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File: d26269eb0a63b35⋯.jpg (61.1 KB, 500x600, 5:6, 291583.jpg)

 No.887307

We reached bumplimit on the old thread.

https://archive.is/5JPWT

Current DiC schedule of events:

Mon-Fri: Free Draw

Saturday: Draw a quality hentai girl.

Sunday: Post your most recent drawing or sketch you lazy niggers.

New order of business should the DiC start accepting /r/s?

Do it for her you know the girl she doesn't have nearly enough art and you can change that!

 No.887309

File: 57e5bf107510312⋯.jpg (43.94 KB, 338x1024, 169:512, eroge 1.jpg)

File: e676d9f29f6913c⋯.jpg (66.22 KB, 527x1024, 527:1024, eroge 2.jpg)

File: 420f48018014997⋯.jpg (61.88 KB, 476x1024, 119:256, eroge 3.jpg)

File: 03828ac9c2654dd⋯.jpg (30.26 KB, 351x1024, 351:1024, eroge 4.jpg)

More freedom this week. Choose a girl from Eroge and draw her or draw all of the or any combination of them it is up to you.


 No.887310


 No.887329

File: b329236c5788216⋯.webm (9.11 MB, 853x480, 853:480, Drawing.webm)


 No.887593

It's Sunday post your most recent drawing or sketch!


 No.887602

File: 091335e9c02f5fb⋯.png (101.45 KB, 494x631, 494:631, ClipboardImage.png)

>>887593

Still working on it, but I'm so busy lately I will probably finish it next week.


 No.887603

File: 2470d083539e2b7⋯.png (302.08 KB, 805x875, 23:25, something.png)

It's something.


 No.887611

File: b2896f0fb7f1c4d⋯.png (7.23 KB, 500x250, 2:1, Oekaki.png)

Can I draw for Comiket now?


 No.887704

>>887593

I made something but in a poorly drawn ironic way, can I still post it?


 No.887706

>>887704

Judging by the post above you, sure.


 No.887722

>>887704

Sure why not.


 No.887724

>>887704

Don't ask, just post it.


 No.887725

File: ec758472db6a327⋯.png (1.3 MB, 1692x1311, 564:437, purp2.png)

File: a2a9262b1882e2a⋯.png (1.08 MB, 1200x1550, 24:31, hist.png)

File: a92f3aa1c3089d1⋯.png (1.68 MB, 1500x1936, 375:484, plutpc.png)

De-rusting.


 No.887726

File: b0960e8cca97d5c⋯.png (Spoiler Image, 117.61 KB, 442x1028, 221:514, ClipboardImage.png)

I forgot how to draw heads, but at least the arms look like arms.


 No.887728

>>887726

One hell of a thigh gap. Take a look at muscle anatomy to understand why and where certain curves appear, try to connect them as to make sense of how these forms come about. It's much more effective than adding details like the ribs and the belly randomly, and you learn a bit more in the process.


 No.887738

>>887725

Well shake off that dust because you have skill.


 No.887740

File: c81248e330f1910⋯.jpg (Spoiler Image, 876.9 KB, 2160x2160, 1:1, 20181216_225935.jpg)

I have a bad habit of starting drawings but not finishing them. I just dont know how to draw individual body parts outside the head.


 No.887741

>>887740

My advice is just draw them it's the only way you can improve by drawing the things you are bad at drawing.


 No.887778

>>887740

> I just dont know how to draw individual body parts outside the head.

Draw naked characters first till you get a good feel of proportions. It will also help you to learn about muscle anatomy, even if it's in a simplified drawing style, it helps a lot when you want to make your characters look healthy or fit.


 No.887786

File: 0475a9058432520⋯.jpg (561.59 KB, 1256x620, 314:155, 445436348594237.jpg)

>>887706

>>887722

>>887724

Aight, this is waifu and me having a nice walk around the hood.

I'm also considering drawing this for real too but I fucking suck.


 No.887789

File: 0dc1bbbf8149c11⋯.jpg (320.6 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, 1509018149354.jpg)

>>887786

Nigger you need Loomis.


 No.887793

File: d14d53ef325ec06⋯.jpg (89.6 KB, 620x744, 5:6, 1405079391776.jpg)

>>887786

>nice walk around the hood.

>nice walk

>around the hood.

There's something really wrong about that sentence.


 No.887828

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.


 No.887984

File: 815417fca22bb4d⋯.png (1.62 MB, 2200x1700, 22:17, astucia41.png)

File: 4971717f749c6b4⋯.png (1.29 MB, 2200x1700, 22:17, distance.png)

De-rusting continues.


 No.888406

File: f071079d243f7a0⋯.png (2.02 MB, 1700x2200, 17:22, cat.png)

File: 77f5c1fe4bd9eba⋯.png (2.15 MB, 1700x2200, 17:22, qt.png)

File: ededcae222732d9⋯.png (1.58 MB, 2200x1700, 22:17, notdani.png)

Can't pose worth a damn


 No.888422

>>887984

>>888406

Still working on the VN?


 No.888840

File: 2389c31902ed4c5⋯.png (1.41 MB, 2200x1700, 22:17, moka.png)

File: 41023379284b8ab⋯.png (1.75 MB, 1700x2200, 17:22, furyo.png)

File: b02c02535b6d453⋯.png (1.71 MB, 2200x1700, 22:17, iinchou.png)

File: f5130fc8d5d9611⋯.png (1.69 MB, 2200x1700, 22:17, megnut.png)

Suffering continues


 No.888844

>>888840

I'm in complete love with the last one


 No.888845

Where's Azurea Juncture 2?


 No.888847

File: 01b0bb18f1fa077⋯.png (4.75 KB, 617x110, 617:110, pain.png)

File: 86f0d48b70831a8⋯.png (146.81 KB, 403x367, 403:367, A42.png)

>>888422

It's been done for a long time now, though heavily cut down to remove all the fluff. The only thing left to do is the music and some redraws, and minor edits/additions. Did plan to finish it by the end of the year, but animation school called me in to start in August.

>>888845

I have a small set of ideas, but not enough to build a VN yet. Haven't written a word or book since summer.


 No.888851

>>888847

>Animation school

Good on you, anon.


 No.888863

File: 8ecc04ea2cb5655⋯.jpg (85.04 KB, 500x500, 1:1, 8ecc04ea2cb56551ad9c729e2b….jpg)

>build up decent drawing habits for a few weeks

>tear it all down in a self-destructive binge

How do you fags avoid this? I feel like I'm stuck in a constant state of improvement and regression because of this.


 No.888896

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>888863

>How do you fags avoid this?

You don't you just build up a good enough habit so that when that does happen you keep drawing.


 No.888943

>>888863

Maybe do a how to of your own drawing style.

Draw what you finally figured out step by step so you can replicate it later on. I tend to do that because I have really shitty memory so I need something to refresh it from time to time.


 No.888945

>>888863

Just like draw


 No.889033

File: 4a4534189414c86⋯.jpg (138.05 KB, 600x442, 300:221, 4a4534189414c86ff724504209….jpg)

>>888943

>be stubborn fucker

>figure out a good way to do something

>"heh, I'll just remember it"

>instantly forget the next day

>every single time


 No.889520

Does anybody have anoything good on coloring and lighting?


 No.889524

File: c932d83d371742b⋯.jpg (448.51 KB, 297x3000, 99:1000, 00d47c9c5c54d2aae306b3069a….jpg)


 No.889627

File: e2152147c570c1d⋯.jpg (144.41 KB, 624x860, 156:215, SCAN0067.JPG)

File: d58319982066534⋯.jpg (142.25 KB, 624x860, 156:215, SCAN0074.JPG)

Yesterday's reps, fluffy hair and expressions.

A power outage may have prevented me from posting, but it does not prevent me from producing atrocious scans after its passing.


 No.889628

File: 861c0cda445e5a4⋯.jpg (118.97 KB, 624x836, 156:209, SCAN0073.JPG)

File: ce1570ada86d844⋯.jpg (198.26 KB, 624x860, 156:215, SCAN0075.JPG)

File: a037444bad3303e⋯.jpg (187.17 KB, 624x860, 156:215, SCAN0076.JPG)

File: c707b6cf1bf6869⋯.jpg (141.87 KB, 624x860, 156:215, SCAN0072.JPG)

Backgrounds and composition reps


 No.889631

>>889033

That's actually a really good thing. I'm just a series of bad habits and memorized strokes which produces consistency and utterly fails to work with happy accidents, causing disruptive inadequacies and abuse of formula. It's a much better habit to start from scratch and re-learning each time than erasing your way to "almost right but not quite".

