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Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 20th, 2007 @ 05:31 AM Reply

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... As long as it isn't a basic-tutorial that explain basic things , that you can apply in any "style" , with any technique, any time!!

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.

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Art-Tutorial

Another group of tutorials can be found here.
Those are extremely well-written tutorials which explains the walk through.

GFX

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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.

Thanks.

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 20th, 2007 @ 05:45 AM Reply

ooh these tutorials are very informative. The first link is much better but discusses mostly about shading. needs more on faces and bodies, the actual anatomy. If you have one like that plz add

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 20th, 2007 @ 09:26 AM Reply

imagine fx is the reason i even started trying to paint in photoshop
it's a great magazine, and has lots of great information

www.imaginefx.com


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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 20th, 2007 @ 11:07 AM Reply

At 7/20/07 05:31 AM, Dile wrote: Art-Tutorial

Fav'd this. There's a lot of basics I don't know, and when I read this it came as quite a shock! Definitely a lot of stuff to take in whilst painting. Reminds me of MC's style, too.

GFX

A few tutuorials, I've only checked out the cone and sphere one so far for understanding 3D form, but I reckon that'd be worth doing the assignment soon.

Only checked out the comic strip skill page on ImageFX so far, but looks good.

Yeah, great stuff


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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 20th, 2007 @ 03:58 PM Reply

Thanks for the feedback, I will , as promised continue to add information , and other good stuff!
I got a bad headache some time ago today, and its still there, so i'm just saying that I haven't dumped this thread after a few hours, but i will continue to feed it!

Thanks for lookin!

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 20th, 2007 @ 04:19 PM Reply

I thought being an artist was a talent at birth

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 20th, 2007 @ 05:10 PM Reply

90% practice 5% luck 5% talent... at most :/
. although I'm not sure if you were serious or not.

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 20th, 2007 @ 07:35 PM Reply

Ok, here I provide you with links to the pdf version of the Loomis books..
The loomis books are widely known by artist and its consists great information.. Basically, the loomis covers up most basics, not advanced basics, but basics... Its a lot of complicated stuff aswell..

A lot of reading for the serious person who wants to learn :)

Creative Illustration.
You will probably find this one boring.
http://acid.noobgrinder.com/Loomis/Andre w%20Loomis%20-%20Creative.Illustration.r ar

Drawing heads and hands - Very useful to get your stuff expressive and to fill motion with emotion.
http://acid.noobgrinder.com/Loomis/Andre w%20Loomis%20-%20Drawing%20the%20Head%20 and%20Hands.rar
The eye of the painter - A lot of reading, very interesting. Good information.
http://acid.noobgrinder.com/Loomis/Andre w%20Loomis%20-%20Eye%20Of%20The%20Painte r.rar

Figure drawing for all its worth - Great book, cover dynamic figures and anatomy, at least the basics. I recommend this strongly.
http://acid.noobgrinder.com/Loomis/Andre w%20Loomis%20-%20Figure%20Drawing%20for%
20all%20it
's%20Worth.rar

Fun with a pencil - Great book, and yeah its fun.
http://acid.noobgrinder.com/Loomis/Andre w%20Loomis%20-%20Fun%20WIth%20a%20Pencil .rar

Successful Drawing - Covering up "refined" basics , also a lot of good tips..

http://acid.noobgrinder.com/Loomis/Andre w%20Loomis%20-%20Successful%20Drawing.ra r

If you want the whole package click here

This is pretty advanced stuff (a lot to read etc) , but the information is invaluable !

Cya!

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 20th, 2007 @ 07:38 PM Reply

At 7/20/07 07:35 PM, Dile wrote: Ok, here I provide you with links to the pdf version of the Loomis books..
The loomis books are widely known by artist and its consists great information.. Basically, the loomis covers up most basics, not advanced basics, but basics... Its a lot of complicated stuff aswell..

Wow man, thanks for that!

And from the other thing, the studies are a good idea, I just did one on...umm... nasal proportions and placement. I have a page of charcoal drawings of noses now =)


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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 20th, 2007 @ 07:50 PM Reply

Thanks man for the tutorials, I learned a little from them.


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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 21st, 2007 @ 09:50 PM Reply

http://genedeitch.awn.com/index.php3
This link doesn't exactly teach how to draw but it covers quite a good deal about animation, characters and some amount of story writing. It is good stuff to know. The author is one of the icon in the animation industry he did some Tom and Jerry episodes as well as other recognised pieces. He has some Oscars and got nominated several other times.

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 21st, 2007 @ 09:58 PM Reply

Thanks for the link Orin! Looks great even though I don't do animation ; ) keep sharing!

