Really nice tutorial on the theory behind painting, both digitally and traditionally. Lots opf helpfull stuff about lighting, go read this: http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm
Feng Zhu: http://www.artbyfeng.com
Seung Ho: http://go.to/seungho
Michael Tarwater: http://www.anycities.com/user/tarwater
James Hawkins: http://www.hawkprey.com
Jason Dalton: http://www.planetquake.com/polycount.../crystalmesh3d
David King: http://www.planetquake.com/polycount...es/kingscastle
Daniel Forsgren: http://www.danielforsgren.com
Craig Mullins: http://www.goodbrush.com/mainpage/index2.htm
Hyung-Tae Kim: http://www.hyung-taekim.org
Khang Le: http://www.khangle.net
A. Niklas Jansson: http://www.itchstudios.com/psg
Nicolas "Sparth" Bouvier: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/arth
Justin Cherry: http://www.nivbed.com
Frank Frazetta: http://www.die-einherjar.de
Jon Foster: http://www.jonfoster.com
Contains forums, tutorials and portfolios
Does contain some 2D art forums
Excellent anatomy reference, includes manga, animal references, muscle photos and lots more.
Gallery and forums.
2d & 3d art forums
Digital art forums.
Great for anyone into car design, lots of examples of excellent renderings, and forums.
Galleries, contests & more.
Sci-fi & Fantasy art site.
TDR's custom brush list
If you want to add some more post them and I'll add them to the list.
[UPDATE] Added some of the sites suggested by other people and a few I've found useful.
Anyone that's into industrial design style stuff should check out Daniel Forsgren.[/UPDATE]
[UPDATE: Feb 6, 04] Added a few more sites, a number of these artists can be found at conceptart.org (check out thunderdome 7, ends on the 10th).[/UPDATE]
hmm pretty nice sites i recommend ppl to go check it out
I love the art on the artbyfeng page. Its awesome stuff. I'm still looking through the others. Thanks :D
My favourites are: Feng Zhu, James Hawkins and Michael Tarwater.
In terms of reference fineart.sk is very hard to beat.
Feng Zhu is kewl!:D . I'm gonna use one of his sketches for an example for an archer.
seung ho's paintings are really cool... well the frist ones are and the sketches and stuff are cooool too:D :D 2 thumbs up:ggani:
for some reason, asian people have a very distinct style of drawing. like fen zhu.
That is so hype. The other artists seem so "non-anime", but watever flaots t hier boat
It seems a lot of art rises and falls with the right tools. I'm gonna see if I can buy those 10% - 30% - 50% grey markers.
those r all awsom!
All hail feng Zhu! And his hot drawings!
a very good all around art site, i regularly visit as "bladey"
art site i vist alot :D
yeap i learned every thing from these sites 8)
Oh, and here's something completely off topic...but still a 'godly' fanart site...she's Japanese BTW...and her works are all done on Photoshop...the topic is the anime Hellsing.
Here's a walkthrough...the site's in Japanese...
Click on....Gallery on the left bar:
- Click the first link with three chinese characters to go to the Hellsing art gallery
- The second link are non-Hellsing art
- The last link with four chinese characters consists of random thought scribbles (very funny)
- The two links with the letters 'CG' are tutorial links...done by the artist herself...but since they're all in Japanese you won't get much from it aside from the pictures...
Click on....Paint BBS:
A pop up will show up...this is one of the best gallery forums on the net...mind you, everything's done by mouse. You get the good stuff...wacky stuff...ugly stuff...and something new goes up almost everyday.
Here's the link.
SOLID & ETC
Check out some of the portfolios of the guys here: http://www.cardesignnews.com/portfol...ent/index.html
The picture was inked using a ball point pen, and holds it's own before the marker work.
If you do get them I'd learn how to use them. They cost about $7-8 australian. A lot of the power comes from the highlights, which are generally done with white pencil and the pen outlines. Check out this tutorial: http://www.cardesignnews.com/studio/...rye/index.html
Most of it could be produced using a finliner and pencils, something like a permanent marker and a red texta could do the rest.
I'd think of it as a picture has to be good for materials to make a difference, and that pictures done with low quality materials can look better than good pictures done with high quality materials.
Ultimately it's the artist that makes the work, not the materials.
i thought id share some of my favorite tutoriouls , hope these help ^_^
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