>>888863

Probably because you're not getting any fun or satisfaction out of developing the habit. It doesn't hurt to humour yourself or try something stupid regularly instead. That, or coming to the realization that the self-destructive binging you do isn't worth your time.


 No.889636

File: c96b6659354e046⋯.jpg (306.46 KB, 570x3701, 570:3701, SNv1rPI.jpg)

File: fd740c7f1cc7489⋯.png (3.25 MB, 1000x5688, 125:711, 2375a2d0b7e87e4b13bd8823d3….png)

File: bf7ab7a807cd74e⋯.jpg (802.63 KB, 2600x1700, 26:17, 918e9b8e6c25fa43258ac07436….jpg)

File: 5713edaaad435a1⋯.jpg (909.09 KB, 800x5512, 100:689, 68e218b8ce5ba59017106ae066….jpg)

File: 0927c5e63958b24⋯.jpg (1.93 MB, 1000x5750, 4:23, e041798ca50fd6bd697bc70366….jpg)

>>889520

These are images that helped to a point, but if you post something you're working on or trying to figure out, I might be able to give some decent pointers. Words suck at explaining visual techniques, and visual examples are too personalized.


 No.889665

File: 891348ab6cc6a0c⋯.png (297.9 KB, 667x469, 667:469, 891348ab6cc6a0c14335503ebe….png)

>>888896

>>888945

I always knew powering through is the only way to get through this, but fuck is it tough. Not like acting like a whiny faggot is going to help.

>>888943

If only I had a style, but I guess retracing my steps is easier than starting from square one.

>>889631

Probably, since for the most part I just do focus on practicing my linework and muh fundamentals- it's a wonder why I haven't offed myself yet. I guess I was so focused on getting better that I forgot why I wanted to draw in the first place and ended up getting discouraged over being shit and forgetting the whole point. Guess there's really only two options, stop or keep going.


 No.889788

>>889665

>Not like acting like a whiny faggot is going to help.

Nope it's why I call you all lazy niggers because that's what we all are when we make excuses and complain about it. Nigger you are just drawing some line and shapes.

>If only I had a style

You do it is probably just shit though which is why you crash and burn so hard.

>I guess I was so focused on getting better that I forgot why I wanted to draw in the first place

I do it because I want to draw cute anime girls. That's it from there you can come up with any reason like mine is giving girls who had bad ends good ends because no 2D girl ever deserves a true bad end. The main thing is remembering at the end of the day we are her to draw what we love.


 No.889789

File: 0d622df177c0c81⋯.jpg (25.61 KB, 640x480, 4:3, koneko.jpg)

File: 18dbb84711ba00f⋯.png (114.42 KB, 640x480, 4:3, koneko 2.png)

File: 1756a3499b06ff4⋯.jpg (25.03 KB, 640x480, 4:3, koneko 3.jpg)

Alright you lazy niggers I see no one has posted last weeks prompt >>887309 so this week you get to draw one of the girls from Koneko Doumei. Yes this is official art have fun.


 No.889790

>>889789

By the way purple hair is a futa.


 No.889809

>>889789

I-I'm sorry, I forgot how to draw.


 No.889821

File: 6a22ef8c3129681⋯.png (458.4 KB, 606x396, 101:66, disgusted_chiyo.PNG)

>>889790

>loli.

>famished loli.

>tranny.

Guess I will skip this challenge.


 No.889833

File: 7913dfcd41801d6⋯.png (2.57 MB, 2158x1938, 1079:969, 0_Int.png)

>>889821

>implying loli = bad

>implying adolescent girl = loli

>implying futa = tranny

Newniggers, not even once.


 No.889840

File: 2f13cc4838d6df5⋯.png (89.49 KB, 510x321, 170:107, angry_harpiko.PNG)

>>889833

>You have to like loli and draw them or you have shit taste.

>A shit drawing that looks like a loli and is the same height as the loli in a school swimsuit isn't a loli because I say so.

>Women with dicks ain't pseudo-trannies and not homosexual at all.

The 3 look like shit and I'm not going to draw shit I don't want, get fucked by a futa if you like them so much, nigger.


 No.889842

File: 23156fd62dda2f3⋯.jpg (26.26 KB, 251x396, 251:396, CuBVBAMVYAIkX1w.jpg)

>>889840

>You have to like loli and draw them or you have shit taste.

Correct.


 No.889843

File: 4cfbc65debf10d6⋯.png (194.81 KB, 417x578, 417:578, 4cfbc65debf10d615f76c3a843….png)


 No.889851

File: ed411cfb4b51a7d⋯.png (287.52 KB, 660x466, 330:233, 1450046297247.png)


 No.889889

File: 07b4ac51bb42385⋯.png (135.7 KB, 300x300, 1:1, 47ea5d8e053fd0100bdd300aba….png)

>>889888

You care enough to respond. Maybe pick better shit next time.


 No.889894

File: f6ed72ac9381810⋯.jpg (339.23 KB, 700x673, 700:673, smug_junko.jpg)

>>889892

>Doesn't know not giving (you)s is the ultimate proof of not giving a fuck.


 No.889895

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>tfw those MSPaint videos people do look better then what you can draw


 No.889901

File: b170d654b1aa95a⋯.png (291.52 KB, 512x512, 1:1, b170d654b1aa95ab2d1bfe5b2c….png)

>>889897

>You misunderstand my not caring I am going to continue posting garbage for anons to draw. If you are not going to post a drawing or do something constructive kindly leave.

I will post my drawings when I feel like it, you don't own the thread and your challenge isn't the only reason anons draw. The offtopic made by my first post was pretty over even before you replied to me but you had the need to say how much you don't care and extend it. How about you go be as productive as you want me to be and draw something for you challenge? Lead by example.


 No.889904

File: 3bb591df4847fc7⋯.png (112.5 KB, 466x328, 233:164, headpat01.PNG)

>>889902

It's ok anon, we're all spergs.

>Tfw deleting post because you forgot to put a period.


 No.889905

>>889904

Nah I'm deleting them because the DiC must remain pure of this kind of drama bullshit.


 No.889907

>>889821

>>889889

>>889840

>>889904

>>889901

What I actually meant was what do you think I should post instead?


 No.889917

File: e7fd2a0b4a428c1⋯.png (45 KB, 674x766, 337:383, ClipboardImage.png)

>>889907

I dunno, I think setting a theme or activity based on key words for the week would be nice.

For example, if you use the word "gift", it's up to anons to come with a drawing correlated to it. They can come up with concepts ranging from innocent or to lewd ones. It's a nice way to test drawing skills and creativity.


 No.889920

>>889917

Me sperging out and my faggotry aside I feel like something productive came out of this. Can we /a/non ever do something constructive decide on something without porn and shitposting being involved. I swear every decent thing we do stems from a hentai disagreement. I'm probably not the right anon for this though since my thoughts are all lewd.


 No.889950

File: d4ef09c2fb54dfb⋯.png (4.11 MB, 1275x1650, 17:22, genknep.png)

Spent the entire day doing a single rep. Lines are pretty thick, but the shading turned out pretty good I think. Thumbnail in contrast turned out a total disgrace.


 No.889951


 No.889991

File: 58e23b5bb65b09e⋯.jpg (103.08 KB, 1366x768, 683:384, 58e23b5bb65b09e2e3f06eab29….jpg)

>>889950

That looks really nice and cute, Anon. Good job.


 No.890208

File: b30d75b3104b8c1⋯.jpg (1019.95 KB, 2160x2160, 1:1, 20181223.jpg)

Anyone draw anything this week?


 No.890246

File: acb6203f778a3fd⋯.png (7.78 MB, 2200x1700, 22:17, automeido.png)

I was going to make something festive but then decided not to.


 No.890256

What programs do you guys use?

I recently tried out photoshop but it somewhat doesn't feel right to me. Could be that I'm just not used to it.

Went back to sai, somehow had a full version on my PC lying around but the brushes are all messed.

(On that topic does someone have a nice set of sai brushes?)


 No.890266


 No.890275

File: 0133666fdb6b929⋯.jpg (805.85 KB, 4160x2340, 16:9, b9d306f3bb79043b7fc0a58385….jpg)

>>890246

It's festive to us Anon. Cute!


