An anon asked me today if I have any resources or tips for people on a budget that want to get serious about learning how to draw. I am by far no expert on the subject, but I stumbled over quite a few completely free resource sites in the past and thought I’d just compile them for said Anon and whoever wants to look into it.
- ctrl+paint : lovely resource site that covers all of the basics for drawing as well as coloring digitally
- eyecaging: one of my favourite tutorial compilation tumblrs out there
- proko: great youtube channel that gets you started with drawing the human figure
- Shaddy Safadi: great videos on drawing environments, also recommend his blog. His way of explaining might not be for everyone.
- Sycra: another youtube channel with tons of helpful videos
- Noah Bradley: great youtube videos, mostly environment paintings
- Tyler Edlin: Look, even more environment painting videos!
- enliighten: great resource compilation site for the digital painter, also offer paid mentorships
- Gesture Drawing Tools: most notably pixelovely and quickposes
- James Gurney: I recommend his book Color & Light, but his blog is also a fantastic resource
- stuck with art block: a great tumblr full of tutorials and inspiring things
- kuler: my way of getting inspired for color themes when I have no idea what I want to do
- art reference tumblr list: handy dandy list full of blogs for reference
- PSG art tutorial: get on this, it has all the basics on coloring you need
- skillshare: low budget video classes from many great artists, often for 10 or 20$ the lesson
Books I like:
- Colour and Light by James Gurney
- Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators by Mike Mattesi
- Framed Ink: Drawing Composition for the Visual Storyteller
- Drawn to Life by Walt Stanchfield
I probably forgot a lot of resource links, but I hope it helps you out, Anon.