crystal cafe /art/ thread. Anonymous 21974
This is an art thread geared towards those who want to share their artworks, and who would like criticism/tips to improve. If you have any resources/books related to art to share, it goes here as well!
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HUGE art pastebin (https://pastebin.com/d3D68y3M
i drew this a while back. I always find it easier to finish the face, but the rest of the body gets difficult…
I'm also struggling with the bad habit of only drawing floating heads. I'm going to try to do some croquis cafe videos this week to force myself to draw whole bodies.
Here's a head I drew from a photo yesterday.
I feel you… Drawing heads are just so fun
Most of my stuff nowadays is just unfinished sketches and doodles because i can't bring myself to finish anything properly.>>22456
Nona i love this
I love his little tail on the right!
I did some quick poses instead. It’s been a long time. I have a lot of issues with judging sizes of body parts in relation to other body parts.
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I haven't done anything other than trad landscape stuff+studies for a long time, but I drew this a while back. I'd like to redraw it sometime
If you know what it's fanart of.. don't say anything pretend you never saw it…
I don't know what it's fanart of but I love how full the frills and folds feel!
Op i drew your gryphon character (i think it's a gryphon?)>>22461
Yeaah a lil duck tail, ac villagers are very cute.
You have really great designs!! Are these on pixiv too?
I don't post my art anywhere publicly rn cause it's kinda scary
wtf so kawaii
>Most of my stuff nowadays is just unfinished sketches and doodles because i can't bring myself to finish anything properly.
What helps me is saving it as a WIP file (like .CSP) or leaving it up on the canvas, and putting it off to the side while I work on new stuff. then working on it a little at time.
Yeah that's what i meant, i save them as wip files and then take a while to get inspired to finally finish them. (If i ever even get inspired to do it)
>or leaving it up on the canvas
Please noooo, i've lost lots of unfinished works this way because of my pc suddenly updating or something lol
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>>22507>Yeah that's what i meant, i save them as wip files and then take a while to get inspired to finally finish them.
I thinks it's fine to take a while, but if it's becoming a problem to you I'd say the only solution is just to force yourself.
Another thing that helps me is looking at the works of artists who are beloved to me to get inspired.
Like, when I struggle with coloring a piece I look at how my favorite painters use color to get inspired. In regards to color, I like Henri Martin and Edgar Degas a lot right now.
Wow that painting is gorgeous, do you have a painterly style? I'm curious about how your art looks now.
THANK YOU!! That's my fursona :D Her name is Mimora, and I haven't decided on a full design for her yet, haha.
I couldn't take it, i had to finish the doodle of her based on the pic you uploaded :], i like the way she looks a lot
your art is seriously putting a smile on my face, anon… I've been having a horrible week so far, and this is making me smile like crazy. Seriously, thank you so much!!
Here's a little sketch I did of her to test out a new brush I made. I want to really see if I can do her reference sheet soon.
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I’m trying to get better at drawing men and men’s hair. All crit welcome!
Aw, both of you have styles that compliment eachother. I like her both ways!
I made this ten years ago before giving up and I want to make art again but can't find the will.
Very cool style. Who's portrait is it?
Not a great likeness, I was in a dark place at the time. I feel like I poured my depression and exhaustion into this image.
I hope things get better for you nona, ik how it feels i also have been struggling with some though stuff these days>>22726
Ikr, we are cool!
It's good to have a degree of distinction from whatever is your reference.
this is so cool nona!!!!!! please keep making art, it would suck for an art style like yours to disappear
Hey, please never give up on drawing… I really like that "pop art" style you've got, it's reminding me of street art. Have you drawn recently at all?
so I'm trying to draw a character in this pose, but I'm having trouble. any tips?
I think it looks good but your skeych is missing the accentuated curve of her back which also what's pushing her breasts up/forward.
I made that 10 years ago, haven't done much since because it can be hard to get inspired and I've had some tough circumstances. I'm often disappointed with my current lack of technical ability.
I did draw something for a friend a year ago though, not much in the way of supplies so I had to improvise a bit. It was meant to be a crow, she associates them with her father who passed away. I'm surprised I managed to make something that looks okay because my attempts are often bad.
