/loomis/ resource hub

The >>>/loomis/ resource hub is a repository of various books and videos on the subjects of drawing, painting and animation. Please share this page (https://8ch.net/loomis/hub.html) in art-related threads you happen across on 8chan to increase participation on the board; thanks in advance!

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Videos (Drawing/Painting)

Drawing and Painting Playlists

the Drawing Database (Marc Leone / NKU) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNPLX1hfy3Q8zr4eKvmhLGQ/playlists

Art teacher Marc Leone of Northern Kentucky University takes you through a variety of basic and advanced drawing concepts in a truly exhaustive lecture series

CtrlPaint.com Library (Matt Kohr) - http://www.ctrlpaint.com/library/

An extensive cache of digital painting and drawing content curated by commercial artist Matt Kohr

Drawing Basics (Stan Prokopenko) - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtG4P3lq8RHFRfdirLJKk822fwOxR6Zn6

Drawing basics as taught by Atelier-trained instructor and Australian wildlife expert, Stan Prokopenko

ImagineFX Magazine (Various) - https://www.youtube.com/user/imaginefx/videos

Over a hundred 1+ hour videos featuring the techniques and process workflows of dozens of noteworthy-or notorious-artists. Craig Mullins, Laurel D Austin, Loish, Mark Zug, Sakimichan, Genzoman, Ilya Kuvshinov, James Gurney, and More

Manual Dexterity for Drawing

Drawing can be a clumsy task requiring the use of muscles most people do not make use of in their everyday lives, at least not with the same degree of subtlety, accuracy and redundancy as is required in the artist's case. Don't be held back! Improve your drawing speed and accuracy now by following along with these videos, and substantially increase the rate at which your art is liable to improve in general.

How to Hold and Control Your Pencil (Stan Prokopenko) - http://youtu.be/pMC0Cx3Uk84?t=50s

Dynamic Sketching I (Peter Han) - http://youtu.be/wgDNDOKnArk

Dynamic Sketching II (Peter Han) - http://youtu.be/YFVggG7ajXM

Motivation and Psychology:

While it can be very rewarding, drawing can also be a very frustrating hobby. Having your best efforts turn out to be less than stellar (or worse!) time and time again can be a not-so pleasant experience, one that has caused more than a few people to give up their artistic aspirations entirely. Watch some of these videos made by professional artists on the subject; understand that you're not alone and that, through hard work and willpower, there is a way out.

Being a Beginner (Matt Kohr) - http://vimeo.com/43032263

the Learning Curve (Matt Kohr) - https://vimeo.com/27578311

Expectation vs Reality (Matt Kohr) - http://vimeo.com/107159128

Building Confidence (Matt Kohr) - http://vimeo.com/55498430

How to Train to Become a Successful Working Artist (Jeff Watts) - https://youtu.be/KX0MrnzBJ8M

Learning on Your Own (Feng Zhu) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Al7QAS89s

More Demonstrations

Watch drawing fundamentals being applied in real time by experienced artists

Drawing Demo (Glenn Vilppu, Stan Prokopenko) - https://youtu.be/pa_2rL1K1mg

Drawing the Figure From Your Imagination (Glenn Vilppu) - https://youtu.be/DqxMMEUvtJc

How to Draw: 4 Lessons (Karl Gnass) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw-piPn9d6Q&list=PLUnqAdGfhZZh7y_-tLZkacyShqy8RRpSU

Sketching with Sheldon (Sheldon Borenstein) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q19Y-gZIs9M

Course Books (Drawing/Painting)

While there are many videos that quickly explain some of the important concepts you'll find in these books, sometimes a slower, more deliberate approach is desirable.

Observational Drawing

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Betty Edwards) - http://tinyurl.com/p7vpy3z

One of the most effective introductions to observational drawing I'm aware of. One of its biggest downsides is its reliance on cumbersome accessories in later chapters. I recommend the first couple of chapters and then perhaps trying "Keys to Drawing" by Bert Dodson-or simply just doing a lot of independent observational drawing after the fact.

the Bargue Drawing Course - http://tinyurl.com/lhwokyr

A very robust drawing course on observational drawing skills

Perspective Made Easy - https://archive.org/details/PerspectiveMadeEasy

A book reducing the important and complex concept of perspective into some of its simplest terms.

Imaginative Drawing

Fun with a Pencil (Andrew Loomis) - http://tinyurl.com/npmgqyt

In this book the author explains the important concept of construction using "forms" in a simple way. It is recommended that you develop good motor skills ( http://youtu.be/pMC0Cx3Uk84?t=50s ; http://youtu.be/wgDNDOKnArk ) and endeavor to understand at least basic observational drawing before reading.

