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    this thread is dedicated to any sort of art references, resources and inspirations. if you have any reference sites you wanna show anyone, just post 'em and i'll add'em to the main post.
    most of the ones here are ones i grabbed from tumblr

    Anatomy
    http://www.scott-eaton.com/category/bodies-in-motion
    http://fucktonofanatomyreferences.tumblr.com/
    http://human-proportions.tumblr.com/
    http://www.characterdesigns.com/index.php?sitepage=photosets
    http://www.mmafighting.com/photos
    http://artists.pixelovely.com/practi...igure-drawing/

    Color Theory Help
    http://colorschemedesigner.com/
    http://www.colourpod.com/

    Resources (ranging from anatomy to clothes to style to color. most of the blogs are multi resources)
    http://artist-advice.tumblr.com/
    http://artsycrapfromsai.tumblr.com/tagged/reference/
    http://artist-help.tumblr.com/
    http://artist-refs.tumblr.com/
    http://helpyoudraw.tumblr.com/
    http://illustrationage.com/2013/04/0...ion-downloads/
    http://www.fineart.sk/photo-referenc...-andrew-loomis
    http://www.youtube.com/user/ProkoTV
    http://ctrlpaint.com/
    http://idk-how-to-art.tumblr.com/
    http://art-and-sterf.tumblr.com/
    http://artistresources.tumblr.com/

    Concept Art
    http://fuckyeahdisneyconcept.tumblr.com/
    http://animationart.tumblr.com/
    http://theanimationarchive.com/
    http://animationtidbits.tumblr.com/
    http://wannabeanimator.tumblr.com/

    Landscape Reference
    http://www.wg3too.net/Scenic/

    Brushes
    http://www.pandemoniumart.net/brushes/

    Character Design Practice

    http://characterwell.blogspot.com/

    Misc photo reference

    http://www.pbase.com/

    Inspirations
    http://paperseverywhere.tumblr.com/
    http://chrisbattleart.tumblr.com/
    http://miraongchua.tumblr.com/
    http://rennerei.tumblr.com/
    http://e1nspiration.tumblr.com/
    http://anthonyholden.tumblr.com/
    http://rufftoon.tumblr.com/
    http://bergzerk.tumblr.com/
    http://luzerna.tumblr.com/tagged/art
    http://tragedyseries.tumblr.com/
    http://karlkwasny.tumblr.com/
    http://anakotowicz.tumblr.com/
    http://mintyfizz.tumblr.com/tagged/drawins/
    http://blog.mcbess.com/
    http://piratealliance.tumblr.com/
    http://theanimationarchive.com/
    http://shonenmint.tumblr.com/tagged/m-berg-art
    http://natazilla.tumblr.com/
    http://pollyguo.tumblr.com/
    http://gingerhaze.tumblr.com/
    http://crobdan.tumblr.com/
    http://ctrlpaint.com/
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    Fantastic topic. I'm happy that there's topics where people look into drawing more with reference and realistic proportions to bend to their own style.

    Anatomy refernece
    http://www.characterdesigns.com/index.php?sitepage=photosets
    http://www.mmafighting.com/photos
    http://artists.pixelovely.com/practi...igure-drawing/
    Color Theory Help
    http://colorschemedesigner.com/


    Landscape Reference
    http://www.wg3too.net/Scenic/

    Brushes
    http://www.pandemoniumart.net/brushes/





    Here's Andrew Loomis Drawing the Figure For All It's Worth
    http://www.fineart.sk/photo-references/andrew-loomis-anatomy-books/figure-drawing-all-its-worth-andrew-loomis

    Character Design Practice
    http://characterwell.blogspot.com/

    Misc photo reference
    http://www.pbase.com/

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    added all the links you gave me~ thanks! i hope this thread can become helpful for everyone

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    Some extremely basic color theory
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    For those who want to pursue art as a career, whether it be animation, illustration, sculpture, etc.... You need to learn the business aspect of it, and decide your short and long term goals. Do you want to end up doing freelance? Open a school? Create tv shows, cartoons, movies?

    Dan LuVisi talks about how he turned his I.P ' Last Man Standing ' into a graphic novel, art book, and soon to be a feature film.
    Part 1
    http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/2014...-own-boss.html
    Part 2
    http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/2014...ur-own-ip.html

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    http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitle...=cs2_downloads

    Ive been meaning to post this but if you need some software for ... anything, here's adobe CS2 for free (once you log in). it includes photoshop, illustrator, and aftereffects

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    Dear artistes,

    Where do you get cheap stretched canvases online?

