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Recommended Art Tutorials and Resources

Updated 4 months ago

✧ Digital Art Hardware ✧ 

‚úß Getting Started ‚úß

Proko: Great educational youtube channel with tutorial on many subjects including fundamentals, very well explained! Great place to start as a beginner or to improve skills at any level. Relevant for traditional & Digital Artists

Onepixelbrush Tutorials by Shaddy Safadi:¬†Great tutorial series for people starting out in Photoshop. Great general knowledge about art/industry/learning mindset. ¬†Watch Videos #0 through #8 in order & Download ‚ÄúShad Brush Set‚ÄĚ To use along with tutorial (top right of website)

✧ Improving Skills ✧

Marco Bucci: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsDxB-CSMQ0Vu_hTag7-2UQ 

Aaron Blaise: 

Atey Ghailan AKA Snatti89: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQdfaDzzfQJ-5qfBmy8frVg/videos

Will Terry: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA-iu9bp3mT9JgsUGCFIzZA

Dave Greco: https://www.youtube.com/user/Mynril/videos

James Gurney- Watercolor/Gouache painter and great teacher! Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIoOLzT1jbxAcPW99xn0zQ 

(A favorite video on his youtube channel about brushwork: https://youtu.be/qplDEt_WWyY )

Gumroad Tutorials: https://gumroad.com/gurneyjourney (Painting in the Wild is my favorite)

Jeremy Fenske:

Feng Zhu: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbdyjrrJAjDIACjCsjAGFAA

Alphonso Dunn: 

Great traditional drawing and inking tutorials!

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoBapgfK_m6G7airg1rdn8w 

Sinix Design: https://www.youtube.com/user/sinixdesign

Ahmed Aldoori: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDyqxplQ3PQcCJhEW-GLgXg

Sakimichan: https://gumroad.com/sakimichan

Level Up Sessions: https://www.youtube.com/user/levelupsessions/videos

MikeyMegaMega:

Anime-Style Art Tutorials and Lots of Tablet/Art tool reviews!

https://www.youtube.com/user/mikeymegamega/featured

Swatches: Youtube channel of artist Clint Cearley: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiU1-5VronbfeScuABAJC4A

Mark Brunet: Cubebrush tutorials/market: https://cubebrush.co/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjLLr85ub5AIVDs53Ch2p6QZEEAAYASAAEgKe2_D_BwE

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKtu_JtQCY0yryIy6zK4ZCg

Borodante: https://www.youtube.com/user/dante88s/featured

Chris Oatley: https://www.youtube.com/user/coatley/videos 

Oatley Academy: https://oatleyacademy.com/courses/

Lena Rivo: https://www.lenarivo.com/ Sign up for the newsletter on her site to be sent a very helpful gouache beginners guide.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv8u_yFthEO-wF0dEqJgR6A/featured

Justin Donaldson: Wonderful gouache/Poster color tutorials!

https://gumroad.com/justindonaldson

Minnie Small: Awesome art/creative channel with relaxing vibes.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLcxo0ysMP27XTiRKqrdASg/videos

Mateusz Urbanowicz: https://www.youtube.com/user/mattjabbar

✧ Online schools ✧  

Schoolism: https://www.schoolism.com/  (Favorite course: Landscape Sketching in Watercolor and Gouache with Nathan Fowkes but there are many great ones!)

Society of Visual Storytelling: https://www.svslearn.com/ Run by artists  Will Terry, Lee White, and Jake Parker, with focus on children’s illustration.

Watts Atelier: https://www.wattsatelier.com/

Learn Squared: https://www.learnsquared.com/

CG Master Academy: https://www.cgmasteracademy.com/

Artstation Learning: https://www.artstation.com/learning

‚úß Books ‚úß

Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers by  Marcos Mateu-Mestre: https://amzn.to/2HkEF0z - Guide to visual storytelling and composition design.  

Light for Visual Artists: Understanding & Using Light in Art & Design by Richard Yot (Book) https://amzn.to/2HpDNId

Check out the Color and Light tutorial on his website: http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/tutorials.html

Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter By James Gurney https://amzn.to/2Zr2Ox0

Composition of Outdoor Painting By Edgar Payne https://amzn.to/2ZikPyo

How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal By Nathan Fowkes https://amzn.to/2Hoha71  

How to Paint Landscapes Quickly and Beautifully in Watercolor and Gouache By Nathan Fowkes: https://amzn.to/35z0zad

Figure Drawing: Design and Invention By Michael Hampton: https://amzn.to/31X9tfZ

Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth By Andrew Loomis https://amzn.to/321CMhw

✧ Figure drawing practice sessions & Anatomy Reference  ✧  

Draw This! 

Non-Nude: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOVNvkn-f6BW18AvplWI8YA 

Croquis Cafe: https://onairvideo.com

Nude: https://vimeo.com/croquiscafe

New Master’s Academy: (Also check the other playlists/videos on this channel for some good tutorial stuff!)  

