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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 archived at:


Keep drawing, my friends.


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Weekly Theme Thread #4

-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: >>13038

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Draw Thread #11

Self-Isolation edition

Previous Thread: >>14784

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Practice Thread #6: Prometheus Edition

Old thread: >>13343

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

Northern Kentucky University Drawing Database - Marc Leone "the Basics" Playlist:


3-D Models:


Live Figure Models:


Random Poses (3D Models):


Books etc.:


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Drawing Together

These two posts made a good point.



We should be drawing together regularly. I've already tried it successfully with another anon in that thread, but a higher turnout rate would be nice.

That's what this thread is for. It serves to be make organization easier and visible for everyone interested, instead of being buried and unnoticed in an unrelated thread.

Discuss what's a good time for a regular scheduled session, when you plan on hosting or joining a session or simply post a roomcode.

It would be shame if we'd be unable to get a few people together on a board about drawing when other boards manage to do it successfully.

You can get the software needed to draw together here: https://drawpile.net/download/

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I didn't see one, so I'm starting a QTDDTOT thread.

Is there a board like /loomis/, but for painting?

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Questions Thread #2

Last thread is autosaging edition.

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Are there any normal people here?

Proof that you're not a degenerate by posting at least one image which is not porn.

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Proof to me that you're not all degenerates!

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TOWERGIRLS: Draw edition

thread reached bump limit

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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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ITT: Quickly draw shitty abstract-expressionist art in MS Paint

Take like 2-5 minutes.

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/loomis/ Feels Thread: Various Expressions (of Pain) Edition

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

Previous thread:


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Reference Thread

Post images you yourself have used as reference.

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How to draw cars? Are there any must know techniques, tips, tutorials, and books?

While I am not too bad of an artist otherwise, cars, especially aerodynamic ones, were something that I always struggled with. Judging by how little people draw cars or just stick to simplified or cartoonish designs, others seem to have difficulties with them as well.

My current method is printing out lightened reference photo, draw over it by breaking it into basic 3D figures and then do whole thing in reverse on the actual drawing.However, it is somewhat tedious and not very efficient when I just want to draw something from real life.

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What drawing tablets should I buy? Is there any difference between them?

I'm considering getting this one.

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>Ok class, time for life drawing.

>We have new models today.

>But we need a male model too.

>Anon it's your turn today. Get onto the stage.

wut do

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>art board

>no art thread

Let's fix this. Post your favourite art.

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Draw Thread #10

Double Digit Disaster Edition

Happy 10th thread you fucking degenerates!

Previous Thread: >>13600

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Creative thread

we gonna photoshop this


Be creative!

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Weekly Theme Thread #3

-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: >>10037

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/loomisfit/ - Leaving Humanity Behind


Lifting weights will raise your art gains and your spirits, fellas. You'd be surprised what you can accomplish with a handful of inexpensive dumbbells. Exercise and moderation in diet has proven to be a potent treatment for depression and lethargy and many other symptoms which are otherwise practically inherent to modern living. Don't be ashamed to start simple, light and easy. Give it a try!

Simple <1/hr. routine:

Day 1:

Hammer Curl

Standing Shoulder Press

Standing Overhead Tricep Extension

Standing Lateral Raise

Dumbbell Curl

Day 2:

Dumbbell Rows

Dumbbell Side Bend

Push Ups


Day 3:

Dumbbell Squat

Dumbbell Deadlift

Dumbbell Lunge

Dumbbell Farmer's Carry


If you're confident you can get a door frame pull up bar and add chin ups and pull ups to the mix.

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Pornography doesn't exist


Nudity and sexuality have always been an inseparable part of art, what do you think was the purpose of ancient and priceless paintings depicting sexual scenes?

This isn't unique to modern culture, and you're also fundamentally misunderstanding art if you think it's a bad thing.

Nudity and sexuality are something seen as dirty by the western world, and high art is always dirty. Painting something safe and socially acceptable is the art of cowards. Beyond that, there is a deep beauty to the vulnerability involved with sexuality and nudity, especially in cultures that try to suppress those topics.

TLDR: What you consider art has the artistic merit of motel wallpaper.

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Can this frickin' website stabilize itself already?

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Why do you think someone would oppose kids watching a cartoon with this artstyle? I think it's perfectly acceptable. How do I shut up these prudes?

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getting gut in 1 year

Is it possible to get good in 1 year if I'm starting from near zero? I'd be willing to put in around 5 hours of practice a day. How long did it take you guys? What resources are essential?

Asking because I'd like to get into art school and next year is my only real opportunity.

Been going through drawing with the right side of the brain but the exercises seem pointless.

Also, recourse hub redirects me to the homepage wat do?

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Art Marketing (Greedy Tanuki Edition)

Considering that most of us here probably want to find a way to make money of art through commissions or maybe getting a job for a company maybe, its worthwhile to discuss ways of getting your name out there on the internet.

And I'm sure some of the artanons here do have regular commissions and a decent consumer/fan base. If you are comfortable sharing your secrets with us, do tell.

Obviously some general advice is to post on every platform you can.

While maybe not the best advice, I've noticed even with a tiny fucking twitter following, I'll get the most responses drawing fanart of popular things. In this case it was Dark Souls 3

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Windows Surface RT

Reminder that the Windows Surface RT is an absolute piece of FUCKING shit but it's also the best .pdf reader available even today and can be found for roughly $50 on Amazon or Ebay RIGHT NOW!

>if it's a piece of shit why would I want it?

Because it's very inexpensive, its battery lasts a decent while, it has a huge screen and it can be oriented vertically without any additional accessories-and you can transfer your .pdfs and .mp4 videos to it seamlessly. As a computer it is a miserable experience, but for an artist it's a valuable tool for books, high resolution photographs for reference or figure drawing and to a lesser extent videos.

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Hello /loomis/, I would like to inform you about https://ourobooru.booru.org/index.php , the new booru for 8kun and the bunkers. I've been iffy about posting this, but here I go.

Lately, I've been combing through this board collecting things to upload, but since the art here often seems more personal, and some of you might actually (want to) have careers, I figured I'd give you all a chance to object to things you don't want uploaded to ourobooru.

Here's the scraps I've saved so far:


It's not 100% sorted, but I figure doing this now is better than never. Pics in the "posted" folder are images already applied, "not gonna make it" is for images I won't be uploading, (the server hosts officially ban lolicon, and posting a bunch portraits of real people seems like a bad idea). I'm not staunchly against uploading them, but I'll personally refrain from doing so out of caution.

Anyway, just know you don't need an account to tag or image post to the booru, and help is appreciated. Have a good day.

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Is there a torrent for the mega.nz page? If so, please post the magnet here so that other anons can access it and seed. That would be a lot more convenient, faster, and safer from site ToS deletion than MEGA.

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What are some good forums to make forum sigs?

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If you could tell your younger self a couple of things to help learn art quickly and produce better quality, what would they be?

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Rate my sketch. Also, is it really too inappropriate for a public forum accessed by everyone? Y/y not?

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Influence Thread

Post 'em, boys. Include some of your work as a bonus (if you want; don't be embarrassed).

Hard to believe I haven't allowed myself to improve since these drawings were made (which are at most recent a year old) but I simply haven't drawn for most of that time either so, you know: you get what you heckin' deserve.

