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Fresh daily compilation of drawing, sketching, design and photoshop resources and references for designers and picture artists.
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10 Artists, 10 Years: Color Palettes | Visual.ly

10 Artists, 10 Years: Color Palettes | Visual.ly | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This infographic takes you through the history of impressionism by showing you the different color palettes used by popular impressionists over the years. The infographic is for anyone who wants a quick look at ten years of impressionism in one simple picture.

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Understanding Anatomy: Legs

Understanding Anatomy: Legs | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This reference guide clarifies the concept of drawing realistic legs and feet. The guide comes with tons of information and diagrams that walk you through the learning process. This is a very useful resource for any artist.

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Adding Perspective to drawing

Adding Perspective to drawing | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

A useful reference guide that explains the basic of drawing images from the perspective of the viewer. You can use this guide to learn how to draw realistic scenes from images or photographic sources.

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Behind the Logo - What Makes a Good Logo

Behind the Logo - What Makes a Good Logo | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

There are several factors one has to consider before designing a logo -- all of which have an impact on the way people will view your business and the image you represent. This simple reference image explains some of the key things you need to keep in mind when designing a logo for your business.

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Canine Anatomy Reference

Canine Anatomy Reference | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This canine anatomy reference image contains useful information about the proportions and body structure of a dog.

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Week in Review: Photoshop Shortcuts, Drawing Reference Images, and Drawing Facial Expressions

In case you didn’t have the time to check out last week's scoops, here are the top three drawing references and resources from last week. Whether you’re a digital artist or a regular pen-to-paper type of artist, you’ll find these scoops very useful in your everyday drawings.

Photoshop Shortcuts

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If you’re a regular Photoshop user, this shortcut guide is just what you need. You can print it out and stick it on your wall or save it your documents for quick reference. It’s also easy to understand and applies to both Windows and Mac keyboards. Learning these shortcuts will save you a lot of time and make you an effective Photoshop user.

Drawing Reference Images

http://portraitsfordrawing.tumblr.com/

This stunning collection of reference images is a great place to start when you’re starting a new art project. It contains pictures showing a diverse range of models and poses, and will help you learn how to draw different subjects. This collection is also a great resource for photographers who want to get new ideas about photo effects, photo composition, and how to capture emotion in pictures.

Drawing Facial Expressions

http://majnouna.deviantart.com/art/Emotions-and-Facial-Expression-47118559


Speaking of emotion, this huge collection of facial expressions was another standout reference guide from last week’s scoops. The guide is amazingly detailed and is probably the only facial expression guide you’ll ever need. You can use this guide to add emotions to your portraits, cartoon drawings, and everything in between.

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Asian and Caucasian Eye Drawing Reference

Asian and Caucasian Eye Drawing Reference | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

A useful reference guide for any artist who wants to learn about the basics of drawing eyes on Asian and Caucasian subjects. Of course, you can apply these techniques to any of your projects requiring detailed eye drawing.


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Lindsey Davis's curator insight, January 16, 2014 11:19 AM

This reference tool made by DeviantArt's OryxPixie shows how to acheive the right effects for different kinds of eyes. If you're having trouble distinguishing between Asian and Caucasian eyes, this one's for you!

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How to turn a photo reference into a drawing

How to turn a photo reference into a drawing | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

So, you finally found a reference image you want to draw -- but still have no idea how you're going to transform that image into a decent looking painting? If you ever find yourself in that situation, just make sure you have this guide somewhere close by. It explains everything you need to know.

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Figure & Gesture Drawing Practice Tool

Figure & Gesture Drawing Practice Tool | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Free online tool that provides you with a figure drawing class of any length you choose, anywhere you have internet access. Practice often!
Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you want to practice your figure drawing, this online tool will help you do so easily. You can select your models, genders, sessions, and how long you want to spend drawing each subject. This is a highly recommended tool for any artist.

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Tyler M. Johnson's curator insight, February 4, 2014 10:59 AM

Great website for studing the human body in motion

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Abs Drawing Reference Guide - Draw the perfect abs

Abs Drawing Reference Guide - Draw the perfect abs | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

A step-by-step reference guide showing how to draw abs using a set of guidelines and tips. It's fairly easy to follow and a very useful reference for any anatomy drawing projects you may be working on.

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Neck Reference Updated by MelissaDalton on deviantART

Neck Reference Updated by MelissaDalton on deviantART | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Although the neck isn't one of the most drawn body parts, it's still worth knowing how to draw. This neck reference guide contains everything you need to know about drawing a neck the right way.

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