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those are my boots
they are amazing

i have a tumblr and it is nsfw

also hi i am [******** giant derp[/url]. for those who don't know how to read, i am a guy.

ever pulled the "it's my style card" when receiving critiques on art?
if you want crits on art or help with a wip, feel free to comment or pm me or ask for im/similar things. i'm generally up for at least a couple of pointers, and sometimes do redlines

and maybe an explanation that is pretty spot-on (whoa what deviantart actually has useful things? amazing!)

ART LINKS GO

reference images, tutorials on how to draw, and misc other helpful things i've collected from the interbutts
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this scanner is ******** amazing, scans 11x17, and only costs about $150
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andrew loomis made some of the best art instruction books (and they are even being reprinted!)
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mike mattesi made the most amazing book on figure drawing and you should buy it, it's not expensive. there is a second volume too, go get it!
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athletic body diversity reference. have trouble drawing different body types? just want to practice? save these and have at
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how to draw folds in clothing (check out the other links for more useful s**t)
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wally wood's 22 panels that always work, still working to this day
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iain mccaig on how to draw expressions
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stan prokopenko will tell you how to get ears to look right
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tom richmond of mad magazine fame will tell you how to draw great hands
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rad sechrist teaches you how to draw and is generally awesome
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draw lots of guns? can't draw hands holding them to save your life? man do i have news for you
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these two articles are great for drawing pants and shirts right, respectively
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stuff by/for pro artists

the art center
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various tutorials
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more educational stuff
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photo references galore
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more photo refs
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the bodies in motion reference library is exactly what it sounds like
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posemaniacs is pretty useful, but i wouldn't rely on it too much since those poses are stiff and the muscles don't really move. good for basic pose reference, not so good for anything else
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pixelovely has a great figure drawing tool, with some really interesting poses
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dc cartoon archives. you're not gonna find this s**t anywhere else on the net (unless you've seen reposts!)
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interviews from pro artists
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marianne walker, product director for copic markers, has lots of tips on how to use them
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publishing your work is a little easier than you might think
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opencanvas is easy and free, and even comes with a paintchat-like function
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paint tool sai is ******** amazing and i say that without bias and having used the latest version of photoshop. the link is a trial but i'm sure i can be persuaded to share my version if you'd care to ask!
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AND NOW FOR SOME ART

did you know that looking at amazing artists will, after making you cry like a little b***h, inspire you to improve? trufax!

