Links to keep handy
Along my travels, I keep encountering pages upon pages of incredibly useful information/tips/lessons/etc., and I haven’t figured out a good way to keep track of all of those things, so I’m starting this page of informative links. Not all of them need to go on the blog itself, but I figured others might find this helpful too. I’ll add ‘em as I find ‘em. This will probably focus primarily on tutorial-style links, since those are the ones I tend to want to keep track of, but it certainly won’t be limited to that. Feel free to send links to katie -at- educatingkatie.com.
- Virtually everything on Stapleton Kearns’ blog is incredibly useful. It’s like Schmid’s Alla Prima in expanded, web site form.
- Concise, practical tips on composition for comic strips and pages but applicable very generally.
- Neat fun way of trying out different face sketches: Making Faces Out of Shapes
- The Illustration Board has several amazing drawing tutorials:
- Fantastic ConceptArt.org thread on drawing digital still life
- Another ConceptArg thread: the Peer Project, with many, many handy linked threads
- Video tutorials about using real-life characters in your character design (though they look like they’re a little broader/more generally useful than that) from David Colman
- Colourlovers. More than I usually want or need on the subject but something to keep around.