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    Art Resources (Updatable)

    ☠☠☠Warning – Some links may be NSFW (not safe for work), I will try to go through the list as I make it and update it and put the NSFW next to the ones that may be risqué. Most people need to understand that art references may have nudity and most offices don’t differentiate between nudity and sexuality.☠☠☠



    New artists: I thought I would point out to you something that was brought up in another thread. You can have all the tools in the world and books stacks next to you, but it takes practice to learn how to use them. Dont get overwhelmed by the sheer number of tutorials. Some of them are for certain styles or to help with learning certain techniques or theories. Make yourself goals for your improvement then seek out tutorials to help you improve on that goal. Practice. Create a sketchbook thread in the forum and ask for feedback. Tell them what you have been practicing and you will get feedback about that technique. If you dont ask in there people will think you are using it as a second gallery like a lot of people are using it for right now.





    Art Tutorials
    ✰Basic Foundation
    Anatomy of by Stan Prokopenko
    Drawish Resources - free figure drawing resource that also has articles highlighting certain points of anatomy

    Light and how to use it -- light

    DA Link - Moni's Anatomy and Drawing Tips
    DA Link - Nice little flash tutorial

    Practice your poses for human and animal

    ✰Perspective
    DA Link - part 1 -great guide to Perspective and Composition
    DA Link - Part 2

    ✰Anthro
    Awesome with the anatomy break down and anthro tips
    Animal joints -Great for animating, and to know the movement structure for drawing

    Canine
    DA link - Jaekilo Guides and pictures - good source for reference

    Feline
    DA link - TamberElla Guides - This helped me a lot- Still using this for reference

    Tauren
    DA link - Shalinka Tauren guide

    ✰Background


    ✰Color Theory
    FA link - Fun interactive guide

    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
    http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/gamutmask.php
    http://www.pictaculous.com/ - upload an image and this site will spit a palette for it at you
    Another Color Scheme -

    http://www.colourlovers.com/ -- color pallets
    http://colorschemedesigner.com/ -- color pallets





    All encompassing sites
    GREAT place to start out

    Harrie has compiled his own site with a HUGE number of tutorials, really worth a look
    http://ctrlpaint.com/library/
    http://androidarts.com/art_tut.htm - massive general art tutorial
    http://enliighten.com/blog/category/tutorials/
    http://hippie.nu/~unicorn/tut/xhtml/
    How to Digital Paint - A repository of digital painting tutorials.
    Artist that has extra tutorials




    Program Tutorials

    ✰Sai
    Intro to Sai Coloring Video
    Great Paint Tool Sai Tutorial Video

    ✰Photoshop

    --brushes
    http://theroundtablet.com/2011/06/27...till-required/ - free to download photoshop brushes

    ✰Corel Painter
    Setting up Painter





    Community Canvas Sites - Sites that allow you to draw with other people at the same time
    Art Grounds
    iScribble

    J-tablet - Quick install to allow your tablet to have pressure sensitivity in flash





    Texture Resources
    Cgtextures - large texture database, many open source
    Lost and Taken - blog of textures
    Mayangs free texture library - good resource for a lot of misc
    Texture King - Good realism textures

    3d.sk - $$$ - need more info on it




    Image Resources
    http://grimace-project.net/ - simple facial expression tool
    http://www.human-anatomy-for-artist.com/
    http://www.female-anatomy-for-artist.com/
    http://www.lovecastle.org/draw/
    http://www.pixelovely.com/gesture/figuredrawing.php
    http://www.posemaniacs.com/
    A tumble image resource -
    A Reddit!! image resource - wow reddit has something useful!!!




    Pose Practice
    Quickposes - A timed gesture drawing tool.
    Life Drawing Poses - Warm-up pose sketching videos.
    AlienThink’s Pose Tool 3D - A 3D pose tool for mobile apps.
    Belief Engine’s Handy Art Tool - Another 3D pose tool for mobile apps.
    Posespace - This one has photos in crazy high resolution, so you can zoom in and practice working on all the tiny wrinkles and details. Some of it's free, some of it's paid.
    VirtualPose - Similar to Posespace but software-based. Not free, but it looks fairly comprehensive.




