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Help/Questions thread

I noticed there isn't any kind of thread for small questions, so here it is.

Ask questions and get help in this thread.

For art resources, see >>800

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Draw Thread #2

It seems like we reached the bumplock on our previous draw thread >>13 a while ago and no one noticed. So I guess it's time for a new one!

Post stuff, give feedback, get feedback.

Art resources

Infiniteart WikiInfiniteart Wiki


4/ic/ resources




Learn fundamentals with excercises: http://drawabox.com/

Interview art streams with pro artists: https://www.youtube.com/user/levelupsessions/videos

/loomis/ resource hub: https://www.8ch.net/loomis/hub.html

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Welcome to /art/, read this

This board is for all arts and crafts related subjects.

Board rules >>618

Art resources >>800

Related boards >>1179

Discussion and feedback about this board >>15

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how good or bad is reiq, in your opinion?

i've always thought his stuff is hot and that it looks really professional, but i don't know much about art theory, so i don't know how good of an artist he actually is from a technical standpoint. now i don't know what to think, now that i'm trying to look at it with my brain instead of my dick.

rather than post stuff from his porn gallery, i thought it would be better to just post a link to his facebook photos. there's a lot of different things there like life drawings, the usual sexy women, some caricatures. or you can just google image search "reiq". i'm asking this as someone trying to learn art, and i don't know if there is anything actually worthwhile i should be learning from his stuff.


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Bimbo's redemption

Bimbo was initiated into a cult. He's out of it now!

Help Bimbo in his search for truth.

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You have been visited by the moot of Dead Boards

If you are reading this message brave board traveler, then heed the following instruction;

Good luck and prosperity will come to you, but only if you repost this thread to 1 or more other dead board(s)

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How to draw male manga face?

Beginning artist here. I'm having trouble drawing a male manga face, can anyone give me some tips or suggestions?

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I need help on Anatomy

I am a beginner artist, so do bare with me. I have been trying to draw characters in some of my sketches but I have been having some trouble with drawing the anatomy and structures of the characters. Any tips on anatomy would be greatly appreciated.

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Calligraphy/script thread

What are your tips for calligraphy and scrip? Books to read/ techniques/ or questions? Pic related

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thomas cole painting

does anyone know the name of this Thomas Cole painting?

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how are my skills

read the subject

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Room decoration

What art should I hang on my rooms wall to make it look cool?

I live alone so it can be graphic, I want something unusual

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Psychedelic/glitch artwork

Check out my instagram at kingbarnowl; i make various psychedelic fractals and glitched photo edits and collaboration pictures! I hope you enjoy!

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Underwater Hampture guy is doing an art contest!

That's right anons, the crazy fucker who's been trying to make his own underwater hamster rapture for the last 9 years is doing an art contest obscure enough so that you might actually win! The few of you who are fans can but some time and effort into something good and original, while the rest can spend like 2-4 hours on something bland and get a kick out of it getting 3rd place. Remember, this guy is old /sci/ as fuck so his target for artists are YOU, not normalfag or reddit artists. As long as its not furry shit you can probably get away with some mediocre drawings so try it out, not like you have anything to lose.

Link: https ://mobile.twitter.com/HamptureI/status/1099403364381552645/photo/1

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How does one go about drawing that lingerie.

can't seem to understand how to do so,

Source Material - Gaishuu isshoku

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Animation Thread

Post your progress
Ask questions
Share resources

"Draw verbs, not nouns. A noun is a thing that can be named; a verb is that thing given the breath of life."
-Walt Stanchfield
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Getting this place to a decent number of posters

How do we get more people posting in here?

What do we do? do we advertise in other boards?

I'm thinking in making OC for each board, like some military and political themed drawings for /pol/ and maybe /k/, vidya fanart for /v/ and /ggrevolt/, memetic stuff for /bmw/and OC in general, maybe that'll boost traffic here and represent 8chan more (we truly need quality OC in this site in general)

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Newfag Sculpting Clay

I know this board is pretty much dead, but I figure "what the hell."

I'm trying to take a sketch of an animal character I made and turn it into a clay sculpture to scan it. The problem is that I don't really know how to do proportioning or anything in 3D. Before I make a fool of myself and post my attempt, what's some general tips for sculpting clay that you guys might have found useful?

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A poem for Potus

In honor of our leader

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Weird LoFi Bible Study

I do a daily bible study 7 days a week and a nightly bible study m-f.

Night M-F: 7:30PM CST-US



Its lofi, mostly takes place in terminal, music in the background, Dramatized NIV audio, arch linux, 900x540 res, and some nice music idkl

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Psychedelic/glitch art

Check out my instagram at kingbarnowl; i make various psychedelic fractals and glitched photo edits and collaboration pictures! I hope you enjoy!

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Psychedelic/glitch art

Check out my instagram at kingbarnowl; i make various psychedelic fractals and glitched photo edits and collaboration pictures! I hope you enjoy!

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Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth 1977:


4 day viewing starting tomorrow December 18th-22nd 5 PM CST(11 PM UTC)


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Another "need cruel fags to judge faggy shitty beggar and his useless piece of shit he calls art." thread.


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Upload a selfie and i will turn you blue

Upload a selfie and i will turn you blue

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Extremely Great Art + References

Post extremely great art and references to boost the atmosphere and potentially cause interest to start doing art for myself and other anons.

>mfw no great art because any great art is covered up by garbage I have to sift through

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What's holding you back?

Totally not stealing this thread from /agdg/

What specifically is holding you back from making more art? Lack of time, lack of some skill, lack of direction, or something else that always stops you?

If you don't have motivation, there must be a reason why. Maybe the difficulty of drawing intimidates you, or something.

My problem is I always get stuck trying to get a single drawing right, and then I end up spending so much time trying to figure it out that I either stop enjoying art altogether for a while, and/or have to go to sleep for the day.

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More like this

Does anyone have more like this? What would you google for more of this rendering steps of a painting? My google-fu is failing hard.

ITT: concept art, stages of art, sketch

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Thoughts on the Hudson River School style of paintings?

my favorite would be The Great Day of His Wrath by John Martin


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Squad Up!

Guys, at this time this board is only getting one post every couple of weeks it seems (most recent post as of this writing made on 09/04).

This was always a good board that had a lot of potential (I miss the old css, though) and with all the work that was put into it it deserves all the traffic in the world, but it just isn't getting it for whatever reason (one major one being the significant and prolonged technical difficulties that arose during the botched transition to "Infinity Next®" which pretty much doomed all of us smaller boards before we even had a chance).

Please consider visiting my board /loomis/ which, while dead by any reasonable standard, is at least getting a few posts a day. I am not proposing your abandoning this board necessarily-I wouldn't expect anyone to completely abandon their board any more than I'm willing to abandon mine no matter how slow it gets, but I'm just letting you know that we still out here and that together we can perhaps salvage a stable art community on this site.

