Ok, I'm been here for some time now, i've basically spent my days with the newgrounds.com site open on my computer since I joined. And yeah, the most time i've spent here i've spent listening to music and in the Art-Section, of course!! :)
Anyways, I've seen that many people in here are talanted people with potential to grow as artist which makes me extremely happy! But... I've also seen that many people, with potential, are missing a good shot.. :/
Anyways, I'd like to help those people, at least give them some light guidelines, not to follow but at least look to... I know those guidelines ( that I will provide ) work, its just about applying them to yourself , so they work for you ;)
I also want people, who knows useful tutorials to post them! ...I know tutorial is a common and popular word around here.. Although I don't really like them myself.. as people tend to post "How to draw" tutorials.. which i've seen here and a bit everywhere, and they just don't do it. (work ) , Tutorials are good when they explain basics to you, and basics isn't "How to draw Water" or "How to draw fire" , basics are about "How to draw 1 point perspective" and so on.. Stuff that will increase your visual library , and help you as an artist to expand your view and be able to complete more and more advanced stuff!
A tutorial which says "how to draw an ice man" , will , if its applied the wrong way ( which i've seen thousands of times ) only hold on you a pattern, where you limit your self to SOMEONE ELSES methods.. why would you do that ? Why would you like to limit yourself ? No, in fact you don't want to limit yourself, but as a tutorial work for the supposed result, people think that they work everytime.. They don't, when someone decide to put together a tutorial, they are doing that because they trust in their own techniques... A technique , or techniques, takes look time to learn, and apply , as tutorials are built to give you a quick-shot how people work, they aren't really good for learning from...
Ok, so moving on, I've explained what I want from you, and what I will provide... So here we go
The tutorial, that i've learnt most from is Prometheus|ANJ's art-tutorial.. People who understand it and apply it to themself often learn very quick after reading it... A reminder of course is to read it often, maybe once every month.. Cause it does actually beat many books out there!
Its not very analytic or so, its pretty basic and easy to understand.. But it gives you a very nice insight about how color and light work etc.
-Warning.. Lots of text -
Another group of tutorials can be found here.
Those are extremely well-written tutorials which explains the walk through.
Anyways, I hope this will help someone, and I will keep this thread running... I really hope I can sticky it someday, because you guys have tons of potential.. I don't want you to slip on the side because you miss stuff.