Chatterbox: Pudding's Place



(Subject not going through....Third time's the charm...??)

Art stuff thread starting...NOW!  If you draw stuff, you can post it here! I draw in a sort of anime/manga/toon style, but if you don't, don't let that stop you from posting your stuff!  I would love to see other people's art so post away!  They can be OCs, fan art, or just random stuff.  You can use any media, including digital, like I do!  Just to let you chatterboxers know, I started this thread so we can share our tricks of the trade with each other.  Feel free to: ask questions about how to draw certain things, post techniques, share art, and mostly HAVE FUN!  If you draw your OCs, feel free to share information about them such as their names and that sort of thing.  Same goes for fan art since not all of us know where these characters are from.  You don't have to be polished with your art.  I myself am just a beginner at anime/manga/toon.  I'm not good at hands so if any of my hands looks particularly cruddy, you know why.  I also struggle sometimes with feet so same goes for that.  If any of you know how to draw a particularly good hand or foot, feel free to share your trick for it.

Going to post a picture of my OC, Tuxedo, if this post goes through okay.

submitted by Lap R., age BA-BLAM!, Middle of Nowhere
(April 13, 2016 - 12:41 pm)

Ooo! Nice! I'd give it a 7 out of 10. Much better then mine!

submitted by Cho Chang
(April 16, 2016 - 6:47 pm)

THIS IS SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! Keep at it!

submitted by kiwi, age 13, the universe
(May 3, 2016 - 5:44 pm)

That's really realistic and good! I love the textures and the eyes! I can see the 3d-ness of the ears which I love. I would just reccomend darkening and adding to some of the shadows, like on the nose and ears. Maybe darken the hair and deepen the space where the face goes in at the bridge of the nose? I'm also terrible at cartoony drawing.

submitted by Feline Fantasy
(June 26, 2020 - 8:45 am)

And, here's my second drawing.

submitted by Bluebird
(April 15, 2016 - 10:02 pm)

This deserves a 10 out of 10. I'm serious.

submitted by Cho C.
(April 16, 2016 - 6:48 pm)

That's really amazing! The textures, shading, and sense of movement are beautiful. I love how you made the backround indistinct. I can't quite tell where the light is supposed to be coming from . . . Amazing work and anatomy!

submitted by Feline Fantasy
(June 26, 2020 - 8:49 am)

That's so good! 

submitted by Cleo, age 11, Alexandria, Va
(March 3, 2022 - 4:17 pm)


I will have to keep that in mind! I remember somebody telling me that there are no outlines in nature...

Thanks for the tip! 

submitted by Bluebird
(April 16, 2016 - 7:17 pm)

Okay, I'm officially sacked from my position as Good Artist. Oh mah cat, my work doesn't amount to half of the stuff on here. I mean, I though I was good, and then wham! This thread comes out of nowhere and sacks me. Wow. Oh well, I'll still keep drawing and I'll get better! *skips away*

submitted by Scylla
(April 16, 2016 - 9:13 pm)

That is just how I feel. Goodbye again.

submitted by Katydid
(April 17, 2016 - 2:59 am)

And now I realized that all of you are probably at least a year older than me. I should give myself time.

submitted by Scylla
(April 17, 2016 - 12:05 pm)

(Sigh) I just realized that I sent this as a general post to Pudding's Place. Disregard that one.

I hope people continue to post, including you, Scylla.  I happen to think that you are a great artist, but other people who think they are not good should post too.  If you like to draw, post away!  I love seeing other people's artworks.  It's exciting to see what people are drawing, the style they use, how they use color and shading, etc.  Plus I find that I learn so much from them.

Two drawing activities that I thought people might be interested in doing:

1) People pick an image to draw as a group and compare their works afterwards.  People can even choose the style that they want to draw in (for example, abstract or what-have-you).  This should not be seen as a contest but a way to see and learn from each other or just to enjoy different styles.

2) People post one of their work in different stages of development.  I don't really draw dragons and animals, except for maybe cats or wolf-like dogs.  To see other people draw these creatures in various stages would be explosive.  --  I'm thinking of actually doing this exercise.  I'm gonna post my OC named Kite in a bit.  Her costume was inspired by court jesters so it may look a bit weird with the collar and whatnot.

Other people should feel free to think of and start other drawing activities here too.  After all, this thread is for everyone.  So peace, love, and art posting. :)

Lap out.

submitted by Lap R., age Ba-Blam!, Middle of Nowhere
(April 19, 2016 - 3:52 pm)

Okay, here goes nothing. Here's the gesture drawing of my "jester drawing". lol XD Pun intended. Well, that joke doesn't say much because this is only the guidelines, but you'll get it with the next few parts.

Kite 1.jpg
submitted by Lap R., age Ba-Blam!, Middle of Nowhere
(April 19, 2016 - 4:02 pm)

Here's the second part to my Kite process.

Kite 2.jpg
submitted by Lap R., age BA-BLAM!, Middle of Nowhere
(April 19, 2016 - 4:05 pm)

Here is some ancient Chinese fashion I drew. This one is from the 1368-1644 AD. Ming dynasty.

submitted by Mei-xue (May-shreh), age Meaning:, Beautiful snow
(April 19, 2016 - 4:28 pm)