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A Fresh Coat of Paint Anonymous 05/13/2020 (Wed) 13:15:06 No.26 [Reply] [Last]
A warm welcome to all the users who made it back. On /loomis/, we encourage our intrepid artistic users to achieve meaningful results in the fields of art, be it digital, 2d, 3d or in any other form, but we mainly stick to drawings. This thread doubles as the META THREAD for /loomis/, post your woes here RULES >Respect Global Rules >No IRL Gore, CP and Doxing >Requests only in the Request thread >Be polite to your fellow artist and accept critiques ARCHIVES OF /loomis/ AND /v/'S DRAWTHREADS >/loomis/ Resources mega.nz/folder/IDIk3CRB#rdtGAUbXDS_MY4n-bp4_xg >Tutorial Starter Pack #1 mega.nz/folder/IDY0FASI#JyFBSyoaZPuKhjqvP2o4Cg >Tutorial Starter Pack #2 mega.nz/folder/Kl1mSaDY#OeSK4kemGii7sufwQArDVA >Drawthread making resources + the OP for a draw thread: mega.nz/#F!Suhz0D5Y!BSrBrV1kxK9B5G1SSiJmwQ

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Like many boards after the bunker saga, we are scattered. People who used /loomis/ might've just been so demoralized they gave up. Exploring the webring is the biggest casual filter in recent times. The fact we have around 4+ different sites to choose from doesn't make things better. Theoretically, the best solution is to just roost and nest somewhere, adding URL signatures to drawings we do and see if people wanna check it out. I don't know, I'm just throwing things out.
>>405 Hah, it is partially my fault for not keeping up with the advertising. Sadly some real life stuff came up two days after I got it started and it won't be over until Sunday. But rest assured, I'm not giving up on /loomis/ at all.
>>26 On a scale of erotic adult nudity to getting on an FBI watchlist, what level of lewdness is OK for this board?
>>490 The board is NSFW so technically it's ok as long as you spoiler it. If you're referring to loli then I don't know
what is this place this is cool can i post my drawings and get cnc

Bnners thread Anonymous 05/13/2020 (Wed) 13:39:11 No.28 [Reply] [Last]
I'm in need of some banners, I'll repost those I got back from the old board
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>>63 Is this too big?
>>64 Yes. The regular thumbnail size is 200x200. You might want to make it something like 150x150.
>>65 Changed size again, tell me how it feels
>>89 It's the same size as regular thumbnails now but most spoiler images on boards are distinctly smaller than the max thumbnail size. They're usually 128px but I think it makes the lines on image a little too small so I like 150px. Posting multiple spoiled images to see what it's like.

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Encouragement and Critique Thread! Go! Go! Drawoli Anonymous 05/15/2020 (Fri) 20:06:34 No.115 [Reply] [Last]
Post your art related woes here. REMEMBER! NEVER GIVE UP! WE BELIEVE IN YOU!
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>>506 It looks closer to the proportions of a real head than the other drawings and I can see you've got closer to the real shapes. I think the lines on the eyes are quite heavy so it makes him look like he's wearing mascara. The lower lip you've drawn is one big curve it but the sides actually curve up. I've overlayed the drawing on the photo so you can see the differences. It sounds like you did that drawing from observation in which case I think you might want to work on your observational skills by drawing some simpler objects. I also wonder if that tablet is making things harder since you are having to learn to use that at the same time compared to pencil and paper. >>507 That's some serious practice. Good job. >>510 It sounds like such a simple concept but it takes a lot more practice than he lets on. The brow line being above the middle of the ball, for the heads that are level, is going to make the jaw too close to the ball. I posted this earlier but you might find it useful to compare your construction with https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/loomis-head-d0b3f4aa633a44d8bda8cfe2f779f1f8 >>512 I know that feeling a little too well. I'd be way further ahead than I am now if I could stay more focused.
>>517 >I think the lines on the eyes are quite heavy so it makes him look like he's wearing mascara. yeah I set the initial brush size too big. I tend to draw the main parts in a big brush then gradually make it smaller to draw the smaller details >The lower lip you've drawn is one big curve it but the sides actually curve up. I've overlayed the drawing on the photo so you can see the differences. It sounds like you did that drawing from observation in which case I think you might want to work on your observational skills by drawing some simpler objects. I've started reading through Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, hopefully after studying it further I can improve. I have done some drawings of simple objects but they've mostly just been sketches that have been lost. >I also wonder if that tablet is making things harder since you are having to learn to use that at the same time compared to pencil and paper. I've actually gotten used to the tablet pretty quickly, I don't feel like I'm fighting against it. It just werks.
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Trying to understand how foreshortening works I did some bottles
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Also a Corona-chan I did, I know I'm not in the position to start making my own stuff since I started in May but I'm not patient and wanted to make one for this month. The sketch was pretty bad though so I did change some stuff with GIMP Will attempt to do one at each beginning of each month.
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Since I couldn't find a good picture of a man resting in his bed on an inclined perspective from the front, decided to do pic related. I'm still mostly drawing by eye and not understanding if foreshortening is actually a technique since by drawing by eye you're already doing it. A thing that I noticed is that the sketches are less wide than the references, it could be a thing of using both eyes and having the reference too close to me. Also shadows need improvement and the face looks deformed.