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Classical artwork

Hey, does anyone know where I could find more artwork like this?

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Post beautify pieces of art made by beautify people

Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized.

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new masters academy

can anyone share the latest steve huston lectures named " long poses "

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Rare Pepe's

Post your rare pepes here bois

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Pretty Picture

I made some art. Please give me your thoughts on it.

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ugly art as investment

have a chance to buy a franz kline gauche, philip guston ink on paper, and a signed picasso linocut today for under 500 bucks. probably going to pull the trigger but this "art" is so fucking ugly All are authentic and come with records to prove what they are. SHould i do it

question is, Does anyone know the values of such shitty art?

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Red Pill Chan

Just wanted to make a cute anime girl based off of the Red Pill.

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Learning SideFX Houdini

how the fuck do i learn how to use this monstrosity with no prior experience in 3D? everything is outdated and/or overcomplicated

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Fucking colors how do they work

Does anyone have good tutorials on how to pick colors for painting?

I can never wrap my head around this, the selected colors are close to black but they look so white , even the highlight is a medium gray

How can a dark color look light? I really dont get how to do this with coloring

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MSPaint wallpapers

Nice and simple

post your best ms paint wallpapers

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Study Thread #3

Because you need to draw.
Beginner or not.
Post results, receive/give crit.
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Creative writing.

Creative writing. Tell me what you think.

The darkness of night blankets a grim and monochromatic metropolis. Its polished, rigid geometric urban layout a bureaucratic attempt at hiding the crime and disease lurking beneath its surface. The atmosphere is empty and cold.

The streets are lifeless. Their Lights turn on and off in cycling effect. Alleyways are ominous, filled with transients, minds consumed by nihilism, psychosis and synthetic psychostimulants. Death is waiting just around the corner.

Highrise apartment complexes are filled with worker drone Cro Magnons, running on a fuel mix of left wing philosophy, and cheap, genetically modified food. They're an expendable resource for the global super elite. Existence is bland and meaningless like cheap modern art.

Welcome to high technology Orwellian hell.

Wanted by federal police for thought crimes, you have been forced into hiding. You are in one of the apartment complexes, located in the worst section of the metropolis. Booming electronic ghetto music shakes flaking paint from your rundown apartment walls during the day, while gunshots and blood curdling screams keep your from sleep at night.

You drift in and out of consciousness. Reality and schizophrenic nightmare slowly meld, changing the world around you. It warps and flexes in hallucination. What was once real is now not.

Your delusion becomes a hyperstitional engine, turning your strange ideas into reality. As a result, you can no longer leave the house. You have become a prisoner, and there is no escape.

Desperation intensifies, resulting in thoughts of suicide. Life in a prison in the putrid bowels of hell is simply to much to bear. Its corrupted nature has almost completely drained the life force out of you.

In a moment of pure terror, you grab your martial .50 revolver, aim it at your frontal lobe, and aggressively squeeze the trigger, causing a high velocity round to exit from the barrel, and atomize half of your head. Death is instantaneous.

You are survived by no children.

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rate my art

What do you think of my piece?

I call it, "no more time".

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8chan Cup

Hey guys you were nominated for 8chan cup.

If you will do the following:

Figure out an emblem

Decide your team members

Give me your goal horn

Give me your Anthem

When you've got some stuff deicded post your emblem in a thread for art/ on >>>/8cup/ before wednesday. Doesn't have to be your final emblem, just one that represents your board.

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Pen Mightier than the Sword

Lost literally all of my OC multilayered stencils.

Seems like every hard disk (backups, and main) that had anything to do with the vegas shooting (all public record shit, just curiously hard to find) suffered a hard disk crash on 2 levels, Motor controller chip literally let out its magic smoke, and all of the heads (4 per disk) physically turned the platters into vinyl record texture useless pieces of shit.

At least i didnt randomly commit suicide. Thank them for that.

On a lighternote, Learning Gimp has been irritating the shit out of me, is there any pluginor literally photoshop makeover plugin that will make it exactly like photoshop, i dont have patience to relearn gimp. sorry if im rambling, just wokeup.

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Traditional media thread

have not seen one, im sorry if there is.

photos or scans, does not matter!

im merobee, show me what you do.

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I have fabric colors

Whay should i make with them?

Im using some of it tomake clothing for my snake doll from metal gear solid.

I make popup books and are wondering if the fabric would be useful for that, or other doll work.

Im interested in any ideas for using the fabric.

And yes, thats a needlefelted ratboy genius.

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General questions

Ask whatever art production-related question you have here.

What colors do I mix to achieve this particular color(highlight mid and shadows) in traditional oil?

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AmericanPsycho Thread Theme

>Can u taste the blod mmmm

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Sigil of a Silver Wolv

My body is neither short nor empty

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Is my theme aesthetic enough?

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Anxious Feels

So I've been "drawing seriously" for about 5-6 years, studying to be an animator. My biggest problem is how deeply uncomfortable the process (as well as other part of art) makes me feel. Most responses to this problem has been, I'm overthinking it or I need to slow down and relax.

Mostly this affects my art by:

>starting something strong, then dreading to even attempt to finish it

>scribbling on pages, not actually creating anything useful

>having days where I avoiding drawing because it seems so overwhelming

>rushing to get an idea out, making really sloppy work

>writing concepts to avoid the actual work of drawing them out

Any advice at all is greatly appreciated. I just want to create stuff and not feel like crap while in that space

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random and anything art related can be posted here.


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VFX/Motion design/compositing

Does anyone know anything about VFX or motion design or basically creating anything that moves but isn't directly "animating" as we know it?

I'm looking to learn more about it, but I'm a little lost. I don't know what to do or where to look for information.

I think I know the programs; After Effects is used for motion design, Cinema4D is used for 3D design, Nuke is used for compositing, flash/toonboom for 2D animation, and the various other 3D programs are used for other 3D/VFX stuff, but I can't afford them. The free alternatives I've found are Blender and Natron.

I guess what I'm more specifically looking for is some exercises or ideas for what to do, some guides/tutorials/resources to show how certain things are done, and maybe some resources for making stuff with (let's say for example an explosion animation).

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Clarence Fan Art

Would any one here like to make NSFW artwork of Jeff and Lauren from Clarence?

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Give opinion/advice/critique

Give opinion of this thing. It's probably one of my first good digital art pieces, 'cause I started digital just a month ago, all this time I was doing just paper and stuff.

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bodypaint images and videos please

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New Projects

Started a drawing of Fka Twigs

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test post

test port

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Leather bracelet for gf

Colour recommendations?

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Visual arts

HEY GUYS, I'm a filmmaker and I've a year on this particular movie project, If anyone is interested in participate I can forward more details.

