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No.43989
Artist Feels 3: 'Writefags Are Allowed I Guess' EditionAnonymous
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Previous threads:
http://plus4chan.org/b/draw/res/41772.html
http://plus4chan.org/b/draw/res/43352.html

I have nothing to start with, but I've always liked these threads so here we go.
No.43990
Anonymous
Actually, I guess I can start it off.

>want to draw in small art diary
>don't draw what I want to draw, because I live with people and don't want them to see that shit
>which is a stupid concept because there is already a bunch of dodgy naked ladies in there, but whatever
>i just end up not drawing due to lack of motivation
Should I buy a separate diary for the weird/disgusting stuff and use the current one as a decoy?
No.43991
Anonymous
Replies:>>44097
>be tradfag
>beside mastering the stuff, anatomy, perpective, etc, I also have to master individual mediums
>There is no ctrl+Z, layers or color exchange

>My only job opportunity is on porn
>I still aproach to it like a fine artist
No.43994
Anonymous
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>get really good at sketching and pencilling
>try to ink
>am shit

>later, get really good at inking
>super fucking good at inking
>try sketching
>am shit
No.43996
Hellströem
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The frustration at reaching a good level of skill, then taking a break for a month or so, and find that no matter how much you've accumulated a library of things you can draw, you have to start over regaining your lost abilities. Just taking a week long break is enough to corrode enough skill to make one grit ones teeth and shake ones fist at reality-at-large.
No.44010
Anonymous
>>43996

Try being a wage slave and see any dreams you had vanish, not limited to drawing.
No.44015
Anonymous
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>looking back in my 4chan screencaps folder
>find a post of my first writefag piece (from a request, posted in a dying thread)
>decide to copy-paste the pastebin link in archive
>two results
>someone reposted it
>mfw
No.44016
Anonymous
Replies:>>44017
>>43996
Oddly enough this often helps me gets to back into drawing in a way most of the time: I draw poorly, then look back on my older stuff and see it's somehow better than what I'm doing now, and feel motivated from knowing I can probably get back up to speed pretty quickly if I already made something like that before.

Also, why was my previous post here deleted? Self-effacement banned or something?
No.44017
Anonymous
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>>44016
What was the post?
No.44020
Anonymous
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Do feels regarding artists count?

>leave fandom/stop searching up porn
>every single artist gets better
>especially the ones that make porn
Oh this is going to be hard.
No.44021
Anonymous
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>>44017
I said that for a while it seemed like no one posted until directly after I drew something, which made me think either people are just more likely to post if a thread was recently bumped, or I just draw so poorly that people don't want my thread at the top of the page. I'm pretty sure it's the former, but I thought it would make an alright joke? In any case, you're all cool and better at linework than I am.

I really ought to draw on paper more but stuff keeps conspiring against me having control of the scanner, and I like being able to share my work easily. Ideally I'd just get my own house by now and not even have to deal with the scanner being an all-in-one printer.
No.44022
Anonymous
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>>44021
You could doodle real quick and take a picture of it and put it on instagram.
Apparently, awkward doodlepics are an *aesthetic* now.
No.44023
Anonymous
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>>44022
If only I would into smartphones.
No.44024
Anonymous
>>44023
Its been six years, anon.
Just get one.
No.44026
Anonymous
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>see pretty damn good artist with tonnes of fans, on Patreon
>he is basically living off his art
>$100 a month

>see very well known artist with millions of pageviews and fucking good art. SFW, abstract, porn, whatever.
>$9k a year