Successful Drawing (Andrew Loomis) - http://tinyurl.com/ld96heu

In this book the author further familiarizes the reader with broad concepts such as perspective, proportion, construction, character and so on.

Figure Drawing for All it's Worth (Andrew Loomis) - http://tinyurl.com/nr958hl

In this book the author explains the machinations and forms of the human figure to the reader in greater detail.

Drawing the Head and Hands (Andrew Loomis) - http://tinyurl.com/op46955

Andrew Loomis guides the reader through the difficult problems posed by both the head and to a lesser extent the hands.

Videos (Animation)

Many of us have grown up watching animated films and television series from companies like Disney, Cartoon Network and so on. With today's software and hardware individuals and small teams can make short animated features and games in their own home. While an exhausting process, animation can be very rewarding and fun.

Motion in Animation (Jazza) - https://youtu.be/KtsF2twnTq4

In this 8 minute video famous Newgrounds.com punching bag Jazza quickly introduces 5 basic but important animation principles: Squash, Stretch, Smear, Anticipation, and Release.

Drawn Animation Tutorial - How to Do Clean Line (Arshad Mirza Baig) - https://youtu.be/5Q19QNBkh0Y

In this sobering, nearly hour-long video AMB walks you through the arduous animation "Clean-Up" process in Adobe Flash in real-time, an important video

An Independent Animator's Guide to ToonBoom Harmony 14 (Adam Phillips) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Duza1C0kHYw

Former Disney and Newgrounds.com animator Adam Phillips (bitey.com) takes you on a two hour journey through the feature rich, industry standard ToonBoom Harmony software. A great video, also check out his extremely effective, and reasonably priced special effects for animation course at bitey.com/fx

Animation Playlists

Happy Harry's Huha 2 How To's (Harry Partridge) - http://tinyurl.com/ptgdbsk

In this 12 part series "Happy" Harry Partridge introduces the Adobe Flash/Adobe Animate animation program and walks you through everything from animating characters to acting and planning.

AMB Animation Academy' (Arshad Baig) - https://www.youtube.com/user/eubasaban/featured

Veteran traditional animator Arshad Mirza Baig explains many of the methods and techniques of digital hand-drawn animation in real-time.

Powerhouse Animation University (P.U.) - http://tinyurl.com/pxvxtl4

Several (long-winded) videos that give you an intimate look at the inside of an animation studio through group discussion on topical subjects such as lip syncing, storyboards, cleanup and more.

Course Books (Animation)

Gesture Drawing for Animation (Walt Stanchfield) - http://tinyurl.com/2bz28kv

A book about capturing the essence of movement in a figure drawing and how to apply that to animation

the Animator's Survival Kit (Richard Williams) - http://tinyurl.com/m8e4wqg

A book with beginner-to-advanced exercizes for the reader to experiment with on the subjects of timing and spacing

Setting Up Your Shots (N/A) - http://tinyurl.com/l88fjzy

A cinematography reference



Krita - https://krita.org/

Free digital painting and illustration application. Tons of potential with wonderful animation integration features, but be mindful of instability.

Gimp - http://www.gimp.org/

Free alternative to Photoshop; not recommended for drawing necessarily but good for editing.

Inkscape - https://inkscape.org/en/

Free vector illustration application.

Blender - http://www.blender.org/

Free 3D animation and modeling suite

Sketchup - http://www.sketchup.com/download/

Free simple 3D modelling application.

Reference and Practice Resources

Croquis Cafe - http://www.onairvideo.com/croquis-cafe-photos1.html

High quality photographs of models both clothed and nude

New Master's Academy Daily Life Drawing Sessions (clothed) - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7EWYwaF6E-FZ8JiBlz2tF1DQUCw-GCmn

High quality photographs of clothed models streamed over youtube

Sketchfab - https://pastebin.com/9VgmQQPk

Collection of anatomical 3D models, with many more options, including vehicles, machines and objects, available on the site itself.

Posemaniacs - http://www.posemaniacs.com

Human figure pose generator using 3D models (at an unfortunately poor resolution).

Quickposes - http://www.quickposes.com/

Pictures of male and female models in various stages of undress.

Sketch Daily - http://reference.sketchdaily.net/

Same as above.

Map Crunch - http://www.mapcrunch.com

A website that pulls a random locale from google maps. A wonderful tool for both landscape and cityscape painting and study.

Character Design References - http://www.pinterest.com/characterdesigh/

Industrial Form and Texture References - http://hardsurface.tumblr.com/