Collection of helpful art resources

I’ve become pretty addicted with tumblr. Whether you like it or not, it has a pretty excellent artist community. I’ve picked up quite a few helpful resources and tips I’ve found through tumblr that have helped me lately. Figured I’d share!

I absolutely LOVE this tutorial. It’s easy once you practice it some. It’s helped me draw faces and heads a little better, when I want a more realistic style:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EPNYWeEf1U

Great post on how to draw ears: http://dredsina.tumblr.com/post/30989113166

Easy way to get color palettes in Photoshop! http://theghostbustier.tumblr.com/post/10989470730/why-did-nobody-tell-me-about-this-palette

FEET. I think I have a harder time drawing feet than I do anything else. So this is nice: http://ref-land.tumblr.com/post/24283012253/feet

Actually, this whole blog is great: http://ref-land.tumblr.com/

Probably my current favorite. Just because I love men’s fashion and a man in a suit is sexy: http://nihilnovisubsole.tumblr.com/post/29472701886

More feet stuff. Boots/shoes are hard as well: http://radenwa.deviantart.com/art/WA-s-BOOT-Anatomy-Tutorial-Pt2-215424304

Great references for bodies in motion. Rest of the blog is awesome too: http://www.scott-eaton.com/category/bodies-in-motion

This is something every artist should read. It will really help you vary your body types: http://dredsina.tumblr.com/post/25341400011

Useful cheat for helping you figure out perspective: http://preservedcucumbers.tumblr.com/post/20357307964

Long, but very detailed reference for human anatomy: http://www.scribd.com/doc/8567500/Human-Anatomy-for-Artists

God, I love this. 3D images of hands you can move around! And other body parts: http://www.posemaniacs.com/tools/handviewer/

Tips for painting skin: http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/2012/08/digital-skin.html

Principles of good space division: http://pornjunkyard.tumblr.com/post/29727888090/jack-hamms-drawing-scenery-landscapes-and

Holy crap this is the best thing ever! You can upload a picture and it gives you a color palette from it, and even recommends colors that will work with them: http://www.pictaculous.com/

Huge list of photoshop brushes that popular artists use, and tutorials on how to use them: http://theroundtablet.com/2011/06/27/photoshop-brushes-of-the-pros-for-free-skills-still-required/

Character art guide: http://animationtidbits.tumblr.com/post/25610725625/dota-2-character-art-guide-full-pdf-here

This blends two colors together and gives you the gradients in between, no matter how much two colors clash: http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/color-blend/

Good reference for armor: http://pipesandrage.tumblr.com/post/21910513653/sandrobotticelli-missveryvery

More armor: http://deepredroom.tumblr.com/post/19706245118/lots-of-people-are-reblogging-that-armour-gif

Hey more feet: http://iruka-loves-kakashi.deviantart.com/art/TUTORIAL-Feet-drawing-guide-257925538

Very helpful for understanding body language: http://nematodeinspace.com/gallery/bl.png

This whole list is awesome, actually: http://finaltrinity.tumblr.com/post/13163064364/art-references-tumblr-accounts

Never stop loving gamut masking: http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/gamutmask.php

Posemaniacs’ poses are a bit stiff and not completely anatomically accurate, but I love doing this 30 second challenge to warm up and help create gestures if you don’t have a live model: http://www.posemaniacs.com/thirtysecond

Here’s some 90 second sketches I’ve done lately!

Enjoy and go make art!

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