Ho ho ho I bring you early presents this year, my resources library updated with links to downloads.
But first a brief update, as you might have noticed I've been posting a lot, if not commissioned covers, then personal works or speed paintings for the Daily Spitpaint
group on FB.
For the time being, I'll be working more on personal projects along the lines of my recent painting Ritual.
I don't necessarily think that my style is going to change drastically, however I know it's slowly evolving in a different direction to my commercial pieces. Where is all of this going to take me? No idea, but I'm having a lot of fun on my way there - something that can be easily neglected when making art becomes a job.
This has been a good year for me, I've been way more productive than other years and I'm getting more stable as freelancer (it's true what they say, it can take from 2 to 5 years to become established). I've been in a sowing period for a year and half, so to speak, mostly learning, compiling information and nurturing skills that go beyond the technicalities of producing art pieces. I think of it as my personal bootcamp, and while determination and discipline are essential, I've benefited a great deal from the art community online. Hopefully these resources will be as helpful to you, as they have been to me.
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Brushes:Blur's good brush 4.0 by Xueguo YangBlur's good brush 4.5 by Xueguo YangBlur's good brush 5.1 by Xueguo YangBlur's good brush 6.0 by Xueguo YangBarontieri (Thierry Doizon)SakimichanTexture Brushes by AlectorfencerDan LuvisiFeohriaFur brushesMar-ka (Margarita Sheshukova)Algenpfleger (Johannes Voß) Hannes' BrushesPencil by Jan Ditlev ChristensenFineArtsBrushes by Jan Ditlev ChristensenKekai KotakiMarc BrunetMathias Verhasselt 1 Mathias Verhasselt 2 Lin RanTuomas KorpiShaddy SafadiGoro FujitaSergey KolesovDavid LundmarkIgor-Alban ChevalierBengalCptObvious (Maciej Kuciara)CptObvious (Maciej Kuciara)Cicinimo (Jaime Jones)Levente PeterffyAlex RuizSplatter brushpackGrungy WatercolorReid SouthenTanathe's Lazy Brush SetBooks:Anatomy:
Loomis - Drawing the Head and Hands.
Bridgman - Constructive Anatomy.
Bridgman - The Human Machine.
Burne Hogarth - Drawing Dynamic Hands.
Burne Hogarth - Dynamic Figure Drawing.
Hart - Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy.
Michael Hampton - Figure Drawing - Design and InventionComposition:
Crane - Line and Form.
Arthur Wesley Dow - Composition.
Pictorial Composition and the Critical Judgment of PicturesDrawing and Painting:
Kimon Nicolaides - The Natural Way to Draw.
David Lewis - Pencil Drawing Techniques.
Loomis - Figure Drawing For All It's Worth.
Loomis - Successful Drawing.
Loomis - Creative Illustration.
Loomis - Eye of the Painter.
Richard Schmid - Alla Prima.Perspective:
Storey - The Theory and Practice of Perspective.
D'Amelio - Perspective Drawing Handbook .
Longfellow - Applied Perspective.
Miller - The Essentials of Perspective.
Norling - Perspective Made Easy.
And seriously, anything you can find by Andrew Loomis, sounds cliche, but he was the best teaching. My first art book, I got it around 14 years old and it was one of his books.Videos:Gnomon:
Which can be found here
along with many other great tutorials.
David Finch - Dynamic Figure Drawing. The Head.
David Finch - Dynamic Figure Drawing. Hands And Feet.
David Finch - Dynamic Figure Drawing. The Body.
Scott Robertson - vol.1 - Basic perspective form drawing.
Bob Kato - Drawing The Adult Male Head.
Color Theory Mechanics of Color.Youtube:CG MASTER ACADEMY FZD School of Design Proko Online Art AcademyShaddy Safadi ChannelStephen SilverHuman Anatomy EducationTitus LutnerAnthony JonesEspen SætervikDave RapozaNoah BradleyJames Gurney Livestream:Dan LuvisiDave Rapoza Serge BiraultMiles JohnstonWojtek FusAlex NegreaAnthony Jones (robotpencil)Jon NeimeisterSelenadaCharlie BowaterSuzanne HelmighTatiana VetrovaSidharth Chaturvedi
Mike CorrieroJana SchirmerBrent HollowellArtgermOther:
Glenn VilppuThe Art DepartmentSites:Muddycolors Lines and Colors Crimson DaggersCGSociety CGHUB The Round Tablet We and ColorLeewiART WIPNation Polycountconceptart.orgThe Art Order The Art of DaarkenChris Oatley
(Great articles and podcast)Paper Wings
(mag)James GurneyNoah Bradley
Check out my Tutorials here
Happy new year in advance, because I don't think I'm going to update this journal any time soon.