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Humboldt Squid
Jan 21, 2006




You may have noticed that this thread now has a shiny new NWS tag in the title, which means you no longer need to link to NWS drawings here! Hooray!
To celebrate, this month's theme is THE HUMAN FIGURE!
Here's links to help you start out:
Reference blogs
http://helpyoudraw.tumblr.com/search/anatomy
http://senshistock.tumblr.com/
http://art-tutorials.tumblr.com/tagged/anatomy
http://learninganatomy.tumblr.com/
http://fyeaharttips.tumblr.com/
http://human-proportions.tumblr.com/
http://art-and-sterf.tumblr.com/
http://ibelievepracticemakesperfect.../search/anatomy
http://anatomicalart.tumblr.com/
http://artistresources.tumblr.com/tagged/anatomy

Online figure drawing tools
http://www.quickposes.com/
http://artists.pixelovely.com/pract...figure-drawing/

I'll post inspirational figure drawings and talk about theory later in the week, but for now here's a rude nude dude


(Caipora for @Sketch_Dailies, inspired by Brazilian street artist Rimon Guimar„es)

Humboldt Squid fucked around with this message at May 1, 2014 around 08:33

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Vilgefartz
Apr 29, 2013



Fun Shoe



A hand. That's anatomy, right.

Baldbeard
Mar 26, 2011




I'll help kick the figure stuff off with a study I did a bit ago. I always want to get back into figure studies, but never get around to it. Maybe the new thread will help me get back into the swing.

Cartyisme
Dec 23, 2011


Not figures but I finished a Series.






http://dude.cartyis.me/n64/
http://dude.cartyis.me/n64/
http://dude.cartyis.me/n64/

petrol blue
Feb 9, 2013

sugar and spice
and
ethanol slammers


Quick sketch of the Lesser House Goon:

Only very rough, but I was really happy with the, um, solidness (is that the right term?).

e:

Eastdrom posted:


A hand. That's anatomy, right.

That really reminds me of the iron man.

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Mr.Booter
Oct 9, 2005
What?

Did this one yesterday. Trying to go for a very kinetic, sludgy style.

Wowporn
May 31, 2012

HarumphHarumphHarumph


Vilgefartz
Apr 29, 2013



Fun Shoe



Finding that just putting down random splotches of colour and making stuff is way more fun than planning what i'm going to do.

snucks
Nov 3, 2008

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.


Baldbeard posted:


I'll help kick the figure stuff off with a study I did a bit ago. I always want to get back into figure studies, but never get around to it. Maybe the new thread will help me get back into the swing.
oh man I love the color on this; the sharp borders of opacity look like the model was carved from wood or something.

Avshalom
Feb 14, 2012

by Lowtax




It's been a crazy few days in my world. I'm determined to get back to daily practice tomorrow! (Or, well, today - it's 2am here.)

quite the fucker
Apr 13, 2014
Probation
Can't post for 2751 days!



do you realize that you're one of the dumbest faggots alive, a talentless autistic nineties kid andy warhol wh othinks if he puts his clumsy paintings of cartridges someone else designed on bright solid color backgrounds they become art

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quite the fucker
Apr 13, 2014
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Phylodox
Mar 30, 2006

Shepard.


College Slice

I am so angry about art on the Internet!!!

quite the fucker
Apr 13, 2014
Probation
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Phylodox posted:

I am so angry about art on the Internet!!!

me too

petrol blue
Feb 9, 2013

sugar and spice
and
ethanol slammers


e: gently caress it, can't be arsed.

Futaba Anzu
May 5, 2011

GROSS BOY

You sure are quite the fucker

halleys comet
Feb 29, 2012


Phylodox posted:

I am so angry about art on the Internet!!!

Do you think art isn't worth getting angry about, Phylodox?

quite the fucker
Apr 13, 2014
Probation
Can't post for 2751 days!


it's irrelevant because i'm not mad about art, i'm mad about those paintings cartyisme made

Phylodox
Mar 30, 2006

Shepard.


