Improving through erotic art, a VERY NSFW JOURNEY.
First and foremost: I draw porn. Nasty, dirty, awful porn that should never exist.
Not because I like it, but because I have to!
I currently support myself and my husband with my "art", so until he gets a job I'm stuck with the smut.
I am an aspiring erotic artist.
I have a passion for character design.
I make some damn good money for my inferior art.
Do not say anything negative about me being a "furry", please. I understand not everyone is in to it, but again, IT PAYS THE BILLS! I DO NOT LIKE THE THINGS I DRAW. They are done for clients, not for my own pleasure.
I don't want the focus to be WHAT I draw, but HOW I draw!
I realize my filed is laughable, but I'm dead serious on improving and becoming a pro. "It's very hard to draw something sexual, and actually manage to turn on your audience."
Anyways, now that that is out of the way, on to some more explanations!
I've been drawing for about seven years now, off and on!
I specialize in "anthros" but I can hold my own when it comes to drawing humans, too.
I've come a LONG WAY.
I have NO TIME for personal art, studies, experiments, and figure drawing.
I'm stuck learning inside of a bubble of what people expect from my "style" and the subjects I need to draw to get by.
Everything I learn is from drawing this smut.
I rely too heavily on digital effects.
I need to do more studies.
I can't background.
I can't landscape.
Perspective kicks my ass.
I have same-face syndrome.
My coloring is flat.
I love using references and have a decent grasp of anatomy.
My poses are rigid.
I ain't got no depth.
I LOVE CRIT.
What the heck is composition??
How do I lightsource.
Line weight is a foreign concept to me.
EVERYTHING IS SHINY.
I guess I'm ok at textures.
GAUSSIAN BLUR ALL THE THINGS.
I need to try black and white coloring, work out values and tones more.
Are you tired of me talking yet? No? Good, I'm not done. I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO BE BETTER, AND I WILL STOP AT NOTHING.
PLEASE keep in mind, when you're critiquing, that I'm currently stuck in my boundaries.
I do not have time to work on anything but commissions, so critique needs to be directed at my general "area" of "expertise".
Can you tell me how to keep experimenting and improving when working inside of this bubble of commissions?
I will be posting ten OLD pieces, followed by my newest pieces that I'm most proud of! I will try to post every day! I consider all of my work to be "sketches", because I'm never satisfied.
If what I'm posting here is against the rules, or if I'm in the wrong board, let me know! I dug around but could find nothing about posting actual, blatant porn. :C