A male friend of mine is looking for a nice tatoo to make. He asked me to help him with the drawing, knowing that I can draw a bit.
I've never done something like this before tho, and I don't really think I am talented enough to make something great, but he keep institing that he want something made my be.
Pic releted is a drawing he likes and wants me to change and improve. He want it to be more strong, masculine and aggressive. Any suggestion on how to make it look better?
Raise the contrast by eliminating a large portion of the gradients and/or refine the lines and make it less curvy using sharpened and slightly exaggerated angles.
>i do tattoo commissions all the time, be prepared to tweak it and discuss your work with people who either have no real idea of what they want and/or how to articulate it
Well I don't have idea too of how to make this things works. I have never worked on a tatoo before and I don't even consider myself a decent drawer lol.
Anyway, he was thinking about something tribal, so I tried this way. What do you guy thinks? Looks better?
Well, your friend would likely have a differing opinion of it than us, but since you asked, Smooth your outlines and make the flow a bit more accessible. Try not to over do it, but also play around with it until you have a design that quickly registers to a viewer that they are looking at a fox.
Here are some of my fathers artworks /ic/, I hope you like them. Most are in the style of classical portraits and some are mixed with other portrait style.
Almost all are featuring cats so 4chan should like them.
This one is Paddy - Black and white cat in the style of painting of Thomas Wentworth, holding a salamander of enamelled gold with emeralds and diamonds.
Olivia - One of our cats in the style of Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting, the Mona Lisa
Pandy - One of our cats in an Art Nouveau style dreaming of a gold leaf Ashvata tree, a golden globe and a psychodelic crow
My new human character. His name is Adolf. He's a scuba diver. He's my new character to live in Germany. He lives in Munich.
Does he like a Passage to India by EM Forster. My OC Asmanos Aricia does and would like to be your OC's enemy (he is a rebel so he likes his enemies and hates his friends so being an enemy is good)
Show how your art has evolved over time
was depressed for a long time. Now 25. Wonder if i'll ever get to a proffesional level.
I am reasonably happy with the progression, but still it's not what I want.
Never really been much into art, but I stumbled across something I really liked the other day on a site called "MorbidoFest" I was wondering if there are any good sites to find art that is sort of Macabre/Cirque/Tarot/Burlesque themed, tried Deviant art but there's not too much of what I'm looking for. Pic related
not relevant to anything you wrote, but this is the original photo
Hello, total newb here with a question. Does it make sense to spend a large amount of drawing mechanical objects free hand, or should I use a ruler when it speeds things up? I would imagine the answer is yes practicing free hand, helps develop lining skills, but I know nothing about art.
>I would imagine the answer is yes practicing free hand, helps develop lining skills
Yep, when you can't draw straight lines its hard to produce anything of value. Drawing freehand will help you develop the ability to draw straights. Happy drawing friend.
just post comics you made and criticize
Draw a face in less than one minute. No erasing.
I can't stop fucking off. Someone please tell me to go load the damn kiln. Help!
i need constructive critism
I actually kind of like it. It's got personality and a distinctive style.
However, stylised faces are pretty much the easiest thing to draw ever. You will not learn much from doing them. I recommend a year of drawing no faces at all. Draw everything else and leave faces until you can produce good images of other things.
new on this board. i don't draw but make music
/mu/ is cool but i wish there was a more dedicated place on 4chan for the creation of music and critique.
is music allowed on this board?
Do you think James Jean (and other artists with moleskins for that matter) have "secret" sketchbooks which are a bit messier than this one? My sketchbook are all messy and ugly, with the occasional drawing I'm happy with...Obviously he's much better than me, but still. It's like every single page of this is so well thought out, consistent and aesthetically pleasing that the whole sketchbook it's basicaly ready to be shipped to a publisher and get scanned and released as a artbook as it is. Is he just that good?
Yes, congratulations, you now found out that people have lots of sketchbooks and often they have some to make videos like that or to carry around and if someone says "show me your sketchbook" they will go and show the guy those beautiful pages.
Also notice how most of those sketchbooks have pages torn out of them. Ever wonder why?
Exactly senpai. Also once you get good your sketchbook isn't filled with practice that isn't nice drawings. My sketchbooks get better with each one and I can definitely see a day where every drawing I do isn't necessarily great but is interesting to other people
This has been known for some time.
I remember first seeing a lot of it 05' and onward with the rise of CA and sharing of studies and sketchbooks online. Everyone's sketchbooks, both digital and physical, became more like a compilation of finished work rather than places to just fuck around and try new ideas.
It's an offshoot of the "I work 16 hours a day" meme. It's just a propaganda tool to make the person look more badass.
Alternatively, a highly skilled artists...
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So i've just bought a wacom tablet yesterday and learning how to draw. I'm using the software called Krita.
My lines and stuff look jagged and shit still but i'm sure it's just practice.
It's harder to actually learn the software itself.. i have a problem when i'm done drawing and wanna start coloring, let's say i have drawn a face, i see on youtube etc how they color the entire hair with one color first without ever going outside the actual lines, i can't seem to do that.
I guess i need to mark the area somehow? so i can just color it without worrying about going outside the hair itself or in the face etc?
Start with physical media (pencil and paper) and read the sticky. I made the same mistake you did and started digitally. The added level of abstraction and struggling with drivers/programs is not something you need right now. You can buy some no2 pencils and a shitty sketchbook for cheap.
Two seconds with google would teach you about brush stabilizers and the selection tool/masking.
This is what you should be doing though, at least learn how to draw before you start trying to use something way more complicated to do it.
I drew this.