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If you find anything; like a site link or information you think might benefit the group, post it here.

PLEASE LIMIT THIS TOPIC TO LINKS AND INFO ONLY.
(so people don't have to go through too much chat)

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(01-23-2012, 11:37 AM)Kutsenko Wrote: If you find anything; like a site link or information you think might benefit the group, post it here.

General "How To Become a Better Artist"
http://itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm
http://www.remindblog.com/making-graphic-novels/
http://endling.deviantart.com/journal/qu...-219754628
tl; dr: SHUT UP AND DRAW

Free Art Books
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthr...p?t=131116

Random Idea Generators
http://3ch.redwhirlpool.com/3CH/
http://www.ldaustinart.com/paul/speedpaint.php
http://fav.me/d3avxep

References
http://www.3d.sk/
http://eyedrawthings.com/?page_id=3
http://www.cgtextures.com/index.php

Movie Screencaps
http://www.cinemasquid.com/blu-ray/movies/screenshots

Composition
http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFe...n_tutorial

Poses and Anatomy
-NSFW-
http://www.pixelovely.com/gesture/figuredrawing.php *RECOMMENDED*
http://lovecastle.org/draw/ *RECOMMENDED*
http://pose-emporium.deviantart.com/gallery/
http://daposes.deviantart.com/gallery/
http://www.posemaniacs.com/
http://artsyposes.com/
http://www.scott-eaton.com/category/bodies-in-motion

Color And Light
http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/ (get his book on Color and Light)
http://www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-schemes.html
http://www.huevaluechroma.com/index.php
http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/tutorials/light01.htm
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=17837

Digital Painting
http://fantasiox.blogspot.com/2011/05/ph...rt-ii.html
http://www.youtube.com/user/FZDSCHOOL

Getting Published
http://vimeo.com/12826924
http://www.absolutewrite.com/specialty_w...raphic.htm
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#3
Here are all my links from my CA thread, Hope you guys like!

YOUTUBE CHANNELS:
Sinix
Bugmeyer
Sycra
JonathanRector
Cre8tiveMark
Daarken
Bobby Chiu
FZDSCHOOL(Feng Zhu)
Drawing tuts Online
Moatdd Tutorials
TheArtist
Bedavelli
CGArtSuccess
I Draw Girls
RANDISALBION
Kazanjianm
Skip to the love
Disney
Mitchellnelson Tuts
MathiasVerhasselt
Bob Davies
Draw Tips
Yahshar
RGvArt
Riven Phoenix
DigiMediaTutorials
Noah Bradley's videos
Vilppu
Macrobucci

USTREAM / LIVESTREAM CHANNELS:
Crimson Daggers(Dave Rapoza)
Crimson Daggers(Dan Warren)
Jonathan's Ustream
Bobby Chius Ustream

FUNDAMENTALS/BASICS:
Rendering Discussion
Jeffx99 shows us what the Fundamentals are
10 top tips to become a better artist
Jeff's Observations on Drawing from Life
Lighting on sphere
Shadows of basic shape
Pencil Holding+Portraits
Ctrlpaint-Digital basics
More Ctrlpaint tutorials
Assignment 1&2
Assignment 3&4
Assignment 5
Assignment 6&7
Assignment 8
Assignment 9
TASmith's beginner guide to portraits
Basics of Portraiture
Observational Drawing - Andrew Sonea
http://www.howtodigitalpaint.com/
Etoli
Whirly's way of doing stuff
Photoshop videos
Beginner Shading
Proportions
Shading
Anatomy Studies
Anatomy Processes "Figure Drawing"
Art Tutorial

ANATOMY:
Anatomy Process:"Figure Drawing" Two-Part Study;gesture, light, rendering
Anatomy Process:"Drawing the Head with Ron Lemen";light and head anatomy
Anatomy Process: "Drawing the Head with FredFlickstone"
Anatomy Studies Demo: "Figure Studies"
Big guide to drawing the body

SKIN:
Skintone and Color
Skin Tutorial p1
Skin Tutorial p2
Skin Basics

SHADING:
Metal Reflections pt.1
Metal Reflections pt.2
Metal Reflections pt.3
Metal Reflections pt.4
GreyScale p1
GreyScale p2
GreyScale p3
Highlights and Shadows
ps realism Tutorial
Lighting+muscle
Advanced Shading
Using Light's PoV to calculate lighting without a model part1
Using Light's PoV part2
Using light's PoV part3
Using Light's PoV part3

