1. Golgothassterror: art post





    I just went back through over 900 liked posts and dug out all the art tutorials so i can keep track of them. I guess this might be helpful to some of you guys, so here you go.

    Here we go then!


    Alchemy - this is a really fun program. You play around making abstract shapes until you start to see something in them, kind of like a Rorschach test. Then you use the shapes as a base to draw it from.
    MyPaint - a pretty decent painting program that also has the benefit of working on Unix systems.
    openCanvas 1.1 - I haven’t used openCanvas in years but it was a nice program with a pretty unique feel to it.
    ArtRage - Only used this a couple of times donkey’s years ago just before I got oC, but I’ve heard good things about it.
    The GIMP - In a similar vein to Photoshop, but free. I couldn’t get on with it when I tried it out a few years ago, but it’s pretty popular and is available on Unix systems and Macs.

    Sketchbook copic: a bit different program


    Photoshop - Standard painting fare. Probably the most flexible program (particularly the latest versions) but not designed to act in a “natural” way. If you’ve used it for painting versus something like Painter you know what I mean. Who the fuck pays for it though? Google “Photoshop tumblr masterpost” and take your pick.
    Paint Tool Sai - Far more affordable and definitely worth paying for if you can. The brushes are very decent (especially when they’ve been tweaked a little), the gui is simple and intuitive, and I dare you to find a program with which making smooth lineart is easier.
    Corel Painter - My program of choice for most things. More tools than you could ever possibly use and pretty cheap on a student license, providing that you can prove you’re a student! It’s got a few bugs but if you want realism or a more natural feel than PS or SAI this is the program for you.


    heads from different angles

    anatomy and rotation of the head

    human anatomy for artists

    speed drawing studies

    nude references


    arm and wing movement

    beer bellies

    body types


    box and egg/run of the stroke

    a trick for arm proportions

    body diversity

    anatomy of the waist


    hands and forearms


    emotions and facial expressions

    expressions from different angles (love this site)

    body language


    figure drawing examples


    gesture drawing


    hand poses

    Skin tones

    handy pallet

    painting skin

    paint some life into your skin tones

    ethnic skintones


    gamut mask tool (very nice!)

    colour does not have to suck

    5 easy ways to improve your colouring

    fucking gradients, how do they work

    light and shadow

    painting crystals

    achieving a painterly look in SAI

    painting forests

    colour scheme designer

    kuler (more colour schemes)

    portrait lighting cheatsheet


    a very nice setting for the sai acrylic brush

    photoshop fur brushes (and tutorial)

    lots of photoshop brushes

    Other peoples masterposts

    handy art link megapost

    art references

    stock artists

    cocks and how to draw them

    love your fellow artist (anything from prompt generators to animation background here, very nice)


    art e-books (mediafire download)

    even more e-books (including human anatomy, animal anatomy, cartoons, animation, composition, design, scenery, perspective…)

    Andrew Loomis’s books

    the art of drawing

    cutting edge anatomy


    drawing 101

    how to paint realistic hair

    how to paint realistic eyes tutorials

    creature design



    a pretty extensive general art tutorial


    fucking art, how does it work

    wannabe animator

    anatomical art

    artist problems

    criminallyincompetent (check out their #reference and #tutorial tags, they’re gold)

    I am getting artrage and the copic sketchbook thing to see what i can do it them :D

    Reblogging for my own ref, AWWW YEEAAAH

    Woohoooo! openCanvas should be on here too though, for Windows users. OpenCanvas is super awesome and lightweight

    Some handy links.

    (Source: brozoinks)

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