kastiakbc:

sixmilliondeadinternets:

A.K.A. “Pato is autistic and shows off his massive collection of saved links”

Have a seat, get a cup of coffee and sit through this. Hopefully you won’t regret it. This is mostly about illustration, by the way.


FREQUENTLY ASKED BULLSHIT


  • “WHICH TABLET SHOULD I BUY?”

Get the cheapest shit available. If you’re in America/Europe a Wacom Bamboowhatever apparently does the trick. If you’re anywhere else get the cheaper-end Genius ones because Wacom tablets are expensive in every place that’s not the first world. Getting a $600 tablet will not make you magically improve and it’s a goddamn waste of money. Too poor for tablets? Start with a damn pencil.

  • “POORFAG HERE, CAN’T AFFORD PHOTOSHOP/SAI, WHAT THE FUCK DO I DO?

This is the Internet, pirate the shit out of them! Here’s a list of freeware programs you could use, because pirating is bad, mkay.

For general illustration:

  • GIMP - Non-shitty, open-source Photoshop Clone.
  • Paint.NET - If you are somehow too dumb for Photoshop clones here’s something easy to use.
  • Flowpaint - Even simpler.
  • Inkscape - Apparently good for things like vector art.
  • Artweaver - Get the free version which kind of sucks but otherwise decent.
  • Chibipaint - Sounds weeaboo as fuck The best thing out there for oekaki, or so they say.
  • Will add more as I find them.

For 3D modelling and such:

More links coming SOON! (Soon: Duke Nukem Forever).

  • “I’M TOO MUCH OF A FAILURE I WILL NEVER IMPROVE”

Spoilers: Improvement will take a long time, specially more if you’re self-taught. Improvement requires dedication and consistenct in your learning. Don’t expect to get great if you’ve just started, and don’t expect greatness in the first year or so either. Save the shit you draw so in the future you can notice that progress has indeed been made.

If you still think you’ll never improve just look at this and realize how wrong you are. Now, if you think you’ll instantly be as cool as that guy, look at this and realize that you still have a long way to go.

  • “I HAVE ARTIST’S BLOCK WHAT DO”

Artist’s Block is a very complicated thing but the underlying reason is either lack of creativity, acedia or just a towering pile of bullshit. The best way to treat it is to take up theoretical drawing (anatomy studies, for example) and treat it as a chore. If you need ideas look for the Ideas Generators section below.


NOW, ONTO THE ACTUAL LIST THING.


All links taken without permission but I’m sure nobody minds a bit of publicity.

BOOKS

This is actually more than enough to get you started when it comes to getting books. Saying that the amount of books here is FUCKING MASSIVE would be an understatement.

A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO GESTURE DRAWING

Simple practice method for the aimless artfag: Open any of the first two links, and choose a distinct category (For example, faces). Tell it to switch every 10 minutes if possible; else, get a timer. Fire it up and start drawing what you see. The idea is that you should stop after 10 minutes and move onto the next one, no matter how incomplete it is. Repeat until your art gets showcased in the Louvre.

COLOR THEORY AND MISCELLANEOUS COLORING FOR THE MASSES

ANATOMY AND GENERAL HUMAN BODY STUFF

PERSPECTIVE

GENERAL REFERENCES

LOOSE BUNCH OF VARIOUS CRAP

  • /ic/ Thread 1 - Collection of tutorial images.
  • /ic/ Thread 2 - Humongous thread with a crapload of links. A must-see.
  • Manga to Realistic (dA) - A Twelve-Part walkthrough that dips your toes into realistic illustrations aimed at people with a weeaboo background.

GENERAL ART WEBSITES AND TUTORIALS

ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES

TEXTURES, BRUSHES AND ALL THAT JAZZ

  • CG Textures - Massive collection of free textures. Also tutorials.

IDEA GENERATORS

ART COMMUNITIES


If you want me to add something, please notify me through my /ask. Be sure to check back often as I’ll be adding more things.


