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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 illustration and animation.

If you're looking for books, video lectures and demonstrations on these subjects, please see the /loomis/ resource hub located at:


Keep drawing, my friends.

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>You didn't start drawing until your late 20s

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Motivation is kinda shit, to be honest.

Draw like it's your task, your job.

Just do it. Just do your drawing. No buts, not excuses. You haven't drawn today? Tough luck, you don't get to sleep until you have drawn something.

If you're waiting for motivation then you'll be chasing a shadow.

If you force yourself then that might not sound like a lot of fun, but I have found out that, even if it takes a few days to kick in, that I actually kinda like the stuff I did during my drills.

But yeah, "motivation" has too much attached to it, too much rationalization.

Too much doubt.

"do I really feel inspired? I don't know. Probably not since I don't feel super duper stoked to draw."

And thus you don't draw that day, when even doing simple exercises like connecting two dots with a straight freehand line would have given you at least some hand eye coordination gains.

Also, bumping to offset the accidental sageru.



Good points. Something I've learned about motivation is that you have to be honest about what things you desire that actually have an emotional charge to them.

We all want a million things for various reasons, but there are a few particular items that when we envision us having them, we have a strong emotional reaction to, usually feeling good. The problem is we may attach negative judgements to our desires. We may think the reflect poorly on our idealized character or that desiring things leads stress related to obtaining them. We may think that the effort required to obtain them should be put forth toward more noble pursuits.

This leaves people in a perpetual state of waiting around to be motivated. Either new desires need to come along or the idealized desires need become sufficiently emotionally charged to move one towards action. Life experience suggests that these two things rarely occur if at all.

Instead we should embrace that which emotionally moves us and feed those desires everyday. I don't know if there is anything humans are as good at consisitently doing as they are at yearning for their desires. If we can transmute this yearning into a constant reminder to take up our practice, we should have a constant source of motivation that should be self-perpetuating.



But I like drawing butts



Butts are great, I draw them, too.

But how many butts are there in relation to something like Frank Frazetta illustrations nowadays.

He has butts, too, by the way, but not much along those ways.

Where are the old masters of illustration gone?

Do you think they would all be drawing porn today, too?

Hello, Rockwell is my name, here's my patreon.

I illustrate only the finest rule 34, please consider becoming a patreon.

And Rockwell isn't even all that special.


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Last thread is autosaging and seeing this on the front page usually motivates people to draw, though they usually don't post.

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(((Golem Princess)))



Oy vey, goy! That is one meshuggah golem princess. Really makes me want to give the old schmeckle a tickle


Dice rollRolled 28 (1d99)




Personally, I think it would be better if she wasn't some chick in a suit. It makes her pretty generic.


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>tfw no Krita gf


I can't believe this program is free; it's improved so much since its first release as far as stability's concerned, too. Some dude's even working on an animation plugin for it. Does anyone know any legit non-Toon Boom or Flash animation software in the interim? So far I've tried Synfig Studio and Pencil2D and they were both unimaginably shitty.
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New Krita release, fuckers!


(just a bug fix release again)



>>clean up computer, reinstall new loonix OS

>>cannot install or launch krita beyond v. 2.9

If you are using an nvidia card, and run the proprietary drivers, and have multiple monitors:

If you're not sure how to work xorg.confs:

Check your settings (nvidia-settings, a gui for that) to see if you have xinerama enabled.

If so, disable xinerama and set your monitors to all the same "x screen", like "x screen 0".

xinerama is old and outdated, if you do the above then RandR will be used and then Krita 4.x will run no problem.


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Note, you have to run it as root or have the proper privileges to run nvidia-settings in a way to write to xorg.conf

if you don't know how that works and you have kde on your system, run:

kdesu nvidia-settings

Then set them all to the same x screen there and then write that to xorg.conf

This is just so the "screen setup" itself is written, you can still change resolutoin and stuff on the fly as a regular user. But if you want a proper setup on boot, write it as root.

Also, it might be necessary to add the following to your "autostart at login/GUI session" way of choice:

nvidia-settings –load-config-only &

To automatically load your personal regular user settings.

By the way, cintiq pro 24 and 32 both work on Linux just fine, with two drawbacks, one of which is being worked on, partly by myself.

The first drawback is that the express key remote, which has three 'modes' for the ring key keybindings, only has one mode, no matter how many times you press the central button.

The second drawback is that the cintiqs own 'utility touch buttons' on the top right don't work except the display interface chooser (like HDMI, displayport and co).

Or rather, they work, but there is no Linux utility yet that intercepts them and creates an onscreen keyboard or spawns a tablet configuration utility.

The only way to configure the tablet (but that works 100% for everything else the tablet and remote can do) is via xsetwacom.