 No.890279

File: 992237a5f1b41fb⋯.gif (1.87 MB, 320x240, 4:3, 1471502918320.gif)


 No.890280

>>890246

>>889950

Those are both extremely cute.


 No.890335

File: 35c461a6765a006⋯.jpg (158.7 KB, 1014x1150, 507:575, 01.jpg)

File: 2addab7a6c1446a⋯.jpg (31.75 KB, 700x394, 350:197, gey.jpg)

File: 3304a0e7cfa6e18⋯.jpg (216.11 KB, 1149x1150, 1149:1150, 02.jpg)

File: 661742cc6822051⋯.jpg (48.66 KB, 720x540, 4:3, lel.jpg)

>>890208

Been drawing qt grills wearing hats while trying to get back into the habit.

Still can't get anywhere without references though.

>>889950

>>890246

That shading is fucken beautiful.


 No.890435

File: 8ec06ac6c91a3ab⋯.png (39 KB, 424x584, 53:73, cute female maid hmmm.png)

>>890246

I want to bully her!


 No.890590

>>890246

I want to rape and mind break automeido.


 No.891194

File: 75693628da3e340⋯.jpg (1.35 MB, 1663x2100, 1663:2100, 20181224_180834.jpg)

Hope you all have a good Christmas


 No.891217

>>891194

Merry Christmas, anon.


 No.891230

>>890246

Finish your VN, fag.


 No.891282

File: aedf80062875ff2⋯.png (7.79 MB, 1700x2200, 17:22, qt2.png)

Someone in the thread was talking about themes earlier. Being a week away from the new year, I think it's worth attempting some cute girls in kimonos or something.

>>891230

Music is hard.

>>891194

I will rest 24 hours today. Do my reps for me sketch bro.

>>890256

ArtRage 5. Not everyone's cup of tea due to its simplicity and lack of tutorials for mimicry/techniques, but if you like smudging and blending everything like you would on an actual canvas with oil paints, this one is a joy to use. Gets fairly janky and slow at lower resolutions than most programs due to its natural blending algorithm.

>>890280

>>890279

>>890275

Doing my best lads.


 No.891768

File: 68a45a65a21fdc4⋯.mp4 (1.16 MB, 720x720, 1:1, back.mp4)

Animation rep


 No.892018

File: 8643e7b8fa83010⋯.mp4 (1.99 MB, 1280x720, 16:9, pers test.mp4)

This doesn't make sense yet but it will at some point


 No.892146

File: dbec1781ffa487e⋯.jpg (57.97 KB, 1080x766, 540:383, TestDraw.jpg)

How do I improve /a/? What should I work on to get better?


 No.892582

File: 604b6bae40aafea⋯.jpeg (Spoiler Image, 1.82 MB, 4032x3024, 4:3, IMG_0994.jpeg)

It's Sunday. Post your most recent drawing or sketch. Especially you you lazy nigger.


 No.892624

File: 2268d9bcbc3e1e5⋯.jpg (939.93 KB, 2160x2160, 1:1, 20181230.jpg)

Most I could muster with my defeatist mindset


 No.892632

File: 6e6f96da6e76949⋯.png (66.25 KB, 756x528, 63:44, Untitled.png)

>>892582

I started brainstorming for "crab" theme from /loomis/ but gave up for some reason.

>>892146

Things that stand out are hands, foreshortening/perspective, and there's something off about the arm cloths, otherwise it looks pretty good all around.


 No.892658

File: 7af47f4cc8081c4⋯.png (110.76 KB, 345x651, 115:217, sukeban.png)

File: 46f18acad429dc7⋯.png (189.79 KB, 595x555, 119:111, yuna.png)

>>892146

There's problems with the perspective, I think the feet are too big so it breaks the perspective illusion and makes her look like a dwarf. Also, one hand looks like it has 6 fingers.

I was bored and drew a sukeban. Wish there were more delinquent mango.


 No.892715

File: ca610dc4f15d5f2⋯.jpg (34.1 KB, 480x640, 3:4, ca610dc4f15d5f2c058f64507d….jpg)

File: cc13290322a2c5c⋯.jpg (60.77 KB, 500x546, 250:273, aba7eb00b9d5926ea11e35d063….jpg)

>>892713

If you don't understand anatomy and proper proportions then your drawings will always look like complete abominations.


 No.892748

>>892713

Yeah dude keep drawing spooky wrinkled old dudes in a realistic style and shit, that'll make you good at drawing anime girls.


 No.892778

File: 0284a904d090285⋯.png (901.06 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, 0284a904d090285ae48668825c….png)

>>892713

>>892748

I'm sure the anon that drew this studied anatomy for his drawings and I think the girls are cute. It's all a matter of what kind of style you want to go for.


 No.892788

File: 3f5f5b788fff13f⋯.jpg (623.52 KB, 1000x1000, 1:1, __original_drawn_by_deras_….jpg)

>>892748

A lot of what makes 2D 2D is in the shading and drawing the heads and faces. Everything else is pretty much 3D anatomy. I'll agree it's not good to get stuck drawing flabby 3DPD hags and hairy men which unfortunately seems to be much of what the western art scene seems to push for learning material but learning how to draw humans properly is what separates those deviantart "anime style" "artists" from the tumblr "anime style" "artists".


 No.892789

File: c6b0d9e7a7554b8⋯.jpg (306.52 KB, 2477x3500, 2477:3500, 75ba3ae5d2f3b259d3b44de919….jpg)

>>892713

You've got to learn the rules to break them. Otherwise you end up with pic related.


 No.892796

>>892778

The value to learning the fundamentals is that all of them can combine into an ability to better draw cute girls. Anatomy so the cute girls have proportionate limbs and features that look natural. Perspective so you can draw your cute girls in dynamic and fun poses. Life and landscape drawing so you can better draw your cute girls in neat places interacting with fun objects. Even drawing really detailed object studies can help you to build up the muscle and the feel for art so you can more quickly, efficiently, and effectively draw cute girls. Practicing style is nice and fun, but don't neglect what value the fundamentals can have for your cute girls.


 No.892800

File: 177b138bb550288⋯.jpg (107.07 KB, 1500x1500, 1:1, sprite.jpg)

>>892789

>half human

>half Sprite

No wonder her face is droopy, her bodily fluids are made of soda and she can enter liquid Sprite form at will


 No.892802

>>892800

She's struggling to stay in her solid form, she has yet to master her powers.


 No.892807

File: ea17c029961878d⋯.jpg (108.17 KB, 950x1267, 950:1267, douman_seiman.jpg)

File: 6607e111266478f⋯.png (421 KB, 851x1000, 851:1000, megaman01.png)

File: b59620fdb44544c⋯.png (250.18 KB, 270x561, 90:187, megaman02.png)

>>892796

There's a difference between learning full anatomy and simplified variations of it. If you're not going for ultra realistic, you may end up simplifying anyways and not using most of the shit you learned, specially if you're going for a cartoony style. That's what I meant by depending of the style.

Of course, it's better to know the fundamentals and then take your own style so you do it out of preference and not limitations. But if you have a concrete idea of what you're going for, you may as well learn the fundamentals necessary for that and see how it goes.


 No.893349

>>892713

Anime girls are basically just realistic humans with oversized, stylized heads. Use realistic references for their bodies and then try to imitate the anime style when drawing their heads. You can still use a lot of the same 3D construction techniques for their heads as you would for realistic art, but simply adjust the proportions and exaggerate features as required.

I fully believe that you can learn to draw very good looking anime girls using only anime-style art as references, but it'll probably be easier if you borrow some techniques from more realistic tutorials.


 No.894109

File: af83ad44fc8dfd5⋯.mp4 (7.79 MB, 1280x720, 16:9, 2018-12-31_00-22-45.mp4)

File: 54d8d556e8b499c⋯.mp4 (1.96 MB, 556x720, 139:180, plutpc.mp4)

File: 30f63cea829b3ff⋯.jpg (1.12 MB, 1700x2200, 17:22, plutpc2.jpg)

Last couple reps. Almost completely recovered but time's up on my end. Going to vanish for another 4 months, I'll come back during spring break probably.