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nicodoll:

whenever people are like “SKETCHING CIRCLES IN SAI IS SO HARD” im like
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pinkspectre:

by Otto Schmidt

(Source: hell-witch, via mrscannibal)

killer-pineapples:


kittendesu:


the-cell-block-tango:


astronomyproblems:


Idk if this counts as a peeve more of an art-astronomy pet peeve
but when people draw the cresent moon and where the dark, shaddowed part of the moon is they put in stars
like studdenly that part of the moon is invisible instead of just being in the shadow
like wtf


wait no peOPLE ACTUALLY DO THIS???


 really stupid question though but like, aren’t there stars in front of the moon??? like??? space isn’t two dimensional so someone putting a couple stars in front of the shadow wouldn’t necessarily be wrong?? because aren’t there stars all around in space and?????? im just going to be confused forever frick uvu; 


hun if there was a star infront of the moon we’d be fucking dead

killer-pineapples:

kittendesu:

the-cell-block-tango:

astronomyproblems:

Idk if this counts as a peeve more of an art-astronomy pet peeve

but when people draw the cresent moon and where the dark, shaddowed part of the moon is they put in stars

like studdenly that part of the moon is invisible instead of just being in the shadow

like wtf

wait no peOPLE ACTUALLY DO THIS???

 really stupid question though but like, aren’t there stars in front of the moon??? like??? space isn’t two dimensional so someone putting a couple stars in front of the shadow wouldn’t necessarily be wrong?? because aren’t there stars all around in space and?????? im just going to be confused forever frick uvu; 

hun if there was a star infront of the moon we’d be fucking dead

(via a-blog-named-slickback)

paradoxes-for-breakfast:

catbountry:

ehryel:

You have read their intro article, right?

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Do you know what that means?

It means that..

DEVIANTART IS TAKING 20% OFF OF EVERY COMMISSION YOU DO

So, no. I won’t be doing commissions on Deviantart anytime soon.

This has been a warning to anyone considering doing commissions on Deviantart.

As if we needed any more proof that DeviantArt is a shithole.

good lord deviantart can you get any more blatant with the money-grubbing

seriously fuck that site

(via caesarzeppeliofficial)

ivynajspyder:

kyleehenke:

ihaveamicrophone:




darkoverord:




dalehan:




pwnypony:





GUYS. GUYS.
GUYS.
HOLY FUCK.
GOOD GUY ADOBE releases the ENTIRE CS2 SUITE. FOR FREE.

That means free access to Photoshop CS2 - and that already has most of what you could ask for, really.
All you have to do is create a FREE ADOBE ID.
I am not sure about commercial use, but MAN. FUCKIN’ SWEET DUDE




Reblogging for the greater good.




I’m unlikely to pick it up as I honestly never use PS anymore, but here everyone who follows me. Free stuff.




oh wow this is perfect i was just lamenting that i’d have to buy creative suite for my new laptop WELP




Signal boost for any of my followers who need art programs!
The cs2 programs date back only a few years, and still have much of the functionality of today’s more modern ones. The differences between most of the versions are little more than slight modifications or additions of minor features, and UI changes. Go for it guys!!
Also, in case the page is down, here are the download links + serials.

wHAT
what
WHAT
o_o

ivynajspyder:

kyleehenke:

ihaveamicrophone:

darkoverord:

dalehan:

pwnypony:

image

GUYS. GUYS.

GUYS.

HOLY FUCK.

GOOD GUY ADOBE releases the ENTIRE CS2 SUITE. FOR FREE.

image

That means free access to Photoshop CS2 - and that already has most of what you could ask for, really.

All you have to do is create a FREE ADOBE ID.

I am not sure about commercial use, but MAN. FUCKIN’ SWEET DUDE

Reblogging for the greater good.

I’m unlikely to pick it up as I honestly never use PS anymore, but here everyone who follows me. Free stuff.

oh wow this is perfect i was just lamenting that i’d have to buy creative suite for my new laptop WELP

Signal boost for any of my followers who need art programs!

The cs2 programs date back only a few years, and still have much of the functionality of today’s more modern ones. The differences between most of the versions are little more than slight modifications or additions of minor features, and UI changes. Go for it guys!!

Also, in case the page is down, here are the download links + serials.

wHAT

what

WHAT

o_o

(via bodthurt)

cyrilrolando:

Tutorial 17 A turtle walkthrough by `AquaSixio