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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 old /loomis/ resource hub archived at: https://bit.ly/3mW0abp
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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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Just a pale imitation of a work from someone who is far greater than I.
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Trying to warm my smooth brain up.
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QTDDTOT Anonymous 12/31/2020 (Thu) 10:05:18 No. 1309 [Reply] [Last]
Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread: There's no QTDDTOT edition
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>>6185 Well logically the next step after FWAP would be figure drawing and it will take you along time to finish FWAP. After that best to move on to figure drawing for all it's worth. FWAP already glosses over drawing the figure in a good amount of depth so the shift to FDFAIW will not be that unfamiliar since you would have the hang of drawing figures
If I wanted prints of some random art I find online what would be the standard process for getting that done? Is there a recommended site or service for that?
Whose the new BO and why'd you delete the drawpile thread (and the other ones you deleted)?

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Practice Thread 2: the Second Practice Thread Edition Anonymous 08/24/2021 (Tue) 06:11:59 No. 3859 [Reply] [Last]
A thread for people of all skill levels to dump their works-in-progress and studies Old Thread: >>3 Resources: Northern Kentucky University Drawing Database - Marc Leone "the Basics" Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtd6uwNFl9k&list=PLMXbAPr21di-Ox-dmDwL2riWedei1dn9S[Embed] Ctrl+Paint.net Free Video Library https://www.ctrlpaint.com/library/ Anatomical 3-D Models: https://pastebin.com/9VgmQQPk Random Figure Poses: New and Improved!

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Weekly Theme Thread Anonymous 01/24/2022 (Mon) 19:19:01 No. 5665 [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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>>6245 oh no pikachu use vine whip
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>>6247 I've got to say. Giving Gondola a lashing as it plunges to certain doom is pretty hardcore.

Shitposting Thread #1 Anonymous 04/08/2021 (Thu) 23:26:15 No. 2303 [Reply] [Last]
Let off some steam, Bennet
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>>6196 Could you find them used at low price?
Just sent an email to loomisadmin@protonmail.com Can you see it? Check your spam and trash too The title of the email contains /loomis/
The weekly thread hasn't updated in a month. Is everyone doing alright or did the party move to another site?

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Tower Girls: "Moe" Girls Edition Anonymous 09/17/2020 (Thu) 03:44:47 No. 94 [Reply] [Last]
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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>>6179 termit
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>>6186 Very cute, well done

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CMG - Comics Manga General Anonymous 10/26/2021 (Tue) 13:17:15 No. 4820 [Reply]
This thread is dedicated to sharing your own comics, panels or comic/manga related media. This is also a good place to receive comments on your writing, page flow, illustration techniques or style. Feel free to post inspirational material or links and media realated to comic and manga creation. Obviously useful discussions related to comic/manga creation are appreciated.
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>>5804 Very expressive. That slam at the end has all the force it should.
>>5804 >TFW no sassy tiny white girl to share my beeg cream with
Comic Book Resources used to have a script archive, but they since took it down. Luckily it is preserved at: https://www.comicsexperience.com/scripts/ https://web.archive.org/web/20211216000857/http://www.comicsexperience.com/scripts/ A lot of scripts are from hacks, but there are some good ones. Some decent writers to take a look at are Cullen Bunn, Alan Moore, Brandon Seifert, and Chuck Dixon. Scripts by the likes of Bendis can be used as something to avoid. Either way, it could be useful resource to at least see how things are done in the American industry.

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Clip Studio Paint Anonymous 02/10/2021 (Wed) 21:13:14 No. 1710 [Reply]
So I've been debating with myself about this for a while, but from what I've seen CSP seems like a really good digital drawing program and every artist I follow seems to gush about it. Now i know that throwing money at something doesn't necessarily mean it will make your drawing easier or better, but I've been using Krita for some time now from the recommendation of a lot of people here but it honestly seems pretty limited as of now and kind of runs like shit on my computer for reasons I haven't been able to figure out. I'm going to get the 3 month trial regardless to test it out, but I have a few pieces in Krita that I might as well finish first. I'm just wondering if anybody here uses it and what insight or tips they might have about it or if it's just a waste of time.
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Meanwhile I break my back using Ibis. Clip Studio is a really nice program and makes lineart easier for sure. At least for me
I love clip studio. It is built for illustration. I have everything I need to make a good illustration in clip (excluding perhaps some of the photo manipulation tricks ps has for photobashing) i would fully recommend using it and buying it so you can use the asset store. Pirate it for now and wait for their massive sales to buy it for like 40% off if you are so inclined. I would just buy the full version if I were you
Anyone here downloaded lack's brushes? I remember someone uploading them, but they were deleted