    Anatomy Reference
    Fineart.sk - Anatomy references for artists.
    Artnatomia - Facial muscle/expression reference tool.
    ArtistAnatomy.com - Muscle & bone reference sketches.
    Veterinary Anatomical Illustrations - Animal anatomy references @ UWDC.
    A Comparative View of the Human and Animal Frame - More animal anatomy references @ UWDC.
    3D Interactive Anatomy - 3D interactive models of the human skull & extremities, as well as some animal skulls. Available as regular video turnarounds or as downloadable 3D PDFs. Hosted at Ohio University.
    3D Museum - 3D bone anatomy of everything right on down to invertebrates. Requires Java and plugins to view, which is slightly obnoxious, but it's worth it. Note: it hasn't been updated in a few years.
    Gray's Anatomy Online - the definitive classic. Hosted at Bartleby.
    Muscle Atlas - Clear views of each muscle, its endpoint and anatomical context. Hosted at the Dep't of Radiology at the University of Washington.
    Mammalian Crania Photographic Archive – High-resolution side and front photos of skulls from hundreds of species. Hosted by Dokkyo Medical University of Japan.




    Other Reference
    The Facial Expression Repertoire - Photographic reference for various facial expressions. Requires registration, but it's free (and totally worth it).
    ArtMorgue.com - General reference images for various items.
    The Costume Page - Reference images for historic costume.
    Great Buildings - Architectural reference images.




    Art History
    SmartHistory - An interactive art history site.
    Artcyclopedia - Indexed guide to famous artists online.
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - Hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.
    Art History Resources - A comprehensive list of links to sites for specific periods in art history.
    Voice of the Shuttle - Another comprehensive links list, organized by time period and location.
    The Art History Research Centre - Slightly dated but still incredibly useful.
    The Mother of All Art & Art History Links Pages - exactly what it sounds like.




    Light & Color
    Virtual Lighting Studio - A virtual method of modeling multiple light sources on the human head.
    Photoworkshop’s Light Cage - Another virtual lighting simulator.




    Textures & Brushes
    1000 Skies - Cloud textures.
    Grunge Textures - Weathered and worn surfaces.
    Subtle Patterns - Less obvious textures.
    Brusheezy - Makes finding brushes, uh, eezy.
    Brush King - Tons of free Photoshop brushes.
    Ray Frenden - Maker of kickass brush sets for Photoshop, MangaStudio 4, and MangaStudio 5.




    Miscellaneous
    Elements of Perspective - A comprehensive tutorial on drawing multiple types of perspective.
    CharacterDesigns.com - A resource for artists wanting to learn more about character design.



    Art Supplies & Related
    CarpeDiem Store Artist supplies, portfolios, studio furniture, craft tools and a lot more.

    Scrapbooking Warehouse Mostly scrapbooking and papercraft supplies, but they also have markers, pens, paints and a handy storage section that has folios, craft bags and the like.

    Merri Artist I highly recommend this site. Not only do they have an excellent selection spanning many different art and craft mediums, but after much comparison they also more often than not have the best prices as well.
    Jetpens - Awesome specialty art pens from Asia.[/QUOTE]






    Q. What if I want to hold a guide in my hand? Where are all the links to the books I need?
    A. ---Head on over to "Book Resource Thread" and look through that thread. I think they are working on finding all the right books to help artists out.

    Q. I see the art program tutorials, but where do I get these programs? What other programs are there
    A. ---Right now over at "Art Programs Thread" this thread has a list of all the programs that you can look through.
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    Art Videos




    Basics



    Drawing the female body video tutorial

    Proportions of the female body
    Proportions of the male body
    Children and Teens part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9nn2...4C899&index=79 part 3

    How to draw NECKS!