The idea is simple for this part of the film, you can use whatever you've in hand, and talk about your fears and kinks.

You can be creative, you can be wacky or just fucking retarded, is all fine.

The film is going to be on a lot of independent film festivals and you can have your name on it if you want.

Let me know

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Request thread

It's like a board draw thread, except for all subjects and styles.

- Request something, and people might draw it.
- Anyone can draw any request, skill level doesn't matter.

You might want a painting, but you might get anime. You might want a shiny kawaii animu grill, but you might get a sketch that looks like a figure study. You might want anything, but get nothing. It's free art, if you want something more, you're free to ask for commissions.
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Animation Programs

ITT: Discussing programs/applications for animation, recommendations and tips for each. Etc.

Question; do any of you know what program Murdoch Murdoch use to create their show? It seems really simple and quick to use for creating my own agitprop. Thanks and pic related to Question.

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Tower Girls

Looks like the old thread is broke or something; I don't know if it's just me but none of the old images are loading. Kind of sad, there was some good stuff posted at one time. I just finished a new image so I figured I'd pay my /art/bros a visit with a new thread. Keep drawing, my dudes



Book Mobile: https://mega.nz/#F!es1BSKQR!spODyd0iaQmMelGA2GscFw


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This Dog

I'm trying to find what painting this dog comes from and i'm wondering if any of you know it or could lead me down the right path.

I'm guessing it's either 1800 or Victorian or early 1900s.

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Lesbein desires

tit reach. have i drawn it well enough?

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imma dump stuff

and there's nothing you can do to stop me

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Yayoi Kusama

so /art/, what do you think of her?

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noob here

pls suggest good boards regarding art. or where i can get resources like books videos or the like. thanks

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Request thread

I'm bored and have nothing to do.

Gonna do some requests, feel free to ask for one.

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Weird vibe art

Can we get a zdzisław beksiński appreciation thread going

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favorite artists

alright /art/, what're your fav artists

mine still stands firm as HR Giger

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Control Freaks


I like to consider myself a curator.

I consider it an art form, and I believe meaning, interpretation, and beauty can be derived from what pictures you put next to each other.

The artist of this drawing took it down, because I favorited and my favorites made them uncomfortable. (mind you everything in there was pg-14) They commented for me to unfavorite it, but apparently I took to long to see their comment.

In the description of all of their pictures they say stuff like "not free to use", and "that means don't use in RP". I mean that sounds ridiculous, how would they even know?

It just sounds to me like they want to thought police, using their art.

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Art Books

Art Books Recommendations

With download links please

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Pixel art

What're some good programs for making pixel art? I'm a novice.

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May your nights be restful

and your days fruitful


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Responses to 4chan /ic/ posts for those who are IP banned

/icbg/ - 4chan /ic/ banned general


So you can give helpful replies to answer posts on 4chan /ic/ even if you are IP banned from posting there.

No, seriously why?

I've seen douchebag posting on 4chan /ic/ ( not shitposting or LARPing) that is screwing beginners. There are easily answered questions I can't respond to due to being IP banned. This thread allows me and others to still give answers to struggling artists.

Some who see this frequent both infinitychan and 4chan, and perhaps over time infinity boards will be faster than there - the post quality is much higher already.

One can only hope.

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Later-Stage Beginner

Every single scrap of advice I receive is generally unhelpful to me as it's either too advanced and I can't understand it, or it's too basic and accomplishes no art knowledge what so ever, and I barely feel motivated to draw ever. I don't know really where to start with art. My writing skills are superb, but there's little hope in the world of art for me. Is there a decent starting point that isn't elementary school tier "draw very simple shapes and symbols" but isn't "draw the thigh bone connected vertically to the leg at 90 degrees" or such?

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Music while working

So I just want to expand my music while working on my projects. Post yours and let's share

Mine for today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V33__k7lfGI
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what do you guys think about this? its my first time drawing something like that.

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Where can i find the texture or how can I make the texture of the background? This is a cover of Habstrakt's Ep and I always see the type of texture. Can you help me?

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Migrant from /ic/

Hey guys, I'm a beginner artist here. This might be a dumb question but I'm just wondering if this is a nice place to discuss/properly critique art.

I've had enough of /ic/ and their elitist attitude where they shit on beginner artists because they're beginners and can't draw very well. It's just really discouraging and makes me not want to draw. The board is honestly 80% dickbags who have their heads stuck up their elitist asses.

At the same time, I don't want to go to reddit, as it's too hugboxxy. They would probably think my garbage beginner art is amazing.

Anyway, I lurked a bit here and it seems like a decent place.

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Anxiety about drawing

hi /art/ I've somewhat recently wanted to try learning how to draw. It's something I was always really apprehensive about doing as a kid because I was never good at it.

My biggest problem is I get extremely anxious about drawing anything. Regardless of what it is. It's really hard to summon the motivation to actually do the exercises because I know it won't be any good and I'll get really frustrated doing them.

I'm well aware that this is a necessary step and everything and I'm wondering if there's a way to actually cope with it and not always feel like garbage for months until you feel like you can actually draw something that isn't a squiggle.

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Art is dead

Why has art gotten worst over the last 80 years? Have the camera and Internet caused art to become stagnant?

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Looks like /ani/ is permanently down.

Want to start an animation general in the meantime?

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Krita or Photoshop?

Is Krita a better program for drawing than Photoshop? I also experienced some bugs. But what do you think of the program?

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Finding Commissions/Jobs

I couldn't see find a thread for this, but I figured it would be an important topic to have.

What are some good places to find artists to commission, and for artists to go to find clients that want art? I'm a reasonably good artist, but the fact that I don't hang around certain social art communities (Reddit boards, Deviantart) means that I only rarely find commission jobs by chance. If anybody knows some good spots, be it discord servers, sites, blogs, or boards, post them up!

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ITT: bad proportions

I can't be the only one who thinks there's something horribly wrong about the proportions and pose in this piece.

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Self Promotion Thread

Self promotion.

Share your DA, insta, Patreon, tumblr etc

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I came


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Design and fundamentals discord server


I've started up a focused discord to bring in people wishing to learn design and fundamentals from fellow anons while also getting better in an environment of fellow shitposters

You should join because we're all gonna make it brah

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/pol/ related comic

Howdy fellow artfags. I'm sharing this comic here. It's obviously /pol/ related, but I was inspired to do this comic as an exercise to sharpen some skills. That inspiration came from this board and the informative source material archived herein. So, thanks for keeping my blades sharpened. Enjoy.

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What should I make with all my yarn?