HEAD:
Hair Detail
Hair
Hair Tutorial
Basics+eye Tutorial
Nost Tutorial
Eye area and mouth
40+ face tutorial
Head tutorial

COLOR:
Color Theory
Digital Coloring
Digital Art basics
Color Tutorial
Color Basics in PS
Coloring Tutorial
Digital Painting Tut
Color Theory
Coloring/Blending
The Dimensions of Colour
Linran's light and colour tutorial + mini tutorial
Super Easy coloring Tut

COMPOSITION:
Top 10 composition rules
Landscape Composition
Comosition
Composition tutorial

PERSPECTIVE:
Real helpful
Perspective
4 Point Perspective
Perspective 101
Perspective
Perspective 1 point
Harvard 2 point perspective
Ellipses
Curvilinear Perspective:How to set grid
Perspective: Drawing consistently sized cubes

LINEART:
Ultra neat Lineart tutorial p1(line)
Ultra neat lineart tutorial p2(Coloring)

TUTORIALS (Random):
Digital:
"Gnolls"
Water Color in PS
Digital Marker Coloring
Water Color Simulation
Digital Tutorial "The Bridge"
Painter blending basics (Painter X)
'Using 3D as a starting point for a Digital Painting'
"Uninvited" Working From Thumbnails to Finished Sketch P.S.
Covers Composition and Design
"Cat skin" Tips and Tricks for PS
Tips and Tricks for Character Design
Water Color Painting Simulation
Darrken's Tutorial
25 Digital tuts
SmashingMagizine tutorials
Mega Tutorial
Space Tutorial
Darkness tutorial
Craig Mullin Tutorial
Linda Bergvist
Sheldon Art Academy(lots of Tuts)]
Realistic cartoon
Making of Dmitry Mitsuk's 'Thunderstorm' image
Mask Vector painting
Digital Flame tut
Rock Tutorials
Matte Painting Tutorial(s)
Not Digital....:
Art Statement
Art Tutorial
Dpaint's Fur demo
Drapery
Rendering "Bargue Study"
Rendering
Russian Renaissance Tradition
OILS/PAINT:
Oil Painting Process
Palettes! How to finish a wood palette for oils
Oil Painting Tutorial: "Austin Workshop"
Theory Discussion: "Painting Textures"
ALL AROUND MEDIUMS:
Boobies
Elwell shows us how it's done
Adobe Alla Prima tutorial
Figure speed painting - Still life
"Flesh Tones" Color Theory Discussion
"Alex Toth Critiques Steve Rude" Professional Critique
"Color Theory" Principles and Practices
General Art Concepts Tutorial
Software Demonstration: "EasyToon"
How to draw...for real this time
Imaginefx Workshops
Portrait Drawing Tutorial

CHRACTER DESIGN (ANIME HEAVY LINKS):
Character Creation pt1
Character Creation pt2
Character Creation pt3
Facial Expressions
Strike a pose

LINKS:
Conceptartmasters
Links
Kitton

ARTISTS' OWN WEBSITE INFORMATION:
Web Developers Mock You - Site Dev for Artists
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#4
A [small] collection of materials I've a massed in the past few weeks. It will get bigger, and I will update as it does. http://db.tt/3qdKg05I. Enjoy

While I was looking for good references for certain things, I came across these simple but very helpful gems. I'm sure I have more somewhere, but Where, I do not know @u@.

REFERNCES:

Anatomy and Faces:
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1zgknH/hip...02s05.html


http://www.flickr.com/photos/dannysantos...966228004/

http://www.3d.sk/

http://www.gotterdammerung.org/film/people/index.html


http://mmaphotography.com/m/main.php

http://philippefaraut.com/store/media/ca...planes.jpg

http://mjranum-stock.deviantart.com/

http://www.cedarseed.com/fire/emotut.jpg

HAIR- http://pinterest.com/katyka/get-out-of-my-hair/

Screenshots:
http://www.cinemasquid.com/blu-ray/movies/screenshots

Atmospheric Perspective (different for actual perspective)
http://www.arthints.com/what-is-atmosphe...rspective/

Reference for Environments and Lighting:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/catesish/awesome...ape-photos

Clothing and Drapery References:
http://hel-looks.com/20111021_02/



Enjoy!

