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Please anyone who reads this leave a comment and give your honest opinion about this.

I've reached a thought in my head. Does putting more effort into my art really make it better??? I've noticed that alot of my drawings with the soft pencil out lines Don't really look that bad as finished products. ould you guy's like if I just did lines like these. Because it takes like half the time and looks nearly as good as my other "finished" pictures with precision perfect lines.

Do you guy's pefer if I made all my lines like

Soft Pencil lines: https://inkbunny.net/submissionview.php?id=65840

or did perfect lines like

Precise lines: https://inkbunny.net/submissionview.php?id=149006

I wanna know what you guy's like more. If I stopped doing the perfect lines for personal projects and just saved the perfect lines for commissions that asked for it, it'd be much easier on me. When I try to do the precise lines on personal projecti usuall lose heart and not finish them or take forever to.

So tell me guy's since It's my fans of my art I care about wht they think <3 Keep doing the perfect lines and take twice as long? or go with the soft pencil that looks nearly as good and takes shorter time?
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Added: 7 years, 5 months ago
7 years, 5 months ago
I'm a fan of both styles however i'd have to say the bold lines look better but usually because the piece is colored as well.
7 years, 5 months ago
To me, the precise lines look higher quality.

That said, I don't think there's anything wrong with slightly lower quality if you just want to do a quick doodle or just some random personal art.

So if I were you, I'd keep the precise lines for larger or more personally important projects (as well as commissions), and use the soft pencil lines for every day stuff that don't really require that level of quality.
7 years, 5 months ago
both are fine ^-^
7 years, 5 months ago
i'm a fan of both as love
7 years, 5 months ago
honestly, i prefer the precise lines
7 years, 5 months ago
I prefer Precise
7 years, 5 months ago
Id have to be completely truthful here......In all truth i like both stiles of drawing you do and yes more effort does most the time mean better art but the thing is effort isnt measured in time its measured in your drive and the amount of emotion you put into it :3 so hope that helps man
7 years, 5 months ago
I like both styles, but what i would suggest is use the precise lines for commissions, however use them on personal projects as well that involve something of a 'group' photo, or more than two characters in the picture? Maybe then it might break up the feeling of being overwhelmed; It would be interesting if you had done many doodles and than considering the responses on the picture see if the public would want to see it 'precised' and added detail?

Kinda let the public decide, if it gets above a certain number consider doing a precise version of the drawing?
7 years, 5 months ago
I hate to sound like I'm indecisive just for the sake of being so, but I think it depends on the picture.  For "action" pics, I prefer the soft lines, but for the "still" pics, precise.
7 years, 5 months ago
I think soft looks better uncoloured, or with some colours (like the second soft pick with coloured eyes) but if it's a coloured piece, sharp lines look better.

They are two different types of art, and they are equal but different. The soft lines have a more naturally drawn look which I admire, but sharp lined tend to give off a more polished thought out look which doesn't necessarily ENHANCE an image, but it changes it.

My suggestion would be a 2:1 ratio of soft un/slightly coloured works, to coloured sharper works. This way you can draw more images, and then save that polished look for a piece you think is especially deserving of the time and care.
7 years, 5 months ago
I feel that they both have their places. For less "important" stuff, doodling or drawing for the sake of drawing, etc, the soft lines are better, but for the stuff that has meaning, etc, the precise lines work really well.
7 years, 5 months ago
The thickness of the lines doesn't matter to me. Some artists prefer a very thin 1px pen for line art, some use a 10px pen. Both are good, and I generally leave it up to the artists style. Myself I prefer a thick line that varies thinner with pressure sensitivity. It allows for more detail in the line art itself, as in some artists use the thicker parts to accent different things. Some just do it cuz they figure it looks cool, either way is good with me.

The very fine tip pen style can be nice, but if it's more trouble then it's worth don't bother. I would suggest trying the thicker pen, and see if you like it as opposed to just using a faded pen with just slightly more thickness (like 3px). Just my thoughts on it.
7 years, 5 months ago
I think both styles are good, but I'd have to say that I lean a little more toward the precise, finished looking lines. They give your art a really crisp feel and that's very pretty.
7 years, 5 months ago
IMHO, the soft lines don't color fill as nicely (there's some white/gray around the line), but they add a "realism" for lack of a better word.  I also like the precise lines, but they definitely give a feeling that says "yep, this was drawn on a computer" by their over-perfection.
7 years, 5 months ago
I can;t honestly decide between both, because they both have their up-sides. The soft lines are good for making things look smooth, or soft - as the 'soft pencil' might suggest. And the Precise lines are good for more 'comic book style' (possibly cartoony) work.
7 years, 5 months ago
I think you are a great artist regardless of what medium you finish with... :3
7 years, 5 months ago
They both look good, although the precise one does look higher quality and more professional.
7 years, 5 months ago
I  like the bold for color and the finer one for noncolor
7 years, 5 months ago
I thing the perfect lines look better.

But the softer lines look perfectly fine too. If you can and want to do more personal stuff this way then please go for it!
7 years, 5 months ago
I have to say I'm surprised to see the general reaction here. My perception, looking at the examples, is that the soft pencil conveys a great deal more life and vibrance to the art than the thin, uniform lines. To me, by comparison with the soft pencil, the precise lines look shallow, flat, and technically lacking. Varying line thickness strategically is a standard illustration technique, and it honestly looks odd to me when it is missing.
7 years, 5 months ago
I think I prefer the softer lines, so I'm basically contradicting everyone else. The precise ones seem a bit too thin to my eyes... My eyes are very hungry.
7 years, 5 months ago
I like the precise lines better, but both are good. Saving precise lines for commissions isn't a bad idea either. Artists shouldn't feel weary about finishing a personal piece so I'd stick with the soft pencil lines for those.
7 years, 5 months ago
In all honesty, I don't care if a picture is neat or messy, so long as it's naughty. That said, if you can do them faster, you can do more of them.
7 years, 5 months ago
Im torn. i cant choose their both really nice weather their Soft Pencil lines or Precise lines ^W^
7 years, 5 months ago
Why not both
7 years, 5 months ago
I prefer the soft lines. They seem more natural and warm.
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