Welp, I'm getting a job
No.44027
TeethandHunger
//youtube.com/watch?v=v21KM0URH3Ayoutube thumb
Griping on Picarto: Courage. Plage teaches how to draw Courage the cowardly dog.
I'm going to post this in /co/ general too.
No.44049
Anonymous
>get a comment on your submission
>its someone roleplaying
No.44051
Anonymous
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>your most popular submission is the one you hate
No.44052
Anonymous
>>44051
"Shiny Happy People" syndrome?
No.44053
Anonymous
>Follow nearly anyone I remotely like on Pixov
>end up following 1802 people by this point
>21 of them decided to follow me back even though I never submitted anything
>submit something for the first time last night
>soon after, one person follows me on Pixiv without me having followed them first
>look at their account, they haven't subimtted anything
I think I'll follow them anyway.
No.44056
Anonymous
>no-one I've follow has made a Christmas image
the fuck?
No.44068
Anonymous
old one
>new writefag
>person asks for a parodic cheesy christmas story (tying christmas messages into a fapfic)
>give it a rushed shot, well received
>next morning someone reposts it in the new thread without context
>>"this is really cheesy and bad"
lol
>>"yeah this, but it was alright up until you talked about [character]'s lips"
>character doesn't have lips
>fug
No.44069
Anonymous
>artist draws pre-established character
>ignores all defining attributes apart from colour, hair and clothing
why even
No.44070
Anonymous
Replies:>>44071
>that artist you think is the epitome of being a good artist
dont dickride dont dickride dont dickride dont dickride dont dickride dont dickride dont dickride dont dickride dont dickride dont dickride dont dickride dont dickride dont dickride ............
No.44071
Anonymous
>>44070
Hey, I started out fanboying at my fave artist and now we're frequent collaborators, buddies and we follow each other on twitter!

Dick riding's fun! Peeps love gettin their dick rode!
No.44072
Anonymous
>that one piece you didn't expect becomes exponentially popular

not in my case, but
>bonus points if you dont like it
No.44073
Anonymous
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>YouTube
>oh hey, a comment
>literally someone transcribing a part of your video, with exclamation marks
>repeat
No.44074
Anonymous
coloring makes me want to kill myself
No.44075
Anonymous
>want to draw
>cant draw because obligations
Usually it's the opposite, amiright?
No.44088
Anonymous
You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your fans.
No.44089
Anonymous
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>if I make the door open to the left, it will make the image look worse
>if I make the door open to the right, it goes against canon and stains my artistic integrity
No.44090
Anonymous
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>Be fine artist
>Try to get into porn for the money
>Buy tablet
>Porn bussines fail
>Tremendous buyers remorse because of the tablet
No.44091
Alpharius
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Where do people submit their smut these days? I've been out of the fanic loop for a long time. Last I heard is that fanfiction.net had a purge of undesirable smut and I would rather not jump down that hole if it's only going to delete my stuff. I finally have the determination to start my writing projects and would rather put them on a site that has a search function.

>>44089
I know this is a late reply, but I do prefer fanart to look good over accuracy. I have saved so many pictures of Zuko with his scar on the wrong eye and Crimson Typhoon whit it's double arms on the wrong side. Also, I would recommend putting a comment or a description that said artistic liberties were taken. BUT, if the fanbase for the piece is particular rabid in the neck of the woods its posted, canonicity might trump all, for better or for worse.
No.44092
Anonymous
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>>44091
>I know this is a late reply
Actually, it's quite early. I wasn't joking when I said /z/ is more active.

I personally have a (unusual) fixation for canonical details, but I'll still save stuff that looks good.


>Where do people submit their smut these days?
What type? Text? Image? Video? Furry? Hentai? Transformation?
There's at least three different places for everything. The tricky part is finding the first.

I don't know much about fics; I've only posted pastebins on 4chan threads. I know that some wikias for cartoons have pages for them.

Which reminds me, I want to promote my SFW videos (alternative humour, I guess) but I haven't been able to find specific communities of like-minded individuals, except for that one dead subreddit.
No.44093
Anonymous
Previous threads:
https://web.archive.org/web/20151001100121/http://plus4chan.org/b/draw/res/41772.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20150908155902/http://plus4chan.org/b/draw/res/43352.html
No.44094
Alpharius
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>>44092
I plan for it to be a traditional text fapfic. In a perfect world, it would be a really well drawn doujinshi, but yeah. The fapfic I'm planning on writing is a Soul Eater (anime/manga source material) with the problem of it being centric on the pairing of Maka/Spirit. Spirit is Maka's father and Maka's age are duel problems that my otherwise fairly vanilla fapfic has. I heard that fanfiction.net had a purge of undesirable content and would rather not be on the receiving side of a purge. A pastebin or a tumblr would more or less me admitting defeat, as I would rather not use either because reasons. I'm also not planning on posting links on 4chan, as I don't want to post on /trash/ either. I will admit I haven't perused any of the NSFW boards in a long time. They might have a fanfic general for all I know.