So I made a prayer rope (https://orthodoxwiki.org/Prayer_rope) yesterday out of parachute cord, and when I got supplies I didn't really know what I might need so I bought a spool of yarn. I made the rope and had enough material for 50 knots (I used two strings that were each 14 yards, there was a bunch leftover but it was unusable because to tie the knots you need a lot of extra length at the end), and today I wanted to make another one for my friend who has recently become a very serious Christian. I started tying a knot with the yarn and realized only after I had torn off its wrapping and cut away ~9 feet that it is much too thin and soft to actually do anything with. I can't return it, but I've never done anything with yarn so I don't know what to do.

tl;dr what's something I can make with 675 yards of black woolike yarn and zero related experience/knowledge whatsoever?

I have scissors, a lighter, and small fingers.

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End Of The Line?

Who the fuck do I commission? Suggest me literally ANYBODY, I have no clue who to commission. Post images they've made. Bonus points if they do furry and are relatively cheap, but hey, expensive anime artists are fine too.

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Why are most artists liberals/leftists/brainwashed idiots ?

What the tittle says, why do both consumed and aspiring artists harbor leftist/liberal/degenerate ideas?

Is it because that's the norm and artist just have no interest or time to question status quo? or is it because they believe harboring such sentiments is defying the establishment?

Maybe they just get their heads drilled by college shit and peer pressure (I know a lot of artist that despise liberal shit, like feminism, or homosexuals/transgenders and other deviants, or white guilt indoctrination and so on, but they just keep to themselves because they feel threathened by how dominated is the scene by cultural marxist fags, both spectators and other artists).

So what is it?.

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Design Notes

I saw a while back a good thread with tons of design sheets for Disney characters, Little Mermaid, Mickey, Goofy pic related.

Can we get a thread thread with these again? Doesn't have to be Disney, I just think I can draw a character freehand better when I have the animation notes, Ariel's especially with the hair moving underwater and the fish lines. Robin Hood would be a great bonus if anyone has anything more than the collectors sheets.

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Should I use this board, or /loomis/?

I am so used to /loomis/ because of the clutter-free format and lack of rules, but I think /art/ is more popular?

If I won't like this board, can you guys at least use >>>/loomis/ more often?

What's the difference here?

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How do I get good at digital line art?

Yo /art/ I want to get better at line art on photoshop with my tablet any tips cause I've just started with digital art.

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Untitled (no really, that's what it's called)

This is in Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art. Let that sink in: https://www.mca.com.au/collection/work/2008.59A-B/

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Art Thieves and The Sorts

How do you feel about people using/stealing your art? I personally don't feel too bad about it at all, because that means they like it, and it's free advertising. Maybe they could even reach more people with my idea, and for that I'd be grateful. Is there a reason artists get extremely rustled when you steal/redistribute their art? Why do Hipsters have to feel so attached to their garbage? Am I missing something? Copypasting from /loomis/?

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Super pose books

Anyone has links to those "Super Pose books" from Japan

are those even reliable references for poses and stuff?

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Tower Girls

You guys wanna do this....?

mod edit: see this gif for how to roll a dice >>3058

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I'm Impressed

You're pretty good at sculpting when you can make a veiled face

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/art/ this is a South Park Studios Free Information .

" You will all be popped and ready to go by your yogi guide back to the desert so remember that the world is angry about not buying water for your people < elephant trunk toot sneeze > and bring more Febreeze on your return the esrar room is getting stale . "

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/art/ meta

Discuss /art/.

This board is inevitably going to be slow, at least for a while, because the art boards on 4chan are slow already and people are only now starting to move here.

If there's any way you think this board could be improved, post it here. (i.e. enabling IDs, changing the board subtitle or name, changing the default theme, etc)

Also, post /art/ banner suggestions here. I made 2 to start out with. It should be 300x100 dimensions and less than 500kb.
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Need help

What type of coloring is this? How do you get those lines that run through the character? I can't seem to get a concrete answer. Is this digitally processed in any way or is it completely traditional?

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Art Buddies

Post your Skype/AIM/etc. and tell us what kind of art you do (posting an example is good). Always good to befriend peeps.
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Can someone just fucking bulldoze this shit already?
Its disgusting.
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How do you get over the feeling that there's always people who are better than you?

What's the point of trying when someone will do the same thing better and faster, and practice will never change this fact unless you're one in a million super genius?

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Hello guys, do you know a name of this painting?

Pls let me know name of this if you know

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/art/, help please. I love to sketch ideas for mechas but I feel that my giant robots aren't very "mechanical". They look more like tokusatsu heroes from the 70's than something that is supposed to be a machine.

When I try to search for deeper information about how their design and parts are made, I just get useless weeb stuff or tutorials that only explain basic construction. No information about themes, pieces, perspective or anything more detailed.

I analyzed a lot of drawings, but I still don't understand this. What I'm doing wrong here? What I need to learn? And what websites I need to browse?

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Moving to digital

If I move from traditional media to digital what do I do with my old materials?

I work with trad meda and I been really thinking to move but that is something that makes me wander.
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Guilty request

I'm poor as fuck so I'm asking if someone would like to share(if you have it) the pdf copy of the Ted Seth Jacobs book called "Drawing with an open mind".

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I've been trying to get better at drawing. I think I'm doing okay at least at human bodies, but I still have a lot of trouble on hands. Can you anons provide and studies specifically on hands, or just some tips. It's my biggest obstacle right now.

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Mobile drawing apps

What's a good drawing app for iOS orandroid?

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is pic related true

need a non-troll answer

I remember seeing something like this on /ic/ where a red text wrote over said 'no you don't need to, just study construction and anatomy', something like that.

I'm generally confused though

My goal is illustration overall but I don't want to waste years perfecting some realism until I'm 40 or something when I didn't necessarily had to. I think both are important (maybe realism more) but I have to admit that when I see some page learning realism, I get overwhelmed by it.

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Art School

While many great and successful artists have attended art school, the fact is many more have not. Census data shows that in the U.S. only 16% of working artists have arts-related degrees, and 40% of working artists have no degrees whatsoever.

If you're European, free school earned through a lifetime of paying a 25% VAT on everything you buy besides bread and water means that you may as well attend whatever ambiguous institution is at hand, but if you're American things get more complicated.

We all know that a genuinely good art school would hypothetically be a great thing for a sincere artist's development, but the financial burden many of these schools place on their students is criminal.

Did you go to school or know anybody who has and how did that turn out for them? Discuss your personal experiences relating to art school success, failure and debt in this ITT.

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Book Cover Artist

I need a book cover artist who has done some art to help me. I will commission you to do some work. I need someone with skill and someone who may be prominent in a dark-themed piece. My book is set in medieval-like chaos, and I need someone who can design me something to represent my book coming out. To not only have something that will inspire me to completely finish it as it is 40K words long currently, but will show others something that my book is about.

Anyone here who knows someone that can do this? Is anyone here an artist?

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Things you've done that are not paintings or drawings.

Post em

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What Podcasts do you listen to while working?