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ImagineFX: Tutorial and Infographic Thread

While the articles are fairly brief they are produced by working artists from a variety of disciplines and many leave the reader with something to think about, at least. I have the entire library on my iPad and a perfect excuse to post some of the better ones: I want to access them on my PC but the "Microsoft Store" app version sucks and doesn't have the same deals the iOS version does ($50 for the entire back-issue library and semi-annual sales for $3 an issue).

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Practice Thread #5: KEEP DRAWING CYKAS

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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Am I going crazy or did every post from the past two weeks or so vanish?

Feel free to delete this thread if I am indeed going mad or being retarded.

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Gore Art

Look At My Image

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/loomis/ Feels Thread: Seele Edition

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

Previous thread:


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Music thread

Last thread is dead.

So, what do you like to listen while drawing?

I downloaded a few OSTs and ended up settling on Nier Automata's OST.

Comfy songs are really comfy and combat songs are really motivating. The singer's voice is also pretty soothing, even during the boss themes.

It's most of what I've listened to while studying/drawfagging.

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Tutorials and references

Hey /loomis/, first time posting in here, not really a drawfag either, but I've been revisiting some old doodles I used to make and got back into the mood for some art.


I wanted to make some sort of large repository for tutorials, books and other resources to make it easier to drawfag, but I've noticed that, despite thinking I had many, they're quite lacking.

Could you help me in adding more stuff to my collection? I used to collect them from pretty much anywhere, but I'd like to see your own tricks of the trade.

P.S. I was really thinking of taking those videos from the Hub page and reposting them on the mega, just to make sure that they won't be taken down for bullshit reasons, got some more of them? I'm still uploading my stuff

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Material collection


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Draw Thread #11

Fuck edition cancer.

Previous Thread: >>14784

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Draw Thread #9

Spring edition

Previous thread: >>12424

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Any resources for comics?

Any good resources for writing comics? Like not necessarily mango crap, but interesting stuff on how to use panel shapes composition and organization and text boxes and whatnot.

Ive been just reading comics I like and studying the techniques they use, and if you guys are interested I can talk a bit about what i've figured out.

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You have 24 hours to submit a subject more worthy of artistic study than Boltman.

Pro tip: You can't.
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need stock

i really like to hoard stock of anything - poses, animals, plants. Don't care if it's on mega or deviantart or whatever, but i'd like it in large batches. bonus points if it's not another sexy girl in a boring pose tx

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Animation Thread

↑←↑ edition

Post your animation


AMB Animation Academy


Aaron Blaise


Kinovea video file frame-by-frame analysis




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Retro Studios searching for Art Director for Metroid Prime 4

Title, they're based in Austin, TX and this is undoubtedly going to be a very coveted position, figured some of you would be interested.


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Let's have some fun boys. What inspires you? What are your influences? Post and share.

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Pixel/Sprite Art

Any tips/advice/good places to start? Seems like it's significantly different from other art forms to warrant it's own thread.

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/pixel/ - Pixel Art Thread - Static and Animated

What are you creating or trying to create?

What are your favorite videogame sprites?

What are your favorite pixel artists and why they are all from Capcom and SNK?

Feel free to dump sprite sheets, animations, art, too.






Resources for videogame sprites:














-Pro Motion:


Useful information, etc:




Yeah, I hate to do this, but these sites have good stuff and tips. Couldn't get them out of the list.

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Recommended time spent drawing per day

Hello drawfags. I just started seriously drawing about a week ago (I've taken art classes in high school years ago but they were mostly about drawing from reference and I haven't drawn since) and I've been making good progress with the fundamentals. Unfortunately, I ended up not drawing at all for two days and my muscle memory went to absolute shit and I pretty much spent all day rebuilding it again. It is because of this that I've decided that I will draw every day for now on for at least 4 hours a day MINIMUM.

With that being said though, what do you anons recommend that someone spend on drawing as per a daily basis? I know that the obvious answer is going to be "draw as much as possible/whenever you can" but i'm talking about if you just don't have the whole day to do it, or if you're sore from work/tired/sick etc. and you want to push yourself to at least draw enough to feel satisfied for the day.

tl;dr What is anon's BARE MINIMUM time spent drawing per day or even week?

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What are the shortcuts for a beginner to get decent? I only have a couple of months left to live. Books, exercises, anything. I just want to be able to draw my waifu from many different angles.

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Composite Sketch thread

>The majority of forensic artists would probably confess that composite sketches aren’t very accurate. In fact, hand-drawn composites are roughly 9 percent accurate, while computer-generated ones result in only 5 percent accuracy.

Let's see if Loomis can beat that, and have some fun doing it.

>think of any face, criminal or famous person not required, it can be your own aunt

>enter the thread with a description, as clear and concise as possible, but be prepared to answer additional questions from anyone who takes up the task of drawing the "suspect"

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What do you think about it ?

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Takes like 5 min

I am doing a study on 8chan for school. Need some people to take a survey.


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Mind control and Art

Has anyone noticed how fucked everything is. There's some serious indoctrination going in the artist community, even here people are seriously blind. The way people are taught are to draw over and over again till they get it right, lose their imagination and their ability to think freely, lose what makes people happy, the controlling class either want you to kill yourself or put you in a wheel of despair that is getting hooked off the dopamine hits off twitter, either way they want to turn you into a docile sheep.

Like of course drawing over and over again will help, but forgetting your imagination, visualization, child like wonder will drain your soul.

People here don't seem to understand why they don't draw, and it's because you don't care about anything, you can't because they've already sucked your dopamine dry with the internet, games, etc. That would otherwise fuel your imagination.

If you look at someone like kim jung gii, his addiction is drawing, but he's still a man with the mind of a child, he draws what he's wants and gets told off, rather than mindlessly obey, that's the reason he's happy and not a soy man child, that wonders why his drawing give him nothing. The reason he's able to do what he wants, is because when someone told him to stop daydreaming, he did it anyway. There's nothing unique to his mind, that's what the controlled media wants you to think. He's just a person that never conformed from his instincts.

You need to understand that you'll never improve as long as your life force is being zapped from your electronics, you can't be happy if you lose your ability to wonder. I hope someone gets black pilled anyway.

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My first drawing.

What do you think about it ? Constructive criticism , advices are very welcome.

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Fixing your (lack of) motivation

ITT: we try to understand motivation, help each other understand our problems with it, and come up with solutions to them.

Post things that get into your way of getting shit done, and things you've noticed that help you get over them or just get motivated. Post ANY thoughts you have on the subject, this seems to be the biggest obstacle for most people (including myself), but there doesn't seem to be much effort put into understanding or fixing it.

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Any Advice for Drawing Kaiju guys?

Best inspiration places? Who is one of the better mentors? Ideals for kaiju designing? Proportions go like? Any help guys? Also pic is done by one of my friends

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Psychedelic/glitch art

Check out my instagram for quality psychedelic/glitch art and edits. I also do free artwork for people who wish to request something, i only ask that you spread the word about my instagram and that i may be able to post it if i choose. Thank you guys!

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ITT: we criticise the art of Chris-chan.

It's flat and has no sense of being three-dimensional, the characters are drawn very inconsistently, Chris has visibly not progressed significantly in drawing for over a decade, and you can just tell he has no concept of figure drawing. Strangely he can draw shoes pretty well for someone with no skills in art.

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What's the best resource/book/video/etc. for learning female manga head proportions and mapping? Body too if you know of a good one.

