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Welcome to /loomis/ !
This board is intended for the discussion of a variety of artistic subjects, with an emphasis on illustration, painting and animation.
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Loomis Feels Thread: Treading New Ground
Tell me how you feel
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Weekly Theme Thread
-See weekly theme.
-Draw. It doesn’t matter what, or how, as long as it’s related to the theme.
-Repeat next week.
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Non-denominational /loomis/ Drawpile Thread
is a collaborative drawing and visual shitposting software. Every
Sunday at 10pm CST
Sunday at 2pm CST/CDT [9pm CET] good /loomis/ boys and girls of all skill levels from across the internet come together for a one-of-a-kind artistic experience.
Drawpile > Session > Join > Host name (splelps.com) > Channel (/loomis/)
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Shitposting Thread #1
Let off some steam, Bennet
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Practice Thread: Floof Edition
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Moe Anthropomorphism Edition
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Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread: There's no QTDDTOT edition
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Tower Girls: "Moe" Girls Edition
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Drawing Hardware General
A THREAD FOR DIGITAL DRAWING HARDWARE AND PERIPHERAL QUESTIONS
I was drawing this morning and my tablet (HUION WH1409 8192) pen's pressure was acting up and I pressed down harder on it thinking the nib was stuck or something but I felt the nib get lodged into the pen. The nib was really stuck in there but I managed to get it out. HOWEVER, now it's not registering pressure whatsoever and I've tried sticking objects down the shaft to see if I could maybe get whatever was in there out or maybe reset the pressure mechanism, but to no avail. I'm pretty sure it's just fucked.
I found what model it was online but how exactly does replacing a previous pen work? Should it work out of the box when I touch the new pen to my tablet or am I going to have to install new drivers? Are the settings on it going to have to be reset?
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Resource Begging Thread
ITT beg for resources, anything from broad categories to specific angles goes.
Pls post cute girl hands. 2d or 3d.
I can't make my fingers not disgusting.
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/AGM/ - All Gains Matter
Don't neglect your wonderful body, Anon. Physical health and mental health are strongly correlated; become a man worthy of your anime Original Character girlfriend's heart and realize your true potential in the disgusting, 3D Pig-Dimension through the time-honored technique of lifting things off of the ground into an anatomically strategic position and then putting them back down again!
Official /loomis/ home gym workout routine for amateurs
All exercises use light dumbbells (10lb, 20lb and 40+lb for lower body exercises-and a $20-$30 door frame pull up bar recommended) or body weight and are performed 3 sets proceeding until failure. Each days' series of exercises should require roughly two episodes of japanese girl cartoons worth of time to complete.
Recommended concurrent viewing for maximum gains and motivation (feel free to recommend your own below!):
Baki the Grappler: https://4anime.to/anime/baki
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: https://4anime.to/anime/jojo-no-kimyou-na-bouken-tv
Hajime no Ippo: https://4anime.to/anime/hajime-no-ippo
Hokuto no Ken: https://4anime.to/anime/hokuto-no-ken
Day 1 - the Biceps of Bridgman
Dumbbell Hammer Curl
Dumbbell Standing Shoulder Press
Dumbbell Standing Overhead Tricep Extension
Dumbbell Standing Lateral Raise
Dumbbell Standing Front Raise
Day 2 - the Herniated Discs of Hogarth
Decline Push Ups
Day 3 - the Loins of Loomis
Hanging Leg Raise
Dumbbell Goblet Squat
Dumbbell Farmer's Carry
Recommended Fitness Channels:
Athlean X: https://www.youtube.com/c/athleanx/playlists
【美女TV】Beauty TV: https://www.youtube.com/c/beautybijyotv/videos
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ok new question, how do i define the positions,direction, length, angle, curvature of the curves and lines required to form the image of the forms attached precisely, relying on...whatever perspective, the view and the object's properties?
tldr, guessing+drawing lines and curves correctly
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Do you keep a backlog of things to draw?
Are you waiting for your skill to catch up or do you just not have the time or motivation?
Do you ever actually work through your ideas or is it still piling up?
I have a txt that I keep everthing from random stuff I want to draw to full blown autistic webcomics. As of yet I'm not good enough for any of them.
I wonder how many years it'll be until I git gud enough to make that flatland animaton with a cowtits carl sagan and a dfc.
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how do you draw any thing three dimensional without using perspective lines but correct visually and relstive to eac other on paper
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how do i draw all sorts o objects from any angle?
especially this car, with its wheel turned in showing its wider face; it looks deceptively simple, compared to the smaller angled ones like the back wheel?
