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Freehand Perspective Drawing Tutorial

Freehand Perspective Drawing Tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Mastering the art of perspective can be challenging for any beginner artist. However, just like with anything else, practice makes perfect. This comprehensive reference guide contains a bunch of useful tips that will help you understand how to add perspective to all of your drawings.

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12 realistic female body shape chart

12 realistic female body shape chart | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This reference guide is for anyone looking for a simple guide about drawing proportional female body shapes. It covers all body shapes from the hourglass, to pear, to the bell, and even cello. Click on the image to find out more.

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Lindsey Davis's curator insight, January 9, 10:36 AM

If you're curious about the subtle differences in the female figure, you have to see Nina Squirrley's chart of body types for women. She describes each in detail, and writes that 90% of women fall into one of the 12 categories. 

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Drawing reference - Body Language Notes

Drawing reference - Body Language Notes | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Body language is one of the hardest things to draw. This reference guide does a good job of explaining some of the key concepts you need to understand if you want to add body language to your drawings. Click on the link to take a look.


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Fundamentals of Feet

Fundamentals of Feet | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This useful reference guide has some cool tips and rules about drawing proportional feet. Whether you're in art class, or in your drawing studio thinking of how you're going to draw your model's feet, this reference guide is for you.

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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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Female anatomy Reference by DeviantTear on deviantART

Female anatomy Reference by DeviantTear on deviantART | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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A simple reference guide for anyone who want to learn more about drawing the female anatomy. It includes useful tips about how to break down the shapes of the anatomy and create outlines for your final compositions.

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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Shortcuts

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Shortcuts | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you plan on becoming an Adobe Illustrator expert, you need to know all the shortcuts like the back of your hand. This reference image contains all the shortcuts you need to know about. You can print it out, set it as your desktop, or save it on your smartphone or tablet. Whatever you do just don't forget these shortcuts!

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Figure drawing: Basic Pose and Construction

Figure drawing: Basic Pose and Construction | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This is a great resource for any artist looking for a comprehensive guide about constructing human poses using figure drawings. The guide explains how to draw different poses, convey body language, balance, and motion in your drawings.

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Face Shapes and Eyes: Style reference

Face Shapes and Eyes: Style reference | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Use this reference guide whenever you need help drawing different face shapes and facial features. The guide is also a good resource for cartoon artists.

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Freelance to Freedom Flowchart

Freelance to Freedom Flowchart | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Thinking of starting your own freelance graphic design business? This flowchart will put things into perspective.

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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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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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Week in Review: The Psychology of Color, art of color coordination, and more

This week’s collection of reference guides were selected to benefit every type of artist, from the digital designer to the pencil-and-paper artist. This review covers the top three reference guides and resources from this week’s scoops.

Jerome Okutho's insight:

The Psychology of Color

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The first item on the list is a useful infographic about the psychology of color. It turns out that color is a form of communication all in itself and can be used to evoke a variety of emotions in people. This infographic does a good job of explaining the various associations our minds make when we see different colors. This eye opening infographic is definitely worth checking out. You’ll find it useful regardless of whether you’re a graphic designer or traditional artist.


How to Design a Unique Logo

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The next scoop that stood out from this week’s collection was also related to color, more specifically color coordination. This is a topic that you must know about if you intend to take your artistry to the next level. Once you learn about the basic concepts of color coordination you’ll be able to create unique designs that are beautiful and memorable. If you’re the forgetful type, you can print this reference sheet and stick it on your wall until it you know it like the back of your hand.


The Art of Color Coordination

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The last scoop you should check out is a reference guide about creating logo designs. If you’re thinking of designing a logo for your business or someone else’s, this short and simple reference guide is for you. It contains useful tips about how to create logo designs on photo editing software and what you should pay attention to when creating your designs.

That’s it for now. Make sure you check out this page next week for more reference guides and drawing resources.


Happy Holidays!

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Simple Facial Proportion Tutorial

Simple Facial Proportion Tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Use this reference guide if you want to learn how to make your drawings look more accurate. The guide emphasizes the importance of making drafts or guidelines so that you can  get a better idea of what you're doing and check whether the object you're drawing looks proportional.

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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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References and Practice on Drawing-Tutorials

References and Practice on Drawing-Tutorials | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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A useful reference guide you can use for drawing facial feautures on your portraits. It contains drawings of eyes, noses, mouths and ears for an Intermediate Figure Drawing assignment.

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Drawing anime noses by moni158 on deviantART

Drawing anime noses by moni158 on deviantART | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you're a cartoon artist thinking of doing some anime, this reference guide will show you how to draw anime noses using a few simple guidelines and tips. You can also use the tips here for other drawing and painting projects you may have.

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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, 7:59 AM

Great website for studing the human body in motion

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Graphic Designer's Road Map

Graphic Designer's Road Map | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Just like any other creative profession, being a graphic designer has its challenges. If you want to grow as a graphic designer, you have to know how to overcome these challenges and the best times to use your creativity. This infographic explains how you can start becoming better at what you do today.

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Adult Facial Proportions

Adult Facial Proportions | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
This article demonstrates a simple formula for rendering adult heads and faces proportionately correct. As we all know, adult faces are vastly different; yet, everyone’s facial proportions fall somewhere within a standard set of guidelines.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you want to improve your facial drawings, this guide will give you all the tips and tools you need to get the right facial proportions on your drawings. You'll discover how to properly space facial features, as well as how to draw different facial profiles.

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Mini skirt reference by randychen on deviantART

Mini skirt reference by randychen on deviantART | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This mini skirt reference guide is a useful resource for any artist who wants to learn about fabric anatomy and how to draw realistic clothing on a human being.

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The State of Graphic Design

The State of Graphic Design | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

There's more to becoming a graphic designer than knowing your way around Photoshop or Illustrator. This infographic provides a glimpse into the world of graphic design with insights from graphic designers around the world. If you're thinking of pursuing a career as a graphic designer, this is something worth looking at.

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Alexis Chontos's curator insight, December 31, 2013 12:03 PM

Not quite web design, but the fields do overlap.

Augusto Avila Jr's curator insight, January 20, 8:00 AM

Intersting stats.

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Head Proportions Tutorial

Head Proportions Tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

A comprehensive reference guide that describes how to use facial proportion guides to draw someone's face. You can use the tips here to perfect your portraits or to make your cartoon drawings look better.

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RGB vs CMYK | Visual.ly

RGB vs CMYK | Visual.ly | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it

"CardPrinting.us presents an infographic weighing the pros and cons of using both RGB versus CMYK color codes in the printing process."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you're confused about RGB and CMYK color profiles, this infographic breaks down the differences you need to pay attention to when using one or the other. This is a useful guide for both digital and print artists.

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10 Things you Need to Know about Infographics

10 Things you Need to Know about Infographics | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you've been on the internet for some time, you've probably come across a fair share of infographics. Some are meant to inform while others are for entertainment. This infographic, ironically, explains what an infographic is.

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