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 21st, 2007 @ 10:33 PM Reply

These are pretty good I'll have to get the time to read through them all,should help me improve quite a bit.


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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 22nd, 2007 @ 08:46 AM Reply

thanks for the tutorial but...........
You must post your own art here before you start a topic :P


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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 22nd, 2007 @ 12:35 PM Reply

these are awesome, thanks so much for posting these.

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 22nd, 2007 @ 12:46 PM Reply

dile, you signed up a few weeks ago, and already i love you.

that first link really helped, i will check into the second one later.

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 25th, 2007 @ 08:11 AM Reply

At 7/22/07 12:46 PM, insipidmortal wrote: dile, you signed up a few weeks ago, and already i love you.

that first link really helped, i will check into the second one later.

Id have to agree on that, 3 cheers for Dile??

Also thanks so much for those tutorials downloaded 3 of them and have started reading them, and as helped already

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 25th, 2007 @ 08:34 AM Reply

This is a great thread you have posted and you have teached me a new art lesson today great post.

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 29th, 2007 @ 11:55 AM Reply

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

I'd like to provide you with a list of some of todays greatest artist.
I do this because I only see in-bbs names when people on here are talking about "the best"
I also do it because I will introduce a lot of tutorials in my next posts, and I want you to be fairly familiar with those guys then.

- Mattias Snygg - http://mattiassnygg.com/

- Alp Altiner - http://www.alpaltiner.com/

- Thierry Doizon Aka Barontieri - http://www.barontieri.com/

- Carlos Cabrera - http://www.carloscabrera.com.ar/ ( I learned to use my wacom by his tutorials so check them out now! They are huge files, but invaluable !! )

- "daarken" - http://www.daarken.com/

- David Levy aka Vyle - http://www.vyle-art.com/

- Feng Zhu - http://www.fengzhudesign.com/ ( This guy is 50% the reason I got into drawing )

- Jae-Cheol Park - http://www.paperblue.net (one of my favorite artist of all times)

- Hydropix - http://www.hydropix.com/Gallery/index.ph p ( some cool softwares on his site too, useful once )

Anways, this is a good start hehe , I'll show you more when I have more time on my hands, i'm a bit tired.

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 29th, 2007 @ 03:11 PM Reply

At 7/29/07 11:55 AM, Dile wrote: I'd like to provide you with a list of some of todays greatest artist.

Awesome links.. there's a lot of good tutorials there. I'm liking these Watch and Learn videos.

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 29th, 2007 @ 03:29 PM Reply

Andreas Rocha - http://www.andreasrocha.com/ - Good tutorials and his links section is full of great artists.

I also recommend the Gnomon Workshop DVDs. They're a little pricey but I think you can get it at an educational price or even off e-bay. http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 29th, 2007 @ 04:32 PM Reply

Thanks. Never knew this forum could be so helpful.

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Jul. 29th, 2007 @ 07:56 PM Reply

Thanks a lot man, I never knew this forum had the potential to become a civilized art forum but it does now.

Thanks again for the tuts

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Aug. 12th, 2007 @ 11:39 AM Reply

Most of these are pretty sweet dude. Thanks!


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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Aug. 12th, 2007 @ 11:43 AM Reply

nice, thanks. these'll make my MS paintings seem much less crappy. :D


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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Aug. 26th, 2007 @ 04:25 PM Reply

Thanks a lot for the feedback!

I figured i should collect some links from youtube and post here. I'm sorry if its been posted somewhere else.

Some of those are great and very helpful..

M@ ( Mathias Verhasselt ) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC8DrgcVq o4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h32TMaZB6 4w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz1JAGEcp io

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVpz7Tw6y 4w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6voFFGZJ I0

Dileart ( Me . Those are old, and uhm, not even 1/100 as good as other people i will post here.) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91jKv_cq8 MA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5wYdqhl8 nw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdXWybfcu nA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiCwGw3lf VY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcZVKkkOR bQ

Also keep in mind that I don't use those techniques anymore.

Matthias Snygg :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRs0cSymO Ug

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I will keep adding those links.. Theres a lot of great speed paintings and time-elapses on youtube thats worth sharing!

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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Aug. 26th, 2007 @ 06:26 PM Reply

On that last link, of the Cave, any idea what tool he used that made like 5 boxes pop up with alternate color overlays of the image?


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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Aug. 26th, 2007 @ 07:31 PM Reply

Thanks!


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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Aug. 26th, 2007 @ 07:56 PM Reply

amazing, amazing links and info dile. thank you so much for these great sources!


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Response to Art-Tutorials/Fundamental Practice Feb. 2nd, 2008 @ 09:40 PM Reply

i would suggest also massive black videos also don seegmiller's books and he also has some courses online in the cgi society( i think) website.