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Draw because you want too & not because you have too

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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>>5316 and ELVES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7CeTfyfJ14 Hopefully will catch up tomorrow; this takes way more time than you'd think. At least for me lol
>>5630 Forgot to mention-we had a guest theme that week. KAPPA
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Resource Begging Thread Anonymous 04/26/2021 (Mon) 13:38:10 No. 2623 [Reply]
ITT beg for resources, anything from broad categories to specific angles goes. Pls post cute girl hands. 2d or 3d. I can't make my fingers not disgusting.
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>>4013 >any good... anything on the basics of construction with shapes? i'm just learning how to do this I would start with just looking at some pictures of cartoons characters or objects you have and tracing shapes over them. Anything complex is made up of very basic shapes, the square, circle, and triangle. You'll learn about perspective as you get a handle on construction, and be able to tackle more difficult subjects. The idea is to take simple forms and turn them 3D. Once you can do that, you can twist and turn them, change these shapes to be whatever you want, and you'll be able to visualize in 3D. Form drawing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhOdCVZjdDA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uEtdDvK6Xo I would start with CtrlPaint's beginner course on traditional sketching on his website.
>>4033 Thansk for the advice, but the shapes part is what I've already done. Those animals made from shapes is where I'm at now, and it's what I'm looking for. I don't mean to sound like I think I've mastered it, or anything. But I've been shapes and perspective for months and I want to move on from it.
I need references of people doing things. Not athletes in motion or static poses but actions being performed. Anything would work, really, I just want to practice describing different actions and contexts. I can just search, of course, for any random thing like "climbing ladder", "firing pistol" or "cooking". But that approach doesn't expose me to ideas outside my own perspective. Is there any way I could find a large collection of such images or videos without searching explicitly for specific actions?

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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 Stable Release 4.4.8 (8/25/21) https://krita.org/en/download/krita-desktop/ Krita 5.0 Beta! https://krita.org/en/item/second-beta-for-krita-5-0/
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New Krita 5.0 beta, F*ckers! https://krita.org/en/item/second-beta-for-krita-5-0/ Have they added [insert feature] or fixed [insert bug] like you'd always wanted, at long last?
>>4961 > Have they added [insert feature] or fixed [insert bug] like you'd always wanted, at long last? I wait until it's out of beta to compile it. Last time I tested 5.0 branch, it was very unstable(that was a year ago). I hope they fixed some of the weird bugs I got, that lead to crashes. Most often than not RAM issues. The comics docker was alao unusable for me. Maybe it works when 5.0 is released. I'm praying to Jebus.

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/AGM/ - All Gains Matter Anonymous 09/29/2020 (Tue) 05:00:38 No. 305 [Reply] [Last]
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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>>4977 Oh, I knew I remembered black wallnut extract from somewhere. You're trying to get rid of your parasites. Terpentine has to be taken with the most disgusting of augars, so these things actually are tricked into killing themselves. I'm not sure anymore, but I think you took it right before eating or so (don't quote me on that). The most effective for me was some black extract imported from russia, maybe that was black wallnut. It was liquid though. I always took a cup of water with a few drops before eating. Aftee four days it started to get too uncomfortable for these fuckers, so they dipped. I hope you go through with it every day, until you see qn effect. After two weeks, there should be an effect at latest.

