legoman is my favorate artist i love how he uses lipstick nd makeup aloot of artist dont so i dont mind lending a hand
Yeah, feet and facesitting are the only reasons I enjoy his work.
He doesn't usually finish his stuff (a fact that gets him a lot of hate). All of the coloured pics are done by someone else.
I'm only guessing here, but shading is really time consuming, especially if he's using clip-studio or something similar.
It's also a rabbit hole of uncertainty. Unless you have a very stringent system, you can keep tweaking the image for days.
When you have a lot of fans wanting new content, sketches are probably the most time efficient way of going.
I have the opposite problem, I struggle not to turn every piece into a 100 hour clusterfuck of detail
Why bother improving when he can make patrionbux just doing sketches? That's probably what he thinks.
Yup Anatomy is hard, and requires insane amounts of time to practice, especially to get as good as LM where you can just pull these awesome poses and perspectives out your head.
The only shortcut I know is to take life drawing classes. I don't know why, but 2-3 hours life drawing gives the the anatomical confidence of about a month of trying to wing it.
Problem is that most people would rather spend the time shading and improving their own work.. I tried to colour one of Makoto Uno's manga, and it just took too much time away from my own work.
>shading is really time consuming
Shading is only time consuming when you're inexperienced. Much like drawing in general. Mileage and experience increases your speed. Also, celshading is a very basic and simple rendering method.
It's not a matter of LM not being able to do it. It's definitely possible to find the time to learn how to render well. He's just lazy and his fans don't require it of him.
With the way he sketches, almost all of his work comes off as too samey. Half the time you can barely tell who the character is suppose to be because his body types are so homogeneous with not much variation. His faces also aren't very expressive and come off pretty stiff and dull. LM is one of those artists who I liked when I first discovered their work, but as time went on I got extremely tired and uninterested in it. There's no real progression or growth seen in his work. It just comes off as stagnant as hell. He doesn't deserve his own thread tbh.
If its his full time job or he is looking to make a living off of it he should start treating it like such.
This is like having the most amazing fucking cake but with no icing or Ice cream to compliment it. Just feels...half-assed
Im ot seeing a down side to LM art. I've always liked simple line artwork over the shading style but thats just me. over all this art is really well done for what it is. Anyone know if this guy has a website where he posts his stuff?
>Im not seeing a down side to LM art.
That's because you're standards are extremely low. Dull poses, dull expressions, and no real element of interesting/engaging compositions in all of his works. All you'd have to do is read an b&w h-manga to see why legoman's art is incredibly boring for what it is. There is no sense of energy in his work. The internet is loaded with 1 trick pony artists but the reason so many people take issue with legoman is because his work feels so dead in comparison those other artists even though they are all 1 trick ponies.
If you going to look at it in comparison to a H manga then yeah sure but this guy isnt making manga pages hes making single images. I view these more as pin ups than flowing pages of a story. I don't see how his poses are boring?, you'll see the same poses in manga's all the time. I'll admit that his expressions are all the same cut copy smile though.
I don't knock him for it. shading and coloring is an art in itself, and even though I understand why some might be frustrated by not seeing him attempt to make any progress in that regard, I can also see how some artists might find it tedious or detrimental to their output or enjoyment.
tbh his linework gets me off more (artistically speaking) because you see some of the framework behind the structure, and I'm a sucker for good anatomy. unfortunately there's an abundance of the opposite - i.e. deviantart kiddies with zero understanding of structure/proportion/perspective who decided to master photoshop textures/coloring effects/filters first in an attempt to imitate the more popular online artists while hiding their deficiencies.
>I have the opposite problem, I struggle not to turn every piece into a 100 hour clusterfuck of detail
yeah but at least the level of detail in your work shows. these are really well done but clearly lack that degree of complexity by design
You don't need to be drawing h-manga to take tips from them and the compositions used. The same applies in the context of pin-ups. You can still use those poses for pin-ups. There is no real excuse for why Legoman's work is so lifeless and boring outside of the fact that Legoman is lazy, and his fans don't have any real standards so he's not forced to step up his game.
>I can also see how some artists might find it tedious or detrimental to their output or enjoyment.
Those "artists" aren't interested in being good artists and they aren't interested in artistic growth. It's the same mentality deviantart tier artists have. Learning something new should be exciting and intriguing, not tedious and detrimental. At that point why are you even drawing? The passion for the craft isn't there.
These people are non-factors. There is no point in comparing Legoman to them because they are the absolute bottom of the barrel who are still learning or don't care about improving. Compare Legoman to other known artists who are putting out work. Compared to them, Legoman is pretty crap.
Eh, I can't bring myself to dislike him. Yes, most of his works are terribly formulaic and generic, half of the time I can't even tell what character it's supposed to be because he draws all of them the same except for hair.
But every now and then he releases facesitting and feet focused pics that make me hard as diamond, even if it's just a sketch.
Can't go against my fetishes I guess.
>artistic growth etc
there are artists who don't progress past rough marker art, but they are nonetheless considered skillful at what they do. I consider him an 'artist' because he demonstrates skill, artistic intelligence and a degree of creativity that is at least similar to cheesecake artists of yore, even if it is as derivative. I agree with your sentiment about progression, but maybe this stage of the process gets his rocks off the most, so he has a preference for going no further. maybe he has ADHD. maybe he IS lazy. who knows. but I do appreciate seeing his linework, even if fantastic color versions like >>132485 exist.
