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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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Big draws, new faces. Thanks to anyone who participated. Let's see if the image goes through without crushing the colors.
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>>922 Works through Tor. Probably good enough. And everything from the week leading up to Sunday.
>>922 We really filled it up.

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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>>919 It's called halftoning. Used the ColorLab brush set which was shared recently on /ic/. Also I bought it on sale like a fucking retard.
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>>851 >>916 >used taco flag for this post >>919 oh no heckarino bad chungus downboat
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Next theme: TURKEY 29th of November

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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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Been working a lot, barely any time for drawan
I'm seriously having difficulty focusing. Couldn't even silence my monkey brain enough to practice the past few days even though I had them off. The first year of drawing really sucks, but I'm confident I could improve if I could just get in the habit and most importantly stick with it.
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>>918 With how rowdy and tempestuous the political climate is I'm looking at yet another 6 months to a year off, myself. If you think the first year sucks though wait until you get to the point where you can objectively discern why your art is bad but you feel powerless to improve it. The only way past is through... YOU HAVE TO LIVE IT!

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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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>>906 Toon Boom has amazing software tools but it's extremely user unfriendly when it comes to drawing frame by frame animation in my experience. It's convoluted as fuck which is why I primarily use Krita still. Nevertheless ToonBoom is certainly worth looking into as it is an international standard for professional animators.
>>906 Try OpenToonz.
>>913 OpenToonz is also pretty weird and complicated >t. knower

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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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Is it worth making an account on here? What are the benefits?
>>873 What do anons think of this drawing? Anon here asked, and everyone forget because some idiot thought his nsfw image needed judging when he should be fapping it to himself on some other board. Sure, it's fine here and it's spoiled, but come on, this is a art improvement thread. Aside from that, I don't really know how to critique, but I would say it's a start. It needs improvement most likely.
>>910 Looking at the picture for one second was already plenty enough for me. I don't want to look at it, but that's necessary for a critique. So that's that.

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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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>>849 baste and goopa pilled
>>849 Why does that read like something I've literally typed before verbatim and only semi-ironically?
>>812 the OP image actually the "adventurer's guild"/"dub's dungeon"/"community service" parts look to be edits so maybe I'm just noticing style

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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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>>852 I like them. Drawing for fun is good motivation anyways. Also I have a bunch of those flash drives.
>>852 >I don’t think this is a board for me since it’s all professionals here ...
>>852 >I don’t think this is a board for me since it’s all professionals here I there even a single professional here?

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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>>800 Thanks man. They keep sending me more issues for free so there will probably be at least a few more articles posted in the near future.
>>801 >>800 thanks both. Are these available as pdf instead of png? If so just upload the PDF instead. It is easier to upload (single file)/ download (single file) / and read.(formatted for readers)
>>819 I think you can stitch together .PDFs using Foxit reader. I forgot you can literally upload .PDFs here too so maybe I'll put something together in the near future

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/meta/ Thread Anonymous 11/06/2020 (Fri) 21:57:13 No. 778 [Reply]
At some point a few days ago-as you probably noticed-the CSS and everything with it including the flags and banners-got BTFO presumably by a server side software update. I am in the process of trying to make things right but I'm admittedly having a h*ck of a time getting certain things correct. I'm going to have to call it for the day as I'd already spent an inordinate amount of time failing to put the element inspector to good use, but I'm optimistic things should be right as rain by this time tomorrow. Feel free to use this thread to offer general suggestions, make or request flags (32 x 32) or banners (300 x 100), or otherwise shitpost to your heart's content. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3B1-gWAOPM
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Anonymous 09/17/2020 (Thu) 17:19:12 No. 130 [Reply]
Is there someone wants to donate this book so I can disassemble the spine and scan it? I used to have this book but it went missing when I move out from my old apartment to a smaller room. It already took up space before so a digital copy would be nice but for some reason, there's no ebook from the official publisher. I've been searching every nook of chans and normet socials and none of them have the scanned book so I guess I need to start it myself then. I'll give my contact if someone interested to participate in this because I have the access to an library archive scanner.
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>>359 It's not available to purchase. Pic related.
Update: The book is still yet to arrive. September 22, 2020 November 5, 2020 1 month and 14 days elapsed.
>>771 Sorry to hear that, man. Did you receive any shipping information at all? Hopefully it didn't get lost/stolen in transit.

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Music Bread Anonymous 09/25/2020 (Fri) 19:11:41 No. 152 [Reply]
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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?
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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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Comfy, tightly knit art place to post artwork, gains and more. https://matrix.to/#/!sjMcOGrPkRfWXFaSmb:matrix.org
>bumping a request thread >bumping a request thread to advertise some chat room thing Now that's just rude.

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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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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.

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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