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Anonymous 04/25/2020 (Sat) 05:23:34 No. 1 [Reply]
Welcome to /loomis/ ! This board is intended for the discussion of a variety of artistic subjects, with an emphasis on illustration, painting and animation. If you're looking for books, video lectures and demonstrations on these subjects, please see the /loomis/ resource hub archived at: https://bit.ly/3mW0abp In case of outages, be sure to bookmark the /loomis/ family of boards: https://www.anon.cafe/loomis/ and https://www.8kun.top/loomis
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Non-denominational /loomis/ Drawpile Thread Anonymous 07/06/2020 (Mon) 03:06:34 No. 15 [Reply] [Last]
Drawpile (https://drawpile.net/) is a collaborative drawing and visual shitposting software. Every Sunday at 10pm CST Sunday at 2pm CST/CDT [9pm CET] good /loomis/ boys and girls of all skill levels from across the internet come together for a one-of-a-kind artistic experience. Join us! Drawpile > Session > Join > Host name (splelps.com) > Channel (/loomis/)
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>>675 Like a candy store. So much to enjoy. Brain slurp girls are great but I'm going to say this flower is my favorite :)
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>>687 Looks kinda like a sea lily

Weekly Theme Thread Anonymous 09/28/2020 (Mon) 04:02:17 No. 213 [Reply] [Last]
-See weekly theme. -Draw. It doesn’t matter what, or how, as long as it’s related to the theme. -Post. -Repeat next week.
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>>670 >>669 These are great
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Next theme: JACK-O-LANTERN 1st of November
>>692 These never fail to get a smile out of me.

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Portfolio General Anonymous 10/15/2020 (Thu) 00:31:39 No. 497 [Reply]
Post some of your favorite personal work here along with a link to your preferred social media
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Really not much to be proud of. There's always more work to do! >social media This board is pretty much it, for now. I'm looking forward to getting to that point where I can be proud to bring attention to myself from a wider audience but it always seems like that day keeps getting further off into the distance.
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This is probably my nicest picture. I drew it for the tower girl thread but never ended up finishing it. The greatest social media site on earth is 4chon.me. 4chon will dominate the world.
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>>690 Not too shabby, apart from the bottom of his ribcage being a bit too low it's really not bad. Keep in mind the pit of the neck's relation to the center mass as well, in your pic it appears almost as if his clavicles are one solid piece. The scenery looks great and I like the spear. Keep it up!
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Tower Girls: "Moe" Girls Edition Anonymous 09/17/2020 (Thu) 03:44:47 No. 94 [Reply]
Learning to love again Use your post number or the Random Number Generator at https://www.random.org to roll a number between 1 and 999 to play! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZQOlhv9fcY
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>>672 The unholy power of your own devilish digits compels you!
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While waiting to get my computer back to finish my slug witch I figured I'd start working on my roll
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Punching in the details. I think the pelvis looks weird but I'll correct it later...maybe.

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Draw Thread Anonymous 09/30/2020 (Wed) 02:39:21 No. 349 [Reply] [Last]
Moe Anthropomorphism Edition
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>>651 >A smile crept on to my face while I was working, and I'm not really sure why. drawing cutes will do that
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The rough and the final (I adjusted contrast in GIMP) for comparison. I took a gamble with the hair and used charcoal. I botched it lol I wanted dark hair for this one but I don't have the proper graphite pencils yet. I also failed in the composition as I should have included the full hair style and full arm for context. Also this took me too long to finish because various reasons lol :)
>>682 You did a good job with the emblem on her necklace thing, as well as the pattern on her glove. The face is good as usual and I think you did a better job on the hair than you're giving yourself credit for. I feel like her chest area appears a little bare and some subtle impression of the sternum may have been warranted, however I know it's not always that easy to see. Same with the little triangular furrow that typically appears between the insertion of the anterior deltoid and the pectoralis which admittedly I'm not certain if it's typically visible when the arm is in that position.