Oh yes. I do remember reading that post about /z/ being more active than /draw/. It reminded me that /draw/ still exists.
No.44095
Anonymous
>>44094
> I heard that fanfiction.net had a purge of undesirable content and would rather not be on the receiving side of a purge.
As someone who posts copyright content on youtube and gets banned every so often on 4chan, I have no issue on having content removed. It's not good, but it's hardly an inconvenience to me. Heck, if the fic is well received, you might even get a Hydra effect going.
>A pastebin or a tumblr would more or less me admitting defeat, as I would rather not use either because reasons.
I understand aversion to tumblr, but have never heard of aversion to pastebin before.
>I'm also not planning on posting links on 4chan, as I don't want to post on /trash/ either.
/trash/ wouldn't be the right board either. Not sure about /a/ or /lit/ either. Fair enough.

I don't anime, so I'm afraid I can't help you out with this.
No.44096
Anonymous
>haven't drawn in a while
>draw only using a thick pen, no reference and no real construction
>result understandably looks like bullshit
>get discouraged and stop drawing
Ok I'm just being stupid now.
No.44097
Anonymous
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a bit late, but:

>>43991
>>[blah blah] porn
>>I still approach to it like a fine artist
Good. I don't see why people feel as if porn can't have artistic merits and values. Don't get me wrong, the video "xxx art" porn is usually crap (slow movements doesn't make something artistic), but illustrated porn tends to allow creators to attempt artistic compositions, especially since much of it uses characters from other art (comics and cartoons).
No.44098
Anonymous
>hair covers eye
>draws eye over top of hair anyway
WHY?
No.44099
Anonymous
>that angry person who makes hateful comments on multiple submissions
I don't understand how someone can be that angry about them, especially those videos. In fact, this is the second person to do it.

The quality of the comments clearly implies the writer was a young teenager (spammy, non-insulting insults, 'F's made of emojis), but nonetheless I don't see how someone can be made that mad by it. Did I disgrace their waifu?
No.44100
Alpharius
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So, after doing some research, I've come to the conclusion that the place I will be writing/posting my fanfics and smut will be archiveofourown.org

I haven't made a profile yet as I want to make it on a date that means something to me. Now that I have decided on a platform, now begins the slow process of putting digital pen to digital paper and writing shit down.
No.44101
Anonymous
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>>44100
>I haven't made a profile yet as I want to make it on a date that means something to me.
I like that. Personally, I have never intentionally picked a date to register on, but I am happy to look at my YouTube channel every so often and see:
>Joined Jan 1, 2013

Also, my third most popular video was released Jan 1, 2014. It's just those little things that make you feel better.

>archiveofourown.org
I always assumed that was just a text version of archive.org. Is that a fic-sharing site? Is it active?
No.44102
Alpharius
>>44101
It's a fanfic sharing site with a tag system and search feature. And more importantly for me is that it, for as far as I have seen, allows Lemon (sexually explicit) fanfics of various levels on it. It better be active with how many fanfics and writers are on the platform. I do recall some fanfics I found in the myriad of generals I lurk or have lurked on /co/ so it definitely has freshblood in it.
No.44103
Anonymous
>spend about half an hour drawing a part of an arm and hand
>realise it's going to get completely cropped out of the final image
Can I get a refund?
No.44112
Anonymous
>sudden surge of hits on channel from 4chan.org
>check desuarchive
>/co/mrades shitposting with my art
>it's fucking hilarious
No.44123
Anonymous
the good thing about tracing is that I know the end result will look alright