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VOSC Visual Synthesizer by Nell Smallway - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:54:20 EST ID:Rk6eUETB No.50235 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This may interest some of you:


it's a visual synthesiser that uses oscillators to move "particles" (I guess pixels or groups of pixels) in seemingly infinite different ways. Worth a play around with!

(the app costs money, but you can use the free version in browser)

I'll post a few of my screenshots
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Nell Smallway - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:59:47 EST ID:Rk6eUETB No.50238 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Nell Smallway - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:08:26 EST ID:Rk6eUETB No.50239 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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n1 - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:39:30 EST ID:MOW4/EU9 No.50249 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nice find
Angus Dottingfield - Sat, 05 Mar 2016 15:36:06 EST ID:Mjt2lv7+ No.50370 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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yeah this thing is amazing. seems a little tricky at first but you can just tap the randomize button and tweak until you're watching bamboo shoots rise from the soil, or rain bounce off the never-ending metal circle that enshrouds our very souls, or the burning rythmic lacerations of a dying oscelle-hedron.
Fucking Deffinghood - Sun, 06 Mar 2016 19:42:24 EST ID:5P0mpFty No.50375 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Old historic paintings thread by Phineas Blunderdat - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:22:13 EST ID:erxNwmmL No.50280 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Old historic paintings we like.
By historic I mean atleast 100 years old.
That would be cool right?
Artist, title and date would be cool too.

'Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks' - Ilya Repin (1880–1891)
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Jack Bappergold - Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:09:44 EST ID:wnQRF19J No.50289 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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oh, i forgot the details:
Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan (1885) by Ilya Repin

Have a bonus one:
Vercingetorix Throws Down his Arms at the Feet of Julius Caesar (1899) by Lionel Royer

I like how the romans are depicted in this one. Well, it seems to have been the trend back then in ancient times. I doubt they actually had such facial features in real life
Eugene Bongerchig - Sun, 07 Feb 2016 17:53:05 EST ID:QfGQCTtU No.50302 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Charlrs Meynier Napoleon in Berlin
Frederick Shakestock - Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:24:33 EST ID:ix3bECWq No.50303 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The Barbadori Altarpiece: Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels with St Frediano and St Augustine - Fra Filippo Lippi


I like it when anne rice talks about art and makes people from the paintings characters in her books
Frederick Dosslehood - Sun, 28 Feb 2016 02:26:53 EST ID:TaCbm0gg No.50362 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Vercingetorix Throws Down his Arms at the Feet of Julius Caesar (1899) by Lionel Royer

I have a pretty high quality reproduction of that one above my fireplace. I got it because I'm a big Roman history buff, and the Battle of Alesia was Caesar's crowning military achievement.

It's definitely not historically accurate, but I still love how Caesar is portrayed.

Pictured, The Grass Fire by Frederic Remington.
Fucking Niggershit - Sun, 28 Feb 2016 04:35:32 EST ID:8CkDgx7L No.50363 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife

Drawing - Where to start to be good? by Emma Brubbleham - Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:21:08 EST ID:6AXZxDhc No.49357 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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When I was younger I used to draw all the time. My big dream was to become a professional comics artist. I was considered pretty good at it for my age up until I dropped it all once I got a PC with Internet. Fast forward ~15 years, now I'm really shitty at it.

I'd like to get back into it. My main goal for now would be to improve my skills in general but I'm not too sure where to start. What methods or exercises would be best, if any? I remember drawing things flipped upside down to focus on the shapes being a popular one.

I don't see myself starting to draw comics characters without first being able to draw real people and environments. I understand I'll have to study anatomy to some extent as well.

Any tips are welcome. Thank you guys in advance!
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Priscilla Sebblelad - Mon, 22 Jun 2015 03:33:35 EST ID:5ocqWbQG No.49369 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Draw what you love. It works for writing, why not art?

Try talking to yourself as you draw, explain your work to yourself as though you were teaching someone else. Explain why this line is dark, or this line is light, or this area is shaded. If you can't come up with an explanation, it might surprise you to learn you've been drawing a certain way just because you saw someone else do it. It is always good to have those breakthrough moments.

And that brings me to: check, check, CHECK YOSELF for copying another person's style. Make sure that you aren't throwing random crosshatches and the like into your work just because you see Loomin do it. Technique can be learned later, understand the basics of how you perceive the world first and foremost.

