ANATOMY FORUM GUIDE - The definitive version!
This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all threads on the Anatomy Forum, but it is meant to give you an idea of where to start. Please feel free to post any questions you may have here!
For those completely new to digital painting, I highly recommend working in grayscale to familiarize yourself with values and how they work to create form. Especially initially, a solid understanding of value is far more important than an understanding of color.
TUTORIAL - Quick Apple Painting Tutorial for Beginners
Personal Sketchbook Primer and Tutorial / Workshop Guide
(See Recommended Shading Tutorial for Beginners)
FREE digital painting video tutorial - (1700 style nudity)
For more advanced painters, but an excellent source of inspiration, and podcasts!:
TUTORIALS - Digital Painting Video Sketchbook - by Bobby Chiu
BEGINNERS' Drawing Workshop - Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
227 Anatomy Videos - 43 Hours
Hop in and just start drawing. Giving yourself a time limit helps you to break away from mental blocks and just enjoy the process:
I5 Minute Sketchathon - Thread 2: Sketches
I5 Minute Sketchathon - Thread 1: Reference
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Digital Painting: Tips and Techniques for Beginners
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You are highly discouraged from using a mouse to paint digitally - if you are going to be doing any amount of digital painting, please do yourself a favor and purchase a drawing tablet of some kind - a Wacom Intuos is preferable but the Graphire is cheaper, though less pressure sensitive. It is fine especially to get started with. There are also other brands of tablets which are cheaper, but the Wacoms are the best. Run a search on the forums and you will find many threads related to Tablet questions.
The most effective method for getting feedback is by creating a Personal Sketchbook Thread. These can contain 2D and / or 3D imagery, so long as it is related to human / animal / creature studies / anatomy. The more you participate and post replies to others work, the more replies you will get in return, so it pays to be active! You will find the community here to be very encouraging, so even if you are new, it is okay to post your work. There are also many experienced artists on the forum who can give you encouragement and advice.
Personal Anatomy & Sketchbook Threads
FAQ: Can I Create My Own Sketchbook or Anatomy Thread?