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hello...any tips to draw curves for this turned car wheel(yellow), given relative shapes like the wheel's hole(blue) or given vanishing point lines (green) of the subjects so to make it right?
I also find the innee circle(red) conpletely confusing to draw to "correction" and fail to find any good reference to build the lines...
basically, how do i draw the correct curves/line from my mwmory to represent the subject/image as correctly as possible?
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how do i byild the one ILLUSTRTION that ll get me 500k hits or about that much(or about as much as the coming reference), do i just follow the so called "quality" like maybe famed artist like shotgunromantic, ryo-timo, or basically that one amazing illustration of theirs that gets X amount of hits on publishing?
basically if i "study" their stuff and basically marks all the checkbox of awesomeness like that one illustration, will i actually get that much amount of HITS?
EXample pict attachd will i get 60k hits beloo if i make something original and awesome BUT like dis piece???
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anyone ever get stuck with their ideas so much they fear of changing to another thing?
like stan lee likes ironman so he just sticks ironman in all other marvel stories universe
how do you dwi? since life dont just go your wat obv
especially how marvel just do that thing they do only, maybe to be original and avoid infringement too idk
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3D Animation/Modelling Thread
About 2 months ago I started dicking around in blender doing 3D viewmodel animation using models I found on sketchfab (mainly TastyTony's Low-Poly shit). More recently I've been practicing character animation using a crude stickfigure-esque model I've rigged up to do very basic motions like pullups, running, and pushups. I'm gonna get into modelling eventually but right now I'm more interested in animation. Got a couple of examples of what I've been working on experimenting with camera motions and some other shit. I'll share some of the resources I've been using, but I'd appreciate it if some anons would care to share anything they've been doing. I haven't tried using the graph editor at all, I've been just posing each limb and keyframeing it.
I don't have resources that I've been using for character animation as I've just recently started practicing it, but regardless here's some of the stuff I've been working on. I've done a lot more, but either accidentally saved over it or didn't export it.
Hyper's Reload animation tutorial: old but still has some good info [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzLnkpBQUfA]
Thriftydonut's tutorial: very helpful for showing how to rig properly [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV6XP-EDzw8]
Polybagel's tutorial: showing how to use the graph editor [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbuD3-UZV8c]
TastyTony's Low-Poly gun models: Despite being Low-Poly they're well detailed and simple enough to use for animations [https://sketchfab.com/TastyTony/models]
First Person rigs [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qdpF8W4aI1CPiv6usZVBpkXShqER4syVpLfv6R1HCck/edit]
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Post 'em if you got 'em
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NFT for Sell
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Learning how to draw in 6 easy steps
>What is the purpose of this thread?
The point of this thread is to establish for people the foundations of what is required in order to become a great artist. The people this thread is best aimed at are those so-called "experts" wanting to get back to the basics, or newcomers wanting to know how to start their journey towards becoming an artist.
>Does the "six steps" mean I will become a great artists within the week?
No. The purpose of the "six steps" is to establish a foundation for all art and drawing. You're not going to become an expert overnight because drawing is a skill that you need to develop over time. However, it's pointless to constantly bang your head against a wall for hours on end because that will do nothing except burn yourself out and become frustrated. To put it one way, it's a better learning process to spend 10 days sketching for an hour than spend one day sketching for 10 hours.
>So, how does the "six step" process work?
All you do is spend 15-60 hours everyday, drawing each successive step of the process. That's it.
>What happens if I miss a day
You just continue on with the next day as if nothing every happened. Spending double the time is not going to make up for the day that you lost.
>What if I just don't feel like doing it one day?
If you don't "feel" like it, learn to work through it because what you're doing is building a habit. If you're still having a "hard time", just get out your supplies, and set them up as if you were going to still practice. If you're still not "feeling it", perhaps drawing isn't your thing and you need to find a new hobby.
>How was this process developed?
Referring to resources that other artists have recommended in regards actually learning how to draw.
So, here we go...
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So let's say I'm desperate to make money for
Although I'm not a great painter how do I go about selling this stuff?
Like hypothetically lets say that I produced something sort of akin to one of Gericault's head studies which aren't that great in comparison to his other works. or similar to Alice Neel, which is to say out of sheer technical failure.
Is something like this worth selling?
Regardless I think it's clear that I won't make it in time in regards to my skill in painting to produce quite the piece. I'll ultimately just have to cast the bait and hope something baits.
