Artist References

I’m always on the lookout for more art references, tutorials or useful links. Here is a list of some sites that I find useful (in no particular order) that I may or may not have mentioned in the past:

Painting Videos by Bobby Chiu

  • Bobby can paint and it’s great watching him go through the process. I would certainly take his philosophy of life with a grain of salt, but as a digital painter he rocks.
  • Free Character Rigs

  • Here are some rigs for Maya that are all itching to be animated. So if you need a new character there is quite a growing list here. Yes, Character B is there too!
  • Director MX/8.5 Guide

  • A bit more of a technical guide, but for those learning 3d in director, it’s a great place to start.
  • Free Gnomon Tutorials

  • If you haven’t been to the Gnomon Workshop lately, there are some new tutorials. I haven’t had a chance to download any of the new ones yet, but if they are like the other videos you will most likely learn something new!
  • Art of Glen Keane

  • This blog is dedicated to the work of Glen Keane, one of the best anmiators of our time. Totally inspiring. Watching the Cal Arts lecture and seeing Glen animate is amazing. I wish the quality was better, but I’ll take it as it is!
  • Character Design Blog

  • Lots of great character designers/designs. Lots of inspiration.