Recommended Resources for

FOUNDATION SKILLS

While we hope these resources get you started in the right direction, but by no means do they represents the entire spectrum of those available to you.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

These are the websites, tutorials, books and other media that we think every aspiring artist ought to know about. Start here when looking for help.

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  • Dynamic Sketching 1
    by Peter Han
    Why We Like It
    Peter Han offers a traditional approach in taking you through the basic drawing skills, by breaking down objects to their most simplistic forms.
  • Analytical Figure Drawing
    by Ron Lemen
    Why We Like It
    Ron Lemen does an in-depth study of the figure and surface anatomy while focusing on the analysis of form, construction, and perspective of the human structure.
  • Painting with Confidence
    by Learned Squared
    Why We Like It
    Anthony Jones goes through an intensive 8-week course where he teaches you what it takes to become a better artist and painter through a variety of exercises.
  • How to Draw
    by Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling
    Why We Like It
    Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling show how to accurately draw in perspective by using foundation techniques used by artists, architects, and designers.
  • How to Render
    by Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling
    Why We Like It
    Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling teach the fundamentals of lights, shadow, and reflectivity when rendering objects while helping to improve the visual understanding of the world around us.
  • Framed Ink
    by Marcos Mateu-Mestre
    Why We Like It
    Marcos Mateu Mestre guides you through visual storytelling by teaching effective composition and shot techniques as well as good environment development in a graphical way.
  • Figure Drawing for All It's Worth
    by Andrew Loomis
    Why We Like It
    Andrew Loomis goes through his drawing process covering a variety of topics like anatomy, planes and lighting, drawing from a live model, and figures in action.
  • Foundation Group
    through Patreon
    Why We Like It
    John Park, Matthew Zikry, and Daniel Park are great in teaching the fundamentals of art and design with the opportunity of work submission and critique.

PAID STREAMING TUTORIAL VIDEOS

Tutorial videos are a great way to learn new skills in tandem with your main education. Artistic progress is measured in slow, steady improvements in your work and work ethic. Even if you only learn one new thing from a tutorial video, you are still headed in the right direction.

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FREE STREAMING TUTORIAL VIDEOS

Tutorial videos are a great way to learn new skills in tandem with your main education. Artistic progress is measured in slow, steady improvements in your work and work ethic. Even if you only learn one new thing from a tutorial video, you are still headed in the right direction.

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ANATOMY
COLOR THEORY
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DRAWING
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BOOKS, MAGAZINES AND PRINTED PUBLICATIONS

Printed media is not dead! There is so much knowledge documented within the pages of books and magazines. Use them to your advantage.

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