Doesn't necessarily have to be podcasts about art (although art related podcasts are preferred)

I've been searching for stuff to listen to (besides music) while drawing, I've been going through some of the ones on http://chrisoatley.com/category/podcasts and they've been insightful and helpful as background noise

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have your art abilities ever been inconsistent?

like have you been able to draw very well one day, then you can't draw for shit the next day? and if you have, how did you deal with it.

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is there any value in being able to copy a drawing well?

do you think there is any value in being able to copy/recreate a drawing by looking at it? i did this a few years ago. i didn't trace it, i did it by looking at the original and carefully trying to recreate it. if you compare them directly, you can see some proportions are slightly off, but i think its a pretty accurate approximation of the lineart

now i'm not trying to blow my own horn, i don't think copying is noble and i don't think i have talent for drawing. what i'm wondering, is if being able to copy a drawing accurately like this would indicate that i already have any sort of skills that would be helpful for making original drawings, if i decided to practice and get good at that.

TLDR does being able to do this give me any sort of leg up for learning to draw, over someone who can't?

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Vote my balls

I am a beginner and I have a question. Which one of my balls looks the best? Vote here: http://strawpoll.me/4600684

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ITT paintings you've done

Hey /art/ hows my painting?
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We scrutinize the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna's most famous admissions decision.

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Animal Anatomy Guide

Where should I learn to draw animals (specifically cats) from?

I realize what I've been doing wrong: starting from human anatomy. I work better with animal anatomy better, and if I master that, perhaps I could move on to human anatomy, then combine it with human anatomy to reach my "dream" of becoming a really great furfag artist.

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art soulmate

>no qt gf to paint with

life is true suffering

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What /art/ thinks of Modern a Contemporary art?

Most of 8chan seem to hate it. What you guys think of it?
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CalArts style

I posted this on /co/ a few hours ago.

What do you guys think about this art style? I call it the "grinning potato" style and it's in pretty much every cartoon nowadays.

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Online Drawing/Collab

An online drawing board is set up on:


Room: planet

Feel free to give some tips, help out some beginners, rate etc. Collabs are completely random, start one whenever.

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The Art Forger's Handbook Get

How the hell can I find this book?


The price is insane, and I have tried every working torrent site, search engine, and some of them were not even in this country.

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wacom intuos pen

Does anyone here know where I can get one of these pens for cheep? All the ones I can find cost more or less the same as the tablet mine originally came with. I live in the UK so anything that doesn't take mouths or cost stupid amounts for shipping would be great.

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Glitch Art Thread


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Reusing/Destroying old art

Do any of you guys ever destroy your works or recycle them into a new piece of art?

For example I know someone who takes the sculptures that he makes and reuses the armature for something else, or sculpts something entirely different out of something old.

Is it a practice that I should get into?

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Help a guy out.

Don't supose you guys could make a sticky for known 8chan Image Booru's?

It's kinda hard keeping track of them all.

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American Cosmo-Fash Art and Propoganda

Original thread: http://8ch.net/bmw/res/3627.html

Hello, guys. I'm looking for someone to help me out with some American fash propaganda, or at least point me in the right direction to someone else who can help. For now, I'd like to focus on more cosmic imagery. Basically, I'd just like some American versions of Soviet Space Race propaganda.

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Learning Art

I would like to ask for help.I'm beginning to learn art and would like to ask to ask for advice.What are good daily excersises,books on mastering drawing,etc.I appreciate any help greatly from the bottom of heart.

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Time Lapse

Hello Guys, i made this illustration timelapse here. What your guys think ? I really don't know how to link soooo.... this is my first attempt anyway

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nyL0L_KxBPc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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Tiny tutorials

ITT: let's make an artist's cheat sheet.

Post single pieces of information, some insights or bits of knowledge that you discovered or personally found very useful. Try to put them into a single reply each.


Pic related: Adding very tiny amount of very dark color in the darkest corners adds a lot of depth. I often over exaggerate shading because the object looks flat, but I've found that what I was actually missing was much darker shades in creases and corners, because most of the shadows appear in those places rather than on the side of shapes.

Think of it this way; if you're shading 2 floating balls that are in contact, the color in the very middle of them is much darker than any shade on a single ball would be. It may sound obvious when you think about it, but it's not as obvious when you're actually drawing.

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Skin Yo'

I am getting into using a 3 color pallet. I choose:

-Alizarin Crimson

-Cadmium Light Hue

-Ultramarine Blue

With tit white and b.umber to compliment.

I am using artist grade oils from W&N, where should I start to get an accurate (non-radioactive) skin tone for a caucasian?

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>being this assblasted

Can the fag who is being a redditfag on /v/ with the drawthreads please kill themselves? Thanks.

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What does /art/ think of Huion's new Drawing Tablet?

Is it too good to be true?

For the utterly monsterous specs and low price, it seems like an absolute bargain, what am I missing?


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Ryan Woodward - Gesture Drawing

Free Book.

Git gud at gesture.

Quit wasting time.


This is an awesome site to practice with: http://www.quickposes.com/gestures/timed

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Animation schools in Toronto Canada.

Hey /art/ I'm looking to enter animation school some time this fall or winter 2016 I'm a Toronto fag so if any one could give me recommendations to a decent school it help.

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First attempt to draw

So help. I want to learn to draw as a hobby and i need a way to improve something. Here is my first attempt

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Jump Plus x Mediabang Manga Contest


I figured you guys ought to hear about this

Anyone willing to enter?

I might fuck up but I definitely want to try my hand at this

>Entry Period

Thurs December 17th 2015 - Thurs March 17th 2016

>Entry Format

+One shot stories

+Under 50 pages in length

+Completed comics only (No scripts or rough drafts)

+Pages can be ordered from left to right, right to left and vertically.

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PS Brushes

>Be poorfag
>Still using shitty iMac i got in 2008 from Uni
>Finally internal HDD gives up the ghost and literally falls apart
>Get replacement HDD now they are cheap off Amazon
>Get my backups on it
>Realize i have failed to backup any of my Photoshop shit
>Easily get fonts back
>Cant remember where my brushes came from.

Anyone have any favourites to share? the base 3 are absolutely shit tier.
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Art Infograph Thread

Anyone got more of these? I just started trying to draw seriously and these help a lot.

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Drawing with colored pencils

I see a lot of tutorials and resources for drawing in general, but specifically I want to know how to color well using colored pencils. It's for a first-time art commission/prize.

I don't want to just fill in shapes with a solid color. I want to know how to draw smooth surfaces, lighter and darker areas, color on top of color, etc. I want to know when I should use color pencils, fluorescent pencils, metallic, watercolor and pastel pencils, and when or if I should use chalk or crayon blocks.

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/art/ question

Hey /art/, what are the dots in the pic for? I see it a lot in western comics and sometimes in korean picture books but I've never understood what's it for.