>>892658

Working with perspective and foreshortening the human body is very difficult at any level. Top-down shots like that are particularly hard due to off-canvas perspective. To get a better grasp on these types of compositions, try some character rotations/body part rotations for a better idea of how certain things look from different angles. It doesn't have to be detailed, just simplify things enough so that it makes sense, and add to it as you go along. 3D space in a flat plane will always be hard to grasp, and it will never be perfect, even with perspective lines. Just make it look convincing then exaggerate for extra depth, if that makes any sense.

That's not a bad attempt though, I find that the legs and feet tripped you a little since you couldn't figure out where or how to plant them.

>>892713

The idea is making the proportions convincing. You can draw cute anime girls as you learn, and studying real life as you go along helps immensely. I'd separate the head for anime, while keeping body studies relatively realistic.

>>889665

>>892807

>>892796

>style

A style is usually something developed with an idea of function in mind. Naturally, any style you develop will have some inspiration from another, but it's better to understand what you like drawing, and how you like drawing it. My illustrative style for instance is purely designed around abusing my short strokes and quick jabs, resulting in something relatively messy, random, and cloudy. If anything, a style is usually developed out of productive laziness and increasing efficiency over what you already know how to do/like doing, so if you haven't developed any decent fundamentals, a style is usually a detriment to your growth, especially if you don't understand the thought process behind it and are only looking to mimic it in appearance. Personally I think the only thing that matters is that you learn something with every drawing and attempt to fix it on the next until it's satisfactory. You don't have to learn everything at once right away, the thing about drawing is that it just naturally builds upon anything you find that you should change or fix. Just have fun with it, don't bother trying to impress others, and consult someone or a resource if something troubles you. Try their method, and if it works, it works. If it doesn't, try another technique.

The real despair isn't your inability to draw or progress artistically, but rather the idea that you don't find drawing fun or fulfilling in the first place. It's thankless work that demands a lot of time after all.


 No.894110

File: 092f04faffb4eb9⋯.jpg (2.1 MB, 4800x2839, 4800:2839, progress18.jpg)

This year's progress chart. Getting worse is part of the fun.


 No.894136

>>892789

Please tell me this is from some actual "how to draw manga" guide and not an edit.

>>894110

Neat.

>Getting worse is part of the fun.

Guess you don't havr much fun then.


 No.894141

>>894110

When you stop drawing easy things, it may seem like you've become worse.


 No.894142

>>887786

What kind of hellhole you live in?


 No.895497

File: 216bedb1dca17f8⋯.jpg (208.9 KB, 2550x3300, 17:22, 20190105_00001_002.jpg)

File: da2f682e6dac7ed⋯.jpg (231.81 KB, 2550x3300, 17:22, 20190105_00001_001.jpg)

It's Sunday, you guys got anything new?


 No.895533

File: cbb32123cf064f6⋯.jpg (Spoiler Image, 643.07 KB, 1520x1977, 1520:1977, sketches.jpg)

>>895497

I haven't been drawing that much lately. The holidays being paradoxically the busiest time of the year for me, but I am working on something.

On another note, I am trying to get into 3d modeling , cause I wann me sum of dat patreonbuxxx. Animations seem easier to do 3d than it is 2d and I heard 3d modellers have a higher chance of being hired if they can draw somewhat. I also have a fetish for 3DCG


 No.897539

File: bb3d7f433bf5681⋯.png (229.54 KB, 550x850, 11:17, opus005bravo.png)

Whadya think?


 No.897552

File: 9edcad6d3ea94b9⋯.png (282.22 KB, 546x850, 273:425, Untitled.png)

>>897539

Something here looks very off. I don't know if it's her posture, her forehead, or both.

Is her sweater reflective??


 No.897560

>>897552

Maybe it's a semen stain?


 No.897566

File: 5f20d2551a9c882⋯.jpg (561.38 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, sketches.jpg)

>>897539

Should I do more of these? I am in no way qualified enough to instruct people how they should draw. So uh, they take pic related with a fistful of salt. But then again, when I think back to all of the qualified professional teachers I had the pleasure of learning from some part of me thinks I'm qualified enough.


 No.897609

File: 8eb10d678c711fa⋯.jpg (26.81 KB, 377x409, 377:409, 5f20d2551a9c88299d75be156a….jpg)


 No.897616

File: 8a27763e07973b7⋯.jpg (Spoiler Image, 717.31 KB, 1576x1878, 788:939, sketches.jpg)

I drew a thing for /loomis/.

>>897577

**I never attended art school since I couldn't find one worth a damn, if any still exist. But I did drop out of a "videogame" school, and boy do I regret enrolling. Half the time the shit they teach is something you could find on youtube tutorials, the other half is socialist indoctrination.

I'm attending a proper University now. It's filed with communists and sluts. Sluts who'll cry rape as soon as your cone of vision happen to land on there presence.

I do not like it here.**

>>897609

Heh. Okay I admit I got lazy there.


 No.897663

File: d811d06250c5b0a⋯.png (264.2 KB, 422x536, 211:268, incredible_sadness.PNG)

>>897616

The only advice I can give you, is that if you want to squeeze something out of those courses, you have to be a fucking bother to the teacher, if you see the fucker is somewhat capable, ask him about everything you don't get, try to get ahead and finish early so you ask him extra shit that he isn't planning to teach, If he's a proper teacher, he'll be glad to teach you but if you got a half-assed one, you're fucked. That's the only way you will get more than what you paid for.

Also, don't bet on dated/dying tech, I remember learning flash and doing lots of shit with it, then it died and it was like I wasted years of my life.


 No.897672

File: ea2ac0f467045ad⋯.png (1.31 MB, 1752x6796, 438:1699, Why animation is dead.png)

>>897663

I think nowadays any teacher would love any serious student.


 No.899688

File: 7af759db3021b57⋯.png (35.91 KB, 262x421, 262:421, ClipboardImage.png)

File: 3f7bf03ea4e37f4⋯.png (90.58 KB, 344x572, 86:143, ClipboardImage.png)

So we reached another sunday. Has any anon drawn anything?

As for me, I didn't feel like drawing shit this whole week nor the last one but I got some inspiration just yesterday, I may have something to show for next week.

Have you tried to do some speed drawing? Try drawing the best you can for 1 minute and post results. It can be anything, your waifu, the thing you have practiced a lot or something that just popped on your mind, don't think too much and just draw something fast!

Just draw anything. A cat is fine too.


 No.899698

How does shading work?


 No.899700

File: 6406dbb5063a25f⋯.png (536.61 KB, 1157x1721, 1157:1721, 66yh2avz.png)

File: 2e8310a53043def⋯.png (554.27 KB, 1157x1721, 1157:1721, 66yh2avz2.png)

>>899688

>I could have drawn cute cat girls this week

>but I didn't

Stop making me feel so guilty

>>899692

I'd simply go bolder


 No.899706

>>899698

It communicates the three-dimensional form of an object.


 No.899714

>>899706

But how do I do it?


 No.899723

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

 No.899733

File: a86364f31530990⋯.png (863.34 KB, 2829x2000, 2829:2000, nagatoro_and_anon.png)

I did this for the old Nagatoro thread. I also drew this one >>899610

Any correction, specially regarding proportions are welcome.


 No.899781

File: 395dd5f7b10ba2c⋯.png (402.93 KB, 1048x763, 1048:763, ClipboardImage.png)

File: 53f0b0ecaa1a726⋯.png (13.88 KB, 299x224, 299:224, cheeky_nagatoro.png)

Sketch, going to do a proper lineart later and post the results when they're already colored and shit.

>>899733

Looks nice, but if I remember right, Nagatoro's hairstyle tends to show her ears.


 No.901728

File: a0490d1c2a0d089⋯.png (37.23 KB, 238x630, 17:45, Screenshot from 2019-01-26….png)


 No.902195

File: b7fdd736eab9cd9⋯.png (301.67 KB, 500x500, 1:1, smug_ebola_chen.png)

So besides the heroic anon above me, has any anon drawn anything this week? I didn't finish my drawing but at least I managed to draw this smug Ebola-chan.

Maybe we need some activity or something.

Wanna try drawing some wizards? it can be a loli wizard or an ara wizard, lewd or shy, it's your choice. If you don't want to draw wizards, pick something else, maybe school uniforms, maid uniforms, nurse uniform, etc. It's your choice. The point of the exercise is to draw multiple wizards or whatever but each one has to be different. This is a good exercise to improve your skills on character design.


