Resources

On this page I have compiled a list of resources that I find useful and refer to often.


Online Art Communities
DeviantArt http://www.deviantart.com/
CG Society http://www.cgsociety.org/
WiPnation/ArtOrder http://artorder.wipnation.com/

Art Blogs
These are blogs that provide great teaching, inspiration, and demonstration
Gurney Journey http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/
Muddy Colors http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/
Temple of the Seven Golden Camels http://sevencamels.blogspot.com/
Lines and Colors http://www.linesandcolors.com/
Westerberg Fine Art http://www.westerberg-fineart.com/category/blog/
Iain McCaig http://iainmccaig.blogspot.com/
Art and Influence http://artandinfluence.blogspot.com/
Underpaintings http://underpaintings.blogspot.com/
Garin Baker http://garinbakerart.blogspot.com/
Petar Meseldzija http://petarmeseldzija.blogspot.com/
Illustration Art http://illustrationart.blogspot.com/
Daniel Gerhartz http://danielgerhartz.wordpress.com/
Nathan Fowkes http://nathanfowkes.blogspot.com/
Fresh Designer http://www.freshdesigner.com/
Aaron Blaise http://creatureartteacher.com/category/aarons-art-tips/

Podcasts
Sidebar http://www.sidebarnation.com/my_weblog/
Chris Oatley's Artcast http://chrisoatley.com/
The Collective Podcast https://soundcloud.com/the-collective-podcast
Paper Wings Podcast http://www.paperwingspodcast.com/
Making Comics Podcast http://www.makingcomics.com
Guys with Pencils Podcast http://guyswithpencils.tumblr.com/
One Fantastic Week http://www.onefantasticweek.com/
Savvy Painter Podcast http://savvypainter.com/category/podcast/
Creative Trek Podcast https://soundcloud.com/creativetrek

Video & LiveStreams
Shaddy Safadi - Digital Painting http://www.youtube.com/user/shaddy1100/videos
Feng Zhu http://www.youtube.com/user/FZDSCHOOL
Dave Rapoza's Livestream http://www.livestream.com/fuckinartwithmrdelicious
Daniel's Danger Room Livestream http://www.livestream.com/danielsdangerroom
Awesome Horse Studios Livestream http://www.livestream.com/awesomehorsestudios
Wolkenfels' list of artist's Livestreams http://livestreamstatuslist.appspot.com/
Enliighten Tutorials by Daarken http://enliighten.com/blog/category/tutorials/
Will Terry talks about freelance illustration https://www.youtube.com/user/willterryart/videos
Jeff Watts Atelier - weekly demos https://www.youtube.com/user/wattsatelier/videos

Interviews, Demonstrations, & Other Media
Schoolism Interviews with Bobby Chiu http://schoolism.com/interviews.php
CG Master Workshops YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/CGMWORKSHOPS#p/p
Academy of Art University Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/academyofartu/videos
Ctrl+Paint Digital Painting Demos http://www.ctrlpaint.com/
En Plein Air http://www.enpleinairpro.com/news.html
Scott Waddell- traditional realist http://www.youtube.com/user/waddellwebisodes?feature=watch#p/u
CTN Animation Expo Talks http://vimeo.com/ctnanimationexpo/videos/sort:date
Proko - Drawing and Painting video tutorials http://www.proko.com/
Irrational Interviews http://irrationalgames.com/insider/irrational-interviews/
Kevin Chen figure drawing instuction http://www.angelfire.com/art3/kchendemos/
Nicolas Weis free workshop http://www.cgmwonline.com/nicolas-weiss-free-workshop.html
Aaron Blaise demos https://www.youtube.com/user/AaronBlaiseArt/videos

Reference & Image Resources
Cinematography Frames http://evanerichards.com/category/cinematography 

