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Rules Billy 02/09/2016 (Tue) 02:57:08 [Preview] No. 1
1. Don't make me make more rules.
2. Keep shit posting to designated shitting threads.
3. Keep critique request in the critique sticky. Feel free to break rule #2 if someone doesn't.


Resources Anonymous 02/09/2016 (Tue) 19:13:29 [Preview] No. 6 del
Resources for Drawfags:

- Riven Phoenix [Not free, but cheap.]
http://www.alienthink.com/figure-drawing/
He is not the best artist in the world, hell, he isn't good by a long shot. If you are a total beginner however, this is the absolute easiest way to get into drawing and breach the form over shape barrier. Just take each lesson, and draw along as he draws. Do at-least 1 video per day. Don't slack off, if you do, you won't see gains.

- Draw a Box [Free]
http://drawabox.com/
You're going to find, as a beginner, that you probably suck with perspective and form. Here is some more hand-holding, and it is totally free.

- Andrew Loomis [Free]
http://www.alexhays.com/loomis/Andrew%20Loomis%20-%20Drawing%20the%20Head%20and%20Hands.pdf
For those of you who actually want to be worth a damn as an artist, get the human form down, this is one of Loomis's books. They're all worth their weight, but you can usually find them free with a quick Google search.

- Richard Williams (The Animator's Survival Guide)
https://gamemakerstuff.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/ebook-the-animators-survival-kit-by-richard-williams/
It wouldn't be a resource list without this staple. If you plan on animating, or even being an effective visual artist, give this at least one read.

- Krita [Free]
https://krita.org/
Probably the hands-down best digital painting tool out there. It's totally free.

- Dick Blick [A store.]
http://www.dickblick.com/
It's staffed by competent people and their prices are pretty OK. They are not the cheapest, but if you get a product not up to the expected standards, they will credit you no questions asked.

I will upload my ebook collection some-time of Loomis, Christopher Hart, ect.
Edited last time by billybat on 02/09/2016 (Tue) 19:23:15.


Anonymous 02/09/2016 (Tue) 19:28:11 [Preview] No. 7 del
Resources continued...

- Drawing Tutorials Online [Paywall]
http://drawingtutorialsonline.com/
You can learn everything you need too know for free, but it's a helluva lot easier with some professional critique. If you can afford $20 a month, this is probably one of the best $20 a month you can spend. Matt does feedback on Monday for submitted pieces, and there are a plethora of amazing video tutorials and live drawings here.

- Painting Tutorials Online [Paywall]
http://www.painting-tutorials-online.com/
This is an off-shoot of DTO, and cost ~$9.99 a month. There is some great info on here, but your money is better spent on Drawing Tutorials Online.

- Timed Poses [Free]
http://www.quickposes.com/gestures/timed
I know you slack off on this. Stop slacking off on this. You need to be doing at least 20 quickposes a night. I do one set of 20 a night, with two sets of full body a week, one set of hands, and one set of faces a week.

- Animation Exercises [List]
http://thirstyanimator.com/51-great-animation-exercises-to-master/
If you want to animate, you really should have completed every single thing on this list. I also think this is a really great way to test out a new recurring character that you plan to be using allot.
Edited last time by billybat on 02/13/2016 (Sat) 04:35:06.


Anonymous 02/10/2016 (Wed) 00:39:28 [Preview] No. 9 del
Preferred Oil Painting Palette

This is 100% personal preference, and has little resemblance with classical methods. It's something I stumbled upon, and found I liked quite well. This palette lends nicely to realism since the colors are very much subdued. I will edit with a color-wheel sample at some point.

Brand - Winsor & Newton Winton Oil Color
I love this brand, I've only picked up one 37ml tube where the oil was separated. It has a smooth texture, plays nicely with most mediums, IS CHEAP, and has wonderful coverage. I pay around $4-$8 per 37ml tube.

Note: Van Gogh is an option, but if you buy a large tube, be prepared to transfer it to another container (it bleeds like all hell). It also has poor coverage (less pigment) and about half the tubes I've opened had the oil separated. It's cheap though, it will get the job done.

As I stated above, I prefer to buy my paint from:
http://www.dickblick.com/products/winsor-and-newton-winton-oil-colors/

Palette:
Alizarin Crimson (37ml)
French Ultramarine (37 ml)
Cadmium Hue Pale Yellow (37 ml)
Titanium White (200 ml) Just get a big white, it will last forever. Ease up on the white use.
Burnt Umber (37 ml)
Soft Mixing White (37 ml) You will thank me for this when doing lightened transparencies.

The moment you get these colors in your hand, mix down a color wheel and compare it to a cadmium color wheel. The difference is stark, and it will make working with more realistic pieces much easier.

You will also save tons of money working with a simplified palette like this one, not to mention an increased knowledge of color theory.

If you are feeling rich and/or have an affinity for plein air painting. I fell in love with this Amish palette. My choice was the Expressionist Confidant. Poorfags like me can also just go with cheap COATED paper plates.
http://www.dickblick.com/products/new-wave-wooden-palettes/
Edited last time by billybat on 02/10/2016 (Wed) 00:57:14.


Anonymous 02/15/2016 (Mon) 21:00:51 [Preview] No. 16 del
Resources Continued...

Historical Oil Painting [Free]
http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications_resources/pdf_publications/pdf/historical_paintings.pdf
An interesting resource, it has lots of originals and close-ups of different popular works. There are also some passing references to early working materials. Not a complete study, but a nice stepping post towards a full study.

100 FREE Art Books [Free]
http://www.goldcoastartclasses.com/100-best-free-art-e-books.html
I've just started digging through this, and I will be saving the works as I suggest you do. There are many books listed here that I can attest are very good.

The Painter In Oil [Free]
http://www.storytellerartist.com/documents/Painter_in_Oil.pdf
Another great resources for oil painters.

Empty Easel [List]
http://emptyeasel.com/
This is a huge website of resources for the budding an experienced artist. Time is well spent here.

Art Show [List]
http://www.artshow.com/resources/drawing.html
Another great list of resources. Some links don't seem to be working, but the ones that do provide solid advice.
Edited last time by billybat on 02/16/2016 (Tue) 17:10:17.


Anonymous 02/16/2016 (Tue) 17:11:51 [Preview] No. 29 del
Great YouTube Channels:

https://www.youtube.com/user/FZDSCHOOL
I fucking love this channel. The FZD school produces quality artists, but this channel is not for advertising the school. Rather, the owner himself is often providing amazing advice and answering questions. You should definitely be spending some time here.

https://www.youtube.com/user/DrawMixPaint
Alright, so be careful with this guy. He definitely has an agenda to push his products and method. I don't agree with his method at all, as it is basically tracing and voids the student of understanding form. His color theory though is right on, and I fell in love with his palette color choice. Although I prefer Flake White over Titanium White.
Edited last time by billybat on 02/16/2016 (Tue) 17:16:25.



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