    I'm making this project except with eight 11" x 14" canvases, but my canadian suffering has led to prices of about $30+ for the eight, even in value packs.

    Also, anyone have any experience with Command Picture Hanging Strips? I want to save money and get the small ones, but I dunno if they'll support a 11" x 16" canvas. I know they're cheap already but I've already used about.. $23 for the map, paint, and brushes, and I still have to buy mod podge, the canvases, and the command strips.
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    I usually get them from blick, but idk if they'll ship to Canada... You can get the most inexpensive canvas (studio canvas) 11x14 from here for 3.84 each, which is about $24-32 before shipping costs (if you get it shipped). I've worked at 3 different art companies for about 3.5 years and $3.84 is going to your best value unless you either 1. Stake out Craigslist or yard sales and pray to god someone has 8 canvases the same size they desperately need to get rid of, or 2. Forgo canvas all together and do your art on something non traditional like found wood panels or maybe cardboard.


    as for the command strips: it depends on the canvas. If you get a small thin canvas, it could be fine, but if you're looking at museum depth canvases, it probably won't work at all. I recommend clear thumbtacks or even small nails.

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    For shits and giggles I looked on eBay and found artist's loft http://m.ebay.com/itm/181369909345?nav=SEARCH which is a brand they sell at micheal's. unless micheal's is having a sale, I doubt you'll really find much lower than this. I use this brand in many of my painting commissions and its good with acrylics and stuff but like the blick studio brand, this is as low-quality-and-still-functional as it comes usually.

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    What I would do when utrecht and dickblick was a bit out of my budget, was go to a bunch of thrift stores and buy the abandoned paintings that didn't have much texture on them. I would then do 2 coats of acrylic spraypaint(usually white or gray). At the times when the thrift stores in my area were still open, I never spent more than $1-2 per canvas. But alas they both closed down, and the only remaining thrift store is a goodwill that doesn't sell paintings yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taBills View Post
    I usually get them from blick, but idk if they'll ship to Canada... You can get the most inexpensive canvas (studio canvas) 11x14 from here for 3.84 each, which is about $24-32 before shipping costs (if you get it shipped). I've worked at 3 different art companies for about 3.5 years and $3.84 is going to your best value unless you either 1. Stake out Craigslist or yard sales and pray to god someone has 8 canvases the same size they desperately need to get rid of, or 2. Forgo canvas all together and do your art on something non traditional like found wood panels or maybe cardboard.


    as for the command strips: it depends on the canvas. If you get a small thin canvas, it could be fine, but if you're looking at museum depth canvases, it probably won't work at all. I recommend clear thumbtacks or even small nails.

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    For shits and giggles I looked on eBay and found artist's loft http://m.ebay.com/itm/181369909345?nav=SEARCH which is a brand they sell at micheal's. unless micheal's is having a sale, I doubt you'll really find much lower than this. I use this brand in many of my painting commissions and its good with acrylics and stuff but like the blick studio brand, this is as low-quality-and-still-functional as it comes usually.
    Bahaha I actually bought that exact pack! Micheal's had a 50% coupon for regular priced items, I was just coming back to post that I got the pack of 7 for about $12.50 canadian (plus tax -_- ) and then for the eighth one, they had a sale for 60% some canvases, and luckily the 14"x11" was included, at about $3something with the discount. In all, I spent around 18 bucks for the 8 canvases.

    I completed the project today, in all it cost me about $50 since I didn't have ANY art supplies, so that included a meter stick, paint, paintbrushes, and mod podge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DartG View Post
    What I would do when utrecht and dickblick was a bit out of my budget, was go to a bunch of thrift stores and buy the abandoned paintings that didn't have much texture on them. I would then do 2 coats of acrylic spraypaint(usually white or gray). At the times when the thrift stores in my area were still open, I never spent more than $1-2 per canvas. But alas they both closed down, and the only remaining thrift store is a goodwill that doesn't sell paintings yet.
    I totally considered that option as well, but when you need eight of the same size canvas, I got a little impatient and just got the new ones :) will consider for the future, thanks!
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    Aspiring game developers, listen to Dan Fessler's words.

    http://danfessler.com/blog/hd-index-...g-in-photoshop
    http://danfessler.com/blog/thoughts-...ular-animation

    The 2nd article about modular animation is really interesting. I didn't realize that Vanillaware's animation was soo simple yet has such amazing results. Muramasa and Odin Sphere are two of my favorite games and had no idea they animated them via modular splines.

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    A website that was given to me, to help with poses and models.

    Design Doll 3-D Model: http://terawell.net/terawell/ Free download for a simple, poseable 3-D model to use for pose references.
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