Non-Nude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Y7_v-ZN8w&list=PL7EWYwaF6E-FZ8JiBlz2tF1DQUCw-GCmn&index=3 

Nude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSvq8FaU7vA&list=PL7EWYwaF6E-Exv72kVT4yYJM2lX-Xf66I

Quick Sketch Figure Drawing: 

Nude and Non-Nude: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPEQKCJgy-hinEy5rLe_xtQ/videos

Line-of-Action: 

Nude and Non-Nude: https://line-of-action.com/

SketchDaily: 

Nude and Censored: http://reference.sketchdaily.net/en

Posemaniacs: http://www.posemaniacs.com/

Skull Reference Images: https://www.deviantart.com/t-tiger/art/Skull-reference-images-204853366

Planes of the Head Images: https://polycount.com/discussion/76733/john-asaros-planes-of-the-head-high-res-photos

Planes of the Head 3D Model: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/asaro-head-9d26548182f8465a8e97371a9170561e

✧ Virtual Plein Air Environment Practice  ✧

What is Virtual Plein Air? Check the video below!

How to Study Art Part 1: Virtual Plein Air Landscape Painting  youtube video by Jon Torres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ja3OAS-PtY

Find reference for Virtual Plein Air painting: http://www.mapcrunch.com/

Virtual Plein Air Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290155717818479/

✧ Favorite Brush Sets: ✧

Shaddy Safadi: http://onepixelbrush.com/tutorials/

HoustonSharp: http://houstonsharp.deviantart.com/art/My-Brushes-424639896

Greg Rutkowski: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/KJa2W

Jeremy Fenske: https://gumroad.com/jeremyfenske (Brushes and other good tutorials)

Sakimichan: http://sakimichan.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Brushes-343664542

Aaron Blaise: https://creatureartteacher.com/product-category/tutorials-lessons/brush-texture-sets/

‚úß My Brush Sets: ‚úß

Basic painting set: https://bit.ly/2DWyn86

Painterly style brushes: https://bit.ly/2Ohnhhe

Ghibli Inspired set: https://artstn.co/m/avRD My brushes in format for Clip Studio Paint: https://bit.ly/2IsW36E  (thanks to artiv3lla)  

‚úß Reference/stock photos ‚úß

Pexels: https://www.pexels.com/ Free to use Images

Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/  Free to use Images

Pixabay: https://pixabay.com   Free to use Images

Photobash: Awesome selection of Royalty free photo reference packs for purchase https://www.photobash.org/ (some free packs available too)

Artstation Marketplace: https://www.artstation.com/marketplace/game-dev/resources/photography/reference

✧ Art Talks/Inspiring Podcasts and Impactful Videos ✧

Failing Your Way to Success with Dave Rapoza: https://youtu.be/Q5GXQzFfnHQ Getting Better Faster - Painting with 80/20 Rule (video) - Proko  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GknVZeFJ2Ug Jake Parker (video)-  The 10,000 Minutes Rule?  https://youtu.be/5Ej7E1U8Vdw

Matt D’avella Ground Up Show Ep 045 (video) - Reject Perfection w/ Caroline Lee  https://youtu.be/Rf4i8oLA9mQ

One Fantastic Week: https://www.youtube.com/user/Bugmeyer/featured

Draftsmen Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtG4P3lq8RHHAgsTl7_pd55-qHOxUBi3B

Art Cafe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyGGrJ-wQlvcWujLKHzB42w/featured

Level Up!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOzPkdDPBOrEKyUrRSCZv0A

✧ Inspiring/ Motivational channels for Entrepreneurs and Creatives ✧

Matt D’Avella: https://www.youtube.com/user/blackboxfilmcompany

Tom Bilyeu Impact Theory: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnYMOamNKLGVlJgRUbamveA/featured

Brendon Burchard: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCySH3WVP-5d4aJIfn8-WoPA

Jay Shetty: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbV60AGIHKz2xIGvbk0LLvg

✧ Inspiring or Relaxing Ambient Music and Sounds ✧

Ambient Worlds: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfR8HhkbpDAwvYxrecNg4Mg/videos

The Guild of Ambience: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvVWCrxq_aZr7fN_KpaGGTA

Cafe Music: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJhjE7wbdYAae1G25m0tHAA

Winter Whale ASMR: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTUz24QLqXue53O4dLuyMtw/featured

ChilledCow: Lofi Hip Hop radio: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSJ4gkVC6NrvII8umztf0Ow

Noisili: https://www.noisli.com/ Customize a mix relaxing background noises

A Soft Murmur: https://asoftmurmur.com/ More customizeable noises

Rainy Mood: https://www.rainymood.com/

Rainyscope: http://rainyscope.com/#slide-1

* Links to books are amazon affiliate links https://amzn.to/35z0zad

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