What are your favorite drawing resources?
So obviously we're all here because we want to improve our drawing abilities. And of course SVS is an awesome resource. My question is this:
**In addition to SVS, what books, websites, or exercises have helped you the most? **
I think it would be useful to have a thread where we can find other things that have helped us learn so we can all broaden our horizons.
I guess I may as well start--Andrew Loomis's books are awesome, and have lots of great ideas and advice. They can be downloaded here: http://www.alexhays.com/loomis/
I also love the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards, and its less known follow-up, Drawing on the Artist Within.
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@Sarah-LuAnn This is a great idea. Thanks for the link to the books, what a great resource! I am looking through them now and this is going to be a great help for me!!
Jiří Kůs last edited by Jiří Kůs
Hopefully my post will not be taken as promoting competitors as I think every website has something a bit different to offer.
I had year subscription to drawing-tutorials-online.com - this guy is awesome when it comes to figure, anatomy and likeness. He also does weekly critiques for everyone that posts to sites gallery. He also teaches a bit different approach more relying on measuring, angles, negative space while SVS is more into "break down to simplest". I think both of approaches have its place
I am currently enrolled on Schoolism.com - have not seen much yet, but drawing fundamentals are similiar to SVS fundamentals. I am really looking forward to oil painting courses and digital fundamentals. Everybody does digital paintings differently and I need to find my way And Stephen Silvers character design/caricature.
And i also go to figure drawing classes every week and you should too
And here is my list of youtube channels
Brandon Green - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpNyolC9aCEoGlh8X9QDdkw
CUBEBRUSH(awesome concept artists) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKtu_JtQCY0yryIy6zK4ZCg
Proko (he is in my queue when I delve deep into anatomy again) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClM2LuQ1q5WEc23462tQzBg
Will Terell (awesome caricaturist) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPBOQlEtTmzhzuKfznxEIA
Bobby Chiu - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKfG25IfoxX8AT0JjmG2H0Q
Zimou Tan(oil painter) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-lqbx-GIUvXwTXWVHwtTpA
Chris Oatley - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QHi_WkY9nI0KzQWrL4qXQ
DTO - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1LMGOBet0j5zwCLNyLOFZw
..and Jake Parker of course - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwJheV30gHVOjBps2DU7k9A
and Will Terry https://www.youtube.com/user/willterryart
And for figure refereces - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAZZ8kXStsAD_SJS9LWNdEQ
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Thats a good list there;
Here is mine;
http://www.ctrlpaint.com/ Matt Korh he is a brilliant tutor, is style is clear and simple. He has hundreds of painting tutorial that are free. It a great introduction to digital painting. His paid videos are more advanced and very reasonably priced
http://chrisoatley.com/digital-painting-in-photoshop/ I am currently enrolled it this. Its a great course that complements SVS..
https://www.udemy.com/u/neilfontaine/ Anatomy for Figure Drawing: Mastering the Human figure, is quick and dirty method of drawing the human figure for comice. For the price its worth it.
http://www.vectology.com/category/anatomy/ some good tutorials for drawing the human figure
http://fengzhudesign.com/tutorials.htm Free tutorials about concept art.
http://www.onlineartacademy.com/ I have bought the fist two courses, a comprehensive course. Very detailed. Take awhile before advance material is discussed. Really good.
www.alienthink.com Really great course on drawing the human figure.
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Ben J Hutchison last edited by
This website is a great resource for doing figure drawing study. I'd say if you can get to a live figure drawing class go for it but as a virtual tool this is very helpful.
This is exactly the kind of stuff I had in mind! Keep 'em coming.
Ben Rudnicki142 last edited by
Stephen Silver's Youtube is great for advice and watching some of his processes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvNO82-AgrJFYNkvdBWKSng
New Master's Academy has some really cool figure drawing courses and tutorials, not to mention they have a youtube channel that has some timed poses: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCliUF1c8m7MUspaCykJljSg
Matthew Mattesi has a decent website with some tutorials on character design and dynamic poses, which you can view a sample of but need a subscription to watch : http://www.drawingforce.com/
I sometimes use www.quickposes.com if I need to brush up on my gesture work ( which is a lot)
A lot of what I watch has already been mentioned above. I like Instagram for some inspiration, and incidentally there are a lot of artists on Instagram/Twitter that use the new Periscope app to live stream some of their sketching. Hope that helps.
Naroth Kean last edited by
These are very helpful. I most look at some old master painting and pose for myself with my mac pro camera haha.
Leontine last edited by
thanks for all the tips! wow, a lot to check out. I use deviant art for photo's of people posing.
Leontine last edited by
@Ben-Rudnicki142 thanks man, thats a great one!
K. W. last edited by
- George Bridgeman's figure drawing books -- The set linked to is very affordable.
- Andrew Loomis's Figure Drawing for All It's Worth -- All his books are finally back in print, which is awesome.
- Ernest Norling's Perspective Made Easy -- Excellent visual guide.
- Understanding Comics and Making Comics by Scott McCloud -- The classics.
As a kid, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, which LuAnn suggested above, was my first drawing class, so I have to mention it as well. The science is somewhat inaccurate/outdated now, but the exercises are highly recommended for anyone who is struggling to draw accurately from life.
- CG Master's Academy - Excellent teachers, many of whom also teach at colleges/universities, every assignment is critiqued, entertainment industry focus
- Watt's Atrlier of the Arts -- Fine art foundations in drawing and oil painting
Other Online Resources
AndrewCothill last edited by
I'd just like to throw Marshall Vandruff's name into the metaphorical hat/ring/pot thing.