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Practice Thread: Floof Edition Anonymous 05/17/2020 (Sun) 18:01:35 No. 3 [Reply] [Last]
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 Resources: Northern Kentucky University Drawing Database - Marc Leone "the Basics" Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtd6uwNFl9k&list=PLMXbAPr21di-Ox-dmDwL2riWedei1dn9S Anatomical 3-D Models: https://pastebin.com/9VgmQQPk Live Figure Models: http://www.onairvideo.com/ Random Figure Poses (3D Models): http://www.posemaniacs.com/ (RIP Flash)

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Experimenting with a bunch of brushes I "acquired". Drawing in a bumpy car, or early parkinsons? You decide.
>>680 QT foxes and woofs; the last one kind of reminds me of that Keke Geminmin fella's animations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lurN4z-Aezs
>>680 I love that sly watercolor fox :D he has that "not sure if serious or..." look :)

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Anonymous 09/16/2020 (Wed) 23:11:37 No. 42 [Reply]
If you could tell your younger self something about learning art what would it be?
I'm possibly the oldest guy here and I think the most important thing that I'd generally recommend (besides not giving up etc.) is to not FUCKING move on from one subject to the next too quickly. I guarantee a lot of my stagnation stems from bailing prematurely when I felt either overly confident, overly challenged or simply bored instead of truly committing things to memory, and while I'm mostly referring to anatomy that really goes for any given kind of study that I've been doing or avoiding this entire time. Even on days where I work from 9:30 am to 8pm and then hang out with my parents until 10 or so I could probably get a dozen decent studies of specific anatomical features like simple bones or muscles done. However what usually happens is I draw a dozen or more one day, think I have everything figured out and go on to do something else, or even do nothing at all for a few days straight. Then I come back to it to find out that I wasn't as smart as I thought I was when confronted with that same subject seen from outside the realm of an individual study which necessitates a lot of wasteful backtracking. I estimate I could draw as much in the practical sense over the four years I've currently been drawing in a single year or less, and more effectively too. I am truly ashamed of how few even rudimentary, sketchy portraits I've done and the amount of 10 minute+ figure drawings etc. despite how important these things obviously are. When I get a bit better I'm going to work on a lesson plan for essentially starting from scratch based both on what I'd learned from other artists and the mistakes I'd made so far and hopefully that will help others avoid the same pitfalls and accelerate their progress. In the meantime I'll have to think of what I'm going to do to proceed myself while keeping everything else in context.
>>92 I look forward to it. I'm just starting and have taken your advice (and op's) to heart. I hope you consider making some sort of guide in the near future, I'd very much like to have a look at it.
>>660 I wish I was in the position to make such a thing, but drawing still isn't particularly intuitive to me just yet, even years after I'd "started" formally. There's a lot of work to be done on my end but I'm warming up to the challenge once again and I hope I do get to that point where I can help many people through my experience. That said, A lot of the books, infographics and other material you will find out there is made in good faith, you just have to try and find the teaching of someone who resonates best with you while remaining unafraid of making less informed personal art even as you become more cognizant of the areas in which it may be lacking.

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Loomis Feels Thread: Treading New Ground Anonymous 09/24/2020 (Thu) 05:18:23 No. 146 [Reply] [Last]
Tell me how you feel
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Feeling pretty good today; it's a little cold but there's no snow and the air is nice and still. It feels pretty invigorating, perfect dog-walkin' weather. How are you lads feelin'
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I've been working through the Draw a Box exercises to improve my fundamental skills. No lie, I couldn't help but feel like the super-rigorous approach was gonna kill my enthusiasm when I started. But after working with some of the techniques more, like ghosting your lines and drawing through your ellipses, I can see how it will all eventually fit together. I just gotta keep at it. >>647 I feel good about drawing again, like it's something I can do for fun and enjoyment, and not some sort of obligation. I was demoralized for a while because I couldn't just enjoy the act of drawing things, usually because I was too focused on my mistakes. So I'd draw less, and not improve, and then when I sat down to draw again, the cycle would repeat. >>606 Not even close, but I am winding up the spring.
>>653 I've felt better about it lately too. Even though I suck by any objective standard I've come to live with the pain and have fun drawing again