 No.902213

File: fcf3360973bf183⋯.jpg (33.26 KB, 571x493, 571:493, fcf3360973bf18397e075fa4de….jpg)

>>902195

>Maybe we need some activity or something

Yes.

Having too much freedom kills my productivity. It doesn't matter what I draw, it doesn't matter when I draw, it doesn't matter how much I draw, it doesn't even matter if I draw at all. I have too much time and none of it matters and nobody cares, so it's hard to find motivation to do anything. It's like playing golf in a desert, you can only hit the ball so many times before it starts to feel meaningless.


 No.902247

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>902213

Have you tried having a pet project? Maybe draw some short story or something like that?

Maybe draw some greentext story or stuff from >>901266.

I'd like to draw something about this greentext story, I have the feeling it would translate nicely into a manga or VN.


 No.902263

File: d0507b5f8d1c069⋯.png (181.61 KB, 1000x744, 125:93, j.png)

>>902247

>pet project

Which one of the 7000 you're talking about? I could build my own golf course with sand but I'd still be golfing by myself in the desert.

>draw some greentext story or stuff from

That thread only has 90 posts, I have probably several times that in small character/story prompts that I could make comics out of.


 No.902267

>>902263

>Which one of the 7000 you're talking about? I could build my own golf course with sand but I'd still be golfing by myself in the desert.

Have you ever finished one? If so, have you shared them? Maybe you get the feeling of isolation because you haven't shared them and gotten feedback from it. I don't know about you but I like when people look at what I draw and I get the reaction I expect from them (either joy or rage depending if I'm trolling or not).

If you want a collab work, I guess you could pitch the idea first and see how it goes.


 No.902273

>>902267

>Have you ever finished one? If so, have you shared them?

I had a non-weeb webcomic once, was kind of fun I guess, but lost interest because it felt pointless. Surprisingly someone PM'd me a fanart even though the comic didn't really receive any comments.

I've finished some software projects and posted them online. Feels like running around your house, reaching the point where you left, and then falling into a great mental low because you realize after days/weeks/months of working on it there was nothing and nobody at the finishing line.

I used to post drawings online, but after hearing the same empty "nice"s from random strangers a thousand times, it too begins to feel meaningless.

It's much more satisfying and motivating to do things for/with other people, but like a genuine imageboard user I don't have any friends so I have to rely on drawthread requests and whatever fun events people come up with.


 No.902279

>>902273

If you feel like playing with fire you could go to >>900900 and draw some anon's waifu and then link it to them.


 No.902761

File: 1d9e4cb394b8114⋯.png (Spoiler Image, 648.45 KB, 1600x1200, 4:3, Spicy and Delicious.png)

Haven't been drawing for long, but I felt like posting this one. My first one where I didn't take reference material, the colors were borrowed though.

Where did I fuck up. (other than the hair shading which I couldn't do properly to save my life)


 No.902790

>>902761

The arm lifting the spices, the arm and forearm should have the same length. It looks like it's bending backwards. A good way to know if your pose is unnatural is to try to use your own body as reference, if your body aches while trying to get to that pose it means is uncomfortable.

Seems you didn't focus on a single light source so the shading looks inconsistent. On the hair it looks like the light is coming from above but on the clothes is from the front. If you decide the light is coming from above-right for example, try to stick to it and shade taking that into account.

Also, if possible practice on paper or get a cheap tablet. It's easier to make textures with shades and lights if you can control the pressure of the pen/pencil. It really makes a difference when you want to make your drawings more detailed.

There's also the cloth folds and stuff like that but I think another anon can also give advice on that.

Post update anon, she's cute.


 No.902802

File: 2329ec6910ccaa2⋯.png (Spoiler Image, 392.6 KB, 2003x2389, 2003:2389, amanefan.png)

Drew a oni girl or girl with horn, I started to like draw with colored brush especially red, its more alluring compare with black.


 No.902816

File: 9bedb0ee94668fb⋯.png (10.01 KB, 183x409, 183:409, df956b71d07034d76f0daa6832….png)

>>902790

Thanks for the advice, yeah I need to really work on my shading I probably didn't really understand it.

Also I did draw this on a tablet though? Are my pressure settings wrong or something? Using this kind of pen in a linework layer (sai) for my linework, in my tablet pressure is unchanced in the middle.

Also sure I will if I think it turned out somewhat proper.


 No.902822

File: fde74dc9d55602b⋯.png (5 KB, 57x63, 19:21, ClipboardImage.png)

File: f35bd0d7efe3fe5⋯.png (3.03 KB, 48x61, 48:61, ClipboardImage.png)

File: 0e566e6715e8acd⋯.png (6.93 KB, 188x63, 188:63, ClipboardImage.png)

>>902816

I thought you were using a mouse because the shade ends were round so it looked like it was a rushed shade done with mouse.

As for the settings, I don't use sai so I can't help you there.

>>902802

Looks nice, will you color it?


 No.902874

>>902822

Yeah I kind of got frustrated because I didn't figure out how to shade it so it's really sloppy.


 No.903013

File: c6bb81d3f40d126⋯.jpg (123.38 KB, 748x744, 187:186, komari tanuki back.jpg)

I tried drawing Komari in her Tanuki suit. It turned out okay so I thought I would share it here.


 No.903627

File: 6faef6f82ca9996⋯.png (562.15 KB, 649x961, 649:961, koharu1.png)

So it's saturday (almost). I drew this for some anon in the amateur character design thread. >>902215

What have you anons drawn this week?

>inb4 nobody drew shit.


 No.905745

>finally get the torso right for once

<arms too short, hands too small, legs look like stilts

>draw some more

>finally get the arms semi passable

<torso looks like an ironed piece of bacon

Guess I will draw more until I manage to not fuck up one or the other.

Fucking proportions man.


 No.905774

File: a7faf90c1ef0dc0⋯.jpg (1.08 MB, 2429x1440, 2429:1440, 20190208_233533.jpg)

Hope you guys are keeping up with the drawings cause I sure haven't been


 No.905799

>>905774

I started drawing again yesterday after not doing anything for years.

Gotta relearn proportions all over.


 No.905962

>>905774

Is that Sakura?

I'm kind of drawing somewhat. I've been warming up these last couple days and I'm finally starting to understand skeletons somewhat.


 No.905988

>>905962

that is clearly yuuko!


 No.906845

File: 3655c84f1417c70⋯.png (236.05 KB, 397x600, 397:600, glasses.png)

File: e912002eab172c1⋯.png (242.78 KB, 397x600, 397:600, glasses2.png)

It's saturday. What have you anons drawn over the week?


 No.907539

File: c67b376260c3c9f⋯.png (80.78 KB, 196x212, 49:53, ClipboardImage.png)

>start to unsderstand anime heads and they start to look cute

>at the same time they start to look more and more like ayys


 No.907675

File: e115e6e477f1b0f⋯.png (223.87 KB, 793x1363, 793:1363, girl.png)

bleh


 No.907691

>>907675

I think her upper arms are too short.


 No.908224

File: e2399fdef66ceb3⋯.mp4 (274.52 KB, 800x448, 25:14, dust.mp4)

File: cfa15066d062b7b⋯.mp4 (3.48 MB, 800x428, 200:107, dumpo_1.mp4)

File: caab681120f8529⋯.mp4 (3.62 MB, 800x448, 25:14, noodles.mp4)

File: 4fcaaf04f684afa⋯.mp4 (7.33 MB, 1030x720, 103:72, rei.mp4)

I am now entering the sakuga zone and have gotten fast enough to finally make a full drawing timelapse in under 8MB. Going to be spending the next 6 months making two short student films. Wish me luck lads.

Coincidentally, I just noticed that my graduation is on our anniversary. Please look forward to the fruits of a pure and committed autism.


 No.908228

File: 7ac71d369dd4ff5⋯.jpg (112.98 KB, 704x396, 16:9, 1305061091902.jpg)

>>908224

Great stuff. Keep up the good work, Anon!

Also max filesize is 16mb now.


 No.909207

File: 11cd2eea07859cc⋯.jpg (379.77 KB, 3000x3000, 1:1, plsrespond.jpg)

Beginner here currently using Loomis PDF.

Will I get somewhere if I keep drawing mannequins? I want to learn human body properly, specially to draw cute girls and muscular guys no homo should I focus on something in particular or keep practicing with mannequins till I get good enough?


