Artist Resources

Along with makeup and cooking, another one of my passions is drawing.  Once upon a time I wanted to be an artist but that didn’t work out too well in the long run.  Drawing is pretty much just a hobby for me but I love it nonetheless.

Here is a list of my favorite resources online.

Posemaniacs is an awesome resource!  It has a ton of poses, both male and female – sitting, standing, running, etc…

DeviantArt

DeviantArt is a place where you can upload your own artwork, view and favorite others’ art…those sort of things.  They do have a great resource selection of tutorials, Photoshop and other program resources, traditional media tutorials, stock images, the list goes on and on.  I have been on this site for about 8 years and now the resource section is almost all I use.

Creating an account is optional, of course, but having one allows you to keep track of art you like.

 

CG Cookie

This is a site I discovered very recently.

CG Cookie is a network of sites similar to DeviantArt, but is more focused on education.  From what I have read, CG Cookie was all about digital art but now has several other parts which offer other tutorials, resources, etc…

I personally like Tim Von Rueder’s work.  He runs part of CGCookie’s site Concept Cookie and also has a deviantart account.

 

Tumblr

Tumblr actually has a good amount of resources that aren’t just reblogged from other sites.  Here are my favorites.

http://drawingtutorials.tumblr.com/

http://referencesforartists.tumblr.com

Probably need to do a bit of digging on this one.

http://artutorials.tumblr.com/

http://referensu.tumblr.com/

 

Pixiv is a good place for art and some references, but it’s mostly in Japanese.

Manga University has some decent anime/manga tutorials.

 

Also, if you’re into digital artwork or you like drawing with a pen and tablet on the computer, I highly recommend checking out Paint Tool SAI.  It is amazing.  It responds to pressure like 1000x better than photoshop LOL

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