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How do I get better at coming with character designs?
OCsMake a lot of them and put effort in it.
gen dont know where to post this but i found this artist on instagram (5outho) about 5 months ago. In love with their stuff man. I'm just wondering how to shade like this. It looks cool as hell
Name is Kanye East
>>6679830I smirked a little.
I'm in the middle of my Romanticism phase.
>>6679822i didnt know that liking old soul_maxxed paintings was just a phase.>>6679828damn these horses looks cool
>>6679858Agreed. Very nice horses. I’ve watched Excalibur, The Green Knight, and the LotR trilogy recently. Inspiring imagery, stories, and themes.
I wish I could paint like that but I barely know how to draw.
Why aren't you doing this new trend /ic/?
>>6679818What trend is this? I love drawing Twitter trends
>>6679818I remember seeing this in /trash/ like a year ago. It's a Korean cartoon right? Of course, it's obvious where the attention its getting is about...
>>6679922Yep, Korean kid’s character waifu.>>6679897Draw new waifu of the week and ez 5k+ likes. Kaya is her name
Is chicken scratching ALWAYS bad?
you could always do better
only when you do it because it looks like shit
I'm going to Alice
>>6679760It can be used to show anxiety, make an image more frightening, or give a purposely sketchy look etc. Generally speaking though, yeah, it makes the image messier and busier than it should be.
Which is the correct route for drawing. Drawing from nothing or using references
>>6679754i don't know if you can take it seriously but here is my advicethere're no correct route but use reference is better.btw drawing like OPpicrel help you achieve observation skill,translate into your style. it's a good practice btw. i don't know how to call it but i'd call it "hard reference"personally it's better to think what you want to draw instead of looking into reference then blatantly copying.what difference is OPpicrel didn't use creativity brain for composition it will become long term problem if you rely too much on hard reference. example once you start to draw comic/manga you will find that you need to imagine your character scene and that's when hard reference can't do shit.tldr ; 1. think about what you want to draw (character sitting in whatever angle) 2. scribble it 3. look into reference how things work( clothes,light etc)also drawing from zero without using reference = bad because it won't help you learn anything and only professional can do that since they have the information and draw tons already. or when you think you know how things work then just forget about the referencehere's an study example 1. thinking about character floating in the water2. scribble 3. looking for reference, color picker, light whatever. i start doing something like this and find that it's better to think about composition on my own then search for reference instead of just looking for reference and draw it. but at very low /beg/ doing hard referece, copy is good.
>>6679754doing both in combination.the way i do it is: study, replicate what i learned, apply to piece. other times i just make a couple of sketches to test my ability and see what i need to solidify.
When you're starting you have to use references, you don't know what looks good so drawing from imagination with zero reference will just make you cement bad habits.
>>6679754Both. Sometime you need references for the stuff you want to do, but you also want to be able to draw what you have in mind
Has gaming addiction disproportionately caused issues for artists? Can gaming addiction ruin your art skills?
no video game seems fun anymore.
>>6679749I actually have a drawing addiction because I developed a bad habit of procrastination when I entered university for engineering. Drawing makes my problems go away for only a little, much like what cocaine does to people.
>>6679791you should be glad you feel this way instead of mindlessly droning about a videogame which accomplishes nothing but time loss.
>>6679928She’s hot. Also, you’re gmi
let's discuss faces. What makes a good face in your opinion? i feel like faces are probably the most important part in a drawing. When is it too little detail, when is it too much detail? is it possible to make unattractive faces appealling or at least not tumblesque?
>>6679812Some minor deviations I'm sure it is passable enough for the general audience and it's nothing a quick touch up wouldn't fix.
some more wes
>>6679727i hate turn of the century socialite whore faces like the one on the left.
>>6679842Sargent was just a beautify filter for the instathots of his day...
>tfw western cunny artist>can't post on /beg/ because i'll be called a pedo>can't post on /lsg/ because i'll be called a westoid
>>6679717You could stop being a pedophile
>>6679935You could stop perceiving me as a pedophile for drawing cartoons
>>6679908Not that guy. It's insane how much of a shitstorm he whipped up for simply posting lolis in the loli general, though.
I posted in /lsg / once, they were nice enough. Pyw anon, I promise I won't say anything negative.
>>6679946no one really cares ppl just shit posting
Any artist's coloring tutorial guide videos you'd recommend? I've seen some artists mention in the past that they have some up on gumroad for purchase, but i don't know which ones are worth it if any at all.yes, i know it likely depends on what i ultimately want my art to look like, but i would just like to see in general if any of you have something to recommend that worked for you. i figured i can learn from good tutorials then adapt them to the way i want my stuff to end up looking. i guess just avoid hyperrealistic looking shit that requires 40 hours to complete, because i do not have the patience or time to devote so much into one picture. i'm talking a color render shading process that would take under 3 hours.
One day I'll be beautiful, 10 months since starting my little hobby, piece by piece.
do another in 1 year
>>6679652I will. My next piece won't have highlights that look like splooge, hopefully. It's in the notes for next time.
>>6679651I see some improvement. Although in my opinion a lot of it looks traced. Tracing is fine if you're brand new though, since you get to see the contours of the body up close that you'd usually not see upon first glance. For now I would work on values and poses :) keep going anon!
>>6679702Yep, it's mostly tracing :). I've found that if I do something on paper, I can kind of visualize what it might look like traced, so in my way I'm sort of "burning in" that shapes to see them more naturally on the page. Thanks for the tip!
How do you draw consistent perfect circles?>You don't need toHow do you draw the cranium, then?
