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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2011, 03:54:20 am »
Ooooooh, I see.

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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2011, 04:53:52 pm »
hey guys im having trouble drawing perspective.... like the correct way the avi is supposed to be facing. any tips guys?

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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2011, 08:56:31 pm »
hey guys im having trouble drawing perspective.... like the correct way the avi is supposed to be facing. any tips guys?
Perspective is the most complex issue in art alongside light.  The best way to deal with it is the long haul of practice( ugh I know its tedious).  But seriously look at examples of how others have dealt with it and take cues from that.  Simplify your forms and really try and make sure it "feels" right.
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2011, 01:00:58 pm »
Would someone mind redlining this or something? I know she's ~naked~ but there's no "bits" showing, so I hope its okay? (I don't draw those sorts of things XD)


I drew it in class so I had no pose reference, so any help would be appreciated <3
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2012, 12:42:06 pm »
So if this is advice for art is it suitable to ask what's the best reasonable priced scanner for drawing please?
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2012, 06:21:40 pm »
So if this is advice for art is it suitable to ask what's the best reasonable priced scanner for drawing please?
Any scanner will work,  I use a 3 in 1 printer/scanner.  You can always look for a used one.
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2013, 07:20:11 pm »
I wrote this during a weekend when I was bored. I haven't touched in a while, and I just discovered it again. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1igNq6C9gOO9wQJxrHork6pLO4j_fYLVfw1NBQx9IDBk/edit

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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2013, 09:02:08 pm »
^ Vincent, I might read it in my spare time.

For fully developed artists who have already discovered their own "style", er, at what age or point in your life did you really start improving at your craft? How did you know your style was unique, distinguishable, and "right"?

Im terrible at deadlines, mainly art class ones, I tend to take my "time" when I do a big project with bascially conjests the project(s) I get following in art class, and I tend to do my art outside of school, besides art class, when Im in a good mood for it. School's awful, I just wanna stay in my room and work on my own stuff :P.

I wish I ould go to online school and actually create and complete big projects on time, as well as my own. I want to become an artist, animator, writer, but it seems a world away from college and stuff :(
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2013, 09:30:27 pm »
For fully developed artists who have already discovered their own "style", er, at what age or point in your life did you really start improving at your craft? How did you know your style was unique, distinguishable, and "right"?

I'm not sure how many artists feel this way, but my own style is constantly being improved upon. I never really went "oh hey, this is MY style!" I just kept doing whatever from whatever influences, and it ended up evening out into something I'm happy with

As you can see here (url for HUEG image), when I first started seriously drawing, my style was all over the place. It was just this past year that I started drawing things I'm incredibly happy with

So, short answer: I guess its just whatever feels right. Its not something you have to declare or even decide upon, it just kinda happens <3
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2013, 05:29:28 pm »
A bit too late, but thank you Panda. I guess artists are more experimenters.

To all, I'm going to be entering a contest, but I'm not sure if I should switch out my final sketch because of the paper. I'm using plain ol' copy paper, standard weight, 81/2 by 11(the size it has to be in). I'm going to be using soft pastels and watercolor pencils(though I may/may not try wetting the paper). Should I copy the final sketch to a better piece of paper, like bristol, or is it good enough? I'm also wondering what good colored pencil/soft pastel tutorials there are in the internet.

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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2013, 08:34:20 am »
I did this picture of Link from the Zelda games, as a fox. I know this is an old topic, but I wanted some hardcore critique please!


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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2013, 08:37:38 pm »
Sorry, I can't really see it :( Do you have a link instead? I could critique if you want :)

Help: I'm in a serious fan fiction-writing mood right now. It's no joke; I've had this happen before, but dang... As a writer, does fan fiction help or deprive you of your artisitic abilities? I don't write too often outside of fan-fiction or role-play, which is not good.... I guess I have a sorta fear. Should I go along with this..? Or should I stop and write originally? Or should I just go along with the flow and write originally after I get the bug out of meh?

