Tutorials and techniques

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Quite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
Hope you find my collection useful!

Poses, composition and perspective
Pose tutorial by shingworks Guide to Movement1:Flexibility by Majnouna Tutorial 12 ImagInAction by AquaSixio Perspective + Composition Pt.1 by fox-orian Perspective + Composition Pt.2 by fox-orian Composition 1 by photo-class Composition 2 by photo-class
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Tutorial 10 How to have six' with colours by AquaSixio Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby Colour Theory in a Nutshell by Majnouna A Note on Light and Colour by toerning Gradient Tutorial by damie-m Global Lighting Tutorial by Angelus-Tenebrae color selection by oione:thumb184642625:
Animal anatomy
Drawing Birds part 1 by Majnouna Tutorial on creature design. by Rodrigo-Vega Canine v. Feline Anatomy Tut. by Daesiy Basic Animal Anatomy by Majnouna Animal Anatomy - Cats Part 1 by akeli Motion Reference 03 by ArnaTornwolf
Details and special effects
How to Draw Cloth - The Basics by JaneMere Various elements - tutorial by MinnaSundberg refraction by oione patterned fabrics by oione Boiling from inside by oione how to create ice by oione
Photoshop functions, tools and tricks
Tutorial 6 Brush the difficulties away by AquaSixio Working faster in Photoshop by Duffzilla Tutorial: Preparing Lineart by Shinerai:thumb211053856: Photoshop Brushes Part One by ceruleanvii Gold Step by Step tutorial by CGCookie
Walkthroughs to study
'Object Lesson' Walk Through by drak Tutorial 5 Many are calling for help by AquaSixio Tutorial 3 Let the sun shine in by AquaSixio:thumb204839464: paint breakdown by leventep Digital Painting Tutorial by Dianae Inatten - steps by eilidh SLAVIC WARRIOR | Tutorial #1 by Sephiroth-Art Chronos process by Verehin

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PeterVsAll's avatar
WOWWWWW WOWWWWWWWWWW IM SPEECHLESS, you are the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you sooooo much !!!!!!!!!!
Horse-Paint-Designs's avatar
Wow. Thank you for collecting that!
davidt-t's avatar
Thank you. That is one of the best pieces of advice I have heard. In fact the advice is as valuable as the tutorial. 
jillamos's avatar
Already got 7 pages of tutorials but totally adding this! (I'm a tutorial hoarder)

Thank you so much for this! :)
Zalpha's avatar

I really wish I had discovered this while I was still studying. I plan to go over these tutorials and do my best to put them into action. Thanks so much for putting this together for us all to benefit from the great works of others.

MAHIRART's avatar
thanks a lot! i hope after i learn this tutorial i can draw as good as you! :D 
Ceruleanne's avatar
thank you so much for compiling it. it helps me a lot  :)
Ankh-Ascendant's avatar
I wanted to thank you for compiling all of these, even though many of them are simply beyond me. So, thank you :)
Janiebirrrd's avatar
Thank you so much, you just saved me....days no weeks</b> of searching for tutorials on everything I've ever wanted to learn to help improve my art. Thank you soooooooooo so much, you are a savior.
Krizker's avatar
Thanks for sharing! time to learn.
Avondrood's avatar
Neat! Thank you so much for this!
Ms-Lachrymosa's avatar
Thank you very much! And I love how you point out things that you should understand tutorials and get how you do it. It's true so that you can explore more in art.
VinciusPrime's avatar
A very good idea. Thank you!
ComicyArtistia's avatar
Whoa, this is exactly what I needed as a student artist. Thank you soo much. :D
LordKheldar's avatar
Sir, I thank you from the bottom of my cold black heart.
/me uses tutorial to conquer the world...
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TripleDs's avatar
Great Lord, I wish that the blessed angles make a pile of miracles happen to you and your family and friends, you, kind sir, are awesome.
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JelenaEllethil's avatar
Oh, this is like a treasure trove for learners. Can't thank you enough for collecting all of these in one place.
CeridwenTaliesin's avatar
Wow! Thank you for sharing all that wealth of knowledge! :D
brightless's avatar
How can I favorout this journal entry? :(
Thanks a lot for the trouble you went through for making this for us aspiring artists! :)
Jhonenfan777's avatar
:la: SO uber helpful! ^^ Thank you! :)
Realy helpfull, maybe this makes me a good artist someday.
PostBoxRomance's avatar
This collection is really helpful, thank you!
Evoli-niceli's avatar
Thank you very much, you're awesome !!
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