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Music Bread Anonymous 09/25/2020 (Fri) 19:11:41 No. 152 [Reply]
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>>611 That was really good. It lays it on a little thick at the end but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Anonymous 08/26/2020 (Wed) 06:37:49 No. 28 [Reply]
What are some good books about getting into traditional painting and color after you've >Mastered Implying. traditional realist drawing? I was dumb enough to try and hone in my drawing skills for years without focus on painting. Now that I've gotten into it, my under drawings translate horribly, I cannot properly mix skin tones, the verdaccio comes through too much on the surface, and even when doing non traditional coloring I still fuck up the form. I need them now more than ever since every passing day seems less and less likely to offer some sort of golden path to a art academy or university for an MFA. I'm legitimately scared help.
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>>617 >Harold Speed Welcome back Atelierfella. Are his words alone on the subject easy to follow? IIRC his book you recommended in the past (https://archive.org/details/practicescienceo00speerich) is in black and white and I've always wondered how that translates into teaching the subject of color specifically, I still haven't really started getting into color much yet anyway but I'm just curious if it translates well. I've seen that he's got great material on values though.
>>618 I guess I didn't entertain the idea that his other book could be in color (but his books are so old I can't imagine that being the case even if I were better able to track it down. REE!)
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>>617 I really like the smooth, slick look of those rock formations by the way; some of the subtler details of the figure-like their waist area for example-are detly captured as well. Good work!
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Krita Anonymous 10/18/2020 (Sun) 03:03:28 No. 533 [Reply]
Krita remains the most versatile and overall best free drawing, painting and animation software I'm aware of. It is extremely competitive and even superior to many commercial software options. Find it at https://krita.org/en Newest Release (10/17/20) https://krita.org/en/item/krita-4-4-0-released/
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Is it a good sketch program replacement for Mischief?
>Mischief I have no fucking clue what that is. I would say it's probably a good replacement for Mischief. (Also I personally wouldn't run a piece of software called "Mischief". But that's just me.)
>>535 OP here Searching for that program brought me to a pretty sketchy site with a .ru address so yeah I think it's a safe bet that Krita is superior. It has great brushes, since its latest release it's much smoother and faster and it has the best animation timeline of any software I've ever used. >t. Owns both Clip Studio Paint and Toon Boom Studio-and has tried many others. Its own historical downside is its reliability which I still feel may be suspect but I haven't run into any problems with the latest release-and thanks to its vigorous autosave feature even five years ago this wasn't such an insurmountable problem or huge concern. Try it out!

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Anonymous 10/15/2020 (Thu) 20:32:01 No. 503 [Reply]
What are some games, online or not, to practice drawing on? Pic related, but it doesn't have to be similar.
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>>527 >copy images you like tracing is a no-no, right?
>>530 Not him but "not really"-at least in the learning process. Taking the actual drawing out of the equation can expediate certain things. I don't think you should necessarily trace someone's completed work, rather I've used tracing to help me memorize the names, placements and general shapes of anatomical features for example.
>>530 >tracing is a no-no, right? Well, it's not necessarily a no-no. But I wouldn't just randomly trace things, do it with a specific learning goal in mind. If you want to consciously create great art, you have to consciously practice. And remember that you get better at what you practice. If you trace a thousand drawings, you'll be a very good tracer, but still won't be able to draw jack shit from imagination. (Maybe a little bit, but it's not worth mentioning.)

