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Re: Art Learning Resources

#91 Post by firecat » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:08 pm

i like to add, sandbox game maker on to the list, it makes landscapes easy, good multiplayer, fps game, rpg and a good introduction to C++ like renpy with python. its available in windows, mac and linux.

http://www.sandboxgamemaker.com/
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#92 Post by MaiMai » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:20 pm

Clip Studio Paint/Manga Studio 5 is on sale for 15 USD while the EX version is 87 USD for the next four days.

The former is a SUPER good deal for people who want to start out with digital art and as far as I can tell, it's a perfectly good substitute for Paint Tool SAI if that program is too expensive for you.
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Re: Art Learning Resources

#93 Post by Mihan » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:05 am

I didn't see Anatomy4sculptors mentioned yet. They explain proportions of head and body well, and you can find pictures showing skeleton and muscles, as well as some 3d models of different body sizes and types: https://www.anatomy4sculptors.com/anatomy.php

Also, book series called Sketching Manga Style is awesome. Art on the books is really nice, and things are explained crearly. I personally found their anatomy/poses tutorial to be really helpfull, since they teach how to draw figures and poses using spine as a guideline. I have heard the books are out of print though, and it seems to be crazy expensive, used books starting from $39.95 and new $116.35 on Amazon.
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#94 Post by Artsupplies » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:54 am

hii,

Wonderful information about different art resources is shared here. I think it is sufficient for beginner artist who want to find different resources. Thank you all.

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#95 Post by YuukiCrossPudding » Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:38 am

Found this when browsing things :

How to Draw Detailed Buildings by Thomas Romain

and I think lately pixiv shown a lot of useful tutorials for anime-style drawings

How to draw Japanese Male Clothing

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Someone made a nice video explaining about colors :

Understanding Color

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#96 Post by ringonoki-ua » Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:27 am

Just liked this article on composition, silhouettes color patterns and so on.
"3 steps to improve your game’s graphics"
http://blog.gameanalytics.com/blog/3-st ... phics.html
https://matt-kohr.squarespace.com/library/ - well organized set of video tutorials on painting

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#97 Post by PrismProjections » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:56 pm

Clip Studio is having their usual sale with programs up to 70% off!

http://www.clipstudio.net/en/

It ends September 29th, Japan Standard Time.

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#98 Post by Fox Lee » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:10 pm

Probably a good idea to add Inkscape to the list of vector programs. It's more or less to Illustrator as GIMP is to Photoshop - which is to say it's free, open source, very functional, looked upon dubiously by professionals, and technically cut-down (but I've never found it lacking in any specific way).
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#99 Post by ringonoki-ua » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:16 am

Haven't found mentioning of this pinterest board collection here yet. They have huge collection on art references
https://www.pinterest.com/characterdesigh/

Here is a list of core reference boards they have collected:

Character Anatomy
Character Design
Character Clothes
Character Outfit
Character Pose
Creature Anatomy
Creature Design
Creature Pose
Vehicle Design
Props Design
Layouts
Environment Design
Composition and colour tutorials
master studies and lots of another useful stuff.
Every theme has a lot sub-boards

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#100 Post by CarrotyCat » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:50 pm

I know Rachta (http://www.fb.com/rachtalin) has an art LIVE stream where she draws LIVE, and you can ask her on some tips, and opinions. She also does free art lessons every Thurs, 8pm (UTC+8) there. It's at http://www.twitch.tv/rachtalin

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#101 Post by Renmiou » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:53 pm

I didn't see Krita (Open Source) in the list of programs - I found that it's quite stable on Windows (it's natively on Linux) and you can do quite a lot with the brush engine. I've heard good things about Medibang as well - though I didn't use it much myself, it looked like an alternative to Sai, but it's free.

For reference, I found Skull Sketcher quite useful. You can download it for free, provided you sign up for the store's newsletter. I didn't receive many emails and the updates they sent were quite interesting. In one case there was a full library viewable online with 3D bodies that you could rotate in space so as to reference the different poses with different lighting sources and camera angles.

Open Toonz is an animation program that has been used for several Ghibli projects and is now available to download for free.

Thanks so much for compiling this, there's so much stuff to learn that's a bit overwhelming, but having it all compiled here makes it a lot easier to look for things to practice when I'm a bit lost as to what to tackle next!

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#102 Post by Toothpaste » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:38 am

I just found this free program called DesignDoll.
It has a 3d doll which you can move about and pose to your liking. You can even change it's anatomy just by dragging sliders. I find it really easy to use!

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#103 Post by SwedishJazz » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:28 am

Seconding DesignDoll - I previously used DAZ for posing, but it was such a pain to set anything up that it oftne was more of a hassle than just to freehand figures and hope for the best. DesignDoll was a pleasant surprise, much more intuitive. A word of warning, though: the trial version doesn't allow you to load saved poses, so if you spend a lot of time on a pose you want to use later, take screenshots from every angle! You won't be able to return to it without the pro license. (yeah, it's mentioned on the website, but it's easy to miss, so I thought I'd underline that.)
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#104 Post by Alte » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:22 am

Auro, can I have your consent to update Art Learning Resources please? You still keep the main thread, I would like to maintain the list of resources which is a post below.
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#105 Post by King-sama » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:13 pm

I am not sure if this got mentioned before but I think this link --> https://www.biodigital.com will be very helpful to some of you~ 8D it has 3D parts of the body where you can rotate around and use as ref~

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