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We're All Gonna Make It Bruh

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Welcome to /loomis/ !

This board is intended for the discussion of a variety of artistic subjects, with an emphasis on fine art, applied art, and animation.

If you're looking for books, video lectures and demonstrations on these subjects, please see the /loomis/ resource hub located at: http://www.8ch.net/loomis/hub.html

Keep drawing, my friends.

8chan art ring:


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OC art from other boards on 8chan. If you happen to see a cool piece of 8chan-themed art post it here
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I like the design; good work.


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Not entirely my design. I put some personal touches in, but Pimp Lich /tg/-tan has been floating around for a couple years.



>Pimp Lich /tg/-tan

Is there an origin story? I've always wondered why he is dressed that way.


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According to pieced together lore and wild assumptions, the original /tg/-tan, a scruffy neckbeard, did not survive the exodus to 8chan quite as well as /v/ did, so he rebuilt himself as a techno-lich of some kind. The flaming hat is likely the burning fires of autismal creativity, and the coat apparently contains some kind of hellish conglomeration of souls. Presumably representing the various legendary stories, characters, and events that have transpired on the old /tg/.


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>the various legendary stories, characters, and events that have transpired on the old /tg/.

Miko RIP

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What's your end goal? What do you hope to be able to accomplish, if anything?
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I'm what can be called a doodler, but I would like to grow some sort of skill and make a comic and start doing serious illustrations some day. I'm an old fag, so I don't think I'll ever get as good as some of you, but it is fun to try.



I'm 31 and I just started a few years ago too so I know the anxiety inherent in starting late like that.





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>>3790 here (I think, most of my (Yous) are gone)

I don't think my lust is as strong a drive as it used to be.

These days especially I feel myself yearning more and more for illustrations pertaining to subjects that really matter to me, such as formal logic and big heavy tits. It would be nice to couple the two deeply and tightly.


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i want to make good art

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Where Does the Time Go? edition

Old Thread: >>4083

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Okay so I did the Bargue Course at one of the few places left that still takes them seriously. I spent months and months doing them and I'm fairly familiar with their history as well as other similar courses made during the same time. Not jerking myself off, just thought I'd provide a little background.

Basically they're really good drawings with a lot of very solid qualities to be teased out from them. That being said, it's difficult to actually do that yourself. They can be very deceptive and some things like their straight lines or their very delicate use of flat 2D shapes in the rendering is often missed by people if not told to them (often repeatedly). There are other things to be learned through them like keying a drawing in steps, blocking in, light shape and so on that you don't really get without an instructor.

Also, not to put anyone down but getting to that point where you really hammer in the level of accuracy they're supposed to have is really difficult to do. Bargue Fatigue is something A LOT of students experience where you can tell that it really drains them because they're at that point where their eyes can barely see what to correct so a lot of the time people get depressed not being able to see the flaw. That is something not easy to force yourself to do, at least at first and having someone that can every day point to the flaws in the drawing really helps push you beyond your own perception where your ability to see accurately needs to catch up.

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>go ninja go ninja go!

Draw nig-ga draw nig-ga draw!



When I tried it I could recreate the contours fairly accurately but when it came to values and rendering I simply didn't know what to do to progress-it probably would have been nice to have a teacher to bully me at the time. Now that I've spent some time in an atelier I feel like maybe I could push myself to complete a few plates but idk.


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Looking good. Face looks a little narrow-note the sloping angle of the cheek on the right side.

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Commissions open

Looking for a webcomic artist that charges $25 per page?

Email me [email protected]

Pic related is a rough sample of what you'll be getting.

Crits and comments welcomed.

Follow me on twitter


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I heard he traces.



He probably does.



Stop shitting up Krautpol, also kill yourself, you succ.



B-but m-muh /pol/ OC that's constantly getting banned from all /pol/ boards…!

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So you guys are all really talented and shit, and I wish I could learn from you. The "problem" is that I want to draw in the Annie-Mae and Mango styles. What are some resources for complete retards when it comes to that?

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Are we just posting random anime sh*t now



>slice of life

I think you mean moe or school life shit nigga


and it's still gay.


fuk off, /a/ weeaboo




No fuk u slayer was an ok show that's still better then weeb shit today


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Slayers is weebshit that is somehow more repetitive than InuYasha.