Do I just go to like a local Sotheby's or Christie's agent and bin the thing let them see if it sells, you know, at all? Do they accept early works from artists with no real industry experience? If not who does?
I know some of you guys had enough experience with traditional art, not sure if you've all only sold digital since, but I do need any help and this is the only art discussion board I know of.
How is something like this priced assuming you're given that option like online?
I've seen 6x6 inch paintings get priced higher than 24x32 inch paper drawings of higher detail. It's super strange. Does something like that really make that much money? I know the most costly sketch ever sold was only 7 million so my plan of selling drawings as pieces is probably out of the question. Regardless how does one go about selling these things?
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Clip Studio Paint
So I've been debating with myself about this for a while, but from what I've seen CSP seems like a really good digital drawing program and every artist I follow seems to gush about it. Now i know that throwing money at something doesn't necessarily mean it will make your drawing easier or better, but I've been using Krita for some time now from the recommendation of a lot of people here but it honestly seems pretty limited as of now and kind of runs like shit on my computer for reasons I haven't been able to figure out.
I'm going to get the 3 month trial regardless to test it out, but I have a few pieces in Krita that I might as well finish first. I'm just wondering if anybody here uses it and what insight or tips they might have about it or if it's just a waste of time.
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Is there someone wants to donate this book so I can disassemble the spine and scan it? I used to have this book but it went missing when I move out from my old apartment to a smaller room. It already took up space before so a digital copy would be nice but for some reason, there's no ebook from the official publisher. I've been searching every nook of chans and normet socials and none of them have the scanned book so I guess I need to start it myself then. I'll give my contact if someone interested to participate in this because I have the access to an library archive scanner.
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What the fuck is a gelatin study?
I saw "gelatin study" mentioned in a drawpile session, but I haven't been able to figure out what it is and why it would be helpful. I assume it means that you just draw or paint jello, but I'm uncertain what it actually improves. Anyone have any clue?
Maybe Loomis could explain what he meant?
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Vector vs Raster
So I'm relatively new to digital art, and I was wondering what the differences between Vector and Raster format is? I've been watching some videos on the subject, and from a brainlet's point of view, one would wonder why anyone would draw in raster over vector?
With that being said, (knowing that I'm a brainlet) surely vector art isn't some kind of end all be all format and that it is a tool with specific purposes and disadvantages compared to raster?
I guess what I'm trying to say is that the videos and information I've looked up don't really say any advantages and disadvantages, or why/when you should use one over the other, just the key differences.
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Sharing is Caring
Let's take advantage of our collective knowledge to help anons find the things they're looking for.
Can't find a specific book anymore? Ask here.
Forgot the name of that one YouTube-channel you really liked? Ask here.
You have a rough idea of what you're looking for? Ask here.
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ImagineFX: Tutorial and Infographic Thread
Brief articles produced by working artists from a variety of artistic disciplines.
They have a youtube page with many lengthy process videos as well: https://www.youtube.com/user/imaginefx
I will try and keep this thread updated with occasional additional articles as new issues come out.
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Need Help With Website Graphics
Need a good hobbyist web-designer to help me make a website with a design akin to that of 2007's Newgrounds. I only have Discord. Related to Halo.
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Does anyone have any good sources/tips for designing a good looking website?
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layering tutorials in Krita
I don't know if this is the place to put this but, does anybody know any in-depth idiot proof video tutorials on inherited alpha/masking layers in Krita? I've watched multiple videos and they all either expect you know what they are and make me go pic related, or they just tell you how to do the very basics of it and don't go any further.
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Resources for color theory and digital painting
I checked the resource hub, and could not find anything specifically related to color theory alone. Currently I am still working on Fun With a Pencil, but I've started into the grind phase in the middle of the book, and want to lightly study color theory to go with the very simple characters I am producing just get some variance and keep me engaged. Sorry if this doesn't deserve it's own thread, couldn't find anything in the catalog other than the share thread, but I wouldn't know what to ask for specifically. Please help.
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What are some good books about getting into traditional painting and color after you've
traditional realist drawing?
I was dumb enough to try and hone in my drawing skills for years without focus on painting. Now that I've gotten into it, my under drawings translate horribly, I cannot properly mix skin tones, the verdaccio comes through too much on the surface, and even when doing non traditional coloring I still fuck up the form.
I need them now more than ever since every passing day seems less and less likely to offer some sort of golden path to a art academy or university for an MFA. I'm legitimately scared help.
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If you could tell your younger self something about learning art what would it be?