 No.909217

>>909207

How about drawing cute girls and muscular guys?

Haha just joking drawing mannequins will surely be more helpful.


 No.909603

How should I go about learning anatomy, just grind a single bone from reference until I understand it, then go to the next or just go around and not stay on a single part for more than two days?


 No.909605

>>909603

Pretty good if your goal is to draw skeletons.


 No.909606

>>909603

I feel like the latter would be better, taking into account shit like proportions.


 No.909615

>>909207

You will get somewhere by understanding anatomy through drawing mannequins. Once you feel that your proportions are ingrained into you you can then apply those fundamentals to your other drawings. Don't get tunnel vision by just focusing on one thing.


 No.909651

>>909605

>he doesn't want to draw skeletons

>>909606

Alright, I guess I'll try it.


 No.909734

File: 08a9b0238a638dd⋯.png (164.7 KB, 460x687, 460:687, ClipboardImage.png)

I always struggle drawing hands. Is there a decent way to learn hand drawing? I've tried multiple ways but in the end I don't get the results I want.


 No.909743

File: f6d7a53fdced1d2⋯.jpg (42.12 KB, 792x792, 1:1, Hands Tut1.jpg)

File: bb19bafe591848f⋯.jpg (56.58 KB, 792x792, 1:1, Hands Tut2.jpg)

File: 7a1acd262461b3d⋯.jpg (61.33 KB, 792x792, 1:1, Hands Tut3.jpg)

File: cb448035bc408a7⋯.jpg (66.58 KB, 792x792, 1:1, Hands Tut4.jpg)

File: c66e736798c971b⋯.jpg (273.55 KB, 1200x1200, 1:1, Hands.jpg)

>>909734

First you gotta figure out how to simplify the hand into shapes to get the basic structure down


 No.909753

File: 0aa9571e1d2c02a⋯.png (591.94 KB, 4080x2160, 17:9, Gray.png)

File: 6f0415934c49f05⋯.png (240.46 KB, 915x1408, 915:1408, Atlas-038.png)

File: c1731248d710fdd⋯.png (304.16 KB, 915x1408, 915:1408, Atlas-046.png)

>>909734

I like doing it the Bridgman way.


 No.909769

File: 579248f649c1b41⋯.jpg (415.64 KB, 1020x1814, 510:907, 73414558_p0.jpg)

File: 711acd1320b9094⋯.jpg (146.48 KB, 733x687, 733:687, 71712199_p0_master1200.jpg)

File: 69f4a44fee6bba2⋯.jpg (147.82 KB, 862x800, 431:400, 71591551_p1_master1200.jpg)

File: 847599ce849e52e⋯.jpg (172.91 KB, 947x800, 947:800, 71591551_p2_master1200.jpg)

File: 2da6a1868b4074f⋯.jpg (139.41 KB, 890x900, 89:90, 71591551_p3_master1200.jpg)

>>909743

>>909753

>drawing 3DPD ossan hands

I think the reason hardly any westerners can draw in an authentic 2D style is because of all the reference material also coming from ugly western art. Check out pixiv's "how to draw" section. Nips put up lots of instructional and reference drawings on just about anything.


 No.909771

>>909769

WIsh it didn't take 10 minutes to load pictures outside of japan on pixiv.


 No.909888

File: 398b34741e63ab8⋯.jpg (431.8 KB, 3000x3000, 1:1, 27-2-19.jpg)

File: 0dec0ef3c5fc8eb⋯.jpg (317.72 KB, 3000x3000, 1:1, 2-3-19.jpg)

>>909217

Believe me I tried and they looked like garbage, I wont improve if I don't learn the fundamentals.

>>909615

>Don't get tunnel vision by just focusing on one thing.

Where else should I focus my practice?

Also I tried to add some "bulk" to my mannequins, see pic.


 No.909909

>>909888

>I wont improve if I don't learn the fundamentals

Of course not. My point was that while mannequins are useful for learning proportions, but you can draw 60 million mannequins and your proportions will still be fucked if you have 0 experience translating that exercise to actual humans.

That's why you should never grind one of these meme exercises for days while neglecting to practice the thing you're doing it for.


 No.910149

File: 69e163e31f1536f⋯.jpg (76.92 KB, 619x595, 619:595, 1316963607120.jpg)

>mfw I keep burning out and then going weeks without drawing before trying to get back on the wagon again

>mfw it is frustrating because I knocked out a sketchbook in a month but have been stuck on this one for several months now

I am better then when I started I can see that but it is just frustrating burning out like this and I feel like I am regressing because of it.


 No.910151

>>910149

Same for me.

It sucks because I got hyped up for drawing all the shit I've saved up, then the first drawing comes out like shit, then same happens for the second and I end up just giving up on it.


 No.910203

File: 7123bf4333f1c3d⋯.jpg (1.03 MB, 1440x2285, 288:457, 20190213_110424.jpg)

>>910149

>>910151

Don't give up anons. Even if it's just a shitty throwaway drawing it's still something.


 No.910222

File: 39977bc96fa77b8⋯.png (397.26 KB, 1125x1600, 45:64, 01.png)

File: 2d2ed37d7f542de⋯.png (550.35 KB, 1125x1600, 45:64, 02.png)

File: 1a05113784a9f7b⋯.png (565.27 KB, 1125x1600, 45:64, 03.png)

File: 6c9cfa9e27bc870⋯.png (442.3 KB, 655x695, 131:139, ClipboardImage.png)

>>910149

>>910151

Just do some drawing excercises. Like a a girl watering her plants, or a dog in his dog house, a loli climbing a tree, a catgirl yawning or a dude escaping from the bathroom's window to not pay the bill.

Just think of something random to draw and draw it, don't think that much and doodle whatever. give it the amount of detail you wish or just leave it as a fast sketch, that's up to you.


 No.910226

File: ff77466c758b7f6⋯.jpg (851.01 KB, 1700x2200, 17:22, mocha.jpg)

File: ad4444c272f4c7e⋯.mp4 (12.1 MB, 640x360, 16:9, mocha_1.mp4)

Remember to draw your waifu once in a while. She may not turn out the way you want her to be, but it brings you closer together in the long run.

>>910149

>>910151

The quantity and quality matters not, what matters is that you're learning something with each drawing. Besides, plateaus aren't always a bad thing, it means your taste has improved and you're seeing areas where you can improve in your work.

>>909888

Form and silhouette I've found to be the best approach before details like muscles and formal anatomy. Try some 30 - 60 second poses for about half an hour, just get the best out of the pose and ideally you'll start noticing patterns in your construction and proportions. Just make sure that it looks as "right" as possible so to speak.

Also try to keep it traditional for now. Digital is bad for your health and for your habits.

>>910222

This is decent advice. I think sometimes people get too caught up in constantly producing higher quality work that they forget to have fun in the process of making something.


 No.910360

>>910222

>a a girl watering her plants, or a dog in his dog house, a loli climbing a tree, a catgirl yawning or a dude escaping from the bathroom's window to not pay the bill.

>Just think of something random to draw and draw it

The problem is I can't do any of those.

If I could draw anything I would, but I can't draw shit, and what little I can draw I can't draw well, so I fall in this vicious cycle and end up not learning.

>>910226

>matters is that you're learning something with each drawing

It doesn't really feel like I'm learning anything though, it's like my brain just shut down and refuses to learn anything else.

I tried a bunch of shit, but nothing really works, either I just can't draw or I'm retarded, possibly both.


 No.910414

File: cf705dafb99f635⋯.png (944.45 KB, 1200x1200, 1:1, gondola_sketch.PNG)

File: cb848ea32ac56d6⋯.webm (4.68 MB, 1200x1200, 1:1, mount_gondola.webm)

>>910360

>If I could draw anything I would, but I can't draw shit, and what little I can draw I can't draw well, so I fall in this vicious cycle and end up not learning.

try to draw simple shit then, you don't need to be great, if you realize your drawing is shit it means you know where's you're wrong, just work on correcting what you think looks wrong and you will slowly progress. Nobody stops being shit at anything without putting effort into improving.

If you can't draw the girl watering the plant, how about you start with the plant or the watering can? If you can't do complicated things, just do simple ones and once you master them, try to slowly go for harder stuff. Baby steps anon, baby steps.


