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IceDoesntHelp

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Oct 25, 2017
1,810
Out of left field? But can I hire anyone to do a piece for me. Been looking around but every time I reach out I either don't get answers or they won't do it. It's nothing lewd so maybe just out of their skillset?

I don't want to post a request, especially if this isn't the right place. If it's the wrong place can I be directed to the right place?
 

Wackamole

Member
Oct 27, 2017
10,179
Inked another pretty lady, my waifu 2B
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More stuff from the personal project I've been working on:







First animation test! 1h on Procreate.
Just a rough sketch to get familiar with the Ipad. I'l try some walk cycle tomorrow!
You guys are sooooo talented! Beautiful artwork all of you, really. I feel inspired. Long time lurker here, I haven’t drawn months maybe even years. I plan on changing that this year.

Not original work but it’s a start. Still have a lot to learn using procreate. I feel like I could’ve saved so much more time if I knew how to use layers/masks and other tools better. haha

Just went through a tough breakup last week, art and the gym have distracted me just enough to keep me going. 😌

Very well done!
 

ClearMetal

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,148
Netherlands
Shadows are definitely my biggest challenge at the moment. I just don't know how to approach them, both in placement and what brushes/techniques I should use. I guess I should look up some tutorials instead of trying (and failing) to reinvent the wheel myself.

At least the lineart is almost completely done now. Only the orb needs more work.

 

DD Power

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,663
Not sure if it fits here, but last year I decided to play with Art Academy on the Nintendo DS. When I reached the boat lesson, I gave up because it seemed too complex, and Vincent (the app teacher) didn't gave me the proper colors (and I couldn't mix it myself), so it was kind of frustrating. Recently, as a way to deal with my depression and anxiety, I decided to give it another try and finished it with different colors anyway. I'm not really happy with the boat itself, but I learned a lot by doing it, including developing my own techniques, which is great and it feels awesome! The results are obviously different from Vincent's, but in some aspect I think that I actually did better than him. Unfortunately I didn't remember to picture both versions together. It's an offscreen shot, so keep in mind that it actually looks better than that, but here it is:




And yesterday I finished the lesson of the pink lily, and I'm really happy with it. Vincent's painting is on top, and mine's the bottom one.



EDIT: slightly bigger picture:

Thanks a lot! It's still a bit wonky but I'm working on it! These are daily Ipad practices, here's the one from today :

Awesome! I'm following you already. I really really dig your style. That blue girl with an afro is so friggin' good!
 

Prax

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,645
Oh yeah, did this earlier this week:


OCs all day everyday.

NSFW version with even more anatomy problems here:
https://sta.sh/01qx62nf11zq

omg i didn't expect that to preview--unfurl FALSE

Not exactly the angle and perspective or even style I was going for, but I didn't plan very well as is per usual. lol
 
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Duane

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
3,196
Quick black and white drawing from Saturday morning... swipe right for all the action

 

hipsterbodega

Member
Oct 30, 2017
591
Not sure if it fits here, but last year I decided to play with Art Academy on the Nintendo DS. When I reached the boat lesson, I gave up because it seemed too complex, and Vincent (the app teacher) didn't gave me the proper colors (and I couldn't mix it myself), so it was kind of frustrating. Recently, as a way to deal with my depression and anxiety, I decided to give it another try and finished it with different colors anyway. I'm not really happy with the boat itself, but I learned a lot by doing it, including developing my own techniques, which is great and it feels awesome! The results are obviously different from Vincent's, but in some aspect I think that I actually did better than him. Unfortunately I didn't remember to picture both versions together. It's an offscreen shot, so keep in mind that it actually looks better than that, but here it is:




And yesterday I finished the lesson of the pink lily, and I'm really happy with it. Vincent's painting is on top, and mine's the bottom one.



EDIT: slightly bigger picture:


Awesome! I'm following you already. I really really dig your style. That blue girl with an afro is so friggin' good!
Have you tried the Pokémon Art Academy? I thought that one was a lot of fun. Felt like a spiritual successor to Pokémon Snap, but instead of photographing Pokémon, you drew them.
 

hipsterbodega

Member
Oct 30, 2017
591
Some of my most recent ink and watercolor illustrations. I tend to go through long periods of plateauing followed by brief incremental growth. I’m in a growth phase now, these works being much more competent and interesting than those that immediately preceded them.

and then I’ll get comfortable and not try anything new for another 6 months lol




 

DD Power

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Oct 25, 2017
4,663
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Man, so much cool stuff! You guys rock!

Have you tried the Pokémon Art Academy? I thought that one was a lot of fun. Felt like a spiritual successor to Pokémon Snap, but instead of photographing Pokémon, you drew them.
No, unfortunately (and as much as I' love to own one) I don't have a 3DS. Mine's an old DSi XL.
 

Dark Knight

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Oct 25, 2017
6,798
Question about digital art pieces. How do you guys usually decide on what size/res canvas to start work on? Is it just whatever you feel like or do you have some science or standard behind it?
 

Duane

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
3,196
Question about digital art pieces. How do you guys usually decide on what size/res canvas to start work on? Is it just whatever you feel like or do you have some science or standard behind it?
I usually start with a square canvas for everything these days because otherwise you have to bullshit around to make it work on IG (either cut it down or add blank area).

And as far as res: 5000x5000 is 300 ppi (a good standard print res) at a little less than 17". That's what I usually do. Then if you wind up wanting to make a good size print of something, you're covered. And you can always scale stuff down for jpegs.

