Current status http://status.fireden.net/ Hidden site now up at http://ydt6jy2ng3s3xg2e.onion/
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Post your oc’s
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Art and Politics

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Can we help save the world through art?

Today the government has more power than ever beofore, people are suffering because of extreme taxation and they even want to be taxed to death thanks to propaganda and identity politics, humanity is better than ever but we're venturing into a new dark ages where people want to obey the will of the emperor and give him unlimited power over their lives.

Can we get so good that we get the attention from everyone and force them to accept ideals of freedom represented in our art just because they can't deny our skill?
Is this the endgame of getting good?
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Outsider Art

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ITT: we discuss and exhibit outsider art and artists.

Here's a definition: art produced by self-taught artists who are not part of the artistic establishment.

Wesley Willis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rzg51SMhEo
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What's with the hatred for anime ?

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I don't know why people hate anime art. What's the alternate then ?

Furry - Objectively bad for mentally disordered people.
Photo-realistic Art - Which is pointless art and relies too much on tracing and referencing photos glorified by NPCs.
Capeshit - The same realistic style over and over again even anime has more style. Even their stories are recycled garbage.
Video game art - I guess this one isn't bad as It has a variety of styles.
Anime is the best as it uses both imagination and technical skill.
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IF YOU ARE A /BEG/INNER IN ART, please use this thread to post pieces for critique or ask for advice. We should not have to make new threads or post in the /draw/thread with our fundamental exercises.

Feel free to post even the smallest exercise you have done to show you are still trying, or you literally are never going to make it


previous >>4015584
RESIZE YOUR IMAGES TO ~1000 PIXELS:
1)
>screenshot the image and post that instead
2)
>change camera capture settings to something smaller
3)
>send to computer and resize in MSPaint

READ THE STICKY if you need guidance when you haven't even started.

Sticky: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uwaXKU7ev6Tw_or__o8ARpUb6r2rCZYJGqwSFV9AD98/edit#bookmark=id.15jx3pyuimvj

TRY TO GIVE PEOPLE SOME FEEDBACK - many studies are left unreplied, which is a bit sad and can be quite demotivating for the people that try their best to improve, but are left directionless.
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DRAW THREAD

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Post your current drawing here and give constructive critique to others! Don't take anything personal!
Please make sure your posted image is clear, downsized to around 1000 pixels wide, rotated to the correct orientation, and that any unused space is cropped.
If you want critique on a drawing from the previous thread, you can delete it there and repost in this one.

Previous thread: >>3992777

>dA /ic/ group :
http://4chan-ic.deviantart.com

>/ic/ Resources/Reference/Downloads/Links:

>General resources :
http://sites.google.com/site/4chanic/
http://sites.google.com/site/artandwhatnot/
http://characterdesigns.com/
http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-3.html
http://finaltrinity.tumblr.com/post/13163064364/art-references-tumblr-accounts

>fellowBro's books :
http://mediafire.com/?i44dwzkf9j9n8

>Figure Drawing Tool:
http://pixelovely.com/gesture/figuredrawing.php
http://posemaniacs.com/

>Photoshop Brushes
http://cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/tower_of_evilzz
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Freedom

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I'm ending my work contract soon and I've saved enough to pay for living expenses for at least 2 months. Anyway, during this time I am going to focus on improving my art before getting another job (with less hours so that I can continue to study art). I just wanted to ask any self-taught anons what you find is the best way to structure your studies?

I did Perspective Made Easy and Dynamic Sketching I & II at the beginning of the year on paper but I would like to start moving toward digital art. I was thinking about doing 3-5 topics depending on how the workload feels, at the moment I'm looking at these as options:
- Dynamic Sketching II, to recap on basics, get used to working digital and to continue building a visual library.
- How to Draw, to continue improving on perspective.
- CtrlPaint's Digital Painting, introduction to light, shadow and value through grayscale digital painting.
- Figure Drawing by Steve Huston, introduction to figure drawing focusing on gesture, proportion, form etc.
- Environmental Sketching, not sure which course/book for this one.

I think these topics will cover a good amount of the basics and they fit the length of my break. Anyway, what I'm not sure about is, do you find it is more helpful to do a bit of each topic on each day or if it is better to do a different topic on each day? and would you change any of the topics or the workload?

I am also going to keep track of the progress I make with each course/topic and will post it at the end of the 8 weeks. If people find it interesting, I'll keep going with other topics in the future.
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No.4006245 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
>soul vs soulless

well?
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No.4018483 ViewReplyOriginalReport
Can I get some tips to improve? Only just started to get back into drawing since i was like 14.
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No.4015584 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
IF YOU ARE A /BEG/INNER IN ART, please use this thread to post pieces for critique or ask for advice. We should not have to make new threads or post in the /draw/thread with our fundamental exercises.

Feel free to post even the smallest exercise you have done to show you are still trying, or you literally are never going to make it


previous >>4012676
RESIZE YOUR IMAGES TO ~1000 PIXELS:
1)
>screenshot the image and post that instead
2)
>change camera capture settings to something smaller
3)
>send to computer and resize in MSPaint

READ THE STICKY if you need guidance when you haven't even started.

Sticky: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uwaXKU7ev6Tw_or__o8ARpUb6r2rCZYJGqwSFV9AD98/edit#bookmark=id.15jx3pyuimvj

TRY TO GIVE PEOPLE SOME FEEDBACK - many studies are left unreplied, which is a bit sad and can be quite demotivating for the people that try their best to improve, but are left directionless.
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