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All you need to begin drawing is a pencil and some paper

Feel free to post any drawings of yours in this thread. Illustration, doodle, traditional, digital - anything goes. Discussion on skillbuilding techniques and fair critique of other wizards' work is welcome.

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had a few boxes left from online shopping, figured I actually try and do something instead of being the same worthless thing.
Made a spice rack out of papermashe, figured I first ground it with white wall paint. The paint works great on my wall BUT NOT on this, holy shit what a mess. I had it dry for several days and it was still awkward. It also didnt work well to use it along side of acryl colors to save on white. Paint != Paint, that lesson is learned.
Since it was going to be a spice rack, it obv. had to be Dune themed. Figured I add some nice 3D effect with the lettering. Figured wrong.
"The Spice is vital" was done first and with cardboard cutouts. They were horrible to handle and gave no "depth", so I first tried to stack them wich didnt do shit, then just had them "sideways" to give it height. Never Again.
"For Space travel" was done with a mix of cardboard cut out with a lot of layers of tissue added to them. Just as bad. These two rows took me afternoon to evening each, roughly 5-8 hours. I was slow.
The letters at the top were last and I made them with tinfoil, much easier to work with. Since I had no experience I tried this "dry brushing" out on the first two words. As you may guess I gave up after the third word seeing that this 3D effect I hoped it would have simply wouldnt happen. Was happy about my colours though. Paid 30 i.o.u.'s for them and got a nice range of colours in small tubes. Also surprised about how much paint you can get out of a single drop!

I have a single figurine wich I tried to paint today. ~2:30 hours. The smaller abonimation was done with the leftover paint from my spice rack. The left one I tried today, completely messed up the water ratio for thinning. Did skincolour first since it was the brightest. Wanted to have a very thing black since her dress was lighting up - you can see the result, I could not prevent it. Messed up the eye with a misplaced stroke and tried to fix it with a cotton swab - does not work.
This is a occasion were my bad eyesight is actually nice. Blurry enough my brain adds and forms the "painting" to look passable. At this point let it be known if I dont wear glasses I actually see thing lights like the one on my router double.

After the spicerack I had so much glue left over i tried making some figurines out of papermache. It was fun, no idea about painting it but if its going to be like my Rack or Miku…


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two paintings from today, someday I will try to improve, not today though


post more art please I like it


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Drawing of the day


I like this. Are you the same artist as the last two images? this latest piece has some weirdcore vibes and reminds me of liminal space images.


I am and liminal spaces were definitely in my mind when making it, I am glad you get something from it lol. Conveying anything with such limited skills and understanding of the medium is difficult.


you may not have the same skills as other artists but your ideas you express have meaning so it makes the art valid beyond the technical skills used to express it.
will wait for next one


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Painted one of the two today. Tried dry brushing again with black, didnt work as I hoped. Cleaned the excess but when i applied the varnish the black spread again, wich i couldnt see back then due to poor lighting - its much clearer in digital form. I did try to paint hands on him but the poor form made it look horrible so I coated it with grey again. Was hoping I could give the cloth some structure/color with red and blue so it wouldnt be just boring grey - used on of them flat pen nibs in hopes of getting a some even lines. A finer one would've maybe gotten me a better result.


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Another papermasche thing. Too bad I cant do perspective and colours or else this might have turned out good. The digital picture doesnt do this "3D" any honours but it did turn out how I hoped it would, so that atleast is something.

And the last of my papermaschees I did was the >Black Door. Man my phone camera really ignores alot of the hues. Not that the actual thing is much better in reality, but a lot of the darker red hues around the middle of the whole thing are just ignored to this big red blob (I tried so hard there ;_;).


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for the 2nd structure I made a final layer of common kitchen tissue, figuring the white wall paint would stick better and have an easier time painting after everything is dry. This was A LITTLE bit true, but after it dried the whole thing just bended.
While both things didnt turn out how I hoped, I did not regret spending the 2-3 days on them. I even have a slightly elated state of feeling if I look at them (Is this Joy? Does it get stronger if I actually produce something good?)