Draw clumsy as fuck, just make sure that it is your vision. It doesn't matter if your art sucks (forever), what matters is that you learn to trust your own perception. That is what separates artists from everyone else. The artist draws what he sees, everyone else draws what they see artists drawing.
Henry Huddlebury - Sun, 28 Jun 2015 22:10:20 EST ID:Ji38QbXn No.49391 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP here, I was without an Internet connection for 2 weeks or so.

Just wanted to thank you guys for your replies. You gave me some great advice I hadn't even thought of. I'll just keep on at it and hope to improve quickly enough, even though in the end I know this won't happen overnight.

Thanks again!
Isabella Suzzlehood - Mon, 15 Feb 2016 21:20:09 EST ID:H6stepe4 No.50324 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Draw a bowl of fruit. Then draw it with different materials. Then paint that shit. Etc.
Martha Smallcocke - Fri, 19 Feb 2016 14:58:03 EST ID:dZvPwypJ No.50336 Ignore Report Quick Reply
get rid of symbol drawing using loomis and the picasso reverted drawning method.

then it's up to you, just don't forget there is a difference between drawing from real life and reference.
schepperschop - Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:38:26 EST ID:/hd49cvk No.50358 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My tip is; destroy your computer so you won't have anything to distract you from drawing.

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Edwin Gavingwell - Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:25:11 EST ID:jtlykstX No.50330 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No one believes Japan, so I'm in trouble.
Charles Greenstone - Wed, 17 Feb 2016 22:12:18 EST ID:jtlykstX No.50333 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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After presenting an animation production company by a web in order to get work in 2006, it spread over all over the world.

A Japanese cinema fan, a fan of special effects and an animation fan have taken no notice of this thing.

←When I stick those pictures by a Japanese picture bulletin board, it'll be eliminated immediately.
Charles Greenstone - Wed, 17 Feb 2016 22:18:07 EST ID:jtlykstX No.50334 Ignore Report Quick Reply
↑A red sentence
"It was eliminated by the person who made a thread."
Archie Perrycocke - Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:06:59 EST ID:jtlykstX No.50350 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Archie Perrycocke - Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:09:36 EST ID:jtlykstX No.50351 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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emoticons by Fanny Wummersuck - Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:08:51 EST ID:wDwQGA4T No.47159 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Could someone make tiny emoticon :ricky: :julian: :bubbles: :lahey: :jroc: :randy: heads please?
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Shit Gullymeck - Sun, 18 Jan 2015 22:21:14 EST ID:y+HdURic No.48748 Ignore Report Quick Reply
CrazyFolksTribe !loJSOMZg0g - Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:25:28 EST ID:1nZyOnq8 No.48798 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Emoticons, let's go.
Wesley Dartshit - Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:14:34 EST ID:CtiZ9Si4 No.49555 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Beatrice Dartway - Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:30:58 EST ID:Qx3ltXdF No.49688 Report Quick Reply
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Stopped at 12, too late now? by Albert Sabberson - Thu, 21 Jan 2016 19:22:01 EST ID:lqrJ6tUX No.50211 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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You other talented peeps know how it was. You were that special kid who could draw better than the others. I was too.

Except that as soon as I got a computer I flushed it all down the toilet and geeked my ass off on FPS's

Now I'm 27. Is it even rational to expect to catch up to others and get good at this again, enough to do decent comics or animation, or have I missed my chance?

I have tons of ideas. I really wish I could draw well again and put them on paper. But the end result is always damn depressing.
Sophie Hindlefog - Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:01:47 EST ID:8CkDgx7L No.50214 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Hi.this is basically me except i stopped in HS and am 25 and picking it bck up. Idk if that gives you hope but i plan to finish my degree as an art major.
Cyril Bardspear - Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:54:01 EST ID:DiEj1T+k No.50308 Ignore Report Quick Reply

take steps in the right direction, you never know where you will end up once you find your pace

27 is young for another decade

Music by Turgo - Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:26:42 EST ID:BVcl4P8h No.50290 Locked Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Thread has been locked
Thread was locked by: Quetzalcoatl
Reason: we have a soundcloud thread in /m/, please post this in that thread. thanks.

