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I've seen a lot of people claim they know what "good art" is or isn't, so I I'll just add my two cents.

I spent a very long time trying to make my own art more realistic (never got close to realism, but there was an attempt) but then I realized I didn't even like realistic art and the only reason I was trying to achieve it was because others had told me that's what I should strive for.

It's not that I think realistic art is bad or that other people are wrong for liking it. I can most certainly see the appeal of it. It's simply that I'm personally not that interested in it. When I see realistic art I tend to not notice the work put into it. It's more like a photo to me, even if it includes a lot of fantastical elements. Again, that's what a lot of people like about it, and that's great. I just happen to like when a drawing is unapologetic about being a drawing, like the styles of Bjørn Wiinblad and Tove Jansson.

There are only two things I personally think are important to learn when drawing: Body proportions (how long are arms compared to the body, how long are legs when folded up, how far are eyes from each other and so on) and perspective (how much smaller does an object get the further it moves away and so on).

Those things will help your art look more balanced, even when you develop your own style and maybe decides that you like your characters to have short legs and arms. Subconsciously you'll keep those things in mind and know how to make it all work together. Then you can decide for yourself what you think is important to your art, like light and shadow, or how fabric works, or whatever you want.

Again, just my personal philosophy on the subject of art. I like to keep the rules simple and let people do their own thing. We get more interesting styles that way.
Underground Travels by humon
Underground Travels

My site humoncomics.com/

"Niels Klim's Underground Travels" is a 1741 book by the Norwegian-Danish author Ludvig Holberg.

Holberg thought religion should be questioned, Europeans were big headed, nobility was ridicules, and women should have equal rights, and he put all those opinions in this satirical fantasy/science fiction story.

It's about Niels Klim who after studying in Denmark for many years, returns to Norway but falls though a deep hole in a cave. It turns out there's a whole solar system inside the Earth with it's own sun and planets. He lands on one of them where he meets many different species.

First he meets a tree-like people who live in an utopian society.
Being a European (white), Christian, well-educated man, Niels thinks he's hot shit and should get an important job with the king, but he quickly learns that non of those things mean anything to them. They have no idea what a European is so they just see him as a form of monkey, they believe in a higher power but also that this power can never be known so no religion is better than the other, his education is useless in their eyes because he spent a lot of time studying many things but never became the master of even one of them, and men and women have equal rights because they strongly believe that the most qualified should get a job and not be held back by their birth (He first learns this when he meets a very respected female judge). On top of that, they tell him he wouldn't be a good leader, maybe even a bad one.
Instead they "normalize" him by teaching him their language and dressing him up like them. Because he has long legs and can walk faster than them he's sent out into the country to write about the various less utopian provinces. His book becomes very popular, but when he still doesn't get a promotion he notice one of the highest positions in the country is taken by a woman so he suggest to the king that women should be stripped of all power. The king is not impressed with this suggestion. In fact Niels is exiled from the country and sent to a nearby land ruled by monkeys.

This monkey land is ruled by foolish, vain, jealous, and spiteful creatures. They too dress him like them (even giving him a fake tail) and he manages to reach nobility and a great deal of power by introducing them to wigs like those in Europe. Unfortunately the queen falls in love with him, and when he denies her because he doesn't want to sleep with a monkey she tells her husband he tried to rape her. As punishment he is made a slave on a ship.

During his sea travels he visits various strange countries, eventually ending up in a land run by animals. A pig woman lusts after him and his master tells him to sleep with her, but when he refuse she attacks the ship and everybody has to flee. In the panic they end up in a storm and the ship sinks.

He is saved by a people that looks like dark-skinned humans and he helps them achieve greatness through war. They make him their emperor but like the tree people predicted he doesn't make a good leader. He is blinded by power and becomes a tyrant killing people for looking at him wrong, and is eventually chased out of the country. While hiding he falls through another hole, through the planet and is flung back up through the original hole, back to Norway. Here he is told he has been gone for 12 years.

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All Hogwarts houses are equal by humon
All Hogwarts houses are equal

My site humoncomics.com/

My housemates and I had this conversation a few months ago. We know there are snake kigurumi, but they are kinda sucky.

Before you start asking me Harry Potter questions, I'm not that into it. It's just a huge enough cultural thing that I thought it'd be fun to know my Hogwarts house.

EDIT: There's no Ravenclaw because these are my housemates and I, and we don't have any Ravenclaws in our house.

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No Context 01 by humon
No Context 01

I have a LOT of random scenes and moments with characters I don't know.

They always seem to be part of a much larger story I can't be assed to develop, so instead I'll give you these little scenes as they are and let you make up the rest.

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I've seen a lot of people claim they know what "good art" is or isn't, so I I'll just add my two cents.

I spent a very long time trying to make my own art more realistic (never got close to realism, but there was an attempt) but then I realized I didn't even like realistic art and the only reason I was trying to achieve it was because others had told me that's what I should strive for.

It's not that I think realistic art is bad or that other people are wrong for liking it. I can most certainly see the appeal of it. It's simply that I'm personally not that interested in it. When I see realistic art I tend to not notice the work put into it. It's more like a photo to me, even if it includes a lot of fantastical elements. Again, that's what a lot of people like about it, and that's great. I just happen to like when a drawing is unapologetic about being a drawing, like the styles of Bjørn Wiinblad and Tove Jansson.

There are only two things I personally think are important to learn when drawing: Body proportions (how long are arms compared to the body, how long are legs when folded up, how far are eyes from each other and so on) and perspective (how much smaller does an object get the further it moves away and so on).

Those things will help your art look more balanced, even when you develop your own style and maybe decides that you like your characters to have short legs and arms. Subconsciously you'll keep those things in mind and know how to make it all work together. Then you can decide for yourself what you think is important to your art, like light and shadow, or how fabric works, or whatever you want.

Again, just my personal philosophy on the subject of art. I like to keep the rules simple and let people do their own thing. We get more interesting styles that way.

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transparent-soul Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
I would just like to say that your ability to create such rich stories with complex characters and intricate plots is astounding. What is it like to be inside your head?
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HimitsuUK Featured By Owner 16 hours ago   Photographer
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ChickenNicker Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
Aww man, your stuff always turns up in the margins of my pages!

Im really glad it does :) your stuff is so adorable!

have a llama for being a lovely person, and awesome!
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creepypasta-lover Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Can someone please reply to this!!?? WHERE DO AGENT 250 AND 300 BECOME BOYFRIENDS????
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TheSUNGlassKid Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Have you seen this yet? youtu.be/TsXMe8H6iyc
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ForbiddenStalker Featured By Owner Edited Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, Humon, guess what I found out yesterday! Apparently, Latvians had vikings scarier than the scandinavians or something like that, like, they would go into a house, murder both adults AND children and then steal their stuff if I remember correctly (Of course they also took slaves/hostages)... I just thought you'd be interested to hear something like that ^^
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soso9601 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your art is so cool >u< I love the little comics and learning about your characters; they're all so interesting and cool! I was wondering if you possibly RPed? c: 
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oborotyenvpup Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Humon could you explain the Tooth Troll aka Hammaspeikko?
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Neocrater Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
How can you make a comic about Germany and beaches and not include their insane desire to dig on the beach, from their genetic drive to construct defensive fortifications in an open field?
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calxniger Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I REALLY like your all characters!! They’re all really well thought out and I’m really loving your Jacob and Nini couple!! Awesome!! Keep up the great work!!!! :)

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