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What's your end goal? What do you hope to be able to accomplish, if anything?
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Does anyone here have a torrent or crack for DesignDoll or any other alternatives? Looking around for references is fine, but for more extreme poses i'd like to have something i can control.

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"Why are you doing it if you don't enjoy it"?

I've heard this statement "Why are you doing it if it just frustrates you?" a lot when I mention my feeling toward drawing. Especially to some artists. Like a lot of artists describe this feeling of genuine euphoria with drawing and I've never felt this way toward it. I always viewed drawing as very rigid and systematic like I'm lifting weights or doing math.

Does anyone have any thoughts on the subject? I've always thought after I git gud at art and I feel like I can draw anything that my feelings of anxiety while drawing would go away. Which is the main reason I'm doing it to begin with. So I can create things I can passably consider good, so I don't have to rely on others to draw things for me. But I've read from people that I should be looking for some deeper meaning toward it that I just don't really see.

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I know this is a stupid question but how well should a 15 year old be drawing?

Could you give me some examples of what most of you were doing when you were 15?

I've been having some really big issues with my self-confidence lately and I want to see if they were justified.

(pic unrelated)

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Underwater Hampture guy is doing an art contest!

That's right, the underwater hamster guy that used to post videos on /sci/ 8 years ago never stopped the project and is now doing an art contest! Not much else to say other than the contest is really obscure so you don't need to be amazing to win something (only original). The prizes are so-so but you could make some money since he is looking for an artist for merch if you are interested. Even if you don't want to have your art on a shirt or get the prizes, there isn't anything to lose and you can show your art to people that aren't artists themselves who will critique the hell out of you.

Link if you are interested: https ://mobile.twitter.com/HamptureI/status/1099403364381552645/photo/1

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Draw Thread #8

Praying for a Nuclear Winter Edition

Previous Thread: >>10455

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Come and get it

So, it seems article 13 got passed. Now I want to make something for the occasion, but I have some issues:

1)As you can see, I can't draw that good

2)I don't want it to be cringey, just something that anyone can appreciate

3)I wouldn't want to draw more newfags to 8chan

Does anyone have some tips?

I don't know if /loomis/ allows these type of threads, so if it doesn't, just delete it and sorry for my newfaggotry

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What you think

Ok so I made a thread with previous version of this creature (it supposed to live underwater) on the other board but it got deleted… Here… Take a look… Do you wanna see more? Can I make it?

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How do you face the burden of oppressive crushing dread when you have a good perspective of just how far you have to go to make your art goals a reality?

Does having those feelings mean that you're aiming too high and far? Is it even a bad thing to do or does it become a bad thing when you are letting it impact your emotional well being? Does stubborn conviction and determination make the way less difficult to tread or can it lead you into bad habits and mediocrity?

How do you break down your path into reasonable chunks and make it work? Is hard work and study enough to make it? What did the people who you aspire to become like do to make it work? Is it a good idea to emulate what you perceive to be the good things they do? Are there resources out there that they had access to that people are simply unaware of?

Are we really gonna make it?

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>using quickposes as a reference for practicing poses

>doing 1000 male poses

>one of the pictures is a cosplayer of Leo from Tekken

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Practice Thread #4: Revenge of the Coracobrachialis

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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Weekly Theme Thread #2

-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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Good lines

how do I make my lines look less like shit

Every time I draw something and compare it to someone else's work the first thing I tend to notice is that my lines are noticeably worse and are more dirty. How do I make good looking lines /loomis/?

(pic unrelated it's just something I found on Google)

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the Death of Tumblr and the New Adventures of Newgrounds.com

Tumblr is banning adult content soon, even if that's not your thing maybe consider making a Newgrounds account for old time's sake like many people are doing out of solidarity with our degenerate brothers and sisters. It'll never be as big as Twitter or something like that, but there isn't that compelling of a reason not to have one considering how cozy it remains to be.

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New Art from KingBarnOwl

It's been a while since ive been on /loomis/ but i thought I'd show my progress and my incorporation of collage art with my psychedelic/glitch medium. Please give me feedback and i hope you all enjoy!

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are there any more technical innovations for drawing/painting to go through?

first there were cave paintings, and then shit like hieroglyphs where they got a better handle of proportions, and then there was perspective, and now we've had photorealism for long enough that (((modern "art"))) has been around for a while as a response to conventional art.

i don't think this is the end though. i think it's naive and hubristic to believe that we've reached the pinnacle of what can be done with art from a technical perspective. i'm pretty sure cavement fingerpainting with berry juice tens of thousands of years ago thought the same thing. so what do you think might be the next advancement? maybe there's a human sense that we haven't discovered yet, or maybe it's possible to make images that stimulate your brain so that it makes you hallucinate smells, but the guy who invents that won't be born until 2118

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/loomis/ Feels Thread: The Lance of /loomis/ Edition

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

Previous thread:


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Draw Thread #7

Lucky Numbers edition

old thread: >>8908

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/beg/ - Beginner Thread 3!

Because we should not have to make new threads or post in draw threads with our fundamental exercises.

Feel free to post even the smallest exercise you have done to show you are still trying, do not give up, make someone proud.


Pick a reference image from:

Bargue Drawing Course (https://ia601200.us.archive.org/14/items/C.BargueDrawingCourse/C.%20Bargue%20-%20Drawing%20Course.pdf), Croquis Cafe (http://www.onairvideo.com/photo-archive.html), or images.google.com to find something you want to draw-just make sure to post your picture reference alongside your work

See 4chan /ic/'s unofficial sticky: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uwaXKU7ev6Tw_or__o8ARpUb6r2rCZYJGqwSFV9AD98/edit

and the /loomis/ Resource Hub for more information

Previous Thread: >>5415

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Zdzislaw Beksinski general

Are you familiar with any of this guys works? What do you think?

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I think it may be worth mentioning that you guys should check out my board >>>/evogames/

Basically we "evolve" creatures in MS paint. It's very fun and could use an artistic soul or two.

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Artist Thread

What are some artists you look up to?

Do you just like their art or the subject as well?

Starting out with Arata Yokoyama.

He mostly does these rough painting looking art, though sometimes he spends time refining them more to create cleaner paintings.

90% of what he paints is casual cute girls doing casual cute girl things, which is something I aspire to paint, so there's that.

There are better artist I like like Dalí and Beksiński, but they're pretty well known here, so I'm going to stick to more unknown ones to show people new artists. Feel free to post well known artists though.

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Are Proko courses worth buying?

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When I think about it, the reason I wanted to draw in the first place was to make game sprites. They don't even have to be complex looking, but they do have to have some level of appeal like pic related. So creating original sprites, and animating them, that is all I care about right now, and going through a bunch of figure drawing lessons seems like a huge detour from that. It makes me wonder when the hell I'd be able to start doing what I actually wanted to do in the first place. How should I approach something like this? I doubt Matt Groening studied plates of vilppu in order to make the Simpsons.

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> "I want to be an artist too and make something like this!"

What was the animation, comic, manga, whatever that made you say this to yourself?

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Things like these shouldn't make me mad, but they do.

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Mobile art tools (so you can draw your hentai anywhere)

Attention Samsung Note users!!! Those seeking some great art apps here is a capture of recommendations. Works with any android but i recommend s pen beacause of pressure sensors.

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Looking for art zine submissions

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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Towergirls: no NTR edition

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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What is it about traditional that makes it so much more appealing to me than digital art? That's not to say digital is bad, but when you compare similar art from both mediums, there's something uncanny about digital art. Like it's too clean, or the colors are never quite right. There's something I just can't put my finger on.