    Upper Back
    Arm / Forearm
    Upper Leg
    Legs by McFarlane

    Hands and Fingers

    Feet 1 and feet 2
    Feet and Hulk Feet by McFarlane

    Eyes by McFarlane

    Proportions
    Sycra 1 part 2 -

    Ways to practice
    Drawing what you see by Sycra -

    NSFW Video - This set up is a great way to practice



    Color Theory
    Good Info
    Making it easier
    Balance the colors
    Mixing
    More Mixing
    Mixing for flesh ----works in programs




    Intermediate


    Crosshatching
    Negative and Positive Space
    Sedate Alert Dynamic
    Rule of thirds
    Scale
    Odd Numbered Elements
    Leading the eye

    Tips for fight scene



    --Sketching

    Sycra Tut

    Drawing Interesting Poses
    Drawing poses with purpose


    Advanced and Workshops

    Genzoman part 1 -- Great video taking you through the entire process
    Genzoman part 2 -- Ditto

    Great Paint Tool Sai Tutorial Video

    Amazing Painter Tutorial part 1
    Amazing Painter Tutorial part 2

    Peter Mohrbacher's Photoshop Tricks



    Gnomon Workshop Training -- Amazing Pro Artists giving you step by step instruction. Free videos are great, Bought ones are worth it but expensive.
    Youtube Channel
    Other Youtube video 1
    Other Youtube video 2
    Other Youtube video 3
    Other Youtube video 4
    Gnomon Site



    Art Videos by Nicholas Kay - I have learned quite a bit from watching his things. I hope you learn a lot also
    NSFW Warhammer
    Warhammer 2
    Curious Drake
    Warhammer 3



    Imagine FX
    Personally I own a few of these magazines and when I found out they had FREE youtube videos I was amazed. The mags use painter a lot but are full of tutorials. After finding out they finally have a website and ship over here directly for a good price I am going to start a subscription.
    Amazing Website - with tutorials
    Youtube tutorials



    FZD School of Design -Need First Hand Info? (please) -
    Website - Has classes and WORKSHOPS , now ok I have heard of this site but I cant think of anyone that told me about it. Not sure on the costs and such but youtube has free videos
    Free Youtube - Great Advanced Tutorials and videos to watch and learn new tricks to add to your artistic bag of goodies.




    Anthro
    Going to have to find more links for anthros
    Here are a few things to help you get going after you got your basics down.

    Photoshop Walkthrough for Beginners by Kaytothelink

    Sai Lesson by Koul2078
    Anthro dogman by Sycra

    A tron furry by Avyris
    Dog paint by Yena -
    Wolfies123 - inking process
    Head by Rena
    Bloody Dog by Kaytothelink
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    Adding links-
    1.Post the section it belongs in.
    2.The link itself.
    3.Short description of the link
    I will add them in as I get them.
    Please provide quality links.
    If its something you use or find helpful link it.
    We want the best links to provide the best instruction


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    I will be updating this when I get home and over this week. I have a ton of links but I want to go through them as I post them so I can give more detailed explanations for the links.

    I know I missing a lot of sites right now. Specially in community art canvas and image and texture resources. Help me out with links if you got some that you think are great. Or can replace a link on here because its better.

    Reviewing the links to see if you think they will help you or would help a new artist would be great from someone.



    Link broken? Out of date? Have a better resource? PM Mayhem

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
    Without the input of our community this list wouldnt grow like it already has. I was going to post a huge list of everyones names but I think that would become insanely long after time. Thank you to everyone who has already contributed. It takes a community to teach and every bit of advice you give or link you put out helps some artist find what they need.
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    Some links from me

    Not sure if some of these have been posted already, but I'll throw some sites I've been going to up

    TEXTURES

    http://www.cgtextures.com/
    http://lostandtaken.com/
    http://www.mayang.com/textures/
    http://www.environment-textures.com/
    http://www.textureking.com/

    PHOTOS

    http://visitheworld.tumblr.com/
    http://www.reddit.com/r/earthporn (SFW quite a handy link, despite the slightly misleading name/tag.)
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (Handy for searches- search bar is on the top right)

    OTHER

    http://colorschemedesigner.com/
    https://kuler.adobe.com/#themes/rating?time=30



    P.s - I'll throw some more up another time.

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    Thanks alot for the extra links!!!

    Hopefully people start adding some more so we have the ultimate resource links

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    Gonna try to contribute more to the forums-

    Here's a link to the U.S Copyright Office with some info/FAQ- might come in handy for some of you one day.
    http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MapleTerror View Post
    Gonna try to contribute more to the forums-

    Here's a link to the U.S Copyright Office with some info/FAQ- might come in handy for some of you one day.
    http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/
    Glad this is still on the first page cus i have no idea where to put that

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    I just found this mega-tutorial and it has everything from color theory to composition. Any visual artist can get something out of it, and there are links to more tutorials at the bottom:

    http://www.floobynooby.com/ICG/artvalues.html

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    Here's a few...