Don't get me wrong, writing fan-fiction is good practice for me. But I want to make my own stories and characters; I'm using it right now as a vehicle to help inspire some other ideas I have in mind, but I'm striving to really improve and progress. I'm gonna enter the Reflections contest "Believe. Dream. Inspire." I'm not sure how to go about it.

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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2013, 10:53:23 am »
I did this picture of Link from the Zelda games, as a fox. I know this is an old topic, but I wanted some hardcore critique please!




The image is not showing???
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2014, 05:46:31 pm »
Oh, I know this is kinda an old topic, but can I get some hard critique on my fursona?
More on designing and what I can do better to display a concept.
BTW, forget last picture. My skills have improved. :lol-fox:
Quality is kinda bad due to my 3DS camera, AKA the only camera I have.
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2014, 07:45:03 pm »
Oh, I know this is kinda an old topic, but can I get some hard critique on my fursona?
More on designing and what I can do better to display a concept.
BTW, forget last picture. My skills have improved. :lol-fox:
Quality is kinda bad due to my 3DS camera, AKA the only camera I have.


Ah! Great to see another post here.

Technically, the anatomy is there, but not that solid. The top part of the chest can be smaller, then gradually curving bigger at the middle then going smaller again. The top part of the back (shoulder bones… thing) does not add up with the back of the neck. Try pushing it out a bit more. Suggestion of fabric's material (hoodie) is there, but not quite around the arms and armpits. Colouring control is passable, but shading isn't there?? Probably bc it's meant to be a concept and not a finished work.

Design-wise, the character is simple enough, yet memorable. Maybe show the bottom body? Design is not my department sorry OTL

Overall, decent artwork, but I expected finer control with it being done traditionally and all :/
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2014, 03:37:13 pm »
Since I'm this desperate to get advice---
Looking for critique on the piece of salmon and mood of the painting. Please, do ignore the plate.

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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2014, 07:52:07 pm »
Since I'm this desperate to get advice---
Looking for critique on the piece of salmon and mood of the painting. Please, do ignore the plate.



Here's what I say;

Mostly it looks awesome.  BUT, one thing I notice. It looks as if the salmon is sloping upward, and back, not really flat on the top.  But fixing that is super easy.  Since the salmon is pretty much a rectangle block with coloring, use one point perspective to help decide where the lines should be.  There are tons of examples and tutorials online about one point perspective. 
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2014, 03:32:20 pm »
Hm, I am practicing boobs, which unfortunately, I am terrible at.

Are my (art) boobs too saggy? (I hope it doesn't violate any nude rules since it's basically nothing)
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2014, 05:29:23 pm »
Something seems off about them, I can't pinpoint exactly what though? It might be the shading, the contrast between the super dark stomach makes them too prominent, I think.
Also, the bottom boob looks a bit bigger. And technically it'd be flatter from laying in that pose, but I know artists never follow actual boob physics ;P
It looks good overall,  though! I love your style @w@
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #39 on: December 09, 2014, 06:10:57 pm »
Hm, I am practicing boobs, which unfortunately, I am terrible at.

Are my (art) boobs too saggy? (I hope it doesn't violate any nude rules since it's basically nothing)

I think that highlight on it is giving a weird look. Breasts are mostly just fat, BUT they are connected to muscles. Breasts have a legitiment shape, they aren't just circles or ovals. I can't really say how to draw them, but look up some female sketches online. That may sound weird, but looking at sketches of bodies can really help you figure how things are shapened and drawn. What's especially weird for me is that the bottom half of the body has shadow and on the breasts, there are barely any shadows. In fact, that highlight pretty much contradicts the lighting and it makes it hard for the brain to process.

Another general critique is that both of the arms are completely different in size. The arm going behind her head has almost no shoulder. The arm in the front is just about three sizes to small.

The face also looks flat because there is no shading to define a muzzle. It's just like flat.

The left of the face also has a weird shape. It suddenly just stops as it hits her hair.
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