College Slice

halleys comet posted:

Do you think art isn't worth getting angry about, Phylodox

I'm 100% sure there's a passionate, articulate discussion to be had about commercial objects as art, but I doubt that discussion involves weirdly vicious ad hominem attacks.

raging bullwinkle
Jun 15, 2011


Phylodox posted:

I'm 100% sure there's a passionate, articulate discussion to be had about commercial objects as art, but I doubt that discussion involves weirdly vicious ad hominem attacks.

Dont

Stexils
Jun 4, 2008



I'm struggling with blending smoothly. Anyone have some advice?

Jewel
May 2, 2009



Hog Inspector posted:

I'm struggling with blending smoothly. Anyone have some advice?



For me, I almost never like using soft brushes (I can't tell if you have or not) and instead, I set pen pressure to adjust opacity/flow rate (photoshop here, but you should be able to apply the idea to almost any program) and then color pick like crazy (alt+click). Color pick from dark, paint a little lightly onto light, color pick from the color you made, paint a little lightly onto dark, repeat until it blends in the way you want it to. It also has the advantage of mixing colors for you naturally (though throwing in a little extra color before you start to blend can help make it pop).

Edit: vvv That's if you're color picking from a photo. Yeah, that'd work, but then again maybe color picking from a photo isn't a great idea in the first place. Can be good to try and hone your color matching skills by just practicing trying to get the same color as a photo (and I can see now from the thumbnail of Hog's picture, but your version seems to be lighter highlights on the leg and lighter shadows).

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Phylodox
Mar 30, 2006

Shepard.


College Slice

In terms of colour picking, a trick I learned somewhere was to use the Filter > Pixelate > Crystalize to get bigger areas to pick colours from so you don't end up having to pixel-hunt the shade you're looking for.

President Kucinich
Feb 21, 2003

Bitterly Clinging to my AK47 and Das Kapital



quite the fucker posted:

i'm mad about those paintings cartyisme made

Literally no one gives a poo poo about your dumb temper tantrums about video games.

Portals
Apr 17, 2012



I haven't posted in one of these threads for ages. Here's a sketch from the 30-minute segment of an online figure drawing class.



I really need to work on feet, and not outlining everything.

Hernando
Jun 8, 2004



Phylodox posted:

In terms of colour picking, a trick I learned somewhere was to use the Filter > Pixelate > Crystalize to get bigger areas to pick colours from so you don't end up having to pixel-hunt the shade you're looking for.

Just change the sample size of the Eyedropper tool to average out the color

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Avshalom
Feb 14, 2012

by Lowtax


I had to take a few days off because things got wild IRL and then I got probated for posting toothy owls in the Touhou thread, but I'm back now!


loving BABIES jesus christ. I'm going to be drawing a lot of babies because they're impossible and I want to understand them. I'll also be drawing a lot of skulls for the same reason.



I'm aiming at getting into storyboarding as a career, so I'm working on this pseudo-comicky style with heavy linework and flat colours that can be churned out quickly (I'm interning at an illustration studio and learning a whole lot of useful stuff about storyboarding at the moment!) but realistic digital painting is still my main priority because I'm awful at it. Speaking of which:



Also, I cannot express how much I appreciate all the feedback that people have given me so far! I'm sorry for not responding individually to comments but I've been flat-out for time, but I read every one and it's all been incredibly useful. I apologise for progressing so slowly / not at all and making so many mistakes; I promise that I'm taking all your critique into account, I'm a very slow learner, but your time and effort isn't going to waste. I love you, Creative Convention!

Hernando
Jun 8, 2004



I'm trying to get into editorial illustration, here's a piece I did based on this NYT article talking about how rich people wish they were richer.

Any feedback would be much appreciated, also, I wonder if there are any other illustrators here that would be into doing a thread where there's an article & people try to create a finished piece for it by the end of every week, and during the process they can get feedback to weed out the weaker ideas and such.

Das Boo
Jun 9, 2011

There was a GHOST here. It's gone now.


Thank to goon advice, I've gone from "I hate this" to "it's getting there" with my character design. I finally have one my instructor actually likes:


I'm gonna sculpt this summabitch. Evil little boys are the cutest things in the world.