Loomis Feels Thread 2: the New Normal Anonymous 07/13/2021 (Tue) 05:14:38 No. 3408 [Reply] [Last]
Tell me how (You) feel (´ ͡༎ຶ ͜ʖ ͡༎ຶ `) Old thread: >>146 Thread Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5xbsqZrqgo
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>>6157 >If you want to talk about it you know where to find me. Sure do, take care for now; I'll see you on the board in either case, probably
Hello Loomis. Hopefully you are doing well. No need to feel obliged about your moderator duties at artga.in; I already have people to manage the /ic/ drawpile thread, the drawpile and the imageboard. We are doing just fine so please take all the time you need to adjust to your new job. Please let me know when you are ready to participate in the community again so I can unlock your moderator account. I always lock inactive accounts to prevent potential unauthorized logins. You are welcome to join us anytime you want. We are not going anywhere. btw feel free to delete this post once you have read it if you no longer wish to see me. No hard feelings.
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>Just blew it with the only woman I have ever loved But hang on, there's more. >But now that we no longer date she acts the exact same way she always did >this plus her ending the relationship and refusing to give me another chance over a simple verbal argument that I apologized for opened my eyes >realize that essentially she never loved me

Drawing Hardware General Anonymous 05/09/2021 (Sun) 14:14:30 No. 2780 [Reply] [Last]
A THREAD FOR DIGITAL DRAWING HARDWARE AND PERIPHERAL QUESTIONS I was drawing this morning and my tablet (HUION WH1409 8192) pen's pressure was acting up and I pressed down harder on it thinking the nib was stuck or something but I felt the nib get lodged into the pen. The nib was really stuck in there but I managed to get it out. HOWEVER, now it's not registering pressure whatsoever and I've tried sticking objects down the shaft to see if I could maybe get whatever was in there out or maybe reset the pressure mechanism, but to no avail. I'm pretty sure it's just fucked. I found what model it was online but how exactly does replacing a previous pen work? Should it work out of the box when I touch the new pen to my tablet or am I going to have to install new drivers? Are the settings on it going to have to be reset?
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Is it feasible to use a tablet on your lap if you don't have the desk space for it?
>>5962 I believe some people do this-but personally I think it's worth designing your working area around the tablet if that makes sense. Having it on your lap is super unwieldy especially if you're using one of the larger models. I use a cheap Ikea table top with inexpensive adjustable legs as a desk https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/lagkapten-tabletop-black-brown-80487016/ https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/adils-leg-black-70217973/
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Finally made an infographic with an objective portrayal of various tablet inputs, I hope it keeps people from making the same mistakes I had in the past. >Graphire 3

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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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>>1912 Thanks for this! I'll contribute the Saturday Evening Post he did. 322 of it I think. https://www.mediafire.com/file/agntzobgmwl7rhi/JCLeyendecker.rar/file
>>5712 Baste and Team Fortress pilled
Is it really that good?

Anonymous 03/09/2022 (Wed) 09:28:25 No. 5883 [Reply]
Looking to know how to space "impeccably" in animation, especially looping walk cycle. counting naturality, physics, and weight of the character, i want to be able to generate poses,motor patterns that are at least correct enough to be a walk cycle, of various states, the key is spacing and timing, drag/follow thru, i suppose. but there arent always rules for different scenes and perspectives... this seems like a necessary basic skills to have but i cant find enough in any animation book. books are welcome to recmmend.
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>>5888 Yeah I agree. Sadly the only real resources outside of that are ones you'd likely heard before: the Animator's Survival Kit the Illusion of Life Timing for Animation Drawn to Life
>>5883 >"impeccably" Even if you perfecting the movements you'll be at risk stepping into uncanny valley or creating robotic movements. Organics aren't flawless. You should expect this. >but i cant find enough in any animation book. In that case study yourself with rotoscoping.
>>5890 anything else? i have seen those. >>5894 >uncanny true but simulations these days have been impecabble to simulate disney like materials or even realistic, like in the past, while rotoing also gets you these weird chunky movements. either way maybe it's to systematically define things at least since there is an amount of consistent styling...