 No.910637

File: 7cf9be47b693feb⋯.png (357.26 KB, 701x523, 701:523, 7cf9be47b693febd8dd878d948….png)

>>910226

>The quantity and quality matters not, what matters is that you're learning something with each drawing. Besides, plateaus aren't always a bad thing, it means your taste has improved and you're seeing areas where you can improve in your work.

Thanks. I think I just burned out and needed a break because what I am drawing now is better then before I stopped for a month also I am finally on the last page of that sketchbook so there is a monkey off my back as well.


 No.913736

Does anyone have the /ic/ guide to drawing legs?


 No.914997

File: 83d47559bb0ccfe⋯.jpg (118.29 KB, 795x641, 795:641, 1547747144080.jpg)

Alright you lazy niggers it is Sunday and it has been 2 months post your progress!


 No.915008

File: 06fc031e62975f5⋯.png (Spoiler Image, 440.01 KB, 800x1080, 20:27, lusus2.png)

>>914997

Alright, here is my latest shapeless boring shit. Second time drawing head from side and I just gave up trying to make "real" nose. Each drawing I have a hope that I will start drawing clothes and "anime" expressions, but always end up with the same naked pose and ass eyes.


 No.915010

>>910414

This is still my favorite Gondola.


 No.915011

>>915008

I think the nose is more or less fine, but the eye is detracting from the nose because it appears to be at three different angles (entire eye structure, pupil, and pupil reflection). I'm no artist, but it seems like your issue is with the angles more than the proportions. Try drawing "regular sized" eyes or smug eyes or just slightly overexpressive eyes instead of anime eyes while working on the angle maybe? The body tilt at 35-45 degrees looks nice, but then from about the chin up it feels like you swapped to a "flat" 0 degree angle on the face whereas either a 15-65 degree angle or a negative angle on the head would work better. If the head was slightly facing more towards me, the eye wouldn't stand out as much I think. I'm not sure if that makes sense or not, just trying to put what my brain is processing into words.


 No.915020

>>897609

Loomis is for drawing realistic characters. Early on you should only really touch on the basics of it and move on. Coming back later after you have already developed a style. Otherwise your stuff will have a very strong Loomis influence and will look very Westernized in my experience.

tl;dr if you want to draw anime draw anime.


 No.915024

File: 2024ce2b903f7f6⋯.jpg (Spoiler Image, 75.54 KB, 513x815, 513:815, fug.jpg)

>>915011

Good analysis, anon. Never thought about measuring degrees when drawing. Wanted to add how I get tired of my shit.jpg's and then scrolled up to see that a lot of anons feel the same.


 No.915028

File: fe78e8703bbc604⋯.jpg (242.08 KB, 1301x1223, 1301:1223, rei.jpg)

File: 16f56a764831407⋯.jpg (58.05 KB, 640x480, 4:3, 80s anime.jpg)

File: 26dc197daba861d⋯.jpg (80.84 KB, 419x383, 419:383, 1546188214169.jpg)

>>915024

Anon your bodies look A+ same with the hair. Honestly the face is fine it is the nose that is throwing the whole thing off. The shadow is coming from the wrong side also use shadows to make the nose not actually drawing it unless you are doing 80's and earlier. Here are some examples the CGDCT dot nose would work well honestly but it is your drawing.


 No.915047

>>915028

I'm FLATtered. I can't color/draw hair gud at all nor I can portray shape yet. Long way from A+, more like F+aggot at the moment. I'll give nose more attention, thanks. Off I'll go till next drawing.


 No.915048

>>915024

I just realized my post could have been misinterpreted. I think we're on the same page, but I just wanted to mention I'm speaking of rotational angling rather than X/Y angling.


 No.915142

File: 97156d4cb552b8a⋯.jpg (507.84 KB, 1904x2754, 56:81, 20190319_00001_0021.jpg)

File: 4f2e7e770a3a82b⋯.jpg (566.17 KB, 1617x2968, 231:424, arbys.jpg)


 No.915259

File: 882147d72023e6e⋯.jpg (399.42 KB, 3000x3000, 1:1, aniki.jpg)

>>914997

I know is been a while since the anniversary of his death but I wanted to do something special for him.

To be honest i'm not satisfied with the overall result specially that hand but I guess is an okay try for a beginner like me.

Please no bully.


 No.915261

>>915259

And please feel free to point out whatever thing that you think it should be fixed. We're all learning here after all.


 No.915274

>try to be epic and draw something with zero references, entirely from imagination

>comes out stiff as fuck

Is this a habit that grows with practice or do even good artists use references constantly?


 No.915337

>>915274

It's not bad practice to draw with no reference since it can expose where you are weak but in my opinion if Da Vinci needed references then so do you.


 No.915443

>>915274

>That feel when you try to go in dry with no references and you draw a character facing the same angle over and over again

Not even mad just musing about it.


 No.916357

File: 26272817c1c957a⋯.png (Spoiler Image, 1.18 MB, 1350x1750, 27:35, Lor'yahl.png)

Something is bad_anatomy here, but I can't spot it. Also, did that nose again, I think it suits her better than dot.


 No.916362

>>916357

Shouldn't the very tip of the lelt ear be visible under that angle?


 No.916370

>>916362

Thanks, I'll add it.

Always when I'm done with drawing I have a feeling that I wait for something to happen with it. But then I realise she is just a drawing.


 No.917674

Sunday post your most recent drawing.


 No.917744

File: 43cf874cbc786d5⋯.jpg (646.66 KB, 864x1536, 9:16, 20190328_231332.jpg)


 No.917929

>>917920

Draw one, post it and then trash it. Being shit and knowing you are shit is better then being shit and thinking you are hot shit because it means you can improve. To be honest I recommend keeping a sketch book and not trashing everything you draw so you can recognize that you are improving.


 No.917980

File: ada79e7ed59961b⋯.jpg (4.48 MB, 4000x3000, 4:3, aaaaa.jpg)

>>917929

I've noticed improvement but I hate looking at my old shit. I had a sketchbook for a while but after going through about half of it i ripped out the pages i had done and trashed them.


 No.917983

>>917980

Anon that doesn't look bad. I think the real issue is what makes you so frustrated that you destroy your stuff? Don't get me wrong I understand drawing something looking at it and turning the whole page into line practice but tearing it all up is being a bit dramatic.

Getting good is not a fast thing. You are going to get stuck and draw garbage sometimes for weeks on end. It's about getting passed it if that means taking a break or powering through it.


 No.918517

>>899700

Fuck we need a dedicated Polina/Erika thread just for this good art.


 No.918591

File: fa4d9d2d294fcbb⋯.jpg (399 KB, 1600x1200, 4:3, buncha faces 11.19.2018.jpg)

File: e8d4556641be79e⋯.jpg (470.11 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, buncha faces 4.3.2019.jpg)

>>914997

I think I'm making progress.


 No.918628

I can't draw anime faces worth a fucking shit, and Loomis isn't helping me.


 No.918677

File: e2fe8c96ceac16d⋯.jpg (38.44 KB, 371x550, 371:550, e2fe8c96ceac16d4b7211e29d1….jpg)

File: 5d39cd177217232⋯.png (300.18 KB, 1800x800, 9:4, 72051914_p0.png)

File: 04d3efd242a947d⋯.jpg (120.11 KB, 1200x766, 600:383, 73703477_p1_master1200.jpg)

File: 7525de41dcee84b⋯.jpg (246.28 KB, 1200x766, 600:383, 73703477_p0_master1200.jpg)

File: 7b863be0ccb700a⋯.jpg (279.39 KB, 1200x675, 16:9, 60914053_p0_master1200.jpg)

>>918628

Of course 3DPDmis isn't going to help you draw 2D faces. Maybe check Pixiv's "How to draw" thing. Just make sure you don't follow any chinks or gooks' advice.


 No.918935

File: 0ed19a4363b2d25⋯.jpg (556.2 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, buncha faces 4.5.2019.jpg)

>>918677

Thank you for the helpful images!


 No.919335

>>897566

Yes.

I appreciate these images alot more then text critique because it's still adding content to the thread while using drawing(the whole subject matter) to explain by example how to improve something and identify issues.


 No.919365

What's better when drawing lewds: being aroused during it so you can appreciate the lewdness as you make it, or releasing it beforehand so you can focus coldly?


 No.919366

>>919365

Being aroused during drawing (and NOT succumbing to the temptation to fap mid-drawing) is what I've found to be the best option.