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On Requests Loomis 10/13/2020 (Tue) 04:38:28 No. 487 [Reply]
This board represents a very small gathering of artists pursuing artistic self-actualization through a combination of labored study and strategic visual shitposting. We welcome all those interested in discovering the bittersweet struggle of artistic improvement for themselves to take up the pencil, the pen, the paintbrush or the p'tablet to join us on this board as friends. Please understand though that coming here expecting to solicit free or "cheap" work from our community is frowned upon-what you might flippantly spend seconds requesting can represent hours of work informed by years of study or experience to grant. Those enormous tits? Someone cried themselves to sleep trying to get them just right. That perfect dumptruck ass? Only possible through hundreds of highly detailed studies of the pelvis bone, gluteal muscles and the related fat deposits-to say nothing of the impassioned observation of countless references in extremely high resolution at all angles (all done purely for professional purposes of course). A few of us may delight in participating in request threads on other boards on our own free time and on our own terms. Doing so on our own, sparsely populated board however is a totally one sided affair where the artist can expect as payment for their labors a pitiful handful of (You)s, coupled with further outstretched hands anticipating the delivery of more requests. It's nothing personal so please don't take it as such, but as it stands I will not allow requestmaking to find a permanent home on this board-we instead choose to reach out to any such people and invite them to take their first steps on their own journey, to seize the power within themselves to answer their own artistic longing with decisive and well-informed action rather than gracelessly pleading out to we few strangers in the night: >"please help me masturbate" I hope you understand but if you take issue with anything I said-whether you're an artist/regular or someone just passing through-I welcome any further discussion on the subject to be directed to this thread for now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uO9tyyjRd4
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Connecting writers to artists (and general shilling) Anonymous 10/09/2020 (Fri) 17:54:35 No. 441 [Reply]
I'm really impressed by the work on this board that you guys put out, and I'd like to be that "for exposure" asshole and get some of you to work for notpockets or only small amounts 'cause I'm a neet like you. Long story short, I'm a failed writer with a couple of short stories that could be made into comics and some stories that are too long for that but I'd like to see scenes/characters drawn from. If anyone is looking for inspiration or something to work on, I'm looking for someone who can draw better than the stick figures that I can manage. You can then post 'em on your social media and show off your work, just credit me as the writer. The "please draw my" characters come from a medieval fantasy, a 20th century cold war story with some fantasy/sci-fi elements, and a worlds-in-collision that mixes up genres but is heavy on sci-fi and medieval fantasy. If someone wants to do an entire story, my short stories include a magical girl parody that could be done in manga style, a D&D parody that could be done in a naturalist / classic fantasy style, a Teen Titans fanfic that could be done in TT2003 style, and a couple of ideas for rebooting Fearless Fosdick. If the crowgirl artist is around and available, I'd like you to draw one scene. One of the non-crow pics you did makes me think you'd be good for it. Another scene that I'm willing to commission would include fog effects, ice, lighting on different textures (metal, ice, cloth, skin). I'd like it done well so I'm willing to pay for it. So, how do we do this? Should we communicate offsite so a story is new to readers when the artwork is finished, or should I post a script online and send volunteers to it? Should I throw out a character description a week and ask volunteers to draw them and post them at the end of the week, like the theme thread? If you take commissions or know someone who does, how do I contact you? If the mods don't want this sort of thing on the board, I won't be offended if you kill the thread. Are there other places where a request like this might be welcome?
>>441 >'cause I'm a neet like you I might be a neet, but I'm not a degenerate or incel.
>>442 being a degenerate incel is GOOD, redart!
OP here. Hey, some tangential blather is at least a response. Better than nothing. Since there's no interest in being my artslave yet, I'll post some general concepts and see if that piques any interest before suggesting anything from my writings. It'll be like a second theme thread except the leader is a little crazier and has no idea what he's doing. Here's a concept: Two board-tans (or other mascots) playing a sport together. It's a good way to show off some motion and action. Post on Friday (16th of October) or whenever you get around to finishing it. Anchor to this post. And if anyone is offering themselves for commissions, add some way to contact you.

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/AGM/ - All Gains Matter Anonymous 09/29/2020 (Tue) 05:00:38 No. 305 [Reply]
Don't neglect your wonderful body, Anon. Physical health and mental health are strongly correlated; become a man worthy of your anime Original Character girlfriend's heart and realize your true potential in the disgusting, 3D Pig-Dimension through the time-honored technique of lifting things off of the ground into an anatomically strategic position and then putting them back down again! Official /loomis/ home gym workout routine for amateurs All exercises use light dumbbells (10lb, 20lb and 40+lb for lower body exercises-and a $20-$30 door frame pull up bar recommended) or body weight and are performed 3 sets proceeding until failure. Each days' series of exercises should require roughly two episodes of japanese girl cartoons worth of time to complete. Recommended concurrent viewing for maximum gains and motivation (feel free to recommend your own below!): Baki the Grappler: https://4anime.to/anime/baki JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: https://4anime.to/anime/jojo-no-kimyou-na-bouken-tv Keijo: https://4anime.to/anime/keijo Hajime no Ippo: https://4anime.to/anime/hajime-no-ippo Hokuto no Ken: https://4anime.to/anime/hokuto-no-ken https://exrx.net/Lists/Directory Day 1 - the Biceps of Bridgman: Dumbbell Hammer Curl

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Pull ups today I think. Whenever you feel like you're too tired to go on just remember what Ron Paul said: It's FUCKING happening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy9XiACh84o


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