Selling art. Anonymous 02/11/2021 (Thu) 10:34:22 No. 1721 [Reply]
So let's say I'm desperate to make money for >reasons Although I'm not a great painter how do I go about selling this stuff? Like hypothetically lets say that I produced something sort of akin to one of Gericault's head studies which aren't that great in comparison to his other works. or similar to Alice Neel, which is to say out of sheer technical failure. Is something like this worth selling? Regardless I think it's clear that I won't make it in time in regards to my skill in painting to produce quite the piece. I'll ultimately just have to cast the bait and hope something baits. Where? Do I just go to like a local Sotheby's or Christie's agent and bin the thing let them see if it sells, you know, at all? Do they accept early works from artists with no real industry experience? If not who does? I know some of you guys had enough experience with traditional art, not sure if you've all only sold digital since, but I do need any help and this is the only art discussion board I know of. How is something like this priced assuming you're given that option like online? I've seen 6x6 inch paintings get priced higher than 24x32 inch paper drawings of higher detail. It's super strange. Does something like that really make that much money? I know the most costly sketch ever sold was only 7 million so my plan of selling drawings as pieces is probably out of the question. Regardless how does one go about selling these things?
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>>5652 You forgot to add "For minimum wage" at the end.
>>5660 Stephen Silver started by doing caricatures and is extremely rich today. He probably made more money doing that than working in hymiewood tbh
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Anonymous 12/30/2021 (Thu) 23:45:05 No. 5488 [Reply]
I apologize for the incoming blogpost. I'm a non-artist, but I've been told I'm good at drawing. I always had a passing interest in drawing, but the last time I drew was probably back in 2014 for an art class. I decided to properly sit down and draw something for the first time about two years ago. The first image (not Hitler by the way) is what I ended up with. I think it's pretty good, especially considering that it was >1. my first portrait ever (not counting all the Crayola drawings back in preschool of course), >2. drawn with my non-dominant hand. Since then, I've done about eight portraits, all of them done in probably 2-3 hours. Only three of them I think are decent enough for posting. This next one of Elizabeth Taylor is my seventh and probably my best, also the first in several months. The first one is from where I left off last night while the second is some cleaning up I was doing today because I thought it might be good enough to finish. While I think it is decent work, it's not as accurate to her as I'd like it to be because I don't actually know how to do basic things like sketching. At the moment, the only way I know how to improve my art quality is to get some finer pencils and smoother paper. I have the bare minimum education art, in fact this is the first time I've been to any /loomis/. I also don't know if my artwork is particularly good, because I've only been told that I'm good by non-artists, one art teacher, and a guy in a draw thread who said I was ahead of most anons. My question is: where do I start at my skill level? Do I go do the most basics or is it more efficient to start somewhere in the middle? Another thing, I want to segue into animation, with emphasis on human anatomy, so how do I go about doing that? My mind's eye is alright I suppose, but not nearly as sharp as my real one.
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>>5497 >>5493 Alright, I'll try from the beginning. Also, is it worthwhile to do things in color early on or should I try to save that for later? It's something I've been tempted to do, but I think that it'll be tough for me because I don't sketch anything beforehand.
>>5499 I would stick to single color when learning shapes, anatomy, shading, etc. That way you do not waste time on picking colors and everything that goes with it. Learn coloring and realistic rendering in color, obviously. Try incorporate thing you learned in drawings you do for fun only. Don't get stuck grinding practice all the time either. It's too easy to get burned out that way, and you need to draw something else just so you have a chance to apply what you learned over past few hours or days.
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>>5488 > I want to segue into animation, with emphasis on human anatomy, so how do I go about doing that? My mind's eye is alright I suppose, but not nearly as sharp as my real one. i advice analyzing footage from action movies, draw every fourth frame or so at first but DO NOT TRACE it'll help you figure out how shit moves and how people move, but if you trace you learn nothing nude models are the best way to learn anatomy, but if you want to draw gore or something you should definitely get a book about it (pic related) i'm not experienced by any means, but this is how i got better at anatomy and animating people, it may not work for you you may need to get acquainted with the basics first (the animators' survival guide's good)

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Music Bread Anonymous 09/25/2020 (Fri) 19:11:41 No. 152 [Reply] [Last]
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I almost forgot abou this song - would have been a shame.
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I hadn't listened to this in a long time. That was a mistake, because it's easily the best album I've found to zone out and do stuff on autopilot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMLzinvl3Ss

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