/qa/ should have a drawthread
Or an art thread.
Or you know, just do something thread.
What are you people doing?
Thank you very much! I really appreciate it!
>six years ago
That's pretty impressive, they have their sixth anniversary just a month ago, You really came in way early. I would wholeheartedly recommend checking it out again.
Thank you! If you manage to figure out what it looks like please tell me, I'm curious to know. I could tell you some of my inspirations if it will help. Trigger/gainax, kentaro miura, heisei era fantasy anime, manga, and games, as well as early 00s anime styled flashes
I think most anime artstyles lean toward a more feminine look. This kind of face could easily fit a male character in a yabuki work or a shaft work.
I would generally put my work more with styles like Miura's, murata's, Shirow masamune's and tetsuo hara, with over the top men, and women that are either more close to life or even slightly boyish. I'm exclusively talking about stylistic choices, I have much to learn. I think it's worth stating, arrogance looks good on no one.
I made a chart a while back showing a rough idea of how I draw my men and my women in comparison...
>I'm open to the idea
If you are still on the idea, and I didn't scare you with the wall of text I'd love to chat on any social media you've got. Twitter or discord are the ones I have. We can also just chat on here. I don't think anyone will mind.
It's just a bias. Most western artists tend to mix western influences into their work because that's their preference. They aren't interested in trying to draw "legit" anime at all. If they really wanted appear eastern they can do it without problem. There are plenty of anime artists that you can't tell they are western until they start speaking english. The ones that come to mind right now are pretty small so I won't name them.
It's not like you need a translation for most of them. Those books tend to be full of inane comments like the cheek should be round. The drawings themselves are self explanatory enough.
Yeah, /ic/'s state is pretty sad, but that's current 4chan as a whole. There's not much you can get out of that board aside from the links in the resource thread.
Yes, drawing is a very mental task. Anyone can get rusty. It's kind of like competitive gaming, haha. You won't forget everything if you haven't done it in a while, but if you don't keep in good shape you're going to underperform.
Artists also sometimes get a mental block that makes you straight up forget how to draw, like a stroke. I think it tends to happen more often if you don't draw frequently. It's no joke. Even good artists have one of those bad days once in a while.
how many kissu friends exactly draw?
I've seen sketches here and there from many friends, but the only guy who I consistently see around is the lolifren. It's a real shame he thought my girls look like men and that we can't be friends, I thought his art was sweet.
I just do simple edits now and then. My photoshop expertise grows steadily as I branch out, but actually learning the process of art is not something I plan on doing.
There definitely seems to be a disproportionately high amount of creative types on kissu, however, and that's pretty cool.
It is pretty common for artists to have a hill in the middle of the work where they are no longer sure if the work is what they want to do and their feelings get clouded. That is the most important time to push on through and try to figure it out. I'm sure you'll be glad once it is behind you.
Please don't go that far.
I don't want drama.
I do not find the kind of girls you draw attractive. I draw my girls this way because this is what I am attracted to.
If it is all good laughs feel free to tease me about it all you like, but if my work upsets you please just ignore me.
If you are were under the impression we were competeing or rivals, we aren't, we cover completely different niches.
I hope I didn't infer something wrong, I like this place, I want to make sure things stay comfy.
I'm sure there's always someone lurking that wishes they could draw, so I'm sharing some assorted resources. Also because why not.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjnc0AA4TKE1NiR6oPVGYnw This guy also wrote an anatomy book
https://grass-tree-garden.tumblr.com/archive bunch of timelapses
https://live.fc2.com/17356889/?afid=87602906 tsugumomo's author vods
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf8ou6nauKlFCZh6o_qvPWg/videos more vods
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChwIFBzTDkfmeqE2GxJNduA/videos more timelapses
https://sketchfab.com/human-engine 3d scans of people you can view in your browser
It's just stuff I decided to bookmark. There's no rhyme or reason to it. Also, I was surprised with the amount of dead links I had. It's best not to leave stuff for later.
Thank you for the heads up. I'll keep working to improve.
I found nice colors for the cat and a rough background. I may do color variants for him later.
All I have to do now is to finish coloring him and to draw the bg.
I hate doing anime ink and paint on a mobile device. I hope I will live to never have to worry about doing that again. I can't believe some people have this as their main drawing device.
That's a first, but I am well aware that I cannot please everyone. Just yesterday I though about how I get a really creepy feeling from shoujo manga, thinking somebody would probably feel that way about my work.
I draw exactly what I like, and I am at a point where I can draw things that resonate with myself. So, I can say this wasn't made to be unsettling.
I am curious, don't force yourself, but if you can, try and tell me what makes you feel that way about my art. Hearing the perspective of someone who doesn't like it is just as interesting as praise.
This is a small place, please try and tolerate me. I try not to keep the amount of work I post moderate and to gage where there is and isn't interest.
Thank you! You guys are too kind.
>good programs thst aren't too confusing
You could avoid a lot of confusion and fumbling starting out working with hard pixels, since you don't need a special bucket or selection to match, no artifacts, and most programs besides vector support it (pic rel). As for the programs themselves
Verve painter (not easy but do it anyways. that program is insane)
Photoshop (hard for the first few days, then gets really intuitive)
Paint tool sai (I never used it but it looks comfy and people vouch for it)
Clip studio (should be very intuitive to just pick up and draw, but to do more complex things would take some learning of the program)