Thank you for your replies because I'm reminded that beyond technical ability, the magic happens when you're in that mindset of "making art", rather than trying to be good at art. I made some dogshit stuff in college but when I just poured myself into a piece of work, it became something that spoke for itself.
The outline of body honestly isn't that bad>>22477
Cute and epic>>22725
If he is meant to be Asian you've done a good job
22725 here, the ref was an old asian guy so I guess I hit the mark. Yay!
i finished it, honestly don't like it all that much. but that's life I suppose. I'll work on another drawing that hopefully looks better than this one
Im glad that Im not the only furry/anthro character liker here.
Cute character! I like how the hands came out. The side bang thing is a little thick and too clump together for wind to be blowing it. Like it would be more spread out, but that's the only real comment I have.
thank you! I will practice hair for the next time then :D
I am a big fan of furry characters, but not the community that comes with it… I just like how you can rope together good designs with animal features
Maybe a little rendering would make it more cool?
I agree the community is shit and too horny for me. I love furry characters more then humans most of the time, I think some of the character creations that furries come up with to be pretty neat.
Same here, i love drawing anthro animals but i hate the community since it's full of annoying people or coomers that prey on others. Most of the other women into this stuff always end up trooning out and it makes me sad.
Also same, got dragged into that “community” as a young teen because I liked drawing animals and anthros. Didn’t last long because I got sick of all the stupid drama plus the fact it seemed like every other week someone in the fandom was outed as a zoophile or groomer.
I wish there was some alternative non-coomer community for people who just like drawing anthros causally. None of the zoophile, groomer, coomer bullshit. But I doubt it will ever happen.
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I think tabletop communities are the most you can get when it comes to "chill anthro" communities, but there's still groomers. It's a lesser of the two evils situation. It really sucks, I just want to write and draw cool anthros.
Anyways, here's a drawing from me.
>Art bread in 3rd page
Really like how the feathers look on this one.
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Thank you! the inking was definitely a very tricky part. are you the anon that drew my sona earlier? that penguin suit is cuuute
I've been honest to god, so busy with uni, I haven't felt like drawing at all. I had this but aaah, I have little energy to finish….
I bet you could tell it's me from the simple style right lol. Also i finished the art i doodled! Not the best but i think it looks kinda good compared to the crappy art i've been putting out lately.
>I've been honest to god, so busy with uni
Which course are you doing? I don't get much about university because i've never done it but i heard these type of things are pricy as hell.
bird anon 23142
I'm a computer science student. In my country is expensive too… but they give a lot of financial help in my region. I'm very lucky to be going for free
Is this an animal crossing character/oc?
The hand and fabric feel so natural… Nice job!
Derwin is an actual ac villager! Good luck in your studies by the way.
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Thank you both so much… I have been so exhausted with my homeworks hahahaha
I just sketched this in a voice call, nothing too crazy. I have a lot of trouble with bodies still>>23132
I like how you draw the neck/torso. Pretty good humans… I'm not good with them myself haha
Glad to see anthros, cool to know there are other non-furry community anthro enthusiasts here
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yea lol it was, I tried getting into it but honest to god, it just wasn't for me, I guess.
I began this drawing yesterday, but I couldn't finish it. Actually… I'm having trouble finishing my drawings, I am considering giving up. I dunno. I want to draw what I like in art… but what's the point if I'm not good at it? I can't get a social media following at all. Just privated my twitter and on the verge of deleting furaffinity. I dunno. I feel really shitty about my drawings for some reason… I get an idea, but can't draw it because I lack skill. Maybe it's just depression…
>>23179>but what's the point if I'm not good at it
I mean, do you draw art just to be good at it? Then you gotta study more. Have you ever tried drawing more loosely? Or doing gesture drawings? That may help. Imo your art is pretty good, but i understand how it can feel like it's not the way you want it to look. As for the followers part, i'm pretty sure being popular online has more to do with how you put yourself there than how "good" your art is.
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I draw because I think it's fun and I want to put out my ideas… but honest to god I'm really insecure about my skill. Even when I study, I always think the way I form shapes or draw from scratch is "wrong". I have pretty bad hand-eye coordination and my stuff never looks like. Though, I have not tried gestures or loose drawings, I could try those.