Keret
Aug 26, 2012






Soiled Meat

Good theme timing, here's a bunch of figure studies I've done recently. Anatomy is hard, yo.

Crappy pics incoming:









supermikhail
Nov 17, 2012


"It's video games, Scully."
Video games?"
"He enlists the help of strangers to make his perfect video game. When he gets bored of an idea, he murders them and moves on to the next, learning nothing in the process."
"Hmm... interesting."



WHAT'S WRONG WITH HER EYES?

From this angle it's basically supposed to be a triangle, with the iris a part of a circle in most cases, because you have a straight profile. Unless you don't have a straight profile, in which case you've messed up in a different place, but I'm pretty sure it's a straight profile, because I used to make the same mistake with eyes, until I had it pointed out to me.

Kikka
Feb 10, 2010

I POST STUPID STUFF ABOUT DOCTOR WHO



You would benefit greatly from studying the shape of a skull. The big flat cheeks make it look like her cheekbones are extending down to her jaw in a cylinder shape.

Mr.Booter
Oct 9, 2005
What?

Another portrait. Acrylic on canvas.

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SexyBlindfold
Apr 24, 2008
i dont care how much probation i get capital letters are for squares hehe im so laid back an nice please read my low effort shitposts about the arab spring

thanxs!!!


I always have such a hard time drawing (and coloring!) hair, but after checking these entries by James Gurney I think I'm slooowly starting to get the hang of it.



Now if only there was also a tutorial for learning how to draw hairstyles that aren't solely for HUGE NERDS



I still need to narrow the whole thing down to a point where I can also apply it to more cartoony, simpler drawings.

Stexils
Jun 4, 2008



I wanted to challenge myself so I picked a picture with weird lighting and posing. I also took Jewel's suggestions for blending (thanks for those).




I do have a more general question, though. I feel like I'm pretty good at reproducing photos or what's in front of me, but whenever I try to draw from imagination it turns out really bad. What's the best way to start drawing without reference? Is there any tutorial series or exercises that help or give some good basic principles?

edit: uncanny how I notice a bunch of things wrong with the picture AFTER I post it

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Vilgefartz
Apr 29, 2013



Fun Shoe

Hog Inspector posted:

I wanted to challenge myself so I picked a picture with weird lighting and posing. I also took Jewel's suggestions for blending (thanks for those).




I do have a more general question, though. I feel like I'm pretty good at reproducing photos or what's in front of me, but whenever I try to draw from imagination it turns out really bad. What's the best way to start drawing without reference? Is there any tutorial series or exercises that help or give some good basic principles?

edit: uncanny how I notice a bunch of things wrong with the picture AFTER I post it

Loomis is great for that, and his books are available free on the net. Though if you draw from reference enough you'll eventually get a good knowledge of anatomy.

If you mean drawing in general here's a nifty page (think it was linked in an earlier thread) with all kinds of tutorials for digital art http://www.floobynooby.com/ICG/artvalues.html

Beelzebub
Apr 17, 2002

In the event that you make sense, I will still send you to the 7th circle.

Update on the thing from last month's thread.

Sorcery
Jul 3, 2012


I'm currently working my way through 'Drawing the Head and Hands' by Loomis and it's been incredibly helpful. I can't recommend it enough to anyone learning how to draw.

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supermikhail
Nov 17, 2012


"It's video games, Scully."
Video games?"
"He enlists the help of strangers to make his perfect video game. When he gets bored of an idea, he murders them and moves on to the next, learning nothing in the process."
"Hmm... interesting."


Beelzebub posted:

Update on the thing from last month's thread.






I.e. great light and shadow. Am I wearing stereoscopic goggles? The babe has become quite focusable.

On the other hand, the fiery jizz monster is too trasparent, and the lines behind it are too well defined, but I guess you haven't gotten to it yet. That's all I have.

Again, for the contrast.

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Beelzebub
Apr 17, 2002

In the event that you make sense, I will still send you to the 7th circle.

Thanks supermikhail!

Sorry, I should have mentioned that I don't have any "paint" laid down for the mist stuff yet. Right now all you see is the warm base that's under the entire image. The misty tendrils will be glowing green at some point.

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