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Art Tutorials/Books/etc.

Discussion in 'Art and Graphic Designs' started by morbent, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. morbent

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    -=ART TUTORIALS/BOOKS/ETC.=-

    This is a list of great tutorials/youtube channels/books/interview that will most likely help you in your quest of becoming a better artist. This list we'll be updated from time to time. Stay put! More are to come!

    -=Art tutorials=-

    Free Video Library
    Sycra
    markcrilley
    Chris Oatley
    Draw a Box: An exercise based approach to learning the fundamentals of drawing
    Kienan Lafferty
    Will Terrell
    Noah Bradley

    -=Animation=-
    Draw with Jazza
    AlanBeckerTutorials

    -=Anatomy=-
    Proko
    Gesture Drawing Tools for Artists

    -=Youtube channels=-

    -=Artistic forums/communities=-
    Sycra Forum
    CAS - A place for artists to improve!

    -=Reading mather to consider=-
    Bames' Anatomy
    Masters of Anatomy
    Color and Light by James Gurney
    ImagineFX magazine | Creative Bloq

    A few notes about the 3 books, since these cost a lot of cash here - it's not totally worth it for the so far listed books. For example, with Bames' anatomy there are many great things in it that you just HAVE to know like skeletal structure, muscles, etc. but most of the pages are useless and filled with unimportant to art text. Masters of Anatomy? Probably not worth the price but exploring many styles can really help in understanding anatomy and establishing your own style. Hopefully I'll get my hands on it someday. Color and Light is probably the best pick out of these but don't go for it unless you're quite good at fundamentals. It's for artists who know more about color and just want to further explore stuff (I got it too soon I suppose).

    -=Interviews=-
    -insert link here-

    -=This thread is still under construction.=-
     
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  2. Sin'dorei300

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    Very nice of you!
    All these are helpful for many of us! :)
     
  3. Heinvers

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    This will be very useful indeed:)
     
  4. Mad

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    Hey nice list :D
    I got some links you could add;

    Daarken's tutorial page:
    http://enliighten.com/

    Pixelovely for some good references for practice:
    http://artists.pixelovely.com/

    Will Terrell is another good artist on youtube (he draws in a more cartoony style, but there is still much you can learn even if you're into more realistic art):
    https://www.youtube.com/user/willterrell2001

    lastly, I'd like to mention ImagineFX which is a superb, monthly magazine. It is mainly sold in UK, but I found it in bookstores / newsagents in USA and Sweden. It comes quite pricey outside UK, but it is definitely worth the money in my opinion:
    http://beta.imaginefx.com/
     
  5. morbent

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    Very good Mad! Thanks for those. If anyone else has more, just write a message here and I'll quote it in the main post.
     
  6. Gnoll Overlord

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    Very nice. Hope there will be added more to tis list, will be useful. Also I got two links for the list

    https://www.youtube.com/user/DrawWithJazza Good drawing tutorials, also some tutorials for animating in Flash and Art in Photoshop

    http://ctrlpaint.com/ Excellent tutorials and tips for Photoshop and general drawing.
     
  7. morbent

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  8. Sin'dorei300

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    Stickied cuz of usefulness. :)
     
  9. Mad

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    Cheers :>
     
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  12. morbent

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    O. Yea, true. Sorry I wasn't home for more than a week, with no Internet :X I guess I forgot to put that in...
     
  13. Hemske

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    Another artist I'd like to recommend is Chris Oatley. He does not have a lot of videos, he have some though.

    He is mainly doing podcasts/artcasts and they are more about how to approach art, interviews with other artists in the business, the industry of visual development/illustration/freelancing/concept art, time management etc. So maybe not as much as can help you skill-wise (still a lot of great tips every now and then that DO help a lot) but he is really fun and super-interesting to listen to. And you do get a lot of insight into the industry about how it works.

    (Seeing as Matt Kohr is already mentioned here Chris actually interviews him in some episode)

    Now, that's probably the most interesting to anyone looking to get into the professional side of art, but for any artist I can not recommend him enough.

    The podcasts range from anywhere between like 40 min-2 hours, most are around 40-60 minutes though.

    Link to one of his casts, with Noah Bradley, really interesting

    Link to his podcasts

    Andrew Loomis' books are absolutely great, I think you can find them anywhere basically. Anyone interested in art should go through those books.

    ImagineFX also has like a lot of different like, tutorialbooks, and they are all great, especially the anatomy ones. http://beta.imaginefx.com/shop
    If you go there and just scroll down you'll find some of their special issues, there are more though, but you'll have to google for them yourself, I don't know their exact name. One for manga, one for fantasy art, one for monster/sci-fi I think.
     
  14. morbent

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    http://conceptartsessions.com/ CAS is pretty cool. The themes are very weird at times, but you can reroll . Still growing. I've gotten the chance to talk to some pro working-in-the-industry artists there, in the Google Hangouts they host every day :cgrin:
     
  15. Idaero Ace

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    link not work
     
  16. Mad

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  17. Hemske

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    I've never heard about that one, awesome!
     
  18. morbent

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    Thanks Mad, I replaced the link. Should be working now.
     
  19. morbent

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    Hey, nobody found any good tutorials :cgrin:?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haa7n3UGyDc I'd like to add Alan Becker's tutorials on the Principles of Animation. Understanding 2d animation is important for static images as well.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjxPOyTaS0Q Carbot. While his tutorials aren't the best and aren't even on a separate channel I find him to explain things simply and make them easy to memorize.

    edit: I wasn't sure if this counts as Necro posting? Does it? Eh, I don't care. Worth the infraciton :cgrin:
     
  20. GunSlinger

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