So... by Balrog !mGUyhYjbjY!!xSXArT/e - Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:41:00 EST ID:fRnkoM8s No.50228 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is this where I ask for a thread full of furry art? I feel like it is
Balrog !mGUyhYjbjY!!xSXArT/e - Tue, 26 Jan 2016 20:32:53 EST ID:fRnkoM8s No.50230 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Only if I was asking for that kind. Im looking for not sex related furry images, so no.
Archie Porringridge - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:18:17 EST ID:WlCEW3wC No.50248 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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John Munkingold - Sat, 30 Jan 2016 03:25:20 EST ID:8cvV6J18 No.50252 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Douche is strong with these ones
Shitting Cleckleshit - Sat, 30 Jan 2016 12:55:02 EST ID:WlCEW3wC No.50254 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Esther Fuckleforth - Sun, 31 Jan 2016 07:41:12 EST ID:fRnkoM8s No.50257 Ignore Report Quick Reply
People hating but this board is so slow this post has been at the top for days with no real traffic. Yall lazy niggas could atleast contribute something legit

tilesets by Barnaby Wevingworth - Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:16:25 EST ID:1qmndWJx No.50207 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How do you work with tilesets? Specifically, what would be the easiest way to extract individual images from a tileset image? I assume there's image editing software that can grid it and save each cell individually, but what would be the most ideal for something like this?

Also, what would be good to limit palette and resolution, in order to create something simple and balanced? Allowing too much freedom and precision is just gonna end up in a sloppy mess with someone inexperienced like me, so knowing how to set some boundries would really help shape it.

These have been the major hurdles that have stopped me from diving farther in game design, and they're not even that major.

pic is just a random search
Hedda Brushman - Mon, 25 Jan 2016 04:00:56 EST ID:VffTiqBg No.50222 Ignore Report Quick Reply
RPG Maker, tilesets are almost made for this.

Is Trolling Art? by Fanny Huttingfuck - Sat, 09 Jan 2016 23:01:15 EST ID:dw9g051S No.50158 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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pic unrelated.
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Cyril Hezzlefield - Sun, 10 Jan 2016 06:45:57 EST ID:hkX5bMHl No.50163 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Tom Green is not God-Tier trolling.
You SAYING Tom Green is God-Tier trolling is God-Tier trolling, though.
Raspbart Chucklevest - Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:47:42 EST ID:HBlqQrzQ No.50175 Ignore Report Quick Reply

If god-tier trolling is getting a reaction out of people in outrageous or clever ways then Green...sometimes did so...

But for me good trolling isn't so much about upsetting people as entertaining people. Anything creative can't come from a false place of malice or it just falls flat.

I did some fine trolling myself in my better days on IMDb and the spoony experiment forums. Multiple replies and arguments stemming from a single post, kept people entertained I guess.
Henry Dockleridge - Thu, 21 Jan 2016 22:34:18 EST ID:c2+DRrnD No.50213 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No, I hate how people try to broaden the definition to make it apply to everything.

You could be a master at farting and get some really great reactions from people, it doesn't make it an art.
Whitey Crirringlot - Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:18:05 EST ID:Me2hn+MA No.50215 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes it does. Why wouldn't it?
What's the functional difference between playing a piece of beautiful music in public and the act of farting in a packed elevator if both impact ten different people?
Archie Bizzleway - Sat, 23 Jan 2016 23:29:03 EST ID:Me2hn+MA No.50218 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Terrible post.
>Why fart in the elevator? Because its funny to you?
Because it affects people and incites small-scale societal change.
>they calculated and planned and spent years toiling at their craft.
Art doesn't have to be a concentrated effort. There's no threshold at which something becomes 'art'. If I spend two years pressurizing my rectal cavity with silly string, farting in that elevator isn't any more 'art' than if I'd done it spontaneously. If an artist sacrifices ten years, his food and water money, and his appearance to work on a masterpiece it's no more 'art' than a Rothko painting that took less than an hour to make by smearing similar colors over a canvas.
>dedicate your life to annoying people on the internet, but just remember if it doesnt evoke change innsociety then youre just a comedian.
Comedy is art too.
> Because they evoked change in the world, george carlin said fuck censorship, bill hicks said youre being lied to, marketing is lies and fuck the government.
That took me a while.
go fuck yourself

Artists stealing concepts? by Reuben Billingfoot - Wed, 05 Aug 2015 02:39:17 EST ID:SF8IYVs6 No.49566 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys.

