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Art resources - Reference, tutorials, and other useful stuff (Thread)

References and other useful stuff for artists.

So, I was thinking I should create a thread with helpful stuff for artists, or aspiring artists here on CL. Since we are couple of artists on this site.

  • Added BittersweetDisease's tutorials.
  • Added photo reference section.
  • Added Book and Art block section.

Free art programs;
Gimp - A program similar to photoshop.
Art rage - 30 days free trial on Artrage 3.
Artweaver - There is two versions one for free that contains lesser features, and one that cost money that contains more features.
Paint.net - Simple and easy program, good for beginners.
Inkscape - An illustration program, good for creating such as vector art.
ChibiPaint - A Oekaki program.
Flowpaint - Simple drawing program.
KOffice
MyPaint

Photo references;
Some of these might not be suited for younger.
Senshistock - a deviantArt just for the purpose of uploading reference for artists.
Fineart
Human anatomy for artist - This site isn't for all for free, but there is some free samples.
Metlys stock - References with fantasy clothing and such.
Tusiart's medieval stock
Tasastock - Dynamic poses, backgrounds, animals and object references.
Sunshine114's dynamic pose references
Nude references NSFW.

Anatomy/poses/eyes etc;
The human body at NeonDragon
Big Guide to Drawing the Body by Cedarseed
Figure drawing: Basic Pose and Construction by William Li at elfwood
Multi-reference Sketches (Hands and eyes) by what-i-do-is-secret
Reference: Poses 02 by what-i-do-is-secret
Eye Reference by CrimsonBandit
Multi-reference Sketches 001 by ~what-i-do-is-secret
Right Hand - Reference by WindsweptSummer
Multireference: Hands and Feet by what-i-do-is-secret
Tutorial: Human figure by Kitten-chan

Hair;
Hair Tutorial by strawberrycake
Hair Techniques at Start Art
Hair Basics at NeonDragon
Hair Tutorial at div.dyndns.org/EK/tutorial/
Tutorial: Draw Hair : VER. 2.0 by bommie

Clothing;
Reference: Men's clothing by what-i-do-is-secret
TUTORIAL: Folds in Clothing by ember-snow
Super Sugar: Clothing Tutorial by SugarSugarHyperLolly
Clothing Reference - Edit by treijim
Tutorial: Clothes and Folds by Kitten-chan

Emotions etc;
Expression tutorial by alexds1
Emotions and Facial Expression by Cedarseed
Emotions Key For Reference. by sugarxsickness
Anime emotions reference by MarilynJay

Backgrounds/effects etc;
How to do a manga background out of real photos by pandabaka
Night background tutorial by C4mi
Water Background Tutorial by kaykaykit
Easy Sky background Tutorial by athlas
Background Tutorial by kokamo77
Glow tutorial by Sadir89
Sky Tutorial____Part One by Sadir89
Trees Tutorial by Sadir89
Short tutorial- Clouds by Sadir89

Perspective;
The Perspective Tutorial by sashas
Head Perspective Chart by yuumei
Perspective + Composition Pt.1 by fox-orian
Perspective for Dummies 6 by mayshing

Linearts;
The Lineart Tutorial by sashas
Photoshop Inking Tutorial by Spirallin
LineArt Tutorial by citruskiss

Colouring/shading;
Eye-coloring Tutorial by Deamond89
Manga-Shading-Tutorial by Deamond89
Colouring Tutorial ._. by DewNoir
Colouring Tutorial by Omar-Dogan
A Digital Coloring Tutorial: 3 by joulee
Learn Cell shading with Nekoni-sensei
Face shading trials by what-i-do-is-secret

Miscellaneous;

The Penciling Tutorial by sashas
Inconnucrit - Art resources
Drawing script
Gesture tool

Art blocks;
More tips overcoming Artist's block
Stuck with ART BLOCK? Tutorial by ghostarin
Stuck with art block blog - If you're stuck with an artblock this is a good place to get rid of it!
The anatomy of Art block
How to beat Artist's block

Books;
Hunderds of free books on art
Drawing books - Artbooks free and readable in your browser.
Eliot Goldfingers's Human Anatomy for artists.
A several artbooks for download.

Recommended;
Posemaniacs - Pose and anatomy reference in 3d.
Loomis artbooks - Downloadable artbooks, that I highly recommend to read! Everyone should read them newbies as well as more experienced artists.
Dynamic Anatomy
ArtsyPoses - Hundreds of free reference on poses. Best reference site out there, what I've stumbled upon.
This list, man. - @Nandaba personal resource list. Click it, bro.

BittersweetDisease's tutorials;

MANGA to REALISTIC;
Part ONE
Part TWO
Part THREE
Part FOUR
Part FIVE
Part SIX
Part SEVEN

UNDERSTANDING ANATOMY;
Part ONE
Part TWO

PM me or smth, if you want something added, or just want to point out an error. Or perhaps just ask smth. Idk.

CHOU, I LOVE YOU FOR THIS<3

Hais, I love you too darling. <3

A true and clever thread.
:3

You're one of best people in this thing :'D

Great thread Chou, thanks tons for this! I'll add links if I ever stumble across something <3

I HEARTED THIS, FOR THE SAKE OF DOWNLOADING ANY OF TEH PROGRAMS <3 omgad @Chou Ilysomuch! thanks <3

@Asuka-chii, & @Animeshifter.
Thank you! :)

@Shirosuke.
Your welcome, and yes please add some links if you ever come across any! c:

@Wanderlust
I love you too, lmao. Your welcome. <3

captain @Chou thank you! ~salutes~ i've always needed help in fixing my disproportional anatomy skills lol (b=w=)b

@Chou THANK YOUUUUUUUU! <3

I'm glad you appreciate it! c:

Wow, THANK YOU, that's gonna be really useful very soon.
Seriously, great thread.

I- I can draw with this? Not my usual pathetic stick figures? overwhelmed by emotion

Every resource I could want....AND MORE?
I love you Chou.

You just don't know how much I love you right now...

Here have some more: http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/art-discussion/hundreds-of-free-books-on-art/t.42586445/

XD Anyway awesome collection, i plan to go though all these as soon as i get the chance!

Chou~

How do you be so great?

@ashlx
I will put that link up in the first post as well.

@Pecola
I don't know, darling, I don't know. <3

@Mochimochi & @Hierophant
I love you guys too. <3

@Matsu
Your welcome!

@InsaneBoredGame
Yes, you can!

with this accomplishment @Chou, I SHALL LOVE YOU MORE! oh i'm so gonna improve the CL OVA vid with these!

Oh @Chou you~ <3

Love this thread xD

xDD

@Asuka-Chii How do you like my Kappa?

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