 No.919909

File: c9a7ca0c426731f⋯.png (1.42 MB, 765x990, 17:22, cocoa2c4.png)

File: 236c0fd9593b7e9⋯.mp4 (7.02 MB, 640x360, 16:9, heh.mp4)

File: 26915a7941b9435⋯.mp4 (6.46 MB, 800x450, 16:9, heh2.mp4)

I am growing stronger.

Just wanted to share my excitement and say that classical animation is really fun. Everyone should attempt it at one point. It's how anime is made, after all.


 No.919921

>>919909

This is amazing. A little too battle-shounen for my tastes but I'd pick up your anime, anon.

I hope you get an internship at some shitty bottom-end studio in Nippon one day. Then you can come back here and let us all know how you've made the impossible, possible and stop at least a handful of anons from engaging in ritual suicide.


 No.919928

>>919909

Great stuff, Anon. That Bob Ross is a bit creepy looking though.


 No.922132

File: 20f97150532255a⋯.jpg (818.02 KB, 1831x1289, 1831:1289, 20190417_211553.jpg)

File: c3840d6310a3e41⋯.jpg (774.42 KB, 2560x1440, 16:9, 20190412_231913.jpg)

You anons still practicing your drawing?


 No.922146

File: 9400bc0352dba72⋯.jpg (Spoiler Image, 44.69 KB, 586x597, 586:597, lewd6.jpg)

>>922132

Always


 No.922274

File: a227ae26e066217⋯.jpg (5.81 MB, 3456x4608, 3:4, IMG_20190419_143124.jpg)

First time posting my doodles. I've had my sketchbook and drawing utensils on my desk for some months but hadn't managed to do much else than squiggly lines and suchlike. Yesterday I got to actually drawing and might as well post one of today's.


 No.922290

>>922274

Not bad.


 No.922308

>>922274

That's a cute Reimu anon, I'll save it in my folder if you don't mind.


 No.923021

File: 3c35145d0fc9259⋯.png (8.64 MB, 2840x2840, 1:1, stormbeast2.png)

File: 8d804f18cc75fca⋯.mp4 (7.15 MB, 800x450, 16:9, Comp 1_2.mp4)

Cleaned a few scenes, added camera moves. I'll post the finished thing maybe on the anniversary.


 No.924094

File: 549e314a27caff2⋯.png (3.38 MB, 1580x2228, 395:557, UPS bulli.png)

File: ba1c654d0902b06⋯.jpg (2.14 MB, 4950x3510, 55:39, iffy3c2.jpg)

Before I head off into the void again I just want to say thanks to whoever has been running these threads in my absence, and to everyone who participates every once in a while. I wish I could do more than drive-by posts and offer decent feedback, but like many club presidents, I've turned out pretty useless.

Keep up the grind lads. It's a slow process that's worth it in the end.


 No.924099

File: d9c0ee3a4f52e49⋯.png (59.03 KB, 636x652, 159:163, MxK farewell.png)

>>924094

Will you ever come back?


 No.924256

File: 647acced3ade9b2⋯.png (84.23 KB, 256x278, 128:139, 1552843653107.png)

>>924094

Prez. We are improving and someday /a/ will be the bastion of 8ch OC just you watch.


 No.924577

File: c91a0a6846c3a1d⋯.png (4.97 MB, 1499x2120, 1499:2120, wh3c4.png)

Last one for the thread, unless this one somehow stays alive for the next 4 months.

>>924099

After the final 2 terms of 11 - 14 hour animation classes per day including weekends are over, I'll bring back gifts. Assuming I don't die in the process.

>>924256

Looking forward to it.


 No.925110

File: f2e4345a5f2e14b⋯.jpg (72.43 KB, 1189x555, 1189:555, shdMKKb.jpg)

How do you color and shade skin? I usually put a flat color layer and then add gradual shades with the multiply tool, then blend them together and then finally draw the cast shadows on top with low transparence black.

I'm not sure if I just lack skill or if is there a better method.


 No.925113

>>925110

For starters avoid using black. Shadow colors depend on the environment, anything not hit by the main light source will be washed out in minor light sources and bounced light. If you're in a red room the shadows will be red.

When in doubt, use a purple/blue-ish shade, it's because the sky is a huge blue lamp and sun is the opposite (yellowish, more depending on angle), which makes shadows on the outside look blue-ish.


 No.926437

File: fb27736e48e437b⋯.jpg (107.46 KB, 1123x602, 1123:602, 1555199671828.jpg)

>fall off horse and don't draw for 2 weeks

>start drawing again

>drawings look better


 No.926456

>>926437

I've noticed this phenomenon in both physical and mental skills. It's sort of as if there's a hard limit on how much improvement we can have per day, and all the extra work you did gets backlogged for future processing by the brain. After taking a break, you'll find that the rest period gave you time to integrate those new skills.


 No.926466

I've been trying to design only OC for a while to hone my creativity, but I'm stuck in a really mucky pit of creative block right now.

Should I try to force myself to create more stuff regardless or just go back to drawing existing anime girls?


 No.926470

>>926466

Draw existing anime girls. Or something else it doesn't hurt to dabble in animals, landscapes or object drawing. Take a break if you are the point where you think everything you draw is garbage and drawing a few lines is to much for you you'll find no improvement then just understand you are not drawing so you can continue to improve at drawing. We want to avoid crashing and burning so bad you draw nothing for several months to a year at the same time those you have done this should not feel guilty just learn from it and take care of yourself.


 No.926519

>>926456

The nice thing about this is that the breaks don't necessarily have to be complete breaks, where you do nothing, but just breaks from the particular activity, so that you can use the 'break' to do some other sort of productive activity. Of course, sleep is important, but you can even use lucid dreaming to do even more "internal" or "intellectual" activities that can also be productive. This is why it's important to have a multitude of specialized interests, enough so that you can be doing one activity until you realize that it's no longer productive, then just switch to doing some other activity which would be productive at that time, and never run out of productive things to do. If you run out of things to do, you get bored, and death is really just a boredom that is so large that you cannot get out of it (have you ever heard people say "bored to death", it's a hyperbole, but not without merit).


 No.927249

File: 10f712b1806f7d6⋯.png (1.62 MB, 850x1200, 17:24, ClipboardImage.png)


 No.927277

File: 7b4cf2a2acb107b⋯.png (280.12 KB, 465x438, 155:146, ClipboardImage.png)

>>927249

Nice find anon, it found the muscle shading tips really helpful.


 No.927282

>>927277

Credit where it's due, I got from the rec thread on /animu/.

And it rhymes!


 No.927287

File: 5502ad14ec85f63⋯.jpg (279.14 KB, 864x1152, 3:4, IMG_20190515_180235 25%.jpg)

I've been browsing through my image folders and sketching faces as practice and this one came out quite ok so I took a shot at inking it. It is still pretty much a copy but I'm struggling with facial proportions and drawings entirely from imagination tend to end up rather ayyy


 No.927804

File: a94564b2866ced9⋯.jpg (2.15 MB, 1728x2304, 3:4, IMG_20190517_174959_resize….jpg)


 No.927808

File: cdd6f9b6f535388⋯.webm (67.17 KB, 400x400, 1:1, Purplelaughwebm.webm)

>>927249

>Are you an artist struggling to draw women well? That anatomy looking a bit too wonky? Is your portrayal of sexuality so stunted that your work could easily be posted on Escher Girls? Not sure how to draw the perfect pair breasts, since you have no real-life experience with one? In this informative book, you too can learn the hidden intricacies that go into drawing the feminine form.


 No.928255

File: dcede9b562353fc⋯.png (210.59 KB, 669x729, 223:243, ClipboardImage.png)

I'm been slacking for 2 months already and I've gotten rusty. At least I managed to draw something this week.


 No.928592

File: fc86c40ce7ef0b9⋯.jpg (63.94 KB, 500x500, 1:1, yunocchi.jpg)


 No.928594

>>928592

She's pretty wide.


 No.932877

Breath darn you!


 No.932879

Fuck, trying to improve is retarded. What the fuck do I do? This is cancer.


 No.932898

File: 8da38fa8786a9d8⋯.jpg (882.02 KB, 2560x1536, 5:3, 20190608_140926.jpg)

File: 67853fce2846a00⋯.jpg (813.32 KB, 2560x1536, 5:3, 20190603_125535.jpg)

Drawfag to be here. Trying basic anatomy. Any tips?




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