>comes into an /a/ thread

>complains about /a/-shit

Kill yourself already you fat saucer nippled nigger retard



Wow, just wow! I literally can't even rn smh

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Things like these shouldn't make me mad, but they do.

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Yes. Take a look at this https://saltyicecream.tumblr.com/post/164066538324/2d-animation-smearing

>inb4 Tumblr

I wanted to avoid this, but it's actually really well done.





I like big anime tiddies fuck realism






I like big anime tiddiddly-ho but with a hint of realism, like gravity affecting them a lot.

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Eh, /ic has one so let's start one too.

What skill level do I have to be at to start creating my own characters? I want to be at the point where i no longer have to practice the fundamentals constantly and I can improve by making my own things.

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Find a torrent of Vilppu's anatomy lessons. It's the best way.


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I want into digital painting like >>5796 . Should I wait until I'm able to fucking draw something with lineart, then do it or is it fine to learn both side by side? If it's fine, are there any good resources for it in specific?

Also, since when does the board have a background?


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I want into digital painting like >>5796 . Should I wait until I'm able to fucking draw something with lineart, then do it, or is it fine to learn both side by side? If it's fine, are there any good resources for it in specific?

Also, since when does the board have a background?

pls don't doublepost



Drawing and painting are pretty closely related, but in general drawing is considered a bit more remedial and a good place to start. If you want to do that kind of "impasto-style" painting you could find some artists that make use of that method and study what they do for some inspiration while you work things out for yourself.

Apart from the anon who kindly posted a video in the drawing thread, one guy to look into might be "Daarken" who has a lot of material on his site, he too works primarily in that manner where it's more like a traditional painting workflow.



There's also ctrlpaint.com which is a pretty definitive point of reference for digital drawing and painting.



So since you used me as an example, I thought I'd throw in a quick answer.

Personally I don't have too much of a problem getting into painting early but it depends on how you do it. If you don't have much of an understanding of the principals involved well it tends not to go too well but the same goes for drawing.

The way I did a lot of my learning was by doing a lot of charcoal mass-drawings (mostly figures and casts) so I could use a dry medium but still work with shapes and values as if it was paint. I should mention that I spent weeks on these drawings so it's not some quickie charcoal sketches. I also worked a lot in oils and learned a lot from that but it was based on what I had learned in charcoal. I should also mention that I did frequent pencil drawings of live models for a few years.

I would recommend reading Harold Speed's book The Practice and Science of Drawing. It also addresses your question in the book and dedicates a lot of time to it.


Oh yeah. If someone is starting out, don't try and paint like how I did in that video. It really gives a false impression of how I work. I used that process because I had a very clear idea of how I wanted the image to be and I was comfortable enough with mass drawing that I knew I could "fix" it, no matter how ugly the beginning steps were. Better to try and work in a much cleaner way.

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Music & Art (41 files) (22 Art-related files) >>>/zundel/866

Allen W. Seaby - Drawing for Art Students and Illustrations.pdf

Andrew Loomis - Figure Drawing; For All It's Worth; A Book of Fundamentals for an Artistic Career.pdf

C. E. Clement & L. Hutton - Artists of the Ninteenth Century and their Works Vol. II.pdf

Charles Sumner - The Best Portraits in Engraving.epub

Drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci.pdf

Esther Singleton - Great Pictures As Seen and Described by Famous Writers.epub

Ethel Puffer Howes - The Psychology of Beauty.epub

Exhibition of Early German Art.pdf

F. B. Tarbell - A History of Greek Art.epub

George B. Bridgman - Constructive Anatomy.pdf

H. M. Cundall & C. Geoffrey Holme - Masters of Water-Colour Painting.epub

Harold Speed - The Practice and Science of Drawing.epub

Jasper Salwey - The Art of Drawing in Lead Pencil.pdf

John Charles Van Dyke - A Text-Book of the History of Painting.epub

John W. Beatty - The Relation of Art to Nature.epub

John William Bradley - Illuminated Manuscripts.epub

Michael Bryan - Dictionary of Painters and Engravers.pdf

Raphael Petrucci - Chinese Painters; A Critical Study.epub

The Elder Pliny's Chapters on the History of Art.pdf

The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition.epub

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci.epub

Vachel Lindsay - The Art of the Moving Picture.epub

You're welcome.


