistencies.
Me and bad english


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I’m currently working on a piece involving a orc and a furry. This time I’m working on an orc character with some rough sketches (on my phone via autodesk sketchbook) I’ll throw them some more sooner or later

What do you guys think?


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Just keep workin at it. I'd like to recommend just looking up one anatomy video every day before you begin each drawing session, and trying to apply what you learn as you're drawing whatever it is you want to draw. I've found that it helps if you take it one session, one lesson and a time. Sycra, sinix, and proko are the three I visited most often when I was learning.

Start with this one, it's where I noticed you need the most improvement.
Other than that just keep practicing.


Thanks for the advice man. I think this method of doing one lesson is gonna be helpful. And thanks for putting a link to the video.


Proko have good anatomy lesson too.


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can i get some pointers for my latest WIP?


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I started workin with the girl to add some dimension to her body, and when I did I noticed she was really leaning into him, so I redrew her n a bit more of an upright stance. I changed the way their hands met.his hand is just so huge so I decided to have the hands in a bit more of a relaxed position, with her holding onto his thumb more or less. The I turned his pose a bit and hunched him forward just a bit, like a big guy dancing with a tiny girl.

I hope you can see through the chaff to what I was drawing. Its still a bit messy.


Thank you for the feedback, i knew it was a bit off but idk what to do. Poses aren't my strong point so im pushing myself to do draw more active poses.


Try sticking to single character poses to start. But even before that, get really into gesture drawings. 30 second gesture excersizes will help you a lot. Then work on single character poses. Then work on drawing those characters in proper perspective….THEN try drawing two character poses. Trying two characters without a decent pinch of proper perspective will always make them look a little "off"

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