Daily practice tools for artists
It’s hard to find guided practice tools for artists, so here’s what I’ve been able to find. Feel free to add your own and build this list. Also click back to the source every so often because I add resources whenever I find ‘em!
New resource added to the list!
Ok here is a compilation of all the software and useful tools I’ve come across whilst writing. Some of them I’ve reviewed on here already, more coming soon.
Got an idea? Well get planning! Here’s some useful outlining, brainstorming and mind- mapping software:
Just want to get writing? You want a word processor:
Making notes? Here you go:
Timelines giving you a headache? Try these:
Now perhaps you want to organise those notes. Got a lot of research? Character sheets? Images? Well here’s some tools to keep all that together:
Are you easily distracted? The following tools will keep you on track:
Even more productivity tools to help keep you focussed on your task:
So you’ve got something down? Need to edit?
All done? Perhaps you’d like some e-publishing tools:
I’m feeling generous, have some more cool stuff:
Enjoy! I may update the list as I find more, or I’ll make a second list.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN →
IF YOU ARE STREAMING, DON’T USE PROCASTER.
DON’T. USE. PROCASTER.
Livestream procaster consumes large amounts of cpu for nothing. No joke, nothing. As a result your stream can become laggy and sometimes it can damage your hardware as your PC has to push itself to keep what…
ANOTHER ANATOMY POST! Only three vertebrate groups have successfully evolved flight: Birds, Bats, and Pterosaurs, which are NOT dinosaurs, and are an extremely diverse group of reptiles! Pterodactyl is not the only one. However, birds ARE dinosaurs. Avian dinosaurs!
Wings are not some extra structure you tack on to a creature and somehow the arms go away— they ARE arms. Think about that when you are designing creatures with wings and also giving them arms. That means your creature has six limbs.
Next anatomy post: The anatomy and evolution of DRAGONS. If you guys have any requests, feel free to send them in!
i watched you stream a while ago and was interested in the big list of color swatches you were using, did you make it or download it from somewhere? :)
oh hello!! sorry for the late reply but im assuming you mean this one?
you can get it straight off photoshop~ if you go the lil drop down menu under the ‘x’ sign on the swatches panel it’ ll be called “pantone colour bridge CMYK EC!!
I’ve had people insist that I used 3d an photos, despite my assertion that I haven’t.
You can see the thread here
But this isn’t for them. This is for people that like to see the process of an illustration. I tried to break it down, but if there are any questions, please ask. I have no problem with artists using photos or 3d in their digital work, so when I say I didn’t use photos or 3d for this image, it was that I wanted to see what I could accomplish on my own (with a couple of filters at the end). And if after this process post people still refuse to believe that I didn’t use photos or 3d….. I will take that as a compliment.
eyy your art is amazing and it rly makes me feel like drawing B) i'd just like to ask, do you have any tips on drawing the folds and creases on clothing? i'm not really sure how to do it ;^; thanks for your time and for spending the effort to make pretty art uwu
Thank you! Honestly, I’m a bit surprised because I’ve always considered folds to be my weakest side. Here’s a few tips that help you maybe!
Here is a bunch of tutorials that will help you as well, I think. Sorry for my English x3
Your traditional art (well, all your art, really) is awesome! May I ask, what kind of pens do you use for coloring? I have Prismacolors and they never turn out as nicely as your stuff.
Hey! Thank you!!
I use a Pentel brushpen for lines and blacks.
For other lining stuff I use uni pin fine liners size 0.2 and 0.8
For colouring I use Touch Three markers! I don’t really have a lot of experience with markers and stuff and I’ve only tried Promarkers and Copics from friends who have them but I personally have only ever owned Spectrum Noir markers (which were kinda okay but they died really REALLY fast for some reason) so now I have these Touch Three markers which are from the cheap end (one marker costs under a dollar) and I feel like they are some sort of hidden gem? I bought a lot of 30 off aliexpress.com and they are really goddamn good. To me at least. Idk.
This is how they look like more or less. If you search on aliexpress something like ”touch three marker lot” you will probably find some listings for them and most of those come with a cool carrying bag as well PLUS you can pick all the colours yourself! Or at least it was like that when I ordered them months ago.
What you see me use the most in my drawings though, are the grays. I just love using the warm and cool grey tones haha and they also have a thing like blue grey and green grey! Really cool.
These are the colours that I own! woo bad phone pics
I hope this somewhat answers your question!