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Avoiding nudity? 11/29/2021 (Mon) 23:35:52 No. 5168 [Reply]
Could I learn figure drawing without nudes? I don't want to look at naked people Using models that use underwear would be fine, right? Like in this proko ref
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>>5319 >disgraced 8kun.top What happened? I know the timeline as this: >Hotwheels leaves because he's a cunt and blames everyone for "bullying" him. >Codemonkey takes over >site gets shat on by alt left. >Jim decides "let's rebrand" to 8kun. >codemonkey talks with lawyer about loli because unironic pedos have been getting loli banned everywhere. >lawyer says loli is not allowed >traffic bombs as anons leave to the webrings. >eventually codemonkey steps down and that's all I know. what happened afterwards?
>>5395 The story of 8chan so far as I know it, being a guy that posted on /loomis/ pretty much exclusively this entire time (but still believed in the "idea" of 8chan as a hedge against over moderated, censorious websites like R*ddit): >8chan.net picks up Gamergate traffic and becomes relevant out of nowhere after a couple years of just sort of floundering around like most non-4chan imageboards >Hotwheels begins taking heat from journalists, SJW-types etc. which he bravely shrugs off >8chan is taken over by a rich old boomer named Jim and his son Codemonkey, with Hotwheels remaining basically the CTO or whatever you might call it; Hotwheels was painted into a corner because he was cut off from all conceivable mainstream payment gateways so effectively selling the site was his only option >Suddenly, just a few months in the site stops working properly, posts on the front page are frozen in place for hours, sometimes days at a time (the catalog still works normally) >Instead of fixing the problem, Hotwheels and his friend Josh Moon who Jim hired with Hotwheels' recommendation deign to make a new imageboard engine entirely. The site is left broken for six months and well over 90% of the users, maybe over 95% even had left by that point. >Hotwheels has an epiphany and investigates the code; it was one of Josh's commits that broke the site and instead of taking care of that which probably took him no time at all and giving themselves time to work on this second project they put the cart before the horse, losing everything in the process. >8chan.net was still around and now "fixed", then some Kiwi shoots up a mosque full of people who unironically didn't do nuffin' and instead of blaming it on Reddit implicates 8chan, which is subsequently taken out in the legal kerfuffle that followed. >Some months pass after that and then 8chan comes back as "8kun", is hosted on a toaster and riddled with posting errors >We stuck it out as long as we could there despite its flaws but it was pretty insufferable, eventually I was approached by Mark who moderated /v/ from the beginning of the affair who'd apparently made his own imageboard with help, and that's how we ended up hear
>>5397 Sorry, but that really isn't any less or more than what I already know. I was wondering if there were any updates on drama after CM left.

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Anonymous 12/14/2021 (Tue) 19:22:15 No. 5322 [Reply]
Some improvement despite not being practising that often in the last year. As you can in the most recent one I need to work in quickly correctly getting face symmetry and also drawing hands. Both done in one go in a relatively short amount of time, but to be fair pen-drawing is more difficult, it's particulary tricky to add detail. Thoughts?
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You're showing substantial improvement in between these two drawings. You still have a lot of work to do, but I swear to God the first image made me lose my breath and grip my chest in an animal-like primal fear response. Your second picture shows a lot of promise, in that it did not do that. You have a long way to go but you are clearly moving forward, congratulations, that's more than can be said for many.
Your art has improved drastically, good job anon. If you are going the pencil route. You need to clean up your line quality more. Chicken scribbles look rough. Either use a rubber to clean it up and you want your lines to be more clearer, straight and more pronounced. You need to start pressing harder with the pencil tip to get more tone. It will help separating the different parts into varies shadows dark and light to help identify and see everything more clearly and give each part distinction. If your not already using the side of the pencil for shading. You want to keep it to one direction of the shading pattern it will look more appealing and congruent. Keep up the practice and you will get better with time.

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Anonymous 12/12/2021 (Sun) 22:10:31 No. 5302 [Reply]
It fucks me up that that the best place to find artbooks is exhentai. I understand how this state of affairs came to be, but it's still absurd.
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try libgen
>>5303 is it really that hard? I followed this guide from reddit and got in within a week. Just make sure your email don't bounce. https://www.reddit.com/r/hentai_irl/comments/5w73k9/how_to_access_sad_panda/
>>5317 >got in within a week If you manually edit your cookies you can get in in under an hour

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Tracing to Learn? Anonymous 12/12/2021 (Sun) 06:36:31 No. 5296 [Reply]
Honest question, not a shitpost. Can tracing help you learn to draw? I don't mean tracing still life photos, but tracing masters like Glen Keene. Will this help at all? I'm just tired being stuck lads.
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OP here. >>5297 I did this quick study of some faces from Jim Kim (character designer of Big Hero 6). The top is traced and the bottom is what I drew from reference. I clearly lack a sense of depth and an understanding of perspective. I need to practice much more. >>5300 Checked. Very true, and a good analogy.
I'm not interested in tracing other people's work as I don't think one would learn much doing that, but I study other peoples' work regularly. I will say that tracing anatomy drawings vastly accelerated my knowledge of anatomical vocabulary, as well as my understanding of their proportions and placement on the body. In removing drawing itself from the equation-but still tracing along the drawings in the book, imagining their forms and reciting their names out loud-I accomplished what watching tons of video lectures and reading many articles and paragraphs on the subject had not. In a week or so I was able to visually identify probably over 90% of the muscles that form relief on the surface of the body, perhaps excluding many of the muscles of the face and forearms. To that end I would say tracing has been among the most successful educational tools I've used thus far and I would recommend anyone to use it in a similar fashion.
So to elaborate slightly-I'd say tracing as a foundational approach to the base knowledge of what the different anatomical features are and where they are ("vocabulary" and "geography"), followed by rigorously drawing these anatomical features through the use of 3D models, isolated photographs of figure models etc. ("geometry") is a good study plan. Multiple different methods to further the understanding of the same complex, general subject.

