View Full Version : Helpful art links

11-23-2004, 01:49 PM
This thread is dedicated to gathering links to Web sites (including some fabulous Wet Canvas links and Articles) with info for learning how to draw .........

The majority of these links are a condensed version of Jet's ** DRAWING FAQs ** + STOP + thread and full credit is going to him for starting the original thread and also to others who have made contributions! :clap:

I have condensed this thread to just text links so it will be easier for members to find all the links in one post instead of wading through the 9 full pages of the old one.


PS: If you find a broken link let a moderator know so it can be fixed or deleted :)
PSS: Please make sure links submitted to this thread are applicable to this forum! Not all links will be added as we don't want too much info on the same subject or links to other web sites that have a list of links.

WC - Basic 101 Drawing Classes Hosted by our very own JayD!
ALL Drawing 101 class threads can be found here: WC Basic 101 Drawing Class Links (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316196)

Tools of the trade! covering everything from paper/pens/pencils and more:
Article on: "Types of Drawing Papers/Surfaces" (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/3698/520/)
Hints for drawing on easel (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=233360)

Drawing basics/lessons/various/links covering everything from perspective to shading:
The Wet Canvas Art Glossary - all the art terms explained! (http://www.wetcanvas.com/help/category.php?catId=11)
Sketching on Location:
Pencil Technique (http://www.awn.com/mag/issue6.01/6.01pages/6.01vilppu.php3)
How to Draw with Graphite (http://www.toadhollowstudio.com/fvhowto.html)
elements of perspective (http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/tech10.html)
Basic Line Turorial (http://daphne.palomar.edu/design/line.html)
Basic Perspective Turorial (http://daphne.palomar.edu/design/space2.html#lperspective)
"Pen & Ink - Shading/Techniques/Lesson" (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/3698/194/)
"Perspective, Cube, Pyramd, Cone, Circle, Cylinder, Sphere" (http://www.drawblood.com/Tutorials.html)
Learn to Draw - easy to follow interactive instruction (http://www.learn-to-draw.com/)
Instruction for Charcoal & Graphite Pencil Artists (http://www.jdhillberry.com/how_to_draw_pg2.htm)
Renaissance Perspective - A Barn (http://www.wetcanvas.com/ArtSchool/Drawing/RenBarn/barn01.html)
Drawing in One-Point Perspective (http://www.olejarz.com/arted/perspective/intro10.html)

Portrait Art Links
Tips on how to draw faces and portraits (http://www.portrait-artist.org/index.html)

Portrait project/lessons by baquitania (Bobby) below:
5 week Self Portrait Project (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=119052)
Single Eye/Homework #1 - though the actual homework is on page 2 of this thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=119052)
Both Eyes/Homework # 2 (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=120283&perpage=15&pagenumber=1)
The Nose/Homework # 3 (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=128798)
The Mouth/ Homework # 4 (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=137557)
Drawing Hair: The LAST Portrait Homework! (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153306)

Animal Art
M J Sibley - Canine Art and Tutorials (http://www.sibleyfineart.com/index.htm?tipsndx.htm)
"Drawing a Dog in Graphite" (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/2921/276/)

Life and Figure drawing (WARNING these links contain NUDITY!)
Drapery and Figure drawing tutorials (http://www.creativespotlite.com/drawing-lessons.htm)

Taking photos of your art and Scanning links
Graphics Unleashed--Scanning Oversize Prints & Odd-Shaped Items (http://www.unleash.com/articles/scan3d/)
Tips on scanning your art (http://www.scantips.com/)
How to Photograph Your Paintings (Digitally) (http://www.betterphoto.com/exploring/shootingPaintings.asp)

Landscape Art links
"Creating A Misty Moonrise In Graphite And Charcoal" (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/16781/453/)

Comic & Anime/Manga styled art
Anime/Manga drawing lessons (http://www.polykarbon.com/tutorials/index.htm)
Perspective Tutorials (Comics) (http://www.scottmcdaniel.net/drawing/perspective/perspective.html)


02-01-2009, 01:17 AM
One of my all time favourites covering every aspect of drawing, but concentrating on face and figure....free to download, are Andrew Loomis's art books. (http://www.placidchaos.com/AM/index.php?title=andrew_loomis&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1)