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Question Thread

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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people who can't into perspective are mentally challenged

seriously what the fuck is wrong with you tards

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When drawing the human head, is it better to start with a circle, or with an "egg" shape?

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Anybody Inktobering?

Bit late for a thread but I don't get much feedback elsewhere. Post your stuff so far and let's critique each other! You can still jump in for the last week, but take it easy.

I make mine in the span of a week, not day by day, so I get to polish them a little extra until I scan the batch. However I don't do sketching for these. Posting the ones I'm proud of so far. This has been educational and I can recommend it

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So you guys are all really talented and shit, and I wish I could learn from you. The "problem" is that I want to draw in the Annie-Mae and Mango styles. What are some resources for complete retards when it comes to that?

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Reference window program

Someone in /a/ was struggling to fit a reference image onto their screen because the resolution was so small, so I thought it would be cool if you could put an image onto the screen somehow.

And then I decided to procrastinate on drawing by making this little program instead. Webm is more or less self explanatory.

Download is here: https://tsun.itch.io/reference-image-window

Windows only because there's a lot of things I have to do manually with the operating system's functions and I can't bother to learn it all in Linux.

Let me know if you have problems/crashes. Or delete this thread if it's not appropriate here, I guess.

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Practice Thread #3: Where Fruits Meet Labor

"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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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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If anyone has the Vilppu Drawing Essentials, would it be possible for you to share it?

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/loomis/ Feels Thread 3.0+1.0: The End Of /loomis/

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

Previous thread:


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Studying how stuff works

What if you spent a day or two learning about how different parts of a car work? What makes the engine work, what's the purpose of all the different parts, how to do maintenance on it, etc. It would only take a few days to get a rough picture, but you could use that knowledge to draw and design all kinds of mechanical things from there on out. If you know how it works, it's much easier to draw it and things related to it than just trying to judge it by the way you remember it looking, and if you want something similar in your design you know roughly how to make one.

The same can be applied for all kinds of things like clothing and architecture and furniture (e.g. studying why it has the shape and parts that it has and why something looks a certain way). A car specifically has a lot of different variety of parts and many of them are very generic and applicable to common things.

I'm not sure where I'm going with this. Would there be interest in a thread where we take subjects and then explore together about how they work and what caused them to have the shape/design they have, and maybe draw them? Any ideas how to look for or where you could learn about these kinds of things without having to read a whole book about it?

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

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

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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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Draw Thread #6

Insufficient Memory edition

old thread: >>7517

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step by step help me improve a step at a time

Here's the early stages of a sketch

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Weekly theme

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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What does /loomis/ think of intellectual property?

and by extension, moral rights? Should artists really have custody of their art even after it's exchanged? If so, why? I honestly don't think the guy in pic related is wrong at all. Sometimes when artists put annoying signatures in the middle of the focus of the pic that I like, I'll open up an image editing program and relocate it somewhere off to the side so it doesn't clog up the focus, is that really so wrong?

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Art School

Do you go or have any plans to go to art school? Which one? Talk about your questions, expectations or experiences here.
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Book Sources

I have serious difficulty with remaining focused on anything, and part of how I'm trying to cope with that is to get away from all electronic devices while I'm supposed to be practicing. As it is, I can barely draw for half an hour a day. Unfortunately, that means I can't rely on .PDFs. I'm ready to throw some money down on physical books, but I don't want to give Amazon or Google a cent. Where can I get books without contributing to entities I detest?

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oi, artfags, i picked this image here couple of years ago

Is there anything to improve on it, specially on the Drawtablet part?

or is it still good?

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>I was only 19 years old

>I loved Dynamic Anatomy so much, I had all the 1950s Tarzan comics and in-depth books

>I pray to Burne Hogarth every night before bed, thanking him for the life I've been given

>"Dynamic Anatomy is love" I say; "Dynamic Anatomy is life"

>Loomis hears me and calls me a faggot

>I know he was just jealous of my devotion for Burne Hogarth

>I called him a cunt

>He slaps me and sends me to go to sleep

>I'm crying now, and my face hurts

>I lay in bed and it's really cold

>Suddenly, a warmth is moving towards me

>It's Burne Hogarth

>I am so happy

>He whispers into my ear "The ideal human form is 9 heads high."

>He grabs me with his expertly rendered hands and puts me down onto my hands and knees

>I'm ready

>I spread my chest for Burne

>He turns my pectoralis major into chrome

>It hurts so much but I do it for the sake of perfection in the human form

>I can feel my muscles becoming more defined as my eyes star to water

>I twist my upper body 180 degrees

>I want to please Burne

>He roars in a mighty roar as he labels all 44 of my hyper-defined muscle structures

>Loomis walks in

>Burne looks him straight in the eyes and says "It's all dynamic now."

>Burne leaves through my window

>Dynamic Anatomy is love. Dynamic Anatomy is life.

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Practice Thread 2: Prokopalypse Now

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 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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There are three lines above this catgirl's eyes.

The top line: Her eyebrows.

The bottom line: That skin fold over someone's eyes.

What the fuck is the middle line supposed to be? This shit has been messing with me for a while.

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Snapshot and Accountability Thread

Post what ever you're working on now, no matter the condition, after that you post updates on what you're working on in this thread until it's complete.

This is what I'm working on. My hope is to brute force my way to get good at rendering and values.

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Don't draw, and especially don't sell, furry art

you are either corrupting the youth


you are enabling subcultures that revel in perversions


you are exploiting mentally ill welfare recipients

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Draw Thread #5

Executive-sized edition

OLD >>6581

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Does anyone know a good website like CTRL+Paint and drawabox that teaches art fundamentals without mostly gearing towards traditional drawing? I don't have time for wasting another money on papers and a expensive high quality pencils cuz i already got myself Wacom Intuos and want a website similar to drawabox or ctrl+paint but geared towards digital drawing.

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what does /loomis/ think of people doing free art requests?

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Anybody got a good customized setup/settings and a recommended workflow for either Manga Studio or SAI? I have both of those programs but i don't know which one i should main, i have problems with importing images on SAI (in case i want a reference for body, pose, character, etc), but it's easy to do so on Manga Studio (it kinda reminds me of Photoshop a little).

Also i don't even have a mentor to help me with learning art fundamentals, it's kinda difficult learning fundamentals myself since i don't know which books and tutorials should i follow in chronological order.

