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Lonely Indian
July 16th, 2015, 09:54 PM
Well since I started getting back into drawing and doodling stuff in the back of my book, I tried drawing on my tablet. This thread is keep record of the misery of one trying to get better at art but can only dish out farts.

To be honest Archer looks like he let out one hell of a mean fart and is looking at you with "Whadya gonna do about it" face


July 16th, 2015, 10:01 PM
.....Well at least you got the armor right..

Lonely Indian
July 16th, 2015, 10:04 PM
That's a start :D

I might try and do saber in some awkward poses

July 16th, 2015, 11:19 PM
idk it looks really good to me at least

Lonely Indian
July 17th, 2015, 12:48 AM
im going somewhere with this....


Lonely Indian
July 18th, 2015, 08:47 PM
well heres sacchin coloured now


July 19th, 2015, 02:16 AM
Hi! Hey don't get discouraged, you need to do a bunch of wonky art pieces before you can get to the point of making awesome art that you're proud of. Though, even then you should always aim to be improving! You have the right mindset right now. Anyway, let me give some feedback:


It's not that bad of a drawing! It's a little off but most of the proportions are mostly correct. The main problem is the lines. While there are exceptions to it, messy sketchy lines give the impression of lower quality or messy work. You could actually get away with this look by making Archer's body have sketchy lines but ensuring the focus of the picture, his face, has clean lines.

I don't know what program you are using but turn off "Transfer" on your brush options if you're trying to do linework. This makes it so the pressure sensitivity of your tablet only affects the "size" of the brush stroke not the transparency. Keep the transfer for painting!


Whoa, that was quick! Yeah the lines here aren't messy at all! There are proportion issues and a few oddities but it's pretty solid. My main feedback critique would be to watch how you're shading colors. While your shading and colors with skin seem in the right place, you seem to have a bit of trouble figuring out how to shade her clothes and such.

The main offender is her yellow vest. You seem to be shading it with a darker yellow which can work but often looks muddy or less interesting. This probably will require you to experiment or look at references but shade colors with other colors, it makes the colors and shading far more appealing and interesting. Here's some touch ups I did:


(Ignore the purple ribbon, I was too lazy to unlasso it from the vest.) My subtle color touch ups are on the right. I changed the color balance on the yellow vest to have redder shadows, while I also changed the white shirt to have blue shadows. Here's an example in some other sacchin artwork:
As you can see the same effect of yellow vest and reddish shadows and white shirt and blue-gray shadows is used. This makes the colors more vibrant and awesome looking! You can shade areas the way you were, but use the color balance tool to experiment and change the color shade of shadows.

Keep up the arts!

Lonely Indian
July 19th, 2015, 04:48 AM
Woah! Thanks for such an awesome feedback.

I will practice some more on drawing the human anatomy (I have a friend who owes me, so I guess she can pose for me awkwardly for a while) and how to shade clothes.

I'm using paint tool sai, so I guess the equivalent of the transfer function is the brush tool?


Holy shit the stabilizer was on 1. No wonder crap was difficult to draw D:

July 19th, 2015, 05:33 AM
It's recommended to not turn the stabilizer on too high, though. I'd try to keep it in the range of 5-15 myself. If you go too high it makes the lines TOO smooth and impossible to place accurately.

Lonely Indian
July 19th, 2015, 07:03 AM
okay ill keep at around 5ish then. Thanks for the tip. I might try to use photoshop too make better effects

July 19th, 2015, 09:35 AM
Yeah, stabilizer is the shit.

I draw with it set to 15 all the time. I believe such a high value is unhealthy, yet keep using it.

July 19th, 2015, 10:25 AM
I don't use SAI that much anymore but when I do it's specifically for the stabilizer and lineart vector layers. The equivalent of the transfer tool in SAI is just drawing on a lineart layer, it automatically functions for what you need for lineart while also having additional tools of editing the vectors in your line to make them smoother or thicker in areas. I would usually do the lineart in SAI then paint in CS6, but that's my own preference, SAI has most of what Photoshop has to offer.

July 19th, 2015, 12:00 PM
Lonely-kun made a thread~ :D

well heres sacchin coloured now


Poor Sacchin. >n<

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Bring more. MOAR!

Lonely Indian
July 19th, 2015, 01:26 PM
thanks for the tips. I think i'll do caster next


Lonely Indian
July 19th, 2015, 09:22 PM
well here is caster coloured, although i really need learn how to draw fabric and boobs


Lonely Indian
July 22nd, 2015, 11:12 AM
Saber Chibi


July 22nd, 2015, 11:32 AM
Cute. :D

July 22nd, 2015, 02:47 PM
that's a really interesting coloring style there. kinda makes me want to try using multicolor lineart except i suck at lineart anyway

July 25th, 2015, 06:07 PM
This thread name caught my attention. Wasn't dissapointed.
Good work and keep it up.

Lonely Indian
July 26th, 2015, 10:15 PM
thanks guys for the compliments, here's kuroneko.


going to add mc in a mouse jump suit and if I have the patience then maybe a background

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here's a quick sketch of it


July 27th, 2015, 02:49 AM
You're improving! +1 for Kuroneko. On your next endeavor try mixing in some hard brushes with the soft brushes just a little bit more to balance things out so it isn't just soft shading.

Lonely Indian
July 27th, 2015, 04:55 AM
Thanks! (takes the +1 and puts on the mantle ) I'm not sure what are the hard brushes are on paint tool sai, also I have been thinking of downloading some brushes for it. Practicing on drawing background is the next thing I might do after finishing this.

I need more ideas, so I don't mind suggestions on who draw atm :D

July 27th, 2015, 05:14 AM
Thanks! (takes the +1 and puts on the mantle ) I'm not sure what are the hard brushes are on paint tool sai, also I have been thinking of downloading some brushes for it. Practicing on drawing background is the next thing I might do after finishing this.

I need more ideas, so I don't mind suggestions on who draw atm :D
nyapapa has a good brush pack for sai. Hard brushes are the far-right brush tip and higher density

Lonely Indian
July 27th, 2015, 06:27 AM
Thanks, I downloaded it. I shall experiment with them and see how things turn out.

Lonely Indian
July 27th, 2015, 09:42 AM
welp, lack of patience and lazy painting couldn't be masked with filters..


July 30th, 2015, 06:50 AM
Almost. Run the watercolor brush over it a lot!

Lonely Indian
October 18th, 2015, 10:49 PM
Just archiving some images I drew in to this thread....


just Beamu
October 18th, 2015, 10:56 PM
These bottom three with quotes from me shall forever be my avatar. Unless you draw more of them. Beautiful.

Lonely Indian
December 22nd, 2015, 12:23 PM
Got into Undertale. Never gonna do a genocide run. Never.


Lonely Indian
May 1st, 2016, 06:25 PM

Somehow the appeal of Shioru X Kuno from Sekirei works for me. Super Klutz meets reliable Housewife and Shirou could fight on her behalf in the War (without an angry mud grail taking over the world.)

Lonely Indian
May 1st, 2016, 11:52 PM
Inspired by turnip can draw.


May 2nd, 2016, 01:36 AM
The World is a jersey shore fan

Lonely Indian
May 2nd, 2016, 11:42 AM
The world/Alaya is the unconscious desire to survive right? Some of our fetishes must have leaked over. :P

Lonely Indian
May 4th, 2016, 02:54 PM
Drawing a taiga (NSFW)


Lonely Indian
May 5th, 2016, 12:30 AM
NSFW taiga fujimura is complete


May 6th, 2016, 07:37 PM
Inspired by turnip can draw.


I can't believe I didn't see this until now, it's beautiful...