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Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:56 am

This guys is for learning how to draw. If you are wondering how to draw hands, eyes, people... whatever, THIS is the topic to ask in. This is also a place for tutorials, so if you know of any good ones please post it in a comment and I'll add it to the directory!

But keep in mind that if you're trying to find a way around being told "you need to practice a LOT"... you're probably not going to find it. ^_^


Beginner Tutorials
>> Polykarbon:Everything you ever needed to know about drawing anime.
>> Potrait-artist.org, good realistic drawing tips!
>> Junglestudio: Good anthro drawing techniques, "layer" method CG tutorials and also some good advice.
>> Neondragon: Some great tips for drawing human anatomy, as well as dragons and various kinds of wings. Also CG and maker technique tutorials.
>> "CG" techniques for MS Paint
>> Flux's awesome wireframe drawing primer
>> Well of Souls: Cell Shading and Pattern techinques, Layer method (I thought I lost this! hooray!)
>>A great quick tutorial for drawing the human ear!
>>Some slick primers on perspective, p.o.v. and framing
Crysa's Anime Facial Features tutorial

Intermediate to Advanced Tutorials

>> Comic colourists Unite!
>> Colour Theory
>> A myriad of photoshop effect tuorials
>> A great advanced photoshop painting tutorial.
>> Spikecomix's CG "Smooth Lineless" tutorial
>> Spikecomix's Marker Techniques tutorial
>> Spikecomix's Inking Tutorial
>> A basic cut & fill colouring method tutorial
>> A more advanced cut & Fill colouring method tutorial.Some other nice tutorials from pensnpixels.com
>> Ohnai's lineart clean-up tutorial
>> Nashya's Quick Flatting Technique
>> Cooper's very professional start-to-finish Comic tutorial
>> Socar's Digital Clouds tutorial
"Sea of Lights" and tutorials by *aiRaGe.[DeviantArt link]
Tutorial links:[link, link]
Itch Studios - and Advanced view of the Basics
Smellybug's sculpture tutorial
Novalon's Hair Colouring tutorial (note:I personally find this tutorial a bit disorganized and hard to follow, but who am I to judge? Good luck.)

"Videos of people drawing"
Hawk of Applegeeks:
Traditional Inking
Coloring with his fancy-pants tablet

Obsidian of Commissioned:
Drawing/colouring/inking, traditional methods

Art Resources
>> Blambot comic book fonts
>> Index of world alphabets, super cool!
>> Loomis 'how to draw' Art Books - FULL downloads!!

"Edit by Dave" I just changed the title. I want TONS of tutorials here guys, tips, tricks everything post post post.
Last edited by Spike on Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:22 am, edited 15 times in total.

Sat Jun 04, 2005 11:29 pm

I think the wireframe tutorial by "that loser" should be stuck here.


Sun Jun 05, 2005 9:50 am

Thanks, I needed this.

Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:31 pm

Yoshimoto wrote:I think the wireframe tutorial by "that loser" should be stuck here.

You mean Flux?

Anyway, congrats on becoming mod, spike, even though it wasn't really a big suprise to me. I figured you were next in line to become one of us.


Sun Jun 05, 2005 6:21 pm

Here is a good site for Photoshop and Gimpshot tutorials


Largest collection of Photoshop tutorials I have found

Sun Jun 05, 2005 9:48 pm

Yoshimoto wrote:I think the wireframe tutorial by "that loser" should be stuck here.

I'd need "that link" to add it ;) But sure.

Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:53 am

cool, I could use some of these

Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:14 am


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YOU don't need drawing tutorials anymore :P

Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:32 pm

Dutch, are you eating a banana or something??? Whatever, your avvy scares me now XD

Added after 2 hours 19 minutes:

My tutorial page was broken, apparently, so I fixed it (but not the menu system, which is still weird in Firefox, DON'T bug me unless you know how to fix it).

Anyway, on that page are my Smooth Lineless Colouring Technique tutorial and also my Marker Colouring tutorial.

Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:14 am

some links I thought I might contribute

http://www.portrait-artist.org/ - good for drawing faces etc.

http://fern.junglestudio.com/how.html - very good site if you want to learn how to draw anthro/furry art, tells you about copyright etc. as well, not to mention some good photoshop tutorials in digital art and how to colour art etc. (this is where I go for my tutorials)

http://www.neondragonart.com - this is a good site on how to draw dragons and other mythical creatures, not to mention some photoshop tutorials, and things like inking pics and other items of interest.

Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:51 pm

Wow just what i needed... thanks

Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:58 pm

God no! I can only imagine what you're gonna draw with this info!

Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:00 am

I can never draw with all the circle stuff it gives... I just freestyle on the body and heads...

Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:16 am

An underdrawing (circles and stuff) really really helps when you get into more complicated compositions and perspectives and poses. So it's a good habit to get into, even if you have to force it.

Welcome to the forum, Esitom :)


Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:24 am

I've tried the circle before and my drawings just turned out worse... I have book to help me but it just helped me get eyes down a bit better...

Also, Thank you.

Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:27 am

I know it's hard at first, but trust me... you will need it ;) Otherwise you'll plateau and just get to a point where your art is seldom progressing. If you're used to drawing straight-line, it *does* take awhile for your brain to get used to seeing things in terms of shapes instead of a silhouette of lines. So don't be discouraged. Everything takes practice.

Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:30 am

Spike's right. I'm forcing myself to use a wireframe and is so very much easier when doing more dynamic poses. Now if my skills could only get better :/


Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:08 pm

I can draw faces well, I've even able to draw them almost the same as I've drew them before... The upper body I've gotten better with.. But the lower body I can't draw well... I draw free hand.. I just keep erasing what I don't like untill it gets the way I like it...

Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:22 pm

Im sure many artists feel they are restricted in there works do to lack of high quality equipment.

Well shut the fuck up: DO IT!

Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:45 am

Lol.. mspaint ftw. :P also you can get a very functional copy of Open Canvas for free.

Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:19 am

Well, TECHNICALLY you can get anything for free.

I have Photoshop 7.0, Flash MX studio 2004, Paint sho Pro 9, Open Canvas, Corel Painter, and ....even...omz MSpaint,


*ahem* all legitimatly acquired of course....

Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:48 am

I've all that but Corel Painter. I downloaded Paint, the rest were legit :P

Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:36 pm

I just posted a really quick tutorial in my art thread of it helps anyone :P awesome. If not..hmmm awesome?

Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:26 am

Hey those are good i kind'a need them so.....

Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:48 am

HE HE cool avatar 2d
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