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/loomis/ Feels Thread 3.0: You Will (Not) Make It

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

Previous thread:


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Your good ol' friends at /wooo/ cordially invite all of you smooth inkers and cel shaders to


The grandest stage of them all is upon us once again, live from New Orleans on sunday april 8th, only on the WWE Network or the streams below. Start time of 7 pm EDT 00:00 BONGLAND time, also 4:30 pm EDT for the preshow

This year's card includes:


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UFC veteran Ronda Rousey makes her in-ring debut after a shit-load of time, teaming up with olympic gold medallist Kurt Angle against Haitch & Steph


Vince's boy toy, the [LOUD BOOING] Big Dawg of the yard faces the autistic Aryan BROCK LESNAR for the Universal Title just before Brock fucks-off back to UFC


After being denied of in-ring competition for so long, the Beard makes his return to the squared circle alongside resident suicidal maniac Shane McMahon to kick the ever shit out of the fat-ass Kevin Owens and "sharia law" Sami Zayn in a tag-team shitfest


In a re-hash from WreslteKingdom 10, "The rockstar" Shinsuke Nakamura claims his spot after winning the Royal Rumble to face the Destroyer of Faggots AJ Styles for the WWE Championship


A triple threat for the IC belt so fans can't complain that Rollins, Balor and Miz are being treated like dogshit in favor of Ramen Noddles and Cena


Fatal-4-way for the US Title between poo-in-the-loo supreme Jinder Mahal, the snek Randy Orton, the Ric Flair wannabe Bobby Roode and best girl Rusev



"The Empress of tomorrow" Asuka claims her WM spot after winning the Wymen's Royal Rumble, and challenges Ric Flair's daughter Charlotte for the Smackdown Women's championship


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Streaming sites:








The prefered stream of true anikinoisseurs



Plus, plenty of opportunity to create some 8chan OC, with all the boards piling into /wooo/'s house

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Drawing Warrior Cats

Can anybody help anon draw some cats from Warriors?

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where is the line between "art" and just a painting or drawing?

what takes precedent in determining what is or isn't art? what the creator says it is, or what everyone else says it is?

i make drawings and paintings from time to time. i don't consider them to be art, although i colloquially refer to them as art sometimes because that's just the blanket term most people use for this stuff. i just think of my stuff as paintings and drawings. just because an image was rendered by a person doesn't mean its a work of art, sometimes its just an image. not all drawings are art. not all paintings are art.

i am in no way comparing myself to him, but what would you think if, for example, rembrandt said that his paintings weren't art, but he still had the same reputation he has now as a great artist? would his stuff still be art even if he insisted that they weren't?

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just found this board and my god am I disappointed by the fact that there isnt a single thread dedicated to drawing the REAL Loomis

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the Harold Speedpill: the Practice and Science of Drawing

ATTN Atelier-Anon

Alright, I've finally gotta ask about this book, man. Give me the 4-1-1 Rundown Redpill on Harold Speed if you could (but if you'd rather not no big deal, of course)

Perhaps unfairly judging the book by the chapter and plate index at the beginning it only starts talking about actual instructional stuff (in this case grid drawing) almost 100 pages in? I have read it a fair bit before that point and I like some of the stuff that's written beforehand-but he'll explain a concept in a paragraph beautifully and then go on tangents about art history, cultural art, philosophy etc. for page after page afterwards.

At first glance I'm not super convinced of this hefty tome's superiority over other books, but I would invite you to share your personal experience with it and what you may have taken away from it on a personal level in this thread rather than in the many other threads where you'd mentioned it in passing only for it to be quickly buried under pictures of crudely drawn boobies.


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/beg/ - Beginner Thread - 2nd Edition!

Because we should not have to make new threads or post in draw threads with our fundamental exercises.

Feel free to post even the smallest exercise you have done to show you are still trying, do not give up, make someone proud.


#1) Screenshot the image and post that instead (I recommend ShareX)

#2) Change camera capture settings to something smaller

#3) Send to computer and resize in MSPaint

→ → Check out the Google doc Sticky!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uwaXKU7ev6Tw_or__o8ARpUb6r2rCZYJGqwSFV9AD98/edit

Also, read our own sticky >>4920 and see the /loomis/ resource hub located at: https://www.8ch.net/loomis/hub.html

>Thread study: Try to draw/paint the opening or any other following images.

TRY TO BE MORE ACTIVE AND GIVE PEOPLE SOME FEEDBACK - many studies are left unreplied, which is a bit sad and can be quite demotivating for the people that try their best to improve, but are left directionless.

Previous Threads:

>>4124 ( http://archive.is/xjWu7 )

v v v When you post a study of one of the below images, please quote the corresponding post: v v v

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Inspiration Thread

Post art and artists that inspire you.
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Anime is not art

When a solar flare envelops the earth sending us into a new dark age. I will make it my duty to chop off the hands of every parasite that defiles the sanctity of art by drawing "Anime".

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Drawing realization

I just realized

While I may be bad


The drawings are bad for now.

And it seems like I'll never get better.

Drawing…is fun. Just moving the pencil around is fun. You don't need to be good to enjoy it. You just need to do it. And enjoy it.

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Practice Thread

Draw shit.

Draw it a lot.

Git gud.

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Hey BO, can you monitor the 4chan /ic/ book threads and add more stuff to your mega file? Everything over there is disorganized as hell. It's so stupid looking through 8 links when it ends up being almost 100% the same shit over and over again.

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How do I Actually FUCKING Draw Anime?

A thread wherein we discuss the finer points on how the freakin' FUCK to draw just like those renowned Chinese virgins responsible for our favorite animated features and video games.

Discuss individual artists' styles associated with the "anime canon", post your own interpretations, share advice and tips or FUCK off!

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Draw Thread #4

New Friends edition

Old Thread: >>5706

Resource Reminder: https://8ch.net/loomis/hub.html

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What are loomis drivers rules of engagment?

Can they shoot you for grabbing the money bag if you have no weapon?

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AMDlantic Fartripper 14 Tech Review

Happy Late Robert E. Lee day, while you are rapping on a 12-inch (((Intel))) MacBook you could be using state of the Art AMDlantic's FarTripper 14 featuring 300 AMD Ryzen 7-1488's, 88TB's of RAM to smoothly run GTA VI Cartel Confederacy, and 30,000+ TB's to store even the highest resolution anime you can possibly find.

Buy today and partake in Capitalism


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8chan Art

OC art from other boards on 8chan. If you happen to see a cool piece of 8chan-themed art post it here
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Resources Thread

Post books, infographs, anything you have.

My collection of infographs, taken mostly from chans. (somewhat organized)


I also have 8GB of books and 20GB of videos but I still need to delete duplicates and organize the videos, so I'll post them later.

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Sheer talent VS practice

>tfw your lil sis, age 12, draws like a complete professional.

>tfw you, age 23, can't draw stickmen for shit

People say that if you practice, you will get good enough. Yet my lil sis is just a kid and she draws things that beffudle me to this day.

It makes it real hard to even want to try. I am still convinced that everyone who gits gud at art had some talent to start up. Or am I wrong?

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are there any good books or video series that would get me closer to Nezumi's art style and skill level. Truth be told, I don't want to do lewd art any more but I still want the ability to be as good as her when it comes to anatomy and stylization. There's something I always liked about her art and I want to be able to deliver the same quality.

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Zootopia Art Thread

Pic is close to the style I want, but the style feels a little bit "flimsy" as Nick seems to have anorexia or something with his really thin arms. How could we draw it better so he's not a sumo, but he feels natural and not like a 35 year old vegan?

Also, feel free to post/create/etc. any Zootopia art.

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Draw Thread #3

Where Does the Time Go? edition

Old Thread: >>4083

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Is it retarded to draw the same thing again and again from reference?


is it retarded to draw a complex subject again and again from reference with the arm, not the wrist?

I guess you can Train your muscle Memory though this, so is it a weak method or does it Count as legit drawing Training?

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In this thread we draw Fred
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End Of The Line?

Who the fuck do I commission? Suggest me literally ANYBODY, I have no clue who to commission. Post images they've made. Bonus points if they do furry and are relatively cheap, but hey, expensive anime artists are fine too.

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Tablet died, all my sprite inside it left unfinished. Hold me loomis. I just don't know what to do anymore.

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Does /loomis/ have a board-tan? seems appropriate, if not!