I think I'll just forget about the whole followers thing. Sometimes I wish my art can get me a bit of pocket money… but I dunno. Maybe fame is not worth it for me, I'd rather just draw between people I like or small communities like these.
I like your seadramon. I used to be a huge digimon fan when I was younger.
I think I'm gonna try to chill out, or something. I bought 3 art books to see if that can help me a little, 2 are from one of my biggest inspirations. How's everyone doing? Any cool books you anons recommend?
Social media nowadays make you worry so much about this, i also tend to go through similar situations where i get pissed because i don't get attention/enough likes on something i posted that i liked and wanna show to others, but i try my best to not let it get to me. That's the only advice i have to you i guess, it's not good to worry about likes or attention.
Drawminers whats up? How are you girls doing? This day was really uninteresting, just started raining right now.
tbh i havent drawn anything recently but im open to some recommendations on what to draw (plsssssssss give me recommendations) :3
ive been pretty bored too i wish there were more fun games to do n stuff :P
Draw a girl holding a knife very evil-esque!!
yess!! ill reply when i finish
Cute Cece! I wanted to draw today but my husband insisted on using my tablet all day. Maybe tomorrow.
sorry if this is a dumb question but is there a CC Aggie.io group drawing thing? I might have missed it
Was he playing Osu or something?>>23242
From what i know there was one a while ago about cc-tan and in the bunker threads? We could totally create one now though, but we would need someone to be admin of it and delete vandalization by males because that can happen.
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hi everyone. Haven't felt the groove to draw much today either. One of my dreams is to make cool characters.>>23242
I'd be up to participate… my PC seems to have issues with aggie, though, it doesn't register pen pressures. I still think it'd be fun, though.
Share your twitter so we can follow you there ^_^, i also have a small following and i would be up to share it, are we allowed to do that here?
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Hmm, I'll think about it. I think you can share social media accounts, but it's not advised to due to the shitty people that sometimes lurk here.
My tablet drivers are acting up and I can't seem to fix them. Guess it's pencil and paper this time being.
oh this is so good AND it's best sf3 girl
Do you ever use a program/software that you always wish had X function, only to find out that the software always had X function, you just never knew how to use it?
Yeah, that just happened to me. Years of digital editing and painting later and I'm still learning about all kinds of functions.
This is really old but i wanted to join in…
I'm gonna take one for the team and share mine, the name is on picrel so i can delete it later, feel free to stalk me lol
Also the 2 drawings above are really pretty.
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Really digging this oekaki style.>>23372
I like this one a lot, too! Even if it's old, it's still solid.>>23380
I followed you on a private account. I may open up my twitter again when I feel better. Sorry for not posting as much, btw, I've come down with a terrible cold this entire week. I drew this only five minutes, because I just want to post something….
Share ur tweer then delete it
I know this is very tumblr-y but idc at this point, what criticism can you take from this?
Legs are a bit too thin at the knee on the redhead. Could pay a lot more attention to detail overall (idk if this is a quick sketch or not, but there’s lots of unfilled spaces in the shading and gaps/bumps/unsteadiness in the lineart that are distracting)
Also, I know hands are hard to draw, but you should work on them a bit more. They’re too round for the style you’re trying to achieve. I would also recommend changing up the brushes a bit. I think a little more texture would look nice.
I really like the colors though, and their poses and expressions are pretty dynamic and pleasing. Anatomy is sound.
I think its cute tumblresque, theyre lanky but pretty rather than ugly messes like those other tumblr drawings and its nostalgic
I can't help but feel a tranny made this.
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I'd love to see your art… the bird creature reminds me a lot of celebi.
How is everyone doing? I'm not doing too well, unfortunately. I like to paint a lot of clouds when I feel sad.
Not doing that good lately too, but it is what it is. Still sick from a cold?
Picrel is a painting wip of an oc of mine, but all the humans i draw look weird as fuck, especially the faces and it's bumming me up.
Not doing well either tbh, everyday is full of pain. Anyway i drew a bunch of cats on my campus
Silly fella, robots are fun to draw.