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New 8chan Logo


When 8chan switches over to Next sometime in the next few weeks, we will be adopting a new logo. A draft of the new logo's infinity loop, as well as two of my attempts to create a logo, are attached.

If you'd like to propose changes, I am interested in hearing your feedback.


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Neo Pepes

Check my pepes out: https://neopepes.wordpress.com/

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Hey /art/, what's the best performing graphics/drawing tablet for the price that's out there right now? Would you say it's worth buying over it's competitor's products?
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Lazy Nezumi - settings for cleanup

Hey /art/ which is your setting for clean up with Lazy Nezumi? I use "smoothing - subtle (default)" but I don't like it.

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Absolute Beginner

I apologize in advance for making a whole new thread for this, but even the basic threads are far beyond my level. First thing I'd like to know: can some people just not learn art? I'd like to know how to draw, but I'm trash. When I say I'm trash, I mean I have problems even drawing basic shapes, I know no art terms or techniques at all, and even kindergarten-level arts and crafts would take me a little while and wouldn't be as good as the kindergarten kids. Am I just not able to learn art, is it something I need to be born with?

Secondly, is it normal for people to start with this sort of level? I mean, like I said, I can't even draw basic shapes. A stickman is about the extent of my abilities, and I've frankly not tried to draw since I was so little I barely have memories from that time (and even then I didn't draw much). Again, sorry for making the thread, but I'm such a massive faggot that even the fundamentals are beyond me.

tl;dr: suck so bad at art I can't do basic shapes or kiddie arts and crafts, can and how do I learn

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Pokemon Art Academy

I can never find the time to actually use my shitty tablet and draw when I'm using my PC, so I was thinking about downloading Pokemon Art Academy for the 3DS to get some practice once in a while.

Is it good to just get you to draw stuff and maybe teach you a few things?

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coloring book fad

Thoughts on these? I mean, i'm not completely opposed to them, it's that recently I noticed my local bookstore cleared out half the shelfspace of the already tiny art section- when there was already shelves dedicated to the shit in the front of the store already.

I guess it irks me because I draw already, you know? Why not actually give it a try instead of wasting your time on this shit?

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can someone redpill me on modernism here? i know some basic stuff but I'd like to go for deeper shit

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Help us made anime real

Hello /pol/ here.

We're trying to turn Ivanka into a cute anime girl and hopefully draw Trump in Araki JoJo style.

We want to give her the Natalia treatment.

Can any drawfags here help out?

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Study Thread - medieval edition

Nobody is making a new study thread so I will.

>try to draw it

>post the result

>receive and give criticism

Beginners welcome.

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I'm using a fine (F) tip Faber-Castell pen and the tip looks like this.

I was discussing stuff with people earlier and they mentioned that part of the reason my shits fucked is because my pen is garbage now.

I can't hold it like I want to (ie relaxed between forefinger and thumb) but I don't get any ink flow when I do and even when I do hold it in a way that generates ink flow, the pressure I have to exert combined with the awkward grip is enough that it fucks with my control.

Obviously I can't blame everything on it, but I seriously think that this is a big part of the problems I've been having over the last few weeks. I'm fairly certain I've completely chewed through this pen since I've been using it for at least a month on sketch paper. Specifically 50lb "fine tooth surface" strathmore sketch paper. Is that bad? like does that chew through these even faster?

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Critique/WIP thread

No critique/WIP thread? Let's fix that.

Pic related are some unfinished paintings (though the "head" one is 90% done) I used for a local art contest. Those were my first attempts at acrylics, and painting in general, after drawing with pencils and pens my whole life.

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good porn photographers

Does anyone know any porn photographers that have good perspective and composition?

I can't really find any

or maybe I'm not looking hard enough because I don't like 3dpd- but still I'm willing to study from it

also are there good hentai artists that have the above?

I'm not looking for anatomy when I study from them (I do that from 3d), just their gestures.

Preferably CGs

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The Infinity has ARRIVED!


We're jumping ship from the old 8chan to the new infinity beta.

Come join us, it'll be slow at first but I'm sure more people would snowball in over time.

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Steam art tutorials

So I was looking on steam and I saw some art site called robotpencils setting up shop there and offered video tutorials for streaming, What's /art/'s thoughts about it?

pics related: A couple screens from their anatomy video


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Shaky spots with tablet

Using an intuos wacom pen tablet. There are some spots which makes your cursor move by itself.

This can also make drawing lines harder because it messes up your sketch, which it actually did.

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Hyperbolic Time Chamber

Hey, we're starting up a new Skype group that's focused with gittin gud. We'll be doing weekly optional draw tasks and google hangouts. We're looking for some people, if anybody wants to join you can post your skype info.

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Hello artfriends. I was wondering where a certain PSN avatar (pic related) came from. After a bit of hunting, I found it came from a piece of work (http://i.imgur.com/wV1X5OA.jpg) done by a "Star Creater studios"... http://lusean.com/

The site is a mess, but I did save all of the images and upload them onto an imgur album: http://imgur.com/a/UeK8K

I was curious to know if any of our Chinesebros have heard of this studio, this website, or recognize any of the images. Thanks.

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Daily Idea Sketch Thread

We'll use one idea per day, and it'll be updated at midnight EST everyday.

The first idea is a fantasy character of any fantasy race, i.e. goblin, orc, elf, etc.

Good luck! In general, spend 45 minutes to 2 hours on your sketch

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Will there ever be an animation critique website as good as pre-2010 Newgrounds?

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Pixel art thread

Pixel art request thread!

I'll do whatever you guys want

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are silly art streams worth doing?

so I do an art stream where I draw whatever twitch chat tell me to draw, I did it one day because why not but some people come by and say they like it, I kinda care about it now but I don't know if I should keep wasting my time.

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Transitioning from Pencil to Tablet

Hey /art/, so I'm pretty good at drawing with a pencil and paper, but I can't get the hang of drawing with a tablet, especially with using layers. So is there any good way of transitioning to a tablet?

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>dave & all the old daggers streams are gone

>olly got2gud for us

who do you guys watch paint these days?





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Character Design Contest, SICP VN Projekt

Drawfriends, I am running a character design contest for cash money prizes. Visit /tech/ and find the thread on the SICP VN Projekt for details.


You can also email me for the contest rules: sicpvn@cock.li

Prizes are 10 or 25 dollars for a winning design, best artwork in the contest gets an additional 100 dollars. Looking for character designs to support a visual novel where you will do a class at MIT for Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs. The characters should be anime-style and be normal human beings, although anime style is very generous gives some room for different body shapes and sizes. Basically it is a visual novel about normal students and such, so Ben Bitdiddle shouldn't have elven ears or be a Lich aww yisss, Overlord-style. Anyway, I'm announcing this contest here to give you a chance to enter and win, email me with any questions and if you choose to enter, good luck!

