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The Art Tutorials Thread

Postby Hiroko » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:25 pm

Hey, welcome to the Art Tutorials thread. Here users can compile together a list of tutorials, references, resources, and whatever else to help each other out as fellow artists.

For archiving's sake, here is the old thread to look through, if you'd like. It's a bit cluttered and a few things are out-of-date, but there is still a wealth of useful information to be found in there. [Link]
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Re: The Art Tutorials Thread

Postby Grieffon » Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:20 pm

Gesture and Anatomy tutorials:
- Proko's gesture drawing series (video): Basics on gesture drawing.
- Figure drawing for all its worth by Andrew Loomis (free e-book): standard for learning anatomy
- Tutorial on foreshortening (video)

Pose resources:
- Pixelovely: Human model, clothed and nude
- PoseManiacs: 3D human model with muscle shown.
- SenshiStock: clothed female model (required dA account).

Digital art:
- Ctrlpaint: Probably the best place to start with digital painting, and it even has some videos on basic traditional drawing and art fundamentals if you are completely new to art.
- Common digital painting mistakes: Very helpful tips for beginning digital artists.
- Speedpainting tutorial: a walkthrough for the process of making a speedpaint.
- Carapace: Very helpful tool to quickly create perspective grids.

And since I know some here like to draw ponies:
- EqD's tutorial codex: Massive number of resources on art basics and pony-related guides.

Should I post resources that are not free? I know some good books.
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Re: The Art Tutorials Thread

Postby Hiroko » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:48 pm

I think that's fine, at least to leave it as an option for those who do have the money to go and buy them and all.
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Re: The Art Tutorials Thread

Postby Bad Dragon » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:56 pm

I have a HUGE collection of references and tutorials from deviantart to share with you guys! :) Might not post them all right now since I'm limited on time at the moment.

Anatomy:
Semi-Realistic Eyes
Semi-Realistic Eyes 2
Semi-Realistic Eye 3
Hand Tutorial
Mini-Hand Tutorial
Chibi

Animals:
Bird Wings

Landscape:
Underwater Tutorial
Traditional Tree (Can be applied to Digital Though)
Drawing Cities Tips

Other:
Establishing Mood /w Color
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Re: The Art Tutorials Thread

Postby Blood Lord » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:57 pm

Also, don't be afraid to launch your own tutorial on something. Maybe you found a cool, interesting way to make hand gestures easier while practicing, or head designs, or maybe you just spent a month long study on perspectives and want to share what you know.

This thread is all about helping each other and improving. If you are working on your drawing and found something difficult, unsure how to draw something, or seeking improvement, totally come in and make a request!
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Re: The Art Tutorials Thread

Postby Laudine » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:59 pm

Here are digital painting tutorials made by my favourite artist :)
Unfortunately she disappeared from internet quite a while ago, so her tutorials are scattered in various locations.

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Re: The Art Tutorials Thread

Postby ari-6 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:07 am

She's not the only one who disappeared. Welcome back by the way.
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Re: The Art Tutorials Thread

Postby Laudine » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:57 pm

ari-6 wrote:She's not the only one who disappeared. Welcome back by the way.

Hah xD Thank you Ari! It's good to be back. Life was crazy but hopefully I can post more now, or at least go back lurking :p

By the way, I can't believe I didn't think to put this before:
http://artcamp.com/
It is a 12 weeks online course held by the artist Noah Bradley. It tackled the basics and foundations of art; composition, colour, figures, etc. I joined it last year and it really changed my perspective on art. Just thought someone might be interested.
The videos are not free, but the first week video is free and can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQfF-P70V2Q
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Re: The Art Tutorials Thread

Postby Grieffon » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:45 pm

Those courses are more than I can afford, plus they won't start until next May. That first video is already plenty though. Now I just need to find painting of old famous artist. Which I don't know anyone.

Can someone help me with a list of great artists from the past? Landscape would be best, I probably won't touch portraits yet.
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Re: The Art Tutorials Thread

Postby Blood Lord » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:24 pm

Do you have a particular era you want to look at? Because I'm thinking of someone like Da Vinci.

If you want more modern ones, there is that white guy with a fro who did waterpaint backgrounds, I think he use to be on PBS or something.
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Re: The Art Tutorials Thread

Postby Grieffon » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:32 pm

Thanks for reminding me about Bob Ross. I have enough landscape artists for now; what I need is some good fantasy/scifi artists, and there was hardly any until modern days. If you already know some particularly good artist on those, even a good deviantart account, please recommend me. No need to look up new ones you haven't known though, leave the googling to me.
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Re: The Art Tutorials Thread

Postby ari-6 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:58 am

You can try this guy for now. I don't have much to offer on that subject since my friend was the digital painter of the group.
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