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robodesign
03-27-2009, 10:03 AM
Hello!

First of all, my sincere congratulations to CGTalk for having this section of the forum. I deem it as being really useful for many people here.

I would like to know where to find materials, for free, on the web about art history, art techniques and theories, such as about mass, form, shapes, colours, composition, perspective, etc. I find myself advanced enough to do images, but not having the theory behind it and I feel like it would help me to know better *why* I do some things and *how* it would be better.

Thank you all in advance.

Kanga
03-27-2009, 09:01 PM
Hello Robo! Welcome to this section :)

There are some really good painting tutorials on the web. Cant find the links atm but there are many non commercial tutorials that deal with the aspects you are talking about. It sounds crazy but painting seems to apply directly with 3d fundimentals as well as 2d.

Cheers Chris

MrPositive
03-27-2009, 10:49 PM
I would start right here on our own site. http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=177
Obviously, Rebecca will be able to clue you in better on any specifics. My training is actually in sculpture and less in draftsmanship and the topics you bring up show that you are on the right track to improvement (especially for character modeling). Unfortunately, my computer crashed and I lost all my wonderful links. Still I'm sure you can find what you are looking for pretty quickly from the link above.

Edit: This link is pretty much spot on for what you are looking for:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=166
and
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=166&t=226083 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=166)

Rebeccak
03-28-2009, 04:09 AM
Thanks to Mr. Positive for the link. :)

Pretty much all of the 2D oriented forum links are compiled here:

FORUM PRIMER FAQ: Drawing / Painting - Where Do I Start? + Human Reference Resources (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=177&t=357772)

This list includes those that were already mentioned above.

-R

robodesign
04-07-2009, 01:26 PM
Hello!

Thanks for the link[s].

After digging, I've concluded that only about 4 forum threads are indeed relevant for my interest, by containing various links to tutorials.

For those interested, these are the threads:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=273525
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=166&t=226083
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257570

P.S. CGTalk is really huge ;). Easy to get lost in it, hehe.

Rebeccak
04-07-2009, 04:34 PM
robodesign, I'm glad you find these links useful :) - indeed, CGTalk is massive. ;)

girl3D
04-08-2009, 08:41 PM
Traditional drawing and painting classes all teach about color theory, composition, form, etc. Try looking at your local bookstore or library. These have been around for hundreds of years, so no matter where you are, there is information about art and art history.

Kanga
04-08-2009, 09:30 PM
Traditional drawing and painting classes all teach about color theory, composition, form, etc. Try looking at your local bookstore or library. These have been around for hundreds of years, so no matter where you are, there is information about art and art history.
Doth mean books hath no batteries?
Ye gads. this shall catch on I fear ;)

fluxist8070
04-18-2009, 09:38 PM
artcyclopedia.com is a great resource for art history.
for drawing skills, anatomy and draughtsmanship I suggest any books by robert beverly hale.
If you are near an art museum, you could visit and take a sketch book and start making drawings of the paintings, drawings and sculptures of your choice. if not, you can make copies from books.

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