- You can also view the most recent art-related posts, like a blog.
- Learning to Draw: A bunch of tips and links to help you learn.
- Colours: A bit of background about how colour works, and how to work with colour.
- Comics Step-by-Step: Learn by seeing how others have done it.
- Painting Step-by-Step: The same idea, but for paintings. Warning: includes some work by Coop.
- How to Draw People: Google seems to love this page, and keeps sending lots of people to it. Maybe you’ll like it too. Google is usually right about these things.
- Everyday Matters Wiki: Danny Gregory has set up a wiki where everyone can step in to help build a great resource for all of us. We ran PigPog as a wiki for a while, and it’s a wonderful way to share the load of building a resource, but it got too overloaded by spammers for us to keep up. Danny has chosen to use a wiki hosted by someone else, so hopefully they’ll have the experience to keep the spammers at bay. (Thanks to Michael Nobbs for pointing it out.)
- John Kricfalusi’s Animation Lessons: One of the best animators around shares the secrets – all online and free.
- Screen Printing: If it was good enough for Warhol…
- Printing with Foam, Ink and Feet: Notes from a workshop Sam attended.
Tools and Toys
- Paper and Notebooks: Mainly Moleskines, but there are (believe it or not) other notebooks available.
- Pens: Lot of information about pens and ink – ballpoints, gel pens, rollerballs and fountain pens.
- Mechanical Pencils: Clicky pencils and leadholders, including reviews of some of our favourites.
- Make Your Own Tortillon: Those rolled-up paper sticks used for smudging pencils and pastels.
- Sam’s Watercolour Toolkit
- ArtRage 2: A paint simulator for Windows and MacOS.
Online Art Toys
- Comic Strip Generator
- Rate My Drawing: Not just the end result, but see the actual process of drawing the result.
- Drawing in the Bath: Well, we did say “Creativity Anywhere”, didn’t we?
- Art-Related Flickr Groups: Flickr is mainly a photo-sharing site, but they don’t seem to mind some of your photos being photos of your drawings and paintings. Users can create ‘Groups’ to collect photos on a theme from different people, and there’s quite a few art groups on there.
- Sharing Creativity Online: Places you can share what you’re creating.
- Offline, you can share Artist Trading Cards with other artists. (Thanks to Innowen for reminding me about these in this post on D*I*Y Planner.)