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#5
Jamie Jones and Bumskee brushes, http://www.pandemoniumart.net/brushes/

Sometimes the links are dead. Keep an eye out.

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#6
Nathan Fowkes has a really clean approach. He includes good step by steps.
http://nathanfowkes.blogspot.com/

I've been fortunate enough to take some classes at Ron and Vanessa Lemen's Atellier and have learned allot. They have tutorials spread all over the place.
http://studio2ndstreet.com/tutorials.html
http://ronlemen.blogspot.com/2008/04/tut...cture.html
http://lemenaid.blogspot.com/
http://vanessalemenart.blogspot.com/

Here's one that is all about drawing sexy figures, so it's NSFW and some of the ref is raunchy, but it's still full of usefull information.
http://babelab.blogspot.com/

Kevin Chen has a good CA thread.
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=1432
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#7
Color

http://colorschemedesigner.com/

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#8
Temple of the Seven Golden Camels
http://sevencamels.blogspot.com/

pure gold, animation production art, instruction handouts etc
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#9
Portrait Lighting reference app: http://www.digitalpixels.net/2008/12/fla...ight-cage/ - this is really cool; you can select what light sources you'd like to turn on and off.

Movie stills: http://www.allmoviephoto.com/ (they're low-resolution though; not ideal, I know, but still ok for what it's worth)

Free Tutorials and Custom Brushes

Dan Luvisi's tutorials and custom brushes: http://adonihs.deviantart.com/gallery/9827508

Reid Southen's custom brushes, skintone swatches and tutorials: http://rahll.deviantart.com/gallery/27105916

idrawgirls.com - retired concept artist Xia Taptara's site, with tons of free videos and a free brush set for download. He also has longer, more comprehensive tutorials, but you have to pay for those. They come with various other resources though, like custom value palettes, etc.

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Crimson Guardians group work thread
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#10
A great article about working as a freelance illustrator. Deals with rights, usage, pricing, etc.

http://www.jessicahische.is/obsessedwith...of-pricing

UPDATE: The post was renamed or moved and I can't find it. It couldn't hurt to just google her and the art of pricing. Her name is Jessica Hische.

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#11
I just noticed the Animation Archive link for composition which Darium posted is broken. I get a 404 Page Not Found error when I click on it.

I did a search for 'composition' on the site to try and see if and found these 20 helpful lessons. I don't know if this is the same info he was linking to but either way, I figured it would be a good idea to share it to add to the composition links :) http://www.animationarchive.org/?p=2033

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#12
So I don't know if this is necessary, but I thought it would be nice to have our own reference images. I'm sure a bunch of us here have nice cameras that we take reference photos, so why not share them?

I just like the idea of having a resource for good quality pictures that are totally copyright free (there might already be a better resource site for this). So if you all are up for it, I'll make a photobucket account for us, that we can all use to upload to. Here's an example of what it could be:

Album: http://s143.photobucket.com/albums/r124/...rom%20Zoo/

Password: crimsondaggers

Hope it makes sense!

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#13
Somebody just sent this over to me, thought it was pretty helpful regarding shortcuts!

http://www.wellsdrew.com/education/illustrator/
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#14
Old movie screencaps

http://cinemosaic.blogspot.com/
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#15
Inspirational
http://www.conceptroot.com/
Website full of beautiful artwork and endless scrolling paintings.
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#16
Apparently the link I posted for the light cage is broken. So, here's a working one:

http://www.photoworkshop.com/pages/light_cage.html

It's a portrait lighting flash app. Basically you select the light source you want and it shows you the light and shadow. It's really helpful.

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Crimson Guardians group work thread
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#17
Pixdaus.com - Amazing site with photo reference
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#18
Found this VERY useful gamut masking tool, check it out! I'm not sure if it has been posted though, but I'll post it anyway!

Digital Gamut Masking

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#19
Found some figure drawing tutorial's.

http://www.alienthink.com/inventiontocom...gspot.html
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#20
Portrait Lighting Reference

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3254/25900...dc1b_o.jpg

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