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Brynja
08-02-2012, 12:06 PM
I thought it'd be good to make a list of some of the best resources for artists, so if you know of any more, please let me know. I'll add resources for any medium, whether it be drawing, writing, 3D modeling or whathaveyou.

Drawing Tools (NSFW)
http://www.artsyposes.com/
http://www.lovecastle.org/draw/
http://www.pixelovely.com/gesture/figuredrawing.php
http://www.posemaniacs.com/

Tutorials
Color (http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=how+i+see+color#/d31xj5t)
Perspective + Composition Part 1 (http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=perspective#/d1yamid)
Perspective + Composition Part 2 (http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=perspective#/d22g3hc)
Perspective + Composition Part 3 (http://fox-orian.deviantart.com/gallery/9162487#/d410bhq)
A Guide to Gesture Drawing [Video] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmiwGm32dXU)
Learning to See (http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/?q=gesture+tutorial#/d38veai)

Books
Andrew Loomis Collection (http://www.alexhays.com/loomis/)
Famous Artists Cartoon Course (http://comicrazys.wordpress.com/category/famous-artists-cartoon-course/)

Websites
http://colourlovers.com/
http://colorschemedesigner.com/
http://designshack.net/
[NSFW] Male Anatomy for the Artist (http://www.human-anatomy-for-artist.com/)
[NSFW] Female Anatomy for the Artist (http://www.female-anatomy-for-artist.com/)

Kasune
08-02-2012, 03:17 PM
Oooh, resources. The only resources I really save are for colors since I love colors.

http://colourlovers.com - Palettes, patterns, things for inspiration and practice
http://www.isdntek.com/demo/internetcolors.htm - Color blending
http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_colormixer.asp - Color blending
http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/color-blend/ - Even MORE color blending
http://colorschemedesigner.com/ - Designing color schemes of all kinds
http://www.colorsontheweb.com/colorwizard.asp - Color schemes

FishNChips
08-02-2012, 05:12 PM
Facial Expressions: A Visual Reference for Artists is quite a useful resource to have!

http://www.expressions-books.com/expression.jpg

And if you're an artist who draws smut, any magazine related to that also provides great references. Also there are some books out there dedicated to human poses.

Kazekai
08-04-2012, 10:53 AM
Isn't this technically the same as the art book thread?

Anyway, I'll post the same link here I posted there: http://comicrazys.wordpress.com/category/famous-artists-cartoon-course/

Uini
08-04-2012, 04:19 PM
By request can I ask this thread to be stickied? Or maybe even some sort of resource masterpost? I love resources and a lot of people can really benefit from this!

Fiz
08-04-2012, 04:25 PM
Isn't this technically the same as the art book thread?

Anyway, I'll post the same link here I posted there: http://comicrazys.wordpress.com/category/famous-artists-cartoon-course/

Not all art resources are books!


By request can I ask this thread to be stickied? Or maybe even some sort of resource masterpost? I love resources and a lot of people can really benefit from this!

Done.

Brynja
08-04-2012, 11:24 PM
Thanks guys, I've updated the list. :O I never expected a thread of mine to get stickied. xD

Just note that I'm mainly looking for free, online resources that everybody can access.

Tiger
08-06-2012, 11:52 AM
So the zoom-in links don't work, but there is still a basic picture of the joints here- http://evasion.imag.fr/Membres/Franck.Hetroy/Projects/Skeleton/gallery.html

Unburnt Daenerys
08-06-2012, 07:16 PM
http://www.ctrlpaint.com/ - lots of free digital art tutorial videos
http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/gamutmask.php - gamut mask tool
http://androidarts.com/art_tut.htm - massive general art tutorial
http://grimace-project.net/ - simple facial expression tool
http://www.cgtextures.com/ - large texture database, many open source
http://theroundtablet.com/2011/06/27/photoshop-brushes-of-the-pros-for-free-skills-still-required/ - free to download photoshop brushes
http://www.stanprokopenko.com/blog/2009/05/draw-head-any-angle/ - simple tutorial on drawing heads
http://www.zvork.fr/vls/ - apply various lighting effects to the human head, with bonus creepy stare
http://www.pictaculous.com/ - upload an image and this site will spit a palette for it at you
http://enliighten.com/ - many cool tutorials
http://www.drawsh.com/ - free figure drawing resource that also has articles highlighting certain points of anatomy

Littlerock
08-06-2012, 11:24 PM
I was derping around today on Google images looking for a good reference of a domestic cat's skull for an upcoming project, and I stumbled across this lovely tut page. It's geared towards aspiring anthropomorphic artists, but it has some great tidbits in there for any learning artist! I'm bookmarking it, myself :0

http://hippie.nu/~unicorn/tut/xhtml/

RX-149Dragonite
08-13-2012, 09:34 PM
https://sites.google.com/site/4chanic/training-tutorials

Mayhem
03-04-2013, 01:18 AM
Are we just all sharing links or is the OP going to be updating his post and including all these in it?
Just wondering before I go and gather all these and edit my post.
It might just be easier for me to sort and link them in a note to the author for easier reposting.

and truely this can be get long. Between youtube, linked sites, places you pay or dont pay, ref sites, classical vs digital etc etc I think i have a good 100 sites in my book marks that I would have to put together but have just been lazy to do before finding a site like this. If the community wants something like that I could prolly go through and find all the links and sort things then