I thought maybe it could be a robot girl who hates her art but is trying to improve. Also, since the sketch lines would always have to show as part of her design, the very act of drawing her is a means of improving your drawing skill, because it forces you to think about the shapes that comprise her.

what do you guys think? I wasn't sure what to name her, suggestions?

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/loomis/ Feels Thread 2.0: You Can (Not) Improve

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

Previous thread:


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Seeking Artist/Artfag

A friend and I are working on a KND dating sim/trainer, right now we've no artfags at all it's just me and him and we're gonna make it in Ren'Py most likely.

Could anyone possibly give me a simple "sprite" for lack of a better word of Numbuh 86 simply standing, with 3 different facial expressions, them being neutral, angry, and happy

If anyone is able to do it, could it please be in an Artstyle similar to pic related, what's a WEG without an attractive artstyle,right?

Currently, we have many ideas and concepts in place, but we are still in the planning stage and getting things together. But right now, we are trying to get what we need to start laying the ground work for the game, and would appreciate any little bit of help we can get even if it is just basic assets.

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Inktober 2016


http://mrjakeparker.com/ ( http://inktober.com/ )

Inktober rules:

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it online

3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2016

4) Repeat

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.

That's it! Now go make something beautiful.

I dunno what to draw!?

Consult the 2nd pic!

What tools should I use?!



(and 3rd pic)

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Commissions open

Looking for a webcomic artist that charges $25 per page?

Email me perfusion1488@gmail.com

Pic related is a rough sample of what you'll be getting.

Crits and comments welcomed.

Follow me on twitter


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/zundel/ Drawing Books

Music & Art (41 files) (22 Art-related files) >>>/zundel/866

Allen W. Seaby - Drawing for Art Students and Illustrations.pdf

Andrew Loomis - Figure Drawing; For All It's Worth; A Book of Fundamentals for an Artistic Career.pdf

C. E. Clement & L. Hutton - Artists of the Ninteenth Century and their Works Vol. II.pdf

Charles Sumner - The Best Portraits in Engraving.epub

Drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci.pdf

Esther Singleton - Great Pictures As Seen and Described by Famous Writers.epub

Ethel Puffer Howes - The Psychology of Beauty.epub

Exhibition of Early German Art.pdf

F. B. Tarbell - A History of Greek Art.epub

George B. Bridgman - Constructive Anatomy.pdf

H. M. Cundall & C. Geoffrey Holme - Masters of Water-Colour Painting.epub

Harold Speed - The Practice and Science of Drawing.epub

Jasper Salwey - The Art of Drawing in Lead Pencil.pdf

John Charles Van Dyke - A Text-Book of the History of Painting.epub

John W. Beatty - The Relation of Art to Nature.epub

John William Bradley - Illuminated Manuscripts.epub

Michael Bryan - Dictionary of Painters and Engravers.pdf

Raphael Petrucci - Chinese Painters; A Critical Study.epub

The Elder Pliny's Chapters on the History of Art.pdf

The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition.epub

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci.epub

Vachel Lindsay - The Art of the Moving Picture.epub

You're welcome.

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Commissioning/Requesting and something else

First off: how do I learn color theory, shading, and all that? My anatomy is wonky, but that takes practice; I want to learn coloring first, then emotions, then learn gestures, and finally anatomy.

Until then, though… who do I commission/request, and would it be possible for them to record their process? I'm a furry btw, but feel free to mention anime/etc artists, although mention that they're anime/etc artists.

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What the fuck is with these prices

Hey /loomis/

Got How To Draw by Scott Robertson and I was shopping around for ellipse templates. Why are these things so expensive? Aren't they just a printed sheet of plastic, like a ruler with holes punched out?

Shops were wanting close to 200 maplebux for a set of ten, used they were still over 100.

Does anyone here have a set? How much did you pay, in case they're cheaper in other countries?

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8chan has overboard now


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Does anyone know any good drawing routines or curriculums to really improve your general draftsmanship after you've studied the fundamentals?

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I'm attempting this next Sunday (1/17/16), anyone else down to try?

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Anyone got a rip of this video art course?

Hello there anons, newfag here. Didn't know we had a board like this here on quadro^2chan, but now that I do, I think I may frequent it since I do have a thing for drawing and painting.

On to the point of my thread: Before I even found this board I found this video art course on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/494900/

However as I am a poorfag I never bought it, other things come first. I don't even know if it's good. So tell me, is it good and more importantly, do you have a free download link somewhere?

Cheers anons

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My noobishness and inability to get gud

Excuse me. I apologize as I am new here, I don't normally show up on any art boards. But I've been reading for a bit, I think I understand. I know people say start with the basics, and I know people say start in realism before you deviate from it.

I mean I'm willing to learn, but for a while I couldn't stand realism. As weird as that sounds. What I mean is I was…at one point what you would call a "fantasist" without saying too much, I will say this I spent some of my life in an artificial existence.. In other words my imagination. And I hated how certain people tried to get me to draw the way they wanted. As you can guess I liked them animus..a lot so I tried to draw a lot of those.

Lemme skip to my main point. I suppose if I am to learn to get gud I need to step out of my comfort zone is that correct?

Also can someone direct me to resources for an absolute beginner?

I apologize if I was rambling. I tend to do that sometimes. I just hope I was able to make enough coherent sense.

If this discussion is not exactly relevant to this board. I apologize as well. Thank you for reading this far.

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Hey guys, 8chan is dying soon.

Where do we go now? DA forums?

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Git gud together

I've wanted to get good for as long as I can remember, but I keep dropping art randomly and taking long breaks. Sometimes it's just hard to force mysef to draw without getting the urge to an hero. I'm too alone, too lost in the journey of learning.

When I try to look for an art community, it's always people drawing porn and/or with minimal interaction.

How do I find people who truly want to get good? Like REALLY good, not just drawing fap material or cartoon memes. I feel so alone in imageboards. It seems I can only dream of a tightly knit group of artists who help each other and improve together and share thoughts and insights as they learn.

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>when you're already better than your idol when he started


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Draw Thread #2

Let's do it again

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Is this the best?

can i draw people?

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does anyone have frank cho's drawing beautiful women? i can't find a torrent.

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Trademarks & Symbols book.pdf. 30 days to Gett it now.

Photos of this out of print book are hosted at


It is a valuable resource for logo design and inspiration.

Continually browsing for images I needed was tedious, and not possible while I was offline so I downloaded the images and compiled them into a pdf.

May be useful to others who need similar.

Available on ge.tt for 30 days. This file will automatically delete at that time. Gett it now!



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>that feel when you will never be good at drawing

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/beg/ - Beginner Thread - The First Edition

Because we should not have to make new threads or post in draw threads with our fundamental exercises.

Feel free to post even the smallest exercise you have done to show you are still trying, do not give up, make someone proud.

AVOID asking unrelated questions, there is a Question Thread for that.


#1) Screenshot the image and post that instead (I recommend ShareX)

#2) Change camera capture settings to something smaller

#3) Send to computer and resize in MSPaint

→ →

There's a new (and cleaner) sticky in town! You can see it at:


Also, read our own sticky >>889 and see the /loomis/ resource hub located at: http://www.8ch.net/loomis/hub.html

>Thread study: Try to draw/paint the opening or any other following images.

Feel free to post your original works as well if you're trash.