Contest closes at the end of 2015.

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Bob Ross "The Joy of Painting"

>Twitch.tv streaming all 403 episodes of Bob Ross' "The Joy of Painting" in a Bob Ross marathon

>42K+ viewers


Truly inspirational stuff, Bob Ross, I can have his videos playing for ages in the background.

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making the switch to digital

Okay /art/, I've been traditional art for a while now and I want to jump to digital. It's been some time since I did draw digitally. Problem is I have no idea how or where to start.

>inb4 just do it

I tried but I just can't seem to get the hang of it. How do I make that jump to digital?

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Ebin Pepe

Hay u guis! Rate mah smug pepe mask I made.


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art for the 23rd

Hello /art/, /operate/ BO here.

So i decided that it'd be a good idea if multiple boards had their own thread to actively discuss this, rather than just having all discussion take place in that one /operate/ thread.

If you have any questions about this, then please feel free to ask them here or in the /operate/ thread here: >>>/operate/38319

Below are the rules for this contest:


1.This should ideally be an original piece.

2.The 8chan logo must be included somewhere in the piece.

3.It being 8chans 2nd birthday should also be mentioned. The "2nd" needs to be emphasized, i.e., "happy 2nd birthday" rather than just "happy birthday"

4.photoshop mashups (simply putting the logo & birthday mention on a random image) , post screencaps, and other non-drawn low effort works are unlikely to be chosen.

5.The final piece has to be posted in the /operate/ thread.

6.The deadline for the artwork is October 23rd.

optional: You may include any board of your choosing to be featured alongside your artwork.

Note: Since this will be featured on the homepage, the larger the image the better.

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Draw something

Only images made with oekaki allowed in this thread
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Attempting improvement

Can I get some criticism of these three drawings?

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ok so lets star from scratch. in this thread we discuss fundamentals and the best way to approach them.
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Propping up your drawing board/surface at an angle

Do any of you use something to prop-up your drawing board when drawing on a horizontal surface? (like a table easel or self-made prop up aids?)

I hear it can help with stopping yourself from arching over your drawings too much (which'd probably help prevent back/neck problems) and wonder what your thoughts are on the matter

Also, how much of angle would you prop your board up?

pics related

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Request thread... where is it?

Wheres the request thread? Please tell me :c thx (heres a shitty drawing of a eye)

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Delusional Artist Tales

Can we start a "delusional artist tales" thread? Kind of like /fit/'s "fat people stories" threads.

I'll start.

>be me

>be a couple of months ago

>working on a project on photoshop

>pretty much one of the most knowledgeable guy on photoshop besides the teacher himself

>not surprising this is a 3d graphics class. no one has touched photoshop before. just coming in on my free time to work

>teacher sends someone to me

"Hey this is student wants to learn photoshop. He seems really interested at your skills."


"Yeah, sure. I'd be happy to show him around."

>sit him down give him a rundown of the basics. brush, lasso, eraser, hardness, flow and opacity.

"My sister draws anime a lot. So drawing is in my blood."

>red flag

"Oh that's cool. Here I'm going to give you a basic exercise. You need to make this circle appear 3d by shading it in. Just black and white its pretty simple."

>give him a brief lesson on shading and how shadows work

>leave him alone. he should be fine right?

>come back 10 minutes later, literally googling images of half naked anime chicks

"How's the sphere doing?"

"Oh it's too hard besides no one in Japan draws like this."

>fuck me

"Oh, is that so... lemme see how far you've gone."


>maybe he gave up. I get frustrated too sometimes. open up brush history.

>nothing. its like the moment i left he just decided to do whatever the fuck he wanted

"Look man, you gotta at least try. Try drawing stuff until you feel comfortable."


>paint bucket. black. fill.

>brush. bright magenta. squiggly lines

>bright yellow. big circle.

>glance at him once in a while. this takes him half an hour

"Hey! Look! I'm finished!"

>cringe a little at the mess. am too nice to say anything bad about it.

"Uhh... it's colorful. I has a bit too much contrast but... what is it suppose to be?"

"A volcano lit by the luminescence of the full moon."

>acts like his magnum opus

"Good job. Here, I want you to draw at least one picture a day to get better."

"Screw this. This is too much work."

Pic related. It's my best recreation of it.

I stopped going to that class. Last time I saw him he was trying to convince me he's trained in the arts of Assassin's Creed and tried to stab me in the neck with a pencil.

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So ive been working on trainer game sort of similar to akabur games

I managed to get a concept build and ive started to look around for artists who can do commissions and stuff

So /art/ How do I find normal artists, from the few small forums ive gone to, most artists are fucking obsessed with drawing furry shit or are just generally shitty people who are impossible to work with

Are there any actual artists who aren't tumblr tier butt mad autists? Where do I find them?

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Good brands of colored pencils that won't eat my wallet?

I'm poor and need more colored pencils, are there any brands that are good, yet not super expensive? I heard roseart was pretty ok.

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I am a newfag to making art and I am often frustrated because I am too poor to buy a graphics pad and I torrented PS but the mouse is just a piece of shit for it. Any recommendations for programs or hardware that is cheap?

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I don't know how to put variety in realistic looking ears.

Is there anything listing ear traits by ethnicity (X are open, y have long lobes ect) or such?

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So I got an intous tablet medium size and paint tool size.

I literally know nothing about them or drawing, and the videos I can find are rather specific.

Anybody have videos on optimizing these two together or something? Would be appreciated.

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Individual Study Thread

In this thread, post studies you do on an individual basis. I'm (indeed) coming from /dpd/! It's only fair, after /loomis/ dissolved, for me to honor his decision and to help bring this board up.

Ideas: tonal studies, color studies, compositional studies, portrait studies, anatomy studies, etc







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Looking at my drawings makes me feel very uncomfortable and cringe. How do I really improve myself?

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I have a bit of fear, anons.

I'm about to pick up drawing for the first time in ages. I've read the guides and I've saved a few tutorials for myself to help me get started. I've also read much of your advice.

However, one nagging doubt has always bothered me: whether practicing can truly lead to improvement or not. Every time I remember this advice, I am reminded of the countless numbers of DA people who have owned accounts for 15 years, yet have improved very little. They start off with their art looking like Sonichu, and their latest works end up looking the same as they did in the beginning. Are some individuals, no matter how hard they practice, destined to meet this fate?

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Rule 1: Use only these letters: &, I, A, O.

Rule 2: Do whatever the fuck you want.

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Pet peeve #43517: bad signatures

Does anyone else feel like a lot of painters take a giant shit on their work when it comes to signing it?

I want to build a cropped selection of bad signatures, care to contribute?

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Traditional Methods for Concept Art?

Do you think Concept Art for movies, games and advertisment done with traditional art techniques like oil, watercolor or markers can work nowadays?

