Best video resources for digital artistsLearning the theory without any practice is incredibly pointless when it comes to art. No book, no lecture and no video will ever teach you how to paint if you won't find the time for creating something yourself.More Like This
On the other hand, doing everything alone and without any instructions is the longest and hardest way of achieving anything. What's worse it doesn't guarantee you success.
Through the last couple of years I've been painting, I've learned that the best way for me to learn to paint is to copy techniques of people who know what they're doing. There's no better way doing it than watching videos with commentaries. That's why today I thought I'd share with you some great lectures, tutorials and demos I've found on youtube. Below you'll find a list of the best YT channels and samples of videos. Go and subscribe for more great vids!
Official channel of FZD School of Design which is considere
Resourceful study.Since I will be tied up with school...More Like This
...I thought I'd compile a collection of the reference/study materials that I use and recommend to others. I will update the list from time to time (as I discover new things).
These resources are relevant for both digital and traditional mediums as well as technique and philosophy.
Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life by George Bridgman
Even if you don't draw people, I still recommend this book... as it teaches "blocking-in"/gestures. Copy the drawings/sketches from the book to help yourself build good habits.
The Zen of Seeing by Frederick Franck
Learn to see and you will learn to draw—this book explains how to see (with a more subjective approach).
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
A great reference for anyone who can't shut their brain (an
Tutorial on making iconsI also had this idea for a while. I wanted to make this just for ease if anybody wanted to know better on how to make the icons that I make.More Like This
Also, a link for the bases: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35213087/Templates.zip
PonyResourceHey everypony!More Like This
Looking for a screenshot to trace? Looking for a reference of a specific pose or pony? Having trouble finding screenshots of a pony doing something specific? Well, look no further!
I present to you Pony Resource Booru!
As you can see, there's some stuff here already, but we need you to help us! Upload all of your interesting screenshots so all of us artists can have a large comprehensive database of screenshots for references!
Those of you familiar with image Boorus should already know how this works. For those of you who aren't, I'll give you a little explanation.
Anyone can add images to the pool, and they add various tags to help make it easier to find for other users. Anyone can then search by tag (or multiple tags) to find what they are looking for. You can also add and remove tags from any posts, even ones you did not submit, which means the c
Strange Idea #84 - Advanced Path ControlI think most of us have figured it out by now--Inkscape needs a width tool.More Like This
I can see people pointing at Power Strokes right now, going, "Are you blind or something?"
No. I hate Power Strokes the current Power Stroke width interpolators--they usually end up doing something like this:
That is a completely excessive amount of nodes for a two point path--In fact, that particular path could be represented with a skeletal path effect and look exactly the same:
Do you see what I'm getting at here? Having fewer nodes decreases calculation time on a path when you are editing it.
Now, I suppose, to the main proposal here.
2 new LPEs (Live Path Effects)
Advanced Skeletal Control (should be developed first)
Advanced Path Control (after ASC is fully developed and debugged)
1 new tool - the Width tool - works in conjunction with these two LPEs
Advanced Skeletal Control - works with the Width Tool to craft specific control poi
For those curious how I make my vectors (YT video)I made a Livestream video showing from start to finish the creation of this vector:More Like This
It's quick and dirty, but it should show the general method. You can watch it here:
The YT video is sped up to last only 12 minutes. For the full 50 minutes version, go here: