/ic/ artful links full of art

Gesture Drawing Tools

- http://lovecastle.org/gestures/

- http://www.pixelovely.com/tools/gesture.html

Idea Generators

- http://3ch.redwhirlpool.com/3CH/
- http://www.lifeformz.com/cgi-bin/idea/idea.fcgi
- http://www.randomphrase.com/
- http://www.magatsu.net/random-generators/
- http://al.chemy.org/ (visual generator)

Other Art Communities

- http://conceptart.org
- http://icrit.org
- http://deviantart.com
- http://www.shiflettbrothers.com (sculpting)
- http://drawchan.net (garbage)

News

- http://www.graphicartistsguild.org/
- http://artnews.com/home/
- http://www.awn.com/

Motivation - Portfolios - Artist Blogs

- http://conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=41&daysprune=30&order=desc&sort=views (top CA.org sketchbooks - also Exclusive Sketchbooks)
- http://www.labluna.blogspot.com/
- http://ldaustinart.blogspot.com/
- http://davidkassan.com/

Training & Tutorials

- http://www.theillustrationboard.com/index.php?/topic/30-tips-and-tutorials/
- http://gnomonworkshop.com
- http://theartdepartment.org/store
- http://www.youtube.com/user/moatddtutorials
- http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=schoolism&aq=f
- http://drawspace.com
- http://www.ctrlpaint.com/
- http://www.drawing-tutorials-online.com/
- http://www.iampeth.com/lessons.php (calligraphy)
- http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm
- http://tenminutedrawing.blogspot.com/
- http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=116213 (perspective)
- http://idrawgirls.com/
- http://www.youtube.com/user/FZDSCHOOL
- http://www.vilppustore.com/index_rev1.htm
- http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=94571 (free books)
- http://www.dhfa.net/Artiststatement2.html (Reilly Method)
- http://www.aniwaichulis.com/store/

Reference Images

- http://www.artist-reference.com/
- http://3d.sk
- http://www.photo-reference-for-comic-artists.com/

Finding Work

- http://www.creativehotlist.com/
- http://linkedin.com
- http://elance.com
- http://www.furaffinity.net (commissions)

Collaborative drawing tools

- http://py-bot.com/apps/flockmod.swf
- http://colorillo.com/
- http://www.iscribble.net/draw.html
- http://www.manga-youkai.com/pchat
- http://artgrounds.com/sketcher.do?action=applet&room=0
- http://w5.oroti.net/~ruhh/scratchpad/index.html

Small art-related forums (or something, anyway that's how a fellow /ic/ user would classify them)

- http://www.apedogs.com/index.php
- http://satellitesoda.com/phpBB3/index.php
- http://wecookart.com/forum/portal.php
- http://forums.sijun.com/

Video game-oriented art forums

- http://www.game-artist.net/forums/
- http://www.gameartisans.org/forums/index.php
- http://boards.polycount.net/
- http://www.characterdesigns.com/forum

Animation forums

- They seem pretty slow and serious, so huh, don't shit them up. Peter Cheung posts in the first one, Don Bluth obviously in thesecond: http://www.pelleas.net/forum/index.php
- Interesting thread on "Japanese animation theory": http://www.pelleas.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=238
- http://donbluthanimation.com/forum/index.php
- http://www.animationforum.net/forum/
- A monthly animation contest, the winner is reviewed by a professional from a high-profile company. The review is always interesting, the best entries great, and the notation pretty harsh (that often surprises me, it's not dA is the least you can say).
http://www.11secondclub.com/

Cinema screencaps (for reference)
- http://framefilter.blogspot.com/
- http://www.leavemethewhite.com/index2.html
- http://miseenscene101.blogspot.com/
- http://www.doctormacro.com/Galleries.htm
- http://www.hitchcockwiki.com/wiki/1000_Frames_of_Hitchcock
- http://cinemasquid.com/blu-ray/movies/screenshots