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Comic Mastery: Imminent Anarchy Edition Artist 05/31/2020 (Sun) 21:12:07 No.519 [Reply] [Last]
You might remember the thread I had on the old board. This thread is dedicated to studying comics, graphic stories, manga, etc. to learn the techniques and methods thereof.
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This is an exercise I did recently. I took a scene from Blade Runner: 2049 and decided to adapt it into a comic form. The idea here was to practice utilizing panels creatively to communicate the story, then use the film as reference for everything else. I really like this scene because of how visually interesting it is, and how many significant beats it has. I think a good comic should have 1 beat per 1-3 panels. Tell me if you think I communicated the story well enough, and what techniques you liked or abhorred. Here is the original scene: https://youtu.be/3TjyGmvNBfM I think any artist can learn a lot from film cinematography, but film has many things in common with comics, but for two major differences. Film has control over sound, a which is a big loss for drawn mediums. We try to fix this with sound boxes, but I have mixed feelings on them. I like them more as visual representations of a sound, than the effect of reading specific sound effect. The biggest is control of time. In comics, we are limited to showing very specific moments of time. Film communicates a vast amount of information in a few seconds. Comics main advantage is the reader can spend as much time looking at any given panel, meaning you can add as much information as you want the reader to discover without being cluttered. The hard part is you have to be extra judicious when choosing what moments you want to show. Its also tempting to copy "shot reverse shot", which is good in film because the viewer needs to quickly tell who is who through many quick cuts. But in a comic, I think its best to avoid showing the same angle more than once if you can help it. In my continuing comic "homework" I read V for Vendetta. One thing that stands out about it is the total lack of sound FX or internal thought bubbles. I like how this helps with the gritty feel of the story. The horrible dreary coloring really adds to the atmosphere. Almost every page uses just 1-2 colors, a very effective technique. Helps differentiate from very colorful superhero comics. On a meta level, I think its a interesting example of how you CAN write a story about Mary Sue protagonist who exists only to parrot the authors political beliefs and still have it be good. I think this relies on the strong surrounding characters, quality satire, and compelling mystery. Ill probably take another look at it soon. If nobody cares, ill cut this out, but I hope a few of you are interested in learning about comic creation.

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QTDDTOT Artist 05/15/2020 (Fri) 21:57:03 No.194 [Reply] [Last]
Questions that don't deserve their own thread - Sketches Edition. Do you usually refine the figure (face, accessories, hair, drapes) when sketching or its easier to just putting a landmark then refine it later in lineart?
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>>480 I do have Tor and a VPN but I fucking hate Mega for making me have to switch it just to download a bunch of fucking JPGs. I'll probably download everything in the sticky one by one then make a megadrawpack and put it on Mediafire so no aspiring artist ever has to deal with this shit again.
>>482 It would be mighty useful, post it on the meta when you do
Where do you get your poses and references from?
>>513 Going outside for a walk, pictures, movies, reference books, reality.
>>513 Google images and some folders in which I've collected pictures I like over the years. There are a bunch of reference/model books in the resource hub too.