Oh, right, and a gnome engineer has been working with Wacom to allow firmware upgrade flashing on Linux, so you won't need a dual boot for that, either.

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>proprietary driver

There's nothing wrong with nouveau, last time I tried nvidia proprietary driver, it was buggy and also the tty render like shit.



The opposite is true for me, or at least used to.

I never bothered to check again. (I'm a slackware user, aka, it's been a long time since I tried nouveau).

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"Got 'em!"

A thread for people of all skill levels to dump their works-in-progress and studies

Draw shit. Draw it a lot. Git gud. Maybe

Live Figure Models




Random Poses (3D Models)


Gesture and Figure Drawing Demonstrations

Glenn Vilppu: https://youtu.be/aOtVUHgJqQk ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0bd0_8onkA

Karl Gnass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw-piPn9d6Q&list=PLUnqAdGfhZZh7y_-tLZkacyShqy8RRpSU ; https://youtu.be/OcHZITz9GM4

Sheldon Borenstein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q19Y-gZIs9M

3-D Anatomical Models

Some select models from Sketchfab, useful for anatomy and perspective study.

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Keep going, maybe you'll become bored of these and will try something more constructive eventually, but until then even drawing these will give you gains.


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Probably. It's definitely easier if I'm using a photo reference, like in today's. The problem is that the book at least gives the impression it's intended for figure invention, instead of study.

Anyway, next lesson is anatomy, and I need to also mix in studying skulls, with this, too.

Though thankfully I'll likely have more time to do that, soon.



Its for invention, too. But he clearly has life drawing examples in his book, too.

Anyway, tehres also a DVD of it, I'll upload it later.


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Yeah, I'm starting to see that.

At this point I think I'll have to start re-watching/catching up on, Proko stuff. Since it's the same material, and seems to be the same approach.



I cannot find it on my harddrive, it might have gotten lost in the big (sadly unmirrored) harddrive crash of 2015.

I have some vintage (it's in black and white even) Robert Beverly Hale, though.

Good stuff.


This is pretty rare, I think, unless it's not. I don't even know, anyway, have ten lesson videos by a literally old master.

Also, in the meantime I have found the Hampton videos but it's too much to upload at the moment.

Analytical Figure drawing is the name though.


Yeah, proko is pretty good, too. Or, at least used to be.

I mean, he's still good but I stopped watching his stuff when he became obsessed with throwing money at shitty skits and 3Dcg skeletons.

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

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pretty much this >>10109

If you hang out on tumblr you'll get blacks, pop culture and degenerates, pixiv usually has lewds, anime and manga, and so on for other sites. You also fail to realize that maybe it's because it sells. Every artist would like to become famous and land jobs with his original concepts, but the truth is that it's higly unlikeable. So while nudes gives you money, you can still draw whatever in your free time, since now you're economically stable (for an artist).


Reminder that drawing pornographic images is committing and contributing to the sin of lust and is against the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ.


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I fucking hate hands so much. Five tutorials and I still can't draw them for shit.



Draw the bones fam, draw the frick out of them.


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>want to work on project

>spent day running errands/with appointments

>get back at like 18:15

>say I'm not going to work on project, because I'll be tired

>draw for fun, instead

>end up working on project, anyway

I'd ask somebody to stop me, but we're clearly past the point of reason.

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Insufficient Memory edition

old thread: >>7517

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It's that requestfag? I've seen him around /v/ and /co/ too. What a faggot, he should just learn how to draw.



He could have, I admit I may have been a little harsh with a permanent ban right off the bat so I was at one point willing to hear him out, perhaps rescind his ban and tolerate him as long as he stopped asking people to draw shit for him whenever he was around, but that's not happening now. Considering he relies on tracing and what was supposedly posted earlier that makes the origin of some of his "references" truly disturbing.

There are as many ips out there as there are grains of sand in the desert so I'm sure we haven't seen the last of him one way or another, but if I see an ip that I suspect is him without a long post history he'll be dealt with again.

Considering people like this don't tend to take this sort of thing with good humor I am anticipating retaliatory action on his part. Make sure you use the global report function so that any posts containing dubious material are put in cold storage for the global mods and authorities to investigate later.



>instead you flooded a thread with links that claimed to contain actual child porn

So that's what that was about same link was on /loli/ too


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Page 84

"Zhongmeshi isn't a real word."

So yeah, back of hiatus, will be updating bi-weekly, due to my real life.

In regards to the page, now that I'm putting the "commentary" on the patreon's pages, I'll refrain from boring you all with the details, and just say "they're there" and you can find them if you want to.Though I will point out that I legit kind of want a hoodie like Papi's, here. I really like the design I came up for, for it.