>>6679600trace a sand dollar
>>6679576You don't need a perfect circle to draw other forms. Being able to draw a good circle helps, but if you only allow yourself to progress in your illustration after your basic forms are perfect, you won't get anywhere.
You stole my art! I was working on this battle page for my Circles manga, and now I see someone stole my character idea.Now I have to rethink everything. AKA: Be careful with circle practice because it can turn into a grind.
>>6679576>How do you draw consistent perfect circles?Compass, stencil, drawing program tool, etc. You won't need to draw a perfect circle all the time and even pros use these tools to make things easier. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't practice your circles either. It's easy to do that and get trapped though. Either you worry about them not being perfect enough or you do so many that you think that's all the progress. It's a safe exercise that makes you feel like you're doing something.>How do you draw the cranium, then?the cranium isn't a perfect circle. In every tutorial they always end up cutting off the sides of the circle because the head is flat in those areas.
>>6679576first you draw this headthen you erase some of the detailed featuresthen 1, 2, 3voila
how do you draw consistently with unmedicated adhd? i chug two red bulls every morning and limit distractions but often i'll only be able to draw for an hour at best before i mentally and physically cannot move my pencil anymore. i try to aim for 4 hours a day, 2 for free drawing and two for practice and i never complete it, what do i do?>medsnot in a situation where i can get on them, don't want to get into detail
>>6679641Also this.Are you getting enough slleep? having a goods night's rest pays dividends.
>>6679889Anon I have legit ADHD and my gf has it as well. she takes fucking viavanez ffs. You should listen this anon>>6679642compared to the meds, the healthy lifestyle does triple the work towards my attention, energy, and stimulation than meds do.
>>6679910okay. what does a good diet entail, don't give me meme answers like stop eating fast food, i know that. what do you guys eat in day? are there any habits i should have that would deviate from the norm?
>>6679889>stopped reading thereHave fun not making it anon. Keep mindlessly spiking redbulls every morning until your blood pressure skyrockets you into an inevitable coronary event. I’ll still be drawing and having fun while you’re on life support. I give it maybe 20 years. And those years are going to be garbage because you won’t take care of your body. Lol
>>6679945right, thanks for the bump.
Do you think Weebs wouldn’t trash western art as much as they do now if anime art and subculture wasn’t popular to hate back in the 2000s and early 2010s? All the negative reactions they have to non-eastern art regardless of quality seems to be born out trying to get back at the /co/ retards that showed so much disdain towards anime/manga.
>>6679460It's the CIA control public opinion. Nothing more, nothing less.
>>6679460Just to let you know:People didn't shit on anime for its art stylePeople shat on it because of its childish, immature, and outlandishly perverted content.The fanbase that consists of basement dwellers only cemented the stereotypeThe reason why anime is not hated now is simply because western content became unbearable. People wanted something to replace their entertainment needsIf Western entertainment never fell, anime would continue to be hated by the entire world
>>6679574Open question here, why do you think the Wests art has degraded so much? Is there a non-political reason for it? Was it our modern art movement?
>>6679586Western art is realism, it cannot "degrade"Quality may drop and stuff but over all, the ones you call degraded are the Calarts and tumblr shit
>>667958620th century onwards, there was a oush for more abstract and less direct representational art, even stuff like Impressionisma and even cubism after a while were still too old school. It didn't help that after WW2 Soviet state realism was the thing over in the Warsaw pact countries so the western governments saw a rise in abstract art as a countermeasure, to try to argue that they let any kind of expression fly. Since then, there has been a slow death in terms of ignoring the study of fundamentals in favor of "do fucking whatever"-isms and a push towards simpler and simpler art styles for quick replication and commercialization (i.e., CalArts style). Add in the incessant need of newer-age artists to preach (and not just in an obvious manner like the Xmen, but in a ridiculously patronizing way now), and we arrive where we are today.
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>>6679711I think her torso is too short. Her collar bones are a bit odd as well.
>>6679831>>6679555Better? I put up the reference I used on the lefthttps://files.catbox.moe/14c3t3.png
>>6679872Damn, now the left shoulder and nipple look weird, I have no talent
>>6679831>>6679555better? I put the reference I used on the left as comparisonhttps://files.catbox.moe/zyqng2.png
>>6679906not him but much better. now fix the eyebrows
I this a good character design?
>>6679416Yes. I would change her nose though.
sorry dude but that nose was killing me. good design tho
>>6679940That is a much better nose improvement. Sorry, OP.
What's are best IP to make fan arts of that can make me popular enough.>inb4 vtuber's mobage, and pokemonToo popular. I would just get flooded. I just want a niche that's small enough to stand out on but still big enough to make a name for myself
>>6679564>Just trying to figure out where my time would be best spent before I proceed to make my own stuffthere is no life in you for this, do something else.
>>6679476oh im gonna do fifa fan art. be those gamers will love my ronaldette interpretation. what am i gonna do with all these new followers? start a patreon?
>>6679564don’t bother nothing is more annoying than people who draw fan art for things they aren’t fans of
>>6679564>before I proceedthere should be no before. proceed now, fail, proceed more. You learn by doing.
I'd tell you but I don't want more competition
So, truthfully, how many folks trace backgrounds from photos?
>>6679313How could we possibly>truthfullyknow this?More than none but less than you're probably assuming. Many backgrounds are just blocks + props. The main difficulty is simply thinking of what to decorate the scene with, and the time-consuming nature of rendering environments. Tracing helps with neither of these issues.
>>6679343>>6679558Thx for the hax, gonna try this
may i have some critique?
>>6679302my eyes, my innocence.