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Offline Erin14Neon

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My art. Advice?
« on: March 31, 2010, 10:29:00 pm »
I love to draw but im not the best XD I made a devianart (but i want a furaffinity sooo bad, anybody know when u can register again?) well I posted some of my more recent work but not my 100% best. here is my account: http://neofur14.deviantart.com/     please give me very constructive criticism so i can improve!! IF you have a furaffinity give em the link for yours if you want i'll check yours out to in return! thanks :D

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Re: My art. Advice?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 01:39:39 pm »
All I can say is to keep drawing and try not to get discourged.
You seem really good at drawing ferals.

IF you have a furaffinity give em the link for yours if you want i'll check yours out to in return! thanks :D

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Re: My art. Advice?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2010, 11:52:10 pm »
My usual response to anyone who's starting out drawing is to practice, practice, practice. You'll get tired of hearing it, but it's the best way to keep improving your skill.

Also, don't get discourage! There's always going to be someone better at what you do than you are. Aspire, don't envy. Envy and jealousy over another person's skill just bring you down and discourages you. Instead, try to learn their techniques. Sometimes I ink other artists' sketchwork to learn how they put lines down and connect everything together.

Also, study both human anatomy AND animal anatomy BEFORE putting them together. Trust me, it will help in the long run.

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Re: My art. Advice?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2010, 05:26:47 pm »
thanks guys! Im practicing as much as i can :D

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Re: My art. Advice?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2010, 08:44:34 pm »
i updated!
http://s739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/NeoFur14/
look at the albums on the side

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Re: My art. Advice?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2010, 11:20:47 pm »
Here's my FA.
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/salirophilia/

Im gonna leave some comments on your DA submissions. The major thing you should be doing at this point is drawing from photographs. Google something like "stock animal photos", which are pictures made for the express purpose of re-using by other artists. Copy those, but if you submit them anywhere make sure you link to the original photo. Draw your dog, draw animals you see on TV, etc.

Also, I couldn't see the stuff in your photobucket..do I need to have an account on there?

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Re: My art. Advice?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2010, 09:44:41 am »
http://lordfenrir.deviantart.com or http://www.furaffnity.net/user/carcharoth

I will repeat what's been said before: practice, practice, practice!  Draw a little bit every day and keep everything!  Then in a month, look at the oldest art compared to the newest; you WILL see a difference!

I however will disagree with the "practice human and animal anatomy before combining them" suggestions.  I never practiced either, I just went right into anthros.  Yes, it took me probably longer to get to where I am now than it could have, but I really didn't start improving until I started going on DA and imitating other artists' styles until I could go and refine my own, which is where I am today :)

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Re: My art. Advice?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2010, 12:46:27 pm »
I however will disagree with the "practice human and animal anatomy before combining them" suggestions.  I never practiced either, I just went right into anthros.
I concur.
I took this same approach (drawing anthros immediatly) as well, worked out well imo.
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Re: My art. Advice?
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2010, 02:09:23 pm »
I however will disagree with the "practice human and animal anatomy before combining them" suggestions.  I never practiced either, I just went right into anthros.
I concur.
I took this same approach (drawing anthros immediatly) as well, worked out well imo.

Anatomy is good to study.  I use anatomy pictures from both humans and animals to try and figure out how something though be drawn.  there are so many details that you're likely to miss if you don't. ^.^

That being said,  i've not done it enough,  and i need to study it more myself.  ^.^;

Offline Erin14Neon

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Re: My art. Advice?
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2010, 05:27:27 pm »
ugh i think you have to have an account to loook at my pics i dont know why its on private. im gonna try to upload them to DA its just being ridiculously slow with uploading. Thanks so muhc for the advice. i have been looking at other peoples art and learning from there techniques and stuff. i got that draw furry books and how to draw humans book which is helpful to. i think i should buy markers. what are some good ones? that are cheap and not like $100.i love useing colored pencils the best but they dont look so good. ;[

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Re: My art. Advice?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2010, 06:15:17 pm »
okay i got my pics on my deviant art. ignore the photobucket link

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Re: My art. Advice?
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2010, 06:40:11 pm »
I however will disagree with the "practice human and animal anatomy before combining them" suggestions.  I never practiced either, I just went right into anthros.
I concur.
I took this same approach (drawing anthros immediatly) as well, worked out well imo.

Anatomy is good to study.  I use anatomy pictures from both humans and animals to try and figure out how something though be drawn.  there are so many details that you're likely to miss if you don't. ^.^

That being said,  i've not done it enough,  and i need to study it more myself.  ^.^;
I just studied them from the professionals (ie, blotch)
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Re: My art. Advice?
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2010, 08:14:32 pm »
I just studied them from the professionals (ie, blotch)

*nods*


Blotch apparently have over 12 years experience.   If you look at their studies,  you'll notice that their art is a LOT more like real animals than their final images turn out.  I'm sure they spend a lot of time studying anatomy.

Just drawing something exactly as you see it can really help you to learn where things go.

It's totally worth it learning.

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Re: My art. Advice?
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2010, 05:43:25 am »
Practise basic construction, i.e. making your characters out of crude shapes. Do it quickly, and in pencil. Just go crazy "building" your characters' bodies up.

Even more important than that: Look at other people's art, but for the love of gravy don't copy them. Keep your own special style.


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Re: My art. Advice?
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2010, 05:35:14 pm »
www.furaffinity.net/user/millislim

my advice...trades or requests!
Gives you the "practice" everyone is suggesting without being boring since we tend to draw only what we like over and over again