I don't get the NFT market Anonymous 08/27/2021 (Fri) 17:28:29 No. 3885 [Reply] [Last]
I have been around Opensea for a few months, together with some others, and I don't get how some art is being sold there while I'm offering my stuff for free and not getting buyers. Does anyone here have one of those invitations for a better website to sell? maybe some advice? help
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There are several classes of people buying NFTs: >rich retards, particularly those who got rich from crypto and want to show off >poor retards who heard about it and don't want to miss out on what rich retards insist is bitcoin 2.0 >people running schemes, trading them between friends or solo to establish a fake price history to pump their own products >criminals using the variable values of the medium and the fact that they're not a currency to mask payments for illegal activity >institutions speculating with huge swathes of money to burn You can only really target the first two. I would probably be trying to make something that is quite distinct, not ugly and dedicate an effort to market it on Twitter and Reddit and other places, probably organize some kind of sales mechanism to create a sense of scarcity and pressure. Just listing it is not going to get you to 1.8m in sales like Stonetoss anymore, I think.
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>>5142 and >>5161 are absolutely correct. You need to be popular or have good marketing to sell out a 5k items collection though. Flipping NFTs is easier for quick profit. The best way is to buy when bots sell them below mint. Favor the ones with rare attributes and good combinations. If you end up bagholding just keep selling to yourself until a sucker falls for it. You need a starting capital of at least $10k to flip comfortably. Stick to this strategy and you will become homeless with massive debt in no time (and that is a good thing!)
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Edgy Art Anonymous 10/08/2021 (Fri) 13:24:58 No. 4609 [Reply]
What's the edgiest thing you ever drew? Also, edgy art thread.
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>>4676 Damn, that is edgy
>>4609 Me fucking (you)r mom

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Inktober Thread Anonymous 10/01/2021 (Fri) 02:51:34 No. 4536 [Reply] [Last]
That's right. It's that time of the year. Challenge is to make one drawing a day for October based on the prompts in the image. Inktober is traditionally meant to practice your inking skills, but don't let that stop you from doing something else. Digital art, rough sketches, anything else is all fine. As long as you draw something. Join us here by posting every day! It's a nice way to make sure you stick to the challenge, and you can always asks us to bully you give you constructive feedback. Finally, don't worry about missing a day. Try to keep to the challenge, but it's much better to miss a day and continue than to miss one and give. Again, Just Draw. Good Luck!
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>>4907 Honestly drawing every day wasn't that much of a change of pace, since that's how I've practiced since I started in early July. The prompts however let me get out of my comfort zone in terms of what I was drawing (besides shit where I was really lost). I've wanted to stop drawing everyday before inktober though, so I'm going to need to find a new way to practice. I have better idea of what I suck at kinda everything, but I think I'll start with perspective on rigid structures and gesture drawing so hopefully I can do more constructive practice after a break. Glad I created the thread and I'll see you all next inktober.
>>4946 >>4945 >>4943 >>4917 Congrats for making it until the end!

