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Fenryl

Drawing Resources

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Loomis eBooks (Recommended)
FineArt
 
General Drawing
Ten-Minute Drawing Techniques (video tutorials) tenminutedrawing.blogspot.com/index.html
Portrait tutorial www.portrait-artist.org/face/profile.html
Free Art Lessons www.artgraphica.net/free-art-lessons/free-art-lessons.htm
Pencile Sketching elfwood.lysator.liu.se/farp/sketching/sketching.html
Drawsketch - Collection of drawing tips, techniques and "how to" articles drawsketch.about.com
Conceptart.org www.conceptart.org
Series of articles in Animation World Magazine mag.awn.com/index.php?ltype=Columns&column=vilppu
 
Perspective
A very complete article about perspective handprint.com/HP/WCL/tech10.html
Drawing In One-Point Perspective www.olejarz.com/arted/perspective
Perspective Drawing Tutorial mathforum.org/sum95/math_and/perspective/perspect.html
 
Anime&Manga
http://www.mangatutorials.com/tutorials-by-rio/
drawsketch.about.com/od/animemanga
animeworld.com/
www.mangapunk.com/main.html (Possible dead link)
www.howtodrawmanga.com/tutorial.html
omu.kuiki.net/about.shtml
members.tripod.com/anime_queens/drawing.html
 
Cartoon
Cartoons Forum
 
Also check the Tutorials & Downloads thread -Fenryl [Edited 2007 by - Fenryl on May 31, 10:33:20 AM]

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Fixed post formatting, removed dead links, added tags.
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i vote this be stickied.
dropping note to mod.


That would be great.
Or what about a link to this thread in the Tutorials & Downloads sticky?

-Fenryl

[Edited by - Fenryl on August 30, 2006 5:38:36 AM]
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I have returned!

Heh. At your request, I've linked to this in my "Tutorials and Downloads" post. You'll find it under the drawing section.
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I have returned!

Heh. At your request, I've linked to this in my "Tutorials and Downloads" post. You'll find it under the drawing section.


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Stuckified.


Heh, thank you Veovis and Salsa.

[Edited by - Fenryl on August 30, 2006 5:47:09 AM]
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Hey does anybody know of an anatomical reference for a pudgy male? I need one and I can't find one. [sad]

Also please feel free to list my free anime-style blueprints for 3D modellers who want to start learning how to model humans:
anime-style nude male blueprint
hairstyles to accompany this blueprint
anime-style nude female blueprint

Note: these blueprints are copyright free, but sunandshadow would like to be notified if you use or rehist one. [smile]
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Hi All

 

My apologies if I come across as positively old, but all artists should read this book.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Drawn-Life-Classes-Stanchfield-Lectures/dp/0240810961/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390314711&sr=8-1&keywords=drawn+to+life

 

Being a good artist is foremost about being a good observer, this book is the most comprehensive guide on how to begin training your eyes and mind to see. Its content is geared towards animation but the theory applies to everything.

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Hi! My first post, thought I'd start with something constructive :) Even if the topic seems somewhat stale :X

 

I'm surprised it's not in any sticky with must-reads for artists yet:

 

CtrlPaint.com !

 

Especially useful if you didn't go through art school, 100's of bite-sized videos that will get you kickstarted on art basics and give your art an immediate rocket-boost.

 

Also related:

 

http://artschoolexercises.tumblr.com/

 

Sounds like a very interesting concept, and so far it's had some great material in it...let's see if this keeps up :)

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Just posting a link to a little online tool I put together for splicing/cutting up images, I hope this is OK and that someone finds it useful (I've spent too many hours doing this task manually!): Cut up/splice images

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