Thanks, Ernst

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>using quickposes as a reference for practicing poses

>doing 1000 male poses

>one of the pictures is a cosplayer of Leo from Tekken

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If you live near a large city, you can find at least one art studio that has drop in live drawing sessions. In places like Milwaukee and Chicago it's around $15 for 3 hour session







>face and expression drawing

>a perceived 70-80 percent is nonwhite



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If you like slav qt's, 500px is a decent source. I also use it for inspiring subject material. Just punch in a word or two and get back a bunch of nice images to choose from.

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Does /loomis/ have a board-tan? seems appropriate, if not!

I thought maybe it could be a robot girl who hates her art but is trying to improve. Also, since the sketch lines would always have to show as part of her design, the very act of drawing her is a means of improving your drawing skill, because it forces you to think about the shapes that comprise her.

what do you guys think? I wasn't sure what to name her, suggestions?

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And that's the story of how /loomis/ gave everyone a fetish for wood.


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Cute. I like it though I think you kind of unintentionally gave her what looks like a unibrow!


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> unintentionally gave her what looks like a unibrow

Sure did. I was trying to evoke the flat planes on the wooden model's head while adding more features.



This one's my favorite.

Remember, a good mascot is easy to draw.

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Share your daily struggles and other art-related feels here.

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Used to struggle with reoccurring RSI despite stretches, breaks and fixing posture. This is what finally helped and recovery and it was so quick once I started doing them, it seemed like a miracle.

Just make sure you train the whole forearm instead of just doing curls and also strengthen the back and shoulders. Take it slow and avoid activities that caused the injury for at least a month while you do the exercises.



same problem here anon,if i begin in 2013 I could probably create cool stuff.

good look for you.



It's never too late to start! Good luck to you


Gonna be honest, after years of making fun of shitty artists on deviantart. It's a surreal feeling having that gun turned on yourself.

Admittedly, tons of the people I made fun of were already a-holes and didn't really try to improve (Or even learn the basics!) but still…


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I don't blame people for finding people that suck and seem completely oblivious to it absolutely hilarious, but at the same time I think it's too easy to get caught up in the schadenfreude dopamine addiction and we end up sabotaging our own efforts in the end if we're not careful.

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How to draw cars? Are there any must know techniques, tips, tutorials, and books?

While I am not too bad of an artist otherwise, cars, especially aerodynamic ones, were something that I always struggled with. Judging by how little people draw cars or just stick to simplified or cartoonish designs, others seem to have difficulties with them as well.

My current method is printing out lightened reference photo, draw over it by breaking it into basic 3D figures and then do whole thing in reverse on the actual drawing.However, it is somewhat tedious and not very efficient when I just want to draw something from real life.


Amazon's got How To Draw Cars The Hotwheels Way, by Scott Robertson. He's pretty good, I've got a few of his other books.



Honestly, it's all about 3d views, what i mean by that is that you must think of your drawing as a 3d object constructed of blocks and shiet.


I know of an artist who draws a lot of cars, she has a website and regularly responds to things people ask her, which is called Titan Atelier.

Just go to her most recent post (which is currently this titanatelier.com/blog/game-of-the-year-material-for-the-intellectual) and ask for advice.



me the intellectual weeaboo


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It's just a shitpost title about a game she played recently.

I only realised after the fact that I should probably post examples of her art.

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What drawing tablets should I buy? Is there any difference between them?

I'm considering getting this one.

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New Fag here at what point do I need to get a tablet? Should I just keep working in my actual skills on paper or does it not matter?



You can and should get a tablet ASAP, just don't settle for a shitty one. Get either the Huion WH1409 or the Wacom Intuos Large so you can have decent control the extra money is well worth it.

(It'd be even worth getting a part time job specifically for that purpose and putting your two weeks notice in almost immediately if necessary)



In the mean time you should definitely stick with pencil and paper though, yeah


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>tfw want to upgrade from my small wacom tablet, but I'm a poorfag and the drivers for monoprice/huion tablets run like dogshit in my computer.

It's a special kind of hell.



Work extra hours to get something good (or start working, period-at least for a time). With the time you waste fuggin' around with a piece of sh*t tablet even the most expensive Cintiq model will have paid itself off in a few weeks' time and I'm not even joking.

Get a used Intuos 4+ Large my dude

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