Tutorials from YouTube
There are many places you will find resources to help you with your art. From deviantART's own vast resources, tutorials, stock images provided by artists to your public library, bookstores, art sessions to name a few. YouTube is one such resource hub. From live video which explains materials and products you would need for your traditional or digital artwork, to painting demonstrations that are live to 'speedpaints', they offer various ways audio-visual medium and such a large diversity of artists help with getting help you need. You are encouraged to find more and browse more to research, study and practice.
This Resources for Artists is the 3rd in the series of the article, and the 1st chapter for the YouTube resources list. If you have any links to amazing tutorials, video demonstrations, YouTube channels that you are aware of, do share them below in the comments and they will likely appear in the next series. You are welcome to share this article!
FZD School of Design provides an education in entertainment design and their YouTube channel provides a lot of demonstrations to create concept designs for games, feature films, consumer products and focusing on the fundamentals understandings and some insights you would require to be in the career. This is not a full study channel as those are actually taught in their actual courses, however, the demonstrations and explanations given are of tremendous help and could be applied to various types of works you do, whether digital or traditional.
Some videos are shown below (part 1 of the videos shown):
Oldest to Newest
You are encouraged to go through them serially as oftentimes, advices are often repeated or continued.
Episode 1: Shot Setup Part 1
Episode 4: Sea Monster Part 1
Episode 6: Floating Bugs Part 1
Episode 8: Skull Village Part 1
Episode 19: Portfolio Prep Part 1
Episode 20: Portfolio Part 1
Episode 29: FOV in Games Part 1
Episode 36: Traditional Mediums
Episode 37: Inspiration
Episode 38: Reference Books Part 1
Episode 52: Visual Library
o_O But, phoenixleo, this is not YouTube! Yes, yes, it isn't, but if anything in the world deserves a special recognition in a YouTube article, it's this one to begin with!
Everyone starts as a beginner. You ask, "how do I start painting digitally in [insert software]?". Well, here's the answer! Ctrl+Paint is dedicated to the basics of digital painting, brought to you by Matt Kohr. Built in a curriculum setting, you will find various sections to help you, from Digital Painting 101, Traditional Drawing, Composition Basics, Anatomy, Perspective, Mindset and Habits, etc!
Some videos are shown below:
1) Digital Painting 101: Part 1: Intro
2) Traditional Drawing: Crosshatching
2) Traditional Drawing: Constructive Form Part 1
3) Drawing 2: Sketching With Lines
3) Drawing 2: Fluid Linework
3) Drawing 2: Line Weight
Currently, it's presence on YouTube being of an year, ProkoTV has been one of the rising channels for drawing resources. Video instructions are shortened versions of the actual fee version of the videos in the main website, it's nonetheless helpful for both beginners and advanced artists. Taught in a easy and sometimes humorous method, it will help with various concepts such as anatomy, values, perspective, form, shading, etc!
Some videos are shown below:
Videos from oldest to newest
How to the Draw Head from Any Angle
How to Draw the Head - Front View
How to Draw the Head - Side View
How to Draw Eyes - Structure
How to Draw an Eye - Step by Step
Shading Light and Form - Basics
The Basic Elements - Shape, Value, Colour and Edge
The Illusion of Depth - Contrast, Aerial Perspective and Form
The Illusion of Depth - Perspective, Details and Overlapping Forms
The Illusion of Depth - Edge, Line, Cast Shadow, and Paint Thickness
How To Draw Gesture
How to Draw Gesture - Step by Step
How to Simplify the Motion of the Torso - The Bean
Structure Basics - Making Things Look 3D
Landmarks of the Human Body
Landmarks Example - Step by Step
Resources For Artists: Colour Scheme Tools
Resources For Artists: Art of Civilizations Past
There's more to come in the next issue! Again, if you have more links of videos and/or channels, don't hesitate to link to them in the comments below!
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