4000x4000 is about 13 1/4" or so, so that's not bad either if you're worried about file sizes. But the smaller you go, the less you have to zoom in before you start seeing jaggy pixels in your lines. Procreate has a default template of 2048 x 2048 (a little under 7"), but after doing a couple of drawings at that size it was way too small/low res for me, so I saved a new template at 5000x5000.
 

Ciao

Member
Jun 14, 2018
1,520
What is a good budget tablet + pen for sketching and doodling? Should I just go with an iPad?
Depends on your budget! But I'm really partial to Ipad Pro+Apple Pen 2 + Procreate. I didn't touch my usual 21" screen tablet and paper sketchbook since I bought one last month. It's the dream mobile art studio.
 

ClearMetal

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,148
Netherlands
I also work with 5000x5000. I started with 3000x3000, but A) my default brush size, already not that big at 10px, was too thick for this resolution; and B) I often found myself working at 200% or more zoom level, which is a clear indicator your canvas is too small.

At 5000x5000 I usually work at 50% zoom level when I draw big things like torso, limbs, etc., and 75 - 100% is fine for most smaller elements like hands, feet and facial features. I only switch to 150% for details like the iris, eyelashes, nails and hair details., but that's OK because at 150% the drawing isn't such a pixely mess as it would be on the 200% - 400% zoom level I'd need at a 3000x3000 resolution.
 

Akumatica

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,540
Question about digital art pieces. How do you guys usually decide on what size/res canvas to start work on? Is it just whatever you feel like or do you have some science or standard behind it?
I use 2 sizes that work best for me and my needs.
-12"x15" (3600 x 4500) 300 resolution
-16"x9" (4800 x 2700) 300 resolution

These are also size dimensions that work with Instagram.
 

Dark Knight

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,798
I also work with 5000x5000. I started with 3000x3000, but A) my default brush size, already not that big at 10px, was too thick for this resolution; and B) I often found myself working at 200% or more zoom level, which is a clear indicator your canvas is too small.

At 5000x5000 I usually work at 50% zoom level when I draw big things like torso, limbs, etc., and 75 - 100% is fine for most smaller elements like hands, feet and facial features. I only switch to 150% for details like the iris, eyelashes, nails and hair details., but that's OK because at 150% the drawing isn't such a pixely mess as it would be on the 200% - 400% zoom level I'd need at a 3000x3000 resolution.
I use 2 sizes that work best for me and my needs.
-12"x15" (3600 x 4500) 300 resolution
-16"x9" (4800 x 2700) 300 resolution

These are also size dimensions that work with Instagram.
Thank you guys so much for your advice!
 

Ciao

Member
Jun 14, 2018
1,520

Double Ghost Girls



Edit : third post in a row, I'll just update this one! Y'all better be drawing too! No time to slack, PRODUCE SOME DOPE ART!
 
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Ciao

Member
Jun 14, 2018
1,520
Akumatica He's SWOLE! Nice work, your colors are always super solid !




Boss in vacation today, so I had time to sneak-draw some random stuff !
 

ClearMetal

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,148
Netherlands
Stumbled into an anatomy art book I forgot I had, so I decided to practice drawing muscles in the arm and back. It's challenging, but really fun as well. First I drew them from memory (left) and then with the art book next to me (right):



Part of me fears I am feeding my perfectionism too much by trying to get all the anatomy right, but on the other hand: I spent the better part of the night looking at these muscles and it's experience I can draw from (heh) in all my subsequent works.
 

Graefellsom

Avenger
Oct 28, 2017
648
Animation done a while ago on procreate. I sorta wish the timeline had layers as well. I love doing animation but it sure gets tedious at times and I find myself rushing in places as I get tired.


 

Prax

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,645
I have a three day weekend so I had a choice between drawing and videogames..

Going to focus most on videogames, I guess! lol I have to finish my Fire Emblem 3 Houses playthroughs.

"Quickly" drew this though, OC Ennes will be playing as Byleth for the Black Eagles route!

 

Delphine

Honk honk!
Moderator
Mar 30, 2018
2,440
France
Anybody here has an iPad pro w/ Apple pencil and procreate? Any feedback you can give about it? What size of iPad do you own, and how has it impacted your drawing habits thus far? I'm really curious, I really wanna indulge in one, but it's pricey, so I'm looking for some opinions and advices before taking the leap (if at all). Thanks in advance for your kind answers!
 
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Raging Spaniard

Raging Spaniard

Artist at EA Star Wars
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Oct 25, 2017
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Anybody here has an iPad pro w/ Apple pencil and procreate? Any feedback you can give about it? What size of iPad do you own, and how has it impacted your drawing habits thus far? I'm really curious, I really wanna indulge in one, but it's pricey, so I'm looking for some opinions and advices before taking the leap (if at all). Thanks in advance for your kind answers!
Its great and extremely useful, even if you have the older iPad Pro (like the one I have, the big model). I would highly recommend Clip Studio over Procreate though, way more robust and much, much better drawing engine
 

Ciao

Member
Jun 14, 2018
1,520
Anybody here has an iPad pro w/ Apple pencil and procreate? Any feedback you can give about it? What size of iPad do you own, and how has it impacted your drawing habits thus far? I'm really curious, I really wanna indulge in one, but it's pricey, so I'm looking for some opinions and advices before taking the leap (if at all). Thanks in advance for your kind answers!
My advice : buy a paper like protector (20€ on amazon). Gamechanger.

I have a Pro 12,9, and use procreate everyday now. I didn't touch my regular screen tablet and real paper sketchbook since I bought the Ipad, it's a life changing device.


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Today's sketches
 
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