how do you deal with people stealing your concepts?

there has been a guy who has copied 2 of my paintings, but in his own style and stole the meaning behind the paintings and selling it as his own.

its not a coincidence because one of the paintings i did was from december 14 and a week after i put mine online he has his, with the same title, the same meaning behind it, but its his own painting.

am i just being paranoid or what?
is this common and should i get used to it?
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Doris Clayshit - Wed, 06 Jan 2016 23:46:21 EST ID:BaN6uNry No.50147 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>stole the meaning behind the paintings

Now thats a concept of ownership I can not fathom, get Andy Warholes cis ghost ass on the fucking big red phone I've got a bone to pick.
Also side by side comparisons of your hippy deviant art paintings or it didn't happen.
Nathaniel Buttingbury - Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:07:55 EST ID:jdC7Sw08 No.50188 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ive had the same problem. I just block the guy on social media and make my some of my accounts private and change my account names so nonfollwers can see my work. Also don't let him see your shit, however if he does he can never make the piece exactly like you do. I don't mind someone coping elements of my style and learning form it, but to steal a piece concept in all and call it yours and not give in any credit to the original creator boils me. This same guy does the same to some of my artist friends in town too.
Test - Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:21:50 EST ID:cBO368yE No.50190 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oliver Sandleworth - Thu, 14 Jan 2016 17:51:06 EST ID:7tt4cSpf No.50191 Ignore Report Quick Reply

You really think warhols cambell's soup prints are just pictures of cans?
There's much more to it as a series, and the meaning behind the work is definitely not "eat cambells soup, it's great!"
Walter Brabbleworth - Sun, 17 Jan 2016 01:39:08 EST ID:kTIYh8R4 No.50201 Ignore Report Quick Reply
yeah it's "give me money for tracing I'm gonna ride this shit forever"

My digital painting by Henry Sorringham - Wed, 04 Jun 2014 01:13:19 EST ID:FjB4xFqR No.47752 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Yo guys! Can I get some feedback? on this? Any way I can improve on it? I was trying to play with perspective.
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Oliver Cliddlebury - Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:15:59 EST ID:6+JNFu3L No.47798 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The only thing that stands out to me is the positioning of the sword. If she's supposed to be holding it straight up-and-down, with a 90-degree angle to the ground, the tip should be much further out from her foot. Try making a background layer and drawing a straight line where her spine is, and then where you want the sword to run parallel to it - then you can lasso that mafacka and nudge it into place!

But then, I can also see how you might be trying to make her upper body pop out, sort of like her feet are the point on a triangle whose flat end gets wider as it goes toward the viewer. Still, something feels off - the sword may just need a little moving in that case.

How do you usually handle outlining? Do you have any other finished paintings I can see? Here's a quick pic I drew up of a character I'm designing (not her final outfit, but was going more for body structure practice). Something about the way I've been drawing since childhood has conditioned me to outline everything and color within, but I rarely can make super neat and clean lines - so I've been experimenting with rough, sketchy-looking ones like in this picture. Is this a road to ruin, or can I make something out of this method? Or should I just try to paint without lines at all? I'm wanting to launch a comic, so simple lighting without detailed blending would be ideal.
Oliver Cliddlebury - Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:19:18 EST ID:6+JNFu3L No.47799 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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One more thing!

I use Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 6, primarily. I haven't actually drawn or painted in Photoshop in a long time. Have you ever used ADSP? It's very affordable, so you can own it legit for cheap. As a consequence, it lacks layer masking and a few other nice PS featuers, but it has a great rotation mechanic that lets you spin the canvas around by touching the 9 and 0 keys. It's also got a handy library of Copic marker colors for quick use, and a generally good pencil tool.
Augustus Duzzleforth - Sun, 15 Jun 2014 04:56:13 EST ID:P91E/9R3 No.47803 Ignore Report Quick Reply
0/10 build would not use
Jack Mebberfield - Sat, 12 Dec 2015 18:37:59 EST ID:iHXjkglY No.50089 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>pantsless no helm Smelter Sausage gloves and chest with flame enchanted Zweihander

you wouldn't roll this?

Are you fucking JOKING
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It's a zweihander, a german greatsword used in the middle ages. Not a fantasy weapon.

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