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any tips on drawing faces? I can never get it to seem right.

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SFM Thread?

Didn't see any threads about SFM. What's /art/'s take on it? Any of you guys use it?

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Unknown artwork

Can someone name me this artwork and/or the name of the artist? Reverse image turns up nothing.

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Heil Hitler!

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Artist Block

whenever i want to draw i never have any ideas, or when i do know what to draw i always get sad because i cant do it

i feel like i lost that feeling i used to get when i first started drawing

what i'm asking is what do you guys do when you have an artist block or feel like your drawings are bad

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my art like?

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expensive cake


75 million dollars and they look worse than gumbi.

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Levelup interviews Craig Mullins

Some advice and stories from the man himself

(45 minutes long)

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Best Way to Learn to Art

Before you say anything, yes, I've read your stickies. I've torrented a few artbooks, I've looked up resources and tutorials.

I cannot draw currently, and to be honest I haven't started trying. I'm not sure if my approach will be flawed or not.

You see, the common advice I see given to get into art is "draw a lot". I can get that and I appreciate the simplicity, but I'm worried it's not that simple.

Let me describe my worst fear: I grind out hundreds of shitty drawings and all I get out of it is I learn how to efficiently draw a bad drawing.

What I keep thinking is, if I do it wrong 100 times, what's to say I'll get it right on the 101st?

Is it really as simple as pick a reference and just try to draw it as accurately as possible? Am I over thinking this?

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People who learned how to draw later in life.

It seems like all good artists started drawing during their childhood or early teens. Can you post some example of people who started to learn how to draw in their mid-20s or later, and are at least somewhat good? People who draw cartoons and weeb shit are fine too I guess. Bonus points if they have a blog or something so you can study their progress.

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I can't persuade myself to go on.

Even if I practice 8 hours per day, as if it were a fucking job, I will still not be as good as a high-functioning autistic child prodigy by the time I'm 30.

The reward for being as good as the HFA prodigy is that I will be able to contribute images to someone's Tumblr, which will be lost in two years when the Filipino slave moderators mistakenly delete it because they thought they saw a boob.

I can't fucking do this. There is no hope. Where's the hope? Where'd it go?
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my shitty webcomic

Are my drawings an eyesore or should i suck it up and write my shitty webcomic with my current skills?

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Help with anxiety

Hello /art/, i know this question might have been answered a thousand times or probably more, and maybe my answer it's on the FAQ of this board, but I've been looking for help to deal with this strange force of mine that prevents me from picking up a pencil and learn the core fundamentals of drawing and i don't know how to deal with this, and the only advises I've been getting is to just simply do it.

The last instance where i was practicing drawing was 5 months ago but i had to quit due to having to study for exams and ever since then i haven't had the feel to draw anything.

The site i was using to practice drawing back then were the lessons from drawabox.com but even then i didn't thought i was going on the right direction.

I did, however, picked some books to learn drawing but i don't think they are for absolute beginners like me. I've been even reading the Power of Habit to start incorporating practicing drawing as a daily routine but i still haven't figured out how to find a cue that could make me want to start practicing more drawing.

I've been also considering just taking art courses but at the moment all of them are not available and even still i keep thinking they're not for me.

And apologies for the blog post and if I'm writing this on the wrong board, i just don't know where to find a solution to this.

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POV-Ray Raytracer Art

More here: https://mscharrer.net/povray/

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What is this artstyle?

Been really digging the cd cover art that this guy named Jeroen Advocaat does. Does anyone know what this artstyle would even be called? Or where I could go to fin some similar stuff?

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whiteboard chat


Practice drawing and talk to other /art/ists.

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Any of you with Zbrush?

What can you tell me about it?

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How do you deal with the common 'everything I draw is shit' attitude, especially when you have to draw something by a deadline.

I took a class and I have 2 weeks to finish. Before that I was pretty confident with my work but suddenly I feel utter shit about it now.

It doesn't help that I'm a beginner too who doesn't have alot of experience.

But I really need to do this, I don't want to quit- the project's subject is pretty close to me and it's something I really have a passion for, that must be why I'm feeling so vulnerable. I won't go into detail about it because it's too long.

Is there anyway to combat this or fix this?

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3D Sculpture

Hi /art/, could any of you cool cats rate my sculpt?

Made in Mudbox
Based off Beethoven's facial structure
First time doing hair
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Weird Green graph board that all japanese artists seem to have

What the hell is this green board and why do so many manga artists- artists in general have it??? Whats so special about it??

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Art burn

How do you deal with losing interest in your art?

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Questions :>

Hello o/

Im going to the art middle-school this year and i wanted to try Opencanvas 6 so i bought graphic tablet (bamboo MTE-450) yesterday. First time it just feels wierd but after hour of making circles and stuff, i tried to create something …

So i got some questions :

- Opencanvas 6 or Paint tool Sai ?

- Which tablet is best for animations/painting?

(Also my english is not perfect so exuse my grammar ^^)


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Goodbye, /loomis/!

>When it comes to traffic and subsequent retention of users, this board is beyond disrepair.

>I urge you to seek art-related discussion on one of 8chan's other art boards, most notably >>/art/ (the fastest current art board on 8chan) or perhaps >>/dpd/. In the end, it was naive of an artist of my low-caliber to entertain the thought of maintaining his own board. Thank you all and…

>keep drawing, my friends.



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Music production board

Hey, /art/. Some of you might be interested in >>>/musicprod/

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How exactly does one do an art study?

Hey everyone! I'm totally new to 8 chan so please be gentle.

Anyway I'm trying to improve lately and the one thing any artist I follow says is the best way to improve is through studies.

Over time I believe I've come to do studies for things like gesture and figures in perspective (20p in Posemaniacs in 1pt perspective; at least 20 minutes in Quickposes getting the figure; do these two once a day, everyday). My question is how one performs an anatomy study?

I'm asking because while researching studies one video described that there is an inherent difference between studying something and copying it. Both yield results but there is a way to do things.

So i was wondering if you all had a process to study things like anatomy or if there is something I need to keep in mind while doing studies?

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Has anyone had the same problem I have right now? A big mistake I've made throughout my self-teaching is only focusing on drawing. I never color, so when I do try my drawings always end up looking flat.

I've been drawing for years, but less than half that time have I actually attempted to color them. Just wondering if you guys have advice or have experienced the same thing I'm going through right now.

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Git Gud Counting Game

- Every day that you post a drawing, you add 1 to your counter.
- Every day that you do not post anything, you remove 3.
- Extra drawings will not give you extra points.
- Continuing one of your previous drawings will not add you points, but will prevent them from being removed.
- Quality, subject matter, and art style aren't important, but scribbles don't count. Sketches and photo studies are fine.
- You can use drawings that you did elsewhere as long as they were drawn the same day. (for example if you fill a request in a draw thread in another board)