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Rebeccak
05-15-2006, 07:09 PM
I'm interested in Drawing / Painting - Where Do I Start?

Artistic Anatomy and Figurative Art (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=177)- You Are HERE!
http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=177
Post your work here for comments, feedback, and critique. Interact with a friendly community which provides support and encouragement for your work which is specifically related to Anatomy and Figurative Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, and 3D. Participate in Workshops and create your own Personal Anatomy Thread.

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Tutorials, Workshops, Anatomy Reviews & More ... [links within] (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=273525)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=273525
Find the best Links for the Anatomy Forum here.

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WIP/Critique: 2D, Illustrations and Concept Art (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=31)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=31
Post your work here for comments, feedback, and critique. Interact with a friendly community which provides support and encouragement for your work, which can have any (tasteful) subject matter.

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Daily Sketch Forum (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=130)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=130
Come and visit us for Daily Sketching exercises picked at random by the moderator. Interact, have fun, and maybe your work will be picked to be "The Sketch of the Week".

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"PAINTOVER PLEASE" - painted crits on demand - with Steven Stahlberg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=359226)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=359226
If you have a nearly completed piece of 2D (or 3D) artwork, and have gotten stuck, try submitting your work for an expert crit and paintover in this thread, run by Maya Master and respected Artist Steven Stahlberg.

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Art Techniques and Theories Forum (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=166)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=166
Discuss all manner of topics / ideas related to Art, and learn from some great Tutorials written by pros and students alike. Learn from top notch artists such as Linda Bergkvist, Steven Stahlberg, and Robert Chang.

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Art Tutorials, Theories, and Book Recommendations (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=226083)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=226083
Find the best Links for the Art Tutorials, Theories, and Book Recommendations Forum here.

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Finished Work: 2D, Illustrations and Concept Art (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=133)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=133
View inspiring finished work that has been accepted into CGTalk's 2D Gallery.

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CG Choice Gallery: 2D, Illustrations and Concept Art (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=137)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=137
View the best of the best ~ inspiring finished work that has been accepted into CGTalk's premiere 2D Gallery.

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New to Digital Painting and Wacom Tablet Use?
Digital Painting: Tips and Techniques for Beginners with David Rene and Matt Ellis. (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3629771#post3629771)
Join this Workshop specifically geared toward beginners in digital painting. Learn techniques for getting used to your brand new Wacom tablet!

Rebeccak
05-25-2006, 03:48 PM
Where can I find free or paid Human Reference for my 2D / 3D Art?

Pay Sites:

www.3d.sk (http://www.3d.sk)
Hundreds of downloadable images - hi-res, orthographic + perspective / natural poses. Sign up a month at a time, and in any given month, download as much reference as you can possibly store. Search from a database of images according to age, race, clothed / unclothed, and an number of other categories. Highly recommended for 3D Artists especially.

www.female-anatomy-for-artist.com/ (http://www.female-anatomy-for-artist.com/)
Another site run by the folks of 3d.sk dedicated to female reference photos.

www.human-anatomy-for-artist.com/ (http://www.human-anatomy-for-artist.com/)
Another site run by the folks of 3d.sk dedicated to anatomy reference photos.

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Free Sites:

www.characterdesigns.com (http://www.characterdesigns.com) > Photosets
Free sets of tasteful nude and clothed models free for use as Reference by 2D / 3D Artists. Images are royalty free / uncopyrighted.

http://justmeina.deviantart.com/gallery/
Excellent male nude Reference.

Pose requests with figure model Ben Miller - request a pose here! - Nudity (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=400770)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=400770

Pose requests with figure model Ron Eyre - request a pose here! - Nudity (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=429565)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=429565

Free Nude Reference, Including Orthographic Poses: (http://www.spectralogue.com/textures/index.php?path=41)
http://www.spectralogue.com/textures/index.php?path=41

Human Blueprints (Orthographic Reference Drawings + Character Orthographic Drawings): (http://www.the-blueprints.com/index.php?blueprints/humans/humans/)
http://www.the-blueprints.com/index.php?blueprints/humans/humans/

A CGTalk member created this site and posted the above link here:
Free Character Reference (nudity) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=447585)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=447585

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Reference Resources here on CGTalk.com:

Reference for Anatomical and Figurative Art (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257570)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257570
Find here lots of useful links to external sites for Human and Animal Anatomy. Add your own links here and I will update the master list.

Female Art Model - Need a pose? - (Some) Nudity (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=439099)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=439099

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It is recommended also to do a >>SEARCH<< (http://forums.cgsociety.org/search.php) for Reference here on CGTalk ~ there are already several threads dedicated to this topic. Search by individual Forum, or search all forums.

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If you would like to see a References and Resources forum here on CGTalk, please go here and vote Yes or No:

A "Reference and Resources" forum (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=352404&highlight=reference)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=352404&highlight=reference