TRY TO BE MORE ACTIVE AND GIVE PEOPLE SOME FEEDBACK - many studies are left unreplied, which is a bit sad and can be quite demotivating for the people that try their best to improve, but are left directionless.

Old Thread:


>2 years

>still no god damn /beg/inner thread!

There, I fixed it! copied nearly verbatim from /ic/, stuff to study coming up in the next post:

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Some drawings of mine, photoshop of course, it's all drawn, I'm recreating old paintings with my dumb faces. Some are just all my own creations tho - the smoking ones

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Classical/academic art Q&A

Hey, everyone.

Thought I’d set up this thread in case anyone has any questions or wants to know more about the practices of classical/academic drawing/painting. What I mean by classical/academic is primarily the kind of realistic art developed throughout the 19th century and what is continued today in what most people call realist ateliers or academies.

Feel free to ask anything or bring up any art related subject.

I won’t pretend to speak with any form of authority on the matter, just give my opinion that is based on what I’ve learned about the subject. This might be a good chance for some to hear opinions that are uncommon in the world of “online” or “digital” art and maybe add a bit of nuance to many of the “art memes” floating around.

Anyway, if there is anything, ask away and I’ll get to it when I see it.

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Dealing with people disrespecting your art

I fucked up at work and left my sketch book out that I was working on while I went to lunch. I came back to see my managers bottle of tea sitting on top of my work. It left a nasty water mark on the page and ruined it. How do you deal with general disrespect for your work? I shouldn't let it bother me, but it has me really dejected.

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Personal learning blog

Hi /loomis/, longtime lurker, longtime fan of the board

I quit drawing when I started my last year of highschool. Seeing my work go nowhere since middle school made me give up. I was always a defeatist so giving up and hating myself was the easy part.

Now that's changed however and I am going to systematically start drawing once again, and post at least one sketch/exercise here every day. I plan to focus on drawing humans, and even though I'm re-learning from scratch, I'll give you the quick rundown on my drawing skill or lack thereof :

>only humans, no animals

>always soldiers or knights/medieval warriors

>can't draw faces

>always drew feet in boots

>always drew hands holding a gun/sword

>proportions are always off

I'll post my old drawings once I find them. Feel free to give me any advice, or just laugh and mock.

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quick question.

does this drawing have fluidity and doesn't seem stiff?

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isn't there a working crack for this shit?

runasdate failed me. and the most recent version with a working crack is from 10.1

i want a 12.0 or 14.0 but only method is with runasdate

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character design with aaron blaise

Hello does anyone have a download for character design with aaron blaise? It would really be appreciated thanks

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pixiv tag - pixelart

whats the tag for pixel art on pixiv? sorry that I cant into moon runes

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Just out of curiosity...

What is your personality like? Just be honest, say both the shitty side and great side of your personality.

My personality is generally caring for others, but I care for others too much and I always end up hurting them somehow. I am also incredibly annoying on purpose, but I try to be annoying in a way that will lighten people up, but fail and end up looking like an asshole.

Credit to Sweirde for the art and character. I do not claim the rights to it.

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I made a collage today

any helpful advice to improve it?


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Art and Artist Jokes

Why are Tumblrinas such great artists?

They only has positive space.

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Hey. /pol/ here. Just thought I'd say I really like the CSS of your board :)

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When did you first realize that the Cintiq is nothing more than a meme tablet?

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First off, let me preface this by saying how surprised I'm to find such a beautiful place within this myriad of fuckfest. As you probably have guessed from the title, I feel like I'm stuck and not improving; I have this idea of game character that I'd like to draw, but I can't get myself to put on paper. I've been drawing on and off my entire life (I'm not that old tho), and I've started to take drawing seriously for a while now in order for me to draw this character, but in vain. I spend a tremendous amount of time copying others art and trying to learn from it with no proper results at all. So, I decided to grab some books to learn from like "Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain" and some other book by Mark Crilley(the youtuber), and here I'm with my dick in my hands, as I've failed to achieve any proper advancements.


Been drawing on and off, really good at copying, but can't draw from my imagination, and have spent a good amount of time trying trying to learn from other resources without any good results.

Non-native English speaker. Sorry for any grammar mistakes!

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pens dont work

Doing drawabox

Got a bunch of pens like he reccomends, but they sometimes just stop working where the line comes out really faint whenever I draw over the same line a few times. Then I bought a couple that are the exact ones he reccomends.


Same problem though. It's all fine then the line comes out really faint. Then I scribble for a few seconds and then it's fine. I've got a bunch of pens and they all do this.

Is this just a flaw inherent to this type of pen or did I somehow manage to buy a bunch of pens where every single one is a dud?

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How do I draw decent eyes that are anime style?

Pic definitely unrelated.

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Hello /loomis/

Hello /loomis/, I'd like to invite you to join our discord server, 24.

>what is 24?

24 is a little place where you can talk about your interests, hobbies and general stuff. We want it to be a place where people with many niche interests can meet with each other and tell other people about the things they like to do.

Bring music, because we have a bot to play tunes, be cool, be calm, and welcome!

>Why did you advertise here?

Because we're not interested in top 24 boards and want real discussion with people who actually want real, in-depth discussion. Bring your drawings and post them in the image wall!


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Krita 2016: Let's Make Text and Vector Art Awesome!


There isn't much time left and it'd be a shame if it doesn't get funded either way. Honestly I'd like nothing more than for them to continue work on animation workflow, what they've done so far is good but it could stand to be a lot better. What are your thoughts on the most recent Krita kickstarter? Have you contributed or do you plan to?

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My girlfriend and I drew this masterpiece. Ask a pair of modern age Leo-da-vinci-tier doodlers anything.

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My art

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personal learning thread

New thread because old thread reached bump limit.

old thread: http://8ch.net/loomis/res/1588.html

the shadows are really hard. it's amazing how the original artist was able to draw the shadows and other body parts with great detail.

I'm not sure what to do. should I continue with this or should I start reading someother book. I would like learn how to draw properly but I'm not sure if doing this will make me better at drawing. I think I am not learning how to draw the anatomy/body parts of the human body by doing this. I'm not sure what I am even or meant to be doing anymore.

please help.

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I want to get good at drawing Kaiju and other such monsters

Are there any guides out there for drawing reptiles?

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Drawing from the arm?

How do you "use" the whole arm to draw?

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Long-Term Part-Timer: Art Job

Could you use an extra $400-$600 a month? I know I could, nigga.

I'm a shitty artist looking for a marginally less shitty artist to help me realize a game project in both a timely manner and in a quality I otherwise could never achieve on my own. Character designs, splash art, animation frame tie-downs and cleanup, effects, environments et cetera. Nothing's off the table, G.

Send me your portfolios, your hourly rates, examples and estimates; let's do business.

I want someone who's motivated, versatile, willing to learn and is of course able to set aside time each week to help me push my ill-conceived project forward. At this time I'm looking for a character artist and designer in particular. I don't care what your rate is, but considering my own limited resources, I'm naturally going to gravitate towards whoever can get me the best work at the biggest volume relative to what I'm able to spend.

I'm looking for an anime/'toon' aesthetic. If you have an animation-friendly style already I'll definitely take a close look at you, but even if you've never animated or drawn a cartoon in your life I'm willing to give you a shot if you're willing to try.

Look at Shane Glines, Bruce Timm, Alex Ahad, XA-XA-XA, and Chris Battle over the next week or two, put some topical OC in your portfolio and hit me up.



