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#61 Post by destiny_921 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:12 am

Brusheezy is a brilliant site for Photoshop brushes, patterns and textures.etc. Before my PC got reformatted (and....Photoshop passed away along with it *emos* too much of a hassle to get everything...again) I often used their brushes. They have anything and everything - even for the older versions of Photoshop! :D They also have brushes for grasses, flowers and TONS more. It's like, brush heaven or something :lol:

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#62 Post by DeeKay » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:12 pm

Hnngh, so busy these days ! Feels like ages since my last post..

Anyway, I've just got an email about the new version of Manga Studio for those who are interested.
Apparently it's based off Clip Studio so that's pretty neat and it's available on Mac as well ! What more is there to tell ? :p

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#63 Post by Rins_Japan » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:43 pm

I recommend http://www.proko.com/videos/ to learn drawing fundamentals. I had trouble drawing heads from different views, but his videos taught me simple ways to do this.

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#64 Post by Revi » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:05 am

Pixelovely is a good site you're looking for a place that uses real stock photography of both people and animals as art references. I definitely recommend it because it's a huge help if you're currently practicing drawing different body types and are looking for a good site with references for it.

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#65 Post by Geckos » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:37 pm

This artist on deviantart has a wealth of tutorials for the body that should definitely be looked at.

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#66 Post by leon » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:33 pm

Drawing Techniques with Jacque Fresco - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnB0aH90qtc
This video makes drawing look so simple it's amazing... Teaches stuff from drawing lines to the basics of drawing a realistic face in 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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#67 Post by muggy8 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:55 pm

another one for 3D:

Cinema 4D: It's not really standard but it's got a pretty light learning curve and does alot of stuff. modeling, texturing, animating, physics simulation etc etc. just not as well as maya but if your just starting out, it's a fair bit less intimidating to look at than maya. picture it as 3DSMax by a different company.

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#68 Post by Obscura » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:11 am

Didn't see a link to this yet.

Very cool and awesome moveable skeleton, helpful for foreshortening, proportions, etc.

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#69 Post by MaiMai » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:01 am

This hasn't been posted on the OP post yet so here I am with a new discovery that I found through Tumblr!

Mischief seems to be a relatively new vector/drawing program almost in the vein of Paint Tool SAI, but as it says on the front page, it boasts "Infinite Definition, Canvas, and Unprecedented Zoom." I'm especially interested in the Infinite Canvas because it allows illustrations to grow organically and then you have more freedom in choosing your image dimensions and cropping.

There's a 15 day free trial (which I literally just downloaded right now and will give my opinions on it) and the price for the full version so far is 129 USD. It's available for both Windows and Mac. System requirements can be found on the download page.

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#70 Post by myapple » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:13 am

I haven't seen this posted before (I think): Sycra's coil technique for drawing foreshortening on limbs (and other things, since it's a technique that could easily be applied to other things as well). This video basically blew my mind in terms of foreshortening, because i've always either eyeballed things or used photo references.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJWLaDSN ... PM5bMCekBg

There are a crapton of videos on his channel with a ton of different techniques and stuff (regarding poses, character design, painting, and... basically everything you would want to find).
His critiques in particular I found to be enlightening.

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#71 Post by MaiMai » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:19 pm

I was going to make a separate topic for this, but I feel like this could be a little more useful here.

How to Become An Artist by Simander is an interesting "tutorial" of sorts on the path to "becoming" rather than "being" a good artist. It's fairly wordy, but I'm really pleased with all the advice it has nailed down. I find myself repeating a lot of what the tutorial says to other people who say they want to start drawing and ask how other artists how they gained their skill. It's not out of thin air people! Not saying this tutorial is the RIGHT way since I think everyone is going to work differently at their own pace, but practice, practice, practice has always been great advice for art as well as making sure you get rid of certain mindsets that mentally prevent a person from improving.
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#72 Post by LateWhiteRabbit » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:38 am

MaiMai wrote:I was going to make a separate topic for this, but I feel like this could be a little more useful here.

How to Become An Artist by Simander is an interesting "tutorial" of sorts on the path to "becoming" rather than "being" a good artist. It's fairly wordy, but I'm really pleased with all the advice it has nailed down. I find myself repeating a lot of what the tutorial says to other people who say they want to start drawing and ask how other artists how they gained their skill. It's not out of thin air people! Not saying this tutorial is the RIGHT way since I think everyone is going to work differently at their own pace, but practice, practice, practice has always been great advice for art as well as making sure you get rid of certain mindsets that mentally prevent a person from improving.
This is marvelous. I can't count how many times I've had to dissuade someone of the notion that "talent" is a magical gift some are born with and others aren't. It is practice. "Natural" artists are the kids that didn't stop drawing when they realized their drawings were bad.

I also can't stand the question, "What program/paper/pencil did you use?" Because that isn't the real question being asked. The real question behind that one is, "What is the magical thing that will make me better?"

Simander's tutorial should be mandatory reading for beginners, especially that first section.

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#73 Post by Tempus » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:59 am

I'm in full agreement. I particularly like the idea of keeping your really old beginning stuff. I still have some of mine and now and then have a look at it and compare current work to it. A lot of my old music just sounds like random consonant notes thrown together :D This actually reminds me of an article by Still Eating Oranges.

Another thing is that whether someone is an artist, musician, or whatever, they need to enjoy the process of creation as well or at least find it interesting or fulfilling. There's nothing wrong with trying to make it more efficient, but someone won't get far if they resent the process.
LateWhiteRabbit wrote:I also can't stand the question, "What program/paper/pencil did you use?" Because that isn't the real question being asked. The real question behind that one is, "What is the magical thing that will make me better?"
Aye, aye. The ol' magic diet pill :D What do you mean I have to exercise and eat right?! I just tell people what *can* be used for art / music and follow up with "but the principles are the same regardless of the program / medium."
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#74 Post by truefaiterman » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:04 pm

I took a quick look at the list and I haven't seen this, I'm sorry if I missed it.

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#75 Post by Starshine » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:39 pm

Rins_Japan wrote:I recommend http://www.proko.com/videos/ to learn drawing fundamentals. I had trouble drawing heads from different views, but his videos taught me simple ways to do this.
That site is amazing... thanks for the link.
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