ImagineFX: Tutorial and Infographic Thread Anonymous 09/26/2020 (Sat) 17:56:43 No. 156 [Reply] [Last]
Brief articles produced by working artists from a variety of artistic disciplines. They have a youtube page with many lengthy process videos as well: https://www.youtube.com/user/imaginefx I will try and keep this thread updated with occasional additional articles as new issues come out.
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Anonymous 10/24/2021 (Sun) 03:17:10 No. 4771 [Reply]
Heyaaa I'm trying to get more into anatomy because I wanna draw cute esoteric anime girls, I mostly wanna emulate that MDE/World Happy Daddy Sam Hyde aesthetic, I made this design and some other stuff I'm gonna attach. If any of you have criticism/recommendations/things you want me to do go ahead and say it, sorry if I sound self important, I mostly lurk.
Lurking is fine. Sorry about the board looking ridiculous, I'm hoping the 8chan admins change it soon, I can't see shit. I wish they would think of a more subtle way to announce this site's birthday than completely destroying the usability of our board but it is what it is for now. >criticism You are a very early beginner, you have too much work to do for individual criticism of these pieces of drawing and photo editing to be of any value to you. You need to work on the basics and build complexity from there, but I don't want to discourage you from playing around and doing personal work either.
If you want to learn more about anatomy specifically, see the practice thread and look into some of the resources there. There are some good 3D models and some books on anatomy and figure drawing in the sticky that may be applicable.
>>4771 if you actually tried to show more of the body of you characters, people could critque what you've drawn. Proko - JewTube channel watch his anatomy playlist and study after watching a video. That should kwept you busy for a few months, after which your atuff should look significantly more realistic. You don't need to draw muscle men for anatomy to be really useful, because it still has a great deal of impact on the outline and contours of soft body types. sage for creating a thread that could've been avoided using the QTDDTOT-thread.

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Tower Girls Archive Anonymous 09/17/2020 (Thu) 04:34:25 No. 95 [Reply]
An Archive of all of the drawings submitted to the Tower Girls thread on /old/
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These here are from old /loomis/ right?
>>4501 Maybe from long, long ago.

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Learning how to draw in 6 easy steps Anonymous 03/15/2021 (Mon) 17:58:18 No. 1991 [Reply] [Last]
>What is the purpose of this thread? The point of this thread is to establish for people the foundations of what is required in order to become a great artist. The people this thread is best aimed at are those so-called "experts" wanting to get back to the basics, or newcomers wanting to know how to start their journey towards becoming an artist. >Does the "six steps" mean I will become a great artists within the week? No. The purpose of the "six steps" is to establish a foundation for all art and drawing. You're not going to become an expert overnight because drawing is a skill that you need to develop over time. However, it's pointless to constantly bang your head against a wall for hours on end because that will do nothing except burn yourself out and become frustrated. To put it one way, it's a better learning process to spend 10 days sketching for an hour than spend one day sketching for 10 hours. >So, how does the "six step" process work? All you do is spend 15-60 hours everyday, drawing each successive step of the process. That's it. >What happens if I miss a day You just continue on with the next day as if nothing every happened. Spending double the time is not going to make up for the day that you lost. >What if I just don't feel like doing it one day? If you don't "feel" like it, learn to work through it because what you're doing is building a habit. If you're still having a "hard time", just get out your supplies, and set them up as if you were going to still practice. If you're still not "feeling it", perhaps drawing isn't your thing and you need to find a new hobby. >How was this process developed? Referring to resources that other artists have recommended in regards actually learning how to draw. So, here we go...
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>tfw too fucking lazy to do it Honestly I don't think I can without a class to be obliged to force myself. >>3855 This and also please upload more loli feet thanks.
>>3854 >25MB jpg Unholy
>>4231 >also please upload more loli feet thanks. enjoy pixiv. net/en/artworks/92780898

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Selling crypto drugs Anonymous 08/28/2021 (Sat) 15:52:13 No. 3967 [Reply]
I just saw some people here interested in NFTs and promoting their own stuff, so here is mine: https://opensea.io/collection/pre-rolls I just started this year and plan to keep doing it for a long time. Most of them are free (plus gas charges). If you just want to share your opinion and not buying it's fine too, after all I am still learning.
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>>3992 I would not buy NFTs and >1000USD is not really a small amount of money.
>>3993 I was talking an average judging by what is usually spent in famous creators, but ok, what kind of NFT related content calls your atention the most? sport players NFTs, collectibles, 3D renders...? Also consider that some of them include meet and greets with celebrities or limited edition products like shoes
>>3991 If you are serious about making money through nfts I suggest looking into shill packages by pro shillers. It takes at least $10k in marketing for a successful nft launch though so if you can't even afford 0.5 ETH you should forget about it.

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