Oh, and here's a sketch I did of some later idea I want to incorporate, and giving Max a sort of "psyched up on adrenaline" attitude.

Thanks for having faith I'd be back. And with you guys at least, I feel justified in telling you a small extra thing.

Come finishing the current WIP, I'm going to be doing something that'll let me speed up the workflow dramatically. So yeah, "stay tuned" and all that.


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>The more effort you put on it, the more time it consume.

Why it's such a pain to do at your best?


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Stop doing your best. Start doing your fastest and funnest.

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-See weekly theme.

-Draw. It doesn’t matter what, or how, as long as it’s related to the theme.


-Repeat next week.

Old thread: >>6209

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It's kind of stretching it, but I really wanted to practice perspective. Doing blacks with 0.5 mm pencil tip was a bad idea in hindsight.


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Kinda shit, but I did it last minute here, so whatevs.


What are we supposed to be feeling here? Almost feels like a rough-in of a dialogue heavy comic panel; the kid explaining something they're not too keen to.


Looking good. The wrapping lines around the hose looks flat in spots. I hate drawing guns in perspective.



That's hot


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Next theme:


19th of AUGUST



>Almost feels like a rough-in of a dialogue heavy comic panel; the kid explaining something they're not too keen to.

Kind of. It's from a little story about the food industry. The idea is the kid is talking with her grandma. The old lady is ranting about GMOs and all the artificial crap wrapped up in shiny colored packages the girl's been conditioned to crave for. So she must look bored, skeptical and ashamed at the same time.

Wish I had the will to draw the whole thing.

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I'm creating a art zine focusing on alternative manga/comic, please check the https://github.com/mtk538/Zine for more info about what we're looking for, themes etc.

Pic rel is Cover page WORK IN PROGRESS

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>failing to get dubs on a slow board


Quick update, except for comics, we're doing actually ok, got some photography and glitch art submissions, possible comic strip and a written short story.

If you're interested to submit something, visit https://mtk538.neocities.org/zine.html . I update it frequently, so you always know what we still need, and what we're full on.


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It's been a while. 7 months in fact, but its here.

First issue of the zine is out, and you can download it at https://blackfogzine.org/

Enjoy :3



Congratulations lad





Hey, look, I know you already got the first issue out, but if you're after a comic to feature, you're free to use mine, as long as you credit me.


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/co/ here, keep your filthy tumblrfags away from our board.

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>Art criticism and anatomical study

That's oil and water, /co/fag.



Nice bait anon, but I don't think people here would stoop low enough to browse your muh style


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>bumping this thread for no reason

>linking to reddit

This is the drawfag board, not the board for Tumblr.



kys both (You) and tumblr. Cuckchan now says that a literal who Patreon porn artist is to blame.

If you have copies of full-res images of worth you downloaded from Tumblr, DON'T FUCKING DELETE THEM FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES.

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Take like 2-5 minutes.

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I've already gone off topic, there isn't any harm in posting more



This is mesmerizing. I want put my dick hand through it.


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How could you do this


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Where there's a will, there's a way.


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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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That's it, thanks.

>tfw just came up with another story I still can't draw in my second year of learning the basics



Scott Robertson's How to Draw is really good at introducing perspective and how to create volume. Working through it first should help build a solid foundation.



>dem "The Art of" books

Where do you get your art books?




I made a drawing thread on /b/, just to get some practice in, I am really shit, and told some anon I am trying to get better, dude gave my a mega link with all these books


Is floating hand or using your wrist/elbow for support better?

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I started to notice that a lot of artists are left handed. To the point where most of the video tutorials I have saved on my hard drive, most of the time it's a lefty artist.

Is there a correlation between left handed people and drawing ability?

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there's a much larger link between artfaggotry and actual degeneracy, and I wouldn't advocate that anyone start acting like a degenerate on the offchance it improves their art



If you draw with both hands at the same time, does that make you gay?



What a tremendous, bulbous jackass you are.

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Long time ago /fur/ used to have weekly threads where everyone drew something based on a theme, with each week having a new theme, and it didn't matter what you drew as long as it was somehow related.

Would you guys be interested of doing something similar? Are there even enough drawfags here to do something like it?

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Forget about the Earth being flat, it's actually a turtle.


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Next theme:


5th of AUGUST

(Thread's past bump, but I'll let it drop some before starting the new one.)


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Jar jar?


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My submission.


That's a one scary Jar Jar.


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Jiminy crickets, how horrifying. Mesa do loves mesa sum Jar-Jar, though.

Sometimes when I’m making the weekly image, I’ll make a version with a more involved joke that I ultimately don’t use so as to not ad any undue influence or squash someone’s idea by having “already done it.” (pic related)


You got some nice subtle pencil texturing going on there.

>>10037 new thread

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