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At some point a few days ago-as you probably noticed-the CSS and everything with it including the flags and banners-got BTFO presumably by a server side software update. I am in the process of trying to make things right but I'm admittedly having a h*ck of a time getting certain things correct. I'm going to have to call it for the day as I'd already spent an inordinate amount of time failing to put the element inspector to good use, but I'm optimistic things should be right as rain by this time tomorrow.
Feel free to use this thread to offer general suggestions, make or request flags (32 x 32) or banners (300 x 100), or otherwise shitpost to your heart's content.
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Connecting writers to artists (and general shilling)
I'm really impressed by the work on this board that you guys put out, and I'd like to be that "for exposure" asshole and get some of you to work for notpockets or only small amounts 'cause I'm a neet like you. Long story short, I'm a failed writer with a couple of short stories that could be made into comics and some stories that are too long for that but I'd like to see scenes/characters drawn from. If anyone is looking for inspiration or something to work on, I'm looking for someone who can draw better than the stick figures that I can manage. You can then post 'em on your social media and show off your work, just credit me as the writer.
The "please draw my" characters come from a medieval fantasy, a 20th century cold war story with some fantasy/sci-fi elements, and a worlds-in-collision that mixes up genres but is heavy on sci-fi and medieval fantasy. If someone wants to do an entire story, my short stories include a magical girl parody that could be done in manga style, a D&D parody that could be done in a naturalist / classic fantasy style, a Teen Titans fanfic that could be done in TT2003 style, and a couple of ideas for rebooting Fearless Fosdick.
If the crowgirl artist is around and available, I'd like you to draw one scene. One of the non-crow pics you did makes me think you'd be good for it.
Another scene that I'm willing to commission would include fog effects, ice, lighting on different textures (metal, ice, cloth, skin). I'd like it done well so I'm willing to pay for it.
So, how do we do this? Should we communicate offsite so a story is new to readers when the artwork is finished, or should I post a script online and send volunteers to it? Should I throw out a character description a week and ask volunteers to draw them and post them at the end of the week, like the theme thread? If you take commissions or know someone who does, how do I contact you? If the mods don't want this sort of thing on the board, I won't be offended if you kill the thread. Are there other places where a request like this might be welcome?
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Post some of your favorite personal work here along with a link to your preferred social media
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What are some games, online or not, to practice drawing on? Pic related, but it doesn't have to be similar.
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This board represents a very small gathering of artists pursuing artistic self-actualization through a combination of labored study and strategic visual shitposting. We welcome all those interested in discovering the bittersweet struggle of artistic improvement for themselves to take up the pencil, the pen, the paintbrush or the p'tablet to join us on this board as friends. Please understand though that coming here expecting to solicit free or "cheap" work from our community is frowned upon-what you might flippantly spend seconds requesting can represent hours of work informed by years of study or experience to grant. Those enormous tits? Someone cried themselves to sleep trying to get them just right. That perfect dumptruck ass? Only possible through hundreds of highly detailed studies of the pelvis bone, gluteal muscles and the related fat deposits-to say nothing of the impassioned observation of countless references in extremely high resolution at all angles (all done purely for professional purposes of course).
A few of us may delight in participating in request threads on other boards on our own free time and on our own terms. Doing so on our own, sparsely populated board however is a totally one sided affair where the artist can expect as payment for their labors a pitiful handful of (You)s, coupled with further outstretched hands anticipating the delivery of more requests. It's nothing personal so please don't take it as such, but as it stands I will not allow requestmaking to find a permanent home on this board-we instead choose to reach out to any such people and invite them to take their first steps on their own journey, to seize the power within themselves to answer their own artistic longing with decisive and well-informed action rather than gracelessly pleading out to we few strangers in the night:
>"please help me masturbate"
I hope you understand but if you take issue with anything I said-whether you're an artist/regular or someone just passing through-I welcome any further discussion on the subject to be directed to this thread for now.
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>Anon.cafe bunker up for months
>Never gets advertised on 8kun so things stay split for weeks to a end
>Finally a sticky goes up
>It links to the fucking glownigger's website instead
You fucking retard
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Tower Girls Archive
An Archive of all of the drawings submitted to the Tower Girls thread on /old/
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Weekly Theme Archive #2: 8/3/18 to 3/4/19
Reposting every submission from the second weekly theme thread
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Weekly Theme Archive #1: 11/14/17 to 8/6/18
Reposting every submission from the first weekly theme thread
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Self-Hosted Background Image Thread