art studies ((STUDIOUS VIBE))

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I decided to stop spamming the low effort art thread with my anatomical studies, so here's my new thread

feel free to post here whenever you create/sketch/draw something while focusing on any of the technical aspects of art (anatomy, color theory, composition, etc)

also, this would be a great thread to ask for feedback, but please don't give another person feedback unless asked! Sometimes it can be damage-level discouraging to get art critique when you're not seeking or prepared for it yet.

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today's sketches, where the skeleton slowly grows muscles
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Oops I didn't realize the muscles kept growing on the next page
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When you know what you want, kinda, but you can't draw it....

WHY CAN'T I JUST DRAW COOL SWORDS

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Anybody got advise? I want to draw cool fantasy swords that aren't copies of other people's and also kinda practically realistic! But not the boring kind of realistic. :cryofdisbelief:
 

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1- Mood board! If you put at least a dozen cool swords into a mood board, you'll be able to glean inspiration from the overall design themes you like instead of straight copying a design. As a bonus, put other stuff in the mood board like armor, buildings, etc, that might influence your sword's design.
2- Watch some videos about cosplay constructions of fantasy swords. Or blacksmithing real swords. Knowing how they're supposed to actually be constructed in real life would help you come up with interesting but feasible designs.
3- Looking up Swordtember creations might also boost the inspiration factor. It's like Inktober but for designing swords.
 

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