The Reference Bucket

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The Reference Bucket

Postby AssistantCrone » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:55 pm

Artperson? Seen something that's highly useful but non-Groeningy? Link it here! Tutorials, photos, your own examples, etc.


I'll start by linking some figure-drawing tutorials from the author of The Meek. One of several splendid things about this comic is its lively, variety-friendly art style, and behold there is a list of how to do this sort of thing like in that. It cuts through a lot of crap.

 
Poses!

Heads!

Expressions!

Hands!

Feet!

Women!

Men!


Go Planet! As before, link away with the useful stuff.
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Re: The Reference Bucket

Postby AssistantCrone » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:46 pm

More faces. Some beautiful examples in this one.
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Re: The Reference Bucket

Postby AssistantCrone » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:56 pm

A tiny bit about the sort of shading you get on hair and such.
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Re: The Reference Bucket

Postby Archonix » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:37 pm

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Re: The Reference Bucket

Postby c_nordlander » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:10 pm

I think this needs to go here.

Facial expression tutorial from the artist of Lackadaisy

Yes, I know she uses anthropomorphic cats, but this stuff is intensely useful if you draw mostly primates, too. Should be required reading for anyone who thinks about doing comics.
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This is the end;
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But a bad friend;
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Over and over;
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Re: The Reference Bucket

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Re: The Reference Bucket

Postby AssistantCrone » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:23 pm

Guys guys guys remember when I was going on about Trinny and Susannah's twelve female body shapes? You do, right? It was a lot. Today I went looking for body shape guides and I found that someone had drawn this stuff out for female figures of the same height and usually the same body mass. Go and look at this because it's a great way to draw realistically different thin people. (The same rules do, of course, apply to other sizes, but I'm fed up with only being able to tell thin women apart by tit size).

Link is here and I'm attaching it as well in case the source ever goes away.
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Re: The Reference Bucket

Postby Archonix » Thu May 09, 2013 12:39 am

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Re: The Reference Bucket

Postby AssistantCrone » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:35 pm

Tendon-stretching exercises. For the past few months, I've had very annoying tendon pain in my drawing hand. These stretches are quick, straightforward, and while using them I found the tendon that was giving me the most grief.
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Re: The Reference Bucket

Postby Nidotamer » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:34 am

If the topic's still "open" then I've got a thing!

https://www.pinterest.com/characterdesigh/

Despite the name, it's more like a big library of refs and tutorials nicely categorized. I don't think it'll let you get too far without an account but I think the sheer content might make up for it!
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[21:32] <Chris> My life is now complete.
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Re: The Reference Bucket

Postby c_nordlander » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:08 pm

That looks awesome! Thank you for linking it.
The noose draws tighter;
This is the end;
I'm a good fighter
But a bad friend;
I've played the traitor
Over and over;
I'm a good hater
But a bad lover.


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