Reddit Photo Archive http://www.reddit.com/r/sfwpornnetwork/wiki/network#wiki_organic
Movie Screenshots http://movie-screencaps.com/movie-directory/
ARC Art Renewal Center http://www.artrenewal.org/pages/search.php
Landscape and Environment photos http://www.reddit.com/r/earthporn
Figure Drawing Reference, NSFW http://figuresfordrawing.tumblr.com/archive
Figure Drawing tool http://artists.pixelovely.com/practice-tools/figure-drawing/
NMA Figure Drawing YouTube: http://bit.ly/1vMhePA 

"Croquis CafĂ©" Figure Drawing http://www.youtube.com/user/onairvideo/videos
Fashion through the ages http://omgthatdress.tumblr.com/
WikiPaintings http://www.wikipaintings.org/
Portraits of Strangers http://www.flickr.com/photos/dannysantos/sets/72157622966228004/
5 Second Faces https://www.flickr.com/photos/fivesecfaces/page1/
Various Faces http://per-looks.tumblr.com/
Snapshots of scared people http://www.flickr.com/photos/nightmaresfearfactory/
DeviantArt Textures http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/textures/

Lost and Taken textures http://lostandtaken.com/gallery
Bodies in Motion http://www.scott-eaton.com/category/bodies-in-motion
Medieval Costume Reference http://armstreet.com/
Armor Reference http://notjustanarmor.tumblr.com/
Historical Costume Resources http://bit.ly/1fnOrXj
Macro Insect Photography http://melvynyeo.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0
Bargue Plates https://www.flickr.com/photos/martinoconnor/sets/72157629719283605
Mechanical Movements http://507movements.com/

Painting & Technique
General Digital Painting Tips http://androidarts.com/art_tut.htm
Light- a detailed tutorial http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/tutorials/light01.htm
Atmospheric Perspective http://www.arthints.com/what-is-atmospheric-perspective/
RGB Color Picker Technique by Lin Ran http://bit.ly/YVhXSp 
Tonal Organization, Loomis http://bit.ly/VIgqPK

Online Learning
New Masters Academy http://www.newmastersacademy.org/
Schoolism http://www.schoolism.com/

Inspiring Artists
Jaime Jones http://www.artpad.org/
Craig Mullins http://www.goodbrush.com/
Iain McCaig http://iainmccaig.blogspot.com/
Sergey Kolesov http://www.peleng.byethost12.com/
Nathan Fowkes http://nathanfowkes.blogspot.com/
Todd Lockwood http://www.toddlockwood.com/galleries/new_art/09/
Thomas Pringle http://pringleart.com/highlights/
L. D. Austin http://ldaustinart.blogspot.com/
John Watkiss http://johnwatkiss.blogspot.com/
Zhaoming Wu http://www.zhaomingwu.com/
Henry Yan http://www.henryyanart.com/portfolio.php
plus many many more...

The Round Tablet - Digital Art Resource http://theroundtablet.com/
Paul Felix drawing notes: http://bit.ly/1x309GC

Books

Cool Stuff
An inspiring interview with Guillermo Del Toro - Part 1 | Part 2
Animation Director Round Table - YouTube Link
Iain McCaig interview -YouTube Link 
Character Design http://pinterest.com/deniszilber/character-design/
Ralph McQuarrie, Star Wars Concept Artist: Tribute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlcjTqxzWEk
How To Train Your Dragon - Making Of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDsFQIWVfEQ
Art pricing guide http://www.artbusiness.com/artists-how-to-price-your-art-for-sale.html
Abstract design tool: http://weavesilk.com/
Glen Keane - Animation Podcast - Part 1: http://bit.ly/14IraCt Part 2: http://bit.ly/1DMbxp7
Studio Ghibli / Miyazaki documentary- http://bit.ly/1EDXTX7
Making of How to Train Your Dragon 2: http://www.dwaawards.com/video/

Freelance Tools
Pay Scale Guide http://www.artpact.com/Articles/32/PACT-Pay-Scale-Guidelines-for-Review 
Freelance Hourly Rate Calculator https://motivapp.com/freelance-hourly-rate-calculator

Story & Writing
Writing Excuses Podcast http://www.writingexcuses.com/