An art tutorial wiki

- http://artwiki.wikidot.com/

Overview on art basics

- http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm

Free online art books

- http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=131116

Select summaries of The Frank Reilly School of Art by Doug Higgins

- http://www.dhfa.net/Artiststatement2.html

Charles Hu Figure Drawing Lecture

- http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=120175

Color Theory

- http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=17837

Composition

- http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=3275&amp

Drawing the head by Ron Lemen

- http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=84105

Color Zones of the face

- http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2008/05/color-zones-of-face.html

Temple of the Seven Golden Camels, a good blog site

- http://sevencamels.blogspot.com/

Light and color

- http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/light.htm
- http://www.huevaluechroma.com/index.php

worthwhile books/resources sorted and ranked

- http://www.icrit.org/resources.html

A guide to inking

- http://www.tomrichmond.com/blog/2006/08/21/inking-tutorial-part-i/

Art books (79 of them)

- http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b17efd65ab9baffcab1eab3e9fa335ca39e8887af6d865e3

Tons of photo refs of really cool realistics sculptures. Includes also some vids of Philippe sculpting some interesting stuff.

http://philippefaraut.com/figure.html

FREE Andrew LOOMIS PDFs

- http://escapefromillustrationisland.com/2010/01/07/free-andrew-loomis-art-intstruction-downloads
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FREE cool brush (not sure if link still working)

- http://www.pandemoniumart.net/brushes/

GESTURE tool of google with muscle/veins/organs/skeletal figures

- http://bodybrowser.googlelabs.com/
(gesture tool with muscle figures)
- http://www.posemaniacs.com/

useful links

- http://escapefromillustrationisland.com/
- http://www.linesandcolors.com/

cool blog full of inspiriting artwork and painting


- http://shankandmystify.tumblr.com/

- http://www.emptykingdom.com/main/featured/empty-kingdom-top-100/
- http://lacanciondelasirena.wordpress.com/

RSS bundle of 190+ artist still updating

- http://www.google.com/reader/bundle/user%2F14858615244848955017%2Fbundle%2FBlogspot


anime/manga related reference model and artworks

- http://idol.sankakucomplex.com/


cool stuff

- http://mrdoob.com/projects/harmony/#shaded

- http://www.austinkleon.com/2011/03/30/how-to-steal-like-an-artist-and-9-other-things-nobody-told-me/
- http://www.austinkleon.com/2010/02/10/25-quotes-to-help-you-steal-like-an-artist/
- http://www.ted.com/talks/denis_dutton_a_darwinian_theory_of_beauty.html
- http://philippefaraut.com/portrait.html
- http://www.flickr.com/photos/fivesecfaces/sets/
- http://www.chipin.com (donation system)
- http://dresdencodak.tumblr.com/
- http://artistshospital.deviantart.com/

Art podcasts

- http://drawntoday.blogspot.com/
- http://www.wippodcast.com/
- http://visualartistpodcastnetwork.com/

Animation podcasts

- http://www.speakingofanimation.com/
- http://reanimators.net/
- http://www.animationconversation.com/
- http://animationpodcast.com/
- http://animationstation.libsyn.com/
- http://splinedoctors.com/
- http://tooninanimation.net/wordpress/?cat=7
- http://www.awn.com/blogs/ffaf

Just a bunch of old paintings

- http://paintingdb.com/

Google art museums project (in works)

- http://www.googleartproject.com/

FZD School Of Design

- http://www.youtube.com/user/FZDSCHOOL

Guide to removing white pixels (Using alpha channels in Photoshop)

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6ThUBDpmiQ

PiratePad link with FUCK TONS OF LINKS

- http://piratepad.net/QkkhOzAvLj

Matt Archambault's youtube page
(really great little tidbits, he encourages you to buy his long-form tutorials, but you can extract what you need from his uploads
)

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJXQqN8geWs

Creepy, schizophrenic, and fucking incredible. His older works are really just insane (spoken from a fellow /ic/ user)

- http://gadgadget.fullmecha.com/

A little more CG/graphic design-related, but seems pretty informative

- http://www.skillset.org