    I don't think anyone's linked to these yet, so here you go. (Disclaimer: obviously some of the pose/anatomy sites contain unclothed people, so if such things potentially offend, don't click.)

    Pose Practice
    Quickposes - A timed gesture drawing tool.
    Life Drawing Poses - Warm-up pose sketching videos.
    AlienThink’s Pose Tool 3D - A 3D pose tool for mobile apps.
    Belief Engine’s Handy Art Tool - Another 3D pose tool for mobile apps.
    Posespace - This one has photos in crazy high resolution, so you can zoom in and practice working on all the tiny wrinkles and details. Some of it's free, some of it's paid.
    VirtualPose - Similar to Posespace but software-based. Not free, but it looks fairly comprehensive.

    Anatomy Reference
    Fineart.sk - Anatomy references for artists.
    Artnatomia - Facial muscle/expression reference tool.
    ArtistAnatomy.com - Muscle & bone reference sketches.
    Veterinary Anatomical Illustrations - Animal anatomy references @ UWDC.
    A Comparative View of the Human and Animal Frame - More animal anatomy references @ UWDC.
    3D Interactive Anatomy - 3D interactive models of the human skull & extremities, as well as some animal skulls. Available as regular video turnarounds or as downloadable 3D PDFs. Hosted at Ohio University.
    3D Museum - 3D bone anatomy of everything right on down to invertebrates. Requires Java and plugins to view, which is slightly obnoxious, but it's worth it. Note: it hasn't been updated in a few years.
    Gray's Anatomy Online - the definitive classic. Hosted at Bartleby.
    Muscle Atlas - Clear views of each muscle, its endpoint and anatomical context. Hosted at the Dep't of Radiology at the University of Washington.
    Mammalian Crania Photographic Archive – High-resolution side and front photos of skulls from hundreds of species. Hosted by Dokkyo Medical University of Japan.

    Other Reference
    The Facial Expression Repertoire - Photographic reference for various facial expressions. Requires registration, but it's free (and totally worth it).
    ArtMorgue.com - General reference images for various items.
    The Costume Page - Reference images for historic costume.
    Great Buildings - Architectural reference images.

    Art History
    SmartHistory - An interactive art history site.
    Artcyclopedia - Indexed guide to famous artists online.
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - Hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.
    Art History Resources - A comprehensive list of links to sites for specific periods in art history.
    Voice of the Shuttle - Another comprehensive links list, organized by time period and location.
    The Art History Research Centre - Slightly dated but still incredibly useful.
    The Mother of All Art & Art History Links Pages - exactly what it sounds like.

    Light & Color
    Virtual Lighting Studio - A virtual method of modeling multiple light sources on the human head.
    Photoworkshop’s Light Cage - Another virtual lighting simulator.

    Textures & Brushes
    1000 Skies - Cloud textures.
    Grunge Textures - Weathered and worn surfaces.
    Subtle Patterns - Less obvious textures.
    Brusheezy - Makes finding brushes, uh, eezy.
    Brush King - Tons of free Photoshop brushes.
    Ray Frenden - Maker of kickass brush sets for Photoshop, MangaStudio 4, and MangaStudio 5.

    Miscellaneous
    Elements of Perspective - A comprehensive tutorial on drawing multiple types of perspective.
    How to Digital Paint - A repository of digital painting tutorials.
    CharacterDesigns.com - A resource for artists wanting to learn more about character design.
    Jetpens - Awesome specialty art pens from Asia.

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    I noticed this thread has an extreme dearth of supply resources for traditional artists, nor a proper category for them, so I will start by posting a few links...

    Art Supplies & Related
    CarpeDiem Store Artist supplies, portfolios, studio furniture, craft tools and a lot more.

    Scrapbooking Warehouse Mostly scrapbooking and papercraft supplies, but they also have markers, pens, paints and a handy storage section that has folios, craft bags and the like.

    Merri Artist I highly recommend this site. Not only do they have an excellent selection spanning many different art and craft mediums, but after much comparison they also more often than not have the best prices as well.

 

 

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