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dimespin:

I was thinking about how neat beetle wings are and how vulnerable Melliferian’s wings are, and thought hey, why not have them fold like beetle wings do?

dimespin:

I was thinking about how neat beetle wings are and how vulnerable Melliferian’s wings are, and thought hey, why not have them fold like beetle wings do?

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ghost-fish:

doctorscience:

loracora:

My favorite stock artists on deviantArt, for my own reference, but also in case anyone wants some pretty sweet stock images (though most of these people are fairly well-known).

  • ahrum-stock has the most insane poses. Seriously HQ dude.
  • mjranum-stock has an incredible range of poses, costumes, models, lighting, and angles. Also verrryyyy HQ.
  • senshistock has so many stock photos available it blows my mind. Not many different setups, but she always has unique poses and props.
  • fairiegoodmother I just think the female model is really pretty.
  • yellow-stock more pretty ladies, I’m sensing a pattern.
  • felixdeon this dude has some of the weirdest gay fetish stock ever (that’s not true) but he also has an extensive gallery of male nude stock photos which is pretty hard to come by (heh heh come by).

Probably will add to this later as I rediscover photos. Enjoy if anyone is so inclined.

this is very useful

i’ll need these one day, especially that guy in the middle, I love that pose

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...: Creases and folds on clothes

rockets:

Again please excuse my rough drawings ;;; here is a quick and basic explanation!

While I believe everyone has their own methods to drawing creases and folds, here is one I usually follow. I don’t concentrate on details much but I focus on the general shapes of the folds- we…

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wulfsaga:

A treasure from /ic/

i’ll write this down here so i didnt forget…

Collaborative drawing tools :
http://py-bot.com/apps/flockmod.swf
http://colorillo.com/
http://www.iscribble.net/draw.html
http://www.manga-youkai.com/pchat
http://artgrounds.com/sketcher.do?action=applet&room=0
http://w5.oroti.net/~ruhh/scratchpad/index.html

Small art-related forums (or something, anyway that’s how I classify them) :
http://www.apedogs.com/index.php
http://satellitesoda.com/phpBB3/index.php
http://wecookart.com/forum/portal.php
http://forums.sijun.com/

Video game-oriented art forums :
http://www.game-artist.net/forums/
http://www.gameartisans.org/forums/index.php
http://boards.polycount.net/
http://www.characterdesigns.com/forum

Animation forums :
They seem pretty slow and serious, so huh, don’t shit them up. Peter Cheung posts in the first one, Don Bluth obviously in thesecond.
http://www.pelleas.net/forum/index.php
Interesting thread on “Japanese animation theory” : http://www.pelleas.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=238
http://donbluthanimation.com/forum/index.php
http://www.animationforum.net/forum/

A monthly animation contest, the winner is reviewed by a professional from a high-profile company. The review is always interesting, the best entries great, and the notation pretty harsh (that often surprises me, it’s not dA is the least you can say).
http://www.11secondclub.com/

Cinema screencaps (for reference) :
http://framefilter.blogspot.com/
http://www.leavemethewhite.com/index2.html
http://miseenscene101.blogspot.com/
http://www.doctormacro.com/Galleries.htm
http://www.hitchcockwiki.com/wiki/1000_Frames_of_Hitchcock
http://cinemasquid.com/blu-ray/movies/screenshots

An art tutorial wiki
http://artwiki.wikidot.com/

Overview on art basics
http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm

Free online art books
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=131116

Select summaries of The Frank Reilly School of Art by Doug Higgins
http://www.dhfa.net/Artiststatement2.html

Charles Hu Figure Drawing Lecture
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=120175

Color Theory
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=17837

Composition
http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=3275&amp

Drawing the head by Ron Lemen
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=84105

Color Zones of the face
http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2008/05/color-zones-of-face.html

Temple of the Seven Golden Camels, a good blog site
http://sevencamels.blogspot.com/

Light and color
http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/light.htm
http://www.huevaluechroma.com/index.php

worthwhile books/resources sorted and ranked
http://www.icrit.org/resources.html

A guide to inking
http://www.tomrichmond.com/blog/2006/08/21/inking-tutorial-part-i/

Art books:
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b17efd65ab9baffcab1eab3e9fa335ca39e8887af6d865e3

Art podcasts :
http://drawntoday.blogspot.com/
http://www.wippodcast.com/
http://visualartistpodcastnetwork.com/

Animation podcasts :
http://www.speakingofanimation.com/
http://reanimators.net/
http://www.animationconversation.com/
http://animationpodcast.com/
http://animationstation.libsyn.com/
http://splinedoctors.com/
http://tooninanimation.net/wordpress/?cat=7
http://www.awn.com/blogs/ffaf

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...: Costumes: the Wearable Dialog

dresdencodak:

I mentioned before some of my favorite character designs in the world of comics and have been meaning to tackle this subject again. I came to realize, however, that “character design” is itself a fairly massive subject, and that it would be best to break the topic…