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Offline Knark Kitsune

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« on: February 07, 2005, 05:18:14 am »
I'm not good at painting. To be honest, I suck. I completely lack experiece and don't have any natural talent. So I'm asking you more talented artists out there, could you give this n00b some advice on how I can improve beyond complete n00bocracy?

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2005, 06:09:36 am »
Woah, let's try and narrow this down a bit.....

There are a variety of resources, here and on the net. What do you want to accomplish and in what medium?

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2005, 06:44:22 am »
I need to learn the basics of painting anthropomorphic animals. Any advice or web resource would be of great help.

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2005, 07:32:04 am »
':cool:' theres some really good books on painting animals here.
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2005, 11:24:36 am »
All anthros are based on the human body, so this tutorial will help you no matter what species, medium, or style you are going to use; Figure drawing for all it's worth.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2005, 11:48:32 am »
Thanks!

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2005, 09:19:12 pm »
As far as painting and color in general (not specific to animals) I'd suggest checking out http://www.wetcanvas.com/  They've got a lot of cool stuff on that site.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2005, 05:06:59 pm »
Damnit Nocte, I was gonna repy with that ':p'

Well, if your interested several of the other loomis books are available at http://fineart.sk/index.php?cat=1 Careful of the banner at the bottom though. It posts random pictures from the site and sometimes has nudity.

Also, one of his final books, "eye of the painter" is available in PDF form. There's a bunch of mirrors at http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=20988 (I'm linking to another forum with this file because I don't want to just directly link to the files and suck up bandwidth without the owner of the host site's consent. Also this means if one of the links goes down the other mirrors are still available)

This one deals with a lot of features you need to learn for finished pieces, and is a very useful read for anyone learning (colour section especially, that's helped me out a lot)

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2005, 03:00:54 am »
Thanks for all your help and support, I really appriciate it. '<img'>

I guess I should get to work any time soon, then. Wish me luck!