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Messages - MahluaandMilk

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Members Workshops / Re: MR fanart
« on: Today at 12:34:30 AM »
I'd guess K-Seki, but doesn't she have short hair?

I think the difficulty with the butt might be coming from a lack of curves to make room for the hips, which also kinda squishes the legs together. I'm not sure how you construct figures, so I can't say how it would best serve you to make that kind of alteration, but I can say that I usually draw the rib cage and hips as separate building blocks. If the pink underlayer was from your sketch, it looks like you made them one shape with consistent width, which doesn't always look right at different angles.

Members Workshops / Re: MR fanart
« on: Today at 12:10:09 AM »
Well, darn. And here I thought I was onto something with the long dark hair. :glare:

Members Workshops / Re: MR fanart
« on: Today at 12:05:12 AM »
Wait a minute. The mystery woman--could it be...Mama Gabe?

Anime Talk / Re: What do you want to see something new in anime?
« on: June 22, 2018, 10:58:30 PM »
Bruh, Frono, have you seen or read Gantz? I feel like that would be up your ally with that description.

Anime Talk / Re: What do you want to see something new in anime?
« on: June 22, 2018, 10:18:44 PM »
Yeah, Coryn. I feel like you and I both are touchin on that. Any coincidence that we're both writers, lol?

Starter Gallery / Re: Man Listen...
« on: June 22, 2018, 10:17:48 PM »
Right? It's the one secret I wish I would've known early on instead of after I had been drawing for like ten years.
Your friend is right. It doesn't look like sh*t. Just don't be afraid to break things down into shapes on your paper, too. Guidelines are a powerful tool. Hard agree with Coryn, though. You have to look at life through your own eyes so that your view of the world is what comes out of the paper.
For double mindblowing learning goodness, you don't always have to draw from reference as you see it. Try drawing the mirror image of it (without digitally mirroring it). You will learn so much that way.

General Discussion / Re: How to actually give constructive criticism
« on: June 22, 2018, 07:35:39 PM »
I mean, the way I look at it is that we cannot control another person's actions or perceptions. We can only control our own. So, if someone bombarded me with a response filled to the brim with whole bunch of weaknesses, my response would be to look deeper at it. What caused such a reaction? Should I dismiss everything they have to say, or do they see things that I cannot? Sometimes people are just angry-sounding, and I can't control that. I can, however, control how I take it. I can dismiss them, or take everything they say to heart. I could even quit, although I know myself well enough to know that I personally would not, but speaking in hypotheticals.

I understand the newbie fear of having to change everything or to have everything you thought you knew ripped out from under you. I still get that way and even throw some rather childish tantrums about it when I just can't seem to grasp something, but even if I let myself be bitter over it, I remind myself that I can still learn.

But, then again, I like when things feel like more than an obligation. Sometimes, it is better to just remind someone that a gold polished turd is still a turd. Forced niceness can hurt worse, especially if the artist doesn't feel like it's deserved. It can feel superficial or like an outright lie, even if it comes from a genuine place. Besides, calling something a strength before it's developed can lead to potentially using it as a crutch or outright forgetting to work with it. I have done this in the sense that I had been told my coloring was so great, only to find out way later that I know f*ck-all about values and it really tears down a lot of my works, so I have to go back and really engage with color theory.

While all of that depends mostly on who is receiving the critique and how they take it, I suppose my point here is that I'd rather let someone down a little bit than to suggest something that could allow them to continue developing bad habits that will hurt worse to fix later.

Anime Talk / Re: What do you want to see something new in anime?
« on: June 22, 2018, 07:05:36 PM »
I'd like to see more characters that I genuinely connect with. It feels to me these days that a lot of the major popular stuff in the scene just doesn't click, like the writers play it too safe, if you follow. Anime feels so formulaic and trope-y, and, while that's not a bad thing innately, it keeps falling flat.

But, then again, I can't really expect things that speak to most people to speak to me also. That might be part of the problem, really. Some writers try to broaden the audience so much that the creation can't handle it well.

On the other hand, it may be partially my fault as well. I don't form attachments easily in the first place, so to expect things to succeed in forming attachments is kind of counter-productive and leads to frequent disappointment. I also don't look for things that make me feel hype or good particularly, and that seems to be what the market is these days. Look at these heroes overcoming things! Look at how a tragic past doesn't stop them from showing kindness! Isn't it great? I question that kind of reality too much. I can't suspend enough disbelief to just let things happen and wrap up. It goes against many of the things I've witnessed and experienced.

General Discussion / Re: How to actually give constructive criticism
« on: June 22, 2018, 12:48:20 PM »
I can be a little guilty in this regard. If I have any reason to believe that whatever might be a good thing about a piece was accidental among various mistakes, I don't highlight it because even if it is a strength, it also needs to be strengthened. I feel like that's overlooked a lot: you need to strengthen your strengths, too. As a former teacher once told me, "Growth only happens on the outside edge of your comfort zone. If you aren't uncomfortable, then you aren't making changes, and if you aren't making changes, you're stagnating."

I personally don't think it's a bad thing at all if someone takes that to mean "everything is bad; I should try something completely new." You don't just lose strengths. Even if the next piece tosses something out the window, there is a lesson learned in every act of creation. Over time, the artist/creator will discover things that do and don't work. Besides, if they do try to hard reboot everything, maybe they'll find another, stronger strength. What's to be afraid of with that, except a little hard work?

That, and you can never go wrong with the fundamentals of whatever art you're doing. Artists should never forget the importance of line, and writers, of the rules governing syntax.

MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2018
« on: June 22, 2018, 02:09:34 AM »
Doublepost whoops.
But seriously what the actual frack is MR? We turn writers into artists and everyone into musicians? I used to draw more than write, now that's flipped and I've picked up a guitar.

It's like we're a blender. Everybody goes in for one reason or another but somehow come out all mixed up in different arts.

If there are more of you with YouTube cosplay shows I wanna know, and when I actually get my butt in gear with making all my cosplay and fursuit stuff--

TL;DR I think the essence of being a raider is slowly shifting to being a self-made jackass of all trades.

Music / Re: OGHM's Wacky Slappy Guitar Riffs
« on: June 22, 2018, 01:49:31 AM »
Hey, your singing is actually pretty good. Nice and bluesy. New one's not bad either. Did you get a drummer or just git gud?

MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2018
« on: June 21, 2018, 10:01:22 PM »
Maybe there's hope for the next generation with me going into the education system.

Step one, though: no one must realize that this is me. My online identity cannot be discovered.
Step two: don't get fired for existing in the capital S South as a gay Pagan.

Members Workshops / Re: MR fanart
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:38:52 PM »
Oh yeah it was totally the Twins' fault.

The diagnoses was formerly referred to Asperger's Syndrome after the dude who discovered it but that was too special so now it's just plain old Autism I guess. I still find it hilarious that Mr. Asperger's original name for it involved the word "psychopathy". Makes me feel like I can make all the anime villain jokes about myself.

You'll need more than whiskey if you're that sensitive to it. Remember, the whole story is absolutely...meowgical.

Music / Re: What are you listening to
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:34:55 PM »
Yeah. I've been thinking about making playlists for all sorts of things. Maybe it can be a new thread? But eh, what do I know? I'm known for posting, not making threads.

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