Today I tried this here little tutorial of doing a pathway (might have helped with the first structure) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksALsh6cLzk&t=936s
What a disaster! Made 2 attempts and tried to do it exactly as the vid showed me. Followed it including those 4 brushes and the same paint (except for the black were I used Umbra - wich he said I could, since black is such a fucking strong color to mix). Not sure why exactly, but I had ZERO control of the paint while mixing. I applied no pressure by taking the colours but as my palletes show, the brush always also left some paint on the "main drops", resulting in a huge loss of paint and disgusting colours. Frustrating as hell, wanted to do a free painting after that tutorial but after the ~2 hours I had enough for a day. I wonder if I actually learned anything from this…


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pictures werent uploaded for some reason


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A departure from my surreal nonsense. A primitive animation for a game project im picking back up
I like the colors very comfy


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improved the animation a little, trying to design rooms.


cute keep us updated
what do you use for all of this?


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This wiz just got a drawing tablet.


look at that, it looks how it should look like. Sure you can do more details and the like, but the core is solid and nothing to be ashamed of. On the contrary, depending on what your bar is for criticism I'd say its good! Movement is correct, it looks like a grill, it even has this artsy feel to it.
is this >>59372 also you?

Great job. The same thing goes to you: it "looks correct".
Speaking of tablets: to the scholars who have one: what kind of tablet are you using? The ones with a screen or the simple ones were you only have this pad and a stylus to draw and can only see what you did on a seperate screen?


Looks like water colored roto-scope.


Blender/krita/clip studio also thank you
Those are mine
Correct, using blender


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Configured keys.

The latter, Huion H610PRO. Just looked for one that was $50.


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Trying animation again.


Do art wizards have any recommended books or websites to improve on their drawings?


I've never looked at drawabox.com but sounds good, I draw tons of boxes.
For gesture drawing:
I stopped using them when I started gesture drawing people in real life. I might start gesture drawing my own pictures in a slideshow.
z-lib.org and libgen.rs are good sites.
Moatdd has good videos on drawing.

Regarding books, I'd rec Hogarth's books on hands and his book on heads, Winslow's book on anatomy, and Bridgman's books.


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Had this little idea before going to bed. Regardless of how it turned out, it was really fun doing it.

I tried using less water today since the last few times it was all runy and some ugly drops went across half the picture. Today I had trouble doing details over painted areas. While I didnt pay attention to the others and I dont think I tried like I did here, did the less thinned paint lead to it? Is this why paint should be thinned, so you can overpaint it with other colours?




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I was thinking I was going to try to get so good at straight-through animation that I would have no need for keyframes, but now I see that doing so I simply create the keyframes in my mind before I get to them, so I may as well draw keyframes.


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Comfy time practicing.


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Have you ever played with those animation puppets? Whats your opinion on those?


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my other stuff I did this week.
The first one is what I kinda was going for with my papermaschee construct. Also a bunch of clouds I tried following this nice ladys jewtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpoZQMdacJY
They came out worse than I expected so there is that. Cant wait to make my first passable picture.

My wet pallete also arrived! Can you imagine, I went to art stores in 2 different citys and they all had only dry pallettes! Maybe because they were more the general arts/creative hobby store who had more then just paint but still. This one I aquired over (((amazon))), its from one of those minature companys - Army painter or something. (((Amazon))) had others to offer but they were all imports and they would've costed me double than this one. Its pretty good, paint stayed fresh for several hours (instead of those 20 minutes).


you mean the paper things with the metal things with bent legs in the joints? No real opinion. When I was a kid I cut out paper figures I colored and played with them, no need for joints. I stopped that the first time I got modelling clay.

I'm mostly interested in animation to simply get better at normal drawing, creating 2d illusions of 3d things. Going to try animating anatomy soon, have full 3d understanding of it. But right now I'm just gonna animate boxes or something while I watch simpsons as in >>59489


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Yo animator anon. Keep at it.

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