want to read some comics, but don't have the software? download cdisplay!
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blacksad is a ******** amazing comic. you're welcome (or buy it here)
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ratfist is by doug tennapel (earthworm jim, creature tech, etc), is 150 pages, and is free to read online. also i cried at the end ;_;
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templar, az, by spike trotman is ********. awesome. and spike's a cool lady too
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transmetropolitan is also pretty awesome
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kent mudle's beret is interesting and well-cartooned, if a little on the short side
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gunnerkrigg court is a cool webcomic which is also in print. check the style at the beginning and the current style. that is how art is supposed to work
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khaos komix for lgbt-themes. shitty art that doesn't improve all that much, but the story is good enough to mask it
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mad rupert does sakana and it is god damn great
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boulet (aka gilles roussel) is funny as ******** and obviously french
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e.k. weaver draws the less than epic adventures of tj & amal. foreshadowing and dudes kissin dudes, what more could you want?
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john mueller drew (more like painted) oink, and i ******** dare you to try and find a printed copy. if you don't mind digital copies, though...
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vibe is drawn by dan ciurczak/soulkarl and is fantastic (and colorful)
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beck grundy does string theory, another webcomic i am in lust with. wonderful characterization and lots of suspense
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best friends forever is pretty cute, drawn by mickey quinn
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alex ross i'm sure you are aware of already, but still! dude's awesome, even if that style doesn't lend itself well to churning out comics quickly
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zombiewaffe is about zombies. surprising, i know. drawn by malon falch
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shiver bureau is a webcomic by walter ostlie, who has worked on x-men, captain america, and a bunch of other professional comix
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emily carroll does some nice comics (online, too!)
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alfonse mucha, likewise, is pretty well known, but hey, worth linking
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clement sauve was ******** amazing. died in his 30s, jan 2011 ;_;
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moebius or jean giraud, also recently deceased ;__;
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alex maleev worked on batman, spiderman, daredevil, etc etc
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feng zhu is a professional storyboard artist and sometimes posts art from lectures
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ryan church is an awesome concept artist, worked on avatar, star wars, and a load of other movies
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adam hughes' art makes me want to both wank madly and sit in a corner sobbing. ******** worked on catwoman, wonderwoman, tomb raider, zatanna, and other things. are you seeing a pattern here?
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rob richesson, a storyboard artist/illustrator, worked on aeon flux, avatar (the last airbender), and american beauty
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dan milligan, storyboard/concept artist, worked on 300 (yes, the movie), infamous2, and a shitload of other games
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adrien van viersen, storyboard/production artist, worked in xmen2/3, the hulk, and x-files. not too fond of his illustrations, but storyboards are nice
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tommy lee edwards, illustrator, has a comic up, free to read! site's hard to navigate though
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rodolfo damaggio, all around awesome dude and ohmygodamazing. worked on hidalgo, green lantern, captain america, iron man, lemony snicket, etc. also inked for rob campanella, klaus janson, and others. all images are HUGE res, wouldn't recommend if you've got a slow connection
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dwayne mcduffie did static shock and a whole shitload of other projects. rip :c
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alex raymond. wait, what? flash gordon? ******** that, check out his usmc art.
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syd mead is pretty ******** amazing in all fields of work. tron (old and new), the island, mission to mars, bladerunner, mobile suit gundam, space cruiser/battleship yamato, etc
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nathan schroeder is a concept artist of epic proportions. no, really, look at that s**t. worked on pirates of the caribbean, lemony snicket, fantastic four, the haunted mansion (the ride, not the movie), the island, xmen, etc
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ben caldwell oh my god. ******** amazing cartoony style and just plain awesome in general. also he did a whole lot of books on how to draw s**t (follow the links at the top for other ben c-related stuff like art and comix)
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yanick paquette is french canadian and therefore has the best accent (and is a pretty cool dude on top of that). batman incorporated and great art in general
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cameron stewart is also canadian but unfortunately possesses no awesome accent. worked on suicide girls and a whole lot of assassin's creed comics
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jill thompson does scary godmother and did a sandman one-shot (also holy s**t $2500 for a single page that is stupid awesome profit)
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german shible is a pretty classy dude and does some nice illustration
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Tabitha Ravenwood

Report | 12/24/2014 2:46 pm

Tabitha Ravenwood

Wow. That freaking sucks. We are just getting over a really bad virus..my son and I, as well. I hope you get better and that it doesnt effect anything really important for a prolong period of time.
Tabitha Ravenwood

Report | 12/24/2014 1:38 pm

Tabitha Ravenwood

what are you up to?
Ive been giving out stuff to greedy and needy gaians..
Tabitha Ravenwood

Report | 12/24/2014 1:04 pm

Tabitha Ravenwood

Lol that was a good one
Your avatar reminds me of the boss from an old school video game.
Tabitha Ravenwood

Report | 12/24/2014 12:56 pm

Tabitha Ravenwood

Merry Xmas Eve...The X is for Xtreme Presents xp
II Neku II

Report | 12/19/2014 10:24 pm

II Neku II

I came here to say that your avatar is pretty cool, and admittedly your username makes me somewhat anxious, but holy s**t, your profile is the most useful one I've ever seen on Gaia or any other forum site. I'll be bookmarking it; all those art links look so helpful! eek Thank you for compiling that list!
An Education

Report | 12/18/2014 10:44 am

An Education

I can't remember what it was exactly - but it got me fkn annoyed on the first 10 minutes of the site...
probbs all the colors.
An Education

Report | 12/18/2014 10:36 am

An Education

It's not my cup-o-tea.
An Education

Report | 12/18/2014 2:04 am

An Education

OOOH THAT PIECE OF s**t.
I mean that website... lol
An Education

Report | 12/17/2014 2:03 am

An Education

probably you know exclaim
Rec? The only Rec I know was a spanish zombie movie that was p good.
An Education

Report | 12/16/2014 11:03 am

An Education

wee lad, when are you going to stream again?

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this world needs more people who can appreciate a dirty boot enough to lick it clean

avatar storage thread

idk where yall are getting 'she' from, but it's getting annoying.

are you a dummy?