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Artist 05/27/2020 (Wed) 10:35:31 No.489 [Reply] [Last]
So... what made you get into drawing?
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>>489 I really, really wanted to draw smut And I really, really cannot
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To make comics and be a drawfag on /tg/ and /monster/. It feels great to see someone enjoy the drawing I make.
>>495 Nice cartoon, kek.
>>495 Oh gosh did you make this? I remember that /v/ thread, thanks for the laughs.
I wanna draw lewds and get praise.

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Drawthread version 0: Ghost of Drawings Past Anonymous 05/13/2020 (Wed) 20:04:43 No.73 [Reply] [Last]
Drawings General This is the place you wanna come to if you want to request drawings.
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Requesting this gunship having a battle, in space. Sorry for the small images, somehow the best I could find.
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Hello yes drawfriends, I require more Pillowdin in my life.
>>112 She looks real cute, where's she from?
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>>74 Requesting this image but with cirno as the fairy and anon (or whoever you want) as the guy.

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Tools Thread Artist 05/15/2020 (Fri) 21:38:50 No.172 [Reply] [Last]
What kind of: >Software >Hardware >Style >Tool (i.e. Pen and Paper, Stencils...) Do you use to make your art?
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Krita or drawpile, muh dick, Nep, and the cheapest clipboards and pencils money can buy. >>185 Most involved, easiest way to solve this predicament is to contact your tablets manufacturers by e-mail or phone for support. Instead you could try some wacom driver hack people post up on github.
>Software Sai, Photoshop. >Hardware Shitty laptop. >Style I try to draw very high quality anime with elements of realism, but I hate having to stick to one style and I experiment with all kinds of styles until I hopefully find the style I love best. >Tool (i.e. Pen and Paper, Stencils...) Paper + mechanical pencil, keyboard + mouse. I sketch out different ideas on paper, but I scan them and then trace the sketches on Sai with the lineart tool, and colour/shade it in Photoshop. >>185 Just run Paint Tool Sai on Wine.
>>185 Go back on Windows 10 if you can't get it to work on WINE. You don't need to be on an open source operating system unless if you're a dev or if you're facing performance issues on old hardware. Please don't gimp your creativity because of fear. People claim that particular creators are hired because of nepotism, but it's actually because intelligent people like you do everything they can to handicap themselves from succeeding. There's no good reason to prevent yourself from having access to good tools at this point in time.
>>185 How come you went BSD? You'll find the driver situation on there is likely worse than on Linux, which does at least support the one built into my laptop and works in GIMP and Krita, but that's not saying much since it's an old laptop. >>195 At least tell him to go 7 if it has to be Windows. I don't trust it much more than 10 but it's the last one to not be castrated by tablet UI focus and thinking it owns your computer.
>>172 >Software Krita, Photoshop. Mostly Krita if it weren't prone to crashing and freezing. >Hardware Some 2016 laptop >Style Definitely inspired by Bruce Timm's artstyle and a dash of animu. I struggle drawing animu faces though. >Tool (i.e. Pen and Paper, Stencils...) A Nice Wide Wacom tablet >>190 >I try to draw very high quality anime with elements of realism, but I hate having to stick to one style and I experiment with all kinds of styles until I hopefully find the style I love best. Mind if you show some of them? Just put it in another thread if you want to.

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Critques Anonymous 05/14/2020 (Thu) 02:01:43 No.91 [Reply] [Last]
Post your artwork-in-progress here, other anons offer advice for it.
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Re-imagined Seiga in a chinese dress. She's looks like this. I'll color this later, too lazy at the moment. Greetings from /animu/
>>444 pretty nice man. Although The fur on the cloth might be a bit over worked since it kind of feels like a dirty line to me. I'm also a little confused about what's happening with her legs, like her hips are turned slight sideways but her legs look like they're following the hips but then turn towards the camera. I think tidying up of the cloth lines and generally making it clearer which way the legs are turning would be better.
>>444 This is absolutely pretty!
>>450 >>453 Thanks for the feedback! Yeah the legs should be move a bit to front to make it more apparent.
>>444 Hello /animu/! Nice work lad.

The Art Guide Infographic Thread Artist 05/21/2020 (Thu) 08:50:14 No.408 [Reply] [Last]
In which infographics are posted. Some might work for you, some might not.
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>>408 If you are looking for some infographics, I suggest you take a peek at the Megas up there. I collected as many as I could physically get my hands on throughout the years. I still have more, mind you, but it's a bit tricky to identify their right spots.

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