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CLOSED - CHRISTMAS RAFFLE by oncha CLOSED - CHRISTMAS RAFFLE :icononcha:oncha 1,478 1,250 f2u by ohitskim f2u :iconohitskim:ohitskim 1,322 201 OhhYeah Wallpaper by Irv-Ing OhhYeah Wallpaper :iconirv-ing:Irv-Ing 131 32 Gimp Tutorials by ArtistsHospital Gimp Tutorials :iconartistshospital:ArtistsHospital 2,748 305 Art raffle example by Diamond-waterfalls Art raffle example :icondiamond-waterfalls:Diamond-waterfalls 243 8 f2u by ohitskim f2u :iconohitskim:ohitskim 939 58
Hundreds of free art e-books
This was originally written by David J.C. Briggs on the forums. (The original post can be found here.) All credit goes to him for compiling this list, I'm just passing the word on.
The Internet Archive is a massive digital library that stores all sorts of material in the public domain, from music and movies to images, webpages and nearly three million books. All of this is open-source and available to the general public free of charge. The books documented below cover all sorts of subjects from different eras, from anatomy to portraiture, fashion to architecture, from the works of Leonardo Da Vinci to the letters of Vincent van Gogh.
And this is only scratching the surface! If you head over to the Archive and search for whatever subjects catches your interest most you can find much, much more. Just select "Texts" in the search box at the top of the page.
:iconarmonah:Armonah 215 26
Isabelle Brockman (Jacky) Commission by FlyingPings Isabelle Brockman (Jacky) Commission :iconflyingpings:FlyingPings 442 20 Rubik's Cube: How I Solve It by RetSamys Rubik's Cube: How I Solve It :iconretsamys:RetSamys 76 113 f2u by ohitskim f2u :iconohitskim:ohitskim 829 32 Paint.NET Tutorials by ArtistsHospital Paint.NET Tutorials :iconartistshospital:ArtistsHospital 897 104
How to ask for free requests (awareness and rant)
[Edit (7.16.15): It's been almost a year since I wrote this, and it's STILL gaining views, favorites, and comments wow! @ w @
OK well, I will be writing a TL;DR for this journal. Here goes:

Step 1 - Go to artist's page.
STEP 2 - CHECK TO SEE IF THE ARTIST TAKES REQUESTS. Can look for an art status box, FAQ box, or little note somewhere. Scroll down on this journal to find examples of what these look like. Yeah I had to provide examples, apparently :/ THIS PROCESS OF CHECKING/LOOKING ONLY TAKES 3-20 SECONDS so don't say you don't have time to check.
Step 3 - Note the artist if they're taking requests OR don't request if the artist isn't taking requests. SIMPLE. Please don't ask when artists don't want to be asked. It's annoying and shows that you don't care about the artist at all.
[Edit (8.10.14): Holyyyy moly I didn't expect this journal to get so many views, favorite, & comments! *^* It's an old journal to me now and I was just
:iconxsilverflowerx:xSilverflowerx 231 183
Talamhorah (Alex) Commission by FlyingPings Talamhorah (Alex) Commission :iconflyingpings:FlyingPings 460 17
[CLOSED] Raffle (5600Points/CORE + Art GiveAway)
   Gold trophy First Prize                                 Silver Trophy Second Prize                                  Bronze Trophy Third Prize
- 1 Full Scene (Full body) drawn by me      - 1 Shaded detailed Full body drawn by me     - 2 Shaded sketched Full bodies drawn by me
- 4000Points  / 1 year of Core Logo (Blinking)         
:iconskylaska:SkylaskA 244 770
MlpCrayon (Dawn) by FlyingPings MlpCrayon (Dawn) :iconflyingpings:FlyingPings 652 111 Lockette (Kim Yeomso) RAFFLE WINNER by FlyingPings Lockette (Kim Yeomso) RAFFLE WINNER :iconflyingpings:FlyingPings 660 77 MadzAlice (Alice) Commission by FlyingPings MadzAlice (Alice) Commission :iconflyingpings:FlyingPings 652 58 Homework? Base by mx-mouse Homework? Base :iconmx-mouse:mx-mouse 421 70 Anttron (Toaster Man) RAFFLE WINNER by FlyingPings Anttron (Toaster Man) RAFFLE WINNER :iconflyingpings:FlyingPings 808 153 Ryukaiba60 (Dior) Commission by FlyingPings Ryukaiba60 (Dior) Commission :iconflyingpings:FlyingPings 328 24 Silly.Truffle (Dillon) RAFFLE WINNER by FlyingPings Silly.Truffle (Dillon) RAFFLE WINNER :iconflyingpings:FlyingPings 726 30