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Learning to color?

One thing with anatomy is that it takes a lot of practice, but with coloring, it takes a lot of techniques to do correctly. I want to learn how to color. How do I succeed in coloring? Shading, lights, that stuff.

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What videos, books, or tutorials really helped painting click with you?

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/loomusic/ thread

Post music to make art-making easier/more fun.

You may post slower music, but I prefer a bit faster music like what I provided in the YouTube embed, so feel free to post that.

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/loomis/ Art Challenge Thread #1

We've talked about this before but the idea died out eventually, so I'm kick starting this shit.

Unlike the Inktober challenge, this is more of an inside thing, posting it here and critiquing each other's works.

This thread's theme:

A God there is


Draw a picture related to the theme and post it in this thread.

It can be in any form, from digital art to an actual painting.


Practice, :^)

Here's the thread I stole based the theme on, use it if you need some inspiration.


Suggestions for the next theme are accepted, since I'm an uncreative fuck

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Post some of your favorite animations whether from an independent artist or a big studio. Post anything you might be working on or try doing some of the exercises here!



Gesture Drawing for Animation (Walt Stanchfield) - http://tinyurl.com/2bz28kv

the Animator's Survival Kit (Richard Williams) - http://tinyurl.com/m8e4wqg

Setting Up Your Shots (N/A) - http://tinyurl.com/l88fjzy
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/loomis/ feels

Share your daily struggle with art related stuff here.

>tfw poorfag, can't buy a tablet and have to use a mouse for lineart

>i can't understand light, shadow and color for shit. trying many books

>my character poses are too stiff

>i want to draw lewds for a living but i don't want my SFW art being associated with them. have to create two different drawing styles for no one notice me

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Comic Page Composition

Any recommended reading/resources for how to improve comic page/panel composition?

Pic not related.

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Animal Anatomy Guide

Where should I learn to draw animals from?

I realize what I've been doing wrong: starting from human anatomy. I work better with animal anatomy better, and if I master that, perhaps I could move on to human anatomy, then combine it with human anatomy to reach my "dream" of becoming a really great furfag artist.

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DeviantArt Core

Any of you got a CORE account on DA?

What is it?

What does it do?

Is it at the point where you need CORE to get popular on DA?

Would you recommend it?

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Have the skills

Now I need the tools?

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Ask a question, get an answer
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Schedule Mania

A thread for advice and experiences with making schedules.

Trying to work my way up to 12 hours a day, but so far can only do 9 hours in a 12 hour period.

Seems overwhelming tryng to figure out how to fit in repetitive and reinforcing Photoshop training, Watercolor Training, Ink Training, Portraits, Figures, Animal Anatomy, Master Studies, Perspective, etc. into a regular thing. How to keep so many plates spinning while also making time for friends and life and not becoming a hollowed out robot. Not to metion school is going to start again in the Fall, and I'm going to be looking for a part-time job, so I've got to squeeze those in as well.

Any thoughts/advice?

Pic related - it's an art schedule from an artist on DeviantArt that I've been modifying and trying to adapt to.

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What kinda art is this?

Hi hi! After browsing a few threads on here, and on a few other drawing image boards I kind of noticed that it's hard to find people that really like art like this!

Maybe I just suck at finding people that appreciate the same kinda things I do, hon-hon.

What do you call it anyway?
inb4 shit

I'll post a few pieces I really like.
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Art Thieves and The Sorts

How do you feel about people using/stealing your art? I personally don't feel too bad about it at all, because that means they like it, and it's free advertising. Maybe they could even reach more people with my idea, and for that I'd be grateful. Is there a reason artists get extremely rustled when you steal/redistribute their art? Why do Hipsters have to feel so attached to their garbage? Am I missing something?

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Draw Thread #1

Post your current drawing and offer constructive criticism to others. Pls no bully.
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Low-Light Scenes

Any methods or resources on how to do really cool dark cinematic scenes like this one? I'm looking to improve my lighting skills and I especially like how this piece looks, looking to mimic the style

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Making Tutorials

Hey, guys.

I've been posting here every now and then, often answering questions and helping out when I can (often in relation to classic/academic drawing/painting and all that). I've been thinking of starting to make video tutorials/demos going over all kinds of subjects and I just wanted to know if there are any suggestions out there or something you haven't seen properly covered.

I was thinking of starting off with a basic approach to observational drawing that I don't think has been covered in any great depth online. I see a lot of artists struggling with it when I don't think it has to be as difficult as they make it. After that I thought I'd branch over into discussing the different principals involved with line drawing and mass drawing and how that relates to approach in both drawing and painting, as well as how I've experienced it being applied to drawing from one's imagination as opposed to working from life.

I've also thought about making "painting logs" where I basically talk about a painting that is halfway finished, how it got to that point, how I've worked with it, what problems are arising, how I'd solve them and so on. I know that when I started out, I'd kill for the chance to hear someone discuss what's going on halfway through a painting, so maybe some people would find that interesting.

Anyway, let me know if there's any topic in particular you could suggest to help me get started or if you're just generally interested.

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I can't even draw lines

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is it a bad idea to try improving at art doing just animation?

it's all i really wanna do, and i figure it requires you to draw the same thing a lot of times so it should be good for practicing anything that needs improving.

what's some good software for it?

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Does anyone know any books, videos, or tutorials that go into rigging/nesting a character in flash? The best I can find only lightly touch on it and never go into how you work in the other views into the model. I don't know if I need to nest them into the symbol or if they should be handled separately as their own models?

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Laptop Shopping

Are there really any dos or don'ts of buying a laptop that will mainly be used for drawing and animating? (Maybe light gaming, but that's definitely not as important.) Any specific recommendations brand-wise?

I have $340. However, I feel like it's time to replace my Wacom Bamboo with an Intuos. I could always wait on this and get it later, though. Or I could just hold off on all of this altogether and save up for something better, if needed. Thing is, I'm going to be away from my PC for a few months with plenty of time to draw and no laptop to do it on is all.

I use Manga Studio 5, and will be getting Flash eventually.

Been eyeing up stuff like this:


And this one especially. (It's on sale as of posting):


Buying that last one would mean holding off on the Intuos (which I may or may not be able to get sometime during that trip??? It's iffy.) But like I said, I already have a tablet.

Thanks, artbros.

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Sorry about making a new thread about such a topic, but where exactly do I start? What should I begin with to get good at art?

How do I get the motivation not to give up by how bad my drawings will be?

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I want to practice drawing cubes from different perspectives and I've found this website that allows you to create a cube and rotate it any way you want. You can also make the cube transparent.


Now if only there were something similar for cones, cylinders and pyramids.

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Tower Girls (updated)

Let's do this right

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I'm trying to learn by using Vilppu's drawing manual, but so far it's been failure after failure. No matter how many times I apply his method or how hard I try to "feel the pose", my drawings look nothing like his. And the worst part is, I can't even understand what I'm doing wrong. Should I give up and try another method (like Loomis or Dodson)?

R: 6 / I: 3 / P: 15 [R] [G] [-]

I don't make much money and I don't want to maintain a perpetual subscription to a software like Adobe CC or Toon Boom (even though the prices are very reasonable); after the somewhat disappointing launch of OpenToonz I've decided it might be time to go back to Flash CS5, which I purchased a long time ago and never made anything of note with.

After all these years, have any plugins been released that improve the brush or overall workflow of CS5 that you're aware of?