This thread contains 100 or so links to valuable information on Art/Comic making.
Some links may contain nudity, And may not be suitable for those under 18 years of age! Be advised! It is mainly Tasteful nudity, and the purpose of the thread is to be worksafe so-I will remove any links to sites the mods/admins/users deem to risky.
The links are great and I urge you to check them out. More are listed at http://shii.org/2ch/art.html(Read red text below!!) and I will continually be adding my own useful links and tips to this thread as time goes on. The overchan shii.org may contain 18+ content so minors don't venture outside the part where I linked!!! >:c Also the project wonderful ads on that site can be kinda gross-Be warned!!!)
Seriously I don't want to get in trouble..^^ Only help artists here~~
Bookmark this worksafe thread or the non-worksafe http://shii.org/2ch/art.html with Ctrl+D
The usual fare:
Fonts(Skull note: Remember never use anything to computerized for speech)
Photoshop(Skull note: If you use the GIMP most of these will work)
Backgrounds/Landscape:-Submitted and organized by Frostflowers!-
Deathly decayed (cemeteries/gravestones)
Dead machinery ( machines - old cars and military equipment as well.)
3D Modeling(Skull note: Master this if you wish to do dynamic poses in your art)
Nudes Possible 18+, Be advised. Mostly tasteful nudity-But May contain pornography. You've been warned.
Screentone:(Skull note: Coming soon!)
Webcomics:(Skull note: Help be adding your own links/tips!)
More will be added soon- Post in thread if you find one to submit-Your name will be added as credit next to it.
Tutorials by Katie Lee De Sousa:
Tutorial page by Natascha Roeoesli:
Tutorial page by Roberto Campus:
Tutorials by Stephanie Pui-mun Law (all traditional):
Traditional painting demonstrations.
Some pretty good tutorials on Deviant art.
Time lapse of a comic strip being made:
A library of hundreds of thousands of diverse pictures
Many pictures of female hairstyles
Figure drawing tutorial
Human anatomy drawing tutorial
Guide to drawing the “mongoloid” race
Guide to drawing the “caucasoid” race
Guide to drawing the “negroid” race
Guide to drawing facial expressions
Portrait drawing tutorial site
Some skeletal references
Sources for Andrew Loomis's drawing books(For anybody who draws humans, view this)
Proportions and anatomy drawing tutorial
Basic color theory tutorial
Basic hand drawing tutorial
Basic guidelines and tips for drawing female hands
Basic foot tutorial
Tutorials From DrunkDuckers:-Picked out/posted by Crocty! Thanks pal! :3-
Silentkitty's rain effect tutorial
Winterman's inking tutorial
Fishfry's word balloon tutorial
Enkinda's word balloon tutorial
Luminous' line art tutorial
Enkinda's homepage HTML tutorial part one part two (HTML problems should probably go in Coding and templates, but, why not?)
Glenfx's inking tutorial
Enkinda's comic page HTML tutorial
Finalfantasyfreak_07's lineart, and I believe colouring tutorial
Cartoonproffesor's movement tutorial
iowabarbiedoll's inking tutorial
Mutation's magic effects tutorial
Kingv's water drawing tutorial
Ronson's word balloon tutorial
heymelby's video tutorial of how one of his comic's is made
Deviant Lnyx's inking tutorial
Mister spook's tutorial on how to prepare lineart for inking
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~zm5s-nkmr/index.html - A nice japanese site.
http://tutorialblog.org/gimp-tutorials/ - Tutorials for GIMP.
http://tascha.ch/?page_id=86 - Painting hair
http://www.furiae.com/index.php?view=gallery - Various painting tutorials
http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/contents.asp - TONS of fine art
If you are a complete Newbie and have no idea where to start: Here's a suggested order. But it's no rule book-Find your own path too :3
The Rules of Art v1;
1. Study the following first;
-Anatomy(muscle structure, bone structure, construction of objects)
-Perspective(viewing angle, 1, 2 and 3 point perspectives)
-Composition(placement of objects, focal points, viewing angle, overall feel)
2. Study the following next;
-Contrast(emphasizing of opposites colors to create depth)
-Light/Shadow(how light creates shadows and highlights)
-Color Value(mood, atmosphere, how they affect a picture)
3. Study the following LAST;
-Creativity(concepts and imagination)
-Style(proper exaggeration of the above basics of art)
I've had these links/sites/contributed too for quite a while now- But was nervous to share because of the content of some: Even I haven't gotten through ALL of them!
If one of the links contains something you think is waaaaay to risky-Please PQ or post in the thread and I will remove it! Mods/Admins feel fit to remove too-(Don't ban meeee plz-! ;-; I only wish to help!)
-You will learn 10x more on anatomy from studying artistic nudes than people in clothing.
-Just because the ads on the sites are gross/porn doesn't mean the site is-they just need some extra cash ^^
-As you can see from comments in the post I take the 18+ warning quite seriously, Please respect the disclaimers.
-I made this thread because I want artists here to learn and grow as fast as I am- I hope those of you that came to this thread or the Overchan have learned at least one thing! :) I plan to add more to this thread as time goes on! But you can help as well::
If you have a link/tip to submit please post in the thread or pq! Your name will be added as credit next to it. Make sure the links have high quality content!
(I reserve the right not to add your link or tip-But that usually wont happen)
If you have praise/suggestions/complaints or otherwise also pq me or post them in the thread.
What links this thread currently needs: Links on comic tutorials!!
Links were taken from the Overchan and submitted by Anonymous, /ic/, Users of DD, and Myself. If you are 18+ please click ‘help us’ on shii.org^^