>no point in comparing Legoman to them
that comparison actually supports the perspective that he is below the level of someone who has mastered both. my point was that I enjoy his work because it demonstrates good visual-spatial-anatomical understanding, and if I had to choose from the two sub-par extremes of naked sketch-like artistic competence vs. colorful photoshop glitz lacking underlying structure, I would pick the former. I don't even care about the characters because I don't know 80% of them.
your bone is that you find his compositions lifeless and boring, dull poses and expressions. cleaning these sketches up and adding color won't really change that, and asking for something different is like asking Elvgren to paint a face other than his formulaic smiling or 'surprised with pursed lips' expression. if I shared the sentiment that this work is shit I would simply ignore it and move on like most do with artists who don't tickle their fancy.
He used to do shading, you can see it a couple years back on tumblr when he used to work with grey backgrounds. But a lot of the images would often come out looking off, so he nixed it in favor of non-shading.
On his Patreon, he does do some shading and coloring pieces a few times each month, but he never cleans them up.
Legoman is a stagnant intermediate artist at best. The people you're referring to on deviant art are stagnant beginners, literally the bottom of the barrel on deviantart. They aren't even intermediate level yet. It's dumb to compare him to those people because of that very reason. There is no point in doing that. That's like me comparing Legoman to Loish or Artgerm even though LM is only intermediate while Loish and Artgerm are both at advanced pro level and don't even need to resort to drawing smut to make money. Smut in itself is a gimmick most often used to help amateur intermediate artists sell their work easier anyway. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but that's the truth of the matter. Legoman is one of those intermediate amateurs, and in comparison to OTHER intermediate amateurs, his work is lacking.
>Yup Anatomy is hard, and requires insane amounts of time to practice, especially to get as good as LM where you can just pull these awesome poses and perspectives out your head.
Not quite as hard as perspective but yeah it ain't easy. I am still practicing drawing legs that look even half as good as the ones he draws on his women.
>These people are non-factors. There is no point in comparing Legoman to them because they are the absolute bottom of the barrel who are still learning or don't care about improving. Compare Legoman to other known artists who are putting out work. Compared to them, Legoman is pretty crap.
I think you are generalizing a tad, eh? Deviantart has many great artists on there, and many professional artists who post their work on that site. I would put Robaato's art up against Legoman's any day. Much like LM he draws hot curvy woman but he does take time to shade/color his work.
What kind of mental gymnastics did you need to come to that dumb conclusion? Porn is an easy sell for amateurs, that's a fact. NSFW is easy money, but SFW is where most of the money is because it deals with a broader audience. The competition is just tougher in SFW.
>I think you are generalizing a tad, eh?
No? Deviantart kiddies are specifically the stagnant beginners that plague the site. It doesn't reference everyone who uses it because there are MANY advanced pros that post there. Robaato is intermediate level. He's better than Legoman in that he actually knows some elements of composition and how to render, even though he murders his anatomy at times.
>Porn is just generally fun.
Real sex is more fun. Drawing porn as a side gig is alright but the only people who obsess over it as their main squeeze are the people who are lacking in the active sex life department or amateur artists in need of money.
I colored one for fun a while back, never posted it, this should be a good place.
All them drawing classes, and I'm just coloring porn.
Maybe after I take life drawing I can finally draw some.
I like Legoman, but like someone mentioned earlier, his appeal starts to fade after a while
I wish he took more risks with his sketches, I'm not asking for shading or coloring, just more different stuff, even though I love his curvy style
Cry more bitch nigga.
Robaato is trying to become a pro, though. at least, he seems like it, from the little I have read of his blog. What does Legoman do for money? he has pro-level skills, but he rarely stretches them. he dashes off these little sketches that are clearly meant to be fap fuel, despite the technical brilliance. this makes me think he uses a greater range of skill, elsewhere.
so, where is it? what does he do as his day job alter-ego?
Non colored version, if LM has indoctrinated you into not liking colour
If it makes my dick hard, who cares?
Wow this is some of the cheapest shit out there. The sameface is actually comical and the bodies are simply over the top stupid. Being aroused by this guy's art would suggest you have pretty low and unhealthy standards.
Non-sameface artists are either realistic artists who manage to create hundreds of small different details in each individual face, or they're absolutely shitty artists who have the most cartoony art style you have ever seen.
Same face isn't a bad thing, and circlejerking about how it is a bad thing is getting kind of old.
I would have thought doing good looking artwork consistently would have been a good thing, but are you saying it gets boring? Any advice you could give to avoid this?
I'd like to get into drawing hentai art and would like to avoid this.
>unhealthy standards for porn
Where do you think you are
incase has actually done a few really beautiful pics in a different more cartooning sort of style he was experimenting with (this is onr of them) but he doesn't seem interested in continuing that. it's a shame to me because it's so much more expressive and balanced than his usual stuff. he could really evolve if he were to continue with it but he doesn't seem interested in that for now, so idk i hope he's doing whatever makes he enjoys
A little of it stays behind the paywall but a fair amount of it gets released on his tumblr albeit a while after it's released on patreon,
I always felt like LM did a good job at depicting the softer, pleasure driven side of the genrally formal/serious characters in his work.
Say what you will about the actual show, but I really wish he did more KLK sketches. There was a lot of potential there for someone of his style.