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Really terrible art?

#1 Post by ShiroXIX » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:00 am

This is why I am not allowed to make my own BGs...

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What.

What even is that?

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Oh.

Yeah, so what are you bad at?
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#2 Post by AshenhartKrie » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:45 am

Hey. they're not bad.
I suck at hands and arms.

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#3 Post by 15385bic » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:04 am

i suck at bgs too
and have little patience for backgrounds.....
i also find hands/feet hard T^T! especially male hands >.<

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#4 Post by junna » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:09 am

15385bic wrote:i suck at bgs too
and have little patience for backgrounds.....
i also find hands/feet hard T^T! especially male hands >.<
YES...hands are a mystery to me... I keep drawing hands but each time I'll be butchering it again. >_< probably more practice.
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#5 Post by Coren » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:47 am

I actually found your BGs really adorable. I was suddenly reminded of Mary's lovely drawings in Ib. :D

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#6 Post by Niki » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:53 am

I'm awful at lineart. Zoomed-out, it looks just passable but upon closer inspection there are gaps and ticks and overlaps everywhere. It's pretty sick (in the bad way) :cry:
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#7 Post by Reikun » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:08 am

Judging from your art on your wip thread, I'd say you could probably do decent BGs if you just put in the time. How long did it take you to do that image in the first post? I bet if you just doubled the time you spent on it it would look much better ;)

As for me, I suck pretty bad with composition OTL But this is my own fault for not practicing it very often.....
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#8 Post by DeeKay » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:17 am

15385bic wrote:i suck at bgs too
and have little patience for backgrounds.....
i also find hands/feet hard T^T! especially male hands >.<
From what little practice I have, my statement would globally be the same.
I am patient though, I just wish I could spare more time on this.
I also need to train so I can keep focusing on drawing longer to reduce the amount of breaks between sessions ^^'
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#9 Post by Daistarir » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:45 am

After practice alot , I'm getting used to draw BGs . Still ... My biggest problem is ... Coloring.
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#10 Post by Tetiel » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:54 pm

Bwahaha well, your candle looks really good at least <3 Actually, though, you're not off to a bad start. Quite a few artists block in exactly how you did to make pictures. Like seriously - giant blobs. Then they spend countless hours defining further. Just saying, you may think you're terrible, but spend a little more time and you'll see something different.

I'm okay at backgrounds, I guess. I do well with landscapes, but I hate hate hate indoors. If your perspective is off just a little, everything looks wonky. Landscapes are a little more forgiving in that aspect. I also have a hard time with toenails and fingernails - well, feet in general, too, though lately something's clicked with them and I think I'm starting to get how they work.

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#11 Post by DeeKay » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:05 pm

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#12 Post by Mangafee » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:19 pm

I'm really terrible at BG too.... though it might look better if I actually would have enough motivation to finish it.....

It's such a pain to construct perspective :( Iguess I'm simply to lazy ... :x
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#13 Post by dramspringfeald » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:07 pm

What your missing is Edges and lines. Just slap some lines on it and you should be golden.
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#14 Post by CheeryMoya » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:51 pm

I'm flattered you made a whole thread dedicated to anything I put on paper that isn't a word :'D

But uh, I still have no idea how shading and clothes wrinkles work. I still need to look at those perspective tutorials I hoarded up, maybe I should try BGs instead... or stick to writing. I think the latter option would be the safest.

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#15 Post by ShiroXIX » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:46 pm

Glad to see that there are others that feel like I do. I thought this thread would be a fun place to just come and laugh at ourselves.

Now: I CAN make a good background if I TRY, but I generally don't feel like trying. The worst part of the images above was that I knew I would be making them quickly, but I still actually TRIED to make them look somewhat good... and uhh... yeah, not so much.
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