Plug yourself here (aka post your artworks for us to see and possibly laugh at)

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  1. Synecdoche

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    Please let me say thank you so much again for all your support. I remember I didn't want to post my art here because I'd assume that everyone here has incredibly high standards that I'd never meet. But I've tried to take your advice to heart and by serendipity a friend asked for a drawing of Tracer from Overwatch. It was perfect because it was something I've never drawn before and I got to try out different tools and brushes which was also fun.

    It's great, I was actually having fun drawing it! It's been a while since I've felt like this with a drawing. I don't care if it looks like shit, I don't care how botched the anatomy or the rendering may be or how off-model it is, I had fun and you can't take that away from me. Although feel free to offer criticism if you want :p

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    well its getting late and I gotta hit the hay. But thanks again for the artistic support! Hopefully the confidence in my art will start to show over time.
     
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    That's great and everything,
    but you should probably care at least a little.
     
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    Not caring is often a slippery slope to not caring about getting better at anything, but I feel you don't mean that. Always be open to critique and aim to learn from it, even if you're not planning to work on the thing you just posted.

    Seems your clearest mistakes are pretty easy to fix just by observing anatomy.
    Make some sketches from references, specifically of shoulders and neck. Maybe look up the muscle structure of those areas too (I find it more clear than regular photo references).
    People having troubles drawing those is really common but it's sort of an overlooked problem (because hands and feet are so hard to draw nothing else matters).
    Also focus on face proportions - do you use guidelines? Working with those should help, especially if you have problems with perspective/odd angles.
     
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    What i mean is that yes I was caring about those things but I didn't let them drag my drawing down, before, every mistake would just bum me out but this time i was able to appreciate my work and effort, flaws and all.

    Good points jerk, especially the part about anatomy and faces I feel like those are my biggest weaknesses. I will admit that my faces are too simple and tend to be spherical in shape so I guess I should start learning how to construct faces as well as the body. Thanks for the criticism.
    Also I had someone else tell me that I had to learn to "feel the forms," what did they mean and how can i improve that?
     
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    stare at things real hard.

    in the case of humans, have a look into what they're made up of, try to learn how everything fits together, then learn how to apply that. From what I read the way people go about doing that is different for everybody.

    Some people pick up medical textbooks, some people go to life drawing classes, lots of people do both-
    I look at old crime scene photos because I'm a bastard but no matter what you decide to do there's more resources than you could ever ask for online
     
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    Hm well this sounds to me like I have to go back and make sure that i have a more solid understanding of the underlying shapes that make up the things I want to draw.
     
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    I always rub this on everyone's face but you can also do croquis/figure drawing practices with several sites online, I'll drop links later if you're interested in simple practical practices.
    Unless someone of those who know what I'm referring to can leave links instead.
     
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    I would be interested to take a look at it, always good to find new resources, keeps things fresh.
     
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    First attempt with colored outlines.
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    You know that because you were a model for them?
     
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    I just realized they're based on trees, I just glanced them over on my phone first.
    Others look like the trees they represent but the pine one looks more like aloe vera or those cactus things?
    That or the first one is still my favorite of these.
     
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    you got really close
    it's for a friend who is also weeaboo trash (who is probably lurking here please forgive me senpaifgt)
    the pine is a little wonky one because my hands were starting to shake and two because I don't have a marker to fit it in colour perfectly
     
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    does anyone else want an avatar?
     
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    If you feel like drawing any kind of robot shit I would use it as an avatar.
     
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    I might request something if I can in turn draw something for you.
     
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    two avis and a maybe coming up
     
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    It's stunning and I will treasure it for the rest of my life
    here have this
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    Nice avatars! I would request